Eric Young graduated from The University of Georgia with a degree in music education. He has over a decade of teaching experience both as a private instructor and as a band director, and has taught at all age levels. He is currently the assistant band director at Johnson High School in Hall County, and formerly worked at Pinckneyville and Couch middle schools. He has been on staff with Brookwood, Collins Hill, Grayson, and Central Gwinnett band programs and also middle school band programs including Hull and Northbrook. His instructors have included John Sutherland (a student of the legendary Andre Segovia); Brian Smith, Jason Solomon, and Phil Snyder (from the nationally recognized Georgia Guitar Quartet); Trey Wright (from the award-winning jazz band Squat); David Mitchell; and Bob Shaw. He offers lessons on guitar, trombone, saxophone, euphonium, tuba, horn, flute, clarinet, and piano.
Guitar | Bass
Aaron is a Gwinnett native that has played acoustic, classical and electric guitar for 15 years. He has many years playing professionally in the live music scene with groups ranging from small acoustic solo shows to full band orchestration with a horn section, in venues from local restaurants to the likes of the Masquerade and Center Stage in Atlanta. Aaron also stays active in the music community by hosting open mic nights around the Atlanta area providing musicians of all ages and skill level a chance to perform in public.
Mitch has been teaching trumpet for over 5 years at music stores and schools across the country. He received his degree in trumpet performance at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford Connecticut. There he studied under Jay Lichtmann and performed with the Hartt School's many theatre productions. He has been teaching as a clinician in Gwinnett County for the past three years. He specializes in classical trumpet technique and performance.
Percussion | Drum Set
Wayne has been teaching percussion for over eleven years, with eight of those years at Gwinnett Discount Music. Wayne teaches drum set for all styles of music, traditional drum corps techniques, and orchestral percussion. He teaches students from age four through adult, including college level music students. Wayne has worked in both middle and high schools with concert band, and has served several schools as instructor for marching band drumlines. Wayne has a B. A. in Music from Lee University.
Trumpet | French Horn
Mrs. Jennifer Carwile is originally from the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. She attended Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, and received her Master's in Music Education from Vander Cook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois. Trumpet was Mrs. Carwile's main instrument with French Horn as second, and she has studied privately with the following: Daniel Kovats, Trumpet instructor and Music Department Dean, Grand Valley State University, Michael Bowman, Principal Trumpet Player of the Grand Rapids Symphony, and Bryan Miller, Commander/Conductor of the National Guard Band of the Midwest. She wore wooden shoes for 6 years teaching in Holland, Michigan, as the Assistant Director of Bands, Holland High School. She currently teaches at North Hall Middle School and also is on staff with the North Hall High School Marching Band. Carwile's private lesson studio started in 1993 and continues to be successful to this day.
Murren Kelly has played violin for almost a decade. She has taken private lessons since 2010, participated in both school and county honor orchestras throughout middle and high school, and performs at various gigs in the community. Additionally, for the past two years, Murren has been an active tutor for high school and middle school violinists at Twin Rivers Middle School and Mountain View High School. Having played under a wide variety of conductors in the county, Murren understands the different teaching methods of current orchestra instructors and how to guide individuals to make the most of orchestra courses. Gigs at churches and community events along with individual competitions have exposed her to the broad spectrum of violin music genres including fiddle, hymnal, classical, jazz, pop, etc. Murren looks forward to helping beginner to intermediate violinists learn and hone their musical talents!
Guitar | Bass
Guitar and Bass instructor at our Lawrenceville and Dacula locations.