Charlie Anderson went on to Vanderbilt University to study trumpet and music education. He graduated with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree and has since maintained a career as a performer and songwriter while teaching music in the public schools. He has taught band, choir, guitar, and music appreciation to middle and high school students. After years of writing songs and studying, teaching, and performing music, Charlie joined Paul and began writing and recording for Good Gang Music Factory’s first album. Among others, Charlie credits his many inspirational music teachers with motivating him to excel in music as a teacher, composer, and a performer, and he hopes to have the same effect on others. Charlie’s beautiful daughter, Ellie, was the inspiration for the song of the same name on Good Gang Music Factory’s Animal Friends.
Paul Epp is a professional musician and teacher who has also spent a lot of his life working with kids. He decided relatively early on that one of his goals in life would be to help kids. He worked for several years with kids of all different ages at schools, camps and in private music lessons while maintaining a busy schedule as a professional composer, arranger, and instrumentalist. He has played trumpet on tour with artists such as the Dynamites and INO Records recording artist Mike Farris, and he works as a freelance performer and arranger in Nashville. His compositions and arrangements have been played and recorded by various groups at the professional and university levels, by groups such as the Nashville Jazz Orchestra and the CCM Philharmonia Orchestra. In an effort to encourage aspiring musicians and to help create musical audiences for future years, Paul also keeps a busy teaching schedule with students of all different ages. He holds degrees in music from Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music and the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. To learn more about Paul’s other musical endeavors, please visit his personal website at:
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