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Known for making noise on most fretted instruments, but better known for playing guitar and singing in The Chapmans. John is an owner and he is the fearless sales team leader. John’s love for Chiefs football and smoking meats is rivaled only by his love for Star Wars, which he watches at least once a month with his kids.

Gear: Eastman AR910, Santa Cruz Tony Rice Model, & Luke Skywalker Coffee Mug
Favorite Album: Alison Krauss - Forget About It
Current Jams: Tony Rice - Cold On The Shoulder


An owner, the man writing the schedule, and our company Mandolorian. Jeremy plays Mandolin as the middle child in The Chapmans, but has performed with Izabel Crane and Casey and the Atta Boys throughout the years. Jeremy fancies his glass of scotch and his Punch Brothers. If he is hankering some sushi you can find him at Kai in downtown Springfield. When asked who his favorite Chapman is, he said “My Mom”. Alexa play Mom and Dad’s Waltz by The Chapmans.

Gear: Eastman MDA815-CLABank Deposit Bags
Favorite Song: Alison Krauss - Forget About It
Current Jams: Sarah Jarosz - World On The Ground


The enigmatic, youngest Chapman brother. You can find him slapping an upright bass in the family band or locked away in the editing cave pushing sweet juicy content to our Youtube channel. In either case he completes all tasks in style with a belly full of Amigos.

Gears: Epiphone Upright BassSony a7iii
Favorite Album: Alison Krauss & Union Station - So Long So Wrong
Current Jams: Buck Owens - Live At the White House


The Mullet boy wonder of The Acoustic Shoppe staff, Trent is often locked away in the video editing cave but when we allow his freedom he can sell a customer a guitar or two. Jokes aside, Trent knows his guitar pickins from his own music project but has been known to play trombone, euphonium, mandolin, and banjo. His favorite Springfield restaurant is Mexican Villa.

Gear: Preston-Thompson D-EIAAdobe Premiere Pro
Favorite Album: Brad Paisley - Who Needs Pictures
Current Jams: Matthew West - Brand New


A man of few words, here are a few words. Hudson can repair guitars and repair our hearts with his solo music, Hudson started working at The Acoustic Shoppe in October 2019. He can’t decide who his favorite Chapman is because they are all so great, but he can decide that Druff’s is his favorite Springfield restaurant. He eats fingerstyle and plays fingerstyle and gives guitar and ukulele lessons with our lesson department.

Gear: Cordoba Fusion Orchestra CE CD CrossoverString Winder/Clipper
Favorite Album: Gungor - Ghosts Upon The Earth
Current Jams: Buck Meek - Two Saviors

 Academy Director

Wise beyond her years, Regan is highly educated with a Bachelors of Music in Instrumental Performance with an emphasis on music history from MSU. Afterwards, she went to Colorado State to get her Masters of Music in Instrumental Performance with a Violin and Viola pedagogy emphasis. She has now ventured her way back so Springfield to be our leader in education here at the shoppe as well as an instructor at MSU. She has also previously played in various symphonies around the U.S. and is currently in the Springfield Symphony & chamber ensembles in the area. 

 Gear: Eastman 2013 305 Viola redesigned by Valery Parfenov & My Music Staff
Favorite Album: Jim Croce - You Don’t Mess Around With Jim
Current Jams: The Last of Us Part II Soundtrack


Our resident banjo aficionado, Alex has worked on and off at The Acoustic Shoppe for a year and a half. He plays in local favorite, Southern Raised and also teaches with our lesson department. Alex is versed in bass, guitar, and dobro. Once upon a time, Grad School was Alex’s favorite Springfield restaurant but these days you can spot him at the Grad School successor, JOB Public House.

Gear: 1970’s Alvarez Denver BellePaper Mate Flair Felt Tip
Favorite Album: Alison Krauss & Union Station - So Long So Wrong
Current Jams: Ricky Skaggs - Country Hits Bluegrass Style


Speedy fingers extraordinaire, Hinkley is a video and photo shining star who solves Rubik's cubes competitively. You can often spot Hinkley in downtown Springfield taking street photography or capturing the beauty of the Ozark's on various trails. She is the pre production planner behind all of the Chapman's video ideas. Hinkley's favorite restaurant is Cashew Station.

Gear: Sony a7riii with Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 & GAN 11 M Pro 3x3 Magnetic Speedcube
Favorite Album: Mac Miller - Swimming
Current Jams:  Still Woozy - Kenny

  • 417-720-1223
  • 1913 E Seminole St.
    Springfield, MO 65804
  • Mon - Sat: 10:00a - 6p
  • Monday - Saturday
  • 10:00am - 6:00 pm
  • Closed Sundays

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