Tom Shea heads the guitar repair department at our co-op, along with co-op member Jason Carpenter and luthier, Zach Muffoletto. As a musician, Tom has appeared on many recordings and performed with : Hoolapopper, Scud Mountain Boys, Ray Mason Band, Lonesome Brothers, as well as performing solo.
Dave has been playing professionally in the area for over 20 years and has been a member of the bands King Radio, Free Range Cats, Soul Magnets and many others. He holds a BA in Music from the University of Massachusetts. Dave teaches guitar, saxophone, flute, clarinet, bass, and ukulele. He’s been teaching at Downtown Sounds for over 10 years.
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Dana plays drums in Ex-Temper, and took her first drum lessons at Downtown Sounds as a late-bloomer. You can listen to her 90-second radio speech on the subject, and read the accompanying interview plus a feature in the Daily Hampshire Gazette. She has a passion for adult beginnership and getting the tools of rock & roll into the hands of more girls and women. Dana is known for her visual art and creativity groups, and is working on a book and a podcast about creativity in the context of our increasingly anti-creativity culture.
Madeline performs in the classic country cover band, the Franklin County Sweethearts, and in her solo project under the name Rosie Porter. Madeline also plays keyboard in Holyoke indie-rock band Behold! True Believers with fellow Downtown Sounds employee Aaron Borucki.
Keith Levreault is the Downtown Sounds resident drum expert and one of the busiest drummers around, doing a variety of live and studio projects. Keith teaches at Downtown Sounds four days a week. He has played with Square One, Doom Nation, Blood Oranges, Kevin Salem and Freedy Johnston. He regularly drums with Lonesome Brothers and Klezamir.