The Immersed in Music staff draws on the broad and varied backgrounds of seven instructors, all of whom have played and recorded in bands, as well as taught students in individual and group situations. Their resumes span a period of 35 years and include working with local, regional and well known musicians and technicians in the industry. In addition, the staff collectively has over 75 years of experience teaching students of different ages and ability levels, in many varied settings.

Rick Batley
Co-founder of Immersed in Music
band mentor, songwriting and music theory instructor
Rick Stevens
Co-founder of Immersed in Music
band mentor, private piano lesson instructor
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Wade Corbin
Instructor, percussion and drums,
Equipment Manager, and band mentor
Habiba Miller
Band mentor


Alex Valsing
Alex Valsing
Instructor, guitar and bass, and band mentor
Camela Widad Kraemer
Camela Widad Kraemer
Private vocal instructor
(photo credit: Sean Simmers)
image of Jay Kirrsin, sound engineer and sound recording instructor
Jay Kirrsin
Band mentor, live sound and recording engineer, sound engineering instructor