Jarryd is a Drummer/Producer/DJ from Boston Massachusetts. He’s been drumming for most of his life and is experienced in many different genres including rock, funk, jazz, reggae, and metal. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and has a degree in Professional Music. He’s studied DJing, as well as music production with Ableton Live, through Dubspot in NYC. As a true supporter of the art, Jarryd sees no boundaries in genre or style. He has a diverse appreciation and understanding of a wide array of music and a true love for sharing his passion.
Kevin began taking Piano lessons at an early age. Before graduating high school, Kevin had opted for guitar lessons with Mark Granger to help fulfill an elective requirement. He immediately found inspiration in his love of classic rock and blues giants like Led Zeppelin, The Grateful Dead, and Jimi Hendrix. Fascinated how a piece of wood and strings can bring people to tears or make them feel happy, Kevin had discovered his true passion – mastering the Guitar. Kevin has grown into an inspiring guitarist/songwriter. He see’s music as a powerful vehicle to share emotion with the people of the world. Striving to expand his knowledge and further develop his own unique style, Kevin has enrolled in the Masters Certificate Program for Guitar from Berklee School of Music. His quiet genius (and humor) has always impressed us and we’re glad to have this student turned instructor helping shape the team at Granger School of Music.
Kevin began studying music at age 4, and has been playing ever since. He is a graduate of the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Composition. Over the years, Kevin has had the opportunity to play in many different groups, exposing him to numerous styles and genres. He sees music as a ubiquitous human experience, and believes that every person can benefit from studying it. His priorities as a instructor, as well as a performer, are creativity, competency, and communication. It is his goal to help others experience the same level of joy and satisfaction through music that he has himself.
Megan has studied vocal technique for over 12 years, receiving her Vocal Performance degree from the University of Utah in the Spring of 2013. Megan is a performer, teacher, and vocal coach native to Salt Lake. She believes singing is one of the most gratifying and beneficial forms of expression, and strives to integrate the whole body and self into the sung voice. As she has continued to explore vocal technique and its many capacities, she has performed in a wide range of settings, genres, and venues – including opera, musical theater, liturgy, as well as jazz, pop, and funk. Megan can be seen performing with local music groups, cantoring for liturgical services, and coaching youth bands and choirs.
Amanda is a guitarist/vocalist from Idaho, who has been playing and performing music since she was young. In her teen years she sang in a quartet with her siblings as the “Johnson Family Wild West Show.” Since then, she has performed at many venues locally with several bands, covering many genres including: rock, country, reggae, blues, funk, and others. Paying it forward is important to Amanda as an instructor. The focus is placed on unlocking creativity, as well as passion for music in her students, while learning the essential language that is needed as a musician.