Piano

Clara Boyett

Clara Boyett, NCTM, is pursuing a doctoral degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma. With more than 8 years of teaching experience, she has worked with students of all ages and levels in both private and group settings. As a graduate assistant at the University of Oklahoma, Clara teaches class piano and applied piano. While at Baylor University, Clara maintained a private studio, taught in the Baylor Piano Lab program, co-founded/directed a group piano outreach class for students in the Waco community, and taught a group piano class for adult beginners through the Baylor University Continuing Education department.

An active presenter, Clara has shared her research at the 2017 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, both the 2016 and 2017 Music Teacher’s National Association Conferences, as well as at several Texas Music Teacher’s State Conventions. Upcoming 2018 engagements include the MTNA Collegiate Piano Pedagogy Symposium, the MTNA National Conference, and the GP3 conference.

She holds a Master’s degree in piano pedagogy and performance from Baylor University and a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Stephen F. Austin State University. Her piano professors include Dr. Igor Lipinski, Ms. Krassimira Jordan, and Dr. Andrew Parr, and pedagogy instruction with Dr. Jane Magrath, Dr. Barbara Fast, Dr. Lesley McAllister, and Dr. Mario Ajero.

 


Stephanie Engle

 

Stephanie Engle graduated from Utah State University after studying piano performance and pedagogy. She has a great love for performing, practicing and teaching. With experience teaching all ages and abilities including students with special emotional and learning needs, her teaching philosophy has developed by studying the methods of the great pedagogues Dr. Shinichi Suzuki and N. Jane Tan as well as her own experiences as a student of music since childhood. Miss Stephanie believes each child is capable of great things if given an environment that encourages both creativity and hard work.

She recently moved to Norman, Oklahoma from Cache Valley Utah with her husband, John Price, who is pursuing a Doctoral degree in Piano Performance at the University of Oklahoma.

 


Autumn Fryar

 

Autumn Fryar is a native of Norman and has been studying piano since the age of 7. Taking lessons in piano and viola growing up, she participated in the local NAMTA Fall Festival and OMTA District Achievement Auditions for many years on both instruments.

Autumn is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Oklahoma, as well as a Pre-Nursing Program. She has a passion for working with people, and has a special interest in educating children. Autumn specializes in late beginners, as well as elementary- to middle school-aged students. She resonates with the Suzuki Method because of the emphasis on ear-training, which she feels is useful in her college degree and everyday musical enjoyment.

Autumn is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association and also the Suzuki Association of the Americas. After she finishes her degree, she hopes to further her training in both nursing and Suzuki Teaching.

 


Karlin Labenske

 

Karlin Labenske is from San Diego, California. She misses the weather, but loves experiencing new things by living somewhere else. She got her Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois. She is currently attending the University of Oklahoma as a first years Masters student in Piano Pedagogy and Performance. Karlin loves rock climbing, eating mint chocolate chip ice cream and also plays the flute! Most of all she loves teaching piano because she wants to spread the joy that playing the piano has brought her through the years.

 

 

 


Samm Martinez-Brockhus

 


Daniel Mockenhaupt

 

A native of Minnesota, Daniel Mockenhaupt is an active and licensed teacher, performer, and researcher.  He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Music Education with an emphasis in piano and while enrolled, received the 40th annual Viennese Ball Senior Music Award, which was awarded for “talent, academic achievement, and contributions to the Music and Theatre Arts Department.”  Fascinated by the field of research, Daniel Mockenhaupt has been involved in numerous research projects which have explored topics related to music history, piano pedagogy, listening preferences, and perceptions towards k -12 music education.  He has collaborated with noted pianist Dr. Nicholas Phillips and researcher Dr. Charles Ciorba on these projects, which have culminated in a lecture presentation for the Wisconsin Music Teachers National Association state conference and various poster presentations in Wisconsin and Oklahoma.  He recently completed a Masters of Music Education degree with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma.  His piano teachers include internationally renowned performers and pedagogues such as Dr. Namji Kim, Dr. Jeongwon Ham, Dr. Ed Gates, Dr. Barbara Fast, and Dr. Jane Magrath.

 


Jared Rixstine

 


Jennifer Walschap

Jennifer Walschap, NCTM is the Founder and Director of Imagine Music and Arts in Norman, OK. where she also teaches piano using the Suzuki Method. Jennifer received a Masters of Music Education with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy from OU in 2011 and a Bachelors in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Shorter College in 2009.

Jennifer has completed training in Suzuki Piano Books 1-6 with Mary Craig Powell, Rita Hauck, and Fay Adams. She aspires to complete Book 7 this summer and eventually become a Suzuki Teacher Trainer. In 2014, she taught masterclasses and group piano classes at the DFW-WOW Suzuki Institute.

 

Mrs. Walschap currently serves as the president of the Norman Area Music Teachers Association (NAMTA), as well the Vice President for Membership for the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association (OMTA). She has presented at numerous locations, including the 2011 and 2012 MTNA National Conferences, the Colorado Springs Music Teachers Association, and the University of Oklahoma. Jennifer regularly adjudicates auditions and competitions around the state of Oklahoma.
Jennifer currently accompanies the Norman Children’s Chorus Descant Choir. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys playing with her cats, gardening, studying Spanish, and doing crafts. Jennifer believes that “Every Child Can,” and that if the parent, teacher, and child all work together, the Suzuki Method is a very natural and successful approach to piano teaching!