Our Teachers

The Amazing Teachers of Naptown Sings!

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Teacher of the Week – Chris Aiken

Drum Instructor

The Naptown Sings and Plays! team is excited to welcome Chris Aiken as our first drum teacher at the studio. Chris has a strong passion for the rhythm, and an even stronger love of teaching drumming to his students. Chris started playing drums the age of 8, and has not stopped for 25 years now. He specializes quite a few genres, too: rock, jazz, blues, wind ensemble, hip hop, and metal. In his youth, Chris took lessons from Walter Salb who was well known for big band jazz and his great teaching ability. Walter’s students went on to play with Clutch, OAR, Natalie Merchant and Ani DiFranco, to name a few. In high school, Chris played in the Symphonic Orchestra and quickly moved up Honors Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band.

After high school Chris went on to tour and play with quite a few bands, both locally and nationally. His most recent gig was with local legends, Bond and Bentley. Chris has a passion for teaching drums, as he loves to spread his knowledge and enjoyment to others. He teaches students to develop snare and kit skills in a fun and friendly atmosphere. See his infectious rhythm for yourselves, by scheduling a lesson today!

Sophia Hardesty

Owner/Operator, Voice Instructor, Glee Club Director and More

Trevor Shipley

Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Electric Bass, Songwriting, and Pennywhistle Teacher

Ben DeHan

Guitar, Ukulele, and Songwriting Teacher

Chris Aiken

Drum Instructor

Lindsay Espinosa

Voice and Piano Instructor

Connor Murray

Guitar, Ukulele, Electric Bass, and Mandolin Instructor

Sean Pietras

Guitar, Ukulele, and Songwriting Teacher

Ashley Alden Sanford

Voice and Musikgarten Instructor

Elizabeth Melvin

World Drumming Instructor

Sara Speargas

Voice and Beginning Piano

Richard Drehoff Jr.

Piano Instructor

Jason Kearse

Piano Instructor

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