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.
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).
Voice, Piano, Guitar, Worship, Songwriting
Erin Barnes was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, and has lived in Robertson County for the last 6 years. Music has always been a part of Erin’s life, and musical worship has always been a passion of hers. From a young age, she began singing at her church and learning from other musicians and worship leaders. In 2010, she had the privilege of training with Youth With A Mission, with a focus on ministering through music. She was able to travel throughout Thailand and China with this group, leading worship and playing shows in local venues and recording with a local musician. She and her husband Tony worked as Worship Leaders before returning to missions in 2016, while continuing to lead worship, perform at weddings, and sing on several albums of other musicians. In 2020, Tony and Erin released their first album, Wide Open, followed by their second album, All Who Need Rest, in 2022. They long to present their songs as a cry of adoration to King Jesus, and hope that their music will draw others to know Him as well. They are truly honored to step into their roles at Honor Creation and are thankful for the opportunity to help train and equip new musicians. In addition to her role at Honor Creation School of Music, Erin currently serves as the Manager of Shalom Movement School of Dance.
Piano, Guitar, Worship, Songwriting
Tony Barnes grew up in a small town with a father who owned a local business and a mother who was the Choir and Band Director at his local school. He was immersed in a musical environment and developed a passion for singing and performance from an early age. He was blessed to start taking music lessons in his youth, which greatly enriched his childhood experience. Tony was encouraged by these experiences to continue to cultivate these abilities through High School. He was able to participate in Indiana All-State Choir and Band, and his love for music continued to grow. Tony attended college at Ball State University where he studied Business Education. During those years, his love of music took on a different form when God got ahold of his heart, and worshipping Jesus through music became a primary passion. Public and private worship, along with songwriting, became the focus of his musical expression. After college, Tony taught Business in Jr. and Sr. High classes. He married his wife, Erin, in 2014, and together they shifted their focus to Global Missions from the years of 2015-2021. They began to record music together and have released two studio albums in the last few years. Tony aspires to create a safe environment where young people can discover and cultivate their God-given creative abilities.
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 email@example.com
Violin, Viola, Piano
Violinist and violist Josée Weigand-Klein is a full time performer, session musician, teacher, and composer. She recently performed with the Nashville Chamber Music Society, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Post Modern Jukebox, and Kelsea Ballerini. She performs in the classical / pop string quartet “La Vie Quartet” and spends her days recording strings with her husband and cellist / producer Gideon Klein. As a session musician, she recently recorded for John Legend, Hunter Hayes, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Delta Rae, and Amanda Shires among others. She holds a degree in violin performance from North Park University in Chicago and has been living in Nashville for 5 years.