Staff

Our instructors are all highly accomplished musicians in the Kansas City area. Nearly all have had the opportunity to perform professionally across the globe and open shows for some of the world’s foremost musicians. With over 100 years of combined experience, our dedicated and experienced teachers are adept at teaching students music theories and concepts. 

Steven Scott, Owner

Steve D. Scott is an accomplished pianist and teacher. Steve has been playing the piano for over 40 years. He received his post secondary education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Wichita State University.  “Mr. Keys”, as he is known, specializes in gospel music but is also well versed in other genres of music.

DeAndre Manning

DeAndré began playing music at the age of three.  His earliest influences would be his father (a drummer & bassist) and played as a drummer for The Kansas City Evangelists.  DeAndré has shared the stage with The Drifters, The Dazz Band, and Roy Ayers and been featured in the documentary, “Kansas City & All That Jazz”.

Timothy Bailey

Timothy Bailey is an accomplished pianist. He received a Bachelor of Music in Theory from the University of Kansas.  Tim has been teaching and playing for over 30 years.  He also is a composer and arranger.  He is a founding member of the awarding-winning instrumental group New Creation.

Correy Harris

Correy is an American jazz saxophonist, composer with a signature smooth sound. For more than two decades, he has performed at venues such as The Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival, The Grand Emporium, The Blue Room, The Phoenix, The KC Juke house, The Jazzhaus and more.

Jim Ellison

Jim Ellison is an accomplished lead guitar player who has been playing in the greater Kansas City area for over 40 years.  He is a composer, arranger and drummer.  His most recent music credits include him playing with Julian Vaughn and Alex Bugnon and many various local artists.

Brad Williams

Kansas City (Kansas) native Brad Williams started playing in church, then took that training with him to Wichita State to pursue drums and percussion. There he studied various percussive nuances like playing hand percussion, steel drums, West African drumming, Afro-Cuban rhythm as well as classical percussion before moving back to Kc to learn more about Kansas City's rich jazz history. Brad has since been playing drums in the Kansas City area for 18 years at various churches and music venues. Brad believes in sharing information and encouraging youths to explore, be inquisitive and find many avenues of creative freedom and expression.

Tina Billberry

Tina “K’ Tina” Bilberry is an international violinist with a Bachelor of Music with a minor in theater from William Jewel College as well as a Master’s from KU. Tina has been teaching over 15+ years. Her performance spans across the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.  She has opened for artists such as pianist Ben Tankard, Martha Munnizzi and Dr. Bobby Jones.

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