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Instructors

Seth Cunningham

Seth has been playing and teaching in Missouri for about 5 years. He has played with various ensembles around the state in everything from concert, marching and jazz bands to theatre groups and even the Springfield Music All Stars. When […]

Jason Spell

Jason teaches Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Ukulele and Harmonica at Springfield Music. He’s has shredded local stages for decades, previously taught at Springfield Music, moved away for a spell (pun intended), then the Springfield vibe drew him back. We’re proud to have him […]

Emmoe Doniz

Emmoe (pronounced “moi”) stumbled upon her passion for music after she accidentally signed up for choir in 2002. Since choosing to pursue it as a career she has then performed in several state choirs and has been part of several […]

Lynette Staswick

Lynette started playing the violin at age 7, and hasn’t looked back since. She added viola and cello to her repertoire in high school and graduated from Evangel University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education in 2011. A strong proponent of the […]

Austin Atkins

Austin Atkins began playing guitar when he was in middle school. He was influenced by everything from classic rock to top 40 hits. Since then, he has played and recorded with artists across the country, from Alabama to New York. […]

Tara Lynn

With over 20 years as a professional singer, Tara has known singer was her career choice since she was a young teenager. Her professional experience includes six year touring as a country singer, five years as the opening act for […]

Sam Blevins

With aspirations of becoming a high school choir or orchestra teacher, Sam is admittedly passionate about music. He is currently a student of Evangel University and has six years experience with the cello. Sam’s musical commitments include Evangel Chorale, Concert Choir, University Orchestra and […]

Kyle Kicker

Kyle has been playing drums since 2003. A quick learner, he began teaching in 2006, spent a couple years touring, and spent numerous hours in studios honing his skills. Kyle is the current drummer for Eau Claire, a four piece progressive/indie […]

Emily Adams

Previously an elementary school music teacher, Emily holds a bachelor degree in Vocal Music Education and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Piano Performance at MSU. For the past 19 years, Emily has enjoyed playing a variety of musical […]

Rick Haegg

Rick was only eight years old when he began playing guitar and was largely self-taught until he began studying classical guitar at Southwest Missouri State University. There, he received a bachelor of music in Classical Guitar Performance. He also holds a master […]

Sean Clavin

Sean Clavin has been teaching for over 25 years, averaging over 80 students a month in California. He moved to the Branson area in 2003 with Roy Rogers Jr. & The High Riders. For the past 16 years, he performed […]

Josh Prince

With just shy of a decade playing guitar, Josh has the skills that could rival a life-time of playing experience, and the patience of a saint. A current Jazz Studies Major at MSU, Josh participates in the Jazz Symposium and […]

Ben Harrell

Ben has over 12 years of playing experience, and he has been with Springfield Music since 2007. Ben holds a degree in Contemporary Music, and loves playing Blues, Rock, Folk and Acoustic music. His Favorite bands/players are Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tommy Emmanuel […]

Sean King

Sean is one bad dude, but a heckuva nice guy! Sean has played guitar, bass and drums for over 25 years.  On bass he’s studied the playing styles of Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke and Les Claypool. Currently he’s the bassist for SpinRad […]

Bill Chapman

When he’s not on the road touring with his bluegrass band, The Chapmans, Bill Chapman teaches banjo lessons at Springfield Music. Whether you’ve been playing for years, or are just starting out, his professional experience allows him to teach all […]

Rick Hendry

Rick has been playing guitar since the age of 9.  He was first influenced to pick up the instrument when he saw The Beatles play on the Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964.  A year later, on his birthday, he […]

Anthony Matrone

Do you want to learn to play drums with great time, excellent technique, killer fills, AND have a good time doing it?  Than Anthony is your guy! Sign up for drum lessons with Anthony.  

Tom Rastorfer

Tom teaches all things brass, and is your guy if you wish to learn Brass Jazz Improvisation and Theory. He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Music from MSU, and is currently a Graduate Assistant in the Master’s Degree Program […]

Josh Medrano

Josh has his Bachelors of Arts in Music Performance from Texas State University -San Marcos, TX. He is currently in Springfield with us studying for his Master of Music Performance in Piano from MSU. Josh is a native of South […]

Kayla Horsman

Kayla is studying for her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from MSU, and is a student of Dr. Collins. With a bright and friendly disposition, Kayla has the energetic personality to encourage any age student with their desire to learn. […]

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