At Inwood Performing Arts Company, Piano students are taught how to read and count music in various hand positions on the keyboard along with technique and theory studies. They progress into scales playing in all major and minor keys while building a varied repertoire of classical, jazz and contemporary music. Students are also encouraged to participate in recital programs.
Beginner voice instruction covers the fundamentals of pronunciation, correct breathing, evenness of tone, expansion of range, sight reading, and work on basic musicianship such as reading in key signatures while working on various songs of the students interest. Advanced students learn the International Phonetic Alphabet and study Italian songs and Aries along with building their repertoire of performance music.
Guitar students learn to begin making music immediately while refining and learning the intricacies of the guitar, reading, writing and theory of music will be introduced. Students choose the style of music they will focus including Classical, Rock, Country or Folk.
Ronald Popeski– Holds a Doctor of Music Arts Degree from the University of Arizona, and has had 15 years of piano teaching experience at Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music. Mr. Popeske is a member of the Music Teacher National Association and Virginia Music Teachers Association. He has served as judge for many piano competitions including National Bartok-Kabalevsky Piano Competition and has been invited to give lecture recital in Taiwan and China.
Jeff Lockwood – is a former west coast recording artist with Nordic Records. His 14 years of teaching experience allows him to work from beginner to advanced in all styles of music. Mr. Lockwood lessons are tailored to each individual’s interest from Classical to Rock.
Emily Santy – Holds a B.A. of Music in Voice Performance from West Virginia University. She holds a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory and she is the Director of Children’s the Children’s Choir at Grace Lutheran Church.