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.

  Pro Vocal Coach Marissa White Salmon Marissa has been singing and performing since a very young age. She has studied with many teachers across the country, including in California, Las Vegas, and Nashville. Marissa has studied with renowned vocal coaches like Brett Manning. Marissa began coaching students in 2014 in Utah, and has quickly become a local favorite with students and parents alike! Marissa is known for her unique technique that gets results fast. She takes what seems difficult and simplifies it and demonstrates it in a way that is tailored to each individual student. She gets her students to break through barriers in their range that they thought they never could. She also helps with various other vocal problems.

 

Pro Vocal Coach Marissa White Salmon

Marissa has been singing and performing since a very young age. She has studied with many teachers across the country, including in California, Las Vegas, and Nashville. Marissa has studied with renowned vocal coaches like Brett Manning. Marissa began coaching students in 2014 in Utah, and has quickly become a local favorite with students and parents alike!

Marissa is known for her unique technique that gets results fast. She takes what seems difficult and simplifies it and demonstrates it in a way that is tailored to each individual student. She gets her students to break through barriers in their range that they thought they never could. She also helps with various other vocal problems.

Vocal Coach Pro Brian Saunders! Brian is a professional singer, songwriter, entertainer, and studio vocalist. He has trained with world-renowned celebrity vocal coaches Seth Riggs in Los Angeles, Brett Manning in Nashville, and Debra Bonner in Utah. Brian earned a certificate from the Debra Bonner/ Seth Riggs training program for voice teachers. Brian has been coaching singers for over 15 years. He teaches all styles, including pop, country, jazz, broadway, rock, classical, and more. Brian uses a technique that is based on Speech Level Singing, the same method used by some of the most famous singers of all time! He helps singers to do specific exercises designed to train the tiny muscles inside the larynx (voice box.) Once strengthened and toned, these muscles will function more efficiently. This will free your voice, allowing you to sing more beautifully, powerfully, and easily without strain. The “breaks” in your voice will diminish and your range will increase. Brian can help to repair and heal damaged or injured vocal chords. He can teach ANYONE to sing! It doesn’t matter if you are tone deaf or a professional singer. Brian can help you to improve your voice beyond what you ever thought possible, no matter what your vocal skill level is. Brian also teaches style and performance, helps singers with artist development, and can help you to gain more confidence. 

Vocal Coach Pro Brian Saunders!

Brian is a professional singer, songwriter, entertainer, and studio vocalist. He has trained with world-renowned celebrity vocal coaches Seth Riggs in Los Angeles, Brett Manning in Nashville, and Debra Bonner in Utah. Brian earned a certificate from the Debra Bonner/ Seth Riggs training program for voice teachers. Brian has been coaching singers for over 15 years. He teaches all styles, including pop, country, jazz, broadway, rock, classical, and more. Brian uses a technique that is based on Speech Level Singing, the same method used by some of the most famous singers of all time! He helps singers to do specific exercises designed to train the tiny muscles inside the larynx (voice box.) Once strengthened and toned, these muscles will function more efficiently. This will free your voice, allowing you to sing more beautifully, powerfully, and easily without strain. The “breaks” in your voice will diminish and your range will increase. Brian can help to repair and heal damaged or injured vocal chords. He can teach ANYONE to sing! It doesn’t matter if you are tone deaf or a professional singer. Brian can help you to improve your voice beyond what you ever thought possible, no matter what your vocal skill level is. Brian also teaches style and performance, helps singers with artist development, and can help you to gain more confidence. 

  Guitar Teaching Legend Jay Rubin   Jay's teaching experience trumps us all, not to mention rehung out with the iconic rock band The Who once! Jay began his professional teaching experience 30 years ago when he founded Ogden's most iconic music store, Music Village. He and his brother ran this integral, Northern, Utah music fixture for three decades before selling it and taking his teaching practice to an even higher level. Were luck to have Jay back in the limelight, along with his incredible backlog of music lesson teaching experience. Jay is a true rockstar, teaching right here in Ogden, Utah. 

 

Guitar Teaching Legend Jay Rubin

  Jay's teaching experience trumps us all, not to mention rehung out with the iconic rock band The Who once! Jay began his professional teaching experience 30 years ago when he founded Ogden's most iconic music store, Music Village. He and his brother ran this integral, Northern, Utah music fixture for three decades before selling it and taking his teaching practice to an even higher level. Were luck to have Jay back in the limelight, along with his incredible backlog of music lesson teaching experience. Jay is a true rockstar, teaching right here in Ogden, Utah. 

  Yep, we have a musical guru! Adam Kozlewski Adam Kozlewski is a very diverse and proficient music teacher living in the greater Salt Lake area. Throughout his career Adam has had the opportunity to play and teach in the company of great musicians such as G. Love, Ace Frehley (KISS), Sonny Landreth, and Greg Bissonette (Joe Satriani & Steve Vai). Also, in 2012 he earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Weber State University, enabling him to become a licensed K-12 music educator. Despite the years of violin lessons at a young age, he found an interest in the more progressive sounds of the electric guitar, later adding blues, folk, jazz and classical to his repertoire. He draws his influence from guitarists ranging from electric bluesman, Stevie Ray Vaughan, to jazz virtuoso, Emily Remler, along with his stepfather, Paul “Dr. Mongo” Garrison. He mostly performs at various venues along the Wasatch Front but has also traveled and played at several music festivals around the world, including Germany and England. Adam has continued studying, teaching, and performing guitar for over 25 years. Throughout his years of experience he insists that his greatest talent is persistence and the determination to succeed.

 

Yep, we have a musical guru! Adam Kozlewski

Adam Kozlewski is a very diverse and proficient music teacher living in the greater Salt Lake area. Throughout his career Adam has had the opportunity to play and teach in the company of great musicians such as G. Love, Ace Frehley (KISS), Sonny Landreth, and Greg Bissonette (Joe Satriani & Steve Vai). Also, in 2012 he earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Weber State University, enabling him to become a licensed K-12 music educator.


Despite the years of violin lessons at a young age, he found an interest in the more progressive sounds of the electric guitar, later adding blues, folk, jazz and classical to his repertoire. He draws his influence from guitarists ranging from electric bluesman, Stevie Ray Vaughan, to jazz virtuoso, Emily Remler, along with his stepfather, Paul “Dr. Mongo” Garrison. He mostly performs at various venues along the Wasatch Front but has also traveled and played at several music festivals around the world, including Germany and England. Adam has continued studying, teaching, and performing guitar for over 25 years. Throughout his years of experience he insists that his greatest talent is persistence and the determination to succeed.

  Awesome drummer, excellent teacher and an amazing guy! Nathan Child Nathan Child is a highly technically trained drum set artist, and attributes his technical skill to his first love, the rudimental snare drum. Nathan was the state champion of the Utah chapter of the Percussive Arts Society in 1996, 1998, and 1999 on the rudimental snare drum. His high caliber playing earned him a spot on Brigham Young University’s snare line, one of the top drum lines in the nation. Nathan shifted his energy to the drum set after having performed a single concert with Weber State University’s jazz ensemble. After finishing the concert, he was offered a five-year, full tuition scholarship, without ever having to re-audition. Nathan has performed in orchestras for over thirty musicals, including Aida, Evita, Shrek, Hello Dolly, The Drowsy Chaperon, 1940s Radio Hour, The Wedding Singer, and many more. He has played for organizations including the Utah Musical Theatre at the Egyptian Theatre, as well as performed for Centerpoint Legacy Theatre, Rogers Memorial Theatre, and others. Nathan’s first passion, however, is his band, Monsoon Season, with whom he has recorded two albums, giving him more intensive studio recording experience. Studio drumming requires incredible accuracy, an understanding of sound waves, frequencies, and the ability to play solid and balanced. In addition to studio drumming, Nathan is also an expert in all styles of creative and straight, forward playing and is especially known for his solidity, feeling, and creative ability when performing live. Nathan has been told, by top musicians that he is for one reason or another, exceptionally talented at Latin styles. This may or may not be due to the fact that he lived in Venezuela for two years and speaks fluent Spanish. As a side note, Nathan is also a fantastic ballroom dancer. One’s ability to dance can be directly related to one’s ability to drum. The prestigious Buddy Rich, as well as Steve Gadd, in example, are both skilled in tap dancers.

 

Awesome drummer, excellent teacher and an amazing guy! Nathan Child

Nathan Child is a highly technically trained drum set artist, and attributes his technical skill to his first love, the rudimental snare drum. Nathan was the state champion of the Utah chapter of the Percussive Arts Society in 1996, 1998, and 1999 on the rudimental snare drum. His high caliber playing earned him a spot on Brigham Young University’s snare line, one of the top drum lines in the nation. Nathan shifted his energy to the drum set after having performed a single concert with Weber State University’s jazz ensemble. After finishing the concert, he was offered a five-year, full tuition scholarship, without ever having to re-audition.

Nathan has performed in orchestras for over thirty musicals, including Aida, Evita, Shrek, Hello Dolly, The Drowsy Chaperon, 1940s Radio Hour, The Wedding Singer, and many more. He has played for organizations including the Utah Musical Theatre at the Egyptian Theatre, as well as performed for Centerpoint Legacy Theatre, Rogers Memorial Theatre, and others. Nathan’s first passion, however, is his band, Monsoon Season, with whom he has recorded two albums, giving him more intensive studio recording experience. Studio drumming requires incredible accuracy, an understanding of sound waves, frequencies, and the ability to play solid and balanced.

In addition to studio drumming, Nathan is also an expert in all styles of creative and straight, forward playing and is especially known for his solidity, feeling, and creative ability when performing live. Nathan has been told, by top musicians that he is for one reason or another, exceptionally talented at Latin styles. This may or may not be due to the fact that he lived in Venezuela for two years and speaks fluent Spanish. As a side note, Nathan is also a fantastic ballroom dancer. One’s ability to dance can be directly related to one’s ability to drum. The prestigious Buddy Rich, as well as Steve Gadd, in example, are both skilled in tap dancers.

                    Prepare to SHRED with Rob Gray! Rob has played guitar for 14 years, specializing in rock and heavy metal lead guitar. Taking systematic approach to breaking down rhythm riffs or more advanced lead guitar techniques such as alternate picking, string skipping, legato, and arpeggios; to help push students to the next level of playing. Rob's journey as a guitarist began at the fragile age of twelve. After much rummaging about in the basement he discovered a pile of records. Among the pile was a album, not just any album, Van Halen I. Side A, Track 2: Eruption. Loud, face melting, life changing. Many hours of practice later (8 hours a day, 8 days a week to be precise), Rob put together a thrash metal band ToxicDose. If you’ve been lucky enough to catch them, ToxicDose has played with classic and contemporary metal acts such as: Exodus, Death Angel, Nevermore, Toxic Holocaust, Municipal Waste, and 3 Inches of Blood. He has also performed with legendary Kansas vocalist John Elefante.

                   

Prepare to SHRED with Rob Gray!

Rob has played guitar for 14 years, specializing in rock and heavy metal lead guitar. Taking systematic approach to breaking down rhythm riffs or more advanced lead guitar techniques such as alternate picking, string skipping, legato, and arpeggios; to help push students to the next level of playing.

Rob's journey as a guitarist began at the fragile age of twelve. After much rummaging about in the basement he discovered a pile of records. Among the pile was a album, not just any album, Van Halen I. Side A, Track 2: Eruption. Loud, face melting, life changing. Many hours of practice later (8 hours a day, 8 days a week to be precise), Rob put together a thrash metal band ToxicDose. If you’ve been lucky enough to catch them, ToxicDose has played with classic and contemporary metal acts such as: Exodus, Death Angel, Nevermore, Toxic Holocaust, Municipal Waste, and 3 Inches of Blood. He has also performed with legendary Kansas vocalist John Elefante.

  Adonis Jordan will take you to the next level! Adonis Jordan is a multi-instumentalist whose musical roots are diverse. At age 11, he began playing violin in the school orchestra, which is where his classical studies began. Within the next year, he began playing viola and piano. When his father gave him his first acoustic guitar, he began to immerse himself in instrumental music . The next year, Adonis traveled to Guatemala for a service project, where he was exposed to and fell in love with Latin music, both traditional and contemporary (a later influence in his musical career. In 2012 he began pursuing production under the name OCEANIDS and in September of 2014 independently released OCEANIDS' debut EP The Coocon and the Mantra

 

Adonis Jordan will take you to the next level!

Adonis Jordan is a multi-instumentalist whose musical roots are diverse. At age 11, he began playing violin in the school orchestra, which is where his classical studies began. Within the next year, he began playing viola and piano. When his father gave him his first acoustic guitar, he began to immerse himself in instrumental music . The next year, Adonis traveled to Guatemala for a service project, where he was exposed to and fell in love with Latin music, both traditional and contemporary (a later influence in his musical career. In 2012 he began pursuing production under the name OCEANIDS and in September of 2014 independently released OCEANIDS' debut EP The Coocon and the Mantra

  Ben Gabrielsen, an incredible guitar player and music teacher! Ben has been playing the guitar for well over a decade...In 2005 he started his first band and has been playing and writing music passionately ever since! He loves all styles and genres of music and enjoys learning new ways to play the guitar. In 2008, Ben took four semesters of music classes at Weber State University which served to deepen his musical understanding even more. Ben currently plays and writes music with a rock group called 'Escher Case,’ while sharing his passion for guitar with students far and wide.

 

Ben Gabrielsen, an incredible guitar player and music teacher!

Ben has been playing the guitar for well over a decade...In 2005 he started his first band and has been playing and writing music passionately ever since! He loves all styles and genres of music and enjoys learning new ways to play the guitar. In 2008, Ben took four semesters of music classes at Weber State University which served to deepen his musical understanding even more. Ben currently plays and writes music with a rock group called 'Escher Case,’ while sharing his passion for guitar with students far and wide.

A world-class violin instructor, right here in Ogden! Marie Griffith has been playing the violin since age 6 when she became a student in one of the first Suzuki Method programs in the United States. In high school she won several state and national competitions including being chosen for a European Tour with America’s Youth in Concert in 1976.  She earned a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Violin Performance at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She served as concertmaster, concerto soloist, was a member of the Honors String Quartet and won many musical awards and competitions during her college years. Marie has played professionally in the Trio di Roma, the Reading Symphony Orchestra (Reading, PA) and the Chattanooga Symphony (Chattanooga, TN)    Marie began teaching violin while still in high school and has had the joy and pleasure of teaching more than 150 violin students in three different states. She taught both violin and viola as an adjunct professor at Berry College in Rome, Georgia where she also started the college orchestra and managed the Music Academy of Rome.  Several of her students have become professional musicians, and many others are still playing and loving music as community musicians and parents of young musicians.  She is trained and experienced in both Suzuki and Traditional teaching methods and uses a combination of methods and materials to help each student achieve success.

A world-class violin instructor, right here in Ogden!

Marie Griffith has been playing the violin since age 6 when she became a student in one of the first Suzuki Method programs in the United States. In high school she won several state and national competitions including being chosen for a European Tour with America’s Youth in Concert in 1976.  She earned a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Violin Performance at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She served as concertmaster, concerto soloist, was a member of the Honors String Quartet and won many musical awards and competitions during her college years. Marie has played professionally in the Trio di Roma, the Reading Symphony Orchestra (Reading, PA) and the Chattanooga Symphony (Chattanooga, TN) 

 

Marie began teaching violin while still in high school and has had the joy and pleasure of teaching more than 150 violin students in three different states. She taught both violin and viola as an adjunct professor at Berry College in Rome, Georgia where she also started the college orchestra and managed the Music Academy of Rome.  Several of her students have become professional musicians, and many others are still playing and loving music as community musicians and parents of young musicians.  She is trained and experienced in both Suzuki and Traditional teaching methods and uses a combination of methods and materials to help each student achieve success.

Nathan Chappell is Imagine Music's very own teddy bear and rhythmic master! Nathan is a world class drum instructor teaching right here in Ogden, Utah! If you've seen live music lately anywhere along the Wasatch Front, there is a good chance Nathan was playing drums...an incredible live drummer, Nathan has a fantastic ability to break down complex rhythms and make them approachable for the newest of students. Students love Nathan's patient and encouraging nature! 

Nathan Chappell is Imagine Music's very own teddy bear and rhythmic master!

Nathan is a world class drum instructor teaching right here in Ogden, Utah! If you've seen live music lately anywhere along the Wasatch Front, there is a good chance Nathan was playing drums...an incredible live drummer, Nathan has a fantastic ability to break down complex rhythms and make them approachable for the newest of students. Students love Nathan's patient and encouraging nature! 

Opal Mack - Utah's Favorite Piano Teacher!   Opal Mack, graduate from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, studied Piano Performance with emphasis on Education, and Botany with emphasis on Biotechnology. Opal was an active member of the Miami University Choraliers and Chamber Singers and has toured in Europe as a singer and accompanist. She also performed in Carnegie Hall with the Choraliers in Fall 2012. She has been active in accompanying and choral groups. Opal won the 2016 Miami University Concerto Competition and performed with the Miami University Symphony Orchestra. Opal, originally from Oxford, Ohio, has been teaching piano for many years. She is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and Federation of Music Clubs (FMC) and has served as a judge in the OFMC Junior Music Festival for the last several years. In addition to her love of music, Opal enjoys being outdoors. She is an active hiker, backpacker, runner and camper. Most weekends she can be found recreating in the mountains or volunteering with stewardship programs in the valley. Opal believes that piano lessons are one of the most beneficial ongoing activities you can take part. Through music, individuals will become independent learners and initiate a whole new world of creativity. Along with learning to play the piano, she believes it in necessary for students to learn music theory, music history and music performance. This practice creates a well-rounded understanding of music and the piano. Opal brings a wealth of knowledge and patience to the table. If you want to learn the piano, no matter the level of experience, age or confidence - Opal will help you achieved every goal!

Opal Mack - Utah's Favorite Piano Teacher!

 

Opal Mack, graduate from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, studied Piano Performance with emphasis on Education, and Botany with emphasis on Biotechnology. Opal was an active member of the Miami University Choraliers and Chamber Singers and has toured in Europe as a singer and accompanist. She also performed in Carnegie Hall with the Choraliers in Fall 2012. She has been active in accompanying and choral groups. Opal won the 2016 Miami University Concerto Competition and performed with the Miami University Symphony Orchestra.

Opal, originally from Oxford, Ohio, has been teaching piano for many years. She is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and Federation of Music Clubs (FMC) and has served as a judge in the OFMC Junior Music Festival for the last several years.

In addition to her love of music, Opal enjoys being outdoors. She is an active hiker, backpacker, runner and camper. Most weekends she can be found recreating in the mountains or volunteering with stewardship programs in the valley.

Opal believes that piano lessons are one of the most beneficial ongoing activities you can take part. Through music, individuals will become independent learners and initiate a whole new world of creativity. Along with learning to play the piano, she believes it in necessary for students to learn music theory, music history and music performance. This practice creates a well-rounded understanding of music and the piano. Opal brings a wealth of knowledge and patience to the table. If you want to learn the piano, no matter the level of experience, age or confidence - Opal will help you achieved every goal!

Ben Richards - A truly amazing teacher & person!

Ben Richards - A truly amazing teacher & person!

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!