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Keys and Strings lessons are tailored to the individual student, taking into consideration his/her personality, tastes in music, and what they wish to accomplish. All Star students are often invited to perform for community events, and to open shows for local bands. It is always fun and exciting! 

Our Instructors 

Dana Lineberger Berry - Piano & Guitar

Dana Lineberger Berry teaches piano and guitar lessons. She has been the pianist and music director at New Hope Baptist Church for over 15 years. She also plays for weddings, and has performed with local bands. She is classically trained, but also plays by ear. She encourages her students to learn to play both ways, feeling it is an advantage to be able to do both. However, her approach depends on the individual student and what he/she hopes to accomplish.


Jackson Yost - Guitar & Vocals

Jackson specializes in vocals, songwriting/producing, and guitar instruction. After being involved in choral programs from the age of five, Jackson began writing songs at the age of nine, writing eight full-length records and three EPs since 2013. He took private vocal lessons during his time at Catawba Valley Community College before transferring to UNC Charlotte to complete his bachelor's degree. Jackson’s music, including his 2020 single "You Should Be Here" has accumulated over 3 million listens online. Jackson also teaches music production classes upon request, please contact us for more information.


Steve Gordon

Steve began playing clarinet in grade school, he won the class music award in eighth grade, and this is where his love of music began.  He started playing bass guitar in high school, earned a BA in fine arts and education.  Steve also studied at the Art Students League of Manhattan, attended graduate studies at Nazareth College in Rochester New York wan certified to teach special ed, reading, fine arts, for grades K through 12.  He was also a paramedic crew chief for 22 years.  Steve has played in several bands and has played many venues and styles. Steve really enjoys working with beginners.  He feels music lessons should above all be fun enjoys seeing his students grow as musicians. 


David Winters - Drums

Our incredible drum teacher David has over 40 years of experience as a professional drummer! 20 of those years were spent on the road with various touring bands from the Caribbean Islands to Nova Scotia! 12 years were spent working on Cruise Ships out of South Florida working in quartets, trios and show bands, so David knows how to best help your drum student (or the student in you!) improvise and transform any performance. David is also from New Orleans, Louisiana, growing up with a rich musical culture which allows him to tailor his teaching to best suit his student's interests and needs.

Jack Horner -Brass and Woodwinds

A native of Kentucky, received his AB degree and MA in Ed. From Eastern Kentucky University.  He has done postgraduate work at Indiana University and WV University. Mr. Horner has taught 37 years, was a Music Representative  for 13 years and is now retired from Lincoln County Schools, N.C. where he spent 9 years developing the West Lincoln High School program. He has judged bands in Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina as well as Music Performance Assessment and Marching Band contests. He has been a Guest Conductor at All-County bands in Kentucky, Virignia and West Virginia.

Mr. Horner is also an active professional player having played with Ringling Brothers, Holiday on Ice, Johnny Long Orchestra, Mel Gillispie Orchestra, Bluefield State Jazz Ensemble, and Frank Love Orchestra

Jack makes his home in Denver, NC with his wife Nickey and daughter Sydney.

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