The debut installment of these Master Classes will take place on August 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm at Musicians Pro Academy in Johnson AR featuring Ludwig Drum Artist and Nashville Pro drummer Billy Freeman.

Billy performs with Dustin Lynch currently and has also performed with countless other Major Label Country Artists such as Kacey Musgraves and Neal McCoy.

Billy has been a good friend for many years after I had subbed for Dustin Lynch. I want to help my hometown and do as much as I can to bring great quality instruction to the area and teach how professionals think about playing music in order to empower the musicians of NWA with resources that they wouldn’t normally have access.”

said MPA owner Shaun Bayles

Shaun Bayles is no stranger to the music business after leaving his hometown of Springdale AR to move to Nashville almost 20 years ago. He recently returned to NWA after performing as a published songwriter, music supervisor, producer and guitarist to Grammy Award winning artists such as Little Texas and Michelle Wright and American Idol’s Bucky Covington and many others in his Nashville tenure.

Through his personal network of friends and colleagues, he will be bringing professional musicians, songwriters, music business industry leaders and many others through his Musicians Pro Academy in Johnson AR to share their experiences, give real world advice and also demonstrate performance and studio techniques professional players rely on.

Registration can be done online at or call 479-935-3711.

Admission is free and space is limited so it’s best to reserve your spot early!