Hana HartStudio 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.
Robert HoldenGuitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Robert began learning to play guitar at age 12, and after studying under local legend Stan Campbell, he moved to California to study guitar and music business/production at the Musicians Institute. During his time there he studied under some of the world's most successful studio/gigging musicians, gaining insight into a wide variety of styles. After studying and playing in bands around Los Angeles as well as recording for film, television and other musicians, Robert moved back to Louisiana for the rich and vibrant music scene of the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas. He has recorded and played shows at venues and festivals all across the Southeast with styles ranging from jazz and funk to rock, bluegrass and everything in between.
Karl BoudreauxDrum Teacher
Drummer from south Louisiana, Karl started playing at the young age of eight. Over his 30-plus years of playing and studying music, he has been privileged to share stages across the United States and Europe with many amazing musicians. From orchestra concert bands, jazz ensemble groups, church worship teams, small acoustic settings to large concert venues, he
has learned that being a drummer is about playing for the music. "Less is more" is the philosophy he has behind the drum kit. "As the drummer in a band, you are the glue that holds everything together. It's all about the groove and playing tasteful fills in the right spot that compliments the rest of the band. Music is a conversation and no one likes to converse with someone who is always talking. Karl is currently the US drummer for international blues artist Larry Garner, south Louisiana-based country band Vidalia, works as a freelance drummer along the Gulf Coast and also stays busy with standing weekly house gigs on world famous Bourbon St. in New Orleans.
Eric SchererDrum Teacher
From St. Louis, Missouri, Eric Scherer is not your average musician. He started studying music at the age of eight years old with various amateur and professional musicians. With these 20-plus years of instruction, Scherer has refined his technique and musicianship, taking it upon himself to perfect the canon of musical literature that previous masters confronted. The result of this labor is a string of successful performances, along with audience and critical acclaim.
Scherer received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Southeast Missouri State University, studying primarily with Dr. Shane Mizicko. He studied with world renowned percussionist and composer Blake Tyson at University of Central Arkansas, earning a Master of Music degree. Furthermore, Scherer served as a graduate teaching assistant and was selected to record with Tyson on his debut album, "Firefish: The Music of Blake Tyson." Currently Scherer is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Louisiana State University, studying under percussionist and composer Dr. Brett William Dietz. Scherer is an adjunct professor of percussion at Southern University - Baton Rouge and drum instructor at School of Rock Baton Rouge.
Jude DupontGuitar Teacher
He has played music professionally for 10-plus years after maintaining a lifelong affinity for it. He has played extensively throughout Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, including venues in Panama City, Destin, Biloxi, Jackson, Lake Charles and Baton Rouge, as well as the world famous Bourbon Street in New Orleans. He graduated from LSU in 2009. His current bands include (but are not limited to) The Anteeks (variety/covers) and The Hitchhiker (original rock/roll), playing guitar and lending vocal assistance where necessary
Elliot RodrigueSinging Teacher, Piano Teacher
Elliott Rodrigue has his music education degree in Voice from NSU. He has been teaching music in public schools since 2015 and created two music programs. Elliott has directed rehearsals, given private lessons and performed professionally. Elliott has been performing in front of live audiences since 2002.