Faculty & Instruments We Teach

The faculty at C4A is an impressive assembly of some of the area’s top teaching artists.

We offer private or shared lessons, classes, and directed ensembles in music. You may peruse our faculty by department or alphabetically by last name.

violin scroll Bowed Strings

Cello & Double Bass

Fiddle, Violin, & Viola

YOG bright guitar Plucked Strings


Bass Guitar

Guitar, Mandolin, Pedal Steel, & Ukulele

piano hands (1) Keyboards



Rick Hannah singalong 2015 Vocal

Vocal Instruction

Sikama Congolese-American Choir

Vocal Accompanying & Coaching


Drum set

Hand percussion

Mallet instruments





2016 guitar theory class Nate taking notes web copy Theory

Ear Training

Music Reading for Violin

Music Theory for Guitar Players

JeanRene square headshot Jean-René Balekita

  • Guitar
  • Hand percussion
  • Sikama Choir
  • African Drumming
Jonny Beckett

  • Saxophone
  • Clarinet
Loba Chudak

  • Concert flute
  • Recorder
  • Native flute
Dyke Corson 120 faculty Dyke Corson

  • Pedal Steel Guitar
  • Guitar
  • Country Music Ensemble
Tom Faux 120 faculty banjo Tom Faux

  • Clawhammer Banjo
  • Guitar
  • Music Theory for Guitar Players
  • Cretaceous Band
Yu-Jung Feng

  • Piano
  • Accompanying
  • Coaching
John Gantz

  • Scruggs style banjo
 Ken Holmes 120 faculty banjo Ken Holmes

  • In memorium: Emeritus banjo teacher
 Josh Houchin 120 faculty Josh Houchin

  • Double bass (string bass)
  • Bass guitar
  • Jazz band
Robin Kearton vasupic 120 Robin Kearton

  • Violin, viola, fiddle
  • Fledgling Band for kids
  • Group Fiddle/Violin “From Scratch” for adults
  • Olde Music: Baroque & Renaissance Ensemble
Young Kim

  • Guitar
Alonza Lawrence

  • Vocal instruction: classical, gospel, musical theater, popular styles
Wan Lin

  • Piano
  • Accompanying
  • Coaching
 2015 faculty wayne 120 Wayne Logue

  • Old-time fiddle
 lusardi Johnny Lusardi

  • Violin
  • Fiddle
  • Bow-Dacious String Band
Jeff Magby

  • Drumset
  • Mallets
  • Orchestral percussion
  • Marching band percussion
  • Latin percussion
Dorothy 120 faculty Dorothy Martirano

  • Violin
Leigh Meador

  • Piano
Steve Meadows 120 faculty  Steve Meadows

  • Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Pop vocals
Sam Payne 120 faculty Sam Payne

  • Guitar
  • Mandolin
chris petterson 120 faculty Chris Petterson

  • Cello
  • Audio engineering
Amanda Ramey 120 faculty Amanda Ramey

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Fiddle
 RobSweedler 120 Rob Sweedler

  • Piano
  • Bow-Dacious String Band