Zac Bolton: Fretted Instruments

$99/Month, Virtual + In Person

Zac Bolton is a South Carolina native who has been teaching and playing for over 20 years. He is also the lesson coordinator for Pecknel’s Greenville location.
Zac attended Winthrop University where he attained his Bachelors of Arts in music. He is proficient in jazz, rock, country, blues, and has also studied classical guitar. While guitar is his primary instrument, Zac also teaches electric bass and ukulele as well.
Zac balances his teaching schedule at Pecknel with a busy performing calendar. He plays with various groups of contrasting styles throughout the Carolinas and is very active on the Greenville music scene.

 

 

 
 

Tom Wheat: Woodwinds

$119/Month, Virtual + In Person

Tom Wheat moved to the Upstate from Nottingham, England in 2011. He studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, and gained his teaching degree from Nottingham Trent University.
Tom has been teaching for 22 years in schools, colleges and private studios. He joined Pecknel Music in 2017.
Tom combines his teaching with a busy performing schedule, playing in many difference venues across the U.S. and beyond.

 

 

 
 
 
 

Nick Hawkins: Piano + Voice

$109/Month, Virtual + In Person

Nick Hawkins is a native of Greenvile, SC where he began his journey with music as a vocalist in his local gospel choir at Tabernacle Baptist Church. After graduating from the Fine Arts Center, he attended the University of South Carolina on full scholarship where he attained his bachelor's degree in vocal performance. While in college, Nick began teaching private lessons. He also maintained a busy performance schedule, including roles as Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni and Der Vater in Hans and Gretel. After graduating from USC, Nick continued to perform a wide variety of theatrical roles throughout the country.
Nick maintains his private voice and piano studio with a musical background that includes 18 years of experience as a pianist and 10 years of experience as a violinist. His goal as a teacher is to give musicians the tools that they need in order to make the music that they love in a healthy way.

 

 

Ashley Stevens: Violin + Folk + Fretted Instruments

$119/Month, Virtual

Ashley began teaching at Pecknel in 2019. She loves working with all age levels. She offers lessons on Violin, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele and Banjo.
Ashley currently serves on her church worship team as a guitarist, bassist and vocalist. She also enjoys playing fiddle in the bluegrass and old time communities. 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Plyler: Piano

$109/Month, Virtual + In Person

Sarah Plyler began piano study at age 11. She attended North Greenville University in South Carolina where she studied with Dr. Lilia Stoytcheva and Fabio Parrini. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Piano in 2010 and soon after opened her own studio in Villa Rica, a small city west of Atlanta, GA. While in Villa Rica, her studio grew to 38 students and was awarded the Best In Villa Rica Award in 2019.
As a licensed Musikgarten teacher, Sarah brings her experience with young children and knowledge of musical development to enhance lessons. She has worked with children as young as three years old all the way up to senior adults in both group and private settings. She has also worked with students with special needs.
Sarah and her husband, Casey, have recently relocated to Greer from their former home in Georgia.

 

 

Carlos Diaz:  Fretted Instruments + Piano

$109/Month, Virtual + In Person

Carlos has been playing and teaching music professionally for 15 years. He earned his Associates in Music from Broward College with an emphasis in Jazz Studies and studied Classical guitar at Florida International University. He is currently the Music Director at his church and enjoys sharing his passion for music and learning by teaching young and old alike. He loves playing Jazz, Classical, Rock, Folk, nerding out on music theory, and helping his students learn to play the music they love while also giving them the foundations of music theory to become solid musicians. 

Carlos teaches guitar to all levels and bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, and piano to beginners.

 
 
 
 

Devin Campbell: Fretted Instruments + Piano + Percussion

$119/Month, Virtual + In Person

Devin is a multi-instrumentalist who began playing guitar at the age of 7. By the time he was 13, he was a bonâ fidé prodigy. By age 18 Devin was a graduate of the Greenville Fine Arts Center where he studied Jazz Guitar. He then attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN where he received a Degree in Guitar Performance with a minor in Music Business. His studies afforded him the opportunity to venture into other instruments including voice, piano, and drums! During his decade-long session in Nashville, Devin performed, toured, wrote, recorded, and taught music.

Devin moved back to Greenville in 2016, and began focusing on teaching and performing. He frequently performs with local music theater companies such as Spartanburg Little Theatre and Centre Stage. Devin is currently a Music Professor at USC Upstate where he works as the Director of the Commercial Music Combo Ensemble and Director of the Jazz Combo Ensemble. Devin has a passion for music that is unmatched, and his genuineness and love for teaching makes every lesson a pleasure!

 

Janet Allison: Piano + Flute

$119/Month, Virtual + In Person

Janet Allison is a transplant native of Greenville having been in the area since 1994.  She has played the piano and flute for over 20 years.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from USC Upstate.  When she isn't teaching music lessons, Janet teaches 4K at Lake Forest Elementary.  This is her 14th year as a public educator and 8th year teaching is Greenville County.

When Janet is isn't teaching elementary school or music lessons she enjoys performing in musical theater and concert events.

 

 
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