A graduate of Elon University, Ethan received a Bachelors of Science in Music Production & Recording Arts. After graduating, he moved to Nashville and spent two years working at various studios tracking demos and mixing records for several local bands as well as producing music for a few publishing companies and artists. He gained extensive experience in the live sound industry working with bands such as Eric Church, Stevie Nicks, The Chainsmokers, Kid Rock, and many more.
When he is not working behind-the-scenes in the music industry, he is hard at work mastering his craft on the guitar and piano. He believes that no matter how skilled of a musician you are, there is always more to be learned. Understanding that every student is different, lessons will be geared towards enhancing the strengths of each student as well as working on and improving the weaker areas, all while maintaining a fun environment that constantly boosts a student’s confidence and comfort in their musical ability.
As a worship leader, Michela’s passion is performing with guitar and voice, both solo and with a full band, at her church in Bentonville. She has several years of experience teaching and working with children of all ages, as well as Homeschooling her own.
Carefully assessing each student's playing abilities, she tailors lessons to meet individual needs. Her teaching style is highly interactive, focusing on strumming, fingerpicking, theory, and singing, while getting students excited about learning new songs.
Her birthplace is Italy, but she grew up in Switzerland, where she started playing guitar at the age of 12; by the age of 15 she had progressed to playing in various bands. Since coming to the USA in 2004, she has continued to play and teach while learning new techniques to add to her skills.
When she is not teaching or performing, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking multicultural foods, and writing songs.