Charie (Rie) Jones is a professional singer and performing artist from Reidsville NC. Music and singing have been a part of Rie's life since the age of 7 and it was at church that she found her love for teaching songs. As the
daughter of a pastor, Rie participated in many opportunities to help various church choirs and praise teams with
vocal arrangements for concerts and special events. Rie attended Winston Salem State University
where she joined the singing group, 'Voices of A.R.T.', which taught vocal discipline and various
technics to enhance Rie's gift of singing. Voices of A.R.T. also provided Rie the opportunity
to work one on one with several of the group's vocalists for upcoming productions, which led to positive responses as well as a demand for more
private lessons from Rie with clients inside and outside of the group.
"I believe that I
have been given a gift to help vocalists reach their full potential and achieve the goals they have
set for themselves during our sessions."
Piano, Voice & Drums
D. Jerome Wells (Winston-Salem, NC) is a regular to many theatres along the east coast. Since his first Nat’l tour with GDAVIS Productions in 2010, Wells has earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Theatre Credits include: THE COLOR PURPLE, GYPSY, DREAMGIRLS, HAIRSPRAY (MUNY). Upon moving to New York City in 2014, D. Jerome was recognized as a formidable triple-threat in the “Out & About Magazine”review of Tony-Award recipient, George Faison’s The Wiz is 40revival. D. Jerome Wells is a proud member of The Actors’Equity Association.
Piano, Voice & Percussion
Trevor Gabriel is a self-taught musician, born and raised in New York City. Since 2013, Trevor has served the city of Winston-Salem NC and surrounding areas as a full-time musician, recording-performing artist and music-mentor; teaching private piano, percussion and voice lessons.
Trevor expressed a deep love for creating and performing music since the age of 5; sharing that same passion on stage with music artists such as Artimus Pyle of "Lynyrd Skynyrd", Dorothy Norwood & Dominique 'Doe' Jones of "Forever Jones".
Eli Womble is a Percussionist based in the Piedmont Triad area. He graduated from Catawba College in 2018 as a member of the Catawba College Marching Band and the Salisbury Swing Band (current member). It is there where Eli also earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and a concentration in Music Business, as well as Popular Music. Eli has continued his career in music, working in a variety of genres with artists such as Sue Folley, Adrian Crutchfield, Dorothy Norwood, and more.
Kacey Leak is a guitarist with experience of over 20 years; over 15 years professionally. Kacey plays a variety of styles and genres including Gospel, Jazz, Rock, Pop, R&B and more. For years, Kacey has provided his services in many instances (such as Music Production) and for a variety of occasions, including weddings, festivals, the 'Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame', as well as touring with the legendary Original Drifters. Kacey's goal is to help guitarists reach their full potential and enjoy the whole process along the way! Kacey currently provides both acoustic and electric guitar lessons to beginners.
Ukulele & Violin
Kayla N. Smoot started her music career at the tender age of 9. Focusing primarily on rock music in her youth, she was compelled to learn to play the guitar. After saving up enough money, she purchased her first starter guitar and from there she completely took off with music. Taking orchestra from middle school into college, Kayla learned that she had a real passion for music. It was her peace.
By the time Kayla received her Associate of Arts degree from Forsyth Technical Community College, she had gained experience in violin performance and practice, piano, and guitar. Upon graduating from Forsyth Tech, she went on to obtain her Bachelor of Arts degree from Winston-Salem State University, where she studied music, business and the elements needed to put together her company that specializes in everything from audio to visual production.