Our Dedicated Instructors

 

Mr. Tom Powell

Director of ASGM
Classroom Instructor

Mr. Powell is from Troy, AL. He is a retired educator with over 30 years of classroom experience. He spent several years in administration during his teaching career. For the last year 30 years, he has been director of singing schools in TN, AL, and GA. He spent 38 years in the Tennessee National Guard as Enlisted Conductor for the 129th Army Band. He currently resides in Alabama teaching Junior ROTC at a local high school. He currently holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and a Master's Degree in Administration Supervision.

Ms. Tracey Phillips

Classroom and Private Instructor 
ASGM Pianist

Ms. Phillips was born in Roswell, GA.  She began studying piano at four years old. By the time she was fifteen, she began teaching piano, theory, and was an accompanist for group singings at several gospel music singing schools throughout the Southeast. Ms. Phillips has been a featured pianist for the Gaither Homecoming Series and the National Quartet Convention. She has produced, arranged, and performed on several recordings. Ms. Phillips was nominated for a Dove Award, and received it in 2003. Ms. Phillips holds a Bachelor's of Music Theory and Composition from the Middle Tennessee State University. Ms. Phillips holds memberships in the Gospel Music Association and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Mr. Jack Clark

Classroom Instructor

Mr. Clark is a virtuoso pianist, author, songwriter, arranger, producer, teacher and grandfather.  He was the winner of an Angel award for video and a recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Keyboard Wizardry from Calvary Christian Academy. Mr. Clark started his piano training at five years old. He played for his first gospel quartet at twelve and fell deeply in love with the music.  Currently, Mr. Clark is currently Minister of Music at Westwood Baptist Church, Cleveland, TN. He has had extensive experience in performing, evangelism, recording, writing, publishing and teaching.

Mr. Derek Meler

Classroom and Private Instructor

Derek is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. He grew up singing in church and has a profound love for Gospel music. He is an active solo performer who has appeared with the Nashville Opera, Symphony, and Chamber Singers as well as the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra. He teaches in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and also is on the faculty of the Stamps-Baxter School of Music.

Ms. Tess Milby

Classroom Instructor

Tess grew up attending ASGM. She has since been a student or otherwise involved in many other singing schools across the South. She strongly believes in the continuance of teaching music to the younger generation and keeping alive the shape note tradition. Now living in Crossville, TN, Tess is on staff as the pianist at Central Baptist Church.

Ms. Jessica Monroe

Classroom Instructor

Mrs. Eloise Phillips

Private Instructor

Mrs. Phillips is a native of Roswell, GA. For years, she has taught countless piano students, including recording artist Stan Whitmire. Mrs. Phillips is an accomplished songwriter and has directed a number of choral arrangements. She continues to be a role model for musicians young and old. Mrs. Phillips has taught in music schools for over 25 years in AL, TN, and GA.

Mrs. Lisa Powell

Classroom Instructor

Mrs. Powell holds a Master's Degree in Music Education from the University of North Alabama. She started teaching music schools in the summer of 2009.  Mrs. Powell enjoys spending time with her family and teaching children about music.

Mr. Eric Tippens

Classroom and Private Instructor

Eric Tippens is a life long Georgia native and is certainly no stranger to gospel music. He received his Master's Degree in church music from Lee University with emphasis in choral conducting. He has taught private piano lessons over 17 years drawing from extensive personal study with Eloise & Tracey Phillips. Eric is the co owner of a recording studio and serves as a session player, arranger and producer to many local artist. Eric serves as Music Pastor at Mt. Zion Baptist located in Jasper, GA.

Mrs. Becky Walker

Private Instructor

Mrs. Walker was born in Tupelo, MS. She holds a Bachelor's of Music Education from Mississippi State University. Mrs. Walker taught choral music at Cherokee High School in Canton, GA for 13 years. She currently teaches at Douglas High School in Douglas, AL. Mrs. Walker enjoys accompanying people and singing. She has been married to Larry C. Walker for 34 years and has one son. Mrs. Walker's main rule in her classroom is "Success Comes in CAN's ....NOT CAN'Ts!!!"

Mr. Glenn Wilson

Private Instructor

                

 

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