For over 3 years, Athena Comer has been teaching private voice and piano lessons on a professional basis. After earning her degree in Music Education with an emphasis on vocal pedagogy from McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois, Athena came to Richmond to teach voice. She has performed in multiple ensembles as a member of the St. Louis Metro Theatre Community, the No-Name Choral Ensemble, and the McKendree University Choral Ensemble. Currently she is the vocal coach for the Show Choir Program at Randolph Macon College. Her musical repertoire and energetic personality make her one of the most in demand teachers at Peabody's Piano Co.
Guitar, Ukulele, Electric Bass, Piano.
For over 2 years, Adrian Grantz has been teaching incredible technique for guitar at Peabody's Piano Co. An almunus of the VCU Arts program, Adrian's style of teaching is very flexible for his students' needs. He excels at both acoustic and electric guitar in a variety of styles from rock to pop to classical. His instruction has laid the musical foundation for many of Peabody's guitar students. Whether teaching guitar, ukulele, or piano, Adrian is popular for his laid-back teaching style that inspires confidence in all of his students.
Sam Nacman has 13 years of experience and education under the care of over 6 different mentors and teachers in various facets and genres of music, which includes singing alto with the Commonwealth Singers and Women's Choir at VCU, as well as 4+ years of experience as a church organist, teaching volunteer adult and child singers. After attaining her bachelor's degree from VCU, she is now instructing students of her own who are eager to learn the knowledge, skills, and discipline it takes to be a musician. She believes that music is a way of self-expression and a transformative creative outlet for anybody, from all backgrounds, willing to learn.
PIANO, STRINGS, VOICE.
Jordan Blackstone is a classically trained piano and strings instructor with experience teaching various instruments and musical genres. An alumnus of the VCUARTS Program and B.A. at Virginia Commonwealth University, Jordan employs his musical knowledge and skill to craft a vibrant and unique sound that can be appreciated by all. A veteran of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Jordan has also performed with various other statewide ensembles such as the Heritage Ensemble Theater Company, the Omega Psi Phi National Talent Conclave, and the Virginia Theater Association. Jordan’s passion for music and instructive teaching style couple to make him an invaluable asset to the staff here at Peabody’s Piano.
Piano, Guitar, Ukulele.
Michael Matthews has been teaching piano and guitar in the Greater Richmond area for over 10 years. He studied Piano Performance at VCU and has wide experience with music production and professional compositions. Michael's performance background includes playing professionally for local churches and several bands. Boasting a number of styles from classical, pop, rock, and gospel, Mike Matthews is a versatile performer and a valued teacher at Peabody's Piano Co.