Our Instructors

Jessica Lucas Stone- Co Owner, Program Director

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Jessica Stone along with her brother Mark Lucas opened The Music Room in November of 2014 in hopes to further their love for music and the arts in their home town. Jessica has always had a love for music though dance. With more than twenty years of dance experience, she has taught dance for several years and was a member of the UAB Blazerette Dance Team. Jessica holds a Bachelors Degree and an Alabama State License in Social Work. Here at The Music Room, Jessica serves as the Program Director.

 

 

12088421_10206848474464658_2319705235590926526_n-1Mark Lucas – Co Owner, Percussion, Guitar

Mark Lucas is an accomplished musician, award winning lyricist and expert percussionist. Mark was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He developed his musical talent at a young age – encouraged by his father, a guitarist, he was able to recognize his natural musical abilities early.

In high school Mark won multiple songwriting and musical fine arts competitions, and was a active member of the marching band. At 18 years old Mark was signed to Tate Music Group to record a full-length album with his band Spero.

After high school, Mark went on to study percussion performance in college and has written for and recorded with multiple bands. During college he traveled to Redding, California to study music and work with Bethel church. While in Redding, Mark played and recorded with Jesus Culture, Jeremy Riddle and Brian Johnson.

With more than 14 years experience Mark is an accomplished percussionist, guitarist and songwriter.Mark holds a Bachelors Degree in Arts with a concentration in Music from Jacksonville State University and he is currently a certified Drum Therapist.

 

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Jim Lucas -Voice, Acting, Guitar

Jim Lucas has years of experience in radio, voiceover and acting. Having written, produced, acted in and shot over 1000 commercials, Jim is one of the most experienced on air personalities in the Birmingham Area. You’ve probably been influenced by his work, especially if you’ve ever listened to the radio or watched TV in the Birmingham area.

Jim graduated from UAB with a degree in Broadcast and Marketing. After graduation he transitioned into a role as an on air personality for Birmingham Radio stations – doing everything from morning shows, to commercials and traffic reports! After a career in radio, Jim worked with the nations largest automotive advertiser commonly doing voiceovers, commercial production and on screen acting for dealerships across the nation. Along with national advertising and voiceovers, you can hear Jim each Saturday on 94.1 The River.

In his spare time, Jim teaches classes at The Music Room to those interested in guitar, voice, voice over and acting classes.

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India Dyer -Art, Piano, Guitar

Ms. Dyer has many years of experience teaching fine art.  With current certification in Visual Art with the state of Alabama, most of her teaching experience is in elementary and middle school art.  Ms. Dyer has taught in public and private schools, as well as teaching private and small group art lessons in her home.

India graduated from the University of Montevallo with a Bachelor of Science in Art, and a Master of Education in Art Education.  Because she believes in lifelong learning, Ms. Dyer has taken several additional college and enrichment courses since graduating from U of M.  She recently added certification in teaching English as a Second Language.  In recent years, Ms. Dyer has tutored reading and math skills to elementary and middle schools students in public schools.

Ms. Dyer also has a strong interest and enjoyment in music.  She took several years of piano lessons in her youth, and one semester of private guitar and private voice lessons in college. In her church congregation, she played piano for the contemporary service for several years. Ms. Dyer enjoys playing songs by ear on piano and guitar, as well as listening to other musicians share their music.

Anna Warner – Voice, Flute, Piano

A voice major at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Anna has played the flute for 10 years and was Band Captain in the Pride of the Greenwave Marching Band. She is currently a member of the UAB Marching Blazers. In her high school marching band and indoor drumline she played the marimba and xylophone which she has been playing for 7 years. In the Leeds Symphonic Band she played the flute and marimba. In the Leeds Jazz Band she played the piano. She was also a guest accompanist for the choirs at Leeds High School.Anna has been classically trained in voice. She was a soloist soprano in all 3 choirs at Leeds High School: Emerald Voices, Leeds Chorale, and Leeds Chamber Choir. She is currently in the UAB Choir. Anna is also in a band of her own, Stairway Acoustics.

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Pickering- Voice, Piano, Administration 

Rachel is a vocal performance major at the University of Montevallo where she studies voice with Dr. Melanie Williams. She has studied voice for ten years and has performed in many musicals and operas including: Mozart’s Così fan tutte as Despina and Loesser’s Guys and Dolls as Adelaide. While at Montevallo and under the direction of Dr. Charles Wood, Rachel placed second at the National Opera Association’s Opera Scenes Competition along with her cast mates and took first place in the voice division of the Birmingham Music Club’s scholarship competition. Rachel has served on her church worship team for many years and expresses an interest in many differenct genres of music. She is currently serving as the director of music and worship leader at First Baptist Church of Talladega. She hopes to continue her training in graduate school to continue pursuing performance, teaching, and ministry.