Krystle Baller

Krystle is the owner of Pachyderm and teaches guitar, bass, voice, and songwriting. She also facilitates the Lady Rockstars classes and all the camps and workshops.  Krystle lives up to her name by constantly pushing herself to achieve and develop.  She's been playing music for over 20 years and has a kind heart and encouraging spirit.  She loves working with people of all ages and inspires people to grow in whatever they are looking to get better at.  If you call, email or show up.  She'll usually be the one to warmly greet you!

Mona Lisa

Mona Clark-Washington AKA Mona Lisa Musiq teaches keys, voice, woodwinds and brass! She plays music around Charlotte and has been performing and teaching for many years. Her musical knowledge is diverse, eclectic, playful, and FUN! Mona is an engaging teacher for all ages, and a joy to be around. Come to her for creative learning or by the book piano playing!


Celeste King

Celeste teaches Voice, Ukulele, Guitar and Keys.  She is knowledgable and warm so a great teacher for anyone dealing with self-esteem issues around their playing or just looking to fine tune their craft.  Celeste regularly works with children (with a focus on kids with special needs) through CMS.  She has a strong musical background and loves playing with her metal band when she's not teaching!

Olivia Conti

Olivia is Pachyderm's awesome and brilliant piano teacher.  She's been playing piano for over 15 years and loves seeing her students shine!  One of many of her special talents is an ability to coax students out of their shell and get them to play with confidence.  She's a fun teacher with a big heart and an encouraging smile.  

Marissa Barrett

Marissa teaches keys and is incredible with little ones.  She brings play and joy to every lesson.  She has been playing keys since she was little herself and loves incorporating songwriting into her teaching.  She blends a healthy mix of creativity in with learning all the go-to piano techniques.

Rachel Bettendorf

Rachel is a patient, welcoming educator who instills confidence from the first session. She's a virtuoso musician and instructor. Rachel graduated from Catawba College's Music Program in 2021. Rachel is a natural mentor and instructor with a kind heart! She spearheaded our re-vamped Scholarship Program as soon as she joined our staff. We are so happy to have her on the team!


Alex Reyes

Jane of all trades, Alex can play any instrument she touches. She's been on a musical learning path for many years and will rock your socks off on the drums! Alex is a gentle teacher and a natural at breaking down rhythms and parts of a song. Super cool and super talented, we love having Alex as part of the PML family!

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Delana Turner

Delana teaches guitar, uke and songwriting!  Delana has been playing music for 15+ years and loves sharing her love of music with her students.  Friendly, fabulous and focused she digs teaching and is a natural with newbies.  This guitar goddess is also a jack-of-all-trades and helps out with admin stuff like booking, marketing and more.   We love having Delana on our team!