Our Mission
    Goals and objectives of Bowman Music and Creative Outlet.

  • Provide a performing arts studio with a warm, supportive atmosphere, based on helping people discover their
    creative gifts.
  • Provide a social and creative forum for people with diverse interests, backgrounds and ages.
  • Provide training for students at all levels of music, sound, drama and art from beginner to advanced.
  • Utilize professional musicians, sound technicians, artists, actors and others as for individual, group lessons
    and seminars.
Other Instructors
Owner-Instructor BIOS
Ron Bowman
(drums/percussion, piano, guitar and theory)
Kathy Foxworthy Bowman
(voice, piano, guitar, ukulele and theory and composition)
Kim started playing the piano in the 4th grade and has loved
music ever since.  She was also a student of Ron Bowman for
many years, expanding her musical skills and knowledge to
include drums and percussion.

She earned a certificate in Piano Pedagogy from Northern
Kentucky University in 2017, where she studied piano with Dr.
Diana Belland. She also studied organ with William Partridge
(Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis, MO) and Robert Barney
(Trinity Episcopal Church, Concord, MA). She was the
organist/choir accompanist at
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church (Acton, MA) and is the current
pianist at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Florence, KY.

She enjoys teaching both children and adults.
Kim Leavens
Piano
Eric currently resides in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. He has studied
guitar with Ed Vardimen, Bob Mercer and Chris Wilke. And has
studied Music at Northern Kentucky University.  

Eric has participated in the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
classical guitar camps for several summers.  In these camps Eric
hasplayed in master classes for well-known classical guitarists such
as Carlos Perez (winner of many prestigious classical guitar
competitions) and Stanley Yates (composer of a series of classical
guitar arrangements published by Mel Bay publications).  Eric
specializes in classical guitar but is comfortable all styles to
students of any age.  
Megan Moss likes to call herself a "creative communications
specialist." She is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University
and holds three  
B.A.s in English/Creative Writing, Theater Arts, and Spanish.
She has studied piano, voice, and guitar from a young age and
is a published writer, both in creative and nonfiction genres.
Megan began her university work at New York University and
spent a semester abroad as an exchange student in Leon,
Spain.

Megan is a licensed Musikgarten instructor. She holds
certifications for both Family Music for Toddlers and the Cycle of
Seasons Ages 3-5. She loves how Musikgarten and the group
musical play classes offer children experience in the two areas
which are most important in their lives today: learning to know
and control their bodies and learning to listen with intention. By
including parents and loving grownups in the music making
experience, Musikgarten programs offer the whole family a
joyful shared experience!

Megan has a passion for ministry and youth development and
years of experience working with kids. Through Lutheran
Outdoor Ministries, she served as Summer Program Director for
Luther Road in 2009, Co-program director for Lutheran Hills in
2006, and a summer camp counselor in 2005 & 2004.

Megan loves working with both kids and adults, and strives to
create a comfortable atmosphere where everyone can explore
their gifts and develop their skills at their own pace. The
theater classes will help students to gain self-confidence and
self-awareness and feel more comfortable with public speaking,
skills that are invaluable throughout life.
Kathy has been teaching private music lessons for 25 years.  She is a graduate from Northern Kentucky
University where she received a Bachelor of Music Performance in  Composition and Theory. She also
studied another 3 semesters taking classes in Theatre Performance.  
Kathy began playing professionally at age 15 and continued to supplement her income throughout
college working with local bands.
During college Kathy composed music for many theatre productions for Northern Kentucky University,
The Champlain Shakespeare Festival in Vermont and The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Louisville
under the direction of David Leong, Mike King and Ken Jones.  In 1988 she was musical director and
co-writer for the music in "A Frontier Tale", a musical review written by Ken Jones that traveled the
tri-state for the bicentennial.   

After college she managed local music store Denny Heglin Music from 1990-1993 and co-formed a
full-time working band that performed 3-5 nights weekly from 1994-2000.  in the past 10 years Kathy
has worked with national impersonator shows through Dynasty Productions and the Real McCoy as a
harmony singer.  

As a studio musician, Kathy has recorded keyboard and arranged and recorded background vocal tracks
on many local musicians' projects.  

Kathy is currently on staff at Hebron Lutheran Church where she has been Modern Music Worship
Director and Leader for the past 20 years. She is presently leading the worship band, Table 4 Twelve at
the 11:00am service.

Kathy is passionate about her teaching and is thrilled when she can help her students reach their goals in
music.  Kathy loves to teach all ages from the energized toddler to the retired music lover.  She does
have a special place in her heart for the older beginner who always wanted to learn music but never had
the opportunity as a child.  She also loves working with those who have significant challenges or
disabilities.  She believes music heals the soul and helps to stimulate the brain and heart in ways that no
other venue can achieve.  

Kathy is also very passionate about health and fitness and teaches a donation only Heartbeatz Fitness
Class Monday - Friday at Hebron Lutheran Church where all are welcome!
Ron began percussion  in 5th grade band at age 11 and continued  through middle and  high school. Under
the direction of Charles Green and Kenzie Bentle.  Ron was part  of a marching band that performed at
Epcot, Disney World,  Cincinnati Reds , Bengals Playoff  games,  
Indianapolis 500 and many parades.  While in High School Ron also participated in solo percussion competitions
at regional and state levels receiving  1st place scores each year.Ron's live performance experience started
when he began playing professionally at
age 16.  While in college he participated in numerous small ensembles and Big Bands.  
Over the past 20 years Ron has worked locally and traveled across the country playing drums for national acts
such as The Tokens, Leslie Gore, and The Reflections.  He has worked with impersonator production
companies such as On Stage Entertainment (Legends in Concert), B.C. Entertainment, The Real McCoy,
Atomic Candy Productions in Las Vegas, Dynasty Productions in Atlanta, and Brown Productions based in
Canada.  
As a professional studio musician, Ron records for various Regional Artists  who need a creative, musically
adaptable player with exceptional chart reading and click track skills.  

Ron is a member of Hebron Lutheran Church where he has served as the percussionist for the Modern Worship
Band TABLE4TWELVE for the past 15 years.  He was on staff as youth director at HLC from 2001-2004 and
currently directs and plays piano and guitar with the Vacation Bible School Youth Praise Band every summer as
a volunteer.    

Ron has studied with Kenzie Bentle  (30 year music educator in the Sunman Dearborn school cooperation),
Jon Von Ohlen (Adjunct Professor at U.C. Conservatory of Music also featured in June 2011 Modern Drummer
issue),  Ed Soph ( Instructor at North Texas and Jamey Aebersold Camps), Steve Davis (New York Free Lance
Musician and Instructor at Jamey Aebersold camps),  Ed Shaunessay (Player on Tonight Show with Johnny
Carson) and Scott Lang (Principal Timpanist/Percussionist with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and Director
of Percussion Studies at NKU).  

Ron brings with him 15 years of experience as a private music instructor, as well as Bachelor of Music in
Jazz/Studio Performance from  The University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.  

Ron thoroughly enjoys teaching and believes that lessons should be a fun and positive experience regardless of
the level of musicianship.

Hola, amigos!  Courtney Kreft is a locally-grown Spanish
teacher!  Spanish has always been exciting for her, so she
turned her love of Spanish and her passion for teaching into
a career.

She graduated from Boone County High School and from
Transylvania University with a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching
Spanish.  During her time at Transy, she studied abroad for
two weeks in Peru and a semester in Segovia, Spain.  
Courtney also spent another semester living in Madrid, Spain
working on her Master's degree.  She completed her Master’
s degree in Spanish Linguistics from New Mexico State.

Courtney has been teaching Spanish to students of all ages
since 2007.  She is passionate about cultivating a love of
learning and desire to communicate with people of other
cultures and customs.  Beginning to learn a language at an
early age can create important advantages for any child!  
Research has found that children exposed to second
languages have improved attention spans, switch between
tasks more easily, solve problems more easily, are more
creative, and have an overall better academic performance
than students who are only exposed to one language.

Courtney loves interacting and speaking with children and
adults alike. As an experienced teacher, Courtney knows
how to develop a comfortable environment in which
students can explore language and interact with others to
gain confidence in their language skills. She currently offers
small group lessons for young children and private lessons for
school-age students and up.
Jessica is a violinist, vocalist, and educator living in Covington,
Kentucky. She began studying violin at the age of 10 in her
hometown, Lexington, Kentucky. She earned a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Music (Vocal Performance) from Centre College in
Danville, Kentucky in 2004 and have been writing, playing, and
teaching in the Greater Cincinnati area ever since! She was trained
classically but enjoys playing and singing in many styles and can
help students who are interested in popular music, folk, or
improvisation.

Jessica believs that all children and adults can be good musicians if
they have the passion and desire to do so. Her goals are to
increase students’ confidence, develop their natural abilities to
their fullest potential, enrich their lives by helping them explore a
rewarding, fulfilling way in which they can express themselves,
provide an encouraging, non-threatening environment and
empower students with information and support to explore and
consider different avenues in which to share their music, such as
performance opportunities and career paths.

When Jessica studied violin as a child, she learned how to play with
proper technique and discovered the sense of accomplishment
that can be found in commitment and discipline. Looking back, she
realized that what was lacking was the knowledge to pursue music
as a career. She now writes, records, and performs locally and in
cities across the South and Midwest. She hopes to inspire others
by demonstrating that you can do what you love, make a
difference in the world, and be successful. Whether a student
chooses to pursue music as a full-time career or simply enjoys
playing as a hobby, Jessica wants to equip them with the skills
they need to experience a lifetime of joy through music making!

Jessica’s Projects include:
•    Weddings - www.jessicagraffmusic.com
•    Common Center - progressive alt rock
•    Friend & a Foe - pop rock duo
•    Strings a la Carte – string trio
•    Immanuel United Methodist Orchestra
Jessica Graff
Violin, Voice, Piano
Gillian Bowman
Beginning Piano, Drums and Guitar
Gillian Bowman is the daughter of owners Kathy and Ron.  She
started playing drums at age 2 when she received her first
drums set.  At age 13 she was approached by Country Teen
Band "Jetset Getset" to replace their drummer.  Because she
was homeschooled she was able to accept the position that
would include many gigs regionally.  Gillian played with Jetset
for 3 years and traveled to many cities including LA where she
walked the red carpet for the Young Artist Awards and played
some of Hollywoods famous clubs.  Since then she has led
worship at Hebron Lutheran Church and regularly leads the
music for the Outreach SPARK program.  Gillian is also part-time
youth director and loves encouraging young children.

She began teaching in 2018 after finishing her first year at
Greenville University in Illinois, where she studied Worship Arts
(Music and Drums).  In the Fall of 2018 she transferred to
Northern KY University where she is studying Music.

Gillian also enjoys fitness and has worked as a personal trainer
for several members and family of Heartbeatz Ministry.  
Sydney has been dancing since she was four years old and has
experience in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, pointe, acrobatics,
modern, and more. Sydney grew up dancing at Ziegler Studio of
Dance in Covington and assistant taught beginner’s dance
classes throughout high school.  At Morehead State University,
she continued to teach dance at Arts and Humanities days in
schools and at the Morehead State Theater and Dance Day.

During her undergraduate career, Sydney received her Bachelor
of Fine Arts in Creative Writing along with a minor in dance.  In
her minor she took classes in various styles of dance, dance
history, dance composition, and improvisation.  She was named
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Dance her senior year.

She was also a member of the Morehead State Dance Company
and the Honorary Dance Fraternity all four years of college, as
well as a member of the dance team for two years.  She served
as the president of the dance fraternity and was the student
director of the dance concert her senior year.

Sydney has obtained a variety of choreography experience
through the Out of the Dark Student Choreography Showcase,
and as a co-choreographer for the BCM Follies dance routine.  
She was the choreographer at Lutheran Hills Performing Arts
Camp in 2019 and was Choreographer and Assistant Director for
our 2020 winter drama class.  Beyond this, she has
choreographed multiple solos and co-choreographed a trio for
the Morehead State Dance Concert.

Sydney is passionate about dance and teaching others.  She
loves to see people experiment with movement and grow as
individuals both in dance and as people. Creativity has always
been a part of her life and is an intersection of her many
passions.
Sydney Cook
Dance and Drama Movement
Lauren has found a true passion in music since she played her
first piano song at eighteen months old. As a BMACO alum of
ten years, Lauren has taken lessons in piano, vocals,
songwriting, music theory, percussion, and guitar. She now
studies at Music at Northern Kentucky University where she is
working on a BA in music with audio production focus.

Lauren was elected as Conner High School Choir President for
two years and directed choir rehearsal on multiple occasions.
She also went to All State Choir in 2018 and 2019. Lauren
sometimes assists in leading worship at her local church.

As her senior project, Lauren wrote twelve songs, arranged
the music for them, played piano and sang all vocals for them,
and professionally recorded them with the help of Jeff Monroe
on audio production, Paul Steinbrunner on guitar, Ron
Bowman on drum set, and Doug Hayes on bass guitar. She
named this album “Imperfections” and released it onto well-
known music platforms, such as iTunes and Spotify.

When Lauren has free time, she enjoys spending time with her
friends and family, shopping, and working on crafty projects for
her small side business, Cut Time Creations.
Lauren Arnold
Piano, Voice, Composition and Theory and Beginning Guitar




Shaylee Bowman is a skilled artist that is currently an
undergraduate at the University of Cincinnati’s College
Conservatory of Music, Stage and Film actress, writer,
musician, and dancer. Shaylee is earning her BFA in Acting
through which she has become involved with the American
Sign Language Club.

Shaylee has been learning American Sign Language for the
past six years. She has studied with Bill Vicars, the president
and owner of the Lifeprint Institute and professor of the
American Sign Language and Deaf Studies at California State
University. Presently,
Shaylee Bowman
American Sign Language, Acting
Amy Kuykendall is a lifelong musician and lover of Classical
and Celtic music. She has played violin and piano since
childhood, and studied violin with Marion Peraza de Webb
in Cincinnati all through high school. Amy has training in
Suzuki Method teaching and uses a blend of Suzuki and
traditional teaching styles. She loves working with children
and adult students, whether absolute beginners or with
some experience.

You may have seen Amy playing fiddle around Cincinnati
or Newport anytime there is remotely nice weather! She
absolutely loves her husband and doggy, and any possible
travel opportunity.
Amy Kuykendall
Violin and Piano