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A Note on Afterschool Music Program Faculty

The Afterschool Music Program (AMP) includes a mix of group classes, creative projects, ensemble and private lessons.  In addition to these group instructors, AMP students also meet with private lessons instructors from our Lesson Faculty.  For biographical information about instructors who teach private lessons, please select the instrument of choice. 

Afterschool Music Program
Monday, 21 August 2023 15:01

Sarah Willis

Published in AMP Faculty
Monday, 21 August 2023 15:01

Lila Gilliam

Published in Piano Lessons Faculty
Monday, 21 August 2023 14:59

Jake Flack

Published in Piano Lessons Faculty
Monday, 21 August 2023 14:57

Elaine Ransom

Published in Piano Lessons Faculty
Monday, 21 August 2023 14:52

Akeal Evans

Published in Drum Lessons Faculty
Friday, 18 September 2020 11:09

Stephen Pepper

Stephen Pepper is a Georgia native with a background in guitar and choral conducting. After completing his undergraduate degree at Mississippi State University and his Master's degree at Georgia State University, he taught middle school choirs, guitar, voice, piano lessons, and general music at Sequoyah Middle School in Dekalb County. In 2018, Stephen joined the CMC Atlanta faculty to teach guitar, piano, voice, music appreciation, and children’s music skills. His philosophy is to teach not only to enjoy and be able to read western notation of music, but also nurture musical independence, understand historical context, and use singing skills to support the pillars of music.

Published in AMP Faculty
Thursday, 13 December 2012 07:55

Diana Orozco

Diana Orozco studied music and music education at the Oberlin College-Conservatory. She has taught on faculty, in workshops, and in summer day camps at a number of Atlanta area schools; she was the pre-primary-6th grade music teacher at The Children’s School in Midtown Atlanta from 2000-2013. Since moving to Atlanta in the mid 1990's, Diana has been cultivating young pianists. Before opening the Music Center, she maintained a piano studio of 30 or more students from her home in the Morningside neighborhood of Atlanta. Diana is particularly interested in teaching elementary school-aged children. Her training at The Children's School has focused on a variety of educational issues, including extensive training in differentiated learning styles and brain-based methodologies. She also studied arts management at the graduate level through an on-line series of courses offered by the University of Massachusetts.

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