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All of our teachers are expert-trained, intuitive instructors of piano and guitar, who stand ready to help you or your child achieve the musical progress needed to make music a life-long companion.
The study of a musical instrument has been linked to:
Higher scores on tests measuring spatial reasoning
Higher SAT test scores
Increased sense of accomplishment
Increased levels of concentration
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David Lane is active in the Piedmont Triad as a composer/arranger, pianist, conductor, and teacher. He teaches private instruction in piano, song writing, composition and theory. As a pianist, he gives many solo performances each year, and has appeared in the past with the Salem Community Orchestra as soloist for Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 and Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Garden of Spain. In the past 8 years, he has music directed many community and school theatre productions including The Little Mermaid, White Christmas, Les Miserábles, Beauty and the Beast, Gypsy, Oklahoma!, The Wizard of Oz and dozens more. He has worked on several short films as a composer including one in progress being filmed in Atlanta. He is the arranger for The Collins Boy a new musical in progress, which recently had a reading in New York. For the past 3 years, he has been director of the WFU Baptist Medical Center Holiday Chorale. He has been music director for Pfafftown Baptist Church since Oct. 2001.
Susan has been teaching since 1990. She teaches sacred and classical repertoire. Susan studied with Dr. Joan Winner for 10 years and has been a church pianist since 1980. Susan is an experienced accompanist of congregation, adult and youth choirs, and special groups. She sings and plays locally with family group and has studied with Joel Boswell and Linda Baity. She completed shaped-note studies in vocal and instrumental music with Helen Church in 1991 and attended Piedmont Baptist College for elementary, secondary music education and theory classes. She also studied voice with Mr. Gordon Smith for 10 years and received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Ashwood University.
David Holter holds a BA cum laude in Music Composition from Middlebury College and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Salem College. He has studied piano with Dr. Barbara Lister-Sink at Salem College, with Keiko Sekino and Paul Tardif at East Carolina University, and with Jane Rose. In 2010, while suffering from a playing-related injury, he attended Dr. Lister-Sink’s Intensive Training Workshop in Injury-Preventive Keyboard Technique at Salem College, where he learned the principles of well-coordinated piano playing. In 2013, he completed the Certificate Program in Injury-Preventive Piano Technique at Salem College. He currently serves as pianist for the Winston-Salem Friends Meeting Church.
Lachelle has been teaching piano since 2004. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance from Piedmont Baptist College and studied piano with Dr. Joan Winner for 8 years. Lachelle has Traveled East Coast, England, and Scotland with performing groups and also has studied voice with Mr. Gordon Smith and Mrs. Tacy Fleury. Lachelle also holds a Business Management Diploma from Stratford Career Institute.
Celeste has a passion for helping others enjoy music by playing the piano with exciting musically and scientifically-informed technique. She works to develop in each student both the joy of being an artist and the discipline of developing a skill. As a student, she won numerous competitions, including the Anderson Concerto Auditions, and performed with the Hutchinson Symphony Orchestra. After giving up piano because of a playing-related injury, she completed a masters’ degree in Biblical Languages and worked outside of the music industry for several years. After an intensive period of technical and musical retraining with Dr. Barbara Lister-Sink, Celeste returned to an active schedule of playing and teaching. She holds a Certificate in Injury-Preventative Keyboard Technique and is a candidate for the masters’ degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at Salem College. Her teachers include Dr. Barbara Lister-Sink, Dr. Dan Masterson, Sylvia Wolcott, Donna Reimer, and Eldora Franklin. Playing the piano continues to challenge and grow her both as an artist and as a human being, and she works to help each of her students experience that same joy and growth.
Zach Smith is an up and coming guitarist out of Wallburg, North Carolina. Zach has studied under the instruction of Winston-Salem Composer and Director Bruce Tippette as well as Professional guitarist and instructor Daniel Seriff. With years of experience performing in the company of groups such as Brandon Snow and friends, The Sam Craven Band and Twisted River Junction, Mr. Smith will show any beginner and intermediate guitarist the direction to success, in the genres of southern rock, blues, funk, jazz, R&B, and more.
Guitar I Bass I Ukulele
Trey Shoaf is a guitarist from Lexington, NC. He studied with Justin Newman of the band Hephystus and Jazz/Fusion guitarist Daniel Seriff. He teaches both Electric and Acoustic guitar as well as Bass and Ukulele. “I love the guitar because it’s the ultimate instrument for the everyman. Whether you want to write songs with just “3 chords and the truth” or shred like Marty Friedman or Eddie Van Halen, you are dealing with an empty canvas that is just waiting for you to find you own style. My favorite part about being a teacher is helping someone find their own unique voice for that very reason.”