Music

Instructors

Garrett Arb — Banjo

  • With the Creative Arts Guild since 2016
  • Studied banjo with Ben Pellum
  • 1st in Western Arts Banjo Competition (Cartersville, GA)
  • 2nd multiple times in Showcase of the Stars (Dalton, GA)
  • Performs with Foxfire Countdown, and Crosspointe Youth
  • Has performed at Box Car Memorial Bluegrass Festival, The Conasauga Bluegrass Festival, Dalton Distillery, Fat Shirley's Trailer Park play and many others

Jim Burdick — Violin, Piano

  • With the Creative Arts Guild since 2003
  • B.S. Mathematics – Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Played in CMU Orchestra and organized string quartet
  • Graduated from Pittsfield (MA) Community Music School – Violin and Viola Performance, Music Theory, Composition, Piano
  • Concertmaster, L'Abri Symphony Orchestra, Dalton, and member of Ceilidh Celtic Ensemble

Eddie Davenport — Voice

  • With the Creative Arts Guild since 2016
  • Studied voice under Professor JoAnn Dreyton, Jackson College, Jackson, Michigan
  • Teaches various singing styles - jazz, gospel, country, etc.
  • Has extensive experience in vocal competitions - local, state and beyond
  • Was a children's pastor for 9 years
  • Welcomes students of all ages
  • Has recorded and produced 7 CDs

Charles Edholm — Classical and Jazz Guitar

  • With the Creative Arts Guild since 2013
  • Part-Time Faculty, Lee University School of Music
  • Bachelor of Music Performance, Classical Guitar - Lee University
  • Master of Music Performance - Lee University
  • Guitar Instructor at St. Nicholas Elementary - Chattanooga, TN
  • Guitarist in Residence - St. Luke's Episcopal - Cleveland, TN

Lisa Elders — Flute, Piano, Saxophone

  • With the Creative Arts Guild since 2000
  • B.S. in Music Education and B.A. in Music – Jacksonville State University, AL
  • Associate of Music Business and Master of Music in Flute Performance – Georgia State University, Atlanta
  • Member of Rome Area Flute Ensemble and L'Abri Symphony Orchestra
  • Has performed with the Rome Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Players of the South, Northwest Georgia Winds, Dalton/Whitfield Community Band

 

Charlsey Etheridge  — Children's Programs, Voice, Piano, Guitar

  • With the Creative Arts Guild since 2017
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music - Lee University
  • Experienced Songwriter
  • Experienced performer in solo and band setting
  • Experienced Musical Directing (Dramas/Musicals)
  • Over 10 years experience in teaching individuals and groups for music performance

Paula Pasqua — Violin, Voice, Piano

  • With the Creative Arts Guild since 2007
  • Bachelor of Music and Master of Music with Emphasis in Violin Performance from the University of Northern Colorado
  • Works for Seven Hills Music
  • Currently in 4th Season with Rome Symphony Orchestra
  • Solo album released in 1995
  • Has done studio work on numerous CD’s and had TV spots

Christine Pope — Piano, Brass Instruments

  • With the Creative Arts Guild since 2003
  • Master of Music – University of Connecticut
  • Bachelor of Music Theory – Florida State University
  • Bachelor of Music Performance – Florida State University
  • Member of International Horn Society
  • American Federation of Musicians
  • Pi Kappa Lambda National Honor Society
  • Masters Degree from Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine
  • Experienced Piano Technician (Guild Staff Piano Technician)

Greg Smith — Percussion, Beginning Piano, Calypso Steel Pan Drums

  • With the Creative Arts Guild since 2006
  • Bachelor of Music, Teacher Education and Bachelor of Arts, Music Performance Major - Berry College
  • Professional musician since 1987, Instructor since 1980
  • Instructed numerous high school marching drum lines
  • Composed and arranged original pieces for percussion ensembles and drum set methods curriculum
  • Done extensive touring throughout the United States 
  • See Gregg in action online as The Dynamic Drummer