Mary Foil, Educational Director – Piano, Voice and Guitar
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.
Lachelle Howard – Piano Instruction
Susan Royall – Piano Instruction
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 loves finding people that want to learn to play piano. Almost everyone he speaks to took lessons as a child, maybe for one or 10 years, but felt frustrated at their slow progress, yet wish they had never given it up. David’s mission is to make piano playing more accessible for everyone. He wants to show you how to channel the music you feel out to the world, via the piano, a magnificent instrument. He grew up playing the violin, but switched to the piano because he loves its symmetry (the arms mirror each other, unlike with most instruments), its capacity for lush harmonies, and its beautiful tone.
David is deeply indebted to several great teachers in his early years in Greenville, North Carolina, including Jane Rose, and at East Carolina University with Paul Tardif and Keiko Sekino.
As a freshman in college, David practiced long and hard, but had never been taught a thorough piano technique. He developed tendinitis and could not play anymore, so he majored in music composition instead of piano performance. After he graduated, he had the tremendous fortune to discover Barbara Lister-Sink, a piano professor at Salem College in Winston-Salem, and a world-class concert pianist. She guided David through the “Lister-Sink Method”, a world-renowned, scientifically-informed system for teaching the sensations and coordinations of healthful, injury-preventive keyboard technique. Thanks to her work, he is now playing more easily and beautifully than ever. He would love to teach you ear training, sightreading, theory, interpretation, and technique!
David Holter – Beginner to Advanced Piano Instruction
Jim Moody – Guitar and Bass Guitar, Beginner to Advanced
Born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Jim Moody grew up playing violin and viola before he found his place on guitar. For the past 7 years, Jim has toured with the Phase Band, playing guitar and singing with the band as they performed for numerous wedding receptions and corporate events throughout Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.