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    Al McKenzie

    — CEO & Founder

    Al is an accomplished pianist, music director, composer, arranger, band leader, and educator who has… Read More…

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    Dwayne Collins

    — Teacher

    Dwayne began is professional career under the watchful eye of his father, the late Bob Collins. The band…Read More…

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    Rayse Biggs

    — Teacher

    Rayse is a trumpeter, composer and arranger, producer, sound engineer, and recording artist. His style is… Read More…

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    Darrell Smith

    — Teacher

    Born and raised in Detroit, Darrell has been playing bass guitar for over 20 years. He started out as a… Read More…

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    Alonzo Armstrong

    — Teacher

    Al Armstrong , a native of Detroit, has been teaching trumpet and piano for over 10 years….
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    Paul Onachuck

    — Teacher

    Performed in over 50 Broadway Musicals &Countless Star Shows Including, Aretha Franklin…Read More…

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    Ron Otis

    — Teacher

    Ron is one of the most established sidemen in contemporary American jazz…
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    Ibrahim Jones

    — Teacher

    Ibrahim Jones is a graduate of Cass Technical High School and attended & studied music education at …
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    Al Ayoub

    — Teacher

    Alan Ayoub is well known among musicians for his spontaneous creativity, great sound and ease…
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    Daniel Meinecke

    — Teacher

    Daniel Meinecke started taking classical piano lessons with Denise Hauden in the second grade…
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    Michael Palazzolo

    — Teacher

    Michael Palazzolo graduated from Wayne State University in 2013 with a degree in Jazz Studies…
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    Dave McMurray

    — Teacher

    Hailing from Detroit, Dave McMurray has kept very busy over the last few years. In addition to being the…
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    B.G. Hodges

    — Teacher

    B.G. Hodges attended Wayne State University in Detroit, MI majoring in Vocal Performance…
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    Kim Lange

    — Teacher

    Voice and piano
    Graduate of Western Michigan Universary
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