Lora Anderson is a private instructor at Maxwell's House of Music. She has only worked there for a short time, but immediately fell in love with the staff and atmosphere! She currently teaches voice, but is capable of teaching piano, ukulele, and clarinet. She studied at University of Louisville and received her Bachelors in Music Education in 2016. Lora hopes to pursue he Master's in Performance /very/ soon. Since her graduation, Lora has been teaching in public schools around the Kentuckiana area. She has a knack and love for teaching that many can identify. Any students of hers knows that they will forever be "her kids". She has a confident personality and instills this in her students. She says, "Everyone can make music, just some people have it easier than most. It's my job to teach you you're capable, as long as you are willing!"
David Bormann III
As an energetic conductor, performer, and teacher, David Borman III understands that music has the unique power to educate, inspire, and change people. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in orchestral conducting at the University of Louisville, where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in 2019. In December of 2018, Borman led the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under the guidance of Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya and in April of 2015, he made his Carnegie Hall debut on Euphonium and Trombone, returning again as a pianist and vocalist in 2018. As a proponent of community engagement, Borman is an active freelance conductor in the Southern Indiana and Louisville area performing with groups such as the Redline Theatre, CenterStage, The Kentuckiana Philharmonic, and Providence Theatre. Currently, he serves as the associate conductor for the Louisville Civic Orchestra, an assistant conductor for the University of Louisville Symphony Orchestra, and an assistant conductor for the Louisville Youth Orchestra. Borman has studied brass with Clinton McCanless, Dennis Akers, and Scott Cooksey and conducting with Alexandra Enyart, Kimcherie Lloyd, and Jason Hart Raff. He enjoys teaching his private studio of brass, voice, and piano students at Maxwell’s House of Music in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Margarette Evans is an experienced vocalist, pianist, and songwriter. She has played piano for more than 20 years, and she's been singing since she was 4 years old. Margarette studied Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University and has self-released two CD's of her own music independently. She has played and performed on various artist's music releases, and she has worked as a demo singer in Nashville. Margarette has performed as a solo artist for the last 15 years and has played piano and fronted original and cover bands as well. Margarette uses her knowledge and experience to teach students how to play and sing, as well as coaching students to create the best performance possible. Margarette teaches beginner, intermediate and advanced students of all ages and skill levels.
Jacob Head has been teaching at Maxwell’s House of Music since August of 2016 and has become one of the store’s best musical assets since joining the team. Jacob began playing music at the age of nine, beginning with violin. He has since become accomplished on mandolin, guitar, piano, and ukulele. He is a 2015 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Music, with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy. He is the worship leader at LifeBridge Christian Church in Louisville, the founder of the group “Compass Quartet,” and recently has begun working with private clients as a board-certified Music Therapist. In addition to teaching at Maxwell’s, Jacob manages the very popular “Blue Note Café” monthly concert in the Maxwell’s Stage Room. In his free time, Jacob enjoys arranging and composing music for himself and the Compass Quartet, as well as spending time with his wife, Kara. He enjoys teaching students of all ages, levels, and abilities.
Vicki has over 30 years’ experience in voice and piano. She enjoys teaching all genres of music and helping students their own style of playing and singing. Vicki was a worship leader at a local church for over 15 years before transitioning into ministering to women. During her time as a worship leader, she directed several plays and musicals while also directing the church choir. She also traveled for 8 years in a Christian singing group. Even though she is no longer a worship leader, she continues to volunteer within the church by singing and playing piano. Music, specifically singing and piano, has played an important role in Vicki’s entire life. She has a passion for helping her students grow both musically and personally.
Shanna Ledbetter retired from teaching in 2014 after teaching for 41 years! For the last 23 years of her career, she served as the band director at Henryville Jr./Sr. High School. Shanna earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Middle Tennessee State University with a focus on piano. She has also done graduate work at Tennessee Technical University, Purdue University, and Illinois State University. Shanna can teach your child to play piano or any band instrument. She is also capable of preparing your child for the Indiana State School Music Competition Solo and Ensemble Competitions. Shanna resides in Jeffersonville and has one daughter, three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Jason Leech has been playing piano for 22 years. Jason graduated from California University of PA with a Bachelors in Music Technology. Jason has been playing piano music for places around his hometown like restaurants, resorts, and nursing homes. He has been teaching at Fawley's Music in West Virginia and URock Music Center in Pennsylvania. He has also been playing keyboards in a funky jam band called "The Manor & Friends" for the past 3 years.
Jason also make performance videos where he plays piano and synth to electronic beats he's produced. These performances combine Jason's love of playing keyboards, making videos, and producing EDM beats. This past year he debuted his live EDM keyboard set in Los Angeles, and continues to work on his solo career. You can see all of his videos on his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/jasonleechmusic and his website: www.jasonleechmusic.com.
Jason is excited about his move to Louisville and also to start teaching at Maxwell's House of Music. Jason loves that piano allows him to perform in classy resorts, rock and roll bands, and EDM-themed internet videos-- and he hopes to show his students that they can do all those things and more.
Rachel May is a professional musician living and working in the Louisville area. She began playing the violin at age 10, guitar at 12, and piano at 16. After graduating college on a violin performance scholarship in 2012, she performed as a solo cover artist around Louisville and Nashville. She has performed in venues big and small, from Wick's Pizza in New Albany to the Derby Train for the governor of Kentucky. In 2017, she auditioned for Holland America Cruise Line's piano venue aboard their line of luxury cruise ships. She was hired and performed aboard 4 different ships for two years, traveling to over 30 different countries as half of the piano duo in the Billboard Onboard venue. Now, she works as part of the house band at the dueling piano bar Howl at the Moon on Fourth Street Live in Louisville. In addition to her professional experience, Rachel has been teaching private music lessons for over a decade, and she is happy to be back on land where she can combine her two loves of performing and helping others achieve their music goals.
Sheila O'Bannon has over 30 years’ experience in the instruction of voice, piano, public speaking, and the theatre arts. Her instruction ranges in diverse areas of music such as Rock, Country, R & B, Gospel, Broadway, Classical, and Opera. She has assisted with student recording preparation for such companies as Disney and Sony Productions. Sheila is an accomplished and published playwright having produced and directed several plays across the country and at local venues such as the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Her coaching experience includes audition preparation for organizations such as Actors' Theatre, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Blue Apple Players, American Idol and America’s Got Talent. For the past four years, Sheila has been a judge for the Fox Network's Kentuckiana Idol Program. Adding to her experience, Sheila is also Director of Music and two local churches.
Derek Rohr was born and raised in Massillon, Ohio. His interest in music began at weekly visits to his grandma’s house where his cousin, Bob, would play the organ. Right after high school he went to the University of Mount Union and majored in music, philosophy, and psychology. He graduated in 1995 and then played keyboards and guitar in a local rock band for about 3 years. Derek then moved to the Cleveland area to get a Masters in Philosophy. He graduated from Cleveland State University in 2001. During this time, he also began teaching private piano lessons at Cleveland Music in Parma, Ohio. Immediately upon graduation, he started teaching philosophy, religious studies and humanities at Cuyahoga Community College and Lorain County Community College. He continued teaching piano for about twelve years alongside the college courses. Derek got married in 2018 and followed his wife to Louisville, Kentucky. In a new city with lots of opportunities he switched his focus back to music and joined a band and started teaching piano. Derek specializes in beginner, intermediate and advanced level piano techniques, reading and writing music, and classical piano arrangements.
Kirk specializes in youth and young adult guitar, vocal, bass and piano lessons. He works with beginners to intermediates with an emphasis on basic note and fingering techniques. Kirk was a member of the Kentucky All-State High School Choir for three years and studied under Renee Grant Williams (vocal coach for Linda Ronstadt and The Grateful Dead). With over 20 years professional performing experience in rock, country, souls, blues, R& B, funk, and pop, Kirk is one well-rounded instructor. Kirk also serves Maxwell’s House of Music as one of our premier band coaches and prides himself on helping young musicians reach their full potential with their instrument in a live setting.