GUITAR, MANDOLIN, VIOLIN, UKULELE LEVI HEMINGWAY teaches in a non-traditional format, using chords, songs, and how to train by ear, in addition to music theory and reading music. PIANO KATIE DEESE sees that music can be a wonderful combination of physical, mathematical, language, and artistic education. Through voice and piano lessons, she strives to provide students with a well-rounded approach to theoretical and historical context while providing an environment in which they can learn new forms of emotional expression. Traditional techniques and repertoire mixed with modern selections and occasional silliness allow for solid foundations in a fun, relaxed experience. SUZUKI PIANO EMILY MORGAN Suzuki piano uses a multi-sensory approach to engage the student on his/her journey of learning to play beautiful music. Students learn foundational concepts of technique, ear training, and music theory through the exploration of the great composers and their works. The Suzuki method begins with the belief that every child can learn music, and relies heavily on collaboration between the parent and the teacher to provide the child a positive, nurturing environment. The steps of learning the instrument are based on the steps of learning a language: listening, repetition, and mastery of small steps. Similar to learning a language, children learn the instrument at his or her own pace, but are encouraged by their peers through group lessons. Based on the principle that the ear develops faster than the eye, children at taught to learn the music by rote (listening to the recordings and the teacher) prior to learning to read music. The Suzuki method is, at heart, a pattern of training where the teacher and parent work together to raise children to become not only good musicians, but also good people. ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND VOCAL TRAINING IN WORSHIP ARTS COURTNEY MILLESON'S vision is to help middle and high school girls find their own God-given voice and raise them up as worshipers and not just performers. Her goal is to train young worshipers to be confident in their own skin, voice, and musical abilities so that it frees them up to worship and lead without the overwhelming fear of failure or people’s opinion about how they sound. PERCUSSIONS Thought by LOU IANDOLI. A Graduate of the University of Tampa with a Music Education Degree in 1976, he taught students in Texas for over ten years. Lou also played drums/percussion for a theater group in Texas for 5 years. Lou’s Business, Iandoli Percussion, is concentrated on private percussion instruction, ensemble instruction, and high school drumline techniques. Lou moved to Wilmington, NC in 1993 and has been involved in the music community in many ways. He has played in the Wilmington Symphony, taught drum/percussion lessons, played for various church programs and Thalian productions. Lou was the Orchestra director at Myrtle Grove Presbyterian for 7+ years where he directed Christmas & Easter cantatas, played in Worship bands and led Worship. Lou is a family man who has been married to his wife Kathy for 36 years. He has 6 children, 5 grandchildren and one grandchild on the way. Lou enjoys sharing his love of music with his family as well.