The Atlanta Music Project’s AMPlify Teaching Artists

While trained at some of the world’s greatest music schools, AMP Teaching Artists are more than just first-rate performers. The AMP Teaching Artists are musicians with social change in mind, with the desire to pass on their talent and art to the next generation and with the ability to play a role in youth and community development. Honing their craft by day and showcasing it in concerts by night, the AMP Teaching Artists spend their afternoons in some of Atlanta’s most disadvantaged communities teaching the young students of the Atlanta Music Project so they can in turn inspire social change in their communities through their own musical abilities and concerts.

  • Aisha Bowden

    DIRECTOR OF AMPlify, 

    R. NATHANIEL DETT CONCERT CHOIR

    SISTEMA FELLOWS PROGRAM ’12

    Aisha recently completed the Sistema Fellows program, a prestigious, post-gradaute fellowship of New England Conservatory that trains gifted musicians and educators to lead El Sistema-inspired programs in the United States…Read More

  • James Dekle

    MARIAN ANDERSON PRIMARY CHOIR

    J.Dekle is a singer/songwriter/musician/music educator that was born in Statesboro, GA. J.Dekle is dedicated to positive social change through inspirational and motivational entertainment events & productions, as well as music education. Through performance and education J.Dekle hopes to satisfy his personal motto: If I can help somebody, then my living will not be in vain…Read More

  • Chaundra Crear

    GENERAL MUSIC TEACHING ARTIST

    Chaundra Crear-Wright is a Music Educator raised in Miami, Florida. Both of her parents were Band Directors and exposed Chaundra to instrumental music at an early age. She began playing violin at the age of 3 with the Suzuki method. She was a member of the Miami Youth Symphony at the University of Miami. After several years of playing violin Chaundra joined the school chorus and then went on to play the flute in the school band…Read More

  • Tammy Harper

    ACCOMPANIST

    Tamara “Tammy” Harper was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. She attended Quaker schools from elementary school through high school and graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA with a bachelor of arts degree in music (concentration – piano). Tammy began playing the piano at age 3 and began formal lessons at age 7…Read More

  • Jessica Sheehan

    ACCOMPANIST

    Jessica Sheehan is an experienced and diverse pianist. As the current recipient of the prestigious Stegner Piano Scholarship, she is finishing her Bachelor of Music in piano performance at Georgia State University under the primary instruction of Geoffrey Haydon. GSU has also awarded her a University Assistantship for performing with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble in conjunction with other performance responsibilities…Read More

  • Keeyen Martin

    SITE ASSISTANT

    In a generation increasingly defined by cookie-cutter vocalists, mass-produced singles, and formulaic lyrics, the music industry may yet have hopes of promoting real talent and rekindling the “soul” –as well as the “real singing”—of music in the form of Keeyen Martin…Read More

  • Sakinah Davis

    SITE ASSISTANT

    Sakinah Davis, soprano, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, is a performing scholar with an eclectic artistic palette. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, she recently received her doctorate in Classical Voice studies with a cognate in ethnomusicology…Read More