Vitali Tkachenka

Vitali Tkachenka

DIRECTOR OF E-LEARNING/GUITAR INSTRUCTOR

Vitali Tkachenka is the Director of E-Learning and an Instructor for Atlanta Institute of Music and Media. He is responsible for teaching scales, reading, music theory, and creating online music courses. Vitali is the author of ‘Modern Scales Concepts’, ‘Diatonic Modes Concepts’, ‘Killer Technique: Guitar’, and ‘Technique Workout for the Modern Guitarist’. He has played guitar on releases from T.S. Band, Nota Bene, Da Cynosure, Marina Morozova, Snooze Band, Nancy Gerber, TY Steele Band, and Adam Nitti. He also has several solo releases including ‘Fly Away’, ‘Sides’, and ‘Sometime Tomorrow’. He is endorsed by One-Control, Atomic Amplifiers, Dean Markley, Carvin Audio, WGS Speakers, Godin Guitars, Radial Engineering, Kiesel Guitars, Eastman Guitars, and Diago Pedalboards. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from A.M.Shirokov Institute of Modern Knowledge and a Certificate from Atlanta Institute of Music and Media in Guitar. He is also an AVID certified operator in Pro Tools for music production. As a native of Belarus, Vitali was featured on a national radio broadcast of The Renaissance of Guitar. After moving to the United States to study guitar at AIMM, Vitali draws from inspiration from musicians such as Nite Driscoll, Randy Hoexter, Steve Rieck, Bill Hart, Rob Schumann, Trey Wright, Carl Culpepper, David Poole, Corey Christiansen and Jimmy Herring.

Other Members

Zak Waddle

Zak Waddle

Instructional Designer
Ellen Chase

Ellen Chase

Registrar
Diane Searcy

Diane Searcy

Bursar and Financial Administrator
Chris Fragale

Chris Fragale

Director of Career Services and Outreach
Susan Shewbridge

Susan Shewbridge

Vocal Instructor
Dre Johnson

Dre Johnson

Vocal Instructor
A. Monique Osorio

A. Monique Osorio

Vocal Instructor
Tyler Hepner

Tyler Hepner

Music Production Instructor
Taylor Cinnamon

Taylor Cinnamon

Technical and Facility Supervisor
Scott Kieklak

Scott Kieklak

Dean of Student Services
Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams

Director of Technical Services
Kevin Rigney

Kevin Rigney

Music Production and Audio for Media Instructor
Kenneth Johnathan

Kenneth Johnathan

Technical Assistant
Keith O’Neill

Keith O’Neill

Senior Instructional Designer/Instructor
James Singer

James Singer

Audio for Media Instructor
Damon Fonooni

Damon Fonooni

Director of Music Production and Audio for Media
Benjamin Greener

Benjamin Greener

Music Production Instructor
Beau Vaughn

Beau Vaughn

Technical Assistant
Steve Rieck

Steve Rieck

Director of Instrument Performance Certification
Michael Milsap

Michael Milsap

Keyboard/Music Theory Instructor
Nite Driscoll

Nite Driscoll

President
Joshua Grau

Joshua Grau

Vice President
Dr. David Mitchell

Dr. David Mitchell

Director of Education
Cameron Allen

Cameron Allen

Guitar Instructor
Ben Weatherford

Ben Weatherford

Guitar Instructor
Steven Yelich

Steven Yelich

Keyboard/Gen Ed Instructor
Matt Hayes

Matt Hayes

Music Production/Gen Ed Instructor
Lauren Highsmith

Lauren Highsmith

Gen Ed Instructor
Eric Sanders

Eric Sanders

Drum Instructor
Eric Dansie

Eric Dansie

Drum Instructor
Creig Harber

Creig Harber

Director of Drum Department
Gary Wilkins

Gary Wilkins

Bass Instructor
Anthony East

Anthony East

Bass Instructor