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Lesson Instructors

Doo Wop has some of the finest instructors in all of Louisville. Call us at (502) 456-5250 to schedule a lesson today or visit our studio at 1950 Bonnycastle Avenue in the Highlands. 

Guitar (and Other Non-Orchestral Strings)

Michael Vettraino- 

Michael graduated from the University of Louisville with a B.M. in Jazz Performance. He has studied with Craig Wagner, John LaBarbera, and Dr. Stephen Mattingly, among others. Michael has seven years guitar teaching experience including classes at Sacred Heart School. He has a wide array of performance experience, including pop, rock, jazz, country, Motown, and musical theater. Michael also teaches bass and beginning piano. Teaches ages 7 and up.

Taylor Nelson-

Taylor holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies from Bowling Green State University where she studied with Chris Buzzelli. She currently studies with Craig Wagner and in the Fall of 2016 she will begin pursuing her Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Louisville. Taylor has performed with artists including Mike Stern, Gary Smulyan, Dave Samuels, and the New York Voices. She has also played at the Detroit Jazz Festival, as well as the Jazz Education Network Conference. She plays a variety of genres including jazz, rock, folk, and pop. She also has experience as a classical guitarist with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Taylor has 7 years of private lesson instruction experience. She focuses on essential skills such as guitar technique, music literacy, improvising, musicianship, and professionalism. Ages 5 and up.

Lee Puckett-

Lee studied guitar at the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, California. He studied with several guitar luminaries while there, including Scott Henderson. Lee also holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Louisville. Lee has over 15 years of teaching experience in Louisville, including several years at the Kentucky School for the Blind. He has playing and teaching experience with pop and rock music, fingerstyle guitar, and classical. He also teaches electric bass, beginning upright bass, and ukulele. Ages 7 and up.

Nicholas Burks-

Nick Burks has played guitar for well over a decade. He's studied jazz performance at both Berklee School of Music and the University of Louisville. He studied under Joe Stump and Craig Wagner.  As a performer, Nick has shared the stage as an opening act for artists such as Pat Travers Band, Warrant, Deicide, Gwar, Cro-Mags, Entombed, Down, and has played national music festivals and has toured the U.S. several times with his band, Stonecutters. He has 3 years of teaching experience. Ages

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Shannon Vetter-

Shannon studied music education and saxophone performance at the University of Louisville School of Music. While attending he studied saxophone with John Moore and Mike Tracy, Piano with Dr. Oliphant, and voice with Dr. Jack Ashworth. Since leaving university Shannon has performed all over the country on a variety of instruments including saxophone, guitar, piano, mandolin, and drum set. He has recorded numerous albums with bands Gideon's Rifle, Big Atomic, and under his own name. Shannon has eight years of formal and informal teaching experience. Teaches ages 7 and up. Teaches beginning mandolin and ukulele as well.

Piano

Nina Espinueva-

Nina is in the final stages of completing her B.M. in Piano Pedagogy and Accompaniment with a Minor in Vocal Performance at Bellarmine University. She has studied with Meme Tunnell for Classical piano, Todd Hildreth for Jazz piano, and Jessica Mills for voice. Nina has 2 years teaching experience. She teaches ages 5 and up.

 

Zach Driscoll-

Zach Driscoll is a graduate of the University of Louisville where he earned his B.A. in Jazz Studies.  While there he studied with Mike Tracy, Chris Fitzgerald, Jim Connerley, Dave Clark, and others.  Zach has 10 years of teaching experience with piano, saxophone, bass, flute, and jazz band.  In lessons, Zach seeks the learning method that works best for each individual student and helps them discover and utilize their unique strengths.  He also has an extensive performing history, and can currently be seen playing with Wax Fang, Deloreans, Billy Goat Strut Revue, and several more.  Teaches ages 5 and up.  

Shannon Vetter-

Shannon studied music education and saxophone performance at the University of Louisville School of Music. While attending he studied saxophone with John Moore and Mike Tracy, Piano with Dr. Oliphant, and voice with Dr. Jack Ashworth. Since leaving university Shannon has performed all over the country on a variety of instruments including saxophone, guitar, piano, mandolin, and drum set. He has recorded numerous albums with bands Gideon's Rifle, Big Atomic, and under his own name. Shannon has eight years of formal and informal teaching experience. Ages 7 and up.

Aaron Craker-

Aaron Craker earned his B.A. in Music at the University of Louisville where he studied with Dr. Brenda Kee (piano), Chris Fitzgerald (theory), and others. He is fluent in classical, pop, rock and jazz and has toured with bands Houndmouth and Frederick the Younger. Aaron recognizes that each student is different and tailors his lessons to meet their individual needs and interests. He provides audio recordings from the lessons for reflection and to monitor progress. He has 5 years teaching experience. Ages 5 and up.

Drums and Percussion

Nick Bryan-

Nick has his Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from New York University and a B.A. in Music Technology from Bellarmine University.  At NYU, he studied under proficient jazz drummers Billy Drummond and Tony Moreno as well as accomplished pianists Jean-Michel Pilc and Andy Milne.  He received the 2009 Steinhardt Graduate Scholarship to NYU.  He is currently an Adjunct Faculty Member at both Bellarmine and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Nick has 4 years experience teaching drum set.  Teaches ages 4 and up.

 

Jesse Hall-

Jesse earned his B.A. from the University of North Texas. There at UNT, he studied with the world famous instructor, Ed Soph. Jesse has been teaching lessons privately for the past 7 years. He also performs locally with acts like Danny Flannigan, Tyrone Cotton,  Amos Hopkins, and many others. Jesse teaches drum set as well as some hand percussion. Ages 5 and up.

Voice

Nina Espinueva-

Nina is in the final stages of completing her B.M. in Piano Pedagogy and Accompaniment with a Minor in Vocal Performance at Bellarmine University. She has studied with Meme Tunnell for Classical piano, Todd Hildreth for Jazz piano, and Jessica Mills for voice. Nina has 2 years teaching experience. She teaches ages 5 and up.

Shannon Vetter-

Shannon studied music education and saxophone performance at the University of Louisville School of Music. While attending he studied saxophone with John Moore and Mike Tracy, Piano with Dr. Oliphant, and voice with Dr. Jack Ashworth. Since leaving university Shannon has performed all over the country on a variety of instruments including saxophone, guitar, piano, mandolin, and drum set. He has recorded numerous albums with bands Gideon's Rifle, Big Atomic, and under his own name. Shannon has eight years of formal and informal teaching experience. Ages 7 and up.

Orchestral Strings

Clinton Grosz-

Clinton holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of Louisville. Clinton is a retired performer from the Louisville Orchestra after 44 years as well as 2 years with the Lexington Philharmonic. He has over 50 years of experience with private instruction. He teaches violin, viola, and beginning cello. Ages 9 and up.

Cordia Pickerill-

Cordia Pickerill holds a Bachelor Degree in Music and a MAT in Music Education from the University of Louisville.  Cordia served as principal second violin and section first violinist with the University Symphony Orchestra, as Concert Master with the Louisville Civic Orchestra, and as section violinist with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra.   As an orchestra teacher for 6 years with the Jefferson County Public School system, Cordia gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching a multitude of styles and methods to students from various backgrounds.  Cordia studied under Keith Cook of the Louisville Orchestra and J.P. Rafferty, violin professor of the University of Louisville.  Cordia recently earned her ECC and Violin Unit 1 registration with the renowned Timothy Durbin of the University of Louisville. Ages 4 and up.

Woodwinds

Zach Driscoll-

Zach Driscoll is a graduate of the University of Louisville where he earned his B.A. in Jazz Studies.  While there he studied with Mike Tracy, Chris Fitzgerald, Jim Connerley, Dave Clark, and others.  Zach has 10 years of teaching experience with piano, saxophone, bass, flute, and jazz band.  In lessons, Zach seeks the learning method that works best for each individual student and helps them discover and utilize their unique strengths.  He also has an extensive performing history, and can currently be seen playing with Wax Fang, Deloreans, Billy Goat Strut Revue, and several more.  Teaches ages 5 and up.  

Shannon Vetter-

Shannon studied music education and saxophone performance at the University of Louisville School of Music. While attending he studied saxophone with John Moore and Mike Tracy, Piano with Dr. Oliphant, and voice with Dr. Jack Ashworth. Since leaving university Shannon has performed all over the country on a variety of instruments including saxophone, guitar, piano, mandolin, and drum set. He has recorded numerous albums with bands Gideon's Rifle, Big Atomic, and under his own name. Shannon has eight years of formal and informal teaching experience. Teaches ages 7 and up.

Brass

Noal McLimore- 

Noal received a B.M. degree in Music Education from Western Kentucky University and is currently working on his Master's degree in Trombone Performance from the University of Louisville. He has had lessons with multiple professional musicians including George Curran of the New York Philharmonic and Gerry Pagano of the St. Louis Symphony. He has experience in both classical and jazz performance. 3 years teaching experience. Teaches age 9 and up. Specializes in Low Brass.