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  • Alex Price

    Alex Price

    MBTI: ENFP-T
    Enneagram: 4
    Birthday: 7/20

    Determination, excellence, and creativity are all things Alex Price brings to the AMS team. Alex’s desire to both be unique and to teach each individual student uniquely are strengths in his teaching style.

    Alex is graduating from Spring Arbor University, where he will obtain his Bachelor’s in Worship Arts. He is the musical director of the worship team ReignFall, and plays semi-professionally in the band The Upstanding Citizens. On top of teaching guitar and ukulele for AMS, Alex also plays bass, drums, piano, and clarinet. His teaching style is dedicated and student oriented.

    Alex exemplifies what it means to be a jazz musician: he practices daily, studies his theory, plays with other people, and consistently desires to create. He embodies the AMS Core Values of Creative Competence and Confidence, and Excellence. His desire is to give each student every tool he can and guide them in building their own craft. Students should sound like themselves, and the very best version of themselves.

  • Frank Meely

    Bio coming soon
  • Lauren Koetje

    Lauren Koetje (Ku-tjee)

    MBTI: ESFP-T
    Enneagram: 9
    Birthday: 10/4

    Leadership, patience, and preparation are all things Lauren Koetje brings to the AMS team. Not only is she a naturally phenomenal teacher, but she is the manager of the Jackson, Michigan studio. Lauren brings a brilliant organizational style to the studio, as well as to her teaching.

    Lauren has Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Spring Arbor University where she also studied music, led the Chapel Band, and toured with Wellspring. Her knowledge of music and leadership makes a wonderful addition to our team.

    Along with teaching Voice, Piano, and Violin, Lauren plays guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and trombone. She believes in tailoring each lesson to the individual student to give them the best chances at excellence and success.

    Lauren is motivated and inspired by the AMS Core Value of Excellence. She believes working with excellence and aspiring to our personal best is a powerful way we are able to serve those around us.