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Teachers

Rebecca Wirehouse

Yamaha Education Specialist - Yamaha Group Teacher - Private Lesson Teacher

 

Miss Becky has over 30 years experience teaching Yamaha courses and private piano at our school. In addition to her musical studies at the Crane School of Music, she is an Education Specialist for Yamaha training teachers all over the country.

 

Her students have been invited to perform at the prestigious Yamaha Jamboree and Junior Original Concerts, where they have performed their original compositions. Some have continued on to be Music Teachers and Accompanists.

 

Miss Becky's other musical endeavors include directing a church bell choir, playing the organ at church, and is the keyboard player and arranger for her church band.

 

Her love of music is an inspiration and shows in her teaching which is well received by her students.

Lauren Varuzzo

Keyboard Encounters Class Teacher - Private Lesson Teacher

 

Miss Lauren comes to us with over 31 years in teaching experience. She holds degrees from both the Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music. Her teaching endeavors include school band, general music, and choir in addition to her private lessons in both flute and piano. Her comprehensive musical background serves very well with her teaching.

 

Prior to teaching, Miss Lauren performed extensively as a flutist. She was a winner of the 1983 ARTS Recognition and Talent Search, a finalist in the Seventeen Magazine and General Motors National Concerto Competition, and Presidential Scholar Finalist.

 

Outside the classroom, Miss Lauren sings with a traditional church choir as well as a church band, and of course enjoys sharing musical experiences with her many brothers and sisters who are also musicians.

Jennifer Lopez

Private Lesson Teacher

 

Miss Jennifer came to us with over 33 years of teaching experience. After earning her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at Indiana University, she served as an Adjunct Professor for Tulane University.

 

Later she held a position as Visiting Assistant professor of Ohio University where she did piano instruction and accompanying instruction. Besides teaching piano, she also spent several years working at Poughkeepsie High School, teaching job skills to special needs students.

 

In addition to her teachings here at our school, Miss Jennifer is the keyboard player of her church's worship team, and she is a lunchbox volunteer.

Kimberly Cross

Teacher - School Administrator

 

Miss Kim has over 25 years experience in administrative fields. She has worked as an administrator in the field of music for over 11 years.

 

Singing was Miss Kim's passion in high school and in addition to participating in school chorus she was also a member of an elite singing group known as the "Madrigals". She has been teaching toddler programs for our school since 2004.

 

Hobbies outside the musical field include reading, scrapbooking, and of course spending time with her family.

 

Miss Kim believes that people should sing all the time because "Singing makes you smile!"

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