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Mary Pryer
Brass & Woodwind Instructor
Mary Pryer has been the Lead Guitar Instructor at MusicEveryday! since 2016 and also offers lessons in Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, French Horn, Clarinet & Bassoon. She received her Bachelors of Music from Grace Bible College and is an experienced woodwind/brass musician. While in college she worked for Grace Bible College as the Music Theory Assistant and is currently working with several students from area middle and high school marching bands. Mary is presently singing and playing for the duo Pryer Times and also writes original material for them. She plays and teaches a variety of styles including Folk, Gospel, Bluegrass, Country, and more. Mary is passionate about helping her students at MusicEveryday! reach their goals in music by working with each student’s learning style.

 

Keith Van Dyke
Percussion & Low Brass Instructor

Keith van Dyke majored in Music at Western Michigan University, obtaining a degree in Music Therapy and later a Masters Degree in Social Work.  Keith worked in behavioral health system for 40 yrs until retirement in 2018.

Keith was raised here in Spring Lake in a family of musicians.  His father was a band director who played woodwinds and his mother was a piano teacher who gave lessons from home.  Keith started piano lessons at age 5 and played trombone until 9th grade then switched to baritone/euphonium.  His performance experience includes playing in rock and country bands, jazz and church ensembles.   He values each individual's learning style and strives to adapt a method appropriate for each student.  He also appreciates finding new ways to build inspiration to motivate students to maximize their practice time.

 

 

Annie Schmieder
Flute Instructor
Annie Schmieder holds a BS in Education from Central Michigan University with an emphasis in music, art and childhood development. She has over 35 years of professional musical experience as a music educator, music grad student, performer, and music director in many area churches. She taught the last 15 years at East Grand Rapid Public Schools, as one of their elementary music and PE teachers. Annie began her teaching career teaching 6th and 4th grade at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Grand Rapids. While teaching full time, she began teaching private piano, voice, flute, and guitar. As she and her husband began having a family, Annie started going “part time” and focused on her art studio and music teaching in schools and privately. While raising her four children, she continued K-8 Music, education along with singing/playing at hundreds of weddings, funerals and church services for the schools, and weekend liturgies (especially at Immaculate Heart). A big highlight in her career, was directing musicals that led into directing children’s choirs for Broadway tour groups. This part of Annie’s career really inspired her to keep teaching voice with your whole “body, mind, spirit and voice!"

 

 

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