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 and theory)     
Doug Sykes
Brass, Guitar and other band instruments
Amy Kuykendall
Violin
Sean Carter
Piano, Cello and Guitar
Sean has been teaching private lessons for 20 years.  Sean is passionate
about his music and wants to give his students the tools needed to
become the best musician possible while fueling their love of music.  He
follows the Russian Technique but also incorporates his own musical
philosophy.  One of Sean's favorite teachers was Russuan teacher Luva
Federov with whom he studied several years.  Sean attended
Northern Ky University on Academic Scholarship from 1995 - 2000 and
received his Certificate in Piano Pedagogy.  There he studied with
Sergei Polusmiak, Merited Artist of Ukraine, Artis Residence at NKU
and Neyer Family Professor of Music.  

After college he was excited to be hired as music director at St
Catherine's Players Community Musical Theatre from 2003 - 2004.    He
enjoys hiking, Pilates, Survivalism, and Bartitsu.  Sean also can speak and
read Russian.  Sean believes that teaching is what he was meant to do
and looks forward to finding unique was to connect with each
student.  
After Graduating  from ECHS in 1974, Doug started working on
an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Ohio College of
Applied Science and after one year transferred to Ball State
University to study music.  Doug majored in Music education
there and completed his Masters in Secondary Education at Miami
University in 1982.  He was hired at South Dearborn
Community School Corporation in 1979 where he taught
Instrumental Music Grades 5 – 12.  

Now 35 Years later he is teaching for Bowman Music and Creative
Outlet using his Music Education for instructing students on many
different instruments.
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
Jeff has had a love affair with music since the third grade, when he first
experienced the joys of playing piano.  Since then, Jeff’s creative spirit has
continued to explore and expand innovative and unique sounds, fueled by an
ongoing, inner passion to push the musical envelop. Who knew then that this
would be the beginning of a talented musical career that
would span from musician to producer, from sound engineer to studio
ownership?  

With his fingers always busy tapping the rhythm of his favorite songs, Jeff
soon progressed to playing percussion in fifth grade, and by junior high he
was successfully performing in concert band and jazz band at Princeton Junior
High School.  In high school he was a member of  the concert band, symphonic
band, jazz band, and acapella choir. As a fourteen-year-old, Jeff’s desire to
perform launched his professional career, and he’s been drumming his way
across the U.S. and around the world ever since. At fifteen, he played drums
on his first studio session, and has since played on hundreds of songs for
independent artists.  Jeff began playing in local bands and was featured on
WEBN’s Album Projects 6 and 10. He wrote and produced the lead off track
of WBLZ’s Summer Jam ’87 album “Bing Bop Boom.”  In 1984, Jeff  started
to pursue the art of recording, starting at Group Effort Studios in late 1989,
where he became co-owner in 1991. He has engineered and mixed hundreds of
albums and songs, both locally and nationally, including recording and
producing projects for Grammy Award winning producer Ric Wake with
Wake Productions.

From 1989 through 1995, Jeff performed both locally and abroad with Robin
Lacy & DeZydeco.  Their music lead them on exciting US Department of
Defense tours of Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain, Germany, Croatia, Kuwait,
The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Diego Garcia. Jeff’s sound was a
natural draw, and his talent led people to pursue him for teaching
opportunities. He was an adjunct professors for NKU’s advanced audio class
during the fall of 2008. He currently helps artists and recordists understand
the principals and art of audio capture, mixing, and mastering. He is a
mastering engineer for SongMastering.com an on-line mastering service, where
he experiences great reward in adding the final audio finish to various artist’s
compositions.

When he’s not in the studio, Jeff performs with Jerry’s Little Band, Mostly
Shake and occasionally The Spookfloaters.  One of Jeff’s favorite sayings is:
“I’ve spent thousands of hours on both sides of the glass.”  As rewarding as
his professional career has been, he finds great personal satisfaction in
instructing today’s young artists and perhaps inspiring them into becoming
tomorrow’s award-winning musical entertainers.
Jeff Monroe  
(
Audio Engineering, Recording and Mastering)
Pat Foxworthy has been painting for over 40 years and has continously
taken classes in oils, acrylics and watercolors at Thomas More College
and with local artists such as Marge Schleppy, Jerry Bond and Michol
Williamson. She still participates in watercolor classes, not only to
improve her technique but also to keep in contact with other artist.

Pat has shown her work in many local art shows and as a result
has sold several
paintings.  She has also painted on commission but has also
given her paintings as gifts.  She says it is most gratifying when
people tell me they enjoy my art.

Pat has worked with students one on one and has held a
summer art class at The Musical Art Center in Cincinnati. To
help others grow and develop their artistic abilities is a
rewarding and exciting experience she says.

Pat believes that whether you become a well known artist or
paint for a  hobby, painting like music is therapy for the soul, and
you can participate all your life.
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.
Amy Kuykendall is a violin teacher from Cincinnati. She has
been loving and playing violin for 20 years, and performs
frequently as a street musician, at restaurants and at the
Appalachian Festival at Coney Island.

She enjoys being part of the Cincinnati Metropolitan
Orchestra, and plays often at her childhood church. She lived
overseas for two years on a missionary ship in
Southeast Asia whose crew worked with local churches,
provided educational and Christian books, held programs of
all kinds and did practical work to help in whatever way was
needed. After years of customer service jobs, she is so
happy to be able to teach and play for a living. Amy was
home schooled and is so grateful that her parents saw the
benefit of music lessons for all their children. Even just for
personal enjoyment it is well worth the time and effort, but it
is a lifelong gift and can also become a source of income!

Amy is very indebted to Marion Peraza de Webb, her
wonderful teacher through high school and beyond who
helped her reach a high level of skill and confidence, which
she in turn hopes to pass on to all her students.
Amy has Suzuki Method teacher training and a high respect
for the Suzuki Method but also supplements with some
traditional teaching aspects. She loves teaching both
children and adults, and encourages you to go ahead and
learn an instrument if it is even a little dream in the back of
your head. Talent is learned, and it's a shame to leave it
uncultivated!
Kathy has been teaching private music lessons for 23 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.
Debi Graves
Musikgarten
Debi is a retired neonatal/Mother Baby nurse, has worked in a
Montessori Based preschool, with ages one through six, and has  a BSN
degree in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati.

Loves Babies!  Loves Music! Loves working and now playing with them
and their families through engaging, fun, enriching and developmentally
appropriate music and movement activities.

Debi has just started teaching our baby Musikgarten classes and is a
certified and licensed Musikgarten teacher.

Debi believes infancy is the perfect time to tap into this period of rapid
brain development with carefully planned music and movement activities
designed to support bonding and trust, as well as sensorimotor and
auditory development.
Michelle Garcia has a background in music with a Bachelor of Music
from Northern Kentucky University. During her time as an
undergraduate, Michelle focused on opera, jazz, vocal pedagogy, diction,
and piano. Michelle studied music abroad in Salzburg, Austria during the
summer of 2008 and 2010. Michelle was a member of the elite NKU
Chamber Choir for 5 years.  With the Chamber Choir, she competed in
two international choir competitions, the Busan International Choir
Competition of Busan, South Korea, and the Grand Prix of Choral
Singing Competition in Varna Bulgaria, where they won the silver medal.
In 2012, the chorus won the gold medal in the Cincinnati World Choir
Games.  Michelle has been awarded the prestigious Three Arts
Scholarship twice in 2008 and 2010.  In 2012, Michelle won first place in
the Kentucky National Association of Teachers of Singing, Senior
Women category. Michelle has worked professionally with local
choruses and as a hired voice for two professional recordings, “As Far as
The East is from the West”, (2011) with the East-West Chorale,
conducted by Peter Jermihov and “Praise the Lord All Ye Nations”
(2014) with the Patriarch Tikhon Choir, conducted by Vladimir Gorbik.  
Michelle received her Master of Music from Bard College Conservatory
in 2015. While at Bard, Michelle studied conducting. She regularly
conducted the Bard Professional Chorus in New York City and the main
campus based Bard Symphonic Chorus and Bard College Chamber
Singers. During the fall of 2013, Michelle was the Assistant Conductor in
the Conservatory's Graduate Vocal Arts program's production of
Benjamin Britten's, The Turn of the Screw. Throughout her graduate
career, Michelle conducted works such as Handel's 'Messiah', Verdi's
Requiem, Stravinsky's, Symphony of Psalms, and John Copland's,
Appalachian Spring. In 2014, Michelle coordinated and performed in the
Conservatory’s production of Mozart’s Requiem, conducted by the
renowned Maestro Adam Fischer. Currently, Michelle is actively
involved with her family and teaches voice and piano lessons.
Michelle Garcia
(
Voice and Piano)