Savannah Musicians' Institute



Music Lessons for Multiple Instruments and Styles


7041 Hodgeson Memorial Drive

Savannah, GA 31406

(912) 692-8055

Meet our Teaching Professionals

(in no particular order)

Joe Flanders


Mr. Flanders holds a Bachelor Degree in Music Performance (Classical Guitar) from the University of California, Irvine. He studied Classical Guitar and Lute with John Schneiderman, teacher and world renowned performer (click below for more info). He instructs music reading, theory and general music, and works with all ages at every level.  Joe has played and taught guitar in and around Savannah, GA for over 20 years.


He is also currently a member of a small performing ensemble group called Bella Harmonie, in which he performs music from the 17th through 20th centuries with Flutist and Soprano Audrey Allgaier.

While classical guitar is his main discipline, he also teaches music lessons in blues, rock, and jazz guitar, 5 & 4 string banjo, mandolin, bass and ukulele. 

Audrey Allgaier 


Mrs. Allgaier received her Bachelor Degree in Music Education from Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA and is a member of the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) and Georgia Music Education Association (GMEA). She has experience teaching in the public school system, working with Choruses (ranging from elementary-adult) and working with all school Band Instruments (K-12).  She studied flute with Principal Flute Player Lorraine Jones in Savannah, and completed her Voice Studies with Dr. Robert Harris, Dr. Lucinda Schultz, and Dr. Scott Buchanan.


Audrey has been teaching music lessons and performing for over 20 years both as a soloist and as an ensemble performer (Flute and Soprano). She also plays piano for Salvation Army's Sunday Holiness Meetings, and is a regular Evensong Singer with St. John's Church in downtown Savannah. She is currently a member of a small ensemble group called Bella Harmonie, in which she performs music from the 17th through 20th centuries with Classical Guitarist Joe Flanders. 

She teaches Piano, Flute, Voice, Clarinet, Saxophone, Ear Training and Music Theory.

Click Picture for More Info on John Schneiderman   --->

Bella Harmony Music

Click Picture for more information and to hear clips from Bella Harmonie


Give the Gift of Music

Gift Certificates available

for multiple Music Lessons

 Call for details!

Jon Willis (inactive @ studio level) 


Mr. Willis has been performing locally for over 35 years and teaching music lessons for over 30 years. He loves learning and playing his craft, and shares what he learns with fellow music lovers and students.


          Jon studied bass guitar with world renowned bassist Beaver Felton, creator of the internationally published "Super Chops for Bass" instruction series.  Technique and theory are two of the most important aspects of his music teaching skills.  Some of his former students have gone on to graduate from the Atlanta Institute of Music, University of Miami and Berkley College of Music among others. Jon currently performes with various well known bands around Savannah and is well connected with the music scene. He has been voted amongst his peers as "the Best Bass Player on the River"

         Jon's main performing instrument is the bass guitar, but he also teaches the electric and acoustic guitar with emphasis aimed at soloing and composition.

You can check out his YouTube Page (Click the Button Below) to discover tips on technique, samples of his performances, product reviews and much more. 

As of September 2018, Jon has decided to take a break from teaching music but he is listed here as a founding member and former teacher with SMI. His videos below are very helpful!