INSTRUCTORS & STAFF
Our instructors have art related degrees and expertise in various teaching methods.
By having a wide variety of instructors we can offer the imagination and creativity to assist in our art mentoring.
We like to keep personal and private communication with all of our students. Our instructors listen to your needs and customize courses accordingly.
Edward's passion for music started in the 7th grade where he learned to play the snare drum. He attended Woodrow Wilson High School and was the school's marching band percussion section leader from 2000-2003. After graduation Edward attended Norfolk State University where he marched for the Spartan Legion Marching Band. He was a member of the snare line percussion section, Million Dollar Funk Squad, in 2003. He then enlisted in the Marine Corps where he was deployed to Iraq and Okinawa. After serving 9 years in the military Edward decided to pursue music full time. He is currently attending Norfolk State University to obtain his Bachelors Degree in Music Education and is currently the percussion instructor at Woodrow Wilson High School.
Violin and Cello Instructor
Xander Scheetz began his music experience at the age of four, studying Suzuki cello with Alice Vierra until age 18. He owes this early musical initiative to his mother, who enrolled him and his siblings in musical studies, including church choir and piano lessons growing up. He was involved in the Boy Scouts, eventually achieving the rank of Eagle. Alexander began teaching in high school, taking his cello to Shenandoah University, where he studied music education, composition and music production while continuing his cello studies with Clyde Shaw, and played in the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra under Jan Wagner, going on two international tours with the orchestra to Spain and Argentina. He also studied in the College of Arts and Sciences, exploring media and film studies. Graduated in May 2017, he has just finished his third summer season working as a Ranger at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. He also enjoys film, reading, and bicycling.