From stages and galleries to the classroom, our Montessori guides are best at what they do!
Having over 20 years of classical and baroque training, being a musician has all ways been Kimberly’s life goal.
At age 10, Kimberly was formally introduced to the bassoon. Throughout her beginner years, the aid of various orchestra recordings and learning from her peers were heavily relied upon. While teaching herself the oboe, she was fortunate enough to perform throughout Europe for percussion/drums.
After graduating from high school, Kimberly went on to obtain her Bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State University.
Being a Montessori guide to students is such an amazing joy for Kimberly. For several years, she has been a Montessori music educator. She loves teaching woodwinds and exploring the arts with preschool aged children! Seeing students grow as they learn is the most amazing reward of all.
Let's explore and express through the arts together!
Originally born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Decatur, Georgia, Shavar Lester knows the true meaning of the art in capturing the moment. With over 8 years of professional experience, he is excited to share his knowledge with young learners interested in digital photography!
During his childhood years, Shavar became fascinated by the different viewpoints of the art world. He is a life-long learner through music & arts, as he is also an experienced tuba player.
Shavar is eager to explore & grow with his students as they learn the best skills to capture their moment!
Lee McIntyre has had the pleasure of working with some of the best musicians in Atlanta, GA thus far.
As a professional drummer, most of Lee's experiences and skills have been developed by working with highly skilled artists in studios, clubs, churches, and other various venues.
Through these learning experiences, Lee has gained a wealth of knowledge, and has also furthered his career by attending the Atlanta Institute of Music & Media; graduating with a certificate in the Drum Musicianship Program.
Lee’s passion for music and drums has inspired him to share it with others who have the same similar dreams and desires to learn and enjoy the world of music and beats. Sharing his knowledge, Lee places emphasis on learning the importance of timing, the roles and responsibilities of the drummer, being the heartbeat and foundation of the band, being on time/before the gig, and how to work with a rhythm section.
Every lesson will fit each student's unique interests, wants, and needs, and comes with custom worksheets to use while practicing.
Lee is dedicated to truly inspiring his students to keep learning and growing on this instrument, and most importantly, have fun!
Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Octavius Walker is a graduate of Midtown High School (formerly Grady High School). Since being introduced to the beautiful world of music during his middle school years, he now has over 15 years of professional experience on the bass guitar.
Octavius enjoys all genres of music! Some of his favorite styles to play are R&B, old school soul, funk, and soft rock.
Throughout his years with the arts, Octavius has been able to grow in his music knowledge by playing with various bands, churches, and exploring with instruments at local music stores. Being a teacher/guide for students has all ways come naturally for him.
While providing students the space to develop their patience and love for their craft, Octavius guides his students through lessons on ear-training, technique & artistry, theory, composition/arrangement, and much more!
In his spare time, he enjoys listening to old records, playing old school video games, writing poetry, spray painting, walking on nature trails, spending time with loved ones, practicing other musical instruments, and working on cars.
Octavius is passionate about inspiring his students to grow in their craft as a musician and artist.