Our Teachers

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  • Jason Day

    Piano Teacher
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    Jason Day has been passionately performing and teaching music for over 16 years.  In 1995, he attended Roane State Community College on a guitar scholarship and in his 2nd year, made the move to piano under the guidance of Wendel Werner. He graduated in piano performance and was given Roane State’s Outstanding Musician Award.  In […]

  • Kristen Bakke

    Piano and String Teacher
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    Kristen is a passionate musician who enjoys using her talents to help others develop their musical potential.  A recent college graduate, Kristen earned a Bachelor’s of Music in Piano Performance and a Bachelor’s of Science in English from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota.  Along with her piano studies, Kristen has continued to […]

  • Katie Howe

    Piano / Voice / Music Together Teacher / Knox County Homeschool Chorus Director
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    Katie, a 2006 graduate of Mississippi College, holds her Bachelor of Arts in Music and her minor in studio Art.  While at Mississippi College, she held multiple leadership roles within her music department, as well as receiving university wide recognition for her leadership skills, receiving the “Freshman Woman of the Year” award and being one […]

  • Charlyna Hamilton

    Piano / Yamaha Certified Teacher / Music Together Certified Teacher
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    Charlyna is a graduate of Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN, has a Bachelor of Music in Vocal/Piano Performance. She is currently working on a graduate degree at University of Tennessee (Knoxville) pursuing a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy where she was recently awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistantship. Charlyna has been teaching private lessons […]

  • Jeanine Hines

    Piano Teacher
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    Jeannine has been teaching piano (all levels, beginner to advanced) at Bill Jones Music for 11 years.  She has taught children and adults for 35+ years in Indiana, Michigan, South Carolina and now Tennessee.  Jeannine received her Bachelors degree in Music Education from Taylor University in Indiana.  She is certified by the Music Teachers National […]

  • Christine Tai

    Piano Teacher
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    Christine Tai is a native of Taiwan who grew up in Hong Kong.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Pomona College, Claremont,  CA, and a Master of Music in Piano Performance & Pedagogy from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.  Her previous teaching positions include piano faculty at the Piano Academy […]

  • Barbara Nichols

    Piano & Voice Teacher
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    Barbara is a native Knoxvillian who has been teaching piano and voice for over 36 years in both Tennessee and Texas. She received the Dean’s award and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. degree in Music Education from East Tennessee State University. While participating heavily in the college opera workshop, Ms. Nichols was a soloist […]

  • Judy Johnson

    Piano / Voice / Guitar / Ensembles All Levels
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    Judy has 30+ years of experience teaching both beginners and advanced students in voice and piano in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Lakenheath, England and Knoxville, TN.

  • Gabe Loving

    Voice / Guitar / Piano Teacher
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    Voice / Guitar / Piano Gabe Loving is currently the Minister of Music and Worship at Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, where he has served for over 10 years. Previously, Gabe has served on the music staff at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville and interned at First Baptist Church of Greenville, South Carolina. […]

  • Kathryn Frady

    Soprano Voice / Musical Theater / Opera / Piano Teacher
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    Kathryn graduated with a Masters in Music, vocal performance degree from the University of North Texas. Currently, Kathryn teaches voice at Lincoln Memorial University, is the Artistic and General Director for Marble City Opera, a soloist at Cokesbury United Methodist, and an opera singer.

  • Dr. Penka Spaulding

    String Teacher
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    Penka learned the violin in her early childhood, while growing up in Bulgaria. By learning using Solfege, she has developed perfect pitch and continues to reinforce her students using this strong ear training method.

  • Sarah Hettich

    Violin / Viola / Cello Teacher
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    Sarah is a gifted musician who loves to play the violin, and it shows when you see her perform with her bluegrass band Public Apology. She loves to share her musical gift by teaching others to play, and we are very fortunate to have her as one of our private lesson teachers at the school of […]

  • Rondo Johnson

    Guitar Teacher
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    A native of East Tennessee, Rondo has been playing guitar for over 15 years. He attended Pellissippi State Community College to major in guitar, earning music scholarships as a member of both the bluegrass and jazz ensembles. During this time, he studied guitar with David Slack, Chad Volkers, and Larry Vincent. In addition to guitar, […]

  • Megan Kabela

    Harp Teacher
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    Megan Kabela is an active musician who has recently relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee. Recognized as an accomplished and versatile harpist, she performs in a variety of different styles and venues. Megan started her musical training at the age of 10 on the piano. After mastering the basics of piano and starting violin lessons, she decided […]