Zac Bolton: Fretted Instruments

$99/Month

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.

 

 

 

David Kaiser: Brass

$99/Month

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Dave has been teaching and playing music for over 20 years. He relocated to the upstate a few years ago and has been teaching at Pecknel Music for the past two years. Dave attended Elmhurst College (IL) and attained his bachelor's degree in music education. After completion, he attended DePaul University in Chicago where he attained his master's degree in jazz pedagogy. Dave is state certified to teach any band or orchestra instrument, but specializes in brass.
Dave totes an impressive performance resume, including performing with the likes of The Four Tops, Mary Wilson, and NEA jazz masters Dee Dee Bridgewater, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Bill Holman, and Phil Woods. In 2013, Dave recorded with jazz master Phil Woods on an album entitled Right to Swing and has toured with acclaimed jazz drummer Jeff Hamilton.

 

Tom Wheat: Woodwinds

$119/Month

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

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.

 

Charles Hedgepath: Guitar + Bass

$109/Month

Charles Hedgepath hails from Columbia, SC. He has been playing and teaching guitar for over 20 years, and is known as "The Mayor of the Greenville Music Scene." Charles is a graduate of Furman University, and has experience teaching and playing in a variety of styles including rock, bluegrass, blues, jazz and country. Charles has played with members of the Trey Anastasio Band and the Jef Chadler Band. He holds a weekly residency at Smiley's Acoustic Cafe, hosting local, regional, and national artists. He has also recorded three solo studio albums. In addition to teaching lesson at Pecknel, Charles involves himself in many community based events. Among others, he supports The Upstate Slash Charity and The Meyer Center for Special Children.

 

 

Ashley Stevens: Violin + Folk + Fretted Instruments

$119/Month

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

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.

 

 

Dr. Lynn Fuller: Strings

$129/Month

Dr. Lynn Fuller has been a violin student of Elaine Richey at North Carolina School of the Arts and Sungil Lee, former concertmaster of the Charlotte Symphony. She earned a bachelor's degree in music education at UNC Charlotte, and has masters and doctoral degrees in music from the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Fuller has been an elementary school, middle school, and high school orchestra director for over 15 years. Under her leadership, school orchestras in North Carolina, South Carolina and Kentucky have earned Superior ratings at region Concert Festivals and Performance Adjudication events in addition to top prizes at music festivals throughout the Southeast.
As a conductor, Dr. Fuller has worked with professional musicians in China, Argentina, North Carolina and South Carolina. In addition to teaching and conducting, she has been a violinist with symphony orchestras in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia and is currently a member of the Salisbury Symphony.

 
 
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