December 2017  
Ballet Mistress

Jane Huber

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Mrs. Jane Huber, Ballet Mistress, teaches Pre-Ballet through Advanced Ballet and Pointe.

She received her extensive training primarily with the Royal Academy System in Canada. As a young adult, she danced and taught ballet and contemporary dance at the Western Dance Theater in Vancouver, Canada.  Additional training was received in New York with  Merce Cunningham School and the Martha Graham School.  She has directed and choreographed for the Academy of Dance at Harmony School of Creative Arts for over 10 years.  Her caliber of teaching is unmatched in the Hill Country.  Many of her students have been accepted in major dance programs throughout the country.  Her teaching combines RussianRoyal Academy and Cecchetti method giving the students a complete training.

Jazz, Lyrical, Tap

Rebecca Carmack

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Rebecca is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, and lyrical. She is a former member of the Orange Jazz Company of Orange, Texas. She has studied under many diverse choreographers throughout the country. Rebecca has also competed in various events throughout Texas and Louisiana.


Kristi Stere

Kristi Marie Stere - Originally from California, Kristi has been teaching Ballet and Pointe for over 25 years. She joined the teaching staff of Dancers Workshop in Austin, Texas in 1995. Ms. Stere is a certified Ballet Examiner and active member of the Texas Association Teachers of Dancing, Inc., and has served on the organization’s board of directors.  An award winning student at W.G. Enloe Magnet Arts High School, she received professional training from programs at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the Atlanta Ballet, and the Raleigh School of Ballet where she also began teaching. She performed with the Raleigh Dance Theatre (Carolina Ballet) under founding director Ann Vorus.  Ms. Stere has also appeared with the Raleigh Civic Ballet, Kinesis Dancetheater, Ballet East, Slavin-Nadal Ballet, Third Coast Jazz, and as a guest principal with Mesquite Repertory Ballet. She received a full merit scholarship to Ballet Austin, where she apprenticed with costume designer Chip Seibert. Kristi now designs costumes, scenery, and props for the ballet company Ovation, which she co-directs with Libby Lovejoy and Inga Lujerenko.

Theater Instructor

Kimberly Johnson

Strings Instructor

Devlon Goodman

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Voice Instructor

Robert Schneider

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Piano Instructor

Carlene Jasper

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Piano Instructor

Lynda Freeman

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Lynda has been part of the Harmony music faculty since 2011.  Her love of piano was influenced by her grandmother, a music conservatory graduate, who was still teaching piano lessons when at  the age of 103.  Lynda inherited her grandmother's students in 1979, upon her grandmother's retirement. Lynda enjoys working with piano students and especially loves to see the  smile when they enjoy playing a song.  She graduated from Concordia University  with a bachelor of business .  Her studies at Concordia also included music coursework in piano, organ, and guitar. Lynda has also earned master degrees with an emphasis in accounting, marketing, and clinical mental health. She is  pursuing a doctorate in clinical mental health, with an emphasis in music therapy as she believes that  music heals the soul.

Piano Instructor

Andrew Hlavinka

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Andrew Hlavinka teaches Jazz, Classical, and Contemporary Studies (Pop, Rock, R&B, Electronic, Gospel, Synth)

Listening to my first Elton John CD at nine years old, the flame was kindled and my life with piano begun!  After learning basic music reading from a voice teacher, I studied piano with classically trained Russian teacher, Ruslan Sviridov, for four years.  He exposed me to more traditional classical repertoire and some of my favorite composers - Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich.  Ruslan taught me not only physical piano technique and classical music language but also different methods for interpreting and feeling the music.  I also studied with Linda Hasse, a UT piano grad and ‘’rubato’’ master, before college.  Her guidance in playing Gershwin, Copland, Bach, Beethoven and many more composers deepened my passion for piano greatly.  In high school, at performing arts magnet school, NESA, I discovered how much fun it is to play piano to accompany singers, with an orchestra, and in a pit for musical theatre shows.  My love for pop, rock, and indie music grew quickly when I joined a rock band senior year and realized the awesomeness of playing a synth in a band with bass, guitar, drums, and vocals beside you.  Coldplay, The Shins, Keen, Jack Johnson, Fiona Apple, Billy Joel, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, John Legend, and Radiohead were and are a big deal.

I studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston from 2010-2014 and graduated with a degree in Piano Performance and Electronic Production.  I studied with amazing jazz and classical players Kevin Harris, Bob Winter, Leo Blanco, and Laszlo Gardony and discovered my passion for jazz.  After seeing live shows with incredible musicians spontaneously communicating to each other, I knew I had to dive into this jazz world.  I learned different strategies of improvisation, ear training, transcribing, jazz theory, and was exposed to the greats: Coltrane, Monk, Evans, Parker, Jarrett, Ellington, Gillespie, Joplin, Fitzgerald, Holiday.  I love these musicians/composers, but it was also my fellow student musicians from all around the world at Berklee, playing every style you could think of, that inspired me equally.  I played in jazz, gospel, R&B, electronic, and pop ensembles and continue to try to play with as many different people and perspectives as I can.

I started teaching privately to all-ages through college in Boston; and, through Berklee, I volunteered to play for the Dorchester Boys and Girls Afterschool Club open mic nights.  The confidence that performing gave these kids was amazing.  This and my experience mentoring high school students through the Berklee City Music program demonstrated the musical and overall life benefits of teaching.  To empower a student’s belief in themselves to overcome any obstacle in their life and to pursue their dreams and develop their goals is a wonderful experience- one where the student’s perspective, experiences, obstacles, and questions teach me at least as much as I’ve taught them. 

Strings Instructor

Allison Sargent

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Allison Sargent was born into a musical family and began the journey at the age of 6 when she was enrolled in Suzuki Violin lessons. She grew up in California and Arizona and attended Northern Arizona University where she was awarded a full ride Orchestral Performance Scholarship and ultimately received a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Performance. Over the past twenty years Allison has been involved in a number of school and community orchestral programs. She has studied with Dr. Louise Scott, Dr. Sue Baer, Dr. Karin Hallberg, Dr. Pete Sorenson, Davin Rife, Whyne Wong Rife, and Jennifer Goff among many others. Dr. Louise Scott trained and mentored Allison for her Suzuki Violin Teacher Training Registration Books 1-4+. Other Short Term Suzuki trainers include Kim Sullivan, Susan Kempter, Bill Dick, and Shelly Rich.

Performance Experience

Allison has earned the position of Concertmaster in the Northern Arizona University Symphony, Tucson Foothills Philharmonic, Canyon Del Oro Symphonic Orchestras, and in numerous summer institutes across the United States. Playing violin has taken Allison all over the world. She has toured to Chicago, Las Vegas, Hollywood, all major cities in Arizona and to Scotland. She has also played as a section violinist for the Flagstaff, Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Northern Arizona University Chamber Groups and Orchestra, Tucson Philharmonic, and locally with the Round Rock Symphony Orchestra. Allison relocated from Arizona to Texas in 2009.

Teaching Experience

Allison has been teaching violin, viola and piano in the Austin Texas area since 2009. Allison has been an IMIP instructor at Cedar Ridge High School, Round Rock High School, Hopewell Middle School, and Stony Point High School in the past few years. She has coached and run master classes of students in Pflugerville and Round Rock on region and all-state excerpts. Before relocating to Texas Allison taught at the Northern Arizona University Music and Dance Academy for five years where she managed private students, group classes and hosted recitals and community performances. Her students have ranged from ages three and up and levels beginning to advanced. Allison enjoys teaching and motivating her students each week.