Highland Music Studio has been experiencing a lot of growth these days and with it, we are excited to welcome several new staff members!
Please welcome Ben Fraser, Lily Nguyen & Samantha Puckett.
Learn more about them…
Ben Fraser (piano, guitar, ukulele & violin teacher):
Ben Fraser is a professional musician and private music instructor in the Atlanta area. He plays and teaches piano, guitar, violin, and ukulele. After being classically trained on the piano, guitar, and violin throughout his youth, he chose to study Guitar Performance at the Georgia State University School of Music.
He currently performs in several ensembles, spanning multiple different genres, including classical, jazz, rock, pop, folk. Florence Kopleff Recital Hall, Rialto Center for the Arts, and Fulton County Auditorium are a few of the venues in which he has performed. Some festivals he has played include the Peachtree Corners Festival, Friendship Music Festival, and the Night Market in Peachtree City.
Music education is a great passion of his. He teaches students of all ages and all skill levels, from beginners to more advanced players. Providing personalized lesson plans to a wide variety of students, he has crafted an effective methodology that improves upon technique and increases musical understanding.
Lily Nguyen (Office Assistant):
Growing up in Florida, Lily has always been involved in the arts. She loved exploring different ways to express her creativity, such as painting, playing the flute, singing in chorus, and acting in theatre. Lily believes that creativity is a lifelong practice that nourishes the soul and that creativity can create wonderful gifts for others.
Lily graduated from the University of Central Florida and she has professional experiences in events, hospitality, and digital marketing. Her passions lie in making an impact on others and creating memorable experiences.
In her free time, Lily loves to travel, act, and explore new foods. She also has an adorable calico cat named Eevee, like the Pokemon.
Samantha Puckett (piano & voice teacher):
Samantha Puckett is a mezzo-soprano originally from Katy, Texas. She attended West Texas A&M University for her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music. Samantha pursued her Artist Diploma at Georgia State University. She is currently an alto Staff Singer at the Cathedral of St. Philip. Samantha’s operatic roles include Magda Sorel (The Consul); Charlotte (Werther) and Rebecca Nurse (The Crucible). Miss Puckett continues her vocal study and often performs as a guest soloist in Atlanta and the surrounding area.
We are thrilled to have all these wonderful people on our team!