Joanna Smith has been playing upright and electric bass professionally for the past 10 years. She received her BA in music from the University of Mary Washington in 2012, spending four years in the UMW Philharmonic and Jazz band. She can often be seen playing in Fredericksburg and abroad with various groups in styles ranging from jazz to bluegrass and rock. Her most recent projects include playing for The Kingbolts and Jon Tyler Wiley and his Virginia Choir, and she regularly plays in the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts' pit orchestra. www.joannasmithbass.com
Becca Griffitts – $40 per lesson
Becca is a local worship leader, specializing in rock, pop, and classical with a strong emphasis in theory. She prepares students to thrive in professional performance environments.
Dan Davis – $35 per lesson
Dan is a well-experienced instructor with a passion for learning, performing and teaching music. He enjoys students who want to learn how to play guitar, bass or ukulele and in whom he can inspire and nurture the love of music by passing it along to others. While Dan has advanced education in humanities disciplines, he is mostly self-educated in music. It’s a lifelong learning experience of more than 40 years that has led him to perform in local pop, rock, country and jazz groups and to teach music as a way to share his inspiration, gifts and talents. Dan teaches a variety of styles to students of all ages.
Lisa Lim – $35 per lesson ONLINE ONLY
Lisa Lim is a three-time WAMA (Washington Area Music Association) award winning multi-instrumentalist, performer, clinician, music educator and songwriter! Lisa offers guitar lessons, acoustic/electric—all styles and levels—and beginner to intermediate lessons on keys/piano, mandolin, electric bass guitar, and tenor ukulele. She also offers lessons in music theory, performance and songwriting. Lisa has toured and performed extensively throughout the U.S. for the past two decades. She is a National Guitar Workshop faculty member and writes instructional columns for various national music publications. In 2015, Lisa was one of the top five finalists in Truefire’s Next Top Guitar Instructor Competition. Lisa Lim is endorsed by GHS Strings, PRS Guitars, Taylor Guitars, Daisy Rock Guitars, Retro-Sonic Pedals, Source Audio Pedals, Spectraflex Cables, Levy’s Leathers, Pedaltrain Pedalboards & G7th Capos.
Bruce Middle – $35 per lesson
Bruce Middle is an educator, composer, and performing and recording artist with over 25 years in the industry. He teaches beginners through advanced (ages 10 to adult) in all styles. Member of: MENC, IAJE, BMI, WAMA Education: NVCC, GMU, UMW Bruce is currently Professor of Guitar at The University of Mary Washington, and is an 11-time WAMA (Washington Area Music Award) nominee. www.brucemiddle.com
Brett Minard – $35 per lesson
Brett Minard has played guitar for 12 years and taught privately for 7 years. He has been involved in the punk rock community in the DC area and has toured across the country in a number of rock bands. Brett has also worked with local praise and worship bands and is one of the directors of the Rockademia program at BANG! Music.