Contact: Jenny Alday Townsend
SARASOTA, FL: Music Compound is excited to welcome seven new teachers to our rosters. Music Compound now employs 31 individuals. Music Compound has hired new teachers to accommodate growth at new downtown location and original Cattlemen Studio. With the opening of the downtown location at the Bazaar on Apricot and Lime, there is an opportunity for residents, working professionals, and school aged youth to take lessons. Music Compound invites the hard-working individuals to take back their lunch break, and learn how to play an instrument. “Learning a musical instrument has been proven to improve neural activity, builds intellectual capacity, and develops creative thinking skills.” All important aspects of the brain that are often overlooked and underdeveloped in the professional work world. Music Compound is looking to provide an opportunity for adults to pursue their musical dreams, and to make themselves a priority, for at least 30 minutes a week. Special pricing for individuals that take lessons from 11AM to 2PM.
Please welcome new the following professionals:
Ben Tilford: Ben Interned at Music Compound this past summer. He just completed his degree from Florida State and will teach Guitar, Drums, Vocals, and Kidz Rock classes.
Teri Grosze: Specializes in Musical Theater, Vocals, and Piano. Trained in vocals at Juilliard School, and also wrote and directed several theatre productions in across the country.
Phil Colpas: Bandleader, guitarist, vocalist and primary songwriter/arranger for the King Louie Band. Specializes in blues, teaching electric and acoustic guitar (all levels), bass (beginner), vocals and songwriting.
Joey D: DJ Joey is Sarasota’s premier DJ. He spins at area restaurants and parties. He teaches students how to make beats, spin, and keep the dance floor packed.
Wayne DeLair: Audio engineer, composer, and producer Wayne, who operates Jump Dog Studios. He will be teaching students creative and technical skills beneficial to arranging, producing, and recording their own music.
Bill Shepherd: Bill specializes in adult group classes at both locations. Bill will also manage Christian concerts hosted at Music Compound. Along with worship jam sessions.
Johnnie Barker: JOhnnie is one of the most well-known bassist on the gulf coast. Johnnie is completing his music degree from Berklee College of Music. Johnnie teaches bass and drums at the downtown studio.
Music Compound’s philosophy is that every student is an individual. This means that every student will learn differently, have different interests, and progress at different rates. Therefore, every teacher customizes each lesson to best fit the student and their needs. That is why it is so important to have a variety of teachers available all with different backgrounds and skill sets.
About Music Compound
The Music Compound provides an environment to inspire, collaborate and educate children and adults in pursuit of their love of music. Members of the Music Compound will have access to a wide array of learning opportunities intended to not only build music skills but to also enhance confidence, communication and social interaction abilities. Learning opportunities include one-on-one instrument lessons, group instrument lessons, music education, workshops, open forums to encourage music interactions, along with performance and recital opportunities. The goal is to transform dreams into reality by providing a contemporary and influential environment for musicians of all ages. For more information, visit www.musiccompound.com. https://musicedmasters.kent.edu/the-benefits-of-teaching-music-learning-an-instrument/