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
  • 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

Alan Cearley —Piano, French Horn, Clarinet, Trumpet, Oboe

  • With the Creative Arts Guild since 2018
  • Current Pianist/Organist/Choir Director for New Haven United Methodist Church
  • Principal Horn of L’Abri Symphony Orchestra
  • Served as Orchestra Director and Orchestra Member for Artistic Civic Theatre
  • Substitute teacher for Dalton Public Schools
  • Studied Business Administration at Berry College and University of Tennessee
  • Fluent in Spanish

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.
  • Extensive Experience in Vocal Competitions - Local, State and National
  • Children's Pastor for 9 Years
  • Welcomes Students of All Ages
  • Recorded and Produced 7 CDs

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
  • Principal Flute of L'Abri Symphony, Member of Rome Area Flute Ensemble
  • Has performed with the Rome Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Players of the South, Northwest Georgia Winds, Dalton Whitfield Community Band



Anna Joseph Faith – Music Play Tuesday Instructor

  • With the Creative Arts Guild since 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Dramatic Arts – Mercer University
  • Extensive experience in leading children’s choirs, teaching preschool, writing  and directing children’s musicals
  • Former Director of Worship Arts – Fellowship Bible Church, Dalton, GA

Paula Pasqua — Violin, Voice, Piano

  • Bachelor of Music and Master of Music with emphasis in violin performance from the University of Northern Colorado
  • Private music instructor for 30 years
  • Adjunct professor at Dalton State College
  • Freelance musician for events  
  • Plays with Chattanooga Symphony and Rome Symphony, and the Irish Band "Shamrock, Rose, and Thistle"
  • Concertmaster of the Creative Arts Guild Chamber Orchestra

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
  • Principal Horn - Cleveland Orchestra of Tennessee and UTC Orchestra
  • Masters Degree from Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine
  • Experienced Piano Technician (Guild Staff Piano Technician)

Matthew Robinson — Guitar

  • Bachelor of Music and Master of Music, Georgia State University
  • Guitar Instructor at Dalton State College
  • Interim teaching assistant at Georgia State University
  • 2018 winner of the 12th annual Austin Classical Guitar Fest Competition

David Rogers — Musicians Creative Circle Facilitator

  • With the Creative Arts Guild since 2018
  • Over 50 years of musical experience
  • Studied music at West Georgia College
  • Studied education at the University of Georgia
  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts from Dalton Junior College
  • Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from Western Governors University
  • Taught special education at Dalton High and Valley Point Middle

Justin Russell - Voice, Piano, Music Production, Songwriting

  • With the Creative Arts Guild since 2020
  • Bachelor of Music with emphasis on Voice & Composition - Columbus State University
  • Master of Music in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games - Berklee College of Music
  • Has recorded original music in Hungary, Spain, and England

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
  • A 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