THE TEAM

  Jim Lutz -   Founder & CEO, Instructor   Jim has over 30 years experience as a business leader & individual contributor, 19+ with P&L accountability, supporting diverse industries including music, sports, financial services & social services. Jim recognized his passion for music instruction in mid-1970’s, providing music education & enrichment programs for at-risk youth in a residential treatment setting. Since then, he’s led emerging & successful organizations to their next level of corporate growth. As a member of the of echomusic executive team, his 300+ client roster included Kanye West, Bon Jovi, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Diddy, Dierks Bentley, Janet Jackson, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Alicia Keys, Brooks & Dunn and corporate clients such as Clorox Corporation, Disney, Sony Music, RIM, Vee Corp, General Motors and the Professional Bull Riders. Jim’s demonstrated successful performance in organizations ranging from early stage to $4 billion in revenue.

Jim Lutz - Founder & CEO, Instructor

Jim has over 30 years experience as a business leader & individual contributor, 19+ with P&L accountability, supporting diverse industries including music, sports, financial services & social services. Jim recognized his passion for music instruction in mid-1970’s, providing music education & enrichment programs for at-risk youth in a residential treatment setting. Since then, he’s led emerging & successful organizations to their next level of corporate growth. As a member of the of echomusic executive team, his 300+ client roster included Kanye West, Bon Jovi, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Diddy, Dierks Bentley, Janet Jackson, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Alicia Keys, Brooks & Dunn and corporate clients such as Clorox Corporation, Disney, Sony Music, RIM, Vee Corp, General Motors and the Professional Bull Riders. Jim’s demonstrated successful performance in organizations ranging from early stage to $4 billion in revenue.

  Lisa Glass Zimdars    Instructor, Voice Conditioning, Keyboards   Lisa comes to us with a B.A. in Music and a Master of Education. She began her own musical studies as a piano and vocal student at Dickson County High School (DCHS), and was a member of the All-State choir during her senior year, accompanying for all DCHS vocal ensembles. Lisa attended Central Bible College (now Evangel University) where she toured the U. S. and Canada as the keyboardist for Revivaltime Radio Choir. Since 2010, Lisa has been teaching private voice and piano lessons at the Renaissance Center in Dickson, TN and her own Z School of Music. Between 2010-16, she served as the choral director and class piano instructor at Creek Wood High School in Dickson County. Her commitment to children, education and music are inspiring and we’re thrilled she’s sharing her talents with students at the Quest Center!

Lisa Glass Zimdars

Instructor, Voice Conditioning, Keyboards

Lisa comes to us with a B.A. in Music and a Master of Education. She began her own musical studies as a piano and vocal student at Dickson County High School (DCHS), and was a member of the All-State choir during her senior year, accompanying for all DCHS vocal ensembles. Lisa attended Central Bible College (now Evangel University) where she toured the U. S. and Canada as the keyboardist for Revivaltime Radio Choir. Since 2010, Lisa has been teaching private voice and piano lessons at the Renaissance Center in Dickson, TN and her own Z School of Music. Between 2010-16, she served as the choral director and class piano instructor at Creek Wood High School in Dickson County. Her commitment to children, education and music are inspiring and we’re thrilled she’s sharing her talents with students at the Quest Center!

  Heather Connor    Associate Instructor. MT-BC, Board Certified Music Therapist & Certified Neurologic Music Therapist   Heather earned an associates degree in music from Northwest Shoals Community College in Phil Campbell, AL and a bachelors degree in music therapy from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. She completed her internship at the STAR Center in Jackson, TN and has been a board certified music therapist since March 2009.

Heather Connor

Associate Instructor. MT-BC, Board Certified Music Therapist & Certified Neurologic Music Therapist

Heather earned an associates degree in music from Northwest Shoals Community College in Phil Campbell, AL and a bachelors degree in music therapy from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. She completed her internship at the STAR Center in Jackson, TN and has been a board certified music therapist since March 2009.

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   Teaching Assistant   This is Nate’s second year working with the Quest Center, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! He’s a high school freshman, plans to major in business and loves the music of Aerosmith, the Beatles, the Eagles and Queen (in that order!).

Nate Young

Teaching Assistant

This is Nate’s second year working with the Quest Center, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! He’s a high school freshman, plans to major in business and loves the music of Aerosmith, the Beatles, the Eagles and Queen (in that order!).

  Junior Rivas    Teaching Assistant   Junior was originally a Quest Center student who wanted to become more involved with our program. We LOVE that type of initiative, so we hired him! Junior attends Dickson Middle school, and this is his second year as a Quest Center Teaching Assistant. 

Junior Rivas

Teaching Assistant

Junior was originally a Quest Center student who wanted to become more involved with our program. We LOVE that type of initiative, so we hired him! Junior attends Dickson Middle school, and this is his second year as a Quest Center Teaching Assistant. 

  Russell Faulk    Instructor, Intermediate/Advanced Guitar, Fiddle   Russell is a graduate of Belmont College with a major in Commercial Guitar. He began playing piano and guitar at ages 12 and 15, respectively. Through high school he played in the school jazz band (guitar & bass), concert band (french horn) and marching band (alto horn).  A musical omnivore, Russell’s performed as a singer/songwriter and has played with various rock bands, country bands, Irish dance bands, old-time string bands, a bluegrass band and as a utility member of various worship groups. His early career included gigs at Nashville Songwriter’s Association and Cornelius Publishing. Russell has been a friend and supporter of the Quest Center mission since its inception. He’s affectionately known as the guy with an arsenal of instruments and a catalog of “weird old tunes” at the Quest Center monthly Stringjams. Welcome, Russell!

Russell Faulk

Instructor, Intermediate/Advanced Guitar, Fiddle

Russell is a graduate of Belmont College with a major in Commercial Guitar. He began playing piano and guitar at ages 12 and 15, respectively. Through high school he played in the school jazz band (guitar & bass), concert band (french horn) and marching band (alto horn).  A musical omnivore, Russell’s performed as a singer/songwriter and has played with various rock bands, country bands, Irish dance bands, old-time string bands, a bluegrass band and as a utility member of various worship groups. His early career included gigs at Nashville Songwriter’s Association and Cornelius Publishing. Russell has been a friend and supporter of the Quest Center mission since its inception. He’s affectionately known as the guy with an arsenal of instruments and a catalog of “weird old tunes” at the Quest Center monthly Stringjams. Welcome, Russell!

  Stevie Boyle    Teaching Assistant     
  
   
   
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  Stevie is a senior at Creek Wood High School, an accomplished pianist with a preference for composers of the romantic period and is pursuing a career as a neurosurgeon.

Stevie Boyle

Teaching Assistant

Stevie is a senior at Creek Wood High School, an accomplished pianist with a preference for composers of the romantic period and is pursuing a career as a neurosurgeon.

  Jessica Newton    Teaching Assistant   Jessica is a freshman at Nashville State College, pursuing an Associate’s Degree in the Science of Education. Jessica has 7 years’ experience playing band clarinet, 3 years as a choral alto... and was a guitar student at the Quest Center.

Jessica Newton

Teaching Assistant

Jessica is a freshman at Nashville State College, pursuing an Associate’s Degree in the Science of Education. Jessica has 7 years’ experience playing band clarinet, 3 years as a choral alto... and was a guitar student at the Quest Center.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dara Carson

Bradford Diehl

Jim Lutz


ADVISORY BOARD

   Tim DuBois     Music executive, producer, artist manager, songwriter, educator.

Tim DuBois

Music executive, producer, artist manager, songwriter, educator.

   Bernie Nelson     Singer/songwriter/performer, Nashville, TN

Bernie Nelson

Singer/songwriter/performer, Nashville, TN

   Jonah Rabinowitz     Executive Director, W.O. Smith Music School, Nashville, TN

Jonah Rabinowitz

Executive Director, W.O. Smith Music School, Nashville, TN

   Taylor Eagleson, Student Advisor     Musician, Student at McGavock High School, Nashville, TN

Taylor Eagleson, Student Advisor

Musician, Student at McGavock High School, Nashville, TN

   Drew Williams     Artist, educator, Principal / Superintendent Tuacahn Performing Arts High, Ivins, UT

Drew Williams

Artist, educator, Principal / Superintendent Tuacahn Performing Arts High, Ivins, UT

   Charlie Worsham     Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist & performer, Nashville, TN

Charlie Worsham

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist & performer, Nashville, TN