Meet our Instructors

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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.

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Megan Reddell is a teacher and musician from Palmer, Alaska. She teaches violin, voice and piano to all ages. She has played her whole life, starting with the violin in third grade. While studying at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, she even led the a cappella club! She has since attained varying levels of proficiency with voice, piano, guitar, and ukulele.

 

Megan is no stranger to teaching and educating in Alaska. Aside from music, she teaches English as a Foreign Language and general education in the Mat-Su School District. She also taught as a substitute teacher for four years, including one semester as the music teacher at Fronteras Spanish Immersion School. Students with Megan are in good hands.

 

When not teaching or playing instruments, Megan can be found cycling, skiing, hiking, or otherwise being outdoors!

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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.