Owner, Flute, Piano, Uke, Guitar, Voice
Music has always been a highly significant part of Gianne’s life. From a young age, she was writing songs and performing live on piano and guitar. In fourth grade, she found her love for the flute. She spent most of her high school years playing flute in band and orchestra, as well as writing and recording original music in multiple indie/rock bands. After graduating from a performing arts high school, she decided to continue on in a career of Music Education at Messiah College, where she attended on a music scholarship. With flute as her primary instrument, Gianne played as the principal flutist for three years in the Messiah College Wind Ensemble and the Messiah College Symphony Orchestra. She also played in various other groups, including classical trios and a jazz band. While studying for her degree, she was equipped to teach a variety of instruments, from woodwinds to brass to strings. Her favorite instruments to teach, however, are flute, guitar, piano, and ukulele. Since graduating and moving to Nashville, she has thoroughly enjoyed her experiences of teaching privately and in classes. She has performed and recorded in local ensembles, and frequently plays worship alongside her husband. Gianne is excited to help students thrive with passion in their personal niche – whether it’s classical music, ensemble-playing, or songwriting.
Owner, Production, Worship, Artistry
Dominic has always had a passion for music. From playing piano with his mother at 5 years old, to recording original music from 12 years old, music has always been at the heart of Dominic's life. An alumni of Nashville's Belmont University, Dominic holds a degree in Music Business and Audio Engineering and has continued to write, record and perform. He also leads worship frequently and is versed in a wide array of instruments including vocals, acoustic/electric guitar, piano, bass guitar, and electronic music production.
Dominic has a passion to see other musicians find their 'sound' and grow in their authentic voice. His role at HCSM will mostly be teaching worship and music production, as well as heading up the HCSM Artistry Program (coming soon).
Violin, Viola, Piano
29 year-old violinist, violist, and composer Josée is an active instrumentalist with performances ranging from The Grand Ole Opry to Carnegie Hall. A Wisconsin native, Josée moved to Nashville in 2017 to join the classical, recording, and touring string quartet, “La Vie Quartet.” “La Vie” has collaborated with Johnnyswim, Lauren Daigle, and Judah & The Lion and have performed at Ascend Amphitheater and Red Rocks Amphitheater. More recently, Josée has performed at The Dove awards with Amy Grant and on The Late Late Show with Kelsea Ballerini.
Primarily classically trained, Josée has a degree in violin performance from North Park University in Chicago. She discovered early on that her love for violin also extends towards bluegrass, Irish and improvisatory music. Musical theatre is another passion of hers and Josée’s original musical “Falling Out” is set to premiere off-Broadway next year. Josée wishes to inspire young artists with an intense passion for music, for others, and for God.
Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Songwriting, Theory, Voice, Bass
A.M. Chirri, is an American, multi-instrumental musician and singer/songwriter born in the metro Detroit Michigan area, who moved to Springfield Tennessee in 2012. A father of 2, worship leader and minister, and passionate lover of Jesus and music!
Early on, Michael had an obvious interest in music. From getting his first guitar at 14 years old, training for voice taking operatic lessons from a maestro, through being the front man in his first band Opus Dei (meaning, the work of God), Michael has always pursued excellence and honoring God in his music. Taking inspiration from artists like Joe Satriani to Van Halen, Bach to Carcassi, and more, Michael is well rounded in his knowledge of musical genres.
Michael has also led worship for over a decade. He taught music theory 1 & 2 as well as "Understanding the Heart of a Worship Leader" at a Christian college called (Evangel) in Roseville Michigan. A. M. says that he is “very fired up about pouring into kids and adults, what has taken him many Years to develop”, endeavoring to aid them to excel in less time. Michael is very sensitive to teaching students of all ages. He emphasizes proper musical etiquette and taking a gentle and patient approach in teaching any student.
Voice, Ukulele, Piano
Melayna Chirri is a worship leader, artist, and illustrator in the greater Nashville area. Growing up, she was always around music and was heavily influenced by her father, a multi-faceted musician and singer. In 2017, she attended a ministry school where she learned how to work cohesively with worship teams, how to back up lead vocals with harmonies and melodies and began her journey of songwriting. She plays ukulele, guitar, and piano – her primary instrument being her voice. Currently, she is leading worship on the Worship River broadcasts as well as at church meetings and revivals. Melayna is passionate about impacting youth in a meaningful way and helping them to get in touch with the creative giftings that God has placed inside of them.
She currently works with the youth ministry at New Heights Church in Goodlettsville & loves to spend time introducing the children to their loving Creator – encouraging the children to express themselves through singing, dance, and music.
Drums, Guitar, Worship
Jaden Batson has been playing drums for over 13 years. From playing drums in churches across Robertson county, to leading worship on guitar, Jaden has displayed a constant passion for music throughout his life. His dedication to excellence is shown from being a top tier student as well as his dedication to growing as a musician. Jaden’s goal is to instill a love for drumming in his students and to teach them to use their talents to glorify God.
We are currently interviewing and hiring more instructors. If you are interested in potentially joining the Honor Creation School of Music team, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org