Our incredibly accomplished and talented teachers are truly the heart behind what we have the ability to offer students.
Our Incredible Array Of Teachers Includes:
Founder and owner of Imagine Music. David Owen
David recently moved to the Ogden area from the East Coast after many years of touring internationally as a Columbia Records Artist; sharing stages with Plain White T's, Blue October, Shiny Toy Guns, Sparta, Switchfoot, Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) and Panic at the Disco! . Alternative Press Magazine admired David's talent, saying his "massive and muscular" guitar solos are "Truly Inspired Guitar Work". David's music has been featured on MTV and provided emotional backdrops in suspenseful television moments. His music has also been featured on the BBC and recently used by Utah Olympic Legacy.
David's expertise lies in classic/pop/alt-rock and indie genres, but he also harbors a passion for blues, jazz and eclectic sounds from around the world. His accomplishments are not limited to pop-culture music niches; he founded a student recording program at Summit Preparatory School in Kalispell Montana, and conducts private lessons in which his students receive their own recorded/mixed songs on disc.David's teaching evolves from a free-style approach, learning what inspires his students to stick with their lessons - whether it be conquering guitar riffs of their favorite song, constructing musical ideas and recording them to disc, or practicing for a talent show. Finding a person's motivation for learning guitar is the key for tailoring lessons that are enjoyable and that also provide a solid foundation to build a wonderful musical life long adventure.
We're are incredibly lucky to have Ben Richards a part of our world class teaching team. Ben was the director of School of Rock in Sandy and had wild success with the organization for many years. After taking a small break from the company, Ben, living closer to Ogden, decided to share his limitless musical talents with the lucky folks of our mini mountain town and great Weber County. Ben's mastery of the guitar is truly remarkable and his passion for music bubbles over in a contagious excitement leaving a smile on each of his students faces after each and every lesson. We're extremely grateful to have Ben's gentle heart and wealth of music knowledge available to share with our amazing students, we think he's super awesome...you will too!
Mariah Ford is an incredibly accomplished singer...she has taken voice lessons for many years from Utah's top voice coach Dean Kaelin, also voice coach to David Archuleta. Mariah is blessed with a natural teaching ability, as both children and adults absolutely love her. Mariah can teach any vocal style, but primarily focuses on helping students achieve their "mix" - which combines their head voice with their chest voice. She is always in demand for beginning guitar students as well. Mariah can listen to any song a student wishes to learn, and with her gifted ear, figure it out and teach it right on the spot. We're lucky to have a musician of her caliber available to our students at Imagine Music!
Allison began studying violin at the age of 6 and has since, studied with some incredible pedagogues in the local area of Ogden, UT. After graduating high school in 2005, she began teaching violin lessons at a local music shop. She soon decided that teaching music was her passion and has been teaching privately from then on.
Currently, Allison is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in String Instrument Pedagogy through Weber State University. College opened up many opportunities to perform and participate in ensembles in the area. These groups include WSU Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, as assistant principal in the second violin section, along with several various ensembles and chamber groups. These groups have held performances in various places within Weber and Davis county as well as Southern Spain and Hawaii.
During her college career, she had the opportunity to teach with Weber State’s String Project as a private and group instructor. She has participated as a member of ASTA (American String Teachers Association) and Nafme (National Society of Music Educators). She is also actively sought out opportunities to volunteer at local schools in their orchestra programs.
My name is Stephen Tenreiro. I was born in Bloomington, Indiana and moved to Utah when I
was five. I started taking violin lessons at age five using the Suzuki method and have been
playing the violin ever since. I have played in school ensembles since I was in fifth grade.
Currently, I am studying for my bachelor’s degree in violin performance at Weber State
University. I have played in the Weber State Orchestra under Dr. DeGalvez now for two years
and have loved the experience. I have also played in small ensembles and also taken a year of
String Pedagogy. For two years I have been part of the String Project at Weber State where I
taught beginners. I look forward to working with you and having a great year!