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.
Chase Perkins: Guitar & Drum Set/Percussion
Chase received his music degree from Middle Tennessee University and has 7 years of teaching experience. Mr. Perkins emphasizes the importance of fundamentals and proper technique while making sure that students have the most fun possible.
Jessi Koons Rieger: Guitar
Jessi has been teaching for 15 years and received her B.S. in Classical Guitar Performance from Austin Peay University.