Ryan has taught piano to students with a variety of skill sets and ages over the past seven years. His goal is to provide a creative and low anxiety environment where students can tackle challenges without fear of judgement or failure. He received his Bachelors in Piano Performance from the University of Colorado and is working on his Masters in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. Within the realm of piano, Ryan is most interested in teaching and composition. Aside from music, he enjoys hiking and computer programming.
Nathaniel Harrell teaches piano to all ages. He grew up in California where he was classically trained for fifteen years. He moved to Oklahoma to complete a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance under the instruction of Dr. Stephen Beus and Dr. Igor Lipinski. He is currently finishing a master’s degree in Piano Performance with Dr. Sergio Monteiro in Oklahoma City. He is enthusiastic about teaching all ages and styles of music and hopes to inspire and motivate others to find joy and meaning through music.
Jenna Klein is working on completing her PhD in Piano Pedagogy at OU. Before that she taught in Michigan at the Interlochen Arts Camp.
Sarah Reeves is passionate about music and about teaching. She began to learn the piano at the age of nine, and has been in love with it ever since. Throughout the last nine years she has had a number of piano students, and since completing a Sacred Music degree at Faith Baptist Bible
College of Ankeny, Iowa in 2013, she have expanded that work into a full piano studio. Now she is beginning the next stage of training as a master’s degree student studying piano performance and pedagogy at Oklahoma University. Sarah looks forward to implementing new skills and knowledge into her lessons as she learns, as it is always her goal to build an effective and creative learning environment.
Zack Smith is the Assistant Director of Imagine, as well as 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.
Emily Stocker is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Oklahoma under the direction of Dr. Jane Magrath and Dr. Barbara Fast. She currently studies piano performance under the tutelage of Dr. Igor Lipinski. Her former teacher includes Dr. Bradley Bolen at Baylor University, where she earned her bachelor of music degree in Piano Performance. At the University of Oklahoma, she is the instructor of group piano courses and applied private piano lessons to undergraduate piano minors.
Her recent teaching experiences abroad include Kenya and Malaysia. She will spend her summer as the staff accompanist for Music in the Marche in Italy.
At the Music Teachers National Association national conference in March, she will present on research of piano trio’s of early intermediate piano literature.
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 1-7 with Mary Craig Powell, Rita Hauck, and Fay Adams. She aspires to 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 Treasurer 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!
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.