June started music training and piano at age four and was attracted to classical music since she was very young. With a BA in flute performance, June has been teaching piano and flute, as well as playing solos, ensembles, and in orchestras in Southeastern Idaho for 20 years. She has served as adjudicator for many music events and is a director of flute choirs in Blackfoot and Idaho Falls.
I was born and raised in Utah. I have played trombone since seventh grade. I graduated from Utah State University with a degree in music education, specializing in band instruments. Soon after graduating, I accepted a position at American Falls High School, teaching music to students from fourth grade to twelfth grade, including band, guitar, and piano. I taught there for 3 years before moving to Idaho Falls. I have also recently picked up teaching ukulele. I dearly love playing instruments and sharing music and find great joy in teaching!
New Orleans native Craig Green has been immersed in composing, playing and teaching the guitar for 25 years. Craig has studied guitar in Europe and has toured in the US. His playing has been influenced by music research stays in India, Africa and Europe. Craig continues his recording and touring which helps him develop new techniques for his guitar students at Chesbro Music Co.
Cammy has had twenty plus years of teaching experience, teaching both in the private and classroom settings. Along with teaching private lessons for piano and voice, she was also a band teacher for five years in Mesa Arizona. Cammy holds her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Idaho State University. She has also had many performing opportunities in Arizona and the South-eastern Idaho region.
From small town San Juan Island, Abby was born singing and started playing piano when the keys were still above her head. When she was about 4-years-old, her mom pulled out her childhood copy of John Thompson’s Piano Course and there’s been no looking back. Abby earned her B.A. at Seattle Pacific University where she studied composition, voice and piano and a M.A. from Lee University in Church Music. She first started teaching piano around the greater Seattle area in 2015 and has enjoyed teaching beginning and intermediate piano and voice to children and adults ever since.
Born here in Idaho, I have been playing guitar since 1984. I began playing live on my 21st birthday in 1991 and have never stopped. I've played everything from Beatles pop to country and bluegrass to funk, rock-n-roll to my current Jazz band: The Dewdroppers
The only thing I love as much as playing music live is teaching music. When the light comes on and a student "gets it", I get as much joy as they do.
I aim to help you achieve your goals through personalized training focused on technique, coordination, groove, and musicality. In addition to over a decade’s worth of playing experience, my 5 years of teaching experience have included private students, masterclasses, and clinics with both drumlines and big bands at Hillcrest, Bonneville, and Idaho Falls High Schools. Let’s play music, not just the drums.
I am currently a student at Skyline High School and have been active in Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, and Percussion, Symphonic, and Concert Band. I've also taken private lessons consistently for almost four years. I have performed in some private gigs and competed in solo competitions. I love Jazz music but am also comfortable teaching other genres such as Rock. I'm only taking beginning students at this time.
Jared Smith is a professional drummer, percussionist, programmer and educator. With a BA in Music performance with an emphasis in commercial music, Jared splits his time between performing, recording, touring, and teaching. As an educator, Jared has over a decade of experience teaching private music lessons and hosting masterclasses and clinics.
Mary Campbell comes to us from Lodi, California, and has been playing guitar since age 10. She has played ukulele since 2010, and enjoys attending ukulele festivals to meet other ukulele players. She played with the River City Ukulele Orchestra as well as being half of the “Lodi Ukuladyz”. Both of these groups played for many retirement communities, memory care, and assisted living facilities; the former in the Roseville area and the latter in the city of Lodi. She truly is a ukulele ambassador and looks forward to meeting YOU!
Colleen plays French horn in the Idaho Falls Symphony and various other local music groups in the area, and had been teaching private music lessons for over 30 years. She earned her bachelor's degree in music education from Western Colorado University in 1991, where she focused on French horn and piano, earning the prestigious Damson Scholarship for Musical Performance.
Colleen graduated summa cum laude and though she switched careers to focus on writing (she is a published author and full-time freelancer), she continues to enjoy teaching music privately. Many of her students have gone on to earn scholarships for their musical ability at the college level. She expects her students to work hard, and she goes the extra mile for them in return, striving to instill within them a love of music, an ability to focus and accomplish their goals, and a sense of inner confidence and pride that will serve them throughout their lives.
Professional violinist, violist and string performance educator, Dr. Kelley Johnson is a recording artist with a number of collaborations. She is also a freelancer, chamber musician, composer and orchestral musician. Her formal education includes a BA in Violin Performance and a BA in Music Education from the University of Northern Arizona, a graduate performing certificate and a Masters in Music from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from The University of Iowa. Her teachers include Ashot Abramyan, Louise Scott, Jeffrey Howard, and Scott Conklin including chamber coaching and collaborations with the Maia Quartet. She has studied conducting under Sergio Espinosa and Robert Baldwin. Kelley is currently teaching and is president of Community Music Guild. She recently spent 7 years coaching and teaching upper strings at the Lakeside Private school as well as two other studios and now resides in Rexburg ID. She has ongoing recording and performing projects with local artists such as Grammy Award nominated Jennifer Thomas. In 2015, she published a book with ASTA: "Lucien Capet and Superior Bowing Technique”. She has also published books for CMG and the Capet Institute of the International String Curriculum for use with the CMG certification system.
Jonah's Drum Lessons are always fun!!! More than 20 years experience teaching, performing, and recording Rock N' Roll, Jazz, Folk, County, EDM, Pop, and more; he will make sure you are inspired to practice, comfortable and learning at a pace that works for you. You will be given new beats, exercises, and techniques in every session.