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Drums

Dillon Baird

Specializing in beginner and intermediate students, Dillon has been a private drum/percussion and guitar instructor for 5 years. During his time studying music at Frederick …

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wendy winters
Piano

Wendy Winters

Wendy is a 1986 graduate of Capital University in Columbus, OH with a BA in Music Education. She received her ME in 1996. Wendy has …

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Piano

Taryn Leonard

Taryn Leonard is a native of Hagerstown. She began learning piano at the age of four and by age sixteen had undertaken extensive study on …

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Mike Haverty is a Guitar Instructor at Sloan School of Music
Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

Mike Haverty

Mike Haverty has been a full-time guitar teacher since 2008. He is known as a patient and fun teacher who deeply enjoys working with students …

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Voice

Ali Baughman

Allison Baughman is an experienced vocal instructor and performing artist who achieved a certificate of vocal performance from Musicians Institute. Allison favors rock, grunge, soul, …

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Sloan School of Music instructor Stefan Sandman
Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

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 …

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Brass

Courtney Clevenger

Courtney Clevenger is a certified music educator who has been teaching in the area for five years, with an emphasis in brass, piano, special needs, …

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Saxophone

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 …

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Sloan School of Music Drums instructor Kris
Brass

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 …

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Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

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 …

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Strings

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 …

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Anthony Sloan the music instructor playing guitar
Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

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 …

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Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

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 …

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Audio Recording

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 …

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Drums

Bailey Kercheval

Bailey Kercheval began his journey teaching drums and percussion during college, when he took on work assisting high school drumlines with their competition seasons for …

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