Voice Instructors

Jordy BETACOURT-VARGAS

Jordy BETACOURT-VARGAS

Voice

Jordy, who speaks English and Spanish fluently, was born in Nicaragua, but has spent most of his life in this country singing, singing, singing. A NATS competition winner, he has been teaching since his undergraduate years while earning his degree in vocal performance. Those years saw Jordy with singing roles in over 12 major productions. He is now pursuing his Masters Degree in vocal performance, serving as a section leader in his church choir, and teaching voice in several locations. Jordy is a fun teacher who relates well with young and old, and with male or female students.

Ashley Hafler

Ashley Hafler

Voice

Ashley earned a Bachelors of Music Degree from K.S.U. and a second Degree in Vocal Performance from Akron University.

An active performer, Ashley has performed roles in nine major opera productions in Kent, Akron, and the Solon Center for the Arts. She also directs the vocal performance program in a local church and sings with the Akron Symphony Chorus. An experienced teacher in traditional and pop styles, Ashley enjoys students of all ages, and all backgrounds and interest.

Julia Mihalich

Julia Mihalich

Voice

Julia earned her Music Degree from Kent State and has also studied advanced vocal techniques in Italy. In addition to her student operatic roles at Kent she continues to perform throughout the area in Musical Theater and Opera productions.

Before joining the staff at Woodsy’s she maintained an active personal teaching studio. Julia is well versed and experienced in all vocal styles and enjoys teaching students of all ages. She routinely supplements her approach with basic piano keyboard skills.

Jaclyn Kurtz

Jaclyn Kurtz

Piano & Voice

Jaclyn has earned three college degrees in music, including a B.A. in Music Education form Mount Union, a MM in Vocal Performance and a MA in Music Theory from Kent State University. She has taught piano and voice to students from Kindergarten to High School in area Public and Private Schools for six years, as well as the college level. In addition, Jaclyn has maintained a private studio in the area for a number of years. She is a personable and patient teacher who is comfortable with students of all age levels and experience.

Nikki Cvammen

Nikki Cvammen

Piano, Voice

Nikki has a BA in music technology from Kent State University with a concentration in music production and vocal performance. She has spent most of her life singing and being on stage. She has performed in several professional groups in the area and has had extensive vocal training throughout the years. As a performer Nikki is very passionate about musical theatre, but has performed most other genres of music including jazz, pop, country, punk and rock. She also has been playing piano for a good portion of her life. As a young musician, Nikki taught herself how to play piano by ear and eventually got technical training when she was older. As a music producer, she also writes and produces her own music and is educated in the process on how to write, record and release original music for others.

Nikki is also a yoga instructor outside of her passion for music, and has been teaching for over five years. She has a passion to teach others how to become the best version of themselves. She is a fun teacher who loves to make people laugh and is comfortable with all types of students.

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