April Young - Voice
April Young holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, Voice Performance from Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA) and a Masters degree in Voice Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ). She has performed as a soprano soloist in recitals, choral concerts, musical theater shows, sacred services and the recording studio. April has directed choirs and productions for several churches and schools in the Spokane area. She is on the voice faculty at Holy Names Music Center and maintains a private studio. April has level I, II and III certificates from the Contemporary Commercial Music Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, VA). Her favorite part about teaching singing is helping students uncover their own unique gift, the God-given voice that each person has, which like a face or a fingerprint, is one-of-a-kind. April and her husband Milo are blessed with two adult daughters and two son-in-laws.
Kent Young received his masters degree in choral conducting from Colorado State University and an MA in vocal performance from Bethany College, Lindsborg KS. He has taught choral music, private voice, strings, and general music over the last 15 years in Colorado and Washington. Kent teaches 3rd through 12th grade music at The Oaks where his two children attend. He also leads music at Christ Church in Spokane. He composes music for choir, congregational song, as well as composing for strings and winds. Kent loves to impart a love of singing, and especially a love for choral music to young singers. Kent and his wife Terri live in Spokane Valley with their son Corbin, daughter Lindy, old cat Lucy, bunny Nutmeg, and puppy Tigger.
Gary Woodroof - Beginning Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion
Gary Woodroof holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Northwest Nazarene University and an MST in choral conducting from Portland State University. Gary has served as a worship pastor for over 30 years and has taught choir and band in the Pacific Northwest for over 12. Gary’s passion is God’s Holy Word and he loves to integrate his love for music and love for Christ into all his teaching endeavors. He is a professor at The Moody Bible Institute of Spokane, teaching "Exploring Music,” and he loves teaching 6th grade at The Oaks, where he is in his 5th year. Gary also serves as the elementary concert band instructor at The Oaks and loves giving lessons to budding instrumentalists!.
Students in guitar lessons with Mr. McEachran will work to develop their guitar technique, build musicianship skills, and learn to play and create music in a variety of styles. In each lesson, students will develop technique and coordination in each hand. In addition, students will learn and study foundational music theory that can be applied to creating and performing music. My goal is for each student to develop their ability to play the guitar skillfully and to glorify the Lord by sharing their gift with their community.