One-On-One Instruction

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  • Private Lessons

    We are extremely proud of the amazing group of private music teachers who have been selected to teach in the Fine Arts division at Regents. We know they stretch, challenge and serve our musicians every week. One or more of these music educators have simply come because of an amazingly positive interaction with a Regents student musician that they have played next to "out in the world!" We know each teacher adds tremendous value to the program and we hope you will take full advantage of their services during your time at Regents. They love Regents students, their craft and their God and we have seen much blessing from this one-on-one instruction.
    In true Regents tradition, each teacher below will host a recital at the end of each semester to showcase student achievement and will also showcase their own work as an artist as part of the performance.

Private Lesson Teachers

Voice & Piano Teachers

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  • Belinda Haggard

    Belinda Haggard, a former Regents parent, has been teaching piano at Regents since 2010.
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  • Dr. Anthony Tobin

    Dr. Tobin has taught at USC, the University of Texas, Laredo Community College, Kirby Hall School, and Regents School of Austin from 2008-2017 and now in 2023-24! He is Artistic Director at Adam's Music House where he gives master classes, teaches private students, and organizes guest concerts and master classes. Dr. Tobin is dedicated to the study and love of the piano, come join him for lessons!

    Dr. Tobin enjoys working with students on any level and tailors his approach to the needs of each individual. In addition to classics, light pop, and jazz Dr. Tobin especially enjoys working on hymns with Regents students.

    Dr. Tobin received degrees in piano from The Eastman School of Music, the University of Southern California, and UT Austin. Dr. Tobin is receiving the Steinway Top Piano Teacher Award for 2023 and has 3 years previously!
  • Faith Westerman

  • MacKenzie Sullivan

    MacKenzie was raised in Atlanta, GA and moved to Texas to attend Baylor University. There, she studied in the business school and enjoyed studies of the humanities including music, language, and literature. She was very involved in her church community as well as Greek life during her time in Waco. 
    She has always loved Texas since visiting her older brother at Baylor as a child and was excited to call Texas home after graduating, moving to Austin for a job opportunity in 2019. She has loved living here ever since!
    MacKenzie is also a classically trained pianist and lifelong student of music. She balances her career in IT with her love of music and working with children as a mentor and instructor. 
    She hopes her lessons provide a safe space for creative engagement and discipleship for her students. Her goal is to provide inspiration and a strong technical foundation for her students to become lifelong musical learners. 
    She is honored to be a part of the Regents community and looks forward to getting involved inside and outside of the classroom. 
  • Susanna Silvestro

    Susanna Silvestro performed at her first piano recital at age 5. She studied with a relative of the famous composer Khachaturian.
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Brass Teachers

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  • David Cross

    David has over 35 years of experience as a band director in Austin, Eanes, Elgin, and Round Rock. He has versatile experience as a performer in bands, orchestras, chamber groups and jazz.
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Strings Teachers

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  • Stephanie Racheter


    Stephanie Racheter has 30 years of experience as a musician and 17 years of teaching experience in private lessons, as well as 2 years in private Christian schools. She has 6 years of experience as a worship director at churches in California and Scotland. She graduated from Biola University with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance in 2011. Her favorite performance job was working at Disneyland as a singing, dancing, acting violinist in a Frozen show. 
    Stephanie loves to travel and has performed around the world from her hometown in Vancouver, Canada to Scotland, England, Spain, Italy. She has also brought the gift of music on short term missions trips to Mexico, Brazil, and Haiti. She currently plays a violin handmade by luthier Valerio Ferron in Cremona, Italy. 
    Stephanie loves teaching, seeing her students regularly, and helping them play their favorite songs. Teaching, for her, is not just about learning how to read music, or developing fine motor skills. It’s about learning to listen, to become more patient and resilient, and being compassionate with ourselves in the process. It is especially meaningful for her to teach hymns and songs that help us worship the Lord.

Woodwind Teachers

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  • Raylin Hooks

    Originally from Lumberton, Texas, Raylin Hooks, completed both her Master of Music degree (2021) and Bachelor of Music degree (2019) in clarinet performance from the University of North Texas.
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Percussion Teachers

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  • Kari Klier

    Kari Klier, originally from Fredericksburg, Texas received performance degrees from Texas Tech University and the University of Colorado.
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  • Co-Curricular Program Classes

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