Meet Our Instructors

 

FINAL Kacey Baugh-Lee-3Kacey Baugh-Lee is the owner of The Maple Leaf Music Company.  She is a 2003 Graduate of Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO.  There she earned her B.S. Degree in Commercial Music.  Her primary area of study was voice.  Her secondaries were guitar & piano.  During her time at SBU she was able to travel and study abroad twice in England.  Once in Leicester at Leicester University and the other in Oxford at Oxford University.

She  teaches voice, guitar, piano, mandolin, ukulele, and theory.  You can also enjoy one of her songwriting and artist development classes that are offered in the spring and fall.

 

 

Raemon WilsonRaemon Wilson, a Missouri Southern State University Music Education Major! He will be teaching percussion, woodwinds, strings, and piano!!!

Raemon Wilson is an experienced percussionist who works with an array of instruments to put on an extraordinary performance.

Raemon Wilson is extremely passionate about Music. He believes music is the way of life and that your talent is God’s Gift to you and what you do with it is your gift back to God.

He was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas. He grew up in a musically inclined family where they used their many talents and gifts to praise God.

Having been so passionate about music Raemon Wilson practices playing music diligently. He firmly believes that with music his purpose is to pass on his knowledge to others so that they can explore the wonders of music and be an inspiration for other individuals in generations to come.

In Nassau, Bahamas Raemon Wilson attended The Government High School where he was a part of the high school band, pop band and choir. He then later became one of the first original members of the Bahamas All Star Marching Band.

Throughout his final years of High school, he attended the National dance and Drum School of the Bahamas. During his Summers for the past six years he has worked as head drum instructor for the National Dance and drum summer intensive workshops. For his college experience at NEO he remained musically active in their marching band, concert band, pep band, pit orchestra and jazz.

Presently, Raemon is a part of MSSU’s marching band, wind ensemble, concert band, pep band, percussion ensemble, pit orchestra and he holds the title of principal Timpanist for the MSSU symphony orchestra. He also had the opportunity to be a part of Kansas City Royals’ thunder drumline. Additionally, He is a member of Jam session stage band a Bahamian originated group where he plays the drum set and piano.

Raemon Wilson won first place in the drumming contest for the Bahamas National Arts festival. He was pronounced one of the first national drummers of the Bahamas. He is also a part of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor’s society.

Raemon Wilson holds an associate’s degree in Liberal arts from North eastern Oklahoma and is currently obtaining a bachelor’s in Music Education from Missouri Southern State University.

 

 

Emily LaneEmily Lane is a 20 year old homeschool graduate.  In 2019 Emily received her Associate’s degree from Crowder College. Currently, she is studying Social Work with a minor in Music at Missouri Southern State University.  She loves all things related to the arts. She has been singing, dancing, and acting in talent shows since she was 14.  She loves crafting, playing music, and painting abstract art. Emily relishes performance and loves acting. When she was 11, she started writing songs and, ones day, hopes to produce and record her music.

Last year, Emily completed the Maple Leaf Music Company intership with Kacey Lee Baugh. She has been taking vocal lessons from Kacey since early 2016. She is an active member of the Maple Leaf Music Performance Company and has been performing professionally since October of 2017.

Emily is so excited to start teaching voice, guitar, and piano. She loves working with children and adults a like, so make sure to ask about lessons today!

 

 

Avery DoranAvery Doran is a jazz musician with a strong classical and theory background. He specializes in saxophone and piano but has also studied flute and clarinet. He has had the opportunities throughout his life to study privately in each instrument, gaining the skills and experience to perform and teach.

Growing up in East Texas, Avery began studying piano with his mother at age 4. He comes from a family of musicians. His mother is a pianist, father banjo player, sister vocalist, and brother guitarist. His family’s talents and support led him to continue lessons and eventually study saxophone at age 11. Avery attended high school in Webb City Missouri, where he had the opportunity to begin teaching saxophone lessons at age 16.

Avery graduated from Missouri Western State University in 2015 with a Bachelors of General Studies and concentrations in music and business. While in college he rehearsed local high school jazz ensembles, concert bands, orchestras, and college jazz combos. He also mentored and taught other saxophone players in the college programs.

With a passion for education, music, and mentoring, Avery is ecstatic to teach with The Maple Leaf Music Company. He plans to continue pouring into the surrounding communities with the talents and skills he has been blessed with.

 

Claira SchroterClaira Schroter is a 2019 Graduate of Carthage High School.  She has been a student at the MLMC for nearly 4 years, and completed their 40 hour internship/training program.  Along with teaching, Claira is on her worship team at her church and is studying at Ozark Christian College.

Gina FunderburghGina Funderburgh has been a choir accompanist and has taught piano for nearly 27 years.  She is a former music student from Ozark Christian College.  

 

Symone Wilson

Symone Wilson studied Art in Tampa, FL and is a 2018 graduate.

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