2022 – 2023 Cumberland Valley School of Music Faculty

CVSM has a long-standing, professional faculty, many of which have advanced degrees in music or the fine arts. Frequent feedback from students and parents reflect the dedication and commitment demonstrated by the CVSM faculty as they train, inspire and encourage their students.

We pride ourselves on the individual attention we give to placing students with the best instructor to help the student meet their goals and aspirations. To start the process of placing a student with an instructor, please contact our Registrar, Valerie Merriman, by phone (717-261-1220 x1) or using theĀ form at the bottom of this page.

Select a category below to read our instructor biographies

Alphabetical List of Current Faculty (use links above to access biographies)

Nathan Abel, music production

Dawn Abraham, violin & voice

Marlin Barnes, percussion

Grace Boscolo, voice

Mark Bryson, guitar and ukulele

Nathaniel Byers, piano

Kaye Cariola, guitar

Fred Davison, voice

Tresa Day, guitar

Beth Dickinson, violin & flute

Keric Ellis, percussion

Jaranell Fritts, piano

Beverly Gard, oboe

Stephanie Gemmell, flute, guitar, bass, ukulele

Fred Gleason, low brass

Kevin Gorman, piano

Tim Gotwald, flute, saxophone & community band

Ben Harlan, guitar, bass, uke, drums, and piano

Arnie Helmick, bass & guitar

Paula Hepfer, voice & piano

Sam Hepfer, percussion

Marie Hershey, piano, organ, & accordion

Herm Hopple, string bass

Bailey Hovermale, piano

Heather Kline, Musikgarten & theatre

Rochelle Kniss, Children’s choir

Chuck Krepley, banjo & fiddle

Nate Lease, low brass

Frank Maietta, folk instruments

Susan Matson, Suzuki piano

Gloria McCauley, trumpet & piano

Heather McEndree, flute & Musikgarten

Pat McNamee, clarinet & saxophone

Valerie Merriman, piano

Edgar Myers, drum set

Joel Newman, voice & guitar

Katrina Neyman, french horn & piano

Jeff Noll, piano & choir

Jane Peatling, cello

Barbara Randall, Preschool Visual Art

Brennan Reaves, drums

Diana Reinert, piano

Amy Ross, Preschool Music & Movement

Cindy Scanzello, violin & viola

Ruth Showalter, Suzuki cello

Deb Stotelmyer, violin & viola

Shonelle Strausbaugh, Early Childhood classes

Suzanne Sweigart, voice & piano

Suzanne Thierry, flute

Tracy Thomas, woodwinds, piano, violin, & voice

Elisabeth Turchi, voice

Deborah Weihl, piano & voice

Adam Wennick, voiceover & acting

Ashley Wyrick, violin, clarinet & saxophone

Scott Ziegler, bassoon & saxophone

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