Our Staff and Teaching Areas
At The Music Studio, we employ only the best teachers because we believe that what each person teaches should be what they are truly best at doing!
Jim Duncan is the owner and Artistic Director of The Music Studio. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in Music Education and has taught in the public schools of Missouri and Illinois for nearly 20 years. His professional background also includes over 25 years of singing with the Kansas City Symphony Chorus and 3 years with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. Active in semi-professional and amateur theatre, Jim has directed or appeared in over 75 shows at venues such as the Lyceum Theatre, Theatre in the Park, and the Bell Road Barn. Mr. Jim founded The Music Studio of Warrensburg in 2016. Mr. Jim teaches piano, voice, clarinet, and saxophone. He also teaches Kidz Rock, home school band, home school music, and Kidz on Stage.
A graduate of the University of Central Missouri, Tim Williams earned his music education degree majoring in violin. His father, Dr. Hugh Williams, was a long-time professor of violin at the university. After teaching briefly, Tim turned his passion for performing into a career with the Nace Brothers Band performing all over the Midwest for many years before retiring “from the road.” He has been teaching both classical violin and fiddling for many years. Mr. Tim teaches violin, viola, cello, bass, electric bass, and country fiddling.
Karen Page teaches Elementary Art in the Kansas City Missouri School District. She has previously served as an adjunct faculty member in the UCM Theatre Department. An active vocalist, she can be found performing around the region on weekends. Ms. Karen teaches voice, piano, and theatre classes. In addition, she assists with costuming in our musical theatre productions.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Colin Levins currently studies Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy at the University of Central Missouri under Dr. Mia Hynes. Levins has performed in the United States and abroad. As a soloist, Levins has attended the University of Central Missouri Summer Piano Institute, Southeast Missouri State University Chamber Music Institute, Pennsylvania State University Honors Music Institute, and the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival (Valdeblore, France). In addition to solo performing, Levins has worked with many instrumentalists, vocalists, chamber ensembles, wind bands, and choruses. Past teachers of Levins include Nanell Kupits McAlpin, Jacqueline Ashley, Karen Poore, and Dr. Jennifer Judd (East Central College). He has also worked with Dr. Christopher Guzman, Dr. Francine Kay, Dr. Futaba Niekawa, Dr. Albert Kim, Natalya Antonova, and many others.
Andy is currently serving as Director of Bands for the Holden R-2 School District. A tuba major, Andy received his bachelors degree at Missouri State University and earned his masters and education specialist degrees from U.C.M. He is the former Director of Bands at Leeton High School. While at Leeton he led that band program to many awards and distinctions including appearances at the Liberty Bowl and Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade. Mr. Andy teaches low brass and percussion for TMSOW.
Stephanie Evans. She is the former owner of Xplosion Cheer and Gymnastics and enjoys working with the kids of our community.
Apprentice Poms Coach
Mati Shore is a sophomore at Warrensburg High School where she is involved in band and color guard. She has a background in dance and theatre.