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
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
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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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.
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
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)

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