Emily is the owner of Mosley Music. In addition to running the studio, she teaches piano lessons, parent-preschool classes, homeschool classes and accompanies the Hanover Youth Singers. Emily began piano lessons at the age of 6. She studied with Grace Chase, Virginia Carroll and Dr. Martha Fickett. She studied voice with Kathy Ahearn at Mary Washington and James Taylor at VCU. Emily has over 20 years of experience teaching private piano lessons, in addition to teaching chorus and general music at every level from preschool to high school in both public and independent school settings. Emily has conducted and accompanied adult and senior adult choirs and welcomes students of all ages. Emily holds a BA in Music from Mary Washington College and a Master of Music with a focus in Music Education from VCU.
Kacey O’Kelly teaches guitar, ukulele and violin at Mosley Music. She was born and raised in Hanover County and is currently studying Music Business at Berklee College of Music. Kacey has participated in events with the Richmond Symphony through VCU Come & Play and occasionally volunteers at Autumn Care where she plays guitar for the residents. Throughout her Berklee journey she has completed both courses in Pro Tools (a professional level DAW for producing music). She has been studying music for 13 years and has much experience with music theory. Kacey has also completed two Music Therapy courses through Berklee to gain a better understanding of the effect music has on mental and physical health.
Fitzhugh Ralph Mason III was born and raised in Hanover County, VA in 1989. He graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor's in Music Education with a concentration in percussion, and currently teaches Music at Elmont Elementary School. He specializes in performing and teaching drum set, guitar, bass and ukulele. His love for music and teaching knows no bounds!
Eric Godsey teaches percussion, guitar, ukulele, electric bass, piano/keyboard, as well as sound production and music theory. He has been teaching private lessons for nearly 15 years! Eric teaches K-5 general music at Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts. He has 5 years of public teaching experience. He holds a B.M. in Music Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.S. in Music Production/Business from Old Dominion University. Eric uses his silly sense of humor and child-like nature to make learning fun! He can also be seen playing drums and singing background vocals in the quirky rock n' soul group The Wimps!
Liz Alexander teaches piano and voice at Mosley Music. She is passionate about music, and piano and voice are her primary instruments. Liz has studied classical voice and piano at James Madison and is currently finishing her studies at Liberty University online. Most recently, she has become the worship director at Restoration Church in Mechanicsville, Virginia, and continues to grow in strength as a teacher and musician. Liz's goal in teaching students at Mosley Music is to empower the kids to have confidence in their abilities and to foster growth and potential!
Mara Smith teaches guitar and ukulele at Mosley Music and will host Making Music through STEAM and Storytelling with Ms. Smith this summer. She is a passionate musician and dedicated educator in the Richmond, VA area. She has been a elementary music teacher in Hanover County, VA since 2014. She holds a B.A. in Music and French from the College of William and Mary, and B.M. of Music Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. From 2012-2018 she served as a elementary choral director with City Singers Youth Choirs in Richmond, Virginia. She is a creative artist, composer and multi-instrumentalist who collaborates in the Funk/R&B project PPL MAG The Band, which premiered at the Broadberry, Richmond in January 2020 and continues its emergence on the Richmond music scene.
Antonio Hunt joined the Randolph-Macon College Department of Arts as its new Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music fall semester 2022. Dr. Hunt directs the Concert Choir and the Chamber Singers and teaches courses in choral conducting, music theory, and music education. He comes to Randolph-Macon with extensive experience as a choral director and music educator, having worked with students at all levels. He has prepared vocal students and adults for events held at both district, state, and civic vocal special events, competitions,and festivals. He uses soloistic concepts and methods when addressing the voice and vocal techniques for all ages.He holds a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from the University of Oklahoma, a M.M. in choral conducting from Georgia State University, and a B.A in piano performance from Morehouse College, where he also served as student accompanist and section leader for the Morehouse College Glee Club. His training also includes serving as a conducting scholar at the University of Michigan’s 2019 Choral-Orchestral Summer Academy. A passionate and decorated music educator, Dr. Hunt has taught music in the public schools at all grade levels in three different states. In 2013, he was named the Teacher of the Year at Samuel W. Wolfson Magnet High School(Jacksonville, FL) for his work in rebuilding the music program there. After completing his doctoral degree at Oklahoma, Dr. Hunt returned to the public schools, with appointments in Oklahoma City and then Dallas. Dr. Hunt currently lives in the Richmond area and enjoys cooking particularly grilling and experimenting with a variety of seasonings. His immediate family resides in his hometown in Jackson, TN.
Bella Cipollina teaches Intro to Musical Theater, piano and violin at Mosley Music. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Music Education at Randolph-Macon College, with the intent of becoming an elementary school music teacher. She is a current member of the LUXE Show Choir at R-MC, as well as Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. She has lived in Hanover County her whole life and has always been an active member of the music and theatre community. Bella has been performing in theater productions at the community and professional level since the age of 7. In high school, she was an active participant in the theatre, show choir, and orchestra programs. On top of her music education courses at R-MC, she also studies voice, piano, and conducting. Bella loves going into the music classroom and leading lessons and learning from other music educators. Music has been a big part of her life for as long as she can remember, and she is so excited to share her passion and talents with her students.
Coleman Wheeler teaches acoustic and electric guitar at Mosley Music. He has been playing guitar for 20 years and has been teaching private lessons for 7 years. He graduated from Colorado Contemporary Music College in 2008, with a Commercial Music Diploma of Performance and Education. He played acoustic and electric guitar on the worship team at New Life Int’l Church in 2016, Hope Church in 2017 and has been serving on the worship team at Third Church since November 2020. He enjoys playing and teaching blues, rock, folk, jazz, and bluegrass. Coleman is very passionate about music and sharing the joy of it with others. He enjoys learning songs that his students are interested in playing and works towards helping students develop the foundation and skills they need to express themselves through the beautiful language of music!
Mollie Nesaw teaches voice and piano at Mosley Music. She is from Hanover County but currently lives in Fredericksburg, VA. Mollie began taking voice and piano lessons at the age of 7. She holds a BA in Vocal Performance and Music Education and a Master of Education from Virginia Tech. She taught middle school chorus in Stafford County for 5 years where her students received a Blue Ribbon honor. Mollie has a strong passion for teaching and loves helping students become great, well rounded musicians.
Erin Clark is a music educator currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Music Education with a focus in instrumental music at Virginia Commonwealth University. She was born and raised in Goochland, VA and was a member of community ensembles throughout high school playing flute and piccolo in the Greater Richmond Youth Wind Ensemble, Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program, Central Virginia Wind Symphony as well as her high school's ensembles. She has worked in classroom settings with her middle school band director and has done lead group lessons. She is an aspiring composer and arranger having had pieces performed at her high school and on a VCU student's recital. She is excited to share and encourage a love of music in her students.
Melissa Reynold is the Conductor of Mosley Music's children's choir, The Hanover Youth Singers, and teaches voice lessons. Melissa has served as the Director of Music at Mechanicsville Presbyterian Church since 2009, where she leads the adult choir, children's choir, handbell choir and praise band. Melissa also teaches preschool music at several area preschools - New Hanover Christian School, First Baptist Church of Richmond Preschool, and Canterbury Community Nursery School. Melissa loves working with children of all ages, and is excited to share her love of choral music and choral technique with the members of the Hanover Youth Singers. Melissa has a BS in Spanish from Penn State University and a MA in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University, and she taught middle and high school Spanish for several years before pursuing a career in music. Melissa lives with her husband, Mike, and her three children in Mechanicsville.