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 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.
Nathaniel Harrell is from San Francisco, California. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of Oklahoma. He plans on continuing his studies in Oklahoma to complete a master’s degree in Piano Performance & Pedagogy. 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.
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.
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.
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 our faculty as a Music Theory, Saxophone, and Piano Instructor. Zack has a Bachelor’s of Music from the University of Oklahoma, and is currently working on his Master’s in Music Theory. He is currently a member of the local band, Valouch and the Hooch, and in his spare time enjoys composing and transcribing music. If you are wanting to nerd out about Music Theory – Zack is your guy!
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.