Serving the Ohio Valley for over 20 years

Aimee Carroll

acarrollLE_squareAimee Carroll is a graduate of West Liberty University with a Bachelor’s Regents’ Degree of Liberal Arts, focusing on Music Education with a flute emphasis. Since September of 2007, she has been a member of the Pittsburgh City Flutes and Pittsburgh Flute Academy. Within that time, this group has performed at the Benedum Center for the performing arts, Carnegie Music Hall, Heinz Hall with the PSO, Grand Lobby of Heinz Hall opening pre-concert for James Galway, Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh Convention Center for the National Flute Association Conference, First Trinity Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh, PA, the Newlonsburg Music Academy located at the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church in Murrysville, PA, and the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC.

At The Center of Music and Art, her teaching duties include: private and group flute lessons, private piano lessons, all Kindermusik classes, and the music program for The School of Bright Promise. She is also the assistant band director at Indian Creek High School.

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William R. Cashdollar, Jr.

Bill is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, with a degree focusing on both Music Composition and Percussion. He has also taken several additional courses, through various schools, including The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The University of Melbourne.

He is also a proud member of several professional organizations, including the U.S. Association of Rudimental Drummers, The Professional Drum Teachers Guild of America, and the Percussive Arts Society. He also founded the Ohio Valley Community Drum Circle.

Bill is currently the Drumline & Percussion Instructor at Harrison Central High School in Cadiz, Oh. Other teaching experience includes Brooke High School, The School of Bright Promise, The Hilliard Community Music School, and Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Bill has also served as the music director for both the Newell-Glendale Nazarene Church and the Follansbee First Church of the Nazarene.

Bill has created the Sticking Matters method of teaching, which is unlike most other drumming methods in that it teaches rhythm, counting language, and proper sticking patterns in one process rather than three. This technique is useful, not only in helping students progress faster, but also in using each component to reinforce the others.

In addition to teaching, Bill is also an active composer and arranger, creating pieces for various ensembles, and remains a busy performer throughout the Ohio Valley.

Bill is especially proud to have had the privilege of instructing the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Star Drumline in both 2017 and 2018.

Outside of music, Bill enjoys outdoor activities, including canoeing, hiking, biking, and camping. He also enjoys historic trains, reading, and studying various forms of math and science, including physics and astronomy.

Frank Elliott

Frank Elliott has held an active role in the live entertainment industry for twenty-five years.  With the humble beginnings during his undergraduate studies, he started his own production company as a professional magician and music arranger.  Now functioning as a full-service production company, Frank has lead a creative team in the production of over one hundred live shows and four seasonal parades for theme parks throughout the country.  Frank and his team have also created countless illusions, props, stage sets, and animatronics for theme park shows and attractions.

Frank Elliott holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Music with emphasis on Church Music and applied studies in composing, voice, percussion, and a drama minor.  Frank also holds a Masters of Science degree from Full Sail University in Entertainment Business.  Currently, he is continuing his education toward a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Full Sail University in Creative Writing.

Bethany Fernbaugh

bfernbaughBethany Fernbaugh of Weirton, WV, is the General Music and Chorus Teacher at Oak Glen Middle School in Hancock County.  She is excited to be in her fourth year of full-time teaching.  She is a 2009 graduate of West Liberty University with a BA in Music Education.  She is currently completing her Master’s degree in Music Education-Kodaly through the University of Hartford Hartt Summerterm program.  Bethany teaches private voice and beginning piano lessons, and also directed the summer youth drama camps for two years.  In her free time, she enjoys performing in local theatrical productions.

Carolyn Glaub

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Carolyn Glaub founded The Center of Music and Art twenty years ago on the principal that every creative act is a dream, and that it is the mission of CMA to help people develop their dreams and use them to better their lives. Carolyn has been certified as a Kindermusik educator and has over 30 years of experience teaching young children in group classes. You may contact her at carolyn@musicandart.com.

 

 

Wayne Spurlock

wspurlockWayne Spurlock is from Huntington, WV where he received a BA in Music Education and a MA in Piano Performance at Marshall University. He has been in the Steubenville-Wintersville area for thirty years. He has taught music at Wintersville High School, Franciscan University, Eastern Gateway Community College, and West Virginia Northern Community College. He has performed with artists including Eddy Arnold, The Tokens, The Coasters, Eddy Holman, and many area bands. He has accompanied the Civic Choral Society and directed church choirs and musicals in Steubenville and the surrounding area.

Jonathan Stanley

jstanleyJonathan Stanley has been playing guitar since he was 14, and was himself a student at CMA for several years. His musical tastes range from classic rock and hair metal to blues and jazz fusion artists like Eric Clapton and Greg Howe. His favorite band is Kiss and his favorite guitarist is Ace Frehley. He plays in two local rock bands – Youth Gone Wild and Roxxxy. If you are looking to start playing guitar, Jonathan is eager to help guide you.

 

Matthew Thibault

Matthew Thibault is an Ohio Valley-trained violinist of 22 years. He started violin lessons at the age of 6, and continued lessons until leaving for The Ohio State University to study engineering. He was taught using the Suzuki method, with excursions into traditional American and Celtic music, liturgical music, and is quite adept at improvisation. He taught violin lessons at The Center of Music and Art from 2005-2006. Over the next 6 years after college graduation in 2010, he worked in the engineering industry and obtained a masters degree at University of Wisconsin-Madison, all the while making sure to pick up the violin once in awhile to keep from getting too rusty. Over the years, he has extensively played violin for Mass, weddings, and other occasions. He performed on two occasions with the band Switchback while living in Wisconsin, and in May of 2016, he traveled to Ireland and spent a couple memorable evenings in the pubs of Trim playing traditional music with the locals. He is now back in the Ohio Valley to settle down as well as refocus on music and art in a bigger way, once again.

In his spare time, Matthew enjoys a plethora of activities, including drawing, programming, designing boats, learning traditional skills, and others. He enjoys flying airplanes whenever he gets the chance, and is a private pilot. At the moment, his primary activities are preparing to build a new house, and drawing. He offers prints of his art for sale at www.graphiteseas.com.

Gerald Van Scyoc

gvanscyoc_newGerald has been making art for over twenty years. His work has been featured in such major venues as the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio; The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;  and The Stifel Gallery in Wheeling, West Virginia. He is a member of the Steubenville Art Association as well as The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. Gerald is currently represented by GalleriE CHIZ, in Pittsburgh. His work has been purchased by Ohio University, The Martins Ferry Public Library and by several private collectors. Gerald’s favorite medium is oil painting. He currently lives in Steubenville, Ohio. You can see his work at www.artwanted.com/gsvsart or in his online gallery on our website.