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Bill Jones Music - Knoxville Teaching Staff

Dr. Penka Spaulding
String Teacher
In-person & Online
Doctorate of Music Arts and Education-Boston University
Master of Music Education-University of Tennessee
Bachelor of Music Pedagogy-Bulgarian Pedagogical Institute

Christine Tai
Piano Teacher
MM- University of Michigan
BM-Pomona College,CA
Prague International Piano Masterclasses-Czech Republic

Jason Day
Piano Teacher
Masters of Music in Jazz Studies -UT Knoxville
Bachelor of Music in Studio Music & Jazz -UT Knoxville
Formally Associate Professor Of Music & Jazz at ETSU

In addition to teaching piano full time at the School of Music at Bill Jones Music Jason is an active professional performer playing throughout East Tennessee both solo and with his Combo.

Charlyna Hamilton
Piano Teacher/ Yamaha Certified Teacher / Music Together Certified Teacher
MM- University of Tennessee Knoxville
BM- Tennessee State University

Katie Howe
Piano / Voice / Music Together Certified Teacher 
Knox County Home School Chorus Director
In-Person & Online
BM- Belhaven College

Kathryn Frady-Marvel
Voice Teacher
MM- University of North Texas
BM- University of North Texas
Professional Performer both Locally, Nationwide and Europe
Executive Director of Marble City Opera

Rondo Johnson

Rondo Johnson
Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, & Bass Teacher

Bachelor of Music in Studio Music & Jazz -UT Knoxville

In addition to teaching Guitar at Bill Jones Music you may know Rondo from his many professional performances throughout East Tennessee as he plays both individually and with his band.

Kristen Robinson
Piano, Guitar & String Teacher
In-Person & Online
BM in Piano Performance- University of Mary, ND

Megan Kabela
Harp Teacher
In-Person & Online
BS- Valparaiso University, IN
2nd Major in Music
Megan performs Professionally around East Tennessee

Katrina Duval
Piano Teacher & Yamaha Certified Music Teacher
In-Person & Online
BM-University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Gina Godoy
Music Together Certified Teacher
MM- State University of NY
BA -Allegheny College

Kimery Simpkins
Violin & Viola Teacher
MM- Violin Performance – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
BM – University of North Carolina

Dr. Abby Fisher, DMA
Percussion & Piano Teacher
Online Lessons
DMA – Stony Brook University
MM-New York University
BM- Lawrence University

Alina Rosevear
Piano Teacher
In-Person & Online
MM-Frederic Chopin Academy of Music- Warsaw Poland
BM-Frederic Chopin School of Music-Opole, Poland
Suzuki Certified Piano – Suzuki Association of America
Alina is an active accompanist, chamber musician and local church pianist.

Shelley Armer 
Violin & Viola Teacher
In-Person & Online
MM in Viola Performance -University of Tennessee Knoxville
Bachelors of Music in Viola Performance Indiana University JSOM
Suzuki Certified Violin/Viola Suzuki Association of America 
Chamber and Orchestra Performer

Chika Koyanagi
Piano Teacher
Online & In-person
MHS- Kyoto University, Japan
BHS- Kyoto University, Japan
Professional Piano Player in East Tennessee and Japan

Seth Tinsley
Music Theator & Voice Teacher
MM- Belmont University
BA -Maryville College
2016 to present -teacher at Karns High School
Seth has been performing for over 15 years around Knoxville and Nashville.
He shares his love of music and theater with students here in his hometown. 

Laurel Black
Piano & Percussion Teacher
MM -The Boston Conservatory
BM -University of Tennessee

Emma Motok
Piano & Guitar Teacher
In-Person & Online
Presently in Master Degree-University of Tennessee
BA -Lee University


Kayla Beard
Voice & Piano Teacher
In-Person & Online
MM -University of Tennessee
BA -Brigham Young University
Administrative Director of Marble City Opera
Active in Performance and Production in Classical Music -Knoxville

Hayan Song
Piano Teacher/Music Together Certified
MM -University of Tennessee
BA -Liberty University
Graduate -Myong-Ji University, Korea

Dr Lindsey Cope

Piano, Voice, Guitar, and Drum Teacher


DMA- University of South Carolina
MM- University of Tennessee
BM- Mars Hill College, NC

Jenny Anderson

Dr. Jennifer Anderson

 Piano Teacher
DM- University of Memphis
MM -University of Tennessee
BA -Maryville College

David Slack

Guitar. Double Bass, and Electric Bass
In-Person Lessons
MM -University of Tennessee
BA -University of Tennessee
2006- Present Professor at Pellissippi State