We are expanding! In the next few months we will offer not only strings and piano, but also voice and dance classes as well. I’m excited as we move forward with our Academy. This format better reflects our commitment to ministry and our dreams for offering broader lesson options. Our current teacher bios are listed below.
One significant change is the payment structure. Upon the recommendation of our Church Controller, we will no longer accept Credit Cards for payment. This is in an effort to protect our student’s personal financial information. Each student will now pay their instructor. You can still register for the Academy through the link provided here. Watch this page for more information as we grow!
Meet the Staff
Jeremy Sheets, Cello Instructor
As a graduate of Oklahoma City University, Danielle majored in music composition with piano as her main instrument. She also holds a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma. To date, Danielle has had forty public performances of her works. With 21 years of experience, Danielle has performed solo at various concerts in Oklahoma City and has accompanied choirs, singers, and instrumentalists. In the summer of 2014, she traveled as a musical ambassador to Costa Rica with Friendship Force of Oklahoma. She also traveled to Italy as a soloist with Church of the Servant’s Celebration Choir in the summer of 2015. Teaching composition and piano since 2007, she has a passion for sharing her knowledge and experience with her students, who regularly compete in area competitions. As a teacher, performer, and composer Danielle strives to use her talents to create a better artistic community for her home state of Oklahoma.
Evelyn Talbot, Brass Instructor
Evelyn Talbot, MM, is a local from Deer Creek Edmond, Oklahoma. Her journey on the trumpet took flight when she began studying the William Adam method under the guidance of Dr. Karl Sievers at the age of 15. Evelyn’s studies with Dr. Sievers continued at the University of Oklahoma where she received a Bachelor’s of Music in 2015. After earning her BM, she decided to pursue a Master’s Degree with Greg Wing at Morehead State University, which allowed her to stay within the Adam lineage. After the completion of her Master’s Degree, Evelyn returned home joining the staff at the Church of the Servant Academy of the Arts, the Rosenbalm Academy of Music and Bring Back the Music. She is also enthusiastic to be a part of the worship orchestra and jazz band at the Church of the Servant, the Oklahoma City Community Band, the Mid-Del Jazz Band, Shortt Dogg and the Masopust Polka Band. As a second generation Adam student, she believes the trumpet is a therapeutic tool that anyone can use to develop and grow as an individual. Evelyn is excited to start the next step in her journey while helping others with their own.
Jenni Rose, Voice Instructor
Jenni Rose has been singing since she was six years old and recently received her Bachelor’s degree in Music from Oklahoma City University. She taught students in Oklahoma and in her hometown of Houston throughout her undergraduate career, and fell in love with the practice. She is excited to be partnering with Church of the Servant to begin her professional music studio and spread the love of music to children and adults of all ages.
Don Cole, Guitar Instructor
Don Cole started playing guitar at age 12 and developed his style from many years of being self-taught. He wishes there had been a program like this for him when he was learning just the basics. Many of you know Don as the founding member of the “Gospel Guitar Guys” (G3) Band who have performed almost 600 times around 3 states, including 8 times in 3 different venues at Branson Missouri, or even further back in the Wind River Trio folk group, and in the Cotton Patch Bluegrass band which performed the Cotton Patch Gospel Musical, 23 times around the state; including 16 shows at the OKC Civic Center! The love of music keeps him motivated to share his knowledge and to now be an instructor in the Servant Arts Academy. And, if you already know Don, you know you will have FUN learning to play guitar.