Stefan Sandman

Stefan is a former student at Berklee College of Music where he studied Music Business/Marketing. Sandman favors the electric bass (4,5, and 6-string) as his principal instrument and can often be heard playing it with local acts Time Columns, Half Heard Voices, and Nightswim. While favoring rock, metal, and punk styles, Stefan also has a …

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Courtney Heimberger

Courtney Heimberger is a certified music educator who has been teaching in the area for five years, with an emphasis in brass, piano, special needs, and beginner students. She is a full time teacher at Spring Mills Primary in Berkeley County WV, grades ranging from kindergarten to second grade. With almost five hundred students enrolled, …

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Justin Loizos

My name is Justin Loizos.  I grew up in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia and am currently teaching elementary music in West Virginia.  I graduated from Shepherd University in 2015 with a bachelors in Music Education.  While there, I studied classical and jazz music, as well as composition for a while.  I am a …

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Kris Nigh

Kris Nigh has been playing trombone for close to 20 years, drum set for 15, and performing publicly for the past 13. He has played in multiple groups utilizing a variety of musical genres. Kris is also a composer with film credits on Most notably he has played trombone in 80s cover band “The Reagan …

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Fred Williams

Fred Williams has been fascinated with all things guitar since age six, when he saw his older brother receive one as a Christmas present and quickly learned a few chords from his older brother and other neighborhood kids. By age 16, he had years of private lessons under his belt and began playing professionally in …

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Michael Nealon

Michael J. Nealon Jr. has over 30 years teaching experience with violin, viola, and cello, and works with students ages 5 to adult. After earning a BA in Music Performance with a concentration in Music Education from Towson University, Michael also studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Preparatory and has a combined almost thirty …

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Anthony Sloan

   Along with his father, David Sloan, and Chief Operating Officer, Bailey Kercheval, Anthony Sloan is the President and Co-Founder of Sloan School of Music. Anthony has over a decade of experience as a full-time private lesson instructor, with students studying a wide range of styles of electric and acoustic guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele. …

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Derek Kretzer

Derek Kretzer is a multi-instrumentalist who studied jazz guitar performance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.  He has since become proficient on the mandolin and banjo in both 3 finger and the old-time clawhammer style.  Derek has been teaching a wide range of genres for close to 10 years both privately and in …

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Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller is a filmmaker, musician and producer who has been working in the area’s creative scene for over ten years. With a master’s degree in film and electronic media from American University, Jordan has directed and worked on many films (both short and feature length) and music videos, participating and winning awards at many …

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Bailey Kercheval

Bailey Kercheval began his journey teaching drums and percussion during college, when he took on work assisting high school drum lines with their competition seasons for marching band. Shortly after, he made the initial switch to one on one lessons and instruction. Bailey’s main focus is personalization when it comes to the design of how …

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