ROBERT JACKSON – Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Drums and Hand Percussion.
Mr. Jackson is an educator, author, clinician, performer and composer with over 35 years experience teaching instrumental music at the elementary, middle, high school and college levels. A graduate of
the Berklee College of Music, earning a Batchelor of Music Degree in Music Education, and the North Carolina Central University, earning a Masters Degree in Music Composition, Mr. Jackson has been directing concert, marching, symphonic and jazz bands at the public school and college level, while privately teaching all the band instruments, including African drumming, since 1972. In addition, his published textbook Teaching Concert Band in Today’s Schools for Today’s Students is currently being used in many college music education methods classes throughout the United States, as a template for classroom success.
Performing, composing and teaching, remains his passion. As an educator he remains an in-demand
adjudicator and clinician to many Raleigh public and private schools. As a private music teacher, his goal is to “provide a safe, fun and enriching environment (for all students) to excel and reach their creative potential, no matter what the skill level ”. As a performer, Mr. Jackson is a member of many local bands performing throughout the Raleigh area, trio, duo and solo.
Lane Edwards was born in Durham, North Carolina, but grew up in Niles, Michigan. Her flute studies started at the age of ten and continued through high school, where she sat principal flute. After moving back to Raleigh, NC she studied Music at Meredith College, graduating with a Bachelors of Music in Performance. While at Meredith, she had the privilege of sitting principal flute for numerous productions. In 2014 she was inducted into the national music honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda. Since graduation, Lane has continued to perform as a free-lance musician, but her greatest joy has been teaching privately. She creates her lesson plans to fit each individual student. Her greatest goal is to give her students the opportunity to become accomplished flutist and to find a passion for music.