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Play More Music offers private music instruction by highly qualified local teachers. Some instructors offer the opportunity to audit one lesson. We love teaching and you will love learning! All instruments are taught.

Piano Teachers

Morgan Rubin

Morgan Rubin is a recent graduate of Emory University, where she majored in Music and Psychology.  During her time at Emory, she sang in Emory’s Concert Choir and served as Musical Director of The Gathering A Cappella, Emory’s all-female a cappella group.  She was also a part of Emory’s StageWorks cast for three years, where…

Jessica Hill

Jessica Hill is a graduate of Jacksonville State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in general music with a vocal performance concentration and film minor. Jessica began studying voice at an early age. She debuted in her first opera, Hansel and Gretel, at the age of eleven. Since then, her passion for music has…

Tyler Cates

Tyler Cates

Tyler Cates has been playing guitar for over 20 years and teaching music since 2007. He is a professionally trained, Grammy-nominated musician with years of experience both on stage and in the studio. He works with each student to gain fundamental skills on the guitar or piano. His goal as a teacher is to make…

Casey Costello

Casey Costello

Casey is a recent graduate of Emory University, where she received a degree in Music Performance and Women’s Studies. As a Music Performance major, she engaged in both solo and ensemble work. Her ensemble work includes 4-hands, 2-piano, and accompaniment for other instrumentalists. Casey has been playing the piano since the age of 6 and…

Cecil Walker

Cecil Walker is a recent graduate of Emory University majoring in Psychology and Music. Cecil is excited about the opportunity to work with Play More Music students and will bring patience, kindness, and friendliness to each lesson. He has studied piano since the age of 6, most of which time he spent studying at a…

Deirdre Hard

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Music study became a part of Deirdre’s life at the age of seven when her grandmother invested in a spinet piano and private lessons for her granddaughter.  Receiving exposure to piano lessons, chorus, and school plays gave Deirdre a strong appreciation for the creative arts.  As an adult, she advanced successfully in the corporate world for thirteen years before realizing her…

Scotty Bryan

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Scott Bryan is a graduate of James Madison University where he received a degree in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on Ethnomusicology and a minor in Music Industry.  Also while at Madison, He participated in the Jazz Studies program. Currently he is a member of Cinetrope, The Atlanta Funk Society, 3052 Dub Collective, Abby Wren…

Penelope Williams

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At home in the world of performance, Penelope has studied piano and voice with the masters, honed her technical abilities through countless hours of dedicated work. This commitment has led to opportunities for Penelope working as a performer in in countless venues across the globe: Centers For Spiritual Living, The Kennedy Center, International Assoc. for…

Ben Shirley

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  Ben Shirley is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and the Music Teacher Certification program at Georgia State University.  Ben studied classical cello at UNC, but his passion for all kinds of music — especially jazz, rock, world folk music, and improvisation — has made him a versatile performer and teacher.  As a multi-instrumentalist,…

Melissa Sebel

Melissa Sebel

Owner and president of Play More Music™, Melissa Bennett Sebel has been playing music since the age of three. Her main instruments are flute, piano, and folk guitar though she’s been known to make noise on drums and cellos occasionally. Since 1988, Melissa has participated in numerous recitals and competitions at the state and regional levels…

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” Aldous Huxley