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David Alex

Drums. David Alex has been playing music from a very early age, having a very musically encouraging family. Starting piano at 6 and then moving to drums at 12, he has been playing and learning about both instruments for over 15 years. He has been performing music in the Tampa Bay area since 2006 and producing his own music since 2009. David was the music teacher and children's choir director at Notre Dame Catholic School for 3 years working with ages ranging from Pre-K up to 8th graders. He also runs a recording studio in New Port Richey, Florida called Foxbloom Recordings where he produces and mixes songs written by various artists.

Coenraad Appelgrijn

Summer Camp Instructor/Recording Technology. Coenraad was born in Durban, South Africa and began playing guitar at age nine. He was self-taught for six years after which he began lessons in jazz guitar. In 1997 Coenraad moved to the United States. Two years later he acquired his first recorder and began a self-study of recording technology. In 2000 Coenraad formed a band named Cradled with then fiance Rhiannon. In 2001 they were married and Cradled performed at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio for the MTV Series Live at the Rock Hall. The following year Cradled spent time in the studio working with producer Buddy Pendergrass who shared many recording tips with Coenraad. Currently, Coenraad is the worship arts director at Hope United Methodist Church and performs and teaches privately in the Tampa Bay area.

Benjamin Beckwith

 

Piano/Violin B.F.A., Southeastern University. Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Benjamin has been studying music since the 3rd grade. Specializing in piano, violin, and choral ensembles, he graduated from Southeastern University with a Bachelors of Arts in Music in 2010. He has held such positions as Director of Worship Arts for Calvary Chapel Worship Center in New Port Richey, Program Director for the Forte School of Fine Arts, and violinist in the Richey Community Orchestra. Benjamin is currently the Music Director for Dayspring Academy Secondary School, and continues to participate in community performing arts projects, teach private lessons at Mullins Music, participate with local worship teams/church music programs, and play as a hired musician. He is dedicated to the community and is blessed to have a hand in developing the Arts in our area. 

Graeme Currie

Upright Bass/Electric Bass/Guitar. M.M. University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, B.M. University of Cape Town. 

“There is no voice that speaks as loudly as that which has an identity” - Graeme Currie

Graeme Currie is an international professional musician and educator with extensive experience in the music industry. He has played in excess of ten thousand ‘gigs’ as a bass player, from ‘dive-bars’ to symphony orchestras; over two hundred professional theatre productions and on hundreds of albums/CDs/jingles/TV as a session musician; and is a contracted Fender Musical Instrument endorsee (South Africa). He is also a songwriter, arranger and producer having received awards/accolade for best albums/artists and has featured in an Academy Award-winning documentary for ‘Searching For Sugarman’ (2013) and played on a Grammy Award-winning album by South African singing icon, Miriam Makeba (2001).

Graeme’s educational experience includes tenures as Head of Faculty and Academic Head at contemporary music colleges after receiving his Master’s Degree and has respectively developed accredited course content (Council on Higher Education, South Africa) designed for the working music-industry professional. With reference to the above header quote, Graeme believes in nurturing the inner flame and ‘voice’ of his students. While conjointly lecturing and pursuing his PhD, Graeme is currently releasing albums and singles with his original band, Atmosferic, in the genres of ‘acid-jazz’ and what he terms ‘Pop-Art-Jazz’.

Lisa Dolcy

Voice. M.M.Ed Florida State University, B.S. Music Southern Adventist University

Music has always been a part of Lisa’s upbringing. Born in Jamaica, her musical influences ranged from the local sounds of the Caribbean to music sung by church choirs under her father’s direction. As she grew older and migrated to the United States, this love of music only grew now accompanied with a strong desire to share it with others. She graduated with a B.S. in Music (Vocal Concentration) from Southern Adventist University and a Masters in Music Education (Choral Conducting) from Florida State University. Throughout her musical career, Lisa has sung and led various choirs, performed concert solos and directed high school musicals. Her experience as a certified K-12 Music Educator in Florida’s public schools, musician, and private studio teacher is motivated by the enjoyment of making music for music’s sake and a want to equip others do the same.

Dave Eichenberger

Guitar. Dave Eichenberger composes ambient music using guitar technology and looping. His 50 hour/50 CD project, “Collectives” resulted in a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the State of Florida, and his ambient compositions have been featured in film, TV and on live radio. Influenced by such diverse guitarists as Steve Howe, Ritchie Blackmore, Robert Fripp and Steve Morse, his unique style keeps him in demand as both a session player and instructor. Somehow he also has time to perform and record with international singer/songwriter Julie Black. He has performed at major jazz and blues festivals and her 3 CDs have been on the charts in many countries around the globe. Dave is currently a blogger for Seymour Duncan and consults with many manufacturers on guitar and guitar technology-related products.

Eric Mullins

 

Executive Director/Saxophone/Clarinet/Guitar/Bass Guitar/Theory/Composition. B.F.A., Jazz Studies, New School University. Eric started piano lessons at a young age and took up the saxophone at age 12. After high school, Eric spent a year studying music at the University of Louisville during which time he played in the music department's jazz band, backing up vocalist Kevin Mahogany and jazz legend Clark Terry. In 1999, he joined the Bobby “Blue” Bland band and spent the next year and and a half playing the blues across North America in nightclubs and at festivals like the Monterey Jazz Festival, The Chicago Blues Festival, and the Essence Festival in New Orleans. In 2000 he toured the U.K. with Bobby “Blue” Bland and Van Morrison. In 2003, Eric graduated with a B.F.A. from The New School in New York City, having studied closely with many teachers such as legendary jazz bassist Reggie Workman and Saturday Night Live percussionist Valerie Naranjo. He has performed at the University of Ghana in West Africa and in Tokyo, Japan with the Gospel Voices of Memphis. Eric has taught in the Memphis City Schools, Florida's Pasco County Schools, and currently teaches at Genesis Preparatory School where he has developed a band, jazz band, and diverse instrumental music program. In 2007 Eric and his wife Marina founded Mullins Music, continuing to follow their passion for music and striving to pass it on to future generations. 

Marina Mullins

Artistic Director/Piano/Keyboards. B.A., Theology & Music, Trinity College of Florida. Marina was born in Durban, South Africa. She started playing at about four and began lessons at the age of six. Throughout her high school years she was a frequent performer in church. After high school she continued her study of music at the University of Natal in Durban where she honed her skills as a jazz pianist. She performed as a solo pianist at local venues. In Durban, she taught college level music theory and piano at POPS Ministries. At the age of 21 Marina moved, with her family, to Florida. In Florida she studied at the University of South Florida and at Trinity College. She was pianist at Palm Harbor Christian Center and later Riverside Fellowship. She taught private piano lessons for adults and children. Marina performed with Entheos music team from Trinity College. In Tennessee she taught college level music at the Visible School and later served as co-director of music and pianist for Memphis Christian Center and co-director of VIP Summer Music Camp. Marina also performed in Memphis with jazz groups including Southern Lights and Kwest. Marina holds a B.A. in church music from Florida Theological Seminary and a B.A. in theology from Trinity College in Florida. Marina also taught music for five years at Dayspring Academy, a charter school for education and the arts. She and her husband, Eric, are co-founders and directors of Mullins Music located in New Port Richey, Florida.  

Marie Sorenson

Guitar. Marie Sorenson is a guitarist/vocalist that has performed in dozens of cover bands in the Philadelphia and Central Florida. She performed with well known nationally traveling Southeast US Tribute Bands and has played solo and duo acoustic shows. She has studied with guitarists Michael Angelo Batio and Alex Skolnick over the last few years. Marie has her own music publishing company through ASCAP and has written and recorded songs that have been heard on BBC television programs and continues to write and record rock and experimental music.

Marie started her musical endeavors at the early age of 5 as a piano student continuing through her early teen years. She switched to guitar at age 15 and then began writing her own songs on guitar and piano at 17. Her father further inspired her by getting her a 4 track recorder which opened the doors to her sharpen her recording skills. Her recording talents eventually gained her employment as an AVID certified Pro Tools instructor at the Internationally known Full Sail University in Winter Park FL. She taught and certified students in Pro Tools while recording Stanley Clark’s keyboardist, Sunnie Paxson, in Orlando Florida. She continued to teach at colleges and universities in Florida and became one of the the few female Expert Certified Instructors in Music Production.

You can visit her website at sorensongs.net to see videos, hear music and view her photo gallery.

Sam Williams

Summer Camp Instructor. Sam started touring professionally at age 17 with international punk band Down By Law. Sharing the same stage with such bands as NOFX, Bad Religion and the Descendents both in North America and overseas. Now having branched out into other genres such as metal, pop and acoustic with over 10 full length releases, he continues to tour worldwide and record constantly.