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MUSIC INSTRUCTORS

Sarah Lankford

Owner/Violin/Piano/Musical Theater

As a native of Charlotte, NC, Sarah grew up in a culturally rich environment and attended The Northwest School of the Arts from the time she was 11. Since that age, she intensively studied Tap, Jazz, Modern and Ballet, as well as private study in violin, piano, and voice. Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Gardner-Webb University. She currently provides private instruction in violin, piano, voice and guitar and recently taught at Cape Fear Regional Theater and Temple Theater as the music director for their educational programs. Sarah is excited to be able to offer more opportunities for families within our community.

Taylor Hickey

Voice

Taylor Hickey is a lyric soprano and music teacher in the Sandhills of North Carolina. She is a private voice teacher as well as a middle school choral teacher at New Century Middle School in Moore County, where she teaches chorus and musical theatre classes. Taylor is also a vocal soloist and handbell choir director at Hay Street United Methodist Church in downtown Fayetteville. Taylor studied voice with Steve Sanders and choral music under Dr. Z. Randall Stroope at Oklahoma State University before relocating to UNC-Pembroke where she studied under Dr. Jaeyoon Kim. Taylor graduated from UNCP with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a concentration in voice. Taylor offers expertise in audition preparation, classical and broadway repertoire, and teaching voices of all ages.

Marie Riedesel

Piano/Woodwinds

Bio coming soon!

Ernesto Rivas

Guitar/Bass/Piano

Based out of North Carolina, Ernesto has vast performance experience working with numerous musicians and performance groups over the years.  A multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger, Ernesto has been featured on a number of recordings, from his self-released EP to performance tracks on other releases.  He has also interned with multi-award winning engineers & producers.

 

Ernesto received a B.S. in Music Industry Studies from Appalachian State University in 2009, and an M.M. in Music Business and Entertainment Industry from the University of Miami in 2017.  Rivas has studied under many esteemed musicians; as well as performed with both UNC Pembroke and App State Jazz ensembles, receiving an award for outstanding musicianship at the University of Northern Colorado at Greely’s International Jazz Festival in 2005.   

 

Mr. Rivas is currently an independent music instructor at Cape Fear Music Center in Fayetteville, NC, and at Carolina Performing Arts Studio in Cameron, NC.  Current performing groups include Dead City Symphony, The Several Devils, and Irrational Handshake, as well as other "for hire" work.

Hannah Mebane

Strings

Hannah Mebane is a violinist and native to Pinehurst, NC. She started playing violin in the 4th grade through Moore County schools and received a Bachelors in Music Education from Meredith College in 2012. During her time at Meredith College, she studied with NC Symphony member, Carol Chung, and performed with the Meredith College Sinfonietta and the Onyx Trio. After graduation, she moved back to Moore County and taught at Highfalls K-8 School for 5 years, Eastover Central School of the Arts (Cumberland County) for one year, and is now currently the orchestra director at New Century Middle School. Hannah has a passion for spreading the love of music through string instruments and has 12 plus years of private instruction experience.

Amy Clary

Piano/Kindermusik

Amy Broadbent Clary is a versatile pianist and teacher. She has taught beginners to adults at the WIU Community Music School and the University of South Carolina Center for Piano Studies. She received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy from Western Illinois University. She was the harpsichordist for the WIU Chamber Orchestra (2013-2016) and as an accompanying assistant she played for the WIU Wind Ensemble, and Concert Choir. Her solo orchestral debut was with the WIU Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Richard Hughey.

 

Amy is completing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina. Her current piano and piano pedagogy instructors include Charles Fugo, Scott Price, and Sara Ernst. Her previous instructors include Tammie Walker, and Jeffrey Brown.

Dr. Terri Sinclair

Homeschool Choir

Dr. Terri Sinclair is former Associate Professor/Director of Choral Activities at Coastal Carolina University, UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Asheville, and served three years on the music faculty at Sandhills Community College. Prior to entering higher education, Dr. Sinclair was Choral Director at Pinecrest High School. She is currently the Director of Music at Community Presbyterian Church. She holds the DMA in Choral Conducting from UNC-Greensboro, the MM in Choral Conducting from Florida State University, and the BM in Piano Performance from UNC-Chapel Hill. 
 
Dr. Sinclair’s choirs have performed at the Washington National Cathedral, the Lincoln Center, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and multiple state and regional music conferences. Her high school choirs performed for the NCMEA conference and her church choir has performed in Scotland. 
 
Dr. Sinclair is a conductor for MidAmerica Productions Carnegie Hall Concert Series. She is a clinician for state and regional choral festivals, is past President for SCACDA and has led sessions at state and regional music conferences. She has four published compositions, one children’s musical, numerous articles, and one book. She is listed in Who’s Who of American Women, 26th ed. (2007-2008).