Our Teachers

The Amazing Teachers of Naptown Sings!

To learn more about the awesome teachers that make Naptown Sings! the special place it is, click on the pictures below!

Ashley Alden

Teacher of the Week – Ashley Sanford

Intermediate and Advanced Voice

Ashley Alden made her New York City role debut as Barbarina in dell’Arte Opera Ensemble’s Le nozze di Figaro as part of their critically acclaimed Beaumarchais Trilogy. Ms. Alden completed her training with a Professional Studies certificate at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music under the supervision of Marlena Malas. While at Manhattan she worked closely with Artistic Director Dona D. Vaughn through her Opera Studio and as Julie in their performance of Susa’s Dangerous Liaisons. Ms. Alden received both her Master’s and Bachelor’s from The Catholic University of America where she was honored with the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Performance Award in recognition of her work as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) and Musetta (La bohème) to name a few.

Sophia Hardesty

Owner/Operator, Voice, Glee and Early Music

Trevor Shipley

Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Irish Whistle, Electric Bass, Composition and Songwriting

Freddy Lawson

Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Songwriting and Early Music

Tamara Scott-Cullum

Piano, Voice, and Glee

Jason Kearse

Piano and Drums

Sara Speargas

Voice, Piano and Early Music

Mercy Calhoun Dion

Voice and Piano

Meghan Neer

Voice and Acting

Megan Brooks

Voice, Piano, Ukulele and Early Music

Miles Malone

Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, and Electric Bass

Kara Sheehan


Arielle Summitt

Voice and Beginning Piano

Evan Frawley

Piano and Guitar

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