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Instructors & Staff

Thank You We Are Nashville 2023

Troika Hanna

Director

Piano, beginner Guitar, and Percussion instructor: Classical, Contemporary, Gospel, Rock, and Jazz genre

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Dr. Jacqueline Hanna, D.W.S

Asst. Director

Fisk Jubilee Singer |

TN Blue Ribbon Teacher (2022) | National CMA Teacher of Excellence (2023)

Vocal coach: Gospel, Negro Spirituals, Contemporary, Classical Voice

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Regi Wooten

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The oldest wolf in the pack is guitarist-extraordinaire Regi ‘Arpeggio’ Wooten. He’s known as ‘The Teacha’ because, when the Wooten lads were young tykes milling restlessly around their home in Hawaii, it is rumored to have been Regi who started it all. Beginning on a brokedown ukelele and progressing to an electric guitar, Regi taught himself and then his brothers all about The Funk. A multi-instrumentalist and a musical genius, Regi opened the door through which would emerge a family of musical prodigies that is, in no uncertain terms, an international treasure.

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Ronald Murphy

Percussionist

Ronald Murphy is a multi-genre Drums and Percussion instructor from Nashville, TN. 

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Roy "Futureman" Wooten

Percussionist, Inventor

Roy “Futureman” Wooten, also a five-time Grammy Award winner, is best known for his masterful drumming and percussion skills and is a founding member Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Roy, a seasoned drum set player, is mostly known for his frenzied, inimitable on-stage performances heightened by his surreal choice of instruments: his trademark inventions “The Drumitar” and “RoyEl” keyboard.

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Stan Lassiter

Guitarist

Stan Lassiter is a native of Nashville and a classical trained guitarist. Stan is considered by many to be the city's premier jazz guitarist. He is committed to the expression and expansion of music. He has performed with some of the best musicians of our time including the legendary saxophonist Sonny Stitt. He has opened for SpyroGyra, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Eric Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughan and numerous others. Stan has his own radio station on iHeart Radio and his own DVD category on Mel Bay Productions.

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Gabe Lamog

Bassist for Nightingale Band 

Hailing from Los Angeles California, Gabe Lamog is a Bassist, Vocalist, and is disciplined in Steel Drum. Gabe has a Master of Arts in Education from Cumberland University. 

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Paul & Tanya Hanna

2022 UNESCO Award to Paul Hanna, Inspire Foundation

Bahamian Jazz Icons, musicians, writers & producers, who aspire to share their talents & create a better world by offering training, concerts, festivals & provide inspirational platforms to share our talents & provide motivation.

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Chad Hammonds

Hammonds Music - Virtual Platform

Meet your virtual instructor, Chad Hammonds for recording, production,  and principle piano/organ 

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Gerika Ross

Visual Arts Instructor

Driven by a deep love for art and community. Gerika is a local artist and art educator with a rich background in teaching and creative expression. As an integral part of the North Nashville Art Coalition, I've been actively involved in fostering artistic growth and community engagement. Additionally, I'm the proud owner of The G Lab, a small T-shirt production business, where I combine my passion for art with entrepreneurship. Through the Coalition and The G Lab, I've had the privilege of setting up pop-up coloring booths, spreading the joy of art throughout local neighborhoods in North Nashville."

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Dante' Pope

Percussionist

Dante' Pope is a multi-genre percussionist from the westside of Chicago and current drummer for the 2x Grammy-winning group Old Crow Medicine Show. Bio Link

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Dance Instructors

If you want to learn how to dance, look no further. Our expert teaching methods ensure success. Regardless of your skill level, your dance needs will be met with the utmost respect and importance.

Our team of well-trained instructors will teach you more than just dance steps. We customize each lesson to help you acquire skills necessary to get you out on the dance floor as soon as possible.  

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