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Jeremey Poparad

Guitar, Bass

Jeremey Poparad is an Akron area guitarist and bassist who performs regularly with jazz and rock bands, cover bands, and in musical theatre. Jeremey began playing the guitar while in high school, and soon developed an interest in jazz. After high school, he pursued this interest by entering the jazz program at the University of Akron. Jeremey graduated in the spring of 2006 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Jazz Studies and Music Composition. Jeremey works full time as a musician, splitting his time between performing and teaching. He is an adjunct professor in applied guitar and director of studio ensembles at Kent State University at Stark.

As an active composer, Jeremey writes for numerous ensembles that he performs in. He also writes for and performs on a custom 9-string electric guitar, which extends the range of a standard electric guitar both lower and higher. As both an electric guitarist and a fan of classical music, Jeremey is an advocate for the electric guitar as a serious instrument in the classical idiom, and works to compose and perform chamber music for the instrument.


 

Angelina Seemann

Voice, Piano

Angelina is a singer, actress, and vocal instructor from the Akron/Canton area. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a concentration in Vocal Performance from Malone University. Over the years she has studied with various vocal instructors, studying opera and musical theatre techniques. Angelina is very passionate about teaching vocal anatomy, vocal technique, audition prep, and everything between. She wants lessons to be educational, yet fun for all students.

Outside of teaching, Angelina can be found performing in theaters across Northeast Ohio, whether it be musicals or cabarets. She has even musically directed the NEO premier of Frozen Jr., as well as Footloose. Some of her favorite roles include Countess Rosina Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro), Alice Beineke (The Addams Family), Vi Moore (Footloose), and The Witch (Into the Woods). Her performances in Into the Woods and Footloose have earned her two consecutive nominations for the Broadway World Cleveland Awards.

Jacob Campbell

Strings,Piano

Mr. Campbell is originally from Elyria, Ohio. He moved to Florida, and in 2014 he completed his Bachelor’s in Viola Performance from Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida. He studied viola with Dr. Marguerite Richardson and piano with Dr. Scott Watkins while at JU. Currently he is finishing a master’s degree in Viola Performance at Cleveland State University. His orchestral experience includes, North Port Symphony (Florida), Venice Symphony (Florida), Blue Lake Festival Orchestra (Michigan), and Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra (Ohio). Mr. Campbell plays violin and viola frequently in the Cleveland area. As a conductor, he has conducted the North Port Symphony, CSU orchestra, and  the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra.

Amanda began taking piano lessons at the age of 6 years old and continued through high school. She often accompanied for her school's concert choir and played the keyboard in the jazz band. She was also an assistant to the choir director for the fourth- and fifth-grade choirs. In her junior and senior years she taught piano for beginners from her home. She began studying Choral Music Education at the University of Akron in 2013. Piano has always been more than just a hobby for Amanda and she hopes to help enrich students' lives and encourage them to cultivate their skill and love for music.

Amanda began taking piano lessons at the age of 6 years old and continued through high school. She often accompanied for her school's concert choir and played the keyboard in the jazz band. She was also an assistant to the choir director for the fourth- and fifth-grade choirs. In her junior and senior years she taught piano for beginners from her home. She began studying Choral Music Education at the University of Akron in 2013. Piano has always been more than just a hobby for Amanda and she hopes to help enrich students' lives and encourage them to cultivate their skill and love for music.

Amanda began taking piano lessons at the age of 6 years old and continued through high school. She often accompanied for her school's concert choir and played the keyboard in the jazz band. She was also an assistant to the choir director for the fourth- and fifth-grade choirs. In her junior and senior years she taught piano for beginners from her home. She began studying Choral Music Education at the University of Akron in 2013. Piano has always been more than just a hobby for Amanda and she hopes to help enrich students' lives and encourage them to cultivate their skill and love for music.

Jennifer James

 

Piano

Jennifer James is an Akron raised pianist. Starting lessons at the age of four, she studied classical piano until high school where she developed an interest in jazz. As a junior year high schooler, she joined the University of Akron Jazz Big Band after wanting to play and learn jazz more intensely. She kept her position as the pianist for the band through her senior year. After graduating from high school, she decided to attend the University of Akron, majoring in Jazz Studies. She is currently in her third year in the program. 

 

Outside of taking classes, Jennifer spends much of her time performing for private events with her jazz trio or quartet. She also occasionally performs original compositions by her fellow students at the University of Akron and accompanies vocalists or instrumentalists when needed. 

Jennifer's goals as a teacher are to enrich a student's life through music and helping them express themselves through it. She believes in assessing the student's goals and working from there to ensure the student achieves exactly what they want to attain while enjoying the process, too. 

Jacob Stoddard

Guitar, Bass, Piano

Jacob, originally from the “Magic City” Barberton, has been in love with music for longer than he can recall. From elementary school to college, symphony to jazz band to marching band, he took part in as many music courses as fit into his schedule and learned an equally expansive array of instruments - his primaries, however, would always remain guitar and keyboard.

 

A songwriter, composer, and a true enthusiast, Jacob sees inimitable value in the whole spectrum of music, taking as much delight in scrolling through new releases as flipping through used vinyls and cassettes at the area’s many thrift and record shops. It’s this affection that guides his approach to teaching - find what excites each student about music and nurture that unique brand of enthusiasm, all the while teaching them ways to express it and improve their technique.

 

He performed as a high school senior with Kent State’s All-Star Honors Wind Ensemble and Woodwind Choir, graduated as a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, and performed with Kent State’s Marching Golden Flashes at the 2012 MAC Championship game in Detroit, MI and the 2013 Go Daddy Bowl in Mobile, AL. Ever since, his affinity for music has only become stronger as he went on to receive his Associate’s Degree in Music Production & Engineering from Stark State. Nowadays he records/produces music at home and with friends, and spends spare time some evenings singing karaoke and playing at open mic nights.

Anita Pawlak

Piano, Voice

Anita was born and raised in a large, very musical family. She began taking lessons and playing piano at age 5, and has loved making music with her family and friends ever since. She has enjoyed playing at church events and weddings. In the past, she has taught private lessons to as many as 14 students at one time. 

 

Along with her love for piano, Anita also has a love for playing the harp and singing. She began taking lessons and playing the harp at the young age of 4. She has also played the harp at different events, including weddings. 

 

Singing has been a great love for Anita ever since she was very young, but she started taking vocal lessons at the age of 13 and continued on through college. She has sung at churches and anywhere else there is an opportunity. She has been a member of the Cuyahoga Community College Chorale, the Cantate Singers, the Orrville Community Chorus, and more! 

 

Anita helps students along at their own pace, and helps them learn to play their best. She has a huge heart for people and wants to help others see the amazing joy that music brings. She brings a joyful approach to music and loves to make music fun for all. 

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Our Teachers

Mike Lowden

Guitar

Mike Lowden has been playing guitar for as long as he can remember, and has found a love of teaching it. Mike has education from Berklee College of Music in Boston and the University of Akron Jazz Studies program. Jazz is a very strong love, but he is a self-described “music nerd” who listens to pretty much anything and everything. It’s not uncommon to see him playing classical music at a library or public park, with his own rock band, filling in for a country or heavy metal band, and a jazz gig all in the same week. Mike’s teaching style is completely personalized for each student, rather than using “canned” lessons for everyone, to help meet each student’s personal goals.

Kathleen Moreland

Voice

Kathleen Moreland is a singer, vocal coach, and recitalist living in the Cleveland area. She has been coaching for five years and sings in several area choirs including the Cleveland Pops Chorus, Blossom Festival Chorus and Choral Arts Cleveland. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Cleveland State University with a concentration in voice and a Master’s degree in Music History/Literature from the University of Akron. Her musical focus is on the repertoire and composers of the Great American Songbook and she has written a book on the topic.

Franklin Brown

Piano

Franklin is originally from Akron and has played the piano since age 6. After taking lessons for 6 years, he continued to teach himself until college, where he studied under Alina Polyakov at Gordon College in Wenham, MA. Franklin focuses on classical piano, particularly on the late Classical and Romantic periods.

Music has always played an important role in Franklin’s life—as a creative outlet, a mode of self-expression, and a meditative technique. He has played for churches, accompanied vocalists, and performed on the street; anywhere he finds a piano, from Denver to St. Andrews to Vilnius to Honiara, he will play it.

After graduating with a BA in Linguistics and a minor in German, Franklin moved to Klaipeda, Lithuania, where he worked for an international university and taught English. He returned home for a year and then moved to Scotland to complete his MSc in Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. Upon completing his degree, Franklin spent several months travelling and farming in New Zealand. He now lives in Munroe Falls. When he is not playing the piano, Franklin is usually teaching himself Russian, hiking, making coffee, or at the gym.

Amanda Lloyd

Piano

Amanda began taking piano lessons at the age of 6 years old and continued through high school. She often accompanied for her school's concert choir and played the keyboard in the jazz band. She was also an assistant to the choir director for the fourth- and fifth-grade choirs. In her junior and senior years she taught piano for beginners from her home. She began studying Choral Music Education at the University of Akron in 2013. Piano has always been more than just a hobby for Amanda and she hopes to help enrich students' lives and encourage them to cultivate their skill and love for music.

Sarah Hughes

Cello

​​Sarah Hughes is a Georgia-born Cellist currently studying Music Education at the University of Akron with Paul Kushious. Inspired by her mother’s piano playing when she was a young girl, she picked up the piano at age 7 and never dropped music since. Around the age of 10 she heard a recording of Faure’s Elegy and became determined to learn that instrument. Since then, she has been a performing cellist.

 

She has performed in numerous youth orchestras throughout Georgia and Massachusetts as either a member of the orchestra or as a guest soloist. Her past teachers have included James Woodall, Dr. Cathie Hudnall, Stephanie Dickerson, Ronald Lowry, and Professor Emmanuel Feldman of New England Conservatory, where she studied as a preparatory student from 2015-2018. Notable Masterclasses she has taken were from the Verona Quartet and the Escher Quartet’s Brook Speltz.

 

She believes that above all else, music is a matter of self expression and growth. Her lessons are geared towards giving the student a set of tools for them to use and explore themselves, and using these tools to self-evaluate and promote effective practicing strategies. She strongly believes in the individual and highly subjective nature of music, and teaches accordingly, catering to a student’s specific needs and musicality rather than using a strictly systemic method of instruction.

Sara Simonovska

Percussion/Drums, Piano

Sara Simonovska was born in Kumanovo, Macedonia on June 14, 1994. She started playing drum set at the age of four, and at fifteen began studying classical percussion at “Ilija Nikolovski – Luj” in Skopje, Macedonia under percussion professor Zoran Spasovski. After studying there for two years, Sara received a full scholarship from the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Traverse City, Michigan. Here she studied under the percussionist John Alfieri, and took master classes with Mojca Sedeu, Peter Erskine, Scott Pallegrom, Eric Schweikert, Clocks in Motion, and SO Percussion. She graduated in 2014 with honors. Sara graduated from Jacksonville University in Florida in 2018 and currently pursuing Masters degree in percussion performance at University of Akron.

Some of Sara’s accomplishments include Music Down Beat 2013 Winner and First Special Award at the International Chamber Music Competition in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has also been awarded First Special Prize in a solo percussion competition, First Chamber Music Award, Second Award in a xylophone competition, and Second Award in a multiple percussion competition in Skopje, Macedonia.