Carrie studied violin performance at North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Roanoke College in 1999. Carrie received an Advanced Certificate in Women’s Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2006.
Carrie’s teaching experience includes operating her own studio, teaching private lessons at The Cortlandt School of Performing Arts, Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ridenhour Music in Salem, Virginia, and teaching and leading orchestra at a Junior Musician’s Camp in Windhoek, Namibia. Carrie has performed in numerous symphonies, opera, musical theater, ballet, church services, and over 200 weddings and private events.
Bill has been teaching instrumental music at RCS for 23 years. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Manhattanville College in 1992, Bill spent five years managing Bramson’s Music store, teaching private lessons, performing music, and editing audiobooks at Kessler Media Productions. He is the proud father of two RCS alums. Bill is currently working towards earning a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Arielle has been a vocal music teacher and private vocal coach for the past 16 years. She joined us from PS 153 Elementary School in West Harlem, where she founded and directed the PS 153 Chorus - who were featured in GAP's National ad campaign. Arielle has a Performance Diploma from The Juilliard School (Oboe), a Master of Arts in Music Education/Music Performance from Columbia University (Voice), and a Bachelor of Music Education and Music Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She has been a featured soloist with Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops, The Indiana University Singing Hoosiers, and the Juilliard Orchestra.
Lainie started her music career at a young age, attending The Juilliard School’s Preparatory Division from age 5 through high school, majoring in violin and piano. She also attended the Manhattan School of Music’s Preparatory Division as a voice major. Lainie graduated from The Juilliard School in 1977 with a Bachelor of Music, majoring in voice, and in 1978, a Masters in Music. While in college she taught violin, piano, and voice at Scarborough Country Day School – the independent school from which she attended and graduated. Lainie began teaching at Rippowam Cisqua School in 1979.