Lane Music looks to provide people of all ages the chance to experience the joy of playing an instrument. We have a wide selection of teachers who love what they do and expressing their love of making music with their students. Our lesson rooms provide a relaxed, clean environment for students to learn.

Recent studies document the many benefits of a music education. Learning to play an instrument increases a child’s confidence, coordination, concentration, and self-discipline. Making music “exercises” the whole brain and mind, contributing to increased performance in math, science, and reading.

And making music is no less important for adults!

Teachers

Derrick Michaud


Derrick has been a professional bass player for over 20 years. His less is more approach has been the backbone to his style and career alike. A strong work ethic and positive attitude has helped make Derrick a first call bassist for both live touring and studio recording. Shortly after moving to Nashville, TN in … Continued

Rafaela Spencer


Rafaela Spencer studied both Viola and Violin at the Conservatorio de Tatui in Brazil from age 10, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Choral and Orchestral Conducting from The University of Campinas in Sao Paulo. While there, she also studied piano and still teaches and performs at the keyboard today. In 2010, Rafaela moved to Memphis, where she began her Suzuki Teacher Training in Violin. She has since … Continued

Kate Ryan


Kate Ryan began her musical studies at the age of eight. She won her first orchestral audition at the age of nine and has been playing with orchestras around the world ever since. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the University of Memphis, where she studied under Susan Waterbury, Susanna … Continued

Bob Sunda


Bob Sunda is a rare combination of international recording artist, performing musician and motivated mentor.  He trained at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy where he displayed a prodigious aptitude as a bassist and pianist. A move to New York gave him time to study and play with masters of the Jazz form. Touring in the … Continued

Elmer Hoffman


Elmer Hoffman is a New Orleans native, and has played Tuba since age 13.  He received private instruction from the Director of Bands at Loyola University, Dr. Joe Hebert.   His true passion was realized when he joined the Stardusters Drum & Bugle Corps  Arabi, Louisiana and  became  Rookie of the Year.   The next season, … Continued

Kallen Esperian


Internationally renowned Soprano, Kallen Esperian was the personal protege of Luciano Pavarotti. She made her debut as the MET in LaBoheme as Mimi opposite Placido Domingo. Kallen’s legacy as a singer is a string of triumphs at the world’s major Opera houses, from Milan’s LaScala to Lond’s Convent Garden; her performances in leading roles have … Continued

Roy Brewer


Roy Brewer was awarded a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Memphis in 1996. He is currently a part-time instructor at the University and is a freelance musician. Besides recording with many major label artists, his performance credits also include the Conan O’Brien Show; Austin City Limits; Later, with Jools Hollond (BBC); and his … Continued

Myra Patterson


Myra Patterson has performed on violin, viola, cello, and guitar in a variety of musical genres and has fourteen years of experience bringing the joy of music to students aged 4 to seventy. Her students have performed in the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, DePaul Community Music School Orchestras, the North Carolina All-State Orchestra, and in … Continued

Mike Love


Mike Love has studied and participated in master classes with Michael Hedges, Jorge Morel, David Qualey, Manuel Barrueco, Liona Boyd, Guy Van Duser, William Kanengiser, Leo Kottke, Marcel Dadi, and others, He plays all styles of guitar from fingerstyle, rock, blues, classical, and jazz. He was a songwriter for Al Jolson Black and White Music … Continued

Grace Yun


Eunsil Grace Yun is an enthusiastic piano teacher and performer. She is a member of National Piano Guild and MTNA. A number of her students have won several competitions. Also, she is a coordinator of International Christian Music Festival in Memphis. She is working toward a Doctorate of Music Art in Piano performance at University … Continued

Brenda Buford-Shaw


Piano Instructor is now offering Piano lessons for the area. “Rightly Seasoned Seniors” Ages 55 and up, can sign up for private lessons. Mornings only. Mrs Buford-Shaw has been a music educator in Memphis for many years and has taught in schools and senior facilities. She has a B. A. Degree from Langston University in … Continued