Our Teachers

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 David W. Goins

David W. Goins

Trumpet/French Horn

Ellen Burt

Ellen Burt

Flute

Dennis McElroy

Clarinet

Quinn Blandford

Quinn Blandford

Percussion

Roy Nance

Roy Nance

Piano

Contact Us

Mailing and Physical Address:

Wesley Academy of Music
211 Washington Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 227 – 7430

Email: wesleyacademyofmusic@gmail.com

David W. Goins

David is the Director of Music and Worship at First United Methodist Church and is the founder of the Wesley Academy of Music. A lifelong resident of Frankfort, David has performed professionally all over the continental United States and in Europe and Asia. David has played with Saxton’s Cornet Band for over 25 years and has performed with professional  groups including the Louisville Orchestra, the Lexington Brass Band, the DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra, and the Temptations. As a music educator, David taught band at Franklin County and Scott County High Schools in Central Kentucky and served as the Adjunct Professor of Trumpet at Asbury University. He is currently the Music Director and Conductor of the Lexington Brass Band, a group which he served as Principal Cornet for several years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Sacred Music, both from the University of Kentucky.

Dennis McElroy

Dennis McElroy is an active performer and teacher in the central Kentucky area. He received his Master’s degree in clarinet performance from the Ohio State University, where he studied with world-renown clarinetist and mouthpiece maker, James Pyne. He is currently finishing his Doctoral of Musical Arts at the University of Kentucky. Mr. McElroy is an active performer, playing in the Air City woodwind quintet, and the clarinet quartet, UpTop!, which has won numerous chamber music competitions. He is a regular substitute performer with the Lexington Philharmonic, and the Danville Symphony (Illinois). He is an active teacher in the area working with over 40 high school and middle school students annually, as well as teaching master classes at schools and universities across the US. Mr. McElroy also holds a bachelor’s in music from Tennessee Tech University.

Ellen Burt

Ellen Burt grew up in Frankfort, Kentucky, graduating from Franklin County High School in 1978. After high school, she attended the University of Kentucky, where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Applied Flute in 1982. She then attended graduate school at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. After returning to Kentucky in 1986, Ms. Burt shifted away from music and became a probation and parole officer for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a position she held for 20 years before retiring in 2007. She joined the Capital City Community Band in 2004. Ms. Burt currently teaches flute lessons in Frankfort and does part-time medical transcription from her home in Louisville.

Roy Nance

Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Western Kentucky University; Master’s Degree in Sacred Music, Southern Methodist University

Quinn Blandford

Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Performance, University of Louisville; Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance, William Patterson University (NJ)

Our Teachers

(tap on image or text for a Teacher bio)

David W. Goins

David W. Goins

Trumpet/French Horn

David W. Goins

David is the Director of Music and Worship at First United Methodist Church and is the founder of the Wesley Academy of Music. A lifelong resident of Frankfort, David has performed professionally all over the continental United States and in Europe and Asia. David has played with Saxton’s Cornet Band for over 25 years and has performed with professional  groups including the Louisville Orchestra, the Lexington Brass Band, the DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra, and the Temptations. As a music educator, David taught band at Franklin County and Scott County High Schools in Central Kentucky and served as the Adjunct Professor of Trumpet at Asbury University. He is currently the Music Director and Conductor of the Lexington Brass Band, a group which he served as Principal Cornet for several years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Sacred Music, both from the University of Kentucky.

Dennis McElroy

Clarinet

Dennis McElroy

Dennis McElroy is an active performer and teacher in the central Kentucky area. He received his Master’s degree in clarinet performance from the Ohio State University, where he studied with world-renown clarinetist and mouthpiece maker, James Pyne. He is currently finishing his Doctoral of Musical Arts at the University of Kentucky. Mr. McElroy is an active performer, playing in the Air City woodwind quintet, and the clarinet quartet, UpTop!, which has won numerous chamber music competitions. He is a regular substitute performer with the Lexington Philharmonic, and the Danville Symphony (Illinois). He is an active teacher in the area working with over 40 high school and middle school students annually, as well as teaching master classes at schools and universities across the US. Mr. McElroy also holds a bachelor’s in music from Tennessee Tech University.

Ellen Burt

Ellen Burt

Flute

Ellen Burt

Ellen Burt grew up in Frankfort, Kentucky, graduating from Franklin County High School in 1978. After high school, she attended the University of Kentucky, where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Applied Flute in 1982. She then attended graduate school at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. After returning to Kentucky in 1986, Ms. Burt shifted away from music and became a probation and parole officer for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a position she held for 20 years before retiring in 2007. She joined the Capital City Community Band in 2004. Ms. Burt currently teaches flute lessons in Frankfort and does part-time medical transcription from her home in Louisville.

Roy Nance

Roy Nance

Piano

Roy Nance

Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Western Kentucky University; Master’s Degree in Sacred Music, Southern Methodist University

Quinn Blandford

Quinn Blandford

Percussion

Quinn Blandford

Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Performance, University of Louisville; Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance, William Patterson University (NJ)