Atlanta, GA, November 18, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Peggy Still School of Music today announced that school founder Peggy Still Johnson has reached an agreement with local businessman Brian Johnson (no relation) to become a majority partner in owning and managing the School. Mr. Johnson has been serving as President of the school since joining it in mid-August of 2011.
“Like me, Brian deeply believes that our school has the potential (and maybe even the responsibility) to enrich lives and make our communities better places to live and grow in,” said Mrs.Still-Johnson. “He is extremely excited to dig in with me, our teachers and, most of all, our students and their families to help our School continue to grow and prosper into the future.”
"I am delighted to have the chance to work with Peggy and the students, parents and teachers of the School," said Mr. Johnson. "We want to continue to build on the excellent foundation of success they have established over the years, while also bringing in some common sense but innovative business and customer service practices to the School." He adds, "Music is one of those fundamental life forces that make a community unique and strong. We are thrilled to have the chance to bring the many joys and benefits of music to our local communities across the metro Atlanta area."
Mr. Johnson has over 17 years of professional business management experience in a variety of disciplines including executive management, operations, software development and design, mergers and acquisitions and marketing. He holds a BA in English Writing with and Emphasis in Business from Florida State University, and a MS in Business Administration from Boston University. He lives in Milton, GA with his wife of over 20 years, Kathy. Their sons, Jack, 11, and Luke, 8 attend Birmingham Falls Elementary School in Milton, GA.
Founded in 1988, The Peggy Still School of Music has grown to over 500 students and 40 teachers serving metro Atlanta from three locations in Atlanta, Woodstock and Alpharetta. Some of the finest musicians in the Southeastern US have taken and taught lessons at the School, going on to perform on Broadway, enroll in university music programs, become professional touring musicians or serious music hobbyists. The School's motto is: all instruments, all styles, all genres and all ages!