Music lessons on instruments including flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello, and string bass.
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Single (trial) lessons for $30 per half-hour or $60 for full-hour.
4-packs of half-hour lessons for $115, full-hour 4-packs for $230.
15-week semester of half-hour lessons for $400, full-hour semesters for $800.
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Emma began playing the flute at the age of 5 when her mother enrolled her in a group flute class at the local community center. Over the past nearly 20 years of flute playing, she has had the opportunity to perform around the country and around the world in Australia, Germany, the Czech Republic, DR Congo, and the Philippines.
In addition to performing in orchestras and other chamber ensembles, Emma enjoys helping students discover their own love of music. She believes music adds happiness and beauty to life.
Emma is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance. Her love of music has led her to continue her studies as a graduate student of Dr. Tadeu Coelho at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Eugene Ryoo is pursing his Master’s degree in Saxophone Performance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, studying with Dr. Robert Young. At UNCSA, he is currently the Saxophone Teaching Assistant and Woodwind Graduate Assistant. Prior to pursing his graduate studies, Eugene earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Studies (Instrumental Emphasis) studying with Dr. Stephen C. Page.
Eugene enjoys maintaining an active career as a solo and chamber musician and supporting new music. He is a winner of the 2018 North Carolina MTNA Young Artist Competition, runner-up for the 2018 MTNA Chamber Music Competition, Silver Medalist of the 2018 Young Texas Artist Competition and prizewinner of the 2017 Texas MTNA Young Artist Competition.
Anthony Lacivita is a freelance trumpet player and current Graduate student at UNC School of the Arts, studying under the direction of Dave Dash, former member of the Presidents Own Marine Corps Band. Anthony received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from Gardner Webb University under the direction of the world famous orchestral trumpet player, Tim Hudson, and received annual masterclasses from the former principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony, Charles Schlueter. In addition to working on a Master’s Degree in trumpet performance, he is also teaching privately at Separk Music, performing as a local musician in the triad area at various churches, retirement homes, and special events, and preparing for professional orchestral and military band auditions.
Bruce Brewster is a third-year undergraduate music student at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He enjoys playing in the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Nutcracker Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, Horn Ensemble, and the Cornichon Wind Quintet. He has been teaching horn at Separk Music since September 2016. His primary horn teacher is Dr. Maria Serkin, and his favorite performance so far was Beauty and The Beast with the Lexington Youth Theater.
Bobby Thomas is a versatile percussionist, composer, educator, and collaborator who loves working with other artists on various interesting multi-disciplinary projects.
Bobby drummed for the beloved UNCSA Jazz Ensemble from 2016–2019. He performs weekly as the percussionist for First Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem and remains a member of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS). Bobby has recently performed with The Union Symphony Orchestra, The UNCSA Nu-Ensemble, The UNCSA Symphony Orchestra, The UNCSA Wind Ensemble, and the UNCSA Percussion Ensemble, as well as various chamber groups and jazz bands while maintaining his private teaching studio at Separk Music.
As an educator, Bobby Thomas believes in using the music that the student loves to aid them in their musical journey, while cleverly applying the tried and true percussion pedagogical necessities within. Bobby tailors to the student’s individual needs and interests with a custom curriculum, while never neglecting the fundamentals and technical aspects of percussion playing, to aid in leading the student to a healthy and lifelong love of music.
In his free time, Bobby composes, records, plays other instruments and goes skateboarding. Bobby Thomas is a graduate percussion student at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), studying under John R. Beck.
A recent graduate of Macalester College studying violin with Mary Budd Horozaniecki, Sarah Kissinger was concertmaster of the Macalester Symphony Orchestra and winner of the 2017-18 Macalester Concerto Competition. Sarah has participated in master classes with musicians including Osmo Vänskä, Paul Watkins, Chad Hoopes, and Harumi Rhodes, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Music in Violin Performance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, studying with Professor Kevin Lawrence.
Jose Olea Vico grew up in Winston Salem, N.C., and began playing the violin in 6th grade through the orchestra classes offered in middle school. After years of orchestra classes and self-instruction, he auditioned and was accepted into UNCSA’s High School program to study with Kevin Lawrence. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at East Carolina University, studying with Ara Gregorian and Hye-Jin Kim for a year of undergraduate study. In the fall of 2017 he transferred back to UNCSA to continue work on his Bachelor’s degree with Professor Lawrence, and Ulrich Eichenauer. In 2019 Jose attended the Richard Luby Violin Symposium at UNC Chapel Hill where he performed in a masterclass for Aaron Berofsky.
Blake Kitayama is a member of the de Sterke Quartet as part of the Chrysalis Chamber Music Institute. As an orchestral musician he has recorded for Navano Records and played in the Jackson Symphony and Huntsville Symphony. He first began teaching as an undergrad, working with young chamber groups, and recently participated in Suzuki training.
Blake earned a Bachelor of Music from Vanderbilt University under the instruction of Felix Wang and is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with Brooks Whitehouse.
Debbie graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Piedmont Bible College. She has been teaching piano for about 40 years. Around 1/3 of the years have also been with Separk Music. Some of her students have performed in the North Carolina Federation Music Clubs Festival. Debbie is a member of the Winston-Salem Piano Teachers Association.
Morgan Hunkele is an active performer throughout the state and beyond, appearing as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative pianist. She began studying piano at age 11 in Concord, North Carolina with Char Solomon. Since then, she has studied with Dylan Savage, and currently studies piano with Dmitri Shteinberg at the North Carolina School of the Arts. She has also performed in masterclasses for world-renowned pianists, such as Asaf Zohar, Arthur Greene, and Wu Han. Morgan has been awarded top prizes in the NCMTNA Young Artist and Senior Piano Competitions, the Charlotte Steinway Piano Competition, Greensboro Euterpe Club Instrumental Competition, the Triad Institute Young Artist Competition, and the NC Bach Festival Competition. She has also had the opportunity to study at prestigious summer programs, including Meadowmount School of Music, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and Brevard Music Center.
Morgan recently performed a program of solo piano works as part of the Music for a Great Space Concert series, and looks forward to performing as a NC Bach Festival guest artist in the coming weeks. Over the summer, Morgan gave a lecture-recital entitled “The Creativity Workshop,” which she designed to educate and involved audience members in a classical concert setting. She enjoys introducing students of all levels to excellent compositions written by the greatest composers, as well as catering to their own wish-lists. Morgan also designs her curriculum to help students develop healthy technique, aural skills, and theoretical knowledge, all of which help students accomplish their musical goals!
Adam Winkler graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Music from Kentucky Wesleyan College where he studied voice and piano. He is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy with an Emphasis in Injury-Preventive Keyboard Technique from Salem College where he studies with Barbara Lister-Sink. Adam’s education in piano and vocal pedagogy prioritizes a holistic approach, combining bio-mechanics and neuroscience to piano/vocal technique and musicality. In addition to his teaching Adam serves as the Director of Traditional Worship Arts at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church where he conducts choral and handbell ensembles. He has lived Winston-Salem since 2017 and when not engaged musically, spends his time reading and perfecting his French.
Austin Knudsen is a Classical Guitar Performance major currently studying at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). Before attending UNCSA’s undergraduate program he graduated from the UNCSA high school program with a focus in classical guitar. During his classical music career Austin Knudsen has performed in two Guitar Foundation of America Guitar Orchestras, two Guitar Orchestras at Guilford College and has performed in several UNCSA recitals. He has participated in several classical guitar festivals such as the GFA, Guitarganza, and the London School of Guitar festival. Before studying classical guitar, he studied songwriting and performed in several small venues and coffee shops in Utah.
Austin Knudsen is currently teaching at Separk Music Company, a position he has held for two years now and teaches privately out of his home studio. His teaching includes general interest in guitar, focus in classical guitar, ukulele, and bass guitar. Austin is currently training to be a Suzuki certified teacher and is an active member of the Suzuki Foundation of America. Austin also has an interest in studying to be a luthier and in his spare time works on classical guitar building.
Erick was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. Erick began playing guitar when he was 14 years old and gradually submerged himself in the fundamentals of guitar, performance, and music theory. Erick’s passion for music led him to attend and graduate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) High School program. Now, Erick is a junior studying Classical Guitar Performance at UNCSA, under Joseph Pecoraro and Luke Payne, professional guitarist. Erick has performed all over the Piedmont Triad at holiday events, his local church, retirement homes, and at UNCSA’s studio recitals. In addition, Erick has performed for the North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs in Greensboro, North Carolina for three years, receiving Superior Rating each year. Erick guides his students to their musical goals and strives to instill his passion for music in all his students.
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