Meet Our Teachers

Instructors

Bryan Headrick was 14 years old when he got his first guitar but his love of the guitar started long before that. As a boy, he loved collecting music and the sound of the guitar sang to his soul.  From the moment he got a guitar he practiced night and day, honing his skills on classic rock from the '70's and buying every guitar publication he could get his hands on. A combination of hard work and good luck has paid off well for Bryan. At 17 years old, he began playing professionally in the Indianapolis area and he continues to play full time to this day. An average week for Bryan consists of 35-40 guitar lessons, two musical services with a local church and a couple of club gigs. His playing was broadcast in the Indy area for years on Q95 in the theme song, "Do The Dog", which introduced DJ Jimmy "Mad Dog" Mattis. He has also had the privilege of performing before several national acts which are listed below.  

At the age of 19, Bryan began teaching guitar on the North side of Indianapolis.  He estimates that he has taught over 50,000 guitar lessons since the early 1980's, often teaching as many as fifty five students per week. Rather than sticking to one style of playing, Bryan has become skilled at several styles of playing including singing/strumming, classic rock and metal, shred, blues, country, finger style and beginning classical guitar. Bryan's deep knowledge of musical styles, scales and music theory plus his years of teaching experience allows him to adapt many different types of students.

If you are passionate about the guitar and have a burning desire to learn, he would love to help you achieve your goals.

 

If you are interested in receiving lessons from Bryan, contact him through Greenfield Music Center or email him at bthmusic1@comcast.net.

Matt Tracey studied music theory, composition, and guitar performance at Ball State University and IUPUI. With over 20 years of professional teaching experience, he teaches all levels of acoustic and electric guitar, providing a solid education and motivating students to continue progressing through the levels by offering a well-rounded learning experience with immediate and cumulative results. Matt has performed throughout central Indiana in bands including Gasoline Alley, Driving Force, LTD, Bruised and Blitzen. He recorded his first solo CD, Oak Island, a compilation of original instrumental progressive rock guitar music in 2005. He is currently working on his second CD and playing in the band X-Ray.

 

If you are interested in receiving lessons from Matt, contact him through Greenfield Music Center or email him at mtguitar1111@yahoo.com.

Joe Means stated that after living the dream of playing music for a living all over America with very popular bands, he is proud to be teaching drums and percussion for Greenfield Music Center. He now performs locally, which allows him time to instruct and teach. Joe enjoys sharing his craft, and teaches in multiple venues, seeing more than 50 students a week. He is available to take students on Wednesdays at Music Center. 

 

Joe is currently the drummer for MLE, a country/southern rock band featuring the ripping fiddle of Tom Henson Jr and the powerful vocals of Emily Rittenberry. Joe's skills also make him in demand as a fill-in and recording artist.

 

If you are interested in receiving lessons from Joe, he can be reached through Greenfield Music Center or email him at joemeans1984@gmail.com.

I'm the one and only Mr. Alex VanBergeijk. I've been playing drums for over 16 years, as well as having taught. While attending Franklin Central High School, I was a member of the award-winning percussion ensemble, which, under the direction of Dan Fyffe, went on to win 4 consecutive Winter Guard International (WGI) First-Place titles in the category of Concert Percussion from 1998 to 2001. I also played drumset with the school's show choir, earning a First-Place title at the Fiesta-Val competition in 2001. After high school I continued to play drumset and percussion in many bands, including All-Campus Band, during my time at Indiana University, and from 2008 to 2009. I gave lessons at All About Music, a local south side music shop, until they closed. I then taught private lessons, and now am currently teaching drum and percussion lessons at Greenfield Music Center two nights a week. I love the talent level of the students and how it continues to help me grow as well. I play with singer-songwriter Steve Smith, and several others around the Indianapolis area.

 

"I don't want to work, I just want to play on the drum all day."

 

If you are interested in receiving lessons from Alex, contact him through Greenfield Music Center or email him at vanbergio@gmail.com.

A lifelong professional musician, Marty Weaver started playing in rock bands in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma in high school and continued playing through college. He attended Pittsburg State University and played in the award-winning Jazz Big Band and Jazz Ensemble, but the desire to play music full-time was too great and Marty left school after three semesters and never looked back. In the last 30 years, he has played over 7,000 gigs in 35 states and half a dozen foreign countries. In the last few years, he has started playing the accordion and melodica. He has played with Governor Davis and the Blues Ambassadors. He now teaches piano for Greenfield Music Center.

 

If you are interested in receiving lessons from Marty, contact him through Greenfield Music Center or email him at skratchkatweaver@gmail.com.

 

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 Greenfield Music Center Mondays and Thursdays every week. In addition, he is Greenfield Music Center's main repair individual for all guitar needs, 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. Russell teaches guitar, banjo, mandolin, and violin.

 

If you are interested in receiving lessons from Russell or need a repair, contact Russell through Greenfield Music Center or email him at lorus12@att.net. 

Guy Kuroiwa is a multi-talented musician who is Greenfield Music Center's newest instructor. Guy began his musical journey at 10 years old with the trombone in the school band, and picked up the bass at 13 years old. "It is the coolest," he says; he loves the rich tones and rhythm. He learned how to play the tuba at 17, then the guitar and ukele. He says there is not a genre of music he hasn't played! His experience includes symphonic music, jazz, theatre productions, R&B, country, pop, dance, classic rock, and all things improvisational.

Guy is currently the bassist for the band MLE, and you can find him out nearly every weekend playing somewhere in central Indiana. If you want to learn to play bass, ukele, or guitar, you can reach Guy at guykuroiwajr@gmail.com, or call Greenfield Music Center at 317-468-0601.

Gabriel Harley grew up in a musical family and played his first paid gig when he was 13 years old. While he still considers the trumpet his primary instrument, he has also been playing guitar, bass guitar, and keyboards professionally for more than 20 years. As an educator, he has taught privately as well as served on the faculties of Indiana University, Purdue University, and Ivy Tech Community Colleges. He is also a frequent guest speaker at various university recording arts programs and audio production workshops.

When not in the teaching studio, Gabriel owns and operates Perfect Mix Recording Studios, where he has worked as a producer and recording engineer with a wide range of notable artists, including iTunes #1 sellers The Weepies and Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. He also works as an independent producer/engineer out of studios in Nashville, TN and the San Francisco Bay Area.

As a singer/songwriter and recording artist, Gabriel has released four successful albums worldwide and played countless shows across the country. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), and has served on the Board of Directors for Indianapolis’s New World Youth Orchestras. He can also be heard as a session musician on many local and national artists' albums and singles.

At Greenfield Music Center, Gabriel is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays for instruction in guitar, bass guitar, trumpet, keyboard, vocals, songwriting, audio recording, and most beginning brass and woodwind instruments.

 

Location:

Greenfield Music Center
1215 E Main St

Greenfield, IN 46140


Phone: 317 468-0601

Hours:

Monday to Thursday 11:00 - 8:00

Friday and Saturday 11:00 - 5:00

Sunday Closed

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