MEET OUR NEW INSTRUCTORS

Give ’em a shot! Try four 30-minute lessons with any of our new instructors for a discounted rate of $99. This promotion has been created to be a trial plan for new students or a way to supplement a current student’s music education.

Fine Print: This offer expires 9/29/2018 and is not valid for in-home lessons. Limit one plan per student.

Marla Moore – Birmingham

Vocals & Piano

Marla has a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Illinois. Marla has taught private vocal lessons out of her home for a few years now and we’re thrilled to be offering her knowledge and talents to you now.



Staton Foster – West Bloomfield

Drums & Piano

Staton is a lifelong drummer who is currently attending Oakland Community College in Farmington Hills and pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Staton graduated from North Farmington High School in 2014 after spending four years heavily involved in marching band and drum corps.


Matt Koester – West Bloomfield

Saxaphone, Clarinet, Tuba, Piano, Oboe

Matt has a Bachelor of Arts in Music (cum laude!) from the University of New Mexico and is currently studying Music in Performance at the University of Michigan. Matt is an advanced musician in classical and jazz styles and has been teaching music both privately and in school settings since 2012.


Brandi Paige – West Bloomfield

Guitar & Flute

Brandi has degrees in Theater from the University of Texas and also a Fine Arts degree from Navarro Community College. Brandi has spent her career as the lead vocalist / guitarist in numerous bands around the country and aboard cruise ships as well. She’s new to Michigan so try and determine her home state by her accent when you see her.


Zak Kwiecinski – Birmingham

Guitar, Piano & Vocals

Zak is the Assistant Music Director at First Congregational Church in Clarkston where he plans and executes the contemporary music selections for services. He also performs as a pit musician for local community theaters and colleges when needed. Zak has a minor in Music from Rochester College, where he earned a spot on the Dean’s List all four years that he attended.


Marcus Peterson – West Bloomfield

Vocals & Piano

Marcus is the founder of the Cantate Community Chorus in Novi and also the Director of Music for Meadowbrook Congregational Church. Marcus performed in the university choir during his time at the University of Michigan and also Main Street Opera Theatre while in Ann Arbor.


Jessica Rushing – West Bloomfield

Vocals, Guitar, Piano & Ukulele

Jessica is currently enrolled in her final year studying Music, Theatre and Dance with an emphasis on Vocal Performance at Oakland University. She is already an accomplished song writer often performing at events and local coffee shops. Though she teaches many skills, Jessica is especially adept at teaching classical and contemporary vocals.


David Minnick – West Bloomfield

Drums, Piano & Composition

David has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition with a minor in Percussion Performance from Indiana University School of Music. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Music at Schoolcraft College in Livonia during the day before heading over to Axis for private lessons. David has decades of experience arranging, composing and producing music for a plethora of organizations.


Benjamin Moore – Birmingham

Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Drums & Vocals

Ben recently graduated from Wayne State University with a Master of Music in Composition/Theory and Conducting degree. Before that he graduated with honors from U of M Flint with a Bachelor of Science in Percussion Performance. Ben has extensive experience both performing in and also conducting symphonies for local orchestras.