Meet Our Instructors


Heather Britt

Heather Britt is a home-school graduate who started her stage performances when she was 4 with various church plays, she began taking piano lessons at age 7 and band when she was 10. Heather graduated with honors from Stanly Community College and studied Theater Costuming at Greensboro College. She has been immersed in music and theater, the majority of her life, and wants to help others see how their lives can also be enriched by the performing arts. She teaches Tuesday through Friday.


David Chandler

David has been playing and performing locally for many years including over 30 years with his church, 10 years in a folk/gospel band, 20 plus years at nursing homes, also in theater productions and local events. David has 32 years experience as a gymnastics instructor and recently volunteered his teaching skills at North Stanly Middle School teaching a group guitar class. He joins Music On Main teaching beginner and intermediate guitar using chords, tablature and music theory. Styles include blues, ragtime, folk, country and contemporary, as well as finger style picking. His favorite artists include Jim Croce, John Denver, James Taylor, Steven Curtis Chapman and of course The Beatles!  We are delighted to have David join us at Music On Main!


Austin Crump

Austin Crump’s love affair with the guitar began in 2011, when he first started entertaining family and friends around summer night campfires. Since then, Austin’s passion for music has become the driving force in everything he does. Austin love for music and worship led him to Morningstar University in Fort Mill, South Carolina. It was there he studied under phenomenal musicians such as Don Potter and graduated with a Worship Ministries Certificate. Austin went on to play with numerous worship teams all over North Carolina. He also has performed with the orchestra during local community theater productions with The Talent Company and The Uwharrie Players. Having played guitar for over 6 years now, Austin is well versed in many different guitar styles, including Bluegrass, Rock-a-billy, Slide, Country, Jazz, Hard Rock, Southern Rock and many more! He is also educated in music theory. Austin currently resides in Albemarle, North Carolina with his wife Madeline and their two boys. He is looking forward to sharing his love of music with the students of Music On Main.


Evan DiDio

Evan DiDio is a guitarist who has been taking lessons with Music on Main for several years. He has been in various bands, including weekly church services with a Praise and Worship team. He enjoys public speaking, videography, photography, and challenging himself to learn as much as possible...especially about music. He also has a job working at the local radio station WSPC 1010am, and creates music-based tutorial videos every Tuesday on YouTube for all ages.


Steve Jones

Steve Jones grew up performing in church.  After many years of study, he began performing professionally and recording at the age of 16. His love of jazz and improvisation is reflective in his music style which ranges from Jazz, R & B, Pop, Rock and Swing.   Steve has performed with various talent and groups including:  The Bill Hanna Quartet, Loonis McGlohon Combo, Sugar Creek, Station To Station, HipCats and Willie Gillon Trio.  His performances include  college graduations, artist openings and gala events, Charlotte Symphony Pops concert, Central Piedmont Community College concerts, Stanly County Arts Council and various private affairs. Steve instructs Voice, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard and Composition.


Tim Harris

Tim Harris is the founder and President of Music On Main which began operation in 2007.  Tim teaches beginner and intermediate Guitar & Bass Guitar.  He also teaches Rock Band, Praise Band, Pop Band, Acoustic Band and Summer Camps.   A lifelong resident of Stanly County, Tim is well known throughout the area as an accomplished musician as well as an experienced audio and lighting technician.  He plays bass guitar with the Harvest Church Band, The E’ssentials, and for many local productions.  

Tim has provided technical direction for concerts and theater productions for many years.  He has served on several local boards including  as both President & Chairman of the Uwharrie Players, President of the Albemarle Downtown Business Association, the Stanly County Arts Council and as President of The Talent Company, Stanly County's Youth Theater organization.  Tim was honored to be chosen the Stanly County Arts Person of the Year for 2018 by the Stanly County Arts Council. Tim, his wife Ginger and daughter Milea reside in the Millingport area.



Pam Latimer

Pam Latimer’s love for music began at a young age.Her first instrument was piano at the age of six.She studied through private lessons for several years.In addition, she began playing the flute at school while in first grade and continued into junior high/high school where she then branched off into other instruments (piccolo, clarinet, saxophone, French horn).Playing in the concert band, wind ensemble, jazz band and orchestra was a main focus during her school years.Pam also played at various church and school functions while growing up.As an adult she has played with church worship teams and choir.Teaching private piano lessons for several years has been very fulfilling for her with the youngest student beginning at age three.Pam has also taught flute and clarinet.Her desire is to encourage and foster a true love of music for those students with whom she is blessed to work with.Pam offers lessons in the studio as well as in students’ homes and online.



Angela Moore

Angela C. Moore joined the staff at Music On Main, LLC in November of 2013.  She is a native of Stanly County and received both her Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in Music Education from UNC-Greensboro.  Angela was a high school and middle school band and choral director for 23 years in Davidson County.  She was also an elementary music teacher in Stanly County for seven years and recently retired from public education in July 2014 after 30 years of teaching.  Angela also serves as music director at the First Baptist Church in New London, a position she has held for over 25 years.  Additionally, Angela has been the music director for many Talent Company productions as well as several Uwharrie Players productions.  She is also an Adjunct Music Instructor at Stanly Community College and served as the Director of the Stanly County Chorale during the Fall of 2014 and the Spring of 2015.  She has been a member of the Stanly County Community Band since it's inception.  Angela was selected by the Stanly County Arts Council as the recipient of the 2014 Arts Person of the Year for Stanly County.  Angela offers private instruction in voice, piano and flute on Monday & Tuesday afternoons and evenings.


Lena Olson

Lena is a long time thespian having worked in various capacities in professional and community theatre for many years. She has directed, stage managed, done costume design, lighting design, sound design, set design and just about everything else there is to do in theatre. She has worked locally with The Uwharrie Players, The Talent Company and independent film makers, as well as regionally with Actors Theatre of Charlotte, Theatre Charlotte, Carolina Actor’s Theatre, Davidson Community Theatre and Judson Theatre of Pinehurst to name a few – one of her favorite theatre gigs to date is when she worked wardrobe for Cirque du Soleil and got to dress monkeys, frogs and astronauts every day! 

An award winning director she has also garnered honors for lighting design and costume design, in both live stage productions and film.

She has served on area arts boards and has developed workshops and other tools to make learning theatre more accessible. Most recently she was asked by an area charter high school to develop, write and teach a brand new Theatre Arts curriculum.

Experiencing and passing on the love of all things theatre has been a lifelong passion for Lena and she’s excited to be able to now share that with Music on Main students as a freelance theatre teacher.

 

Kurt Varney

Kurt is a retired public school music teacher. He has 2 degrees in music, Bachelors and Masters in instrumental music and music education. Kurt is in his fourth year teaching private lessons here at Music On Main. He teaches all ages on drum set, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, flute, trombone, snare drum, tuba, French Horn, violin, cello, and string bass.Kurt has played trumpet and saxophone (not at the same time) in the Pfeiffer University Jazz Band, clarinet and percussion in the Stanly Community Concert Band, saxophone and  trumpet in the Elvis tribute band "The E'ssentials", percussion in the Concert Band of Northwestern Pennsylvania, lead tenor sax in the Christian big band "Triumphant", and has been a professional drummer for most of his life playing Jazz, Rock, and Country music in several bands.Before retiring from public school, Kurt was a co-director of the Chautauqua County Youth Orchestra and started a string program in his home school.Kurt is enjoying his teaching experience here at Music On Main and is looking forward to continue teaching the budding talent in the area.