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.
Aaron Peatross is an Alaskan transplant from Utah. He has been playing piano for over 20 years, guitar for 15 years and ukulele for 10. Last year, he started a new venture teaching all of the above, here at Wood & Wire, and hasn't looked back. He enjoys learning new instruments and creating music in multiple different genres. Aside from music, Aaron is involved in local theater and voice acting. You might see him in various local theater productions, or you might see him on the local trails, hiking with his family.
Kaylee Williams is an award winning vocalist and vocal coach. Kaylee began classical voice lessons at the age of 7 and after entering a collegiate competition as a high school freshman, was chosen to be mentored by the head of the opera department at Grand Valley State University. Kaylee has performed with award winning A Cappella groups, bands, and choirs. After graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in Psychology, Kaylee went on to mentor with Pamela Elliott, the former vocal coach to several in the popular group Pentatonix, as well as many other artists. Kaylee has had two students featured on the show The Voice and has helped many former students to record demos and even a few music videos! Locally, Kaylee has been involved with local theater groups as a vocal director and as an actor. Kaylee loves to help students build their vocal strength, teach healthy ways to sing, and help singers find their sound.
Scott Hanson - Bass master extraordinaire, but also fantastic with guitar and keys. Bio/Pic coming soon.
Carson Winell - Guitar guru, excelling in modern music, worship music and heavier genres. Bio/Pic coming soon.