A metro Detroit native, Dianne Cragg is a classically trained pianist and began her piano studies at the age of seven. She credits her musical foundation to her first piano teacher, the late Lorraine Stenborg. During her childhood, Dianne participated in numerous recitals at the Michigan Music Festival, sponsored by Grinnell Brothers and attended by thousands annually. Read more.
Peter Cartwright is a private instructor and performer of piano and voice at The Arts Academy at Steinway Piano Gallery. He also offers bilingual vocal coaching in English and Spanish for beginning vocalists. Peter believes in a flexible and individual teaching approach toward his students and specializes in many styles of music, such as classical, jazz, pop, and boogie-woogie. Peter instructs students from young children to the college level and beyond. Read more.
Daniel Drummond has been a private piano teacher since 2005, specializing in piano instruction for ages 5 to adult. Daniel teaches both beginners and advanced students while striving to provide a quality education in music performance as well as history, theory, and ear training. Although Daniel utilizes Faber & Faber, Bastien, and Alfred methods, he continuously adjusts his teaching style to meet his students’ needs and encourages a learning path that is fluid, fulfilling, and fun. Read more.
Rick Moore has been a teacher of piano, organ, and keyboard for the past forty-two years. He utilizes a customized approach to his teaching, based on the student’s goals and aspirations while providing variety and enjoyment in the learning process. Rick specializes in all styles of music from the beginner level to the college level. Rick’s students include 5-year-old children to senior citizens, and he has extensive experience working with children and adults with ADHD, ADD, and autism. Read more.
Patricia Noble is a private piano teacher at The Arts Academy with over thirty-five years of teaching experience. She provides a student-centered teaching environment while helping students meet goals and reach a higher level of musical technique. Patricia’s desire for each student is for them to become independent learners, gain problem-solving abilities, increase confidence, and learn self-discipline through positive reinforcement. Read more.
After graduating from college with a degree in elementary education and after teaching elementary school for 5 years, Suzanne Sommerville realized that her true calling was to mentor and to teach young children and adults, not only to play the piano, but also to develop a deep appreciation for music. It is her desire to lead students to an understanding of what is truly at the heart of music. Read more.
Miss Lindsay’s art room is a place where people of all ages can express themselves creatively. Students create their own unique art work, receive inspiration, and share ideas. Miss Lindsay teaches students to draw, paint, and sculpt various subjects of their choice. Concept, composition, dimension, proportion, perspective, shape/form, style/technique, and value are discussed and applied to each project. Students also receive their own art kit consisting of pencils, an eraser, a ruler/triangle, colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolor, and acrylic paints with one 8×10 canvasboard and sketchbook. Read more.
Irene Steyman teaches private and group lessons for all ages at The Arts Academy. She instructs the most inexperienced musicians to the most advanced concert pianists with studies in music theory and history, performance skills, ear training, and composition. Irene teaches many genres of music but emphasizes the importance of classical instruction, utilizing both traditional and Suzuki methods. Irene specializes in Music for Young Children, a group piano program designed for children age three and up. Read more.