About Us

Founded by three music industry professionals, The Touring Academy was created to be the answer to the question all roadies get plagued with on tour… "How did you get started?"

Touring professionals have many different answers to this question. Our hope is to not only equip you with the knowledge to be successful on the road but also give you the opportunities to take what you have learned and apply it in real road life experience.

Our first course, Touring 101, is foundational training to get people started on the road. We have more great things planned and look forward to sharing these plans with you soon!

Thanks for checking us out!

- The Touring Academy Team

Danny Zacharias, Katie Haskell, & Jayme Braun

Danny Zacharias has spent the past 20+ years in the live production industry focusing on lighting design, production management, consulting, and training. He has toured across the USA and internationally with artists like Scotty McCreery, Cece Winans, Matthew West, and many more.

Katie Haskell has been touring and doing live events and festivals for over a decade. Falling into it by happenstance she has had the privilege of tour managing, running artist relations for festivals, and site coordinating large events all over the country. Working with artists like Luke Bryan, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jason Isbell, and Toby Mac and at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Hangout Fest, Pemberton Music Festival, and KAABOO.

Jayme Braun has been on the road for over 20 years mixing Front of House and Production Managing for artists, festivals, corporate events and churches. Touring with artists like Scotty McCreery, Switchfoot, Collective Soul, JoJo, Israel and New Breed and Bryan White to name just a few. In addition to touring he has been training technical staffs for churches, colleges and theaters for the past 10 years.


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