Jon Wiley has been a working musician for the past 10 years. Fluent on the guitar, bass and mandolin, he has performed around the world as a member of Stephen Kellogg’s SouthWestNorthEast, Virginia based rock band Melodime, and as a teaching artist/performer with the MusiCorps program.
He has also performed with artists such as Aloe Blacc, Sister Hazel, and Ron Holloway on stages such as the Grand Ole Opry and PBS’s A Capital Fourth. You can see him perform locally in small combos and his current project Jon Tyler Wiley and his Virginia Choir.
Chris started playing guitar at the age of nine. She picked up her sister’s guitar and a songbook, figured out some chords, and she’s been playing ever since. It was the lessons she shared with her twin brother, however, that were invaluable to her development as a musician.
In college, she started using her guitar for her real passion: leading worship. She graduated Penn State with a degree in Secondary Education. She’s been a worship leader and a youth band leader on and off for longer than she’d like to admit.
Currently, she is Worship Ministries Director at Stafford Crossing Community Church in southern Stafford County. She loves and plays all types of music and believes in the importance of knowing music basics. Chris teaches beginners.
Dan is a well-experienced instructor with a passion for learning, performing and teaching music. He enjoys students who want to learn how to play guitar, bass or ukulele and in whom he can inspire and nurture the love of music by passing it along to others.
While Dan has advanced education in humanities disciplines, he is mostly self-educated in music. It’s a lifelong learning experience of more than 40 years that has led him to perform in local pop, rock, country and jazz groups and to teach music as a way to share his inspiration, gifts and talents. Dan teaches a variety of styles to students of all ages.
Lisa Lim is a three-time WAMA (Washington Area Music Association) award winning multi-instrumentalist, performer, clinician, music educator and songwriter!
Lisa offers guitar lessons, acoustic/electric—all styles and levels—and beginner to intermediate lessons on keys/piano, mandolin, electric bass guitar, and tenor ukulele. She also offers lessons in music theory, performance and songwriting.
Lisa has toured and performed extensively throughout the U.S. for the past two decades. She is a National Guitar Workshop faculty member and writes instructional columns for various national music publications. In 2015, Lisa was one of the top five finalists in Truefire’s Next Top Guitar Instructor Competition. Lisa Lim is endorsed by GHS Strings, PRS Guitars, Taylor Guitars, Daisy Rock Guitars, Retro-Sonic Pedals, Source Audio Pedals, Spectraflex Cables, Levy’s Leathers, Pedaltrain Pedalboards & G7th Capos.
Brett Minard has played guitar for 12 years and taught privately for 7 years. He has been involved in the punk rock community in the DC area and has toured across the country in a number of rock bands. Brett has also worked with local praise and worship bands and is one of the directors of the Rockademia program at BANG! Music.
Becca Bass has been teaching private music lessons in the Stafford area for over 20 years. Singing/voice, piano/keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, and ukulele. Beginner to professional. Classical, Pop, Broadway, Rock/Metal, Jazz, R&B, Country, and everything between. She specializes in theory and live performance so students can quickly excel on their own in high production environments.
Becca is a local worship leader and consultant to churches, known for developing leaders and teams, streamlining productivity in bands for professional productions. She performs regularly locally under the name Rebecca Rose, and was also was voted “Best of Stafford” Music Instructor in 2021.