Peter Bishop is an artist with industry experience spanning more than 30 years in record production, touring, songwriting, music, film, video, graphic and motion animation, artist representation, live production, and event production. Peter has been mentoring artists for 25 years. Artists he has mentored have gone on to be award-winning songwriters, independent filmmakers, and touring musicians. Peter has played on, written on, or produced well over 500 albums. In 1995 he won independent songwriter of the year. Peter has built and owned three commercial recording studios.
Eric is a musician, songwriter, composer as well as a music business entrepreneur. Eric started his journey by forming a band back in 1996 and since then he has released 6 albums, toured nationally and internationally, and co-founded Go-DIY in an effort to help the independent musician.
Practicing musician for over 50 years
Recorded multiple CDs of original music
Retired Executive of an international manufacturing company
I have served on many non-profit boards in Lenawee county
I have done a number of Real Estate development projects in Florida and Michigan
Director of Charitable Family Foundation
Chairman of Adrian College Board of Trustees
Chairman of Lenawee County Education Foundation.
Member of Lenawee Now Board of directors
Married 44 years
Ben has been an art teacher at Hudson schools in Michigan for over 20 years. A teacher and prolific artist Ben has worked as a freelancer designer with multiple organizations. Ben also teaches as an adjunct professor of design at Jackson College and Adrian College.
Ryan is an accomplished songwriter, producer and music entrepreneur. As lead songwriter for the group Trenchtown. Ryan has written and recorded over 100 songs some of which have been placed with national ad agencies as well as a few tracks placed with 2K sports MLB2K11 video game. Ryan is also a CPA and handles all accounts for Go-DIY, as well as lead creative director and occasional in house composer.
Rich has been a working musician and businessman for more than three decades. A studio owner and working live sound engineer Rich brings real world experience to our mentoring programs.
Jake Rye is a Michigan-based producer and mixing engineer with over 16 years of experience in indie/alt-rock genres. Since 2006 Jake has produced and or mixed over 2000 songs with both indie and label artists alike garnering respect as a person who not only delivers the highest level of complimentary work but also the highest level of care for the process and the people involved.
Logan Witte is a Producer, Engineer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Singer-Songwriter, living and working out of Adrian, MI. Trained under Pete Bishop and further at Blackbird Studio, in Nashville Tennessee, before spending 5 years as the drummer in midwest touring pop band, 10 Talents, Logan now spends his time writing, recording, and producing music for various different artists and projects. Working with full bands, or playing every instrument as a one-man-band for solo artists, Logan has the ability to do practically anything he puts his mind to.
Jason is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, audio engineer, cinematographer, and owner of New Sound Studio.
Jason has logged thousands of hours recording and mixing in the studio, but also enjoys running live sound, leading worship, and performing on stage/touring.
Annette has a Master's degree in Finance and has worked in the finance and accounting fields for over 25 years, but most importantly she is a wife and a mother. Annette has volunteered her services at a number of non-profit organizations over the years including many music programs. Although she is not a musician herself, music and APG have had a significant impact on her family over the years. Both her children are musicians and have been active in performing in a number of bands over the years. Annette is excited to contribute to APG, its officers, and mentors to see the program continue and help more individuals and families as it has hers.
Mikel is the manager of multiple artists, writers and producers. having left a 20+ year history working in finance due to a mild midlife crisis, he is fortunate to be able to bring different perspectives to his clients in the music industry. he is also the founder of a record label and has been blessed to work with world-class talent in multiple capacities. balancing great relationships with the reality that "it isn’t music friends - it’s music business” is a tightrope he loves walking. never accepting "that’s just the way it’s done" as an answer, he has been fortunate to help break new talent and received his first gold record assisting established artists grow their careers. oscillating between a ‘5’ and an ‘8-hole’, he firmly believes the enneagram is a scam. his top five gallup strengths, however, are competition, maximizer, strategic, command and deliberative. so there’s that…