Phil Rogers- President
Head of the Drum and Percussion department is a Songwriter/Performer/Producer and our head studio drummer and percussionist at Air Digital Recording Studios. Shawns expertise in studio drumming takes studio drumming to another level. Shawns long hours of practice and performance experience make him untouchable in studio drumming. He has won the highest honor at the Mid America Music Association contest. His performance earned him the top virtuoso set drummer over 11 states. He also instructs studio drumming to his students. Shawn performed with Sticks of Thunder and throughout the United States. He instructs and writes music for marching bands throughout the mid-west as well as developing a drum set series teaching students precision set playing. Shawn is instructing class drum set and percussion music lessons in Air Digital's school of music---the Rogers Foundation of Music.
Connie Whitlock-Vocal and Piano Instructor
Connie Whitlock is the Music Director for Blue Ridge Baptist Church in Independence MO, a recording and performing artist, president of King Cat Christian Music, an organization that helps Christian musicians, and plays the piano, is a vocalist, a songwriter, and is savvy at knowing how to use the stage. This vibrant energetic musician and instructor has been playing piano since she was three years old. Connie has been musically educated through private instruction, a college experience, and has spent the last three years under the tutelage of Phil Rogers. She offers instruction in piano, vocal, and stage performance.
Connie has played live with David Ruis, Kevin Prosch, Carl Tuttle, Eddie Espinosa, and many other artists. She has played Vineyard conferences in California and in the Kansas City area and has built multiple worship teams and bands across the KC metro area. This musician is also a songwriter and teaches songwriting clinics for KCCM. This recording artist has also been in many different bands like Airborne, Grandeur, Lapistone, and now is a part of a new group in Kansas City called Chickn' and Dumpn's, and a Side of Biscuit. This band play some cover tunes along with some original co-written songs by the band. This multi-talented musician has been teaching music over the years and started Musicians By Design Music School. This school has now merged with RFM in the quest to link arms with RFM and helps its mission in bringing solid instruction to a talented student base.