Hana Hart Studio Manager
A professional singer from Plaquemine, LA, Hana has 17 years of experience in the entertainment industry. She has sang for all of that time as well as worked in the movie industry as an on-set and post-production sound engineer, and as a Project Manager for a creative agency. Putting her knowledge of business and music together, she has remained the co-owner and lead singer of local cover band The Anteeks for the last six years.
Her singing career has led her to sing in venues all across the country, including Carnegie Hall in New York, and as a supporting act for artists such as Huey Lewis and the News, Ronnie Milsap, Cowboy Mouth and Irma Thomas.
Dakota Civello Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher
Born and raised in the heart of Louisiana, he picked up the love for music at the early age of three. From a family full of accomplished musicians, lessons were given by his grandfather Randy Civello, a Louisiana Music Hall of Fame Member. The love for music grew stronger as he grew up and started gigging professionally at age 15. He's opened up for artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Bad Suns. His original band Circa Amore has toured all over the southwest region and have released two EPs. He is also a member of The Rougaroux, a swamp/funk recording group including musicians/producers such as Marc Broussard, Brian Brignac, Sonny Landreth and Rob Fraboni. Not only is he a gigging musician but also a
recording engineer and producer, recording Louisiana-based bands at Civello Studios.
Philip Vincent Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor
Philip Vincent began his formal music studies by learning piano with Beverly Holt and Katherine Tobey. He has a Bachelor’s Degree of Music from Southeastern Louisiana University with a concentration in piano, studying under Dr. Kenneth Boulton. He has performed many times, both solo and collaboratively. Currently, he is the accompanist at First United Methodist Church in Gonzales, and has been teaching music for over five years.
Philip began his voice training in high school, singing in multiple school and honor choirs, including all-state honor choirs and the St. Joseph Cathedral Choir. He studied voice with Skip Harris, and currently sings with the Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus. Philip has been playing bass for almost 15 years in multiple bands. He currently plays as a full-time member of two bands of varying styles. He is a bass guitar teacher, piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Baton Rouge.
Nick Hatcher Keyboard Teacher
Nick Hatcher is a Baton Rouge native. His first introduction to music was when he started piano lessons at 5 years old. After learning to read music and play a few standards on the acoustic piano, he started playing with a keyboard he got for his 7th birthday, which introduced him to a vastness of synthesizers, organs, and other obscure instruments. After years at schools, such as LSU and BRCC, he finally formed a band with his brother and friends, Baton Rouge's Butcher's Dozen, playing keyboard, organ, and synthesizer. Nick still loves to express his passion for obscure keyboard and synthesis techniques and loves to show as many people interested as possible. He is a keyboard/piano teacher at School of Rock Baton Rouge.
Ian Webster Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher and Singing Teacher
Ian Webster is a Guitar Player/Song Writer from New Orleans, LA. His life is devoted to music and family. After 23 years in the music business, Ian has done a little bit of everything: touring, recording, producing, teaching and most of all-driving! Over the course of his career, Ian has been fortunate to share the stage/studio with artists such as: The Temptations, Chuck D(Public Enemy), The Wooten Brothers, Michael English, Damon Johnson(Alice Cooper/Thin Lizzy), The Family Stone, Mavis Staples, Rick Ross, Scarface, The Red Stick Ramblers, Heidi Newfield, Cowboy Mouth, Larry Garner, Howlin Wolf Jr, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Tabby Thomas, Tab Benoit, Josh Turner, Keith Sweat, Trey Songz, Louisiana's LaRoux, Afroman, and Rockin' Doopsie Jr. to name a few!
Ian studied formally at LSU and at Southern University under Alvin Batiste. He has also studied privately under Regi Wooten, Chalmers “Eddie” Alford(John Mayer, D’Angelo, Aretha Franklin) and Stan Campbell.
Ian is currently the lead guitarist and primary songwriter for Brittany Pool and the Rugarouxs based out of Nashville, TN.
Thomas Vercher Drum Teacher
Having been a performer and teacher for over 10 years, Thomas has been a lover of music since he was born. His grandfather gave him his first guitar at age 9, and he began playing classical percussion at age 10 when he joined his middle school band program. At age 11, he received his first drum kit and started performing for live audiences at the age of 12. From there, Thomas began performing with various rock, metal, and funk bands around Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Lafayette. Thomas was also an accomplished percussionist, having placed first chair in all of his middle school honor bands. He was also a Louisiana All-State percussionist in high school.
Thomas went on to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Percussion Performance at LSU. While there, he was a member of the LSU Wind Ensemble, Hamiruge (LSU percussion ensemble), and was a member of the LSU marching band. He also participated in a jazz ensemble, and performed for multiple LSU theatre performances.
Since graduation, he has focused on teaching, recording, and performing music. Thomas currently performs with bands Quarx, LA Shuffle, The 501st, and Karma and the Killjoys.
Conner McCready Guitar Teacher
Conner McCready is a multi-instrumentalist from Cleveland, OH now living in New Orleans, LA. He has been an active member of the Cleveland music scene for over 10 years and is now currently playing in various groups around New Orleans ranging from soul to bluegrass and hip hop. Conner is primarily a guitarist but is also proficient on drums, bass guitar and piano. He is very active in the recording scene as a session musician and engineer for numerous Cleveland and New Orleans based projects. He received his BA in "Music Studies" from the University of New Orleans.
Clay Achee Little Wing Teacher
Clay Achee is a Baton Rouge native with 17 years experience as a working artist and musician. While attending, and after graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Clay played guitar and sang with a multitude of local bands. He has worked in the movie industry as a Foley artist, an onset sound engineer, a writer, and director. Clay has been a DJ at WHYR 96.9FM, has worked as a talent buyer and planner for local music venues and has also planned a children's music festival with Baton Rouge's Knock Knock Children's Museum in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Clay and his wife Kirstin are the owners and operators of "Beyond the Garage", a puppets and arts business. They have made puppets for commercials, music videos, and ad campaigns. "Beyond the Garage" also produces "Ziggy and The Junkyard Band", A YouTube channel about a puppet rock band, an alien, & Rock 'n' Roll!