A Joyful Noise provides for private one-on-one music instruction. Taking private music lessons is a great way to lay down a solid foundation and understanding for all future musical endeavors. To make the most of learning, you have to practice! The instructors walk you through the material and give plenty of exercises to do throughout the week so you can get the lessons from your head down into your fingers. Lessons are at the store, one 30 minute lesson each week for $80.00 per month. For violin lessons, you may choose to do 45 minutes once a week for $100.00 per month.


Mathew Marchlewski

Guitar, piano, ukulele

Mr. Marchlewski has been teaching since 2008. He began studying music in 1994 and is well versed in many different styles, in music theory, and in the craft. As our guitar technician, he has a better perspective on the ins and outs of the instrument.

Brad Barnes

Guitar, beginner banjo, bass

Mr. Barnes began teaching music in 2005. He is also the front-man for the folk-rock band Stone Avenue.

Leila Hobbs


Ms. Hobbs has been teaching private lessons at A Joyful Noise Music since 2009. She is well versed in classical violin and in Celtic and bluegrass fiddling. She has performed with the Gulf Coast’s preeminent Celtic band Mithril, the great southern rock band Dash Rip Rock, and Delta Reign.

Steve Maniscola

Percussion, French horn

Tory Donahoo

Percussion, Woodwinds