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 Fornara 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.
Lainie Zades 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.