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Elissa Heise

Elissa Heise

Getting to know your instructor: Elissa C. Heise is known by her students as Mrs. Heise (or the Cookie Lady) because of her famous Cookie Chord lesson which is accompanied by eating cookies!  Mrs. Heise uses unorthodox techniques to teach traditional classical...
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Russ Porter

Getting to know your instructor: Russ Porter, known by his/her students as Mr. Russ began learning to play the piano at age 8. “I cannot ever remember a time when singing was not part of my life. My earliest memory of music involve the times that I would...
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Karen Porter

Getting to know yourinstructor: Karen Porter, known by her students as Mrs. Karen or Mrs. Porter, she started piano lessons at age 7. In middle school she started saxophone and fell in love with it. Mrs. Karen knew that music would be a significant part of her life...
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Alen Bernard Evans

Getting to know your instructor: Alan Bernard Evans is known by his students as Mr. Alan. Mr. Alan started playing the piano when he was a freshman at Jackson State University, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance. He later enrolled at...
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Jason Bucklin

Getting to know your instructor: Jason Bucklin, known by his students as Jason or Mr. Bucklin “if that’s how their parents taught them to address adults!” He began playing guitar at age 10. “I joined the high school jazz band in the 9th grade. I started playing...
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Julia Hironaga

Getting to know your instructor: Julia Hironaga is known by her students as “Julia” or “Miss Julia”. About her background, Miss Julia says; “Music has always been a huge part of my life! I started taking piano and voice lessons when I was 8 years old and throughout...