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 Shawn Reed

Shawn Reed currently serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Concert Orchestra at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) where she is earning her Masters in Music, specializing in Orchestral Conducting.  Having received her Bachelors degree in Piano Performance from Colorado Mesa University in her early twenties, she has spent the time in-between her collegiate studies: teaching music, running worship departments, giving private lessons, raising a family, and traveling extensively with her husband as worship leaders and worship team consultants.


Shawn has a passion for developing the God-given gifts in people and is excited to be a part of the amazing team at Nashville Notes!


  • Piano Private Instruction

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 Vera Morgan

Vera Morgan earned her Master degree in Musicology and her PhD in Music Theory and History at Palacky University Olomouc in the Czech Republic, her home country. During her studies, she also served as a director and an executive production manager of the International Festival of Contemporary Music, MusicOlomouc, and studied for a year at Royal Holloway University of London through a scholarship program.

Almost 10 years ago, she moved to the USA to marry her American husband. She has enjoyed being a mom to their 8-year-old son, homeschooling him, and tutoring in the Mt. Juliet Classical Conversations homeschool community. Looking for an interpersonal musical association for her son and herself she found and joined Nashville Notes last year.

Vera has experience in teaching music to various ages of students from elementary-aged children, through highschoolers, to college students. She enjoys taking complicated things and making them simple and easy to understand for different types of learners and is looking forward to working with your children!

  • MUSIC PLAY (ages 4-5)

  • MUSIC FOUNDATIONS (ages 6-9)

RaeAnna Goss

RaeAnna is a second generation homeschooler. In the 1980-90s her home education included musical opportunities including church choir, Suzuki strings, private cello lessons and youth string orchestra, private piano lessons, and even a homeschool band where RaeAnna played the clarinet and piano. While attending Lee University from 1997-2002 RaeAnna studied as a double major in vocal and instrumental music education. After graduation she taught elementary music education at Heritage and Kenrose Elementary in Williamson County.  She also served as the president of the Middle Tennessee American Orff-Schulwerk Association and received her certification levels I and II in Orff-Schulwerk at Lee University and Belmont University. Since leaving the public schools in 2011, RaeAnna has brought her children alongside her music making. Teaching Music with Mommie classes at a local children's museum, leading preschoolers in music programs at Academy at Wellspring, and creating homeschool music classes to focus on composer studies with Composer Study Companion, RaeAnna has never stopped sharing her passion for music history and music education.


A note from RaeAnna:

Hello fellow music lovers!  I am thrilled to be a part of Nashville Notes where I can share my passion for music education.   I love early childhood music making and look forward to building the program that has flourished at Nashville Notes. I also love encouraging homeschool parents through a once a month book club for homeschool moms! My own children are 13 and 11 now and have been thriving with our home education. I'm so thankful for the opportunities our community provides for our children! I look forward to meeting you soon!


  • Woodwinds Private Instruction

Simon Yeh          

Originally from California MD, Simon Yeh is a Nashville based saxophonist, woodwind doubler, arranger, composer, and producer. Simon is currently the saxophonist for artist Danny Gokey, and has worked alongside many other artists/groups including Michael W. SmithChris TomlinToby MacMandisaT. Grahm BrownDenver and the Mile High OrchestraJasmin MurrayEvan CraftRedimi2Coby James, and many more. Simon is also saxophonist/horn arranger for Nashville Based super band UNIVERSAL CRUSH as well as an active member of several other Nashville based show bands.

In addition to working with artists/bands in a live setting, Simon can be found in the studio recording for various artists in many different genres from classical to jazz to pop, and much more.  While in the studio, Simon has had the chance to play along side and learn from some of the worlds best horn players and session musicians. Simon is one of the co-founders of Nashville based horn section, BNA Horns.

While Simon keeps a very busy performance schedule, he also spends a lot of his time in Music Education with over 10 yrs of teaching experience. Simon is currently on faculty at Lipscomb University where he teaches saxophone, woodwind doubling, jazz ensemble, as well as Aural Skills and other various music classes. 

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