Reggie Graves has professionally played guitar for 25 years and has a solid background in electric and acoustic guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, and drum programming. Reggie is a well respected studio musician and tours nationally with some of the best gospel groups around, including Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers.
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Ray started playing professionally at age 17 in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. He was greatly influenced by Texas Blues artists such as Freddie King and the Vaughan Brothers, as well as rock guitarists Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana. During his 34 year career, Ray has divided his time between playing and writing original music and performing in cover bands.
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Wesley Pinchback is a classically trained singer, who has been singing since the age of seven. Throughout his musical career, Wesley has trained under notable directors and performed with world-renowned choirs. Wesley has also studied music and voice at Johnson C. Smith University and Morehouse College where he sung as part of the Morehouse College Glee Club and the Johnson C. Smith University Choir.
A graduate of the Lenoir Rhyne University School of Music in vocal performance and sacred music, Charles Morrow has been a student of the art of musical performance. After graduation, Charles continued his education through some of the most gifted Midwestern schools of music. Recently, Charles was a part of the 2014 Emmy winning St. Olaf Choir's "Christmas in Norway" as a musical consultant. Charles has taught private vocal students for many years. Many of his students have been placed in leading roles in musicals. They have also received scholarships to sing in colleges such as; Ole Miss, University of South Carolina, Duke University, Erskine College, Florida State University and many more.
"Education is key to success" is a favorite motto of Charles'. His voice coaches include Michael Clawson and Judith Burbank from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Along the way, he has also studied and performed with John Cheek, baritone for the New York Metropolitan Opera.
Charles is currently on the music faculty of Central Piedmont Community College and is excited about furthering musical arts in the Charlotte area. In his teachings, Charles enjoys using musicality and technique to make the best performer of his students. He is also a performer in the area, singing in many different roles and in many different choirs through out the USA.
At an early age, Todd had the drive and desire to create music. His childhood provided him with an opportunity to watch his father play the drums. He soon picked up on what his father was doing, and proceeded to create his own style on the set. Listening to, and emulating the various styles of music from Rock, Blues, R&B, and Country, Todd soon created a very powerful style of playing the drums. But, it’s not all about power, there is a certain finesse that he has learned as well, from performing live for more than 40 years with some very talented musicians. Todd now performs regularly with his friend, Buddy Dukes in the Dukes and Smith duo. He has also performed up and down the east coast, and has honed his craft by his devotion to trying every style of music that he could lay his hands on. It is his belief that to be a good musician, one needs to appreciate and learn from the various styles of music, and most importantly, take each style, break it down, and create your own style, all while having fun.
Currently, Joey Rincón is a student of music performance for classical guitar at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is a very friendly and compassionate musician, and is completely immersed in the music world. Naturally, he wants to share his love of music with his students, and his goal is to awaken the musical potential in his clients. He's been on a journey with guitar for 13 years. As an instructor, he is gifted in providing inspiration to his students. Also, he believes in perfection, and that one must always strive for it. Technique, expression, repertoire, sight-reading, music theory, with a touch of music-induced enthusiasm, describe the experience of studying the guitar with Joey.
Tony is a singer, songwriter, arranger and instrumentalist from Dayton, Ohio. He began his musical life at the age of nine in the school band on the tenor sax. He played guitar for several years before beginning formal studies of the guitar with Charles O. Taylor, and earned first chair with Mr. Taylor’s guitar orchestra, a group of twenty two guitarists performing orchestral pieces arranged for this unique group.
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Originally from Ohio, Jeff performed on guitars, keyboards, and vocals as a member of several extremely successful regional groups including Scram, Money, Glass Hammer, and The Press, with total independent record sales of over 50,000 units. These groups were attendance record-holders at the largest clubs in the area during their existence and opened for acts such as Toto, Joe Perry Project, John Waite, Robin Trower, Molly Hatchet, Night Ranger, and others.
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