Instructors

Golden Isles School of Music features a diverse group of some of the most talented music instructors in our area.

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Instructor Bios

Roy GentryEmailGuitar
Randy is a local full time professional musician and has been playing guitar for 25 years. He’s been teaching since the age of 16 and has been with Golden Isles School of Music for the past 3 years. After graduating Glynn Academy in 1988 Randy moved to Los Angeles to attend the Musician’s Institute. He studied with guitarists from all around the world including Paul Gilbert and Paul Hanson. After studying and performing in L.A. for 10 years, Randy returned home to make music his full time career through teaching, recording, producing and as a sound engineer at local venues. He is an expert in design, restoration and preservation of tube powered guitar amplification. Randy’s life truly is “all music all the time.”

Lanny GrammersEmailDrums
Lanny has spent the past 38 years as a professional drummer well versed in all styles of music, performing around the country with acts such as Stillwater, Doc Holiday and as a session drummer for acts from pop to jazz. Lanny has also spent 30 of the past years teaching and developing a program which is based on reading, writing, rudiments, style, concept and theory. Students begin with reading notation definitions. As the program progresses students learn about style concept and theory which includes everything from pop and rock to jazz. Students are expected to practice at least 30 minutes a day in order to master their instrument. Lanny believes student success is greatly related to parent/teacher communication and his goal is to help students achieve their highest level of proficiency.

Mickey WendelEmailSchool Band Instruments
Mickey Wendel grew up in Brunswick and began playing trombone in the Greer Elementary School band. He continued playing on through Jane Macon Middle School and Brunswick High School until graduation. During that period, Mickey qualified for Brevard Music Center. While at the Center, he received training that enabled him to assist in the teaching of beginning band students, which convinced him that teaching music would be his career. Mickey obtained his Bachelors in Music from Georgia Southern in 1975 and his Masters in 1980. During his thirty plus years as a state certified teacher, he has become an expert player and instructor on all the brass and woodwind instruments taught in the school bands today. He performs in the Coastal Symphony of Georgia, Coastal Brass, Jekyll Island Dance Band, directs the Golden Isles Concert Band and is the music minister at Pine Ridge Baptist Church. Mickey has taught private music lessons at City Music for the past three years and truly believes that “The gift of music is given to others through performance and teaching.

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