About Us

Owner Instructors

Kathy Foxworthy Bowman

(Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Theory and Composition)

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. 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 25 years. She is presently leading the HLC worship band, Table4Twelve at the 11:00am modern service.

Kathy is passionate about her teaching and is thrilled when she can help her students reach their goals in music. She 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 Bowman

(Drum Set, Percussion, Piano, Guitar, Theory)

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 25 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 HLC Worship Team, Table4Twelve, for the past 15 years. He was on staff as youth director at HLC from 2001-2004 and currently directs 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 (1941-2018, former 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 former Director of Percussion Studies at NKU).  

Ron brings with him 20+ 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.

Other Instructors

Gillian Bowman

(Drum Set, Percussion, Piano, Voice, Theory, Tap Dance)

Gillian is the daughter of BMACO’s owners, Kathy and Ron. She 
started playing drums at age 2, under the instruction of her father, when she received her first drum set.

In November of 2012, at age 13, she was invited by the teen pop-country band, “Jetset Getset”, to replace their former drummer. Because she was homeschooled she was able to accept the position that would include many regional gigs.  Gillian played with Jetset Getset for 2 years and traveled to several cities including Los Angeles, CA where she walked the red carpet at the Young Artist Awards and played at some of Hollywoods famous clubs. In 2014, the band members went their separate ways to pursue other paths.

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Since then, Gillian has participated in two summers as worship band drummer for CentriKid Camps, has continued to help lead worship at Hebron Lutheran Church, directed the HLC Youth Band, and was the served as assistant youth director.

She began teaching in 2018 after finishing her first year at 
Greenville University in Illinois, where she studied Worship Arts, with drums as her primary instrument. In the Fall of 2018, she transferred to Northern Kentucky University where she is finishing up her Bachelor of Arts in Music and Minor in Dance. She will be graduating in the fall of 2021.

Shaylee Bowman

(Acting, Theatre, American Sign Language)

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.

Lauren Arnold

(Piano, Voice, Composition, Theory, Beginning Guitar)

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.

Sydney Cook

(Dance, Drama Movement, Creative Writing)

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.

Amy Kuykendall

(Violin, Piano)

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. 

Courtney Kreft

(Spanishgarten)

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.

Megan Graves Moss

(Musikgarten, Drama)

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.

Eric Sutton

(Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Bass)

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.  

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