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Richard Lane     Guitar/Vocals

                                                        Before joining Teacher’s Pet in 1987, Richard set himself apart as one of the top R&B and rock performers in the Middle-Tennessee region. He was not only lead singer and guitarist in prominent bands such as Contraband, Park Street Band, and Jones, but also starred in the 1950s musical show at Opryland, USA. Richard’s performance credits include recording sessions for a number of artists

Gary McKinney    Bass/Vocals 

Growing up in a musical family, Gary has always had a great love for all kinds of music. At an early age he began study with a member of the Atlanta Symphony. In high school he became the youngest member of a 10-piece horn band that performed with Rare Earth in concert. Gary earned a B.S. in Music Ed., pursued a music teaching career, then performed professionally across the southeast.














Rich Ripani      Keyboards/Vocals 


Rich has played on two gold and one platinum CDs. As a touring pro and recording musician, he has performed with (among others) Ronnie Milsap, Lee Greenwood, Brother Phelps, the Kentucky Headhunters, Ronnie McDowell, as well as on numerous national TV shows. In addition to having studied music in college, “Dr. Rich” has been a life-long student of rhythm & blues. Rich is currently the director of the jazz program at Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN.


     Alan Stoker      Drums/Vocals

A native Nashvillian, Alan has been around music all his life. His father, a member of the world famous vocal group the Jordanaires, performed numerous styles of music, and Alan absorbed them all. He was a music major in college and has been playing and singing professionally for over 30 years. Alan is now the audio restoration engineer and film and video archivist for the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.





Teacher’s Pet horns and percussion 

Teacher's Pet horn players and percussionist add a tremendous excitement to the live show. These musicians are some of the finest artists in Nashville and have performed live and in the studio with a multitude of national-level artists and organizations such as the Temptations, the Four Tops, the Spinners, the O' Jays, Wayne Newton, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the Nashville Symphony, the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, Larry Carlton, Bob Hope, and many others.  In addition, these musicians have performed on innumerable national TV shows.