Leadership Team

Anna Scholten
Instructor of Violin, Viola & Mandolin

About Anna

Anna Scholten is the Co-Owner of the Murfreesboro Academy of Music. She coordinates the Academy’s strings programs and teaches violin, viola, mandolin, guitar and ukulele. Anna grew up in Nashville and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University. She has been teaching professionally since 2006 including 2 years as an instructor at┬áTennessee Technological University. Anna has worked with the Murfreesboro Youth Orchestras and as a string instructor for the GRAMMY Camp programs in Los Angeles, California in addition to┬ávarious summer camps and festivals.

Anna’s performance experience includes the Disney’s Hall of Stars Orchestra, MTSU Symphony and the Blair School of Music Orchestra. She has studied privately with members of the Nashville Symphony and has also contributed to numerous commercial recordings as a session musician and performs regularly for weddings and other special events.

Anna teaches a wide variety of musical styles including Suzuki method, Classical, Country, Bluegrass, Irish/Celtic, Pop/Rock, and Gospel.

Joshua Layne
Instructor of Piano

About Joshua

Joshua Layne is Co-Owner of the Murfreesboro Academy of Music and coordinates the Piano lessons program. Joshua has been teaching privately sine 1997 and full-time in the Murfreesboro area for over 10 years. Joshua graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2008 with a degree in Piano Performance and Music Theory/Composition.
His background includes studies with some of the most prestigious piano instructors in the world including: Sakiko Ohashi (Julliard), Michael Gurt (LSU) and Martha Bartles and Gary Hammond (NYU). Joshua has also studied piano with Dr. Arthur Devlin, Dr. Raymond Bills, Dr. Jerry Perkins and Dr. Leopoldo Erice. He has also participated in numerous summer music festivals and camps including the Sewanee Summer Music Festival and maintains an active performance schedule.

Joel Schwamburger
Instructor of Percussion


Stephanie Jones
Instructor of Voice

Dee Donasco
Instructor of Voice

Ron Madow
Instructor of Piano, Cello & Upright Bass

Mona Odegard
Instructor of Piano & Voice

Chris Franke
Instructor of Guitar & Bass

Derek Volkmann
Instructor of Guitar & Bass

Linda Newby
Instructor of Piano & Voice

David Larsen
Instructor of Brass Instruments

Jacob Keener
Instructor of Percussion

Zach Taylor
Instructor of Piano