Lora Anderson is a private instructor at Maxwell's House of Music. She has only worked there for a short time, but immediately fell in love with the staff and atmosphere! She currently teaches voice, but is capable of teaching piano, ukulele, and clarinet. She studied at University of Louisville and received her Bachelors in Music Education in 2016. Lora hopes to pursue he Master's in Performance /very/ soon. Since her graduation, Lora has been teaching in public schools around the Kentuckiana area. She has a knack and love for teaching that many can identify. Any students of hers knows that they will forever be "her kids". She has a confident personality and instills this in her students. She says, "Everyone can make music, just some people have it easier than most. It's my job to teach you you're capable, as long as you are willing!"
David Bormann III
As an energetic conductor, performer, and teacher, David Borman III understands that music has the unique power to educate, inspire, and change people. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in orchestral conducting at the University of Louisville, where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in 2019. In December of 2018, Borman led the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under the guidance of Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya and in April of 2015, he made his Carnegie Hall debut on Euphonium and Trombone, returning again as a pianist and vocalist in 2018. As a proponent of community engagement, Borman is an active freelance conductor in the Southern Indiana and Louisville area performing with groups such as the Redline Theatre, CenterStage, The Kentuckiana Philharmonic, and Providence Theatre. Currently, he serves as the associate conductor for the Louisville Civic Orchestra, an assistant conductor for the University of Louisville Symphony Orchestra, and an assistant conductor for the Louisville Youth Orchestra. Borman has studied brass with Clinton McCanless, Dennis Akers, and Scott Cooksey and conducting with Alexandra Enyart, Kimcherie Lloyd, and Jason Hart Raff. He enjoys teaching his private studio of brass, voice, and piano students at Maxwell’s House of Music in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Margarette Evans is an experienced vocalist, pianist, and songwriter. She has played piano for more than 20 years, and she's been singing since she was 4 years old. Margarette studied Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University and has self-released two CD's of her own music independently. She has played and performed on various artist's music releases, and she has worked as a demo singer in Nashville. Margarette has performed as a solo artist for the last 15 years and has played piano and fronted original and cover bands as well. Margarette uses her knowledge and experience to teach students how to play and sing, as well as coaching students to create the best performance possible. Margarette teaches beginner, intermediate and advanced students of all ages and skill levels.
Vicki has over 30 years’ experience in voice and piano. She enjoys teaching all genres of music and helping students their own style of playing and singing. Vicki was a worship leader at a local church for over 15 years before transitioning into ministering to women. During her time as a worship leader, she directed several plays and musicals while also directing the church choir. She also traveled for 8 years in a Christian singing group. Even though she is no longer a worship leader, she continues to volunteer within the church by singing and playing piano. Music, specifically singing and piano, has played an important role in Vicki’s entire life. She has a passion for helping her students grow both musically and personally.
Rachel May is a professional musician living and working in the Louisville area. She began playing the violin at age 10, guitar at 12, and piano at 16. After graduating college on a violin performance scholarship in 2012, she performed as a solo cover artist around Louisville and Nashville. She has performed in venues big and small, from Wick's Pizza in New Albany to the Derby Train for the governor of Kentucky. In 2017, she auditioned for Holland America Cruise Line's piano venue aboard their line of luxury cruise ships. She was hired and performed aboard 4 different ships for two years, traveling to over 30 different countries as half of the piano duo in the Billboard Onboard venue. Now, she works as part of the house band at the dueling piano bar Howl at the Moon on Fourth Street Live in Louisville. In addition to her professional experience, Rachel has been teaching private music lessons for over a decade, and she is happy to be back on land where she can combine her two loves of performing and helping others achieve their music goals.
Sheila O'Bannon has over 30 years’ experience in the instruction of voice, piano, public speaking, and the theatre arts. Her instruction ranges in diverse areas of music such as Rock, Country, R & B, Gospel, Broadway, Classical, and Opera. She has assisted with student recording preparation for such companies as Disney and Sony Productions. Sheila is an accomplished and published playwright having produced and directed several plays across the country and at local venues such as the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Her coaching experience includes audition preparation for organizations such as Actors' Theatre, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Blue Apple Players, American Idol and America’s Got Talent. For the past four years, Sheila has been a judge for the Fox Network's Kentuckiana Idol Program. Adding to her experience, Sheila is also Director of Music and two local churches.
Kirk specializes in youth and young adult guitar, vocal, bass and piano lessons. He works with beginners to intermediates with an emphasis on basic note and fingering techniques. Kirk was a member of the Kentucky All-State High School Choir for three years and studied under Renee Grant Williams (vocal coach for Linda Ronstadt and The Grateful Dead). With over 20 years professional performing experience in rock, country, souls, blues, R& B, funk, and pop, Kirk is one well-rounded instructor. Kirk also serves Maxwell’s House of Music as one of our premier band coaches and prides himself on helping young musicians reach their full potential with their instrument in a live setting.