Kacey 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.
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Emily 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!
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Caden Champagne is a student at Carthage High School and is a member of the Carthage High School Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble 1 and 2. Caden took lessons at Maple Leaf Music Company for five years. He has been in the Carthage Music System since he was in Middle School and has been in the Middle, Junior High, and now High School bands. Caden has experience conducting and composing. Caden conducted his 8th grade school band when the band performed his piece called “The Shenanigator.” Caden has written for Concert bands as well as Jazz ensembles, and he arranges music for many different types of bands. Caden has two songs that are copyrighted and in the Library of Congress. Caden also plays synthesizer in the FCC worship band in Carthage, and he has been doing that for the better part of 3 years. Caden has been able to play with the Pittsburg State Wind Ensemble and he is in the pit orchestra for the CHS musical every fall. Caden has been involved and making music for most of his life and has many years of experience in live music production.
Caden teaches piano, bass, mandolin, violin, viola, double bass, tuba, bass trombone, trombone, euphonium, and trumpet. He plays all the instruments listed above but the instruments he performs regularly are the piano, tuba, trombone, euphonium, bass, and violin. He also has a passion for music theory. Caden offers a piano tuning service as well.
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In 2018, Megan Shumaker received an Associates of Arts degree in Professional Music at Southwestern Community College and finished with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Worship Ministries at Spurgeon College in 2021. While Megan attended Southwestern, she studied vocal jazz, jazz piano, and classical piano. It wasn’t until she studied music under Dr. Matthew Swain at Spurgeon, that she understood the importance of local churches acquiring musician-theologians. With the education she received, Megan has been able to apply her knowledge of music in the local church here in Carthage, MO at Open Door Baptist Church.
Megan also loves to perform with her husband, singing their original pieces. One day she would love to record their music and sing on many different stages. Besides playing music, she enjoys drinking coffee, listening to her jazz records, fishing with her husband, and thrifting. Megan is delighted to teach both piano and voice to new students of all ages.
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