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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  • Ali Lambert

    Violin

    Ali, growing up in a very musical home, started playing violin at the age of 7.  In the 6th grade, Ali became a member of the South Bend Youth Orchestra, which gave her the opportunity to play at Notre Dame.

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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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  • 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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  • Eric Boruff

    Violin

    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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  • Inna Kolesnikov

    Piano

    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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  • 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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  • John Paul Lepeley

    Piano & Guitar

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

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  • Julie Boruff

    Piano

    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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  • Kateryna Topchii

    Voice & Piano

    Kateryna has been singing since the age of 6.  In 2007 she received her Bachelors degree in Music Education from Kharkiv National Pedagogical University, Ukraine. She has been working as a vocal and piano teacher since 2005.

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  • Steve Thweatt

    Piano

    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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  • Theresa Govias

    Piano

    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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