Music has always been in Chelsea's life and started when she was a baby while listening to her mother play piano and sing lullabies. Her love of music took off once she was enrolled in piano lessons at age five and voice lessons in high school. She loved performing at local and state competitions and providing accompaniment for her choir group and friends. Once she went to college at Kansas State University, she decided to continue her love of music by playing for local churches in praise and worship bands.
Once she graduated from KSU, Chelsea began her music journey as the Praise and Worship Coordinator for Immanuel Faith Community Church in Belvue, KS. She loved singing and providing music for her church community. After a few years, she decided to move with her family and currently plays in the Praise and Worship Band at Crosspoint Community Church in Wamego, KS. It was at this church when she met an amazing mentor and musical friend, Heather Miller (former owner of Studio Ambit), and started teaching private piano and voice lessons at Studio Ambit. Studio Ambit was founded in 2017 and offers a bright future for children and families through Kindermusik classes and piano and voice instruction.
Chelsea and her husband Chris have been married since 2007 and have a son and daughter who love to have karaoke contests at home. Chelsea and her family also enjoy weekends at the lake, watching movies and riding ATVs in the beautiful Flint Hills.
Samantha Williams is a senior at K State studying voice. She loves to perform and has been in many productions at K State, including Mozart's The Magic Flute and Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, in which she played the lead role of Mabel. She has had many opportunities in singing which have taken her all over the globe, such as Austria where she attended the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) opera academy. She is also in the jazz/ funk group In Flow with her boyfriend and fellow Ambit instructor, Colton Jones. After K State, she plans to go to graduate school to further pursue her career.
Colton Jones is 24 years old and has been playing guitar for 14 years and teaching privately for 8. He has college level playing and teaching experience on piano, as well. Colton have been gigging regularly for over twelve years, in a number of rock, country, blues, and jazz bands. Currently, He is a bandleader for the local Manhattan group, In Flow, where he composes, arranges, lead rehearsals, and books gigs. He is a dedicated teacher, performer, and composer, and regularly write pieces for his students to play and perform. After graduation, he plans on moving to go to grad school to pursue his master's degree in jazz studies with his girlfriend, fellow Studio Ambit instructor, Samantha Williams.
Fridays − 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Blaine Hupe is a 2019 Wamego High School graduate and teaches Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele. He has been playing guitar for 7 years and teaching for 2 years. He has been involved in music all his life. In the high school marching band, he was the Drum Major, and was also a member of the Pep Band, Concert Band, and Jazz Band. Blaine was the selected Guitarist for NCKMEA Jazz Band his sophomore through senior year. Blaine enjoys performing in independently organized bands and groups. In the fall, Blaine will be attending Kansas State University.
I began taking piano lessons when I was six years old and finally stopped taking them when I graduated from college. I was fortunate enough to have a nationally recognized piano teacher throughout high school which gave me the opportunity to participate in the National Federation of Music Clubs Piano Solo Festival and the Multiple Piano Concert in Kansas City for several years. I have years of experience accompanying vocalists of all ages and skill levels. I was a pianist/vocalist for the praise and worship band at my church in Kansas City for five years before I met the love of my life and transplanted to the Wamego area. I have been the Worship Coordinator at Immanuel Faith Community Church, Wells Creek for a number of years. I am also one of the pianists and vocalists for the church.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Church Music with an emphasis in voice and piano from William Jewell College in Liberty, MO. I’m excited to start my musical journey with Studio Ambit and share my love of music with you!