CONLEY R. JONES--Drums, Guitar and Bass
Conley knows what he wants and since the age of four he has followed his passion for music. Try as
they may, his family could not quiet his voice when he sang every song he memorized! This led to a full career as a sound engineer. Even though he spent years perfecting this technology, it is his voice that keeps singing songs. He has joined the Scottsville Center for Arts and Nature as an instructor in drums, guitar, bass guitar, and production of these instruments in a recording environment. Students will probably sing a few songs as well. If you like the Blues, Rock, Punk, Country, and a bit of Jazz, Conley is the teacher for you! And, age is just a number, if you have the desire, Conley has the passion to teach you.
Julia has been been playing the violin for 27 years and teaching for 15. Her approach to teaching is multi-disciplinary. She believes that the violin is an extension of the body- an appendage for unique expression. Her teaching incorporates a balance of ear-training, technique, phrase-building, individual voicing, and group collaboration. While practice makes (dare she say perfect), it surely invests in discipline, a body of musical literature, and opportunities for self-realization and sharing musical talents. Julia studied the violin at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, served as concert mistress at the Connecticut College orchestra, and earned her B.A. in Music from Furman University in 2007. She has since taught the violin privately and at music camps. She has been living in Charlottesville since 2012 and performs regularly with local singer-songwriters Ben Eppard and Matthew McAllister.