Meet the Artists
Easton Stuard received his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Jazz Piano from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters of Music in Jazz Pedagogy from the University of Northern Iowa. Easton is a seasoned performer who has appeared locally with the Afro Beatniks, Robby Overfield and the Breaks, and Hello Dollface. Most recently, Easton was the co-director of bands at St. Columba School and the co-owner of The Music School, Ltd. Easton has taught private lessons for many years, served as an Adjunct Instructor at Fort Lewis College since 2015, and formerly served as Music Director at iAM Music.
Clay Lowder has been involved with music his entire life, performing with myriad artists and musicians, teaching drums and percussion, working as a songwriter, session player, recording engineer, and band leader in California, New Mexico, and now Colorado. For many years he has combined his physical therapy skills with music to teach exercise classes using music and rhythm to school kids in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Clay performs regularly with the REC Trio with fellow Stillwater instructors Ryan
McCurry and Evan Suiter. He also performs with Robby Overfield & the Breaks and The Durango Funk Collective. He lives by his mantra: "never stop a good groove."
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