Brad Lutton

Brad is the Store Manager at Knapton Musik Knotes, and he thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to pass along his love of music to people of all ages. 

Brad has worked in the music industry since the mid 90’s.  He teaches guitar, bass, ukulele and banjo—he also enjoys playing drums and piano.    He’s the guitarist/back-up vocalist/dancer in the Local Band 2211.  When he’s not playing or teaching music, Brad enjoys all different types of sports.  GO PACK GO!

In his younger years, Brad had long curly locks, but now….he does not.

Ed Schultz

Ed has played guitar off and on for over 40 years.  He is a guitarist and the lead vocalist in the local band "Curb Appeal" which was started from a Knapton Musik Knotes Rock Camp.  He also plays in his church's Praise Band.

Ed has over 32 guitars, and he is still "shopping" every time new models arrive.  In addition to collecting those, he also really likes shoes, owning around 100 pairs!  

Ed also has a weakness for Mentos, and we can bribe him to do just about any chore around the store for them!

Another fun fact:  Ed appears dancing in a Duran Duran video "The Reflex" at 1:29-1:33.  The next time you see him, ask him for his autograph!

 

Robin Westby Houghes

Robin teaches guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, piano, trumpet, and drums at Knapton Musik Knotes

Robin began playing the guitar at age 15 when she started taking lessons at Knapton.  She fine-tuned her performance skills with Rock County 4H, Show Choir, and Heat Wave. 

Robin plays lead guitar and sings in the local band Curb Appeal, which originated as a Knapton Rock Camp band.  

When she's not teaching or playing music, Robin stays busy with modeling and participating in Cosplay.  

Robin's favorite food is artichoke and her greatest regret in life so far is that she never learned how to whistle!

Travis Vandiver

Travis is our in-house repair technician, and he sometimes steps in as a substitute teacher for lessons.  He started playing guitar when he was 12 years old, and he remembers liking to tinker and repair things ever since an early age.  His dad worked in the aviation field, so he grew up loving the challenge of problem-solving.  

Travis actively plays in a local band, Dusty Bottoms, and he has two girls ages 11 and 16.  He loves riding his Suzuki motorcyle, enjoys working out, and is shamelessly addicted to sugar and caffeine!

 

Karl Sorenson

 

Karl was Brad Lutton's very first guitar teacher!  Since October of 1985, Karl has given over 50,000 lessons!  He teaches guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, banjo, and drums.

When Karl was young, his interest in music was sparked by his father whose country band practiced every week in the home.  Sharing this love of music with students is Karl's favorite part about teaching.  

Karl has played in countless bands over the years!  Back in the mid-90's, he even spent three years writing the World's Greatest Chord Book, just for his own personal use!