Jerry Bishop – Founder & CEO, Drum & Percussion
972-499-0831 ext. 111
Mr. Bishop co-founded Music Learning in 1984. He attended the University of North Texas where he played with the One O’clock Lab Band.
Ken Utz- Vice President of Operations, Trumpet & Brass
972-499-0831 ext. 112
Mr. Utz is the first Music Learning Alumnus to join the Music Learning Staff. He joined the staff in 1999. While at the University of North Texas, he was a member of the Concert Band and numerous Lab Bands.
Suzie Llewellyn – Office Manager & Billing Coordinator
972-499-0831 ext. 130
Mrs. Llewellyn is a great addition to our staff. She is available in the office to help answer questions about upcoming concerts, registration, tuition, Saturday Band, and more.
Josh Chiuminatto – Band Director, Alto Sax, & Woodwind
972-499-0831 ext. 125
Mr. Chiuminatto is yet another Music Learning alumnus who began teaching with our program beginning in the summer of 2013. Mr. Chiuminatto, a Bishop Lynch Alumnus, attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello, earning a degree in music..
Katrina Chiuminatto – Band Director, Flute, & Woodwind
972-499-0831 ext. 114
Mrs. Chiuminatto is another Music Learning Alumnus who has joined the Music Learning Staff. She attended the University of North Texas where she was a member of the flute choir, summer lab band, and symphonic band.
Chris Cullen – Band Director, Trumpet, & All Brass
972-499-0831 ext. 123
Mr. Cullen is also a Music Learning Alumnus who has returned to teach as a member of our staff. While attending University of Texas at Arlington, he was an active member of their jazz ensembles.
Shelby Denton – Band Director, Clarinet & All Woodwinds
972-499-0831 ext. 128
Mrs. Denton brings much excitement and enthusiasm to the Music Learning Staff. Mrs. Denton attended the UT Arlington earning a degree in music education. She performed as part of the marching band and drumline. .
Christian Dorn – Band Director, Drumset, & Drumline
972-499-0831 ext. 127
Mr. Dorn is a Music Learning alumnus who has assisted with Spring Tours, Band Camps, Saturday Rehearsals, and other special events since the summer of 2010. Mr. Dorn will join our staff as a full time band director in the summer of 2015.
Tom Faver – Band Director, Guitar, Bass, & All Brass
972-499-0831 ext. 115
Mr. Faver joined the Music Learning Staff in 1985. He attended the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at Arlington and played in lab bands at both schools.
Christine Ladner- Choir Director, General Music
972-499-0831 ext. 131
joined the Music Learning Staff in 2017. While at SLU, Christine performed in band, choir, and several opera productions. Christine continues to remain an active cantor and professional vocalist in multiple Dallas Diocesan churches and through the Praise and Worship ensemble, R.A.Y.N.
Chris Milyo – Band Director, Saxophone, & All Woodwinds
972-499-0831 ext. 126
Mr. Milyo joined the Music Learning Staff in 2015. Pursuing his masters degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, Mr. Milyo is an active performer within the DFW metroplex.