See the artists who share our passion and the skills they have to share.
*NOTE: For everyone's safety, ALL classes are held online at this time.
Group Classes are pre-scheduled, so availability varies based with our learning seasons.
Private Classes are reserved individually.
Links to Private Classes will prompt an email so that we can schedule the best times.
Molly Murphy (Owner)
Molly’s love of music came at an early age, singing in choirs from age 4, participating in all the school musicals, and making music with her family for as long as she can remember. She attended Stuart Hall School in Staunton, VA as a music student in the Visual and Performing Arts program from 1999-2003, and attended James Madison University where she continued to study music....
Classes with Molly
Una was born in a little village in Latvia and has been surrounded by music since early childhood. Una majored in violin and vocals in Latvia and participated in every musical performance and contest that she could as a youngster. Her background is classical, but Una has expanded her knowledge and experience in jazz and Latvian folk music.
Classes with Una
A Shenandoah Valley native and multi-instrumentalist, Sean Newman has been playing music for 10 years- nearly half of his life. Sean grew up in the traditional old-time music community where he and his family were immersed in music. His mother, father, and sister all play instruments and old time music. Sean is mostly self-taught although in the aural tradition of Appalachian music, informal lessons from more experienced musicians in the community and inviting promising youngsters into jams is prevalent.
Classes with Sean
Drew began studying drums and percussion at an early age with his grandfather who was a clinician for the Zildjian cymbal company and a professor of music at Mansfield University. Continuing that tradition, Drew studied percussion at Penn State where he participated in ensembles ranging from philharmonic orchestras to the Marching Blue Band. Eventually landing in the theatre world, he went on to play in multiple national and international tours including HAIR and A Charlie Brown Christmas as well as numerous regional productions.
Classes with Drew
Janie is a power-house American fiddler and claw-hammer banjo player who is widely recognized for her traditional and inventive style, in the pocket rhythm, whimsical groove and her award-winning original tunes. She is a fulltime touring musician playing concerts, workshops, festivals and dances around the world. She is also an experienced back up guitarist in the old-time style playing with strong rhythm and bass runs to accompany a fiddler, banjo player or singer.
Classes with Jane
Joseph Zullo is a blossoming musician from the heart of the valley and has been pursuing the adventure of musicianship since his teenage years. His interest was first fostered in chorus from elementary through high school, but truly began with a fascination with rock n roll and a mesmerizing moment with his brother.
"I remember watching and listening intently as my brother played Stairway to Heaven on an old classical guitar and just simply fell in love with strings."
Classes with Joseph
Marshall Biever is a teaching artist with over a decade of teaching, writing, recording, and performance experience across a range of genres that include funk, classic rock, emo, math rock, blues, contemporary instrumental acoustic guitar (Andy McKee, Michael Hedges ect) nylon string acoustic, indie and more.
Classes with Marshall
Casey Rolfe grew up in Hampton Roads, Virginia and began her music journey at age six. Armed with a songbook from Disney’s Aladdin and an electric keyboard, Casey taught herself how to read music and play piano. Her musical passions also include drums and percussion, sight-reading, and singing. Casey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Christopher Newport University
Classes with Casey
Bill Howard is a Shenandoah Valley native, and founding member, co-songwriter, & ‘band dad’ of The Judy Chops. Born into a musical family, Bill began singing in elementary school, and developed a love of performance at an early age. Bill’s grandmother gave him his first guitar lesson at age 12 showing him 3 chords, and then told him, ‘That’s the only thing anyone ever showed me; you’ll have to figure out the rest on your own.’ This advice proved to be invaluable, and helped him develop his ear.
Classes with Bill
Born and raised in Staunton, VA Sarah Williams has been singing with a gospel background since the age of 2 and playing piano by ear since she was 5. However, she did not discover her passion for music until age 13, after stumbling through the infamous musical dive bar, Marinos. Her musical inspirations evolved quickly from Disney musicals to Tom Waits, Sam Cooke, and Patsy Cline. In the spring of 2010, Sarah Williams wrote her first song, “Dreamin,” and performed it at a local open mic. Since then, she has written over 100 songs and has played across the Nation.
Classes with Sarah
Lisa Stephens is a singer and multi-instrumentalist. She started playing piano at six years old and has enjoyed growing her musicianship with different instruments and skills along the way! While she became involved in theatre later in life, she has found it to be a great source of community and arts education.
Classes with Lisa
Trent Stephens was a real goofball in school and realized he could transfer that skill to the stage! He received his undergraduate degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University. In 2008, Trent started as a company member of the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival and since 2015, Trent has annually served as guest director for Shakespeare By The Sea in Jupiter, Florida.
Classes with Trent
Stuart Gunter lives in Schuyler, Virginia. He has been working in music and education for 25+ years, and even put in several years as a volunteer firefighter. His poems are forthcoming or have been published in Poet Lore, Hiram Poetry Review, Appalachian Journal, James Dickey Review, Cold Mountain Review, and Plume, among others. Once Again to See the Stars: A Contemporary View of Dante's Inferno, his collaboration with artist Michelle Gagliano, will be published in 2021.