Nathan K. Lively

KyleNathan K. Lively is Director of Music Ministries at Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Uniontown, Pennsylvania and teaches private piano lessons at the prestigious Fanny Falk Laboratory School in Pittsburgh.  A native of southern West Virginia, he began piano lessons at a very early age at Appalachian Bible College in Beckley, West Virginia, where he studied throughout high school.  At the age of ten, he began organ study and subsequently placed first in the state of West Virginia and second nationally in organ performance for three consecutive years of the American Association of Christian Schools competition.  He holds the American Guild of Organists’ Associate Certificate and is a regular recitalist throughout the eastern United States.  Recent venues have included:  the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Historic Bruton Parish (Williamsburg, Virginia), and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Kingsport, Tennessee).  As a piano teacher, he tailors each student’s lessons to their goals, interests, personality, and abilities, fostering individual development artistically, technically, and personally.

Emily Lapisardi

Emily Lapisardi (voice, piano, Kindermusik):  Emily is a full-time pedagogue/performer with eight years’ experience teaching private lessons to a range of ages and levels of students of both genders.  She tailors her approach specifically to the goals and interests of each student. Emily holds a Bachelor’s of Music in vocal performance from West Virginia University (summa cum laude, WVU Outstanding Senior, Honors College J. and C. Nath Outstanding Senior, Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships candidate). She regularly performs as a soloist in opera, oratorio, concerts, and recitals and has completed training through the Ezio Pinza Concil for American Singers of Opera in Italy, the American Singers’ Opera Project of North Carolina, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.  As a teacher, she completed a year-long vocal pedagogy course at WVU with Cynthia Bess which provided her with a thorough understanding of the anatomy and psychology of singing, as well as a systematic approach to the correction of vocal faults.  She was also a teaching artist at Propel East Charter School for Greensburg American Opera and directed the Old Economy Singers for six years.  Her students have successfully auditioned for the Eastman Summer Vocal Program for High School Students, the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Seton Hill University, Point Park University, and for leading and supporting roles in school and community productions.  In addition to serving as faculty supervisor at Market Street Academy, Emily will begin her Master’s of Music in Sacred Music (organ) at Duquesne University in the fall of 2014.