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Doug Shepard

 Doug has been teaching professionally for over 25 years here in central Indiana. A dream that he had for many years was to have a music studio of his very own. In July of 2016 Doug's dream came true when he opened Shepard Music Studio, and in 2020 he opened Rock City Music.

 A master of the guitar and other stringed instruments Doug can help you achieve your musical learning goals. Doug students love him and his positive energy and enthusiasm. His knowledge, drive, and personality enable him to make learning incredibly fun for people of all ages.

Doug is a seasoned performer and singer-songwriter who just released an album titled Believe with his Christian rock band called Shepard's Way. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan with a degree in Biblical Studies and Worship Leadership.  Currently, Doug is studying for his Masters at Liberty University in Worship Studies and Leadership.  

You will find that Doug is a man of great personal integrity and a teacher that you will love to study with! Doug has a passion for teaching and enjoys working with students of all ages-children, teenagers, adults and seniors. Proficient in guitar, bass, ukulele, vocal, and songwriting, Doug will design a lesson plan that is extremely fun, educational and one that will help you achieve your musical goals.  

Anna Martinez Shepard

Anna began performing in the Indianapolis area at a young age and has maintained a passion for the arts over the years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Music from IU and an M.S. from IUPUI in New Media Studies.

Her expertise includes musical performance & production, dance and acting. Her vocal skill set includes many genres, such as rock, pop, country Christian contemporary music. Anna's students love her warm personality and her ability to help them achieve their very best.

Dr. Michele Martinez

Michele has been studying and playing music throughout her life since childhood, starting first with the French Horn.  As a young teenager, she began classical voice and piano at the Jordan Arts College, then associated with Butler University.  

During her undergraduate years, she attended music school in Puerto Rico where her primary focus was classical voice performance and piano, with additional study in violin.

Russell Blythe

Russell Blythe has been a professional musician his whole life. He is regarded as one of the best guitar and banjo players in Indiana. Russell studied at Herron School of Art Studios of Indianapolis, where he has since become an accomplished artist building guitars.
He teaches for Rock City Music on Saturdays and teaches banjo, mandolin, violin, guitar, and ukulele. Russell is also Rock City Music service repair technician for most stringed instruments, including broken necks, bridges, pick-ups, fret jobs, and more. It is said from many that, "any guitar Russell touches turns to gold" because his repairs and set-ups are so well done.

Raymon Guajardo

Raymon is Rock City Music's primary drum instructor.  Raymon is from Indianapolis, In. & has been drumming for over 45 years.  Raymon has been teaching private drum lessons for 10 years, to select students.

His background includes Marching Band, Orchestra, & Solo Drum performances. Throughout his 30 year professional career Raymon has perform with several rock, funk, & country bands and has toured regionally. Studio Session drumming would also be a part of Raymon growing resume. As well as T.V. & radio shows are also highlights in his continual growing musical career.

Jim Brunner

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Matt Burmeister

Matt graduated from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA and has been teaching for over 20 years. His music has been heard by millions of people. Matt’s original compositions have been heard on PBS, family theme parks, documentaries and more. His current project has achieved four #1 radio singles and there is much more to come!

Diane Smith

Diane has taught violin for over 30 years in Indianapolis and Greenwood, Indiana. She is a classically trained violinist, but enjoys fiddle, ethnic, and contemporary Christian music. She graduated from Butler University, and performed with the Butler Symphony Orchestra. She completed two years of independent study with Ms. Hiroko Driver of Louisville, Kentucky, who was taught by Dr.
Shin’ichi Suzuki.

Diane incorporates the educational philosophies of Suzuki, Kindermusik, and Montessori in her teaching. She has many years of experience working with young children in several of the preschools around the southside, including Mount Auburn Preschool, and the former Risen Lord Montessori School.

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