In Loving Memory of Tom Price. Tom Price was well-known in the West Tennessee area as an outstanding performer and teacher. Tom began teaching guitar in Jackson during the Nixon administration and over the years he taught countless numbers to play. He was a graduate of Lambuth College where he was an adjunct music faculty member teaching classical guitar and was the conductor of the Lambuth University Guitar Ensemble. He held a degree in guitar performance and also a degree in music education. He studied with the distinguished guitarist John Johns, artist-teacher at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. Tom was associated with the Tennessee Arts Commission Touring Program. As accompanist for Jackson Folk singer “Bull” Durham Tom performed on the PBS television series “Austin City Limits”. Tom performed frequently in the West Tennessee area. He regularly entertained groups both large and small from black tie to blue jeans with equal versatility. Tom had 4 recordings to his credit: “Little Bunny Foo Foo”, “Court Alley Re-visited”, “Eclectic Sonata”, “Folk Songs of the Davis Wizard House”. To learn more about Tom, visit his web site at www.tompriceguitar.com
Carrie Ivey, B.A.: Piano & Voice This native of Jackson, Tennessee received her Bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Carrie studied with several Grammy nominees and vocalists that have recorded and performed with Reba McIntyre, Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel, Sting, Diana Ross, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill and Michael Jackson. She is committed to provide each student with a well-rounded education and tailors each lesson to meet the students’ individual need.
Doug Marcis, B.A.: Guitar
Doug has been studying and performing guitar for 18 years. Since 1995 Doug has been teaching guitar to hundreds of students in all age groups. During this time, Doug has developed fun and rewarding methods for learning guitar. Doug holds a B.A. from Lambuth University and has acted as adjunct faculty for both Lambuth and Union University teaching contemporary and classical guitar.
In 2001, Doug moved to Austin, TX to experience the incredible music scene. While living in Austin, Doug taught at “Northwest School of Music” and “Don’t Stop Rockin’ World HQ” helping many students rock and achieve their music goals. Living in a vibrant music scene, Doug had the opportunity to play many styles of music and is ready to help teach any style you want to play (Rock, Country, Jazz, Soul, Classical, etc).
In 2013 Doug moved back to his hometown of Jackson, TN to be closer to family and is excited about the opportunity to play and teach music for the community.
Doug uses teaching methods that incorporate a solid foundation of music theory, sight-reading, performance, composing and ear training skills. But most importantly, Doug makes sure you are having fun playing music. Comfortable with all ages, Doug will have you picking in no time!
Chase Perkins: Drums
Chase received his music degree from Middle Tennessee University and has 6 years of teaching experience. Chase emphasizes the importance of fundamentals and proper technique while making sure that students have the most fun possible.