Staff

Steve DeMoss – Founder & President

One of the visionaries that founded Music Central in 1987. Through Steve’s professional career, literally thousands of musicians lives have been touched and benefited from his musical knowledge. The resident “old-guy” is still on his game, while playing his first love – the bass guitar – in his ‘aging-hippie-rock band’ called the “Rock Preservation Society”.

Byron Lee – Vice-President & Band Instrument Specialist

Having worked for Music Central for a number of years before becoming one of the owners, Byron has serviced many of the schools in central Kentucky for many years. He averages 2800 miles per week visiting school band programs. A proud graduate from Western Kentucky University, Byron is still a very active member of the WKU Hilltopper Alumni Organization.

Jason Killebrew – Vice-President & AV Design and Installation Specialist

Jason is Music Central’s audio, video, and lighting expert.  His primary focus is the design and installation of professional AV systems for houses of worship and educational institutions across Kentucky and Tennessee. Jason graduated with honors from SAE Institute of Technology where his focus was in Audio Production and Technology.  In 2010, Jason earned an ISF-C certification for calibrating video displays, and followed it up in 2012 by earning his ANSI accredited CTS certification.  He is currently studying to achieve the next level CTS certification with an emphasis on design and installation standards.

LJ Granstaff – Sales & Guitar Repair

LJ is a mainstay of the Western Kentucky music scene. He has played with numerous bands over the last 25 years. The resident guitar expert, LJ’s vast knowledge of new and vintage guitar gear is an asset to us all.

Corey Thomas – Music Central Academy Coordinator & Sales

Bryan Campbell – AV Installer & Sales

Alex Field – Inventory Control

Kathleen Michaelis – Bookkeeper & Rental Specialist

Amy Watkins – Piano and Trumpet Teacher

Amy is certified in K-12 music, has trained in band, orchestra, and general music, and holds a B.M. in music education and trumpet performance from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Amy will begin accepting piano students beginning April, 22, 2019. Amy lives in Hopkinsville with her husband and their three children.

Jamie Radebaugh – Electric, Acoustic, and Bass Guitar Teacher

Jamie joins the Academy’s staff after a successful 21-year career in the Army. Jamie has completed the Bass Specialist program with Berklee Music, and has studied electric bass, guitar, and music theory privately for over 15 years. He is a graduate of the Army’s basic instructor course and was an Army Master Resilience Trainer. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Thomas Edison State University.

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