Music Instructors

Meet our talented team of instructors

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John Reischman

John Reischman is one of the premier mandolinists of his generation. He’s a master instrumentalist capable of swinging between re-inventions of traditional old-time tunes, deconstructions from the bluegrass repertoire, and compelling original tunes, many of which have become standards. He’s also a powerful bandleader, touring his band the Jaybirds [...]

2020-01-02T21:27:23+00:00

K. C. Groves

When K.C. Groves was a young musician she was mentored by bluegrass and acoustic music greats such as Sally Van Meter, Charles Sawtelle and Laurie Lewis. She has since become a driving force in her own right, passing on that spark and pure joy of playing music. A multi-faceted [...]

2020-01-02T21:18:00+00:00

Chris Brashear

Chris Brashear is a multi-instrumentalist, a singer and a songwriter. Along with Peter McLaughlin and Todd Phillips, Chris shared an artist residency at the Museum of Northern Arizona which produced The Colton House Sessions: Songs For The Southwest. Chris’s most recent solo recording, Heart Of The Country, was produced [...]

2019-12-16T23:54:08+00:00

Peter McLaughlin

Peter McLaughlin is an acclaimed acoustic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, performer, recording artist and music instructor located in Tucson, AZ.  He plays many genres and styles, and specializes in acoustic flatpicking and fingerpicking techniques.  He was born in Washington DC, and his family's roots are in Scotland and England by [...]

2020-01-02T21:27:11+00:00

Rebekah Rolland

Rebekah Rolland is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter based in Tucson. Early immersion in Arizona’s old-time and Bluegrass scene fueled her love for the tradition of storytelling through music, prompting her to study literature and music at the University of Arizona before setting out on several national tours with [...]

2019-12-16T23:52:52+00:00

Rudy Cortese

Rudy Cortese is a singer, songwriter and composer from Cortland, NY. He is a five time winner of the Four Corner States Banjo Championships, and also an Arizona state banjo champion, as well as winning numerous contests in the southwest region. Rudy’s invigorating charisma on stage and off is [...]

2020-01-02T21:24:58+00:00

Mark Miracle

Award winning mandolinist Mark Miracle has been playing Bluegrass/Americana music for over 40 years. Traveling the globe, his stylings and expertise has made him a sought after bandmate, guest artist and teacher. Having roots deep in traditional Bluegrass, this only bears as the foundation for what Mark brings as [...]

2020-01-02T21:24:29+00:00

Rachael Burnett

Born in Flagstaff Arizona, Rachel has been playing music since age 4. Rachel learned classical violin from NAU Suzuki preparatory academy, and played bluegrass with her family band, Burnett Family Bluegrass up until 1993. She has won numerous fiddling competitions and received multiple awards as vocalist and fiddler with [...]