Piano Faculty

Leslie Appleby

Piano Faculty

Leslie Appleby is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano (Music Teachers National Association) and has taught piano privately for the past 30 years to students of all ages and abilities.  Her students have won numerous honors in competitions of the Iowa Music Teachers Association (IMTA) and the Private Music Teachers Association (PMTA), as well as the Dubuque...

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Laura Bee

Piano Faculty

Laura Bee has been accompanying and teaching piano lessons since high school. She graduated from University of Wisconsin-Platteville in December 2015 with a degree in piano performance. Laura currently accompanies for Chamber Choir and Concert Choir at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She also collaborates with a wide variety of musicians in the UWP music...

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Melanie Beyerl

Piano and Voice Faculty

Melanie Beyerl graduated from St. Olaf College with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education.  She spent four years teaching K-8 general music and theatre production in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, freelancing and playing with the Minnesota Symphonic Winds.  Following this, she spent two years teaching K-8 music in St. Charles, Illinois while managing a private...

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Laura Chase

Piano Faculty

Laura Chase graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC with a Bachelor’s degree in Music. For nine years she taught in North Carolina Public Schools as an Elementary Music Teacher and has also served as an adjunct community college faculty member, teaching Music & Movement. Laura has taught students of all ages in piano pedagogy and is currently a music...

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Noah Cornelius

Piano and Voice Faculty

Noah Cornelius has been teaching music in Iowa schools for 14 years, currently serving as the Director of K-12 vocal music for Marquette Catholic Schools in Bellevue. He has directed musicals and other stage productions; prepared students for All-State, contests, and festivals; and is an accredited adjudicator for IHSMA. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music...

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Patrick Jekanowski

Organ, Piano, Trumpet, and Voice Faculty

Mr. Jekanowski holds a Masters of Music in Sacred Music and Choral Conducting from the Catholic University of America and a Bachelor of Music Education in Choral Music Education from Florida State University. He has been a director of Liturgy and Music, accompanist, choir rehearsal assistant, organist and music minister for churches on the east coast. He was also the...

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Kendra Leik

Piano Faculty

Kendra Leik is a graduate of Providence Baptist College, Elgin, IL and has been a pianist for over twenty years. Ms. Leik specializes in accompanying preschool, elementary, high school, college, and adult choirs and other singing groups for church services, recitals, music programs, and school competitions. Since her music studies in college, she has written several...

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Jill Scheirer

Clarinet and Piano Faculty

Jill Scheirer graduated from Concordia College in Minnesota with a B.A. in Music Education with an emphasis in clarinet performance. She was employed as a music teacher in the Dubuque Community Schools as a PK-5 music and choir teacher. Ms. Scheirer has also taght in the Bismarck, ND and Kulm, ND public scholls. She is widely known as a dedicated musician with a wide...

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Teresa Slade

Piano and Voice Faculty

Teresa Slade was a national quarter finalist in the 2015 Grammy Teacher Music Education Award program, a finalist in Dubuque Community Schools 2013 "Teacher of the Year,” and earned the Diane Elgin DeMaio Award for excellence in teacher mentorship in 2014. She has coached 52 Iowa All-State chorus singers, 7 Iowa All-State Jazz singers, 30 Iowa Opus Honor Choir singers,...

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