Music Instructors

Anne Pengilly

Music Director

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  • Anne was born in Akron, Ohio into a musical family of teachers, composers and performers.  She studied piano and violin at the Cleveland Institute, her talent and dedication eventually leading her to Carnegie Hall with the Akron Youth Symphony. Anne’s musical path brought her to the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where she received her Bachelor’s of Music degree in Piano Performance.

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  • Austin Gahagan

    Guitar & Piano

    Austin attended Michigan State University where he earned his bachelors degree in performance on the double bass, applying his studies to the guitar as well. After graduation he went on tour with various bands across the Southeast.

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  • Julie Boruff


    has twenty-nine years of experience teaching piano to all ages and skill levels in private and classroom settings. Her individualized teaching style encourages creativity and challenges students to play musically, even as beginners.

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  • Steve Thweatt


    Studied at the University of Memphis where he was awarded the Feature Pianist with their Orchestra award. Since that time, he has served as a free lance artist playing for the likes of high-ranking officials and dignitaries.

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  • Inna Kolesnikov


    Received her Bachelor’s degree in piano performance and music pedagogy from Volyn State Institute of Arts and Music in Ukraine. Mrs. Kolesnikov received her Master’s degree in piano performance from Kansas State University.

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  • Eric Boruff


    Graduated from Golden State Baptist College with a degree in Music Education.  His teaching style emphasizes making music enjoyable while still providing motivation for the student to work harder to improve.

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  • David Clark

    Voice & Piano

    Received his Master of Music degree from Appalachian State University and a Graduate Performance Diploma at The Boston Conservatory. David has performed internationally in a variety of venues and styles.

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  • Katie Moskowitz

    Voice & Piano

    Katie attended Hartt School of Music in Connecticut as a Musical Theatre major, continuing to teach as well as perform in shows and concerts. Katie has performed many places including NYC, Boston and Los Angeles.

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  • John Paul Lepeley

    Piano & Guitar

    John previously served as the musical director at The Valley Christian School and The Carden West Elementary School in California. Most recently, he was the principal music teacher for the San Ramon Unified School District.

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  • Joan Kleinmann

    Voice, Guitar & Piano

    Joan received a bachelors from UNC-Greensboro in Therapeutic Recreation with a Vocal Performance Minor, and then attended Queens University of Charlotte where she received a second Bachelors in Music Therapy.

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  • Audrey Reynolds

    Voice, Guitar & Piano

    Audrey completed both a B.A. in Music from UNC Charlotte with minors in Dance and Theatre Arts and a B.S. in Human Biology from NCSU. She is also a Board Certified Music Therapist after training more 1200 hours at Appalachian State.

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  • Theresa Govias


    Graduated from The University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music with a degree in Piano. Ms. Govias has over a decade of teaching experience, in which she has cultivated a genuine love of music in her students.

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