SetApart Music seeks to help encourage our students to find what makes their music special, then seeks to guide them to an avenue that displays that talent.
With a B.A. in Music from Gardner-Webb University, Scott Johnson offers instruction on various musical instruments including:
Voice, Piano, All Forms Guitar, All Brass instruments, Clarinet, Drums
Beginning Banjo, Violin, and Harmonica.
He is known locally for his work with Modern Worship Bands, All-County Band auditions, and SongWriting Workshops. He has two public studio albums and has been performing in the Triad for the past 12 years.
Under Scott’s mentorships, his students have moved into leading worship at their churches, writing and recording albums now on YouTube, and enjoying small group bands and playing opportunities in various communities.
Cydney Williams is an American musician who started playing the viola when she was eleven years old. Throughout the years, Cydney performed in many settings around the community such as school orchestras, chamber ensembles, competitions, school district orchestras, regional orchestras, music workshops, summer music camps, clinics, recitals, festivals, churches, and has recently volunteered her performing and teaching skills inside community youth orchestras as an undergraduate.
After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Music in the spring semester of 2019, Cydney Williams performed in the Fayetteville Chamber Orchestra. In winter of 2020, Cydney was accepted into graduate program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. She received her Master’s Degree in Viola Performance in the Spring of 2022.
Cydney is excited to be apart of SetApart Music offering instruction on:
Violin/Viola and Music Theory both privately and in our Introductory Class setting.
An award winning Woodwind Performer and seasoned Music Educator,
Mario Hunter is known internationally as a top-notched professional musician with over 40 years of experience. He teaches a variety of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments including beginning piano.
Many of his students have gone on to become fine musicians, scholars and/or highly creative, well-disciplined professionals in non-music related fields.
As a Band Director, Hunter has taught and led Concert, Marching, Jazz and Pep Bands on the Elementary, Middle School, High School and Collegiate levels in many cities across the U.S.
Mr. Hunter holds a Master’s Degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor School of Music where he studied privately with David Shifrin and was the 2nd chair first clarinetist with the famed University of Michigan Symphony Band and Chamber Winds under the direction of H. Robert Reynolds.
He holds both the Bachelor’s Degree and a High School Diploma from the UNC School of the Arts.
While in his first year of High School at Dudley High School in Greensboro, he auditioned and won coveted seats in the top NC All State Band and Orchestra. He attended The Governor’s School of North Carolina where he was the orchestra’s Principal Clarinetist as well as 2nd Vice President of the entire student body.
He has attended the Eastern Music Festival and The National Music Camp at Interlochen (Michigan) where he was Co-Principal Clarinetist of both the Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Mr. Hunter has toured and performed both nationally and internationally;
As a Recording Industry Professional, he is signed with Centaur Records of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His most recent recording on the Centaur label,
"Powerful Jazz Winds" was released in 2017 and is distributed by Naxos, as well as several other National and International Distributors.
Mr. Hunter is a Voting Member in good standing of The Recording Academy (Grammys/NARAS), Los Angeles Chapter.
Mario offers instruction on a variety of band instruments including:
Clarinet, All Saxophones, Flute, Trumpet, Precussion and Piano.
90-94 UNCG Music Ed. Fellowship,
Ms. Michelle Bostick is a musician and music teacher from Thomasville, NC who thrives on teaching middle and high school ages and has studied piano, voice, organ and choral directing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she was a member of several singing groups and had the honor of participating in a concert held at Carnegie Hall, in November of 1993 to perform the oratorio, Hymn of Praise by Felix Mendelssohn, conducted by John Rutter. She loves teaching and is excited to be a part of SetApart Music. She currently serves at Gospel Tabernacle in Trinity, NC as a pianist/singer and is a founding member of the contemporary Christian group, Fully Devoted, which she founded with Pastor Callie Newby.
Ms. Michelle offers instruction on Piano, Organ, and Voice.