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Adam and Rachael Wilson


Founders

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Adam and Rachael Wilson


Founders

Adam Wilson has been playing the guitar since 1998, when his parents bought him his first guitar for Christmas. He has not put it down since. He has been playing the instrument for 17 years, and teaching it for the last eleven. It wasn't long before Adam realized that only thing he enjoyed more than playing the guitar and writing music was teaching others to do the same. This love for teaching is what caused him to start Learn Music, along with his wife Rachael, in January of 2015. Adam and Rachael's desire is that Learn Music would be a place where students can receive exceptional musical instruction for whatever instruments they want to learn, and that all of their students would leave encouraged and excited about playing music!

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Brandon Berg


Guitar/Ukulele

Brandon Berg


Guitar/Ukulele

Brandon has been playing music for 12 years. He learned how to play guitar so he could be in his youth band in middle school and now plays a variety of instruments professionally in the Charlotte area. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from UNC Charlotte, and has been teaching guitar and drums privately for four years. Brandon loves teaching and seeing his students grow and fall in love with music like he did at a young age. He strives not just to teach songs on an instrument but the language and philosophy of music, as well a practical approach to theory and musical concepts that make sense to students at different levels of experience and skill.

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Dane Page


Guitar/Ukulele

Dane Page


Guitar/Ukulele

Dane has been playing guitar and various instruments since 2006. He graduated with a jazz guitar performance minor from Appalachian State University, and went on to perform shows featuring his own compositions across the East Coast for the past three years. He listens to just about anything from Rap to Country to Reggae. He has a passion for passing his musical love to others, and wants to encourage students to better themselves musically and personally.

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Daniel Thrailkill


Guitar

Daniel Thrailkill


Guitar

Daniel Thrailkill is a multi-instrumentalist who has an incredible passion for both teaching and playing music. He is in two bands, the Back Creek Bluegrass Boys and The Trailblazers. Daniel plays bluegrass music, and he's influenced by jazz and folk music as well. He's the reigning South Carolina State Flatpicking Champion and has won other guitar competitions across the state. 

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David Holquin


Drums/Legends

David Holquin


Drums/Legends

David Holquin's love for music started when he was very young, riding in the car with his dad, jamming out to bands like Stryper and Metallica. Something about the melodies had him instantly hooked.

He did not acquire his first drum set until years later. When he was 12 years old, he convinced some friends he could play the drums, joined a band and began playing his first shows. He loved the experience and getting to play in front of live audiences, but felt he wanted something more. Inspired by European Rock, he started writing his own music. He was introduced to Brian Self, who listened to some of the songs that David had written and then met up with him to jam to David's own songs. The musical connection was indescribable. Eventually this led David to form the group Pandah. Being a part of that project pushed David in every way. Through persistence and dedication they wrote songs that once seemed impossible.

David has now been teaching for three years. He is passionate about helping his students reach a point where they are capable of playing the drums to their own music, and where they can feel the rhythms of their own inner voice. For David, that feeling was incredible and he hopes to be able to pass down the skills he has learned so that his students can share in that same musical experience.

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Deryl Williams


Piano

Deryl Williams


Piano

Deryl Williams has been playing the piano since he was eight years old. He was self-taught and later went on to formally study music at the Berklee School of Music and Performing Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been playing the instrument professionally for 25 years, and teaching piano and keyboards for the last 16 years. He teaches every genre of music (Classical, Jazz, Gospel, Religious, R n B, Praise n  Worship, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Blues, Latin, Folk, etc.) and his personal favorite genres are Classical and Jazz. Deryl is also a renowned music pastor at a large flourishing ministry in the North Charlotte/Huntersville area, and has served in that capacity for the past six years. He has travelled the continental USA as a professional musician and has performed with many popular Jazz, Rnb, Gospel, blues, Pop, Reggae, Country and Beach performers in the Metro Charlotte area and beyond for the past 12 years. His personal teaching style is one that caters to the specific needs and desires of each student (formal or informal), and his ultimate goal as a teacher is to pass on both an excitement and passion for learning and performing music in a way that portrays excellence and zest for creative genius.

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Elisa Sanchez


Piano

Elisa Sanchez


Piano

Elisa Sanchez has been playing piano for nine years, as well as various other instruments. She is trained in classical music and graduated from UNC Charlotte with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. Additionally, she has been playing piano on the worship team at her church for seven years, and loves a good piano rock ballad as much as the next person. Playing and experiencing music has brought so much joy to her life, and she truly enjoys teaching and learning alongside students. Music is so much more than reading notes on a page; it connects and brings people together. Elisa works to make that gift accessible to all students, and to encourage them to enjoy the journey!

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Grayson Berkowitz


Guitar/Bass Guitar/Ukulele

Grayson Berkowitz


Guitar/Bass Guitar/Ukulele

Grayson, a North Carolina native, grew up in a home filled with music and creativity. As a young teen, he decided to chase after his passion for music and hasn’t stopped since. Throughout the years Grayson has performed alongside many nationally known acts (Underoath, All American Rejects, My Chemical Romance, Circa Survive, Mewithoutyou, and more), become an accomplished songwriter and studio musician. He currently serves as the worship pastor at River Church Charlotte. With over twenty years of experience, Grayson makes learning music simple and fun. His goal as a teacher is to help you realize your great potential to learn music and learn it well! 

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John MacManamy


Guitar//Ukulele/Legends

John MacManamy


Guitar//Ukulele/Legends

John has been teaching guitar, ukulele and other fretted instruments for over three decades. He studied music composition, voice, guitar, and saxophone at the University of Oklahoma. A licensed minister, John has developed and led church worship teams since the 80’s. A prolific songwriter, he has a number of songs both published and performed in churches around the world. With extensive studio experience, John has learned some of the intangibles of making music, like how to relax! Taking the fear out of performing is a passion he loves to share with his students. He has the ability to stir up untapped talent in young musicians and encourage them to pursue skillful playing while cultivating a lifelong love for music. With an emphasis on improv, John is comfortable teaching rock, jazz, country, and classical styles of guitar.

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Nancy schleier


Piano/Voice

Nancy schleier


Piano/Voice

Nancy started taking lessons when she was nine years old. She has always been passionate about music. In her early teens, she began teaching piano and taking voice lessons. She graduated from BYU with a degree in piano pedagogy. While at BYU, with the help of dedicated professors, she developed a more holistic teaching method based on the Taubman Technique using modality learning. Nancy has been teaching piano for close to a decade now and teaching voice for three years. She is a firm believer that everyone is musical, they just need someone to unlock their inner song.

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Sara Gelling


Sara Gelling


Born and raised in upstate New York, Sara grew up in a family with a love for music. With a piano instructor for a mom, she began piano lessons at a young age and eventually started teaching herself. With ten years of experience teaching piano to children, teens, and adults, Sara's philosophy is that, while music includes work and a lot of practice, it should also leave plenty of room for self-expression and creativity!

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Wendy Wiseman


Piano/Voice

Wendy Wiseman


Piano/Voice

With over two decades of piano and vocal teaching experience, Wendy receives no greater joy than helping others fulfill their musical potential. She holds a Music Performance degree from the University of North Carolina and has experience in contemporary, gospel, worship, musical theater, and opera. She serves as a member of the Charlotte Symphony Chorus and a teacher in the Opera Carolina’s Minds on Music Program. She is also the Director of Music Education for theRespect Ability Foundation. Wendy is happily married to her husband of 21 years and a proud mother of two children, two dachshunds, two parakeets, and a Chinese hamster named Bagel.