Kristopher Hale is a passionate musician, performer and teacher, with over 30+ years of playing and 19+ years teaching students of all ages and levels. Mr. Hale has both a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Guitar Performance and a minor in piano performance in 2003 and a Master of Arts in Music Performance/Pedagogy with a concentration in guitar in 2005. Along with his classical training, Kris has studied Advanced Jazz Guitar Improvisation at Berklee College of Music. Hale also teaches Classical, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, Country and Oldtime and plays many other plucked/strummed instruments such as Bass Guitar, Banjo, Dulcimer, Mandolin and Ukulele. Kris has taught privately at Barry's Music, Blue Note Music, A Little Knight's Music and Hayden Music and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Music at Radford University and Roanoke College and has also served on the faculty of Virginia's Governors School for the Arts, Emory & Henry College, University of Lynchburg and Virginia Western Community College. Contact us today to start studying with Kris!
Camellia Delk has been playing the violin for 26 years and the viola for 22 years. She received her B.S. in music from Radford University in 2005 and was concert master of the Chamber Orchestra. After graduating she attended a week long class in Washington D.C., Every Child Can, for the Suzuki Violin Book 1. Over the past 12 years Camellia has performed with the Valley Chamber Orchestra and toured/recorded with various rock bands in the states and over seas. Currently she plays violin/viola with Thrasher United Methodists in Vinton and plays weddings and special events. She loves to pass on her knowledge to others.
Van Hofmann has been playing drum set since he was eight years old, and has sat in with a variety of Blues, Folk, and Rock groups in North Carolina’s Greater Triad Area. He served as Drum Major of the Glenvar High School Marching Highlanders and been exposed to quality marching percussion education through that ezperience. He currently studies Music Education at Radford University and is the drummer for the Jazz Combo.
Becca Haynes is a vocalist from Franklin County, Virginia. Her musical history began at a young age, and consisted of performing folk, bluegrass, and contemporary music with her father. In fifth grade, she began performing in her elementary school choir. From there on choir became her passion. She continued to perform in choral ensembles through her senior year of high school. She has participated in All-District and All-State Virginia ensembles, and is currently in two ensembles at Radford University. After pursuing her Associate’s Degree at Virginia Western Community College, she came to Radford to study Vocal Music Education. She is expected to graduate in December of 2019. The Music Education program at Radford has provided her with extensive knowledge of healthy vocal production and basic piano techniques.