Micah Watson

Private: Piano, Percussion

Homeschool Program: STOMP, Rhythm

Micah Watson started piano at the age of five and percussion at age twelve. In 2010, at age 19, he began studying piano with Kay Harrison as well as teaching piano and percussion at her studio. He later attended East Central College where he studied piano with Dr. Judd and played drum set in jazz band. He graduated East Central with his AA in music. Micah has also been teaching piano at Washington Academy of Music since 2015, as well as teaching private piano lessons, music history, and music theory at Whitegate Montessori School. In 2019, he and his wife Alex opened Watson School of Music and the Arts in St. James where he offers private piano and percussion lessons, teaches stomp and rhythm in the homeschool music program, and is the private lesson coordinator. His students ages have ranged from 4 to 75 years old. He loves sharing his passion for music with his students and helps them strive for musical excellence as well as imparting a joy for learning.

Alex Watson

Homeschool Program: Band, Ukulele, Cello

Alex Watson started her music journey in Ms. Kay’s Homeschool program in 2007 where she started on guitar and in the elementary choir. At her first Christmas concert, she heard the Jazz band play Hot Chocolate from the Polar Express and decided then that she had to join the band. She went on to add a new instrument every year from then on. After graduating High School, she went to East Central College and got her AA in Music with an emphasis in Piano. She played with the ECC Jazz band and String ensemble. She started teaching piano and cello privately in 2016. In 2017 her music life came full circle and she started teaching the Homeschool band program at Kay’s Music Studio. Along with her husband, Micah Watson, and her mother, Jodi Townley, she now owns and runs Watson School of Music & the Arts. With the Homeschool program that she started in so long ago now at WSMA, she gets to help students build some of the same memories that she considers her favorites.

Susan Eye

Private: Violin, Viola

Homeschool Program: Violin, Chamber Ensemble

Susan Eye has been giving private violin lessons at Kay’s Music Studio for over 17 years.  She also gives viola lessons and teaches homeschool string classes including a 4-section chamber orchestra. She has been playing the violin for nearly 50 years and enjoys playing at church and performing at weddings.  Susan grew up in the Chicago area in a school district with a very strong music program in which she was a violinist in various orchestras for 9 years, as well as taking private lessons. She played in the String Ensemble at Greenville University where she also sang in the A Cappella Choir and studied music theory.  Susan has always had a passion for teaching and actually homeschooled her own children for 10 years. She strives to equip students with a solid technique foundation, with excellent intonation and tone production, and with a thorough knowledge of music theory in order to meet their performance goals.

Caiti Townley

Private: Voice, Violin, Viola, Bass

Homeschool Program: Choir, Violin, Chamber, Worship

Caiti Townley is graduating from Evangel University with her BA in music on viola and from East Central College with her Associates in music on piano. She has studied voice since she was nine years old and loves to teach. She finds joy in learning and is excited to pass on the knowledge she has gained to her students as they explore the joys of music.

Abby Smithson

Private: Guitar

Homeschool Program: Guitar

Abby Smithson began playing guitar at the age of 12. He studied under many teachers, most notably Trey Alexander. He went on to receive a scholarship from the National Guitar Workshop. He enjoys exploring a wide range of music including rock, blues, and metal while focusing on bluegrass and bluegrass improv. He takes great pleasure in sharing the wonders and expressiveness of music with others. 
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