Aimee 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, Pennsylvania, 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.
Aimee has had the opportunity to perform in the Orchestral Pit for Wheeling Jesuit University’s theater production of Carnival, West Liberty University’s Concert Band when they were in need of a piccoloist, and the Mid-Atlantic Festival Flute Choir located at Reston, Virginia for the Flute Society of Washington. She is also a member of the National Flute Association and the Tri-State Community Band.
On May 10, 2008, she performed her own Flute Recital at the First Trinity Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh, PA and on April 17, 2010, she had the honor to serve as a judge for the 2010 Flute Adjudication Festival that was in conjunction with the Third Young Artist Competition sponsored by the Pittsburgh Flute Academy. She has been a member of the National Flute Association since 2007.
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.
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 a combined manner, useful for using each component to reinforce the others. He has also authored a series of books using this method.
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. He is also the founder of the Ohio Valley Community Drum Circle.
Bill is honored to be the instructor of the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Star Drumline, and is proud to be the director of the Fort Steuben Nutcracker Village Drumline.
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.
FOUNDER OF THE CENTER OF MUSIC AND ART
Carolyn Glaub founded The Center of Music and Art twenty years ago on the principal that every creative act is a dream. 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 [email protected].
PIANO, SAX, & CLARINET TEACHER
Wayne 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 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.
Gerald Van Scyoc
Gerald 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.