Instructors


Rock Camp Director and Guitar Instructor

Tim Doyle began playing guitar at age 13 and in his early 20s decided to dedicate himself to this discipline professionally. Doyle has worked as a performer for private events, musical theater and a backing musician for the past 23 years. In 2009, Doyle recorded his first album of original compositions for nylon string guitar, guitar duets, and chamber ensemble. He has been a member of Indiana based soul/funk group The Leonard Washingtons and led his own projects such Polydactyle Hemingway and Lunes Domingo. He has also participated in three tours with Robert Fripp and the Orchestra of Crafty Guitarist. As a guitar teacher Doyle has worked as a private instructor at the Music Academy of North Carolina, Greensboro Summer Guitar Camp, and the Calvary After School Program, served as an instructor and guitar department head for the Albertson School of Music in Austin, TX, and has had several years of training in Suzuki Guitar with William Kossler. While working on his second degree at ISU, his work through ISU's Community School of the Arts allowed him to develop the Terre Haute Guitar Club, a group-based guitar teaching method based on his experience with Guitar Craft, plus assist in cultivating several after school and summer programs for adults and children. Doyle currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina, where he works for The Music Academy Asheville, serves as director of the Asheville Guitar Club and is an adjunct professor at University of North Carolina Asheville. Doyle holds a B.A. in guitar performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a M.M. in guitar performance from Indiana State University.



Guitar and Bass Instructor

Brent McPike
 joined the faculty of Indiana State University in 2001. At age 20, he was selected as one of six guitarists from a nation-wide audition tour to perform at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia. Since that time McPike has performed extensively as a solo guitarist (fingerstyle jazz/popular/classical), with his band The Haute Club, and in recent years with two-time Winfield National Mandolin Champion Solly Burton. In 2008 he was awarded a regional prize, Arts Illiana's 'Bravo! The Arts' award as the Wabash Valley's Professional Artist of the Year, and later that year he toured Thailand with The Ambassador Brass quintet. In March, 2009, McPike and duo partner Dan Sumner took First Prize in the Guitar Duo/Professional Division of the Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Festival and Competition, playing mostly McPike's original works. In 2011 he won the Indiana State Thumbpicking championship at Princeton, IN. In addition to three albums of original music as well as original folk arrangements, his discography includes a companion to the famous Lecciones de Guitarras series by Argentine guitarist, Julio Sagreras, which is distributed by CDBaby.com. Dr. McPike also occasionally appears in the orchestra pits of the Crossroads Repertory Theater in Terre Haute. He holds a D.M. and  M.M. from Indiana University; and a B.M. from Butler University.

Bass Instructor

Eric Schatz
has been a member of the Terre Haute musical scene for more than a decade. He started out his musical career on the saxophone and pursued a Bachelor of Music Education at Indiana State University. During his undergraduate career the allure of the bass called him and he began work as a freelance musician in the jazz and commercial music world. This led to Eric pursuing a Master in Bass Performance under the direction of Donovan Stokes and Todd Gallagher. Since graduation he has served as the director of the orchestra program at Otter Creek Middle School as well as director of the jazz program at Terre Haute South High School. Eric has been honored to share the stage with Bobby Shew, Mike Hackett, Jamey Aebersold, Kathy Kousins, Liam Teague, Michael Spiro, among others.  


Recording and Voice / Keyboard Instructor

Diyo Muyumba
 is a Junior Music Business major at Indiana State University. He is President of the Music Industry Association, a member of the Sycamore Artist Management Group, which promotes student performers around Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley. Muyumba is a member of the Indiana State Concert Choir. He also works in the recording studio on campus leading a dedicated group of recording enthusiasts. 




Percussion / Voice Instructor

Megan Casas
 is a Senior at Indiana State University majoring in Music Education.  She began playing the drum set at age 6 and has been studying it ever since.  Aside from percussion, she is self-taught in guitar and has been playing acoustic gigs and doing solo projects and song writing for 7 years. During her time in the Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts at Morton High School, she was Percussion section leader in the Advanced Band class, played percussion and drum set for several musicals, played in the rhythm section of the Jazz Band, and participated in a student-led drum line called "Weapons of Mass Percussion." Casas has taught percussion and guitar lessons to kids between the ages of 5 and 14 at a studio in Marshall, IL called Sonshine's Music Studio. She is on the Executive Board of Sigma Alpha Iota and is a percussionist in various ensembles including Wind Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Steel Band, Concert Band, Marching Band and other solo and duo percussion projects.  Casas hopes to be a high school band director, direct percussion ensembles, and open a studio to teach private drum set and guitar lessons to kids of all ages.  


Guitar Instructor

Eduardo Yanez is an undergraduate student studying Music Business. His primary instruments are guitar and cello. He has participated in Indiana State School Music Association contests for 6 years, and currently plays cello in Indiana State University’s Symphony Orchestra. Yanez has performed state-wide and locally, and works for the Community School of the Arts as private music instructor in guitar and class instructor in the Guitar Club and Rock Band.


Percussion Instructor

John Rogers has been playing music in bands since the age of 12, at which time he began playing bass guitar. Rogers played in many bands for the next 5 years before picking up the drums at age 17. Since then he has continued performing in the Midwest, and currently plays drums for the Scott Webster Band. John is also the co-owner of Last Day Production, a local music production company that specializes in studio recordings and live sound production. He also works as a session musician playing drums and bass for artists who need accompaniment.




Guitar Instructor

Joey Woerner is an undergraduate student studying Music Business. His primary instrument is guitar, which he has been playing for seven years. Woerner was awarded "Best Soloist" at the Bloomington High School Jazz Festival in 2014. Since then, jazz has become his favorite style. Woerner has played in several bands, locally and regionally.






Voice Instructor


Isabella Collins
 is a sophomore studying voice as a Music Business major at Indiana State University. Collins has been singing in choirs since 4th grade, participating in competitions such as Solo, Ensemble, and ISSMA, although she couldn't imagine making a career out of anything else. She also taught herself guitar and has accompanied others on many gigs and talent shows. She was in the advanced Select Choir all four years in high school, becoming the president her senior year, though she took part in the advanced chamber group, performing in many small skits and madrigals throughout high school. Collins was an officer in her drama troupe, performing in 8 shows, with lead roles in 3 of those shows. She continued in the two advanced choirs here at ISU, Concert Choir and Sycamore Singers and is a vocalist for jazz combos. She was also on the dance team at her high school for 4 years, being the captain her junior and senior year.  Her dance team performed at countless sporting events, pep rallies, and some state competitions. Collins auditioned and was accepted onto the All American Dance Association Team and was invited to dance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.  Collins still takes dance classes as her schedule permits, and is on the advanced ISU hip-hop team "Full Owt”, and plays guitar as well as sings in a local bluegrass band called the River Benders.  She hopes to have a job immersed in the music industry one day, and to strengthen her overall skill in music.


 Administrative Support

Petra Nyendick
 is the Director of the Community School of the Arts. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors at York University in Toronto and a Master of Fine Arts with distinction at Indiana State University. As a visual artist, she has had one-person shows at the Gaslight Art Colony in Illinois; 4 Star Gallery, Marion University Gallery and the Saint Mary-of-the Woods Gallery in Indiana; and a two-person show in Paris, Illinois at the Bicentennial Art Museum. Nyendick has exhibited in invitational and group shows in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and throughout central Canada.  After realizing the need for a commercial art gallery in Terre Haute, Nyendick was founding director of 333 Visual Art Gallery for one year. The success of that gallery and attached working studio morphed into an opportunity to launch Halcyon Contemporary Art Gallery at the Swope Art Museum, now in its seventh year of operation. Nyendick’s success as founding director of Halcyon and director of the Swope Art Museum’s Summer Youth Art Program led to her current position as Director of the Indiana State University Community School of the Arts. This position is the most recent facet in a life’s work in art; a long, strong involvement in the arts as a successful artist, agent and arts organizer. Nyendick brings to the Midwest her committed vision of the guild of the creative community and its importance to society as a whole. 

Administrative Support

Crystal Myers
is the Community School of the Arts' Administrative Assistant. In addition, she serves as Coordinator for the Terre Haute Children's Choir and the Wabash Valley Youth Orchestra. Myers graduated in 2013 from Ivy Tech Community College with a degree in Office Administration. She is furthering her education by enrolment in Indiana State University's Human Resource Development program. She conceives and implements arts projects at many events at ISU including Family Fun Day, Homecoming, and Special Olympics Indiana. Myers has two daughters who are active in arts classes and private music lessons at the Community School of the Arts.



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