Dr. Jeremy Isley, D.M.A.
Jeremy Isley, or "Dr. J," has over 25 years of experience in performing and teaching music. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music (Chicago, IL), a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX).
Dr. J is an ESA Approved Vendor in Arizona and holds a K-12 Teaching Certificate in Texas. His fifteen years of public school education include teaching middle school and high school band and percussion, middle school orchestra, and college level percussion.
During his teaching tenure, Dr. Jeremy Isley has produced award winning ensembles at the Texas University Interscholastic League Contest Sweepstakes Award, First Place Trophy Drumline and Front Ensemble performances, and Chamber Percussion Ensemble Champion at the Percussive Arts Society's International Convention. In 2018, Jeremy's writing on the composer Carlos Chavez was published in the Percussive Notes magazine.
Dr. J and his wife Rachel homeschool their three boys and share a passion for teaching music to children. In 2022, Jeremy and Rachel launched Vivace Music, LLC as a way to share their passion for music to the next generation of musicians.
Rachel Isley, M.M.
Rachel Isley is a vocal performer, certified music educator, and choral director. Rachel holds a Bachelor Degree in Vocal Performance and Master of Music Degree in Vocal Pedagogy from Tech Tech University (Lubbock, TX). Ms. Isley currently serves as K-3 Music Teacher at Christ Greenfield Lutheran School in Gilbert, AZ.
Rachel has taught all ages spanning from Pre-K to College. In 2021, she was an Arizona Commission on the Arts grant recipient. Ms. Isley is a co-founder and director of Summer Music Camp in Houston, TX.
Ms. Isley is a full-time homeschooling mom to her three sons. In her spare time she enjoys playing board games, hiking, reading, traveling, and making music with her family.