Stacey Houghton has been a professional musician in the Atlanta area since 1992, and he continues to maintain a successful private teaching studio of woodwind instrumentalists and jazz studies students. He has served many music schools, academies, and music stores with private instruction, including Ken Stanton Music (Marietta), the Georgia Academy of Music (Buckhead), the Threlkeld Academy of Music & Arts (Fayetteville), and as a faculty member at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College in Clarkston. He has been an adjunct instructor at Clayton State University since 1997, where he maintains the jazz studies program, directs the Clayton Community Big Band and CSU Jazz Combo, and teaches individual students on classical clarinet and saxophone. As a performer, he frequently serves in bands of all genres and in orchestras for musicals, as well as leading his own ensembles for social events and concert performances. His compositions and arrangements are often heard in his own university ensembles as well as by other local bands.
Mr. Houghton continues to maintain an active studio of private students on flute, recorder, clarinet, saxophone, and jazz studies. He offers instruction to students of all ages, from elementary school students to adults, on all levels, from beginning students to advanced professionals. He frequently prepares advanced students for auditions to university music programs, the Georgia All-State Bands, and the All-State Jazz Ensemble. He continues to serve in similar roles as a regular teacher for the Clayton State University Music Preparatory School, instructing students of all ages on clarinet and saxophone, as well as students of any instrument on jazz style and improvisation.