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Meet our Musical Team!

Dylan Terry

Owner/General Manager​

Hailing from Eastern Kentucky, Dylan is our advanced instructor for instrumentation and Head Sound Engineer. He specializes in Drums, Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Music Theory, Production, DJing, and Sound Engineering. Dylan plays various instruments in multiple bands such as The Gyth Rigdon Band, The Neli Dixon Band, as well as the United States Army Band where he is a 9 year veteran. He also endorses TRX Cymbals, where he is in the Rising Star Artist program.

Neli Terry

Co-Owner/Assistant Manager​

Neli Terry is a world renowned singer songwriter from Houston TX! She has spent many years perfecting her talents and skills and Studied at Berklee college of Music. She's performed with Dave Baker, Dylan Terry, Leland Grant, and Gyth Rigdon, just to name a few. 

Here at the Front Porch she instructs Voice, piano, ukulele, songwriting, and theory and is very excited to share the musical world with you!

Elisabeth Falgout

String Instruction

Elisabeth is a current Strings Education Major at McNeese State University. She has been playing piano, violin, and cello since childhood and in her college career began performing on viola, double bass, harp, and organ. Elisabeth's passion for music education is what makes her the wonderful educator she is today. 

Brady Simon

brass instructor

Brady Simon is a Senior Music Education major with concentration on trumpet at McNeese State University from Houma Louisiana, He is has been playing trumpet since childhood and has been able to learn and play the following instruments in college : trombonne, tuba, French horn, any variation of trumpets (Bb, C ,Eb, Picolo, cornet), clarniet,  flute, and Piano. Brady is very passionate about music of any sorts and has a love of music and education.

Todd Ruiz

Guitar instructor

Todd Ruiz is a former US Army Soldier and has been playing Guitar for over 17 years. Todd also studied at The Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, California, where musicians such as Paul Gilbert, Synyster Gates, and Steve Vai are Notable Alumni. Todd has played in multiple bands all across the state and is ready to start sharing his love for music with you!

Front Porch Pick'n LLC

107 N Pine St.

Deridder, LA 70634

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