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Diana Andrews, Cello, Piano, & Violin

Diana has been teaching the Cello, Piano, and Violin at Snyder Music Academy since 2012.

Interlochen National Music Camp (1968)
Central Michigan University Music Education program (1968-1969)
Tennesee Temple College (1969-1970)
Various Seminars in continuing music education (1980-2006)
Private instruction in cello, piano, and voice (1962-1986)

Berean Baptist Academy- Music Teacher, Fayetteville, NC (2005-2006)
Adjunct Professor at Tennessee Temple University (2003-2004)
Private Piano, cello, and violin teacher (1979-2007)
Mt. Clemens Symphony- Mt. Clements, Michigan
Chattanooga Symphony- Chattanooga, Tennessee
Fayetteville Symphony- Fayetteville, NC


Since August 2012, Heather Arnold has been the Bassoon Instructor at Snyder Music Academy, where she also plays in the Snyder Memorial Orchestra. She currently teaches Bassoon at UNC Pembroke and also in several middle and high schools throughout Fayetteville, Clinton, and Southern Pines.  She also plays in the Fayetteville Chamber Orchestra, FayAllegro woodwind quintet, and free-lances throughout Fayetteville, Southern Pines, and Wilmington.  During her studies at Peabody and afterwards, Heather was the Second Bassoon of the National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Second Bassoon of the Gettysburg Symphony Orchestra, and was an active free-lance performer in the Maryland, D.C., and Virginia area. She has also performed with many groups such as the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and Opera, and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.  Since 2000, Heather has been making Baroque, Contra, and modern Bassoon reeds for James Kopp Reeds in Oregon. She has also given Master classes in reed-making for music education students at UMCP and enjoys teaching the art of reed-making to her current students.

Master of Music in Bassoon Performance, Peabody Conservatory of Music, May 2001
Graduate Performance Diploma in Bassoon, Peabody Conservatory of Music, May 1999
Bachelor of Arts in Bassoon Performance/Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, University of Maryland at College Park, May 1997
Student of Linda Harwell (National Symphony), 1993-2001

Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Orchestral Scholarship 1999
American Bassoon Company Award 2000
Recipient of Peabody Career Development Grant 1999
UMCP Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship 1993


Born and raised in Martinsville, VA–cutting his musical teeth in church and school choirs and an unashamed and self-proclaimed band geek–Giles tried his hand at writing his first songs at 16. He is now excited about his latest release, The Day Is Dawning, a collection of songs about grief and hope, loss and finding solid ground as a community. Giles and his family currently reside in Fayetteville, NC, where he leads and guides Snyder’s “New Way” worship ministry.

Master of Divinity, Campbell University Divinity School, 2002
Bachelor of Arts, Major: Religion and Minor: Music, 1995

Worship Minister, Snyder Memorial Baptist Church, August of 2003-present
Minister of Music and Youth, Kennedy Baptist Children’s Home, Kinston, NC, February, 1996 – December, 1998

“The Day is Dawning”, 2012, “Planted Here”, 2008, “Reach”, 2003,
“What Angels Long to See”, 2001, & “Different Drummer”, 1998


Anastasia Bryant is The Snyder Music Academy Staff Accompanist for our recitals.  Anastasia is from Voronezh, Russia where she taught at the Voronezh State Academy of Arts as a private and academy teacher for all proficiency levels and taught chamber classes for middle and elementary school. During this time she also worked as an accompanist for all string classes, and woodwind instruments. In this position Anastasia also prepared the academy choir for domestic and international competitions held in Russia, Italy, and France. Between Sept 2003 and June 2008 Anastasia was invited to and performed live with the Voronezh State Philharmonic Orchestra on several occasions with numerous solo performances. Her international experience as an instructor and performer includes working in the countries of Kuwait and United Arab of Emirates between 2007 to 2011where she coordinated, managed and performed in special music events with the cooperation of local sponsors and businesses as well as worked as a private instructor.Upon her arrival to the United States Anastasia worked in New Jersey as a private instructor and accompanist for Montclair State University, lead pianist and organist for several Churches and Van Hoven Music Studio. Since her arrival in NC she has performed as an accompanist in several recitals. Anastasia is also a member of the Fayetteville Piano Teacher Association.

BA-Music Education (Classic & Contemporary) Musical College of Voronezh, Voronezh, Russian September 1996-June 2001
Master of Arts, Music Education/Orchestra Instruction,Voronezh State Academy of Arts, Voronezh, Russia September 2001-May 2006
Artist Diploma, (Piano) Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey September 2012-May 2014


Master of Music in Music Theory, University of South Carolina, 2009
Bachelor of Music Education with emphasis in Piano/Instrumental, Minor in Sacred Music, University of NC at Pembroke, 2007

Fellowship Recipient, University of South Carolina, August 2008-Present
Kindermusik Instructor, 2008-Present / Music Library Assistant / Student Teaching Intern
Organist/Youth Choir Director at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Lumberton, NC, November 2004-July 2007

Gordon Institute for Learning Method / Society for Music Theory
Charter Member, Eta Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota
President, Sigma Alpha Iota Colony as establishing Chapter
Secretary, UNC-P Chapter of NCMEA / Leadership & Service Opportunities Program


Bachelor of Music Education with piano principal from Florida State University
Graduate studies:  Florida State University and Meredith College
Licensed Kindermusik Instructor

Formerly Director of the Methodist College Performing Arts Program (1984-2002)
Founder and Director of the Methodist College Summer MusiCamp (1987-2002)
Kindermusik Instructor (1990-present):  Holds the distinction of Kindermusik Maestro
Private and Group Piano instructor (1970-present)
Pianist-Snyder Memorial Baptist Church (1974-2018)
Director of the Snyder Youth Choir (1986-1999); former Assistant Director of the Snyder Youth Choir
Children’s Choir Coordinator, Snyder Memorial Baptist Church (2007-2014)
Solo piano performances with The Fayetteville Symphony
Frequent accompanist for vocal and instrumental soloists

Special Awards
Outstanding Faculty Award, MethodistCollege, 1996
Kindermusik Maestro 2000-2018
Kindermusik Maestro award for Outreach and Masterful Teaching 2004
Fayetteville, NC Music Hall of Fame


Kathy is currently employed by Cumberland County Schools at Terry Sanford High School in the Media Center.  She and her husband, Geron, are each involved in the music ministry of Snyder Memorial.  Geron is an accomplished trumpeter and serves as Snyder’s Administrator.

Associate of Applied Science in Dietetics from Olivet Nazarene University,Kankakee, Illinois

Snyder Music Academy Piano Instructor since 1996
Private Lessons Taught –piano since 1988
Snyder Youth Choir assistant piano accompanist
Snyder Memorial Adult Choir
Snyder Memorial Ladies Ensemble


Mary-Anne Greene holds a BA in Dance Education from Meredith College and a MA in Dance Education from UNC at Greensboro. She also had the opportunity to study abroad at the Laban Centre in London, England. This will be her ninth year teaching dance in the public school system, and her third year teaching dance at Fayetteville Technical Community College. She is looking forward to continuing her relationship with Snyder Memorial Baptist Church by sharing her love of dance and now working with Snyder Music Academy.


Alyssa is a native of Stedman, NC, where she resides with her family.  She is a devoted Christian and is active in her local church.  Her ultimate goal in life is to glorify God and bring others to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  Music is both her God-given talent and her passion.  Being the eldest of a large family of children, she is well equipped to relate with children young and old.

Bachelor of Music, Methodist University, currently enrolled with 4.0 GPA
Bachelor of Arts in Communication   Thomas Edison State University, 2017
Homeschooled, K-12

Methodist University “Grace Notes”, Harp Accompanist   •   Methodist University Chamber Singers, Harp Accompanist
Methodist University Chamber Orchestra, Harpist   •   Fayetteville Symphonic Band, Harpist
“Friends of Music” with Winifred Garrett, Harpist, Oct. 2018   •   Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra, Harpist, 2017
Chopin Festival, July 2012   •   Stedman Pentecostal Holiness Church, Pianist

Contributor, Conciliar Post  •   Youth Worship Director at Stedman Pentecostal Holiness, 2016-2017
Youth Small Group Leader, Sept. 2016-March 2017   •   Summit Ministries Graduate, 2015
Recorded “Blessed Assurance” CD, 2013   •   Recorded “Heavenly Peace” CD, 2017
Co-Author of The Ten Commandments for Business   •   Academic Tutor with ages 3-17


Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Relations/double major in Economics –
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1984)
Studied piano, organ, and theory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Studied vocal music at Methodist College
Licensed Instructor with Kindermusik International (1996)

Licensed Kindermusik Instructor since 1996 and has been awarded distinction of Kindermusik Maestroand Maestro in Outreach.
Faculty of the Preparatory Performing Arts Program/ MusiCamp- Methodist College, 1996- 2002
Kindermusik Instructor with Snyder Music Academy (2002 – present)
Kindermusik Instructor in Pre-K classes in Cumberland County Schools (1997-present)
Children’s Music Clinician and Conference Instructor/Trainer


Syreeta is deeply motivated and committed to music education. She is compassionate and empathetic with children, advocating for the importance of musical instruction in their lives. Ms. Jackson is energetic, imaginative, and passionate toward teaching.

Master of Music Education  UNC-Pembroke  December, 2015
Bachelor of Music                  UNC-Pembroke  August, 2012

Professional Experience
Band Director    West Hoke Middle  August, 2013-Present
Music Teacher   Piney Grove Elem.  August, 2005-June, 2013
Woodwind Instructor     2010-2014
Clarinetist for Bella Venti Woodwind Quartet     2008-Present
Guest Clarinetist Fay. Internat’l. Orch.     May, 2012-Present
Clarinetist Fay. Symphonic Band     2008-Present

MENC (Music Educators National Association)
NCAE (North Carolina Association of Educators)


Graduated with honors from Hampton University, Hampton, VA. with a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Studies (concentration on guitar)   May 1991

In addition to teaching at Snyder Music Academy, Bob is currently the Minister of Music at Hood Memorial AME Zion Church in Fayetteville, NC., since 2010.
Fine Arts Resource Center Coordinator at Fayetteville State University   1993-2002
SmartMusic Lab Attendant at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville   2002-2003
Full-time student- Attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in pursuit of a Masters in music composition   2003-2005
Performed professionally with various ensembles and taught guitar privately   2005-2007
Guitar Instructor, Mount Olive Music Adademy, Knoxville, TN   2007-2010
Guitar Instructor, Bravura Music Academy, Knoxville, TN   2009-2010

Perform guitar, keyboards, and vocals professionally with local R&B/jazz group Pete Everett & The Total Package Band and the Gospel group, The Prodigal Sons   1993-2002, 2014-present
Performed professionally on guitar, keyboards, and vocals with world-renowned, The Fatback Band   1996-2010, 2014-2016
Also performed on guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, and vocals professionally with many other groups in North Carolina and Tennessee, including various church groups.   1996-2014

Has composed over 100 original, complete works, including “Of Sin and Sainthood” and “Scrap,” which were included on the CD-ROM “Current Work: 2001,” compiled and released by the visual arts area of Fayetteville State University’s Fine Arts Department.
Performed an original piano composition, “Untitled #3,” at the Composers’ Forum at the University of Georgia, Albany, in 2003.
First movement of an original brass quintet (“Ode to Adjustment: Arrival”) was performed at the Composers’ Forum at the University of Georgia, Albany, in 2003.


After retiring from the US Air Force in 2001, Steve was able to pursue his passion for teaching violin and viola to children and adults on a full-time basis.  He has over 30 years of private teaching experience with no plans to stop!  Steve is the former director of the Snyder Youth Orchestra and he is also a published author of the book, "Once a Student, Now a Teacher."

Bachelor of Applied Music, Valparaiso University, December 1980
Associate of Applied Science, Community College of the Air Force, 1989
Associate in Health Information Technology, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA (2007)

Performance Experience
La Porte Symphony Orchestra, 1973-1976  /  La Porte Little Theater Orchestra, 1974-1976
Valparaiso University Orchestra, 1976-1980  /  Valparaiso Chamber Orchestra, 1976-1980
Collegium Musicum, Valparaiso University, 1979-1980
Various solo performances, including Stamitz Viola Concerto with the Valparaiso University Orchestra, 1979, and Honors Graduate Recital, 1980Previous private teachers include Betty Gehring, Valparaiso University, 1976-1980; Milton Preeves, first violinist, Chicago Symphony, summer and fall of 1978; James Von Valkenberg, Indiana University, South Bend, summer and fall 1979; Robin Hicks, Oxford University, England, 1988-1989; Rolanda Allison, Fayetteville State University, February 2001

Sunyoung Kim, Flute

Mrs. Sunyoung Kim has over 25 years of experience teaching music.  She is an experienced and talented professional with verifiable records of achievement in Flute.  Under Mrs. Kim's tutelage, many of her students win national awards and rank high in the district and the state.  She is an expert in teaching all ages.

Bachelor of Music, PaiChai University, Republic of South Korea, 2001
Guest student at Hochschule fur Musik Koln Standort Wuppertal, Germany 2002-2003

Dae-Jeon Metropolitan City Center, Dae-Jeon, South Korea, Instructor, 2005-2010
Elementary & Jr. High Schools, South Korea, Instructor, 2006-2010
Fragrant Would of Flute, Leader/Love Chamber Orchestra, Joy Flute Ensemble Membler 2005-2010
Fayetteville Chamber Orchestra Member, Flute 2015-Present
Snyder Music Academy, Flute and Ocarina Instructor, 2015-Present
Berean Baptist Academy, Piano and Art Teacher, 2015-Present

Special Awards
Received recognition from MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), 2015
Winner (3rd place), Fayetteville Public Art Works from Arts Council of Fayetteville, 2017


Ann chose a career in teaching and is now retired from the public school system in Florida.  She has extensive experience as a lecturer and clinician.

Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling, Nova Southeastern University, 1996
Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Florida Memorial University, 1977
Studied Vocal Performance, Shorter College, 1976
Certificate in Tests of Adult Basic Education, 2005
Certificate in Public Policy and Executive Leadership in Higher Education, Nova

Music and Youth Director, Ascension Peace Presbyterian Church, 1980-2012
Curriculum Facilitator, Broward County Public Schools, 1997-2012
Performing Arts and entertainment Curriculum Facilitator, Broward County Public Schools, 2002-2010
Music Teacher and Peer Counselor, William Daddy Middle School, 1990-1997


Born in Fayetteville, NC, Ryan grew up in Eastover.  He has been involved in music for as long as he can remember–from singing in church youth groups, all the way through school, and playing drums and percussion at school and community events.  He enjoys music in many parts of his life and enjoys sharing it with others.

Cape Fear High School                                   Diploma
Bachelor of Arts in Music Ed.                       East Carolina University

Pit Member of Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps 1991

Drumline instructor for various High School Drumlines to include schools in:
Pitt County, Martin County, Washington County, Hoke County, Cumberland County, & Sampson County

Band Director:
East Montgomery Middle and High School
Terry Sanford High School
Richmond Senior High School
Pine Forest High School
Reid Ross Classical School
Overhills High School (current)


Susannah began her piano studies when she was five years old.  She took private piano instruction for seven years, and then continued learning and developing her musical abilities on her own.  She began teaching piano at the age of fifteen, and has continued teaching for almost twenty years.  Her students have ranged from beginner to advanced, and she has had students that range in age from 4-85 years of age.  Her goal is to enhance and develop her students' musical abilities by encouraging them to accomplish their own personal goals for music, whether it be to play for recreation or to continue their education to allow them to play on a professional level.

Pensacola Christian College: Bachelor of Science in Nursing- May,  2006

Church pianist/accompanist/performance in churches from Michigan to Florida- 1998-present
Accompanist for HASM Choir and the Fort Bragg Community Choir (both under the direction of Helene G. Smith)- 2010-2017
Private lesson instructor- 2000-present


UNC-Pembroke:  Bachelors of Arts in Music Education    May 2016

In addition to teaching at Snyder Music Academy, Billy is currently the Music Director and Pianist at Grace Baptist Church in Rockfish, NC., since November 2005.  He is proficient on multiple instruments and has an understanding of many of the solo audition pieces for the Cumberland County Orchestra Programs.

Primary Education:  Participated in the Cumberland County Youth Orchestra Program, the All-County Orchestra, and the All-State Orchestra
College Education:  Participated in the Orchestra/Choir Program and the String Quartet at UNC at Pembroke


Angela began learning guitar when she was in junior high school.  She continued her instruction with Parks Boyd at Sunset Music in Rocky Mount, NC, where she was living.  She particularly enjoys teaching children and helping them to realize their skills through guitar.

Music Performance, Methodist University
Guitar lessons with Greg Euton

Instructor, Sandhills Music Center, 2006


Laurel has been a member of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra for fourteen years and is a member of the Vilasi Quartet and the Dogwood Trio. She is also the violinist and a soprano for “The Coventry Carolers” and sings with “Cantate.”

B.S. Biology NMSU

NMSU Symphony
NMSU Chamber Orchestra
Phillips Symphony
Chamber Orchestra of Southern Maryland
Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra


Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Licensed Kindermusik Instructor, 2018

Snyder Memorial Baptist Handbells Member
Snyder Memorial Baptist Children’s Choir Instructor
Snyder Memorial Baptist Adult Choir Member


Mrs. Williams began her formal training on piano at age four in Tokyo, Japan.  Her heritage and Christian faith have forged a work ethic that compels her to meet the needs of her students from beginners to advanced with grace and perseverance.  Akemi is delightful and a joy to know.  Her easy smile and contagious enthusiasm put her students at ease and make lesson days something for which to look forward!

College of Music High School – piano
Tokyo College of Music – piano

University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Staff Accompanist   2005-2018
Church Pianist/Organist   1991-Present
Pianist for choral and solo artists   1985-Present
Instructor:  Ft Bragg Youth Recreation and School-Age Service Branch   1999-2005