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Meet our Instructors


Andrea Childers is an award-winning, Alaskan music teacher. She started playing violin at age 6 and has consistently been playing and performing ever since. Andrea has been a member of all her school orchestras, honor orchestras, youth symphony, and even a ragtime orchestra in college. She has played in many church worship groups, bluegrass ensembles, and country groups throughout the state. In the summertime you can see her on many outdoor stages like Palmer’s Friday Flings, and the Alaska State Fair, where she has won the fiddle competition twice. Among her many accomplishments, one of her most cherished memories is opening for Emmy Lou Harris at the age of 14. Andrea loves helping people of all ages fall in love with music. Her love of music has been a guiding light for over 35 years and will continue to light her way in the world, something that shows in her teaching style. Ms. Childers teaches classical violin, bluegrass and country fiddle, guitar and ukulele. Andrea creates a wonderful learning experience for all ages of students, and tailors her lessons to the student and their musical styles and interests.

Scott Hanson- Bio coming soon 


Rob Debach is a long time, Alaskan musician and educator. He teaches banjo, guitar and ukulele. He's played banjo, guitar and bass for over 30 years! Playing and performing in multiple bands throughout his life, Rob has a wealth of real life, practical experience to draw from and share with his students. He's played with Ginger Boatwright, The Endless Mountain Bluegrass Band, and various local groups.


As a retired Mat-Su School District teacher, Rob is no stranger to teaching and educating. Rob is easy going and patient, comfortable working with students of all ages. Rob can be seen around town as a substitute teacher, real estate agent and performing with his band, Vested Interest. 

Steve Olsen- Bio coming soon 

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