2790 W. College Ave., Suite #7, State College, PA 16801

Email: info@scmusicacademy.org |Phone: 814-238-3451

Other Program Coordinators/Contacts

Betha Christopher

Early Childhood Program Coordinator

Betha Christopher is a fully licensed Musikgarten teacher, was a National Musikgarten Teacher Trainer and a Level I Certified ECMMA member. She earned a Bachelor of Music from DePauw University in Indiana, and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Boston University. "Because I can see the wonderful benefits of music in my own children, I am delighted to offer Musikgarten & Music Together programs to families at The Music Academy! I bring over 20 years of experience with young children, as a children's choir director, nanny, nursery director, preschool music teacher, and mother. I hope that your family will join me soon to sing, dance and experience music together."

Sally Willaims Minnich

Suzuki Liaison

As a Music Academy faculty member, Sally teaches both Suzuki and Traditional violin, and for several years, served as the Suzuki Coordinator. (For her full bio, please visit the "Meet the Faculty" page.) As the Suzuki Liaison, Sally's responsibilities are to respond to inquiries and provide information about the Suzuki Program. She will assist parents with identifying and connecting with a potential teacher.

Kevin Sims

Events Coordinator

Kevin has been teaching percussion and piano for many years at The Music Academy. (For his full bio, please visit the "Meet the Faculty" page.) In addition to teaching Kevin has also coordinated many of the school's traditional recitals in recent years as well as recitals during the past year on video. As Events Coordinator Kevin will plan and organize recitals and the Suzuki Grand Concerts for both Fall and Spring Semesters, as well as other performances and events, such as ArtsFest participation. He will also work with the Suzuki faculty to organize Suzuki Parent Training sessions.