Arts Enrichment Instructors

We have an impressive group of instructors! Click on each name to read bios.

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  • Kari Anderson

    Kari grew up in Minnesota and began performing professionally at the age of sixteen. She has worked in musical theatre, film, and television as both a performer and as a director and choreographer.  Some favorite productions include choreographing Chicago at Centre Stage in Minneapolis, performing in The Follies at The Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, and choreographing for America’s Most Talented Kids. She concluded her performing career in 2004 by appearing as a soloist at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in Shelley Olsen’s A Hallel for our Time. Kari was a head judge for Showstopper American Dance Championships for twenty years and has been lucky enough to teach in some capacity for most of her career.
  • Scott Brons

    Scott is a musician who regularly performs as a pianist and singer. As a collaborative pianist, he has played at Lipscomb and Belmont Universities for classical, musical theatre, and commercial performers. Scott has been the musical director at the Second Theatre Company for four seasons of cabarets and the company’s first production of a musical. He is also the music minister at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. He can be heard in the professional ensemble Vocal Arts Nashville who has performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. As a composer, he writes for the stage, screen, and concert hall. Two of his film scores have won Best Original Score at the Five Minute Film Festival. Scott received a B.A. in Music with a piano emphasis from Lipscomb University.
  • Corine Brouwer

    Corine is well-known to North Carolina audiences. She is currently the Concertmaster of the Winston-Salem Symphony and the Asheville Lyric Opera. She is also principal second violin of the Arizona MusicFest Orchestra and Sun River Music Festival. Ms. Brouwer has appeared as soloist with the North Carolina Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, Arizona MusicFest Orchestra, Canton (Ohio) Symphony, and others. Her past chamber music appearances have included the Eastern Music Festival, the International Bartok Festival, and the Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival. Currently, she is faculty at Montreat College. Ms. Brouwer earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she studied with the late Elaine Richey.
  • Billie Marie Feather

    Billie is a multi-instrumentalist who originally hails from the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania. She attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Classical Guitar Performance for high school and her first undergraduate degree.  After graduating, Billie felt the call of the road and performed in a variety of genres all over North Carolina as well as the USA and Europe.  Being a lifelong learner, Billie returned to academia and received her second undergraduate degree from North Carolina Central University in Jazz Studies (with a focus in Jazz Guitar) and her Master's Degree in Guitar and Pedagogy from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Still performing and teaching full time, Billie is currently working on a Professional Artist Certificate in Recording Technologies and Guitar at UNCSA. While guitar has been the focus of her school studies, Billie also teaches bass, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele.

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  • Guy Kelpin

    Guy wears many hats in Winston-Salem, teaching and playing band instruments, basses, and keyboards. He performs regularly with theater companies, jazz bands, and classical ensembles. Guy has worked as a school band teacher and church music director and is the Operations Manager of the Piedmont Wind Symphony. Kelpin studied trombone and film scoring at Illinois Wesleyan University and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Guy’s experiences range from Pre-K music to bluegrass to heavy metal and his interests include canoeing, history, astronomy, and home improvement. Variety is the spice of life!
  • Ted Federle

    Ted is a graduate of the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute at the UNC School of the Arts. As a performer, Ted has made a name for himself both in Opera and Musical Theater, performing with Piedmont Opera, Peppercorn Theatre, St. Petersburg Opera, and many others. He has received awards from the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition and Anna Sosenko Assist Trust and is a regular performer for St. Mary’s Music Academy Concert Series and The Maple Springers Senior Community. As an educator, Mr. Federle teaches his students healthy approaches to accomplishing their singing goals. Whether students are pursuing Rock, Pop, Musical Theater, or Opera, he is a firm believer that there is a healthy way to do it.
  • Joni Hanna

    Joni received both a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. She studied piano and voice at Salem College before transferring to UNC as a junior undergraduate. Her passion is accompanying and she has accompanied a variety of ensembles in concerts, festivals, and musicals. Joni is an accomplished performer in both piano and voice and is a lifelong church musician.  She particularly loves a cappella singing and is one of the original Loreleis, the first female a cappella group at UNC.  Joni had the privilege of serving as a piano judge in the NC Federation of Music Clubs Music Festival at WFU in 2016.  A passionate teacher and coach, Joni's goal is to instill and cultivate the love of music in her students.  She has taught for over 20 years and strives for excellence with her teaching, which includes having fun and experiencing joy in the process.
  • Denise Healey-Lozano

    Ms. Lozano-Healey graduated from Hofstra with a B.S. magna cum laude with the highest honors in music. Her private teachers include Julius Baker, Geoffrey Gilbert, F. William Heim, and Murray Panitz. Ms. Lozano-Healey was Principal Flute of the Symphony of Long Island for 20 years as well as Principal for the Long Island Opera, Eglevsky Ballet, and Moscow Festival Ballet. She has also played with the New York Virtuosi and the Queens Festival Pops.

    Currently, she is Solo Piccolo with the Concert Pops of Long Island and flautist of the Lehman Woodwind Quintet, which is in residence at Lehman College and has been Solo Flute with the Hudson Opera Theatre for 12 years. Ms. Lozano-Healey is a flute instructor at Hofstra University as well as at Molloy College. She maintains a private studio at home as well and is a board member of the Long Island Flute Club

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  • Karen Kuyler

    Karen was born and raised in South Africa. She graduated from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. Afterward, Karen did graduate studies in music education. She also holds piano and music theory certifications from the University of South Africa and the Royal Schools of Music in London. Karen is an active member of the American College of Musicians and the Winston-Salem Piano Teachers Association. In addition to teaching piano, Karen is also the pianist at Lewisville Baptist Church and the music teacher at Winston-Salem Christian School. In her spare time, Karen loves reading, gardening, and kayaking with her family.
  • Ian Slentz

    Ian is an upbeat and enthusiastic drumset and guitar instructor. Ian has a Bachelor's Degree in Music with a focus in composition from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York. He has been recording drums and guitar since he was 16, first in the home and later on in the professional studio. He led music and worship in many Rochester area churches for over 12 years, and in that time he also performed with several bands in the United States and internationally. Ian primarily works as a voice actor for audiobooks and doing voiceovers for commercials. Originally a New Yorker, Ian and his wife Alexandra, our new Orchestra Director at FCDS, spent some time living in Toronto, Canada before moving to North Carolina.
  • Margaret Wages

    Margaret, the creator of Piano Pals, is an arts educator, performer, theatre director, and mom. She holds degrees in Music and Theatre Education from Meredith College, UNC-G, and NYU, and has more than twenty years of experience working in the arts with children from infants to teens. Currently, she teaches private piano and voice to kids in Winston-Salem, ages 4-18, and spends lots of time sharing her love of music with her 8-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son. Some of Margaret’s most valuable experience in early childhood education came from her work at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, where she worked in multiple arts disciplines with young children who taught her that the process of creating is just as valuable as the product!
Forsyth Country Day School (FCDS) is a private, college preparatory, independent school for preschool through high school located in Lewisville, NC, just outside of Winston-Salem. Students benefit from a challenging academic curriculum, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.

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