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Learn more about our staff and their teaching philosophies by clicking on the instructor links below.

Christen Moore Christen Moore
Piano & Voice Instructor

With a love for music since childhood, Christen Moore participated in activities ranging from voice and piano lessons to community involvement outlets such as Mobile's Singing Children and Encore! choir. She then ventured into the Mississippi Delta to further her education at Delta State University.

Christen was a member of Delta State's Chorale, Chamber Singers, Opera, and Piano Ensemble classes, and competed collegiately in NATS and MMTA. She worked to support and promote music on campus as a member of the Phi Kappa Lambda music honors society and the Mu Phi Epsilon professional music fraternity. Christen gave lessons through Delta State's Music Department to local school children, and even had the opportunity to sing in New York's Carnegie Hall.

The following year, she went with Delta State on a singing tour throughout many towns in England including Oxford and London. Christen graduated with high honors, obtaining a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Piano. Since returning home to Mobile, Christen has enjoyed singing with Bella Voce of Mobile and in Mobile Opera Chorus.

Rachel Morrison Rachel Morrison
Piano and Beginning Band Instruments

Rachelís love for music began at a young age singing in church and school choirs. She was involved in various musical activities including private piano and flute study as well as band. After many years of studying music, she continued her musical study at the University of South Alabama.

She earned her Bachelor of Music Degree, majoring in Music Education with an Instrumental Concentration. She was a member of USAís Wind Ensemble, Flute Choir, Woodwind Quintet, Concert Choir, Show Choir, and The Jaguar Marching Band.

Today, she is active in the musical community in Mobile and often plays woodwinds in musical productions at Joe Jefferson Players, performs at various local churches, and has performed with the Mobile Symphony.

Rachel teaches beginning and intermediate flute and piano and also beginning wind instruments including clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone. She strongly believes that music has the power to change lives and that every person should have the opportunity to learn about music. She loves teaching different instruments to people of all ages and abilities. It is her goal to share her enthusiasm and love of music with her students and to inspire them to grow in music and all other areas of life.

Bobby Atwood Bobby Atwood
Guitar Instructor

Bobby developed a passion for playing guitar at a young age. While other kids were playing sports and socializing he spent hours practicing and honing his skills. He has over 26 years experience playing guitar and several years of experience playing live and in recording studios.

Bobby Atwood offers a unique perspective to his students as an accomplished guitarist and an enthusiastic educator. His teaching philosophy is to first identify how an individual learns and then tailor his teaching to their style of learning.

Bobby teaches beginning and intermediate acoustic and electric guitar. He also teaches beginning bass guitar.

Tracy Mank Tracy Mank
Piano, Voice, & Guitar Instructor

Tracy Mank has been teaching in the Mobile area for sixteen years, both as a private piano and voice teacher, as music teacher at Ashland Place Preschool for one year, and as choral director and piano lab instructor at UMS-Wright Preparatory School for nine years. Currently, Tracy is a full time student at the University of South Alabama studying piano and vocal performance.

Tracy is a member of Mobile Music Teachers' Association, Alabama Vocal Association, Mobile Piano Ensemble, and Bella Voce Women's Chorus. She is also a member of Springhill Baptist Church, where she enjoys singing in the choir and working in the children's music program.

Tracy loves teaching students of all ages and ability levels. She believes music education is important for all students - as a source of personal growth and enrichment, and a vehicle for personal expression. Her goal is to give students a great foundation for a lifetime of participation in and enjoyment of music.

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