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
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
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 at (Group Effort)
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,

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
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
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.

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

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.