Dynamo Studios is composed of innovative music makers and creatives who are passionate about our community, education and music. We bring years of experience and expertise to you!
Kessler Cuffman // Executive Director // Instructor
Kessler is a graduate of Lee University with a degree in Secondary Education, Political Science & History. He is a full-time educator supporting local schools through Dynamo Studios and direct instruction. Currently, Kessler is using his professional experience in the music industry to promote growth in the greater Chattanooga area, specifically in the fields of innovation, tech based learning, and the arts. He has been involved with PEF as a successfully funded Teacherpreneur, the USC Annenberg Labs Innovation Think Tank as a Arts & Entertainment committee member, STEM School Chattanooga, Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts, various local foundations, and local arts-based innovation initiatives.
Tyler Orr // Instructor
Tyler is a producer/engineer with nearly 15 years of experience. As the founder and owner of First Street Studio in Cleveland, Tennessee (2003-2012), Tyler produced numerous rock bands of various genres, including As Cities Burn, Rookie of the Year, Cory Chisel, Brandon Lancaster, and Hundredth. Tyler is now a licensed professional counselor, but still records bands on the side and volunteers at Dynamo, teaching a weekly full band production program.
Elizabeth Orr // Student Intern // Instructor
Elizabeth has worked with Dynamo Studios since summer 2017 and has already lead many recording sessions with musicians two to three times her age. These acts include Behold the Brave, Rye Baby, Johnny Balik, Side Affect, and many more. Prior to her time with us she even made a guest appearance on As Cities Burn's highly anticipated record Hell or High Water. Be on the lookout for big things from Elizabeth as she continues her work in the studios world!
Jered Scott // Instructor
Jered is a photographer with 10 years work experience in the music industry. From album covers, to US tours, magazine shoots and in-studio coverage, he’s seen a bit of it all. Jered started shooting bands as a way to stay connected to the music scene. He wanted to give bands a way to connect more with their fans, and to give fans what he always loved growing up: rad photos to hang on their wall. Jered has had the chance to work with some great artists, companies and more, including Blink 182, Rise Against, Paramore, New Found Glory, MxPx, All Time Low, Donavon Frankenreiter, WB Records, Hopeless Records, Island Def Jam Records, Alternative Press Magazine, Glamour Kills and more. His hope is to bring what he’s learned as a photojournalist, a social media manager, a marketer, a merchandise creator and more to the students of Dynamo.
Andrew Meador // Instructor
Andrew Michael Meador is a producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. From being a studio musician on trumpet and upright bass to creating EDM/pop music, he has a diverse musical background and draws inspiration from an eclectic library of personal tastes. He is also a total science nerd and has a degree in Chemistry & Physics — which allows him to appreciate the technology/science-side of audio engineering.
Swayyvo // Instructor
Swayyvo is a muliti instrumentalist/producer from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Swayyvo started playing saxophone and producing music in 2003 at Tyner Academy where he graduated as drum major over the Pride Marching band. He has been on production teams for many artists inside and out of the city and is now developing artists for FLOCK LLC (based out of Chattanooga) as well as developing his own artistry. Swayyvo has been seen playing anywhere from stages at Bonnaroo & SXSW to the morning news. Swayyvo has also been covered in hip hop blogs such as DJ Booth, 2 dopeboyz, Elevator Mag, Thisis50 and more. Currently, Swayyvo is working for FLOCK artist development, serves as content director of Killinthastreetz brand and teaches for Dynamo Studios.
Jafet Mendez // Student Intern
Sheaun Moore // Student Intern
Trenton Romanini // Instructor
Luke Wild // Instuctor
Luke is a professional musician that currently resides in Cleveland, Tennessee. Currently, Luke is splitting time playing guitar for Free Chapel Worship, John and Joselyn Brockman, and Tyler Richardson and the Knights. In addition to being an actively gigging live player, Luke provides session guitar work that ranges from Gospel, Hip Hop, and Blues, to Jazz and Rock. Independent of Dynamo Studios, Luke has professionally recorded and produced over 30 songs for artists over the last two years.
Billy Camillo // Instructor
Billy is a professional drummer from Tampa, Florida. Following in his dad’s footsteps, he began playing the drums when he was 2 years old. Billy grew up heavily influenced by gospel and RnB music. His musical influences are in all styles of music from the early greats, to up-and-coming new artists. Billy began to play for his home church, Grace Family Church, when he was only 12 years old. As their church grew to 5 campuses, he became an indispensable member of their worship department. Just out of high school, Billy’s name grew throughout the city, and local acts began booking him not only in the Tampa Bay area, but all over Florida as well. Billy has experience playing all genres of music and specializes in gospel, RnB and jazz/fusion. Billy now resides in Cleveland, Tennessee and plays regularly for Free Chapel.
Preston Holland // Instructor
Preston hails from St. Petersburg, Florida and moved to Tennessee in 2012 to attend Lee University. His background is primarily in music and live sound production, but he is also an accomplished audio engineer within the studio realm. He has been a Front of House (FOH) engineer for Lee University and Rock Point Church, as well as doing freelance audio engineering in the greater Chattanooga area with various venues, artists and studios. Preston is currently the Production Director at Rock Point Church and live sound instructor for Dynamo Studios.
Jordan Little // Instructor
Jordan Little is a soon-to-be graduate of Lee University with a degree in Studio Production. Guitar and Viola are his main instruments. His musical skills for guitar range in the areas of ambient, worship, fusion or metal/hardcore styles. Jordan has been very active in the Chattanooga music scene over the past few years, whether it be performing, filming, recording or live events production. Jordan loves producing hiphop, r&b, and trap music, so he is excited to be a part of the beat building and hip-hop programs.