Meet Our Teachers

Instructors

Matt Tracey 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.
 

LOCATION:

Greenfield Music Center

1215 E Main St
Greenfield, IN 46140


Phone: 317-468-0601

 

Online Store:

Guitars To Your Door

Hours:  

Monday to Thursday 11:00 - 8:00

Friday and Saturday 11:00 - 5:00

Sunday Closed

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