Toby Fairchild – $30 per Lesson Days available: Friday Toby is a freelance musician living in Fredericksburg, VA. He plays live and gives private lessons in Fredericksburg, Richmond, Washington D.C., and Baltimore. Occasionally he tours also, and through all these activities he has gotten to meet and perform with many wonderful and interesting people. Toby has performed with such notable musicians as Victor Wooten, Bob Weir, James Moody, Eric Marienthal, Keller Williams, Keter Betts, Gary Grainger, and many others. He has recorded on over 40 albums and countless tracks for other musicians. Toby also arranges, composes, produces recordings and engineers recordings as well. Toby received his formal music training at Virginia Commonwealth University where he studied classical percussion and music education.
Coleman Gilleland – $30 per Lesson Days available: Tuesday Coleman Gilleland grew up in Front Royal, VA and started playing the drums at an early age. His early musical experiences led him to Radford University where he obtained his degree in Music Education and studied Percussion Performance with Dr. Rob Sanderl. Coleman has performed at the International Percussion Ensemble Week in Croatia, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and the Jefferson Center in Roanoke, among other places. He has also played with a variety of musical groups, from wind ensembles to rock bands. Concert percussion and the drum set are his areas of specialty.
Kaitlin Gimm – $30 per Lesson Days available: Wednesday, Saturday Kaitlin Gimm is a versatile percussionist who has been teaching private percussion lessons for over 10 years. She’s been the percussion caption head for various high schools, and taught at Drum Corps International. Her passion for performance and teaching led her to pursue a BA in Music Education from Western Illinois Univ. (’15) where she was drumline captain (’14) and principal percussionist in the wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, steel band, percussion ensemble, and Marching Leathernecks. In 2017 she graduated from the Naval School of Music. She is currently a percussionist for the Quantico Marine Corps Band and plays locally with the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra. Her expertise lies in orchestral percussion and rudimental drumming.
LJ Trotta – $30 per Lesson Days available: Monday LJ has been playing drums for over 15 years and has shared the stage with numerous acts including Halestorm, Jay Unger, Kenny Rogers, LA Gunz and others. LJ continues his education at Berklee College of Music studying drums and music production. LJ is a Louis Armstrong National Jazz Award recipient for his work on the drumset. He continues to push the envelope both creatively and educationally.