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Gwinnett Discount Music

Student Policy
Our teachers and staff are dedicated and will provide knowledge and encouragement to all our students allowing them to reach their highest potential.  Our students will develop a love and understanding of music which will be a source of joy and relaxation throughout their life.   We have certain expectations of the students in order to accomplish this.

Students should arrive on time, be prepared, and bring all their lesson materials with them.  A student must attend all their classes to progress.  There will be no make-up lessons or fee transfers for missed lessons unless we are notified at least 24 hours in advance, except in the case of unexpected illness, teacher cancellation, or school closing.  In these cases we will reschedule lessons as our schedule permits.  Each student is reserved a specific time and day every week with our school and their assigned teacher.

Lesson fees are paid at the beginning of each month for the entire month. 

Our rates are: $25 per week for 1/2 hour lessons 
                   $50 per week for 1 hour lessons

Gwinnett Discount Music teachers may select various books and materials to be used by the student and payment for these materials is expected upon receipt.

To Sign up for lessons please call us or come in to one of our locations and fill out a registration form. We welcome the opportunity to get acquainted and to help you reach your musical goals!

Our Teachers

Eric Young
Guitar, Brass, Woodwinds & Piano

Eric Young graduated from The University of Georgia with a degree in music education.  He has over a decade of teaching experience both as a private instructor and as a band director, and has taught at all age levels.  He is a former band director at Pinckneyville and Couch middle schools.  He has worked with high school band programs including Brookwood, Collins Hill, Grayson, and Central Gwinnett, and middle school band programs including Hull and Northbrook.  His instructors have included John Sutherland (a student of the legendary Andre Segovia); Brian Smith, Jason Solomon, and Phil Snyder (from the nationally recognized Georgia Guitar Quartet);  Trey Wright (from the award-winning jazz band Squat); David Mitchell; and Bob Shaw.  He offers lessons on guitar, trombone, saxophone, euphonium, tuba, horn, flute, clarinet, and piano.

Mitch McCray
Trumpet, French Horn & Bass

Mitch has been teaching trumpet for over 5 years at music stores and schools across the country. He recieved his degree in trumpet performance at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford Connecticuit. There he studied under Jay Lichtmann and performed with the Hartt School's many theatre productions. He has been teaching as a clinician in Gwinnett County for the past three years. He specializes in classical trumpet technique and performance.

Wayne Baggett

Wayne has been teaching percussion for over eleven years, with eight of those years at Gwinnett Discount Music. Wayne teaches drum set for all styles of music, traditional drum corps techniques, and orchestral percussion. He teaches students from age four through adult, including college level music students. Wayne has worked in both middle and high schools with concert band, and has served several schools as instructor for marching band drumlines. Wayne has a B. A. in Music from Lee University.

Jennifer Carwile
Trumpet & French Horn
Mrs. Jennifer Carwile is originally from the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. She attended Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, and received her Master's in Music Education from Vander Cook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois. Trumpet was Mrs. Carwile's main instrument with French Horn as second, and she has studied privately with the following: Daniel Kovats, Trumpet instructor and Music Department Dean, Grand Valley State University, Michael Bowman, Principal Trumpet Player of the Grand Rapids Symphony, and Bryan Miller, Commander/Conductor of the National Guard Band of the Midwest. She wore wooden shoes for 6 years teaching in Holland, Michigan, as the Assistant Director of Bands, Holland High School. She currently teaches at J.E. Richards Middle School and also is on staff with the Central Gwinnett High School Marching Band. Carwile's private lesson studio started in 1993 and continues to be successful to this day.

Aaron Craig
Guitar & Bass
Aaron is a Gwinnett native that has played acoustic, classical and electric guitar for 13 years. He has many years playing professionally in the live music scene with groups ranging from small acoustic solo shows to full band orchestration with a horn section, in venues from local resturants to the likes of the Masquerade and Center Stage in Atlanta. Aaron also stays active in the music community by hosting open mic nights around the Atlanta area providing musicians of all ages and skill level a chance to perform in public.

TJ Pattillo
TJ has been a full time guitar teacher for over 15 years. He attended Clayton College and State University as a Spivey Scholar. TJ is also an experienced performer having performed on stages from clubs to stadiums, as well as performances on TV such as Peachtree Morning and Good Day Atlanta. 

Tom Grimshaw
Guitar & Bass

Hannah Bailey


155-C Gwinnett Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
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2700 Braselton Hwy
Dacula, GA 30019
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    Lawrenceville: 770-237-8001    Dacula: 678-714-2230  
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