Proud to offer the Piano Safari Piano Method!
Guitar - Voice - Piano - Theory - Ukulele
Keith Sullivan has taught guitar at Jacksonville State University, Birmingham Southern, Snead State and Wallace State. He has four pieces published with the reputable Italian publisher, Berben, for various instruments and guitar. Keith has a master's degree in Music Theory and Composition from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Bachelor of Music from The University of Southern Mississippi in guitar performance where he received a voice scholarship and worked with renowned vocal coach Dr. William Weinert, currently at Eastman School of Music. He teaches guitar and ukulele using his own self published books incorporating unique methods that produce quick results. He is a passionate instructor who always strives for and expects the best from his students. His current recording Dance,Nocturne, Elegy - can be found on www.amazon.com and itunes and has been played on National Public Radio in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Keith performs New Age and Celtic music with his wife Karla and daughter Grania throughout the Southeast. Their latest cd, Transitions, can be purchased at most online retailers. Keith's lessons slots are incredibly full and in demand. Please call if you are interested in studying with him personally.
Harp - Flute - Trumpet
Karla Sullivan teaches traditional Celtic harp and flute. Karla is an active member of the Scottish Harp Society of America and was awarded first place in the Early Scottish Music category at the Stone Mountain Highland Games in 2008 and again in the journeyman category in 2013. She has students who have also won numerous awards including first place in the Nationals for Scottish Harp. She promotes the Clarsach, or the traditional Gaelic wire strung harp, and enjoys giving presentations about this instrument. Karla attended Troy State University, and her harp teachers include Kelly Stewart, as well as masterclasses with other world renowned harpists. Karla studied with Ann Heymann at the Ohio Scottish Arts School at Oberlin College where she was awarded a scholarship for 2009. Karla has been performing the flute for over 25 years, and currently performs with the Irish Flute. She is currently available for Sunday lessons.
Violin - Viola - 'Cello
Mr. Nedelco comes to LGMA from a long history of international performance and teaching. He is currently the principal violist for the Murfreesboro Symphony, The Shoals Symphony, and performs both violin and viola for the North Mississippi Orchestra. He was the principal violist for the Constanza Symphpny Orchestra (Romania) with 5 European and 2 International tours. Mr. Nedelco is also a chamber ensemble coach and performer. LGMA is recruiting for an ensemble for 2018-2019 season.
Guitar - Summer Lecturer
Barry "Po" Hannah has a masters degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Tennessee. He has performed with some of the most iconic musicians in the past 30 years. Barry is a summer lecturer and teaches at our Summer Workshops. Sign up for one of our summer camps to study personally with Barry.
We are pleased to have our newest member of the LGMA team beginning summer 2018. Bonita has a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Alabama and a Teaching Certificate degree from the University of Montevallo. She is an advocate for the Piano Safari Method, and is the current pianist at First Presbyterian Church in Guntersville.
Guitar - Ukulele
Cameron Davis began studying guitar at LGMA 10 years ago. Now, as a collegiate student studying music, we are pleased to have him back teaching our beginner guitar and ukulele students. Cameron has passed Grade 5 ABRSM certification with merit and Grade 5 voice. He currently performs with a local Christian group. He is completing his degree in music at Snead State.
Avalee is pursuing a Bachelors of Music in Cello Performance at the University of Alabama. She was a student of the UA Early College program and maintained a GPA of 4.0. For her first Huxford Symphony concert as a UA freshman, she was named assistant-principal cello. She has been a contract cellist for the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra for the last two seasons. She also plays with the Samford University orchestra on occasion.
Avalee participated in the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute in 2019 where she enjoyed furthering her studies of the Baroque cello and learning about the history and musical culture of the period. She enjoys classical and pre-classical performance of all kinds from solo to chamber to orchestral. In 2019, she was named the first-ever Honourable Mention in the Pickard Competition of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. From the ABRSM, Avalee was awarded a Grade 8 Distinction recognition in 2019.
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