Laura Simna

Laura Simna

BW Community Arts School

Laura Simna holds a Master of Music in Violin Performance from The Ohio State University, a Master of Arts in String Pedagogy from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Case Western Reserve University with studies at the Cleveland Institute …

Sandra Simon, instructor at BW Community Arts School

Sandra Simon

BW Community Arts School

Sandra Simon teaches applied lessons to music theater majors and non-majors. She is also certified in Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method, Levels I, II and III. With a “voice like the sun” (Boston Globe), soprano Simon is at home performing opera, oratorio and on the …

Ceste Stanly, instructor at BW CAS

Ceste Stanly

BW Community Arts School

Ceste Stanly has a B.S. in Music Education from Bryan College & an M.A. in Music Education-Kodaly from James Madison University. Miss Stanly has taught music to students for 17 years. She teaches piano, voice, and flute to students from ages 7-75, including students with …

Janet Strukely-Dziak

Yvonne LoPresto

Janet Strukely-Dziak founded North Pointe Ballet, a non-profit organization with the mission to make classical ballet accessible, in 2016 following a career as a professional ballet dancer and earning a B.A. in Dance from Mercyhurst University. As Executive Artistic Director of NPB, she continues to …

Lembi Veskimets

Yvonne LoPresto

Lembi Veskimets joined the viola section of the Cleveland Orchestra in 1997, having previously held the positions of principal viola of the Ohio Chamber Orchestra and of the National Repertory Orchestra. An enthusiastic chamber musician, she has participated in such festivals and events as the …

Lauren Stenroos

BW Community Arts School

Lauren Stenroos is a founding dancer with Cleveland Ballet under the artistic direction of Gladisa Guadalupe and Ballet Mistress Cynthia Graham. Previously, she has danced professionally with Lake Erie Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Dayton Ballet, and Ballet Montana. She has also appeared as a guest dancer …

Erik Wagner

BW Community Arts School

Erik Wagner graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toledo in 1994 before earning his Master of Music from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music in 1997. He has been teaching guitar for over 25 years and specifically enjoys teaching classical music. …

Jackie Wagner

Yvonne LoPresto

Jackie comes to us with her Bachelors in Art Education K-12 from Kent State University. She was a stay-at-home mom for 16 years when she started her mural business, Painting by Jackie. She has been a mural artist for 20 years and her work can be found …