Faculty members at the Academy of Music hold at least a Bachelor's Degree in Music, or in lieu of a degree, have achieved a high level of proficiency and recognition in their respective areas of instruction. Many Academy teachers are also certified by the
Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA). Requests for a particular instructor will be honored whenever possible as the Academy strives to place each student with the person considered to be most suitable for the student's musical growth.

Academy Faculty:

Isa Herold: Flute
BM, Flute Performance, University of Missouri; M. Ed., Clemson University

Rossi Kennedy: Piano, Kinder Beat Music, Recreational Piano, Accordion
BM, Piano Pedagogy & Music Education, Plovdiv Bulgaria; MM, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Kathryn Knauer: Voice
BM, Furman University; MM, Northwestern University

Jorge Lopez-Yanez: Voice
Engineering School, University of Zacatecas, Mexico; Vocal studies, California University, Northridge and University of Southern California

Isabel Otero Bowen: Piano
MM, Piano Performance with emphasis in Pedagogy, University of South Carolina; BM, Piano Performance, University of South Carolina; Certificate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, Conservatory of Music Antonio Newman, Ecuador

Vicki Masters: Voice and Piano
BM and MA, Music Education, Furman University; MA, Piano Performance, Converse College

Nyla Stats: Guitar, Piano, Beginning Violin
BS, Ohio State University



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