Mateo Rueda

Mateo Rueda

Instruments: Voice, Piano, Guitar, Cello Mateo Rueda has been teaching music lessons since the early age of 16. He currently teaches voice, piano, guitar, and cello to children and adults. Mateo has a gift for identifying little things that keep his students motivated. He enjoys inspiring a love for music in his students. Mateo is […]

Mark Gallegos

Instruments: Guitar, keyboard, drums, bass, vocals Mark Gallegos is a career music teacher, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, concert promoter, and sound engineer. He has taught music professionally for over 20 years, and guided many of his students as they formed their first bands, played their first shows, and recorded their first tracks. Mark has engineered and/or […]

Robert Breeser

Robert Breeser

Instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium/Baritone, and French Horn Robert Breeser is a Sandy Springs native who began playing trumpet at age 8 in his middle school band. Developing an early passion for the brass instrument world, Robert began taking private lessons at Sandy Springs Music with Jonathan Lackey and continued those studies through his high school […]

Doug Ehlen

Instruments: Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Mandolin Doug Ehlen believes the key to musical success is igniting the spark that excites each student. Whether it’s learning the theme song to your favorite TV show, understanding the backstory to a popular song, or unlocking the fretboard, Doug understands that doing what it takes to get a student excited […]

Farrel Capek

Instruments: Voice and Piano Voice and piano teacher Farrel Capek has a gift for making music lessons fun. She has seen time and time again that students learn best, stay motivated, and meet their goals when they love what they are doing. While she teaches voice and piano across all genres, Farrel specializes in pop, […]

Nich Gannon

Nich Gannon

Instruments: Drums Nich attended Young Harris College where he received his Bachelor’s in Music. From there he moved to Atlanta and attended Georgia State University, where he received his Master’s in Jazz Studies. As a performer, Nich draws influence from various genres including Jazz, Rock, R&B, Funk, Motown, and Blues. He has performed with, attended […]

Erica Ransbottom Hughes

Erica Ransbottom

Erica joined the Sandy Springs Music staff in 2017. She welcomes all of our customers with her friendly smile and helpful attitude. Outside of SSM, you can catch Erica performing at weddings, bluegrass festivals, and even rock concerts as one of Atlanta’s most sought-after cellists. We’re thrilled to have Erica on our staff and we […]

Donna Maini

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Instrument: Piano Donna Maini is a piano instructor, accompanist, and adjudicator. She has worked in music education and church music for more than 25 years. Notable performances include piano concerti performed with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, performances with the State of Alabama Ballet Company, in concert with legendary jazz artist Dave Brubeck, the 1996 Olympic […]

Rachel Campbell

Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello Rachel Campbell is a violinist and Sandy Springs native who studied here at Sandy Springs Music prior to earning a degree in Music Education at Kennesaw State University.  Rachel has been teaching at SSM since 2014 and loves working in the same community where she grew up, often guiding students through musical journeys […]

Jennifer Hannah

Instruments: Voice, Piano Jennifer Hannah teaches private voice and beginning piano to both children and adults at Sandy Springs Music. She also teaches classroom general music to students in grades K-8 and is a staff singer at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. A mezzo-soprano, Jennifer holds a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance from Millikin University. […]