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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.

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.

Scott Schwab Scott Schwab
Beginning and Advanced Piano
Pianist Scott P. Schwab maintains an active career as a performer and teacher. He is the recipient of prizes and awards including the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Competition, the Sarah C. Manion Award for Excellence in Piano, the Lamont Recital of Distinction, and others.

Community teaching has played a large role in his career, having maintained thriving studios at the Parlando School of Musical Arts and Vibes Fine & Performing Arts. Dr. Schwab believes strongly in educating students in habits of healthy piano-playing as a basis for achieving their musical goals.

Dr. Schwab holds certification in the Lister-Sink Method for Injury-Preventive Keyboard Technique, having studied the Method with Barbara Lister-Sink and Jamie Grigsby. His other teachers have included Andrew Cooperstock, Alice Rybak, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, and Evelyne Brancart.

He has performed at locations such as Steinway Hall (NYC), Vianden Castle (Luxembourg), and in Denver with members of the Colorado Symphony. Prior to joining the faculty of University of South Alabama, Dr. Schwab held a position on the piano faculty of Casper College in Wyoming, and previously taught courses in class piano at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado. 
Mark Habib Mark Habib
Guitar Instructor

Classical guitarist Mark Habib began playing progressive rock and jazz in his teens. After being influenced by the beauty of classical guitar, he went on to study under a guitar scholarship at the University of South Alabama where he received his B.M. in Guitar Performance in 1988.

He later went on to study at the University of Southern Mississippi, receiving his Masters in Guitar Performance in 1994. While a student there, he won both the MTNA and Pine Belt competition judged by internationally acclaimed guitarist/composer Jorge Morel from Argentina. Since then Mark has studied in master classes with some of the world's top guitarists.

Mark has dedicated himself to diligent teaching and performing for over 30 years. His philosophy of teaching each student as a unique individual has him sought out as a highly regarded teacher and artist.

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