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 studied music theory, composition and guitar performance at Ball State University and I.U.P.U.I.  With 25+ years of professional instruction experience, he teaches many electric & acoustic guitar styles such as: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Bluegrass & Celtic. Providing a solid education & 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: Doubleshot, Blitzen, Bruised, LTD, GasolineAlley, DrivingForce, Stingray, X-Ray & Breaking the Cycle. He released a solo album of instrumental rock guitar music "Oak Island " in 2018.

 

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.

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. 

“Music has always been a part of my life,” Emily Rittenberry says. It’s in her blood – her grandfather played with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. This newest instructor at Greenfield Music Center began guitar lessons here when she was 14 years old. She also joined her high school choir, and took professional voice lessons. At 18 she began playing solo acoustic gigs, and at 20 established the band MLE. With MLE, she has opened for artists including Jason Michael Carroll, Joe Diffie, Aaron Watson, and more. She also continues to play solo acoustic shows. She is available for guitar, ukulele, and voice lessons on Mondays and Thursdays.

Vince Sanders

 

Vince Sanders has been a professional guitarist, bassist, and performer for over 50 years. In 1980 he began teaching for Bob Carter at Family Music Center; then, starting in 2001, he taught for Michael Florek at Florek's Violin and Music Shop for 18 years. Both stores were on Indy's east side

   After crisscrossing the country as a guitarist, singer, and arranger for the group known as The Accents, Sanders founded a band called Triple Play. The intent with Triple Play was to perform locally and regionally, thus allowing him to begin a teaching career in the Indianapolis area.
   Having studied music for 3 years at I.S.U., Vince realizes the importance of a good teacher who can influence and guide students to achieve their musical goals and enjoyment. He also recognizes that the fine staff at Greenfield Music Center is composed of those kinds of teachers.
   Vince Sanders is proud to be part of that fine staff as a guitar, electric bass, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele teacher.
 

Kurt Hodgin - gives Guitar and Uke lessons. Kurt has been playing guitar for Eighteen years. Mostly throughout the Indianapolis and surrounding area. His original lessons we're done at this very store by Matt Tracy. He has opened for the Don Stuck Band as well as the Freddy Jones Band and many more. Influenced by many styles. Blues and classic rock are common genres he plays. Strong rythm and vocals to complaint lead playing in an expanding music selection. Doing lots of solo and duo acoustic acts as of late. He started out around 17 playing in three and four piece bands.

LOCATION:

Greenfield Music Center

1215 E Main St
Greenfield, IN 46140


Phone: 317-468-0601

 

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Hours:

Monday to Thursday 11:00 - 8:00

Friday and Saturday 11:00 - 5:00

Sunday Closed

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