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Dr. Elizabeth Robbins - Available For Both In-Person & Virtual

Elizabeth Robbins began studying the viola at age 9 and the flute at age 10, and has experience performing and teaching strings and woodwinds. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Music Education at Ithaca College, where she studied flute with Kelly Covert. She spent one semester at the Ithaca College London Center, taking lessons with Susan Milan at the Royal College of Music. After completing her undergraduate degree, Elizabeth moved to southern Maryland, where she taught pre-k through fifth grade band, strings, chorus, and general music for four years at St. Mary’s County Public Schools. While in Maryland, she earned her Master of Music in Music Education from Boston University. In 2010 she played Griffes’s Poem for Flute and Orchestra with the Chamber Orchestra of Southern Maryland In Concert as the winner of the COSMIC Young Artist Competition.

Elizabeth earned her PhD in music education at Temple University in 2019. While at Temple, she worked as a TA in the music education department, which included serving as a graduate conductor of the Night Owls Community Band and teaching Woodwind Methods to undergraduate and graduate students. She also taught as an adjunct and supervised student teachers at West Chester University. During her doctoral studies, she was a member of the viola faculty for the Music Education Pathways program at Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, PA and was a member of the flute faculty at Ferrwood Music Camp in Drums, PA. Elizabeth is happy to be back in Maryland, teaching 4th-6th grade band and orchestra in Prince George’s County Public Schools.

Book A Trial Lesson With Stan
Stan Rouse - Available For Both In-Person & Virtual
Stan has taught and performed for many years. He has toured Europe with Circus Ron Calli, played with The National Circus of Paris, and performed on numerous cruise lines. Stan has shared the stage with Aretha Franklin, Lionel Ritchie, The Platters, The Coasters, The Drifters, and The Crystals. He locally plays with “Maryland’s opening act to the stars” Gene Vincent and Cadillac Cruisers and has opened up for stars like The Beach Boys, Three Dog Night, and Joan Jett. He also writes horn arrangements for the group. As of October 13, 2013, Stan Rouse is being inducted into the Maryland Music Hall of Fame. Other inductees include Frank Zappa and Dennis Chambers.
Book A Trial Lesson With Kim K
Kim Keehner - Available For Both In-Person & Virtual
Kimberly McNicholas Keehner inherited her love of music from her father, who played trumpet with a US Army Air Force band during World War II. Kim began playing flute at age 10 and was a member of bands and orchestras associated with Towson University’s outstanding music department. She earned bachelor and masters degrees in music education at Towson where she studied flute under noted instructor Robin McKey-Day.

During a 32-year teaching career with the Baltimore County Public Schools, elementary and middle school bands and orchestras under Kim’s direction received superior and excellent ratings at both county and state levels of competition. In addition she served as the elementary instrumental music representative to the Maryland Music Educators Association and has played flute and piccolo with the Gettysburg Symphony Orchestra.

Kim specializes in developing a lifelong love of music and performance in the youngest musicians. Although she excels at playing and teaching woodwinds (flute, clarinet and oboe), Kim is happy to work with students who are learning strings and brass. Quite simply, Kim’s passion isn’t just music, it’s teaching the techniques that guide beginning players to excel. Whether working with young musicians in several Howard County schools or as a part of the Mike’s Music family, Kim is uniquely qualified to nurture the sheer joy that comes from making music.
Book A Trial Lesson With Arby
Arby Barker - Available For Both In-Person & Virtual
Ryan (Arby) has been involved in the music industry for the past 13 years, during which he has alternated between playing the Alto, Tenor, and Baritone saxophones. His musical roots are firmly planted in the classical genre, and for the past decade, he has been deeply immersed in the blues scene.

The majority of Ryan's career has been based in Georgia. During his time in grade school, he had the pleasure of accompanying the District Honor Band for three years. He also had the honor of serving as the section leader for the Spirit of South Paulding marching band and had the incredible opportunity to perform in London's New Year's Day parade in 2015.

Following Ryan's graduation, he specialized as an improv artist at the Dark Horse Tavern in Atlanta, Georgia. Beyond his performance experience, He has a deep passion for teaching music. Over the years, he has had the privilege of sharing his knowledge and love for music with aspiring musicians, helping them develop their skills and ignite their own passion for this art form. Teaching has become an integral part of Ryan's musical journey, and he is committed to continuing to inspire and educate future generations of musicians.
Book A Trial Lesson With McKey
McKey Monroe - Available For Both In-Person & Virtual
McKey Monroe is a dramatic, charismatic, and enthusiastic Contralto. McKey is a native of Aiken, SC, and grew up with very few opportunities to sing in choirs or sing publicly. However, their mother and father introduced them to singing in the car to Billy Joel, ELO, The Monkees and many more. They were introduced to classical music when they joined their middle school band on the alto saxophone. McKey recently finished working on a few projects such as the role of a Sprite in Massenet’s Cendrillon and premiering Zwischenspiel, a new opera scene, by William Martin at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. Currently, McKey is working on an upcoming production of Ralph Vaughan Williams' Riders to the Sea with Peabody Opera. They are a very passionate performer and believe that putting bits of themself into each performance helps with their ability to convince the audience that they are living through each moment. 
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