Joe Romeo - (Owner/Manager -Guitar/Bass)
Joe Romeo has been writing and playing music for over 20 years. He has recorded and toured as a member of Fake Swedish and Spiderbags and with his own solo endeavors, Joe Romeo & The Orange County Volunteers and currently, Joe Romeo & The Juliets.
His music has garnered press both locally and nationally in publications like The Indy, No Depression and Pitchfork and he has shared a stage with acts such as Cat Power, Crooked Fingers, Guided By Voices, Tim Easton, Roman Candle and more at such famous venues as The Mercury Lounge in Manhattan, The Cat’s Cradle in Chapel Hill, Union Hall in Brooklyn, The Khyber in Philadelphia, Hi-Tone in Memphis, and a variety of other well-known halls across the eastern United States.
Joe teaches Guitar and provides band instruction at the school.
Brett Harris - (Guitar/Vocals/Piano)
Brett is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist from Durham, NC. Brett's latest album, "Up In The Air", made many best of 2016 lists and according to Blurt Magazine, "...a near perfect album from start to finish." His first full length album, "Man of Few Words", was featured by Paste magazine's "Best of What's Next", NPR's "All Songs Considered: Second Stage" and made several "Best of 2010" lists, drawing comparisons to the music of Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Harry Nilsson, and Emitt Rhodes.
Additionally, Brett has participated as a core band member in live performances of Big Star's Third, playing in the US, UK, Spain, and Australia. He has also served as a touring member of jangle pop progenitors, The dB's.
Cameron Dye – (Bass)
Cameron has been teaching bass for over 15 years, and has played in many local bands. He has strived to be well rounded in all styles and techniques of both bass and guitar. After starting his own studio in 2004, he has performed on a number of albums. Cameron teaches bass and guitar. He has the fastest bass fingers we've ever seen.
Nick White - (Vocals/Piano)
Nick White is a multi instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. The former front man of Bears in the City and Parallel Lives has performed in the Southwest United States for the past 6 years both solo and with bands. His debut album "Forgotten Long Ago" with the band Bears in the City had tracks featured on the soundtrack to indi film "Welcome to Forever" as well as making Resound Magazine's "Best albums of 2014" White was praised by WRAL in their "Best of Hopscotch 2016' list stating "[Parallel Lives] is as fun to watch as to listen to mostly because it’s clear White is having such a good time performing." The Daily Tarheel wrote “Nick White leads the band with his emphatic guitar, crisp vocals and emotional songwriting. His music spans across a large spectrum, going from light and poppy while smoothly transitioning to a heavier or quieter sound.” Resound Magazine claims “White impressed the audience with his swift fingers on the keys and sexy James Morison-esque voice.”
Nelson Johns – (Guitar/Bass/Piano)
Originally from Indianapolis, Nelson Johns began guitar lessons at age 7. In grade school he also took piano lessons, sang in the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, and played in many school ensembles while continuing to practice guitar and play in bands outside of school. In high school he had the opportunity to play guitar in his school jazz ensemble and decided to pursue a college degree in jazz studies. After receiving a scholarship to study Jazz/Contemporary Guitar at Capital University Conservatory in Columbus, OH. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2013. In 2014 he began the Master’s program in Jazz Studies at North Carolina Central University in Durham. While studying under the direction of guitarist Baron Tymas and Grammy Award-winning jazz musician Branford Marsalis, Nelson regularly performed with the school’s top jazz ensembles while simultaneously establishing a career as a working guitarist in the Raleigh/Durham area. After graduating in 2016 with his Master’s degree, Nelson received the 2017 Durham Arts Council Emerging Artist Award for Music. He currently performs with the Durham-based Afro-Brazilian band Batuque, touring throughout the Southeast.
In addition to his love for jazz music, Nelson also has experience playing rock, pop, R&B, Afro-Latin styles, and classical. He has worked with children and adult students of varying skill levels, from total beginners to students preparing for college auditions.
Nelson currently resides in Durham. In addition to playing music, Nelson enjoys cooking, riding his bike, and spending time with family, friends, and his cat Clementine.
Dan McGee - (Guitar / Band Program)
Bio coming soon!
Ben Palmer - (Guitar / Band Program)
Bio coming soon!
Anna Rose Beck - (Voice)
Bio coming soon!
Scott Schopler - (Drums / Band Program)
Bio coming soon!
There are many elements that make Wall of Sound great, but our staff is what really sets us apart!
We hire working, active musicians to not only give our students top-quality instruction but to also give them real world tools and experience from people who are out there living the life!
We strive to teach students in a fun, positive atmosphere