Serving St Peters, St Charles, O'fallon, Wentzville, & Lake St Louis, Missouri

About The Teachers

Mr.  Krueger, Piano Instructor

Mr. Krueger started playing piano at an early age in kindergarten where he played for his music class as a young child.  He was very involved in music in his public school years playing in the band and also being a drum major for the band.  He played saxophone and also formed a band when in Junior High and High School playing keyboards.  Mr. Krueger also gave private piano lessons while in high school and won many honors at several competitions.  He is a graduate of Southern Missouri State University in Springfield where he earned a B.A. in Piano Performance on full scholarship.

Mr. Krueger was general manager of Eberhardt Music Stores from 1976 to 1992, managing eight stores. In 1990 to 2000 he opened Creative Music Studio where he taught till 2000.  In 2001, Mr. Krueger opened the St. Peters Studio in collaboration with Mr.  Jones who headed up the Vocal end of the studio.  Together they have had a highly respected teaching studio till the present.  The studio moved with the Cultural Arts Center to its new location inside City Hall of St. Peters and is located on the second floor above the lobby area.

Mr. Krueger has taught many successful piano students through the year from beginning to advanced levels.  He teaches a one on one private lesson but also offers the Piano Lab which he created using his own Piano method called Piano Tabliture in which the student goes to three different areas for ten minutes in a thirty minute time frame learning different teaching methods.  One is Traditional method, one is Piano Tabliture and one is the Computer Lab.  This is more fully explained under the methods sections on the website.

Mr. Krueger has many Virtuoso winners at the Mid-America Music Festival held every summer the last of July.  In 2008 his student, Mr. Paul Lees won the top Virtuoso award with the highest score in Classical Piano.  Many of his students have won trophies and awards in Piano since 2002 at the Mid America Music Festival.

Mr. Krueger’s students really enjoy his style of teaching which is very laid back but structured, teaching scales and music theory and literature to all of his students.

Mr.  Jones, Voice/Piano Instructor

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Mr Jones

Mr. Jones has been singing all his life, he started at the early age of six in church and school choirs where he performed in many programs as a solo performer.  As a young child he was selected to be a member of a select group of singers that toured Texas and surrounding areas.  He was an Allstate Choir member of Texas for all of his four high school years and won 1st place in Solo/Ensemble Contest for all four of his high school years.  Mr. Jones taught public school on all levels in his career and at one time directed five different performing choirs who won numerous awards at Choral and Sightreading Contests.
Mr. Jones is a graduate of Howard Payne University located in Brownwood, Texas where he graduated with honors earing a B.M.E Degree with a voice concentrate.  He studied with Dr. Bill Anders and went on to earn a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Houston, studying with Dr. Stephen Harbachick.  While at the University of Houston, he gave numerous classical recitals which encompassed all classical vocal genres and also musical theater genres.  Mr. Jones was selected to sing with the Concert Chorale of Houston under the direction of Dr. David Wehr where he was principal tenor soloist for three years.  He then was asked to be the Principal Tenor soloist with the Falcon singers of San Antonio where he was flown every weekend to and from Houston for rehearsals and performances. He sang with this group for two years and they performed all over Texas and San Antonio.  Over a ten year period he performed with Casa Manana Theatre where he did musical equity roles in The Music Man, Oklahoma, Brigadoon, Westside Story, Grease, My Fair Lady, just to name a few.  He also did minor compramario roles with Houston Grand Opera for three years doing Joe in Girl of the Golden West, Ruiz in Il Trovatore.  He had the thrill and privilege to sing alongside the famous Joan Sutherland and Martina Arroyo.  Mr. Jones also sang with Theatre Under the Stars where he worked with Frank Young and did Ciccio in Most Happy Fella and sang the opening to the show in Kismet with the famed Howard Keel.  Mr. Keel encouraged him to go to New York and explore his singing options there.
In 2001, Mr. Jones moved to St. Peters and opened a music teaching studio with Mr. Krueger.  Together, they built a most viable and well respected music teaching studio offering private lessons in Piano, Guitar, Flute.  Mr. Jones started a Showchoir while there and they performed all over the St. Peters, Ofallon, St. Louis area.  In 2010 the entire cultural arts center of St. Peters moved to the City Hall complex on Mexico Road and new studios were built and the name changed to St. Peters Performing Arts Studio.  Private music lessons in Piano, Voice, Guitar, Violin/Viola, Saxophone are offered to all ages.  Since 2002, the studio has been a member of the Mid-America Music Festival which is a competition in all instruments.  Mr. Jones has had five Most Outstanding Young Performer winners which is the highest score in Musical Theatre Vocal Division.  He also had the top Virtuoso winner in Classical Voice in 2007.  In 2008 Mr. Krueger has the top Virtuoso winner in Classical Piano.
Mr. Jones specializes in teaching solid vocal technique which works for all vocal styles, correct breathing, vocal placement, enunciation/diction, vocal expression, vocal articulation, intonation, ear training, characterization, stage performance techniques.  He grooms students for musical careers and also District and State Solo/Ensemble Contests.  He specializes in grooming high school students for B.F.A college programs in Musical Theater and also any Performance Music Degrees.  His knowledge of the audition experience is invaluable for those seeking performance college programs.  Mr. Jones is a member of NATS(National Association Teachers of Singing where he is in good standing.  He has been active in this organization for three years and has been a judge for all three years.  He had the first and third place winner in Musical Theater NATS Musical Theater Competition at Webster University in Fall of 2012 and had first and second place winners in High School Female and Male Division in Musical Theater in 2013.  In 2014 he has two second place winners in Musical Theater Division.  He also had the First and Fifth place winner in the Sing For Scholarship Competition sponsored by the Tidelanders, a female barbershop group in 2012 and in 2014 had the Fifth place winner in this competition, all winners winning substantial money prizes.

Mr. Jones expertise as a vocal instructor encompasses all styles of singing and his expertise is grooming kids for district and state tryouts as well as those students wanting to pursue a B.F.A in Musical Theater. He has over forty years teaching experience with a Masters in Vocal Performance as well as extensive Performing experience in Musical Theater and also the vocal classical genres, having performed with Houston Grand Opera and TUTS and Casa Manana in Fort Worth, Texas doing equity musical theater for ten seasons. He also is a member of National Association Singing Teachers of America(NATS) and has had two first place winners in musical theater in 2013 and second and third place winners in 2014. He has had numerous Most Outstanding Music Theater winners at Mid America Music Festival since 2002. He is a strong technique teacher and his students go on to successful careers in the music field as performers and teachers.

Mr. Mike, Piano/Voice Instructor

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Mr Mike

Mr. Mike, as he is commonly known in the St. Peters Performing Arts Studio has been with the studio for three years teaching Piano and Voice.  Mike attended Lindenwood University graduating with Bachelor of Music Education, Piano and Voice.  While attending Lindenwood, Mike enjoyed performing in Cabaret and 1940’s Radio Hour while performing on the Spirit of St. Charles Riverboat.  He has entertained in the Palace Show, Miss Kitty’s Saloon Show and the American Theater at Six Flags, St. Louis where he was voted the most outstanding Male Performer in 1986 and 1987.  He has performed on four tours with the USO entertaining the US Military troops in Greece, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Egypt, Israel and Panama.

Mike was the Show Director aboard the Lt. Robert E. Lee Showboat for many years putting on five shows per year then moved on to Entertainment Manager for Gateway Riverboat Cruises and the S.S. Admiral.  He was the co-owner of Paramid Show Productions providing staged shows for the Working Women’s Survival Show in St. Louis, Mademoiselle Fitness, Boeing, Dillards and God’s Country: The Legend Amphitheater in Grafton, IL.  You may have heard Mike on radio and television singing the Shop & Save jingle during their 20 year anniversary.

For many years, Mike worked as Musical Director, Costumer and Choreographer for the Patt Holt Singers in St. Charles and has had the opportunity to perform at the White House where he has met four US Presidents.

Mike has had many Vocal Superior winners at the Mid-America Music Festival and Competition over three years and had the third place winner at NATS Musical Theater Competition this past November.

Mr. Mike is a veteran at teaching music for the past ten years in private studios in the area. Mr. Mike is currently Music Co-ordinator/Choir Director at Emanuel U.C.C Church in the Weldon Springs area.  He teaches piano, voice and music theory in our studio and prepares students for Mid-America Music Festival/Competition held every summer at the end of July.  He has had numerous students to win Superior trophies and ratings at this event.  Mike performs with several bands in the St. Louis/St. Peters area and has a strong background in music education.  He is an accomplished vocal accompanist and has accompanied many vocal students at the Mid-America Music Festival/Competition.

Mr Huppert
Violin and Viola Instructor

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Mr. Huppert, Violin, Viola Instructor

Mr. Huppert is a native of Minneapolis and began formal study of the violin at the age of seven. His musical influences growing up were many, including solo, orchestral, chamber music. He also did a great deal of singing, both choral, and solo, in his younger years.

Having won numerous awards by the age of 13, including performances as soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra, and recital appearances, He continued his studies at both Indiana University, and The Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Professionally, Mr. Huppert has performed on the front stands of a dozen orchestras, and played orchestrally in some of the most prestigious music festivals in the United States.

Mr. Huppert, while a student at the Cincinatti Conservatory of Music, was a recipient of the Emil Hermann award in Violin.  While studying in Cincinatti, he appeared as guest Concertmaster and soloist with the Cincinatti Ballet Orchestra, as well as being appointed Associate Concertmaster of the West Virginia Symphony.  During this time, he was also a section Violin substitute with the Cincinatti Orchestra.  Since then, Mr. Huppert has been appointed to the Savannah Symphony-Concertmaster, Charlotte Symphony-Concertmaster.  He has served as a section violinist with the Grant Park, Chautauqua, and Pensicola FEstival Orchestras.  Currently, Mr. Huppert serves in the capacity of Principal Second Violin-Illinois Symphony as Concertmaster, St. Louis Chamber orchestra, Concertmaster, and the St. Louis Civic Orchestra.
In 2002, he started his own business, Noteworthy Music, in 2007, the Spectrum Music Series was launced and in 2008, Mr. Huppert became a business associate with Online Lesson Videos.  He teaches Violin/Viola at the St. Peters Performing Arts Studio on Tuesdays. Please call Mr. Huppert at 314-913-5579 to book with him and find out his individual pricing for lessons.  He can also be reached by email at contactnoteworthy@gmail.com.

 

Mr. Cypret–Guitar Instructor

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Mr. Cypret

The St. Peters Performing Arts Studio is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Cypret to our teaching faculty.  Mr. Cypret has been a performing player and instructor for the past FORTY years!  He offers private lessons in Guitar, both acoustic and electric,  Bass Guitar, and Banjo, Beginning to Advanced Levels. He also offers private lessons in Beginning to Intermediate Mandolin!  Mr. Cypret teaches by note, by guitar tablature and also ear training.  He stresses the guitar basics and theory as well as well as teaching drills on scales and chord changes.  Mr. Cypret also lets the student pick song choices as they progress in their guitar instruction.  Student enjoy Mr. Cypret’s patient teaching style as he creates a teaching atmosphere of peace and harmony in each of his lessons which sets up a very positive teaching environment!

Mr. Cypret attended Lindenwood University studying guitar which included Classical, Bluegrass, Country, Reggae, Folk, Jazz/Blues. He also studied music theory while at Lindenwood University. He was a guitar instructor at Eberhardt Music (Ofallon /St. Peters) from 1971 to 1992 teaching private and group classes.  He also offers private lessons in our studio to beginning piano students of all ages, age six to Adult.  Mr. Cypret has played with several bands in the St. Louis area and is well known in the guitar circles as an amazing performer.

As a side note, last December he played for his daughters seventh grade class and played the score from Les Miserables on a Gibson LS335, he also played for her birthday party on a Fender Stratocaster performing “Porgy and Bess” by George Gershwin.  Many listeners shed a few tears as he beautifully performed this piece!

We highly recommend anyone to study guitar with Mr. Cypret due to his many years teaching experience and also due the positive teaching atmosphere he creates for all his students of all ages and levels.