Michael is a retired Army veteran, having served 21 years as a soldier and musician in the US Army Band Program. He served in Hawaii, Panama, Korea, and all over the United States. In the Army band he served as oboe player, musical section leader, Drum Major, and the founder...
Brian Skinner is a graduate of the University of West Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Music Education. He began playing oboe in sixth grade, continuing into college with it as his primary instrument. There he studied privately with Lisa Sayre and participated in a number of ensembles, including the...
Jolanda Estes is an active private music teacher in Miami and the South Florida area. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Music Degree in Music Performance from Kent State University. She has over 15 years of...
Sidney Maurice is an Atlanta native and attended school in Marietta where she began her bassoon studies at the age of 11. Throughout her years in public school, she participated in the All- State Band, Honors District Orchestra, and District Band. She attended Georgia's Governor's Honors Program in 2017 and...
Imogen began her music career when she started piano lessons at the age of 6. She then moved on to learn clarinet, flute, saxophone and oboe, winning principal seats at the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain and the City of Birmingham Youth Symphony Orchestra at the age of...
Daren Weissfisch is a conductor, oboist and educator who has conducted professional and student ensembles in the United States, Mexico and Europe for over a decade. He is also fluent in both English and Spanish! From 2013 to 2019 he was the artistic director, conductor and oboe teacher of the...
Having nearly 20 years of classical & baroque training, being a musician has always been Kimberly's life goal. At age 10, Kimberly was formally introduced to the bassoon. Having no private instructor during the beginner years, the aid of video records of various orchestras & solo Bassoon performances was...
Brianna is currently the assistant band director at Hillgrove High School and has been teaching privately since 2013. Brianna Slone graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a degree in music education. During her time at UGA, Ms. Slone studied flute with Angela Jones-Reus- former principal flautist...
About Bill Locklear
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Bill Locklear resides in Kennesaw, Georgia with his wife and children. During his thirty year music education career Mr. Locklear served at the elementary, middle and high school levels and is a master teacher for all brass and woodwind instruments. He has been invited to guest conduct numerous middle,...
Alec Powell is an accomplished musician and music educator with over 10 years experience working with students of all ages and abilities. Alec earned his masters degree in music education from Boston University in 2016 and earned a bachelors degree in saxophone performance and music education from the Eastman School...
Alissa Forbes is a music educator in the Northern Virginia Area. She graduated from James Madison University with honors in Music Education- Vocal and Instrumental Endorsements. Upon completing her first year as a full-time General Music teacher, as well as Choral director and Orchestra teacher, in Alexandria City Public Schools...
Taylor is a multi-instrumentalist from Fort Worth, Texas with a background in bluegrass, stringed instruments, and songwriting. From a very young age, around 2 or 3, Taylor would sit at the piano and sound out songs she knew. She quickly came to understand and visualize pitch on the keyboard and...