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. Between 2010-16, she served as the choral director and class piano instructor at Creek Wood High School. 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. Between 2010-16, she served as the choral director and class piano instructor at Creek Wood High School. Her commitment to children, education and music are inspiring and we’re thrilled she’s sharing her talents with students at the Quest Center!

   
  
   
  
    
  
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     Connor Moore    Teaching Assistant   Connor is a high school junior who will also be taking some college-level classes this fall at Nashville State Community College. Following high school, he plans to earn a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Connor enjoys playing guitar and reading anything he can get his hands on! "I'm excited and eager to work as a Teaching Assistant with the Quest Center because of all it offers to students that participate. I have never been in a better environment to teach, learn, and grow." Well said, Connor!

Connor Moore

Teaching Assistant

Connor is a high school junior who will also be taking some college-level classes this fall at Nashville State Community College. Following high school, he plans to earn a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Connor enjoys playing guitar and reading anything he can get his hands on! "I'm excited and eager to work as a Teaching Assistant with the Quest Center because of all it offers to students that participate. I have never been in a better environment to teach, learn, and grow." Well said, Connor!

  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 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. 

 

 

  Jessica Newton    Teaching Assistant   Jessica is a sophomore at Nashville State Community College, pursuing an Associate’s Degree in the Science of Education. Jessica has over 7 years’ experience playing band clarinet, 3 years as a choral alto... and was a guitar student at the Quest Center. This is Jessica's 2nd year as a Teaching Assistant, and is the lead instructor for one of our Friday afternoon guitar classes.

Jessica Newton

Teaching Assistant

Jessica is a sophomore at Nashville State Community College, pursuing an Associate’s Degree in the Science of Education. Jessica has over 7 years’ experience playing band clarinet, 3 years as a choral alto... and was a guitar student at the Quest Center. This is Jessica's 2nd year as a Teaching Assistant, and is the lead instructor for one of our Friday afternoon guitar classes.

  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  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 County High School, and this is his third 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 County High School, and this is his third year as a Quest Center Teaching Assistant. 

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


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