Our Faculty

Our faculty consists of artists who are highly skilled performers and pedagogues. Our teachers have specialized training in various string pedagogies and especially Suzuki Talent Education.

Meg Lanfear

Meg Lanfear

Founder & Director, Violin Faculty

Elizabeth Huffman

Elizabeth Huffman

Assistant Director & Violin faculty

Allison Strickland

Allison Strickland

Cello

Melissa Zindel

Melissa Zindel

Collaborative Piano

Jean Hatmaker

Jean Hatmaker

Cello Faculty

Ischee Rinck

Ischee Rinck

Piano Teacher

OPSA Faculty Highlights:

  • We have performance degrees from some of the top music conservatories in the world.
  • We follow the principles of the Suzuki philosophy, such as adhering to the belief that every child has talent when given the proper environment and the time to devote to developing a skill.
  • We pay special attention to teaching the whole child through the process of character development which is nurtured through musical pursuits.
  • We demonstrate a passion for life long learning by attending professional development events regularly.
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