Our Mission

We empower families and individuals to learn and grow through music so they can flourish as human beings.

Our values

Community

It takes a combined effort of family, peers, and teachers to support the growth of each individual student.

Diversity

Through collaboration, we learn to see the beauty in the variety and individuality of others.

Personal Growth

Music study teaches us valuable life skills that carry through to all areas of our lives.

Creativity

Knowledge of music opens up a world of possibilities for self-expression.

Joy

Musical ability, self-development, and connection with others leads to a deep love for life and delight of being.

Discipline

Through hard work and perseverance, good habits are cultivated.

Our Teachers

Brass

Rebecca Schubert, trumpet

Rebecca Schubert is a senior Music Education major at the University of Oklahoma. Her primary instrument is trumpet, but her true passion lies in early childhood education. 

After graduation, Rebecca hopes to work as an Elementary Music teacher in addition to continuing her work with the Music Play classes at Imagine. Rebecca also maintains a private trumpet studio.

Nathan Walyer, trombone

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Jay Wilkinson, trumpet

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Guitar

piano

Elisha Moncrief

Elisha Moncrief is a classically trained guitarist living in Norman, Oklahoma. He has been playing guitar for 9 years and graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Musical Arts in Music at the University of

Oklahoma in 2018. His guitar playing experience includes playing gigs at local restaurants, church worship, and playing in jazz bands. In addition to playing guitar he also has experience playing piano, bass, and choral singing. It is his desire that God is glorified through what he does in music.

Jacob Frost

Jacob Frost is a guitarist, composer, and vocalist with experience in popular, jazz, and classical music.  His work as a performer and composer focuses on creating cross-genre fusions and drawing

connections between music and literature. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Drury University and his Master’s Degree in Music Composition from the University of Oklahoma.  In addition to his teaching duties, Jacob works as a freelance composer and serves as Music Director at Hillcrest Christian Church in Oklahoma City.

Jennifer Walschap

Jennifer Walschap, NCTM, is the Founder and Director of Imagine Music and Arts, where she also teaches piano using the Suzuki Method. She received a Bachelors in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from

Shorter College and a Masters of Music Education with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy from OU.

Jennifer has completed training in all of the Suzuki Piano Books with Mary Craig Powell, Rita Hauck, and Fay Adams. She aspires to become a Suzuki Teacher Trainer. She has taught masterclasses and group piano classes at the DFW-WOW Suzuki Institute, and group classes at the Preucil School of Music Spring Workshop.

Mrs. Walschap has presented at numerous locations, including the Music Teachers National Association Conference, the National Conference for Keyboard Pedagogy, the Colorado Springs Music Teachers Association, and the University of Oklahoma. She also regularly adjudicates auditions and competitions around the state of Oklahoma.

Jennifer currently serves as the Treasurer for the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association (OMTA), as well as accompanist for the OYSing Da Capo Choir. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her cats, gardening, studying Spanish, and doing crafts. Jennifer believes that music can enrich our lives in countless ways, and that every child can, should, and deserves to learn and experience music!

Guitar

Elisha Moncrief

Elisha Moncrief is a classically trained guitarist living in Norman, Oklahoma. He has been playing guitar for 9 years and graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Musical Arts in Music at the University of

Oklahoma in 2018. His guitar playing experience includes playing gigs at local restaurants, church worship, and playing in jazz bands. In addition to playing guitar he also has experience playing piano, bass, and choral singing. It is his desire that God is glorified through what he does in music.

Jacob Frost

Jacob Frost is a guitarist, composer, and vocalist with experience in popular, jazz, and classical music.  His work as a performer and composer focuses on creating cross-genre fusions and drawing

connections between music and literature. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Drury University and his Master’s Degree in Music Composition from the University of Oklahoma.  In addition to his teaching duties, Jacob works as a freelance composer and serves as Music Director at Hillcrest Christian Church in Oklahoma City.

piano

Jennifer Walschap

Jennifer Walschap, NCTM, is the Founder and Director of Imagine Music and Arts, where she also teaches piano using the Suzuki Method. She received a Bachelors in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from

Shorter College and a Masters of Music Education with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy from OU.

Jennifer has completed training in all of the Suzuki Piano Books with Mary Craig Powell, Rita Hauck, and Fay Adams. She aspires to become a Suzuki Teacher Trainer. She has taught masterclasses and group piano classes at the DFW-WOW Suzuki Institute, and group classes at the Preucil School of Music Spring Workshop.

Mrs. Walschap has presented at numerous locations, including the Music Teachers National Association Conference, the National Conference for Keyboard Pedagogy, the Colorado Springs Music Teachers Association, and the University of Oklahoma. She also regularly adjudicates auditions and competitions around the state of Oklahoma.

Jennifer currently serves as the Treasurer for the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association (OMTA), as well as accompanist for the OYSing Da Capo Choir. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her cats, gardening, studying Spanish, and doing crafts. Jennifer believes that music can enrich our lives in countless ways, and that every child can, should, and deserves to learn and experience music!

Piano

Jessica Witt

Jessica Witt fell in love with the piano at the age of four, knowing just a few years later that she wanted to become a teacher. She was able to achieve this goal in 2014 and has worked since then with both children and adults guiding them in

discovering their own unique styles of learning. Recently, she has become the holder of a Collegiate Music Diploma from the International Program of The National Guild of Piano Teachers; she also plans to further her studies with the Suzuki Association. For Jessica, music is a beautiful language and her goal is to divulge its secrets to whomever is willing to listen and learn.

Emily Stocker

Emily Stocker is an active performer, accompanist, and teacher. Most recently, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy under the direction of Dr. Jane Magrath

and Dr. Barbara Fast. Previously, she earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at Baylor University where she studied with Dr. Bradley Bolen and Dr. Lesley McAllister.

As an active member of Music Teachers National Association, Emily has presented on topics such as including diversity in the group piano classroom.
During her time in Texas, Emily has enjoyed adjudicating for the Texas Music Teachers Association All-Star Festival. She has held the position of Vice President in collegiate chapters of MTNA at both Baylor University and The University of Oklahoma.

all of the Suzuki Piano Books with Mary Craig Powell, Rita Hauck, and Fay Adams. She aspires to become a Suzuki Teacher Trainer. She has taught masterclasses and group piano classes at the DFW-WOW Suzuki Institute, and group classes at the Preucil School of Music Spring Workshop.

Mrs. Walschap has presented at numerous locations, including the Music Teachers National Association Conference, the National Conference for Keyboard Pedagogy, the Colorado Springs Music Teachers Association, and the University of Oklahoma. She also regularly adjudicates auditions and competitions around the state of Oklahoma.

Jennifer currently serves as the Treasurer for the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association (OMTA), as well as accompanist for the OYSing Da Capo Choir. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her cats, gardening, studying Spanish, and doing crafts. Jennifer believes that music can enrich our lives in countless ways, and that every child can, should, and deserves to learn and experience music!

Zack Smith

Zack Smith is on the faculty as a Music Theory, Saxophone, and Piano Instructor. He has a Bachelor’s of Music from the University of Oklahoma, and is currently working on his Master’s in Music Theory. He is a member of the local band, Valouch

and the Hooch, switching between saxophone, bass guitar, and piano. Zack has 12 years’ experience teaching saxophone and received the Provost’s Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching in 2015-2016 for music theory. He stresses the importance of creativity in the learning process, the importance of lifelong learning, and the importance of naps.

PIAno

ART

percussion

Jenna Klein

Jenna Klein has been a dedicated teacher to students of all ages and levels for the past eight years. Currently she teaches piano at Imagine Music and Arts and Applied Piano at Southern Nazarene University as an adjunct faculty member.

She is a Candidate for the Ph.D. in Piano Pedagogy at OU where she studies piano with Dr. Jane Magrath and piano pedagogy with Dr. Barbara Fast. Her past teachers include Sean Botkin, Dr. Lynn Worcester, and Dr. Ruthanne Schempf. She earned her BA in Piano Performance and Contemporary Music Studies with an emphasis in Music Therapy from SUNY New Paltz and a MM in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Northern Iowa. She has performed nationally throughout the Hudson Valley region of New York, Michigan, and the Midwest and internationally in Eisenstadt, Austria as part of the Classical Music Festival.
During her time at OU, she has been a four-time recipient of the Provost’s Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for outstanding instruction as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Most recently, she was awarded the 2021-2022 Mergler and Bullard Dissertation Completion Fellowship which she will use to continue research related to diversity and representation in the piano repertoire. In addition to teaching, Jenna is an active presenter at state, regional, and national conferences.

Shae Hanke

Shae Hanke holds a degree in Secondary Language Arts Education from Bethel University. She considers herself a self-taught life long artist, and her arts specialties include, but are not limited to: drawing, painting, printmaking,

jewelry making, and weaving. Miss Shae has taught art classes at Bryant Elementary in Moore for the past 8 years. She has been married to Matt for 5 years, and in her “spare time,” she is an avid reader and artist, and she runs a shop on Etsy.

Tyler Romine

Tyler Romine received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Percussion Performance from the University of Oklahoma.  While attending, he instructed drum set classes, steel band classes, private percussion lessons and marching

band clinics. He has been performing for 21 years in the regional music scene and national tours. He is trained in drum set and world percussion as well as all forms of traditional/orchestral and mallet percussion. He is experienced in styles including Rock, R&B, Country, Jazz, Latin, Pop, Orchestral, and Contemporary small ensemble and has performed with the OU Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Orchestra, New Century Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. He is currently performing and recording with the band Kinfolk as well as local artists Justin Logan, Ben Brock, and Giakob Lee.

PIAno

Jenna Klein

Jenna Klein has been a dedicated teacher to students of all ages and levels for the past eight years. Currently she teaches piano at Imagine Music and Arts and Applied Piano at Southern Nazarene University as an adjunct faculty member.

She is a Candidate for the Ph.D. in Piano Pedagogy at OU where she studies piano with Dr. Jane Magrath and piano pedagogy with Dr. Barbara Fast. Her past teachers include Sean Botkin, Dr. Lynn Worcester, and Dr. Ruthanne Schempf. She earned her BA in Piano Performance and Contemporary Music Studies with an emphasis in Music Therapy from SUNY New Paltz and a MM in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Northern Iowa. She has performed nationally throughout the Hudson Valley region of New York, Michigan, and the Midwest and internationally in Eisenstadt, Austria as part of the Classical Music Festival.
During her time at OU, she has been a four-time recipient of the Provost’s Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for outstanding instruction as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Most recently, she was awarded the 2021-2022 Mergler and Bullard Dissertation Completion Fellowship which she will use to continue research related to diversity and representation in the piano repertoire. In addition to teaching, Jenna is an active presenter at state, regional, and national conferences.

ART

Shae Hanke

Shae Hanke holds a degree in Secondary Language Arts Education from Bethel University. She considers herself a self-taught life long artist, and her arts specialties include, but are not limited to: drawing, painting, printmaking,

jewelry making, and weaving. Miss Shae has taught art classes at Bryant Elementary in Moore for the past 8 years. She has been married to Matt for 5 years, and in her “spare time,” she is an avid reader and artist, and she runs a shop on Etsy.

percussion

Tyler Romine

Tyler Romine received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Percussion Performance from the University of Oklahoma.  While attending, he instructed drum set classes, steel band classes, private percussion lessons and marching

band clinics. He has been performing for 21 years in the regional music scene and national tours. He is trained in drum set and world percussion as well as all forms of traditional/orchestral and mallet percussion. He is experienced in styles including Rock, R&B, Country, Jazz, Latin, Pop, Orchestral, and Contemporary small ensemble and has performed with the OU Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Orchestra, New Century Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. He is currently performing and recording with the band Kinfolk as well as local artists Justin Logan, Ben Brock, and Giakob Lee.

Strings

Rebecca Panayiotou

Rebecca Panayiotou has performed as a violinist for twenty years. She is proficient in a range of musical styles, from orchestral and chamber music to improvisation and fiddle. She has performed throughout the central Florida area, and her studies have taken her from

NY to Alaska and Italy. Ms. Panayiotou has held the position of Principal Second Violin of the OBU/Shawnee Community Orchestra, and has also been concertmaster of the OU Civic Orchestra. She has been featured on fiddle with the bands Open Prairie and Kind Couple.
As an instructor, Ms. Panayiotou has taught private lessons in New Smyrna Beach, Florida; Shawnee, Oklahoma; and Norman Oklahoma. She is well versed in teaching group classes, having conducted for the Stetson University Community School of the Arts in DeLand, FL and having run her own Summer Violin Workshop in Norman, Oklahoma for the several years. She currently teaches violin lessons at Imagine Music and Arts in Norman.
Ms. Panayiotou holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance degree from Stetson University, where she studied with Routa Kroumovitch. She continued with post baccalaureate studies at OU with Hal Grossman. Ms. Panayiotou has performed in master classes for Haratoune Bedalian and Renata Knific.

Emily Pierson

Emily Pierson has been a cellist for over 25 years. She has been teaching students of all ages over 15 years, ranging from 4-84. Emily believes that you are never too old to learn something new. She aims to teach music in a way that is more process based than performance based, promoting a

growth mindset with an emphasis on the person as a whole. She utilizes many teaching techniques ranging from classical cello methods to strategies adapted from performance psychology, neuroscience, and positive affirmation tools. Her teaching style draws on philosophies adapted from several early childhood experts such as Janet Lansbury, Lelia Schott, L.R. Knost, Nurture Neuroscience, and others from the gentle/conscious parenting movement.
Emily holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Arts from the University of Oklahoma, has performed with the Enid and Ft. Smith Symphony Orchestras and is an active performer. Recently, she began training in several early childhood music programs through Musikgarten and hopes to soon bring music to families with small children.
Emily lives in Norman with her husband, two boys ages 4 and 1, and her dog Rascal. She enjoys being a mom and cellist and cannot wait to meet you in the studio soon!

Gus Weaver

Jeffrey Adam “Gus” Weaver has performed as a violinist in symphonies, small ensembles, and as a soloist for over three decades. His education and career have taken him from the Southeast to the Midwest and the Northwest, and his performances range from formal classical

symphony concerts, weddings, funerals, mariachi, rock, fiddle, prayer services, and church services to informal business parties, private home gatherings, art openings, and street festivals.

Gus is a member of the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra in Texas and the Ft. Smith Symphony in Arkansas. He also performs regularly as a member of Mariachi Orgullo de America in the Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. As an instructor and mentor he teaches violin, viola, and guitar lessons and has taught in the Oklahoma City Metro area; Pocatello, Idaho; Portland, Oregon; and Melbourne, Florida.

Mr. Weaver holds a Master of Music in Performance degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Music in Performance degree from Idaho State University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Program of Liberal Studies from the University of Notre Dame. His principal violin teachers include Hal Grossman, Keum Hwa Cha, Chung Park, Carol Sindell, Carolyn Plummer, and Igor Markstein. His principal viola teacher was Chung Park and he currently is in the guitar studio of Francisco Venegas. He recently was appointed to the Executive Board of the American Federation of Musicians OKC Local 375-703 and is a member of the American String Teachers Association.

Woodwinds

Carrie Hoipkemier, clarinet

Carrie Hoipkemier is currently a PhD student in Music Education at the University of Oklahoma. Having over ten years of experience in band, orchestra, choir, Humanities, and PK-8 general music, Carrie is completing her education to

better support the musical growth of her current and future students. Her first instrument is clarinet, having been playing for 27 years. For the past ten years she has also been growing and teaching her original instrument: the voice.
In her spare time, Carrie enjoys listening to all sorts of music, knitting, reading, and peanut M&M’s.

Zack Smith, saxophone

Zack Smith is on the faculty as a Music Theory, Saxophone, and Piano Instructor. He has a Bachelor’s of Music from the University of Oklahoma, and is currently working on his Master’s in Music Theory. He is a member of the local band, Valouch

and the Hooch, switching between saxophone, bass guitar, and piano. Zack has 12 years’ experience teaching saxophone and received the Provost’s Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching in 2015-2016 for music theory. He stresses the importance of creativity in the learning process, the importance of lifelong learning, and the importance of naps.

TJ Blackburn, bassoon

TJ has a Bachelors of Music from the University of Oklahoma and a Masters of Music from the University of Minnesota.

She has been the 2nd Bassoonist for the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra for 12 years. Other than music, TJ is also very passionate about the health and wellness side of performing. She is currently studying to become a Physical Therapist Assistant and hopes to help musicians prolong their playing careers by helping with the body mechanics of playing an instrument.

VOICE

Carrie Hoipkemier

Carrie Hoipkemier is currently a PhD student in Music Education at the University of Oklahoma. Having over ten years of experience in band, orchestra, choir, Humanities, and PK-8 general music, Carrie is completing her education to

better support the musical growth of her current and future students. Her first instrument is clarinet, having been playing for 27 years. For the past ten years she has also been growing and teaching her original instrument: the voice.
In her spare time, Carrie enjoys listening to all sorts of music, knitting, reading, and peanut M&M’s.

Rodney Westbrook

Tenor, Rodney Westbrook, is from Fayette, Alabama. He has a BM and MM in voice from the University of Oklahoma. He has been fortunate enough to have studied with the great Nicolai Gedda and Marilyn Horne throughout his career. Rodney is

also an Alum of Ms. Horne’s program, The Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California.

Rodney began his professional singing career in Würzburg, Germany. He is currently singing all over the state of Oklahoma as a tenor soloist with organizations such as Norman Philharmonic with Richard Zielinski, Tulsa Oratorio Chorus with Tim Sharp, and will soon be making his debut to sing with Canterbury Choral Society with Randi Von Ellefson. Rodney has been invited back by OU on several occasions to sing as a Tenor Soloist for Accademia Filarmonica and was recently asked to return to OU Opera stage to sing Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor and to sing Tateh in Ragtime under the stage direction of famous Broadway performer and Director, Joe Locarro. For several years he was chosen as the tenor soloist for the Classical Music Festival based in Eisenstadt, Austria.

Rodney is known for his versatility and is not bound to any specific genre. His professional career has allowed him to sing opera, music theater, and he has even traveled the country singing in a Southern Gospel Quartet. He loves teaching and firmly believes that no matter what level singer a person is, music and singing can transform and shape someone to be the person they are striving to become.

Emma Will

Emma Will is from Cranston, Rhode Island and Southern California. She has had the opportunity to work with Bill Vendice and Kim Josephson as well as many other fantastic teachers and professors.

Emma is an alumna of the University of Oklahoma. She received degrees in both Vocal Performance and German World Language Education.

Emma is currently a teacher at Noble high school teaching choir and German I. She has had the opportunity to perform in many choral and operatic settings and has a passion for all kinds of music. She would like to focus on classical music and audition preparation for lessons and is open to teaching students of all ages and skill levels. Emma believes that music is incredibly vital in the world, bringing joy and perspective to all. 

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