Music Lessons

We teach music lessons for almost any instrument! Lessons are $30 per weekly thirty-minute lesson.

Karen Hedges

Piano

To hear Karen Hedges play or sing is to hear her passion, love, and devotion to the study of music. To hear her students play or sing is to hear her heart. For over 40 years, Karen Hedges and her husband have owned and operated Shiloh Music Center. Throughout that time, Karen, an accomplished musician, pianist, and teacher has taught multiple generations of children about piano, music theory and a little bit of life on the side. Her guiding principle is to instill a life-long love of music within each child that comes through the door. A proud mother of two boys who are also part of the lifeblood of Shiloh, Karen met her husband when she ordered a James Taylor songbook from him at the store over 40 years ago. She lives in the Mount Juliet area and is an active member of her local church as well as a member and officer of several local and national music societies.

Jason Jordan

Guitar

Since moving to Nashville in 1996, Jason has participated in a variety of sessions, touring gigs, and private lessons. Although influenced by much of today's popular music, Jason proves that the current Guitar Generation have not forgotten what Nashville, Bakersfield and Texas have done for guitar playing. His unique style can be heard on many tours and albums:
Red Marlow, Love and Theft, Jana Kramer, Kip Moore, JT Hodges, Thompson Square, Canaan Smith, Jason Michael Carroll, Jeff Bates, Kelleigh Bannen, Michael Peterson, Ty Herndon.

Jason has also been featured in Guitar Player & Vintage Guitar magazines & The Grand Ole Opry.

Bob Mummert

Drums

Bob Mummert was born in York, PA and moved to Nashville in 1975. He has toured with many artists all across the country and in Europe. Some of these include Gail Davies, Foster and Lloyd, Radney Foster, Kevin Welch, Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Reba McIntire, Trace Adkins, Roy Orbison, Ronnie Milsap, Ricky Skaggs and Dailey and Vincent. He has many recordings to his credit including the #1 hit by Radney Foster –Just Call Me Lonesome.Bob has performed with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder Symphony dates including The Boston Pops. He has appeared on many TV programs including the weekly Daily and Vincent show.When not touring, Bob teaches drums and percussion and enjoys spending time with his family.

David Johnson

Banjo

Studied traditional music while attending Greenville College (Greenville IL) . Has been teaching and performing since 1973. Won Indiana Banjo Championship 1978 (Portland IN) and Best New Bluegrass Band 1981 (Louisville KY). Continues preforming today as singer/songwriter with the folk duo The Johnsons.

Anna Lynn Vaughn

Piano Teacher

Anna Lynn Vaughan received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education with an emphasis on piano from Middle Tennessee State University in 2012. She studied under Dr. Lynn Rice-See. She teaches privately in her hometown of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. She’s an active member, and held leadership positions, in state and national groups like, Nashville Area Piano Guild Teachers, Nashville Area Piano Teachers, National Federation of Music Clubs, and Nashville Area Music Teachers Association.

Anna Lynn teaches a wide variety of musical styles with special emphasis on classical and contemporary music. Skills included are improvisation, ear training, composition, notation interpretation, and most importantly, a strong foundation in music theory.

Anna Lynn believes music is for everyone, and strives daily to share the love of the art with her students, both old and young.

Olivia Hancock

Piano Teacher

Ever since she was 3 years old, Olivia Hancock has been learning about and loving the art of piano playing. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Piano Pedagogy in 2020 and her MA in Management & Leadership in 2022 from Bryan College, and has been teaching students aged 3-70 for over 10 years. She has been a member of the Music Teachers National Association since 2016, and has enjoyed participating in piano festivals and competitions worldwide. Olivia strives to instill a strong, lifelong passion for music in each of her students. She hopes to inspire her students to learn continuously about the piano, that they may utilize their skills to express themselves through music and to bless others with the gift of music throughout their lives.

Ward Stout

Violin

Ward Stout started taking violin lessons in second grade and has been a professional musician throughout his life. He moved to Nashville in 1989.He has played with numerous artists including Tracy Lawrence,Aaron Tippin,Dierks Bentley,Easton Corbin, Eric Church, and Michael Martin Murphey. Ward has appeared on the Tonight Show,Austin City Limits,Lincoln Center, and the Grand Ole Opry. In addition to performing, Ward has over 15 years experience teaching students to play the violin/fiddle, mandolin, and guitar.

Richard Griffin

Horns

Richard Griffin has shared the stage with some of the finest musicians in the jazz and pop world. Lonnie Smith, Tom Browne, Noel Pointer, Victor Wooton, The Memphis Horns, Steve Cropper, Millie Jackson, B.T. Express, Sister Sledge, Jeff Coffin and Kirk Whalum, just to name a few. His musical influences include Grover Washington Jr., Dexter Gordon, Maceo Parker, Stanley Turrentine, Charlie ``Bird`` Parker and others. He received his music degree from Lane College in Jackson, TN and post graduate work in jazz studies at Youngstown State University (Youngstown, OH). Richard also has a Master's Degree from Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN). Richard retired as the Director of Bands and Jazz Studies at the Nashville School of the Arts in 2015. He also retired as 1st Sergeant of the 129th Army National Guard Band in 2013 after 31 years of military service.

Jim Critcher

Guitar, Bass & Ukulele Teacher

Jim Critcher has been teaching lessons at Shiloh Music Center since the early 1980s. An expert player of all styles of guitar, Jim teaches students to play everything from classical to Post Malone.