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Luke Honeck

Instruments:

Beginning – Intermediate:  Guitar, Piano, Violin & Viola
Beginning – Advanced: Voice

Luke is a former Alaskan returning from Chicago.  His training includes 13 years of Voice, 14 years of violin & viola.  Luke has trained for 8 years in classical guitar and intermediate piano.  Luke taught small after-school programs with private lessons & had a small studio for 2 years while in Chicago for elementary school students.
Luke has taught at our Wasilla location for 1 year and is now available in Anchorage.    He is excited to return to Alaska and share his love of music with the community which fostered it!

Background:

  • 2019-Present: Choir Director, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Anchorage, A
  • 2014-Present:  Principal Viola, Kenai Peninsula Orchestra (ad hoc)
  • 2019:Graduated Lawrence University with Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with Intensive Studies in music composition & pedagogy.

Jordan McLuckie

Instruments:
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.

Background:

  • 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

Instruments:
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.

Background:

  • 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

 

 

Michael Sutton

Instruments:
Beginning to Advanced Piano, Voice & Violin; Beginning Guitar

Michael graduated cum laude with departmental honors in 2020 from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Bachelor of Music degree in education. Michael has extensive experience as a singer performing both solo and ensemble repertoire. He has served as a piano accompanist to many different ensembles and has also performed solo piano as well. He enjoys arranging and conducting ensemble music for choirs and looks forward to directing his own group of singers.

Background:

  • 2011-Present : Church choirs, high school choir, and University Singers at UAA.
  • 2015-Present : Soloist performing Bass/Baritone repertoire.
  • 2016-Present : Music theory tutor at UAA, as well as private voice/piano/violin instruction.
  • 2013-Present : Piano Accompanist for various ensembles and performers.
  • 2020  Graduated University of Alaska, Anchorage, Bachelor of Music in Education, Cum Laude

 

Ian Worthington

Instruments:
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.

Background:

  • 2009-Present Pursuing degree in Music Education at UAA
  • 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
  • 2021  Graduated University of Alaska, Anchorage, Bachelor of Music in Education

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
themselves.
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.

Background:

  • Present: Music Director at Anchorage Music & Dance Center and Wasilla Music & Dance
    Center
  • 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!

Convenient

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!

Homeschoolers

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!