Brannon was born and raised in Alabama. He attended God's Bible School and College, University of Montevallo, and Amridge University and earned degrees in music, religion, and human development. For the past 15 years he has served as vocalist, accompanist, composer and church music director. His music experience is comprised of classical, gospel, blues/swing, country and pop. When not teaching at his studio, Brannon enjoys cooking, hiking, bowling, and reading on history and politics.
Derek has been playing guitar for
several years and holds a Bacherlors Degree Music Education in Guitar from
Faulkner University. He considers
himself a fast learner who loves music and wants to inspire the next generation
with the love of music. Derek says, “Some of the most influential
people have been my music teachers; they and the lessons they taught are what
got me through hard times. Thus, I am very enthusiastic about the chance to
teach.” His main instrument is guitar -- classical or
jazz -- but he also plays saxophone and percussion and his actively involved in
composition work. People say of him that
his biggest strength is being encouraging to others.
Jenny was born in south Korea and moved to Alabama at a Young age. She started piano when she was 4 years old and has been performing in multiple recitals and competitions throughout her early years. She graduated from Auburn University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in piano performance. As much as she loves performing, she is also passionate about teaching students and willing to inspire them and expand their knowledge in music.
Randall Smith - Piano Instructor
Born and raised in Montgomery, AL, Shoronda recalls always having a love for music. Her passion was truly ignited once she was introduced to the violin at the age of 10. Since then, Shoronda has completed a Bachelors of Arts in Music from Alabama State University and a Masters in Music Education from Jackson State University. No matter how far she traveled, her main goal was always to come back to Montgomery & teach strings in her hometown. "Playing the violin has afforded me with wonderful opportunities, an avenue for continued education and lifelong connections and friendships with so many amazing musicians. My goal is to introduce students to all of the places that music can take them, just as it was once done for me."
Esther has accumulated nearly 15 years experience studying and playing the violin. Beginning her violin studies at age 10, she quickly honed her skills to earn her membership with the Montgomery Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Alabama All-State Orchestra and later the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, where she currently serves as the assistant concertmaster. She has lent her violin skills to multiple productions, including Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma, Annie, and many others. She also serves as a wedding violinist and an accomplished church pianist. She is currently studying under violinist Sven Stucke.
Jonathan was raised in Athens, AL where he developed a passion for music at a very early age. He began to play at church at the age of 10 and formed his rock band at age 11. At Athens High School, he served as the drummer for the jazz band for four years and continued to play in numerous bands as a drummer and a bass player. After high school, Jonathan went to Troy University, where he studied piano and played bass in the studio rhythm section. In 2009, he joined the Park Band as the bass player, and after 6 years at that position, he switched to drums, where he serves now. He is currently continuing his music education at Huntingdon College.
Hannah was born in Biloxi, MS and has been raised in Alabama for most of her life. The piano has become her passion and playing and teaching it has become her goal for her future. She has studied piano for over ten years and she is serves as an accompanist at her church and has been apart of the MSoM staff since 2017. She is currently working toward degrees in early child hood development and music. When not working at MSOM, Hannah enjoys spending time with her family, studying and playing piano at her church.