Cello, Piano.......... Mikki Carrigan
Immersed in music from early childhood, Mikki is a well-rounded musician and teacher who excels at developing the talents of students of all ages. She began singing and performing at the age of four, and began studying piano at five. By age nine, she had added violin and cello to her repertoire. As principal cellist in high school, she toured Europe and played with the Interlochen Chamber Orchestra.
Mikki spent two years as the music teacher at a private school, where she focused on helping students become confident in their ability to perform for others.
Violin, Viola..........Sarah Wahoff
Sarah began playing the violin when she was eight years old, and at nine was performing with advanced-level orchestras at the Providence Fine Arts Center. When she was 11 years old, Sarah began composing her own music, and at 14, began studying violin performance under Cambridge-trained musician Alison Rolf.
During the 2006 - 2007 season, Sarah served as Co-Concert Master for Young People's Symphonic Orchestra at the Webster University Community Music School. In 2008, she placed third in the University of Missouri, creating the Original Music Project and attended the associated summer camp. She has been teaching private violin lessons since 2005, and has been a teaching assistant and substitute instructor for beginning strings classes at the Providence Fine Arts Center.
Guitar, Drums............ Kevin Bowers
Kevin Bowers has been playing guitar, piano, bass, drums, and composing music since he was five years old. He graduated from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California in 2000, where he received an associate's degree. While there, Kevin was named All Around Outstanding Drummer and Most Ambitious Student.
He is currently playing with the band "The Feed" in St. Louis and elsewhere throughout the Midwest. Kevin has also composed, recorded, and released two albums of his own music. Kevin has been teaching at School Music USA since August 2008.
French Horn, Piano............. Sydney Reynolds
Harp.......... Danielle Williams
Danielle has been playing the harp for over 10 years. After several years of experience learning the sax, piano, and other wind instruments, Danielle began to play the harp at age 14. She studied with Terri Langerak at the University of Missouri (St. Louis) and graduated with her degree in music with the harp as her main instrument. Danielle has been teaching private lessons since 2008 and currently plays with the Town & Country and St. Charles Symphony Orchestras
Brass............ Dan Callihan
Dan Callihan, a native of Carl Junction Missouri, began playing Trumpet in grade school with the encouragement of his grandparents. He was inspired by professional trumpeters such as Maynard Ferguson, Bobby Shew, Snooky Young and Clark Terry. He attended Carl Junction High School where he graduated in May 2013. Dan always knew he wanted to pursue music as a career, so he auditioned and was offered a scholarship to Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, MO. He was a member of the Lion Pride Marching Band, Lion Pride Pep Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra and many other chamber and solo ensembles.
Sax, Clarinet........... Matt McCeever
We offer private music lessons for students of all ages and levels of experience. Our experienced teachers offer individual, one-on-one lessons. Students learn necessary skills and habits so they are successful in their musical goals and explore a variety of musical styles.
Individual lessons meet once a week for 30 minutes. Lesson tuition ($20 to $30 per lesson) varies according to the instructor. Tuition is paid to your teacher at the first lesson of each month.
To get the most out of their lessons, students will need an instrument to practice at home. In many cases we can offer affordable options, so students can have a rewarding and positive learning experience.
If you want additional information, please complete and submit the form below. Our teacher will contact you to discuss your questions and other details.
School Music USA
11048 Olive Blvd Creve Coeur, MO 63141 (314) 218-6565
Meet Our Teachers
Sydney started playing piano at a young age, and when school band began, played concert percussion from fifth grade to her junior year of high school. She switched to horn right before she moved to St. Charles to finish her last two years of high school. While making the permanent switch to horn in a concert setting, she still ended up marching percussion for all four years of high school.
After high school she attended Southeast Missouri State University where she will be graduating from in May, 2017 with a Bachelors in Music Education, with an emphasis in horn. While living in Cape Girardeau she studied horn under Dr. Nicholas Kenney and music education with Dr. Martin Reynolds. She held multiple professional positions with the marching band and music department, as well as played in multiple ensembles at the university including the wind symphony, orchestra, and steel drum band.
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