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The study of a musical instrument has been linked to:
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Increased sense of accomplishment
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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 is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at 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.
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.”
Kevin Periman received a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, here in Winston-Salem. During his time there he studied extensively in voice, piano, and music theory with a specific focus on opera. Kevin has consistently been a featured soloist and leader in local productions as well as a competitor in young artist competitions. His passion for teaching came at a young age and he is always looking for someone willing to learn.
piano | voice | guitar
Mary Endsley Foil received a Bachelor of Music in Voice from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from UNC Greensboro. For the past 25 years, Mary has enjoyed her career as a musical and stage director, a published lyricist, a vocalist, and as a private music instructor. Currently, she continues to perform extensively throughout the area, while also maintaining an active teaching studio of piano, voice, and guitar.