Kristopher Hale is a passionate musician, performer and teacher, with over 30+ years of playing and 20+ 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.
Grant Fox holds a bachelor's degree in Music from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a minor in Psychology. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in Music Therapy at Radford University. Grant has experience teaching children as an elementary school music teacher through the Ethos Rural Outreach Program in Oregon. His proficient instruments include piano and guitar, and he is versed in rock and pop styles. Grant has a teaching philosophy which centers on cultivating a welcome and safe environment for students to develop their musicianship skills, and recognition of the unique learning styles and strengths of the individual. He strives to help students express themselves through the music they play, and share their music with others. When Grant is away from his musical instruments, you can catch him out in nature, hanging out with friends, or reading a book.
Kaylan Rowe is a percussionist from Honaker, VA. She holds a Bachelors in percussion performance from Radford University. She has been playing percussion instruments for 13+ years. Additionally, she has performed professionally with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, The Grove Handbell Choir, and notable percussionists such as Anders Astrand and Matthew Coley. Kaylan is currently teaching drum lessons at Hale’s Music School and is the Percussion Instructor for William Byrd High School.
Fawn Kesselring is a violinist from Roanoke, VA. She is a music education student at Radford University. Fawn began taking lessons when she was 8 and she has been playing for 11+ years. She has held positions in New River Youth Symphony, Greensboro Youth Philharmonic, and the Roanoke Youth Orchestra. Fawn will be teaching violin, cello, beginner piano, ukulele and beginner guitar.
Alyssa holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Commercial Music with a Film Scoring emphasis from Liberty University, and a Master of Arts degree in Music from Radford University with a focus in Composition. She has scored multiple short films and commercials and has participated in the 48 Hour Film Project, and was twice nominated for Best Musical Score. She also won the Liberty University Music Theory & Arranging Award in 2016. In addition to composition, Alyssa enjoys recording, mixing, mastering, songwriting, and editing sheet music. Her original compositions and arrangements have been published in Dulcimer Players News magazine and under the sheet music company Laudation Music, as well as ArrangeMe, YouTube, and Spotify. Alyssa began playing the clarinet at the age of ten, and performed in Liberty University’s touring Wind Symphony and Woodwind Quintet. She has also performed with the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra, the Liberty University Symphony and the New River Valley Symphony. Alyssa also enjoys playing guitar, hammered and mountain dulcimer, ukulele, and more recently percussion.
Stormy Lineberry has a Bachelor of Arts in music with a focus in guitar, and a Bachelor of Science in studio art, with a focus on drawing from Radford University. He has also been inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda honors society and has performed both solo and as a member of the Radford University guitar ensemble. Stormy has experience in teaching both children and adults, in beginner and advanced electric or classical guitar, as well as beginner ukulele. Currently he is completing his M.A. in music as a graduate teaching assistant with focuses in guitar, and composition.
Instructor of Voice
Born in upstate NY. Woodwinds, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Vocals. All-state band, choir, SUNY scholarship. SUNY at Morrisville, Lead Alto Sax, '78 to '79. U of U Salt Lake City, Lead Alto Sax, '80 to '83.Various US touring bands supporting national recording acts, performed in 40 states, Canada, '82 to '90.
Music director, Las Vegas, several show bands, '89 to '90.
Music Education and Advocate, '91 to present.
Private and Public music teacher, '97 to present, CO. CA. FL.
Published composer, film,TV, commercials, infomercials, Disney, Honda, etc...ASCAP member.
Former member, Local 47 (CA) Local 389 (FL).
Music in Education rep, Yamaha Corp. of America, '01 to '06, state of CA.
Convention speaker on music advocacy and education, '00 to '08. FL. CA.
Private Music Instruction, Full time, '02 to present.
Teach woodwinds, brass, piano, guitar, bass. theory, recording, production.
Mazi started playing the violin when she was in 5th grade, and has now been playing for 10 years. She was involved in many extra-curricular orchestras throughout middle school and high school, and began teaching private lessons in 10th grade. She is now a 3rd year Music Education major at Virginia Tech with a focus in orchestral instruments, and she teaches for the Virginia Tech Strings Project.