Cynthia Hrabak – Piano
Cindy has been teaching piano lessons for over thirty years and is an expert in the field of young children's music programs. She received Kindermusik training under the program's writer and founder Lorna Heyge. She is also trained and certified in the Yamaha Music Education System. Cindy is the music director at McDoel Baptist Church, and she sings soprano in the Bloomington Chamber Singers. Cindy has been teaching for the Stafford Music Academy since March of 2006.
Kate Altizer – Piano & Voice
Kate Altizer moved to Bloomington in 2012, where she is a Ph.D. Candidate in Musicology at Indiana University, pursuing research interests that combine her two passions: animals and music. She holds degrees in piano and vocal performance from Emory & Henry College and in piano performance and music history from West Virginia University. She has taught group piano classes, community piano lessons, and undergraduate-level piano lessons and taught music history, theory, and general education courses at both her almae matres. An active soloist, collaborative pianist, and teacher for over 18 years, Kate has a deep love of the piano, especially teaching all ages and playing with singers, other instrumentalists, and choirs.
Nicholas Reynolds – Piano
Nicholas Reynolds is completing his DMA in Piano Performance at the University of Texas at Austin as a student of Anton Nel, and is also obtaining a Portfolio in Arts and Cultural Management and Entrepreneurship. He received his MM and the Piano Department Award from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and received a BM from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln’s Honors Program. A prizewinner in competitions around the U.S., Nicholas has performed recitals in Austria, Germany and Russia, and given premiers in California, Nebraska and Texas. He has taught piano and theory at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan, and is the co-founder and co-director of Pianists of the Americas, a music festival in his hometown, Portland, Oregon. Nicholas emphasizes a solid foundation in technique, sight reading and theory in his teaching, and stresses the importance of musicianship and achieving the highest level of artistry possible.
Patrick Domico – Piano
Patrick Domico is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Musicology at Indiana University. There he has taught undergraduate classes in music history and has recently embarked upon preliminary dissertation research. Prior to his four years (so far) spent at IU, he earned a degree in music with an emphasis in piano performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC he taught piano lessons to non-music majors, gave solo recitals, and participated in many masterclasses and group performances. Patrick's teaching philosophy centers on the development of the ear and the ability of the student to listen carefully to their own play. He emphasizes close engagement with the mechanics of one's own sound production, the development of technique, and the ability to understand musical forms and basic harmony. He offers tailored teaching plans to pupils of all ages and abilities, and always strives to reach a proper balance between the development of technique and of sensitive musicianship.
Sara Callanan – Voice & Piano
Originally from the Hudson Valley in New York State, Sara Callanan lived in the Washington, DC area for many years before moving to Bloomington in 2014. Ms. Callanan attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and the University of Maryland, just outside Washington, DC. From 1982-1984, she was a professional chorister and soloist at the National Shrine in Washington, DC, and has been a soloist at many other prominent DC churches. She regularly performed the national anthem at the Northern Virginia Special Olympics and was a featured soloist with area choirs. Ms. Callanan maintained a private music studio for many years, teaching both piano and voice. Many of her students have become performers, teachers or composers. Ms. Callanan has been very active in community music theatre as both actress and music director/pianist. In 2001, the ensemble she directed for "Little Shop of Horrors" won a prestigious Cappie Award for Best Orchestra. In 1992 Ms. Callanan founded RAVE (Reston Artists Vocal Ensemble) for which she wrote many a cappella arrangements. Her business "Solos By Sara" provided music for weddings and other events in the Washington, DC area. Ms. Callanan is uniquely qualified to teach voice students interested in classical repertoire, music theatre and jazz. Her piano students may learn jazz techniques as well as classical repertoire.
Scott Keegan – Piano
Jaime Carini – Piano
Jaime Carini pursues dual doctorates in Organ Performance and Musicology at Indiana University. She serves as organ scholar at Plainfield United Methodist Church, where she plays piano and organ for Sunday services and conducts various ensembles. Before moving to Indiana to study at IU, Ms. Carini taught piano, organ, music theory, and music history at Tulsa Community College and The bART Center for Music. Jaime believes that music is a valuable and engaging pursuit that teaches people collaborative skills, creative thinking, and self-awareness. She tailors her instruction to each student’s individual musical and technical needs as she strives to help each one become a well-rounded musician. Her most memorable experience at IU thus far is participating in a public recital performance for PipeDreams Live! at Indiana University, which aired nationwide on American Public Media in October 2016.
Nikolaos Pine – Piano
Nikolaos Pine is a Masters of Music student studying Piano Performance with the world- renowned pianist and pedagogue, Evelyne Brancart. He is the recipient of the Artistic Excellence fellowship, among other scholarships. Nikolaos has given numerous recitals and has performed at the Esterházy Palace in Austria. Aside from his uncompromising study for performance excellence, he is equally enthusiastic about teaching. He actually started teaching at the age of 14, when his piano teacher would assign beginning students for him to teach, and was frequently used to tutor students on the side for his first instructor. He was handed his first full time student at the age of 16. Nikolaos has taught within the Indiana State University’s Community School of the Arts five six years, and has taught beginners all the way to MM Piano Performance students, ages including 3 to 70 years old. He was hired as a primary faculty member at Indiana State University’s International Piano Festival in 2016, where he coached advanced Bachelors and Masters Degree students from China in technique/body movement and practice efficiency in preparation for performance.
Julian Morris, Voice
Julian Morris is currently a DM student in voice and music history at The Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He completed a BM degree at the Jacobs School, as well as an MM degree in voice and music history. Julian has performed with IU Opera Theatre as Hobson in Peter Grimes, Alvaro in Florencia en el Amazonas, Pistola in Falstaff, Pritschitsch in The Merry Widow, and Spinelloccio in Gianni Schicchi. He has also appeared as Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola with the Bay View Music Festival. Julian teaches privately in Bloomington, and is also a staff singer a Trinity Episcopal Church. He has previously studied voice with Patricia Stiles, and is currently a student of Wolfgang Brendel.
Shelley Qian – Piano (Temporarily Unavailable)
Pianist “Shelley” Hanmo Qian is currently a doctoral student at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music majoring in Piano Performance, minoring in Music Theory and Choral Conducting. She was the recipient of full scholarships from both Oberlin Conservatory of Music (B.M.) and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (M.M.) prior to her doctoral studies. Also, Ms. Qian has been working as an associate piano instructor for the Secondary Piano Program at Jacobs School of Music since fall 2009, teaching various levels of group piano courses and private lessons. A native of China, Ms. Qian had solo appearances in Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington. D. C; Round Top Festival Institute Concert Hall in Round Top, Texas; Hahn Hall at Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California; Zhong Shan Concert Hall in Beijing, China; Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary, Canada, among others.
Katie Rock, Voice (Temporarily Unavailable)
Katie Rock is a master’s student at Indiana University studying voice. She studied Vocal Performance at Chapman University, in Southern California, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music and minor in English. She was featured in many operatic and choral performances at Chapman University and hopes to continue performing at Indiana University. Katie believes in finding the individual beauty of each voice and helping all of her students realize their full musical potential, no matter the students’ primary instrument.