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Terry Curran

Beginning to Intermediate: Piano, Guitar, Ukulele
Beginning to Advanced: Drums, Bass Guitar

Terry was born and raised in California and moved to Alaska in 1976. Terry spent many years as a professional musician playing multiple instruments including: electric bass; guitar; trumpet; percussion; and vocals. He performed all over the Western US, Hawaii, Alaska and Japan. He & his band have opened for headline acts such as the Righteous Brothers, jazz great Ed Harris, and jazz guitarist, Robert Cray, twice for concerts at the Anchorage PAC. Terry worked in the professional sound and lighting field for 25 years. He has been teaching music full time in Anchorage and enjoys sharing his love of music with others. Terry will be teaching Guitar, Electric Bass, Ukulele, Piano & Drums at AMDC. We’re excited to have him join our teaching team at the studio!


  • 2021-22: Lessons Lead, Guitar Center, Anchorage AK
  • 2022-Present: Music instructor: brass, bass guitar, keyboard, ukulele, drums & percussion, Anchorage AK
  • Professional Musician Performing throughout the western U.S: Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Alaska and Tokyo, Japan
  • Leader of band, KonneXion, 14-piece R & B band in Anchorage

Jordan McLuckie

Beginning to Intermediate Piano
Beginning to Advanced Violin

Jordan McLuckie is a classically trained violinist from Southeast Alaska. They hold a bachelor’s in music with a focus on violin performance from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. In addition to formal repertoire education, Jordan has extensive orchestral and chamber playing experience from their time in college as well as numerous music festivals. Passionate about teaching, Jordan has nearly 10 years of experience working with a wide range of ages and skill levels. Their core teaching values center around a commitment to students’ unique learning styles and goals, with the aim to develop a foundation for individual creative expression.


  • 2021- 2022: Private violin teacher with Eliason School of Music 2016
  • 2013 -2022: Private violin teacher
  • 2020: Graduate Lewis & Clark College with Bachelor’s in Arts, Violin Performance
  • 2016 - 2020: Lewis & Clark Chamber Ensemble 1st and 2nd Violin
  • 2017 - 2019: Lewis & Clark Orchestra alternating concertmaster and principal 2nd
  • 2015-2016: Soloist with Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

Rachel Morgan

Beginning – Intermediate: Piano
Beginning: Cello

Rachel began playing the piano in elementary school and the cello in 6th grade orchestra. In middle school she began playing the organ for church. Throughout high school Rachel continued to play the cello & accompany people on the piano, as well as play the organ at church. Rachel kept busy during college playing in orchestras and performing in organ recitals. Before coming to AMDC, Rachel was a substitute teacher with the Anchorage School District. She is now the organist for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Anchorage where she plays for church, special services & accompanies the choir.


  • 2020-23: Completing English MA, Southern New Hampshire University
  • 2020-22: Teaches Private Organ Lessons
  • 2016-19: Attended Bringham Young University, Rexburg, ID & Completed English BA Degree
  • 2016-19: Completed College Level Cello & Piano Courses



Emmarlowe (Marlowe) Lasmarias

Beginning – Intermediate: Guitar & Drums
Beginning – Advanced: Electric Bass
Beginning - Intermediate: Ukulele

Marlowe has taught guitar, bass & drums for the past 2 years at a local guitar center.
He encourages students to explore diverse musical styles & genres to increase
creativity and has facilitated workshops focused on playing techniques. While proficient
on guitar & drums, his passion is the bass.
Marlowe is originally from San Pedro Laguna in the Philippines and has been playing
professionally in Anchorage the past few years. He is also a nurse’s assistant at Alaska
Psychiatric Institute where he helps provide care for patients and helps them participate
in social, educational & recreational activities. AMDC is lucky to welcome Marlowe to
our studio!


  • 2021-2023: Music instructor, Guitar Center, Anchorage AK
  • 2020-Present: Performed professionally at Bluegrass Festival, Talkeetna, AK and
    Summer Solstice Festival, Moose Pass, AK
  • 2021: Bass Player, Collective Soul (original members) & Played Bass for Arnel Pineda
    of Journey

Alexander Soboleff

Beginning to Advanced: Guitar Beginning to Intermediate: Piano, Drums, Bass Guitar & Ukulele

Born and raised in Juneau, Alaska, Alex has 13 years of performance experience spanning Classical, Jazz, and Rock genres. He is currently a 3rd Year student at the University of Alaska Anchorage pursuing a Music Education Bachelor's degree. Alex is an active member of the Anchorage Classical Guitar Society, performing in their fall and spring fundraising concerts. He also contribute to the UAA Jazz Ensemble on electric guitar and tenor sax, and the UAA Guitar Ensemble for solo, duo, and classical repertoire on classical guitar. Specializing in music theory, Alex aims to share his passion for music and its emotional connection with eager learners. We are excited to have Alex teach at AMDC!


  • 2021-Current: Completing Bachelor of Arts: Music Education at University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • 2019-2021: Completing Bachelor of Arts: General Studies at University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • Member: Anchorage Classical Guitar Society
  • Contributor: UAA Jazz Ensemble & UAA Guitar Ensemble


Ian Worthington

Beginning to Intermediate Guitar, Piano & Bass Beginning to Advanced Cello

Ian is an accomplished musician playing a variety of instruments including: cello, piano, guitar and bass for the past 19 years. He grew up in Anchorage and graduated from Polaris K-12 School. Ian has taught both private lessons and group classes at Anchorage Music & Dance Center since 2009. He has been performing music, both in groups and solo, for the last 15 years. Ian was a member of "Bolt Action Beaver", a local band he wrote and performs original songs. He is currently a member of the band, Smile Ease.


  • 2021  Graduated University of Alaska, Anchorage, Bachelor of Music in Education
  • 2007 Member of Alaska All State Orchestra
  • 2001-08 Studied Cello with Coralyn More
  • 2001-08 Polaris K-12 Orchestra
  • 2002-03 Junior Youth Symphony

Vince Spezialy

Group Music Lessons: Piano, Guitar, Drums & Rock Band

Vince is Music Director &Owner at Anchorage Music & Dance Center. He has taught private
and group music classes in Anchorage for over 25 years. He is focusing his schedule on Intro to
Keyboard & Multi-Level Group Lessons this year in piano, guitar, drums & Rock Band.
After years of teaching both private lessons & group classes, Vince believes that there are many
benefits to learning music in a group setting. In a group, students experience cooperation &
teamwork, and opportunities for greater creativity & collaboration naturally present
Vince sees firsthand that as students become comfortable with the weekly class, playing
together & for each other, their confidence grows, along with self expression & creativity.


  • Present: Music Director at Anchorage Music & Dance Center and Wasilla Music & Dance
  • 1993-Present: Private Lesson & Group Music Teacher for Piano, Guitar, Drums, Violin,
    Bass & Cello
  • 1993-Present: Preschool Group Music Teacher
  • Graduated University of Alaska, Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

Who we are

Anchorage Music & Dance Center is celebrating 25 years of private & group music instruction and 10 years of dance!


We are a unique school offering quality private & group music and dance classes at one convenient location. Multiple students from the same family can take private or group music lessons and dance classes on the same day. That means parents only have to drive to one location for everyone's lessons & classes. What a time saver for the entire family!


We work with most all homeschool & charter schools in the State of Alaska. We are a direct bill vendor which means we invoice the school, so there is no "out-of-pocket" expense for the family!

Our network of schools include: Family Partnership; Frontier Charter School; PAIDEIA; IDEA; Mat-Su Central; Twindly Bridge; Denali Peak, PACE, CyberLynx & Raven.

Don't see your school here? Contact us and we'll see if we can work with them too!