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.

Paula Tummins Teaching Assistant Paula is a sophomore at Dickson County High School and plans to major in education. Paula’s hobbies include drawing and reading and she loves every genre of music. 

Paula Tummins

Teaching Assistant

Paula is a sophomore at Dickson County High School and plans to major in education. Paula’s hobbies include drawing and reading and she loves every genre of music. 

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!

Jessica Newton Teaching Assistant Jessica is a graduate from Dickson County High School. She plans to attend Nashville State in the fall of 2017 where she will pursue an Associate’s Degree in the Science of Education. Jessica has 7 years’ experience playing band clarinet, 3 years as a choral alto and more recently began taking guitar classes at the Quest Center. We’re very excited to have her join our team!

Jessica Newton

Teaching Assistant

Jessica is a graduate from Dickson County High School. She plans to attend Nashville State in the fall of 2017 where she will pursue an Associate’s Degree in the Science of Education. Jessica has 7 years’ experience playing band clarinet, 3 years as a choral alto and more recently began taking guitar classes at the Quest Center. We’re very excited to have her join our team!

Kayleigh Cochran Teaching Assistant Kayleigh is a sophomore at Dickson County High School, planning to major in psychology. Her hobbies include singing, drawing and spending time with friends. 

Kayleigh Cochran

Teaching Assistant

Kayleigh is a sophomore at Dickson County High School, planning to major in psychology. Her hobbies include singing, drawing and spending time with friends. 


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