Our Teachers

You can see more details, and the classes taught by any of our teachers by selecting them below.

Rachel Barron

Rachel is currently a student at Birmingham-Southern College where she plays bassoon on a music scholarship for the BSC Symphonic Band, and she previously played bassoon at Huntsville High School ...

Maria Bitran

Maria Bitran was born in Santiago, Chile. She is an Adjunct Professor of classical guitar at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Maria began playing guitar at age 8 and 4 years later en...

Nadya Bogdan

Nadya Bogdan was born in Samara, Russia in 1978. She began her musical studies in the preparatory program of the Chita Musical College. After moving with her family to Engels, Nadya continued her ...

Blake Franklin

Blake Franklin is a guitar teacher and a Board Certified Music Therapist. He has been teaching guitar at VHUM’s Conservatory of the Arts since 2014. He received his Bachelors in Music with a focus...

Sadie Wall

Sadie Wall graduated from the University of Montevallo in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. At Montevallo, Sadie participated in several instrumental ensembles, including Clarin...

Holly Harrington

Holly Harrington is a graduate of Samford University with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance. Holly is currently pursuing her Master of Arts Education in Music Education at the Univers...

Brett Huffman

Originally from Huntsville, AL, Brett Huffman has been performing percussion in Birmingham since 2006. While he currently plays drumset for multiple local groups, he has also studied classical per...

Nancy Lewis

Nancy started studying the cello at 10, and has played and studied with Franz Vlachek with The National Symphony, Glen Garlick, now principal cellist with The National Symphony, and Thea Cooper at...

Tiffany Posey

Tiffany Posey is currently an upper class-man at Birmingham-Southern College. Although she is a psychology major with an english minor, she is deeply involved in BSC’s music program, including mar...

Cathy Shelton

Cathy Shelton has degrees in piano and organ performance from the University of Alabama (undergraduate) and Northwestern University (masters). She has studied piano with William Henderson, Amanda ...

Kawai Shiu

Hailed by critics as among “the next wave of Chinese composers”, Dr Kawai Shiu has received recognition from the Vienna Modern Masters’ Orchestral Recording Award, the Rudolf Nissim Award, and fun...

Darcy Walker

Darcy Walker is an artist, art instructor and freelance apparel designer. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Design from Philadelphia University. She worked as a corporate womenswea...

Ginger Zingara

Ginger Zingara is currently the Director of Bands at Birmingham Southern College. Previously, she was an Adjunct Professor of Music Education at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Before that, ...

Rebekah Perry

Rebekah Perry graduated from Pensacola Christian College, May of 2017, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education, with an emphasis in piano pedagogy. Rebekah has had a desire to share he...

Karen Krekelberg

Karen Krekelberg: Piano, Organ Karen Krekelberg is currently on staff at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church as the Associate Director of Music Ministry and Organist.  Karen earned a Bache...

Carolyn Munchus

Carolyn Munchus began college piano study at Talladega College under Thomas J. Flagg. After selection as an exchange student to the University of Iowa in her junior year, she transferred to contin...

Tammy Benson

Tammy Benson is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music who holds a BM degree in Piano Performance from the University of Florida.  She is a member of the National Guild of Piano Teacher...

June Clark

June Clark has taught private piano and voice lessons in the Birmingham area for over 15 years. She serves as Director of Music at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church and accompanist and...

Quint Harris

Quint Harris, DMA is the Director of Music & Arts Ministries at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church in Birmingham, AL where he directs the Chancel Choir, Bell Choir, and Youth Choir as well...

Karyn Watts

Karyn Watts has been teaching private piano lessons for over 18 years in Texas, South Carolina, Georgia and currently in Vestavia Hills, Al.  She is also a certified Kindermusik teacher and t...

Rowdy Giles

John Mark "Rowdy" Giles is a low brass instructor with a Master's Degree in Music from The University of Alabama. A native of Hoover, AL, Rowdy attended Spain Park High School and is an ...

Zoe Wirt

Zoe Wirt is a graduate of the Music Department at Birmingham-Southern College. At BSC, Zoe was a member of the Hilltop Singers, Concert Choir, Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Society, Pi Kappa Lambd...

Anna Warner

Anna Warner is a Music Education student at UAB, studying voice and choral music. She has been teaching guitar, ukulele, voice, piano, and mallets since 2014 around the Birmingham area. She curren...

Lisa Coleman

Lisa Coleman, a Birmingham-Southern College graduate, with a degree in Music Education and a 28 year successful career in public education, is excited to be a part of the staff of the Conservatory...

Rebecca Rehorst

Rebecca has been playing piano for 33 years and teaching piano for 15 years. She holds a BA in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from Carthage College, Kenosha, WI. She holds a K-12 General Music Cer...

Anna Taylor

Anna is a recent graduate of Samford University with a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance. She has been studying violin for twelve years and viola for seven years. Her teachers have included B...

Christian Cowart

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Andrew Getman

Andrew Getman is a guitarist originally from Huntsville, currently studying music at UAB. He is a member of the jazz ensembles at UAB, and has studied classically under Maria Bitran and Phil Weave...

Sherri Griffin

Sherri has 27+ years professional experience in film and digital photography having graduated with an AS degree after attending the Art Institutes of Ft. Lauderdale and Atlanta campuses.  She...