Meet our instructors

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Lori Ann Strunk-Olock

After Graduating from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Lori Ann made her Broadway debut in the role of Amneris in Elton Johns Aida.  Other credits include National and European tours of Grease! (Sandy) and Hair (Sheila).  Lori Ann has participated in many New York City benefit concerts, including Rockers On Broadway, A Promise of Hope, and Pippin.  She was featured in Monday Nights New Voices at the Duplex, Songbird: The music of Eva Cassidy and Guilty Pleasures and the New York Musical Theatre Festival.   

 

Susan Koss

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Susan has been a general music teacher for the past 15 years at the SF 5/6 center and she is also the director of the 6th grade chorus.  She has a B.A. in Music Ed. from Immaculata College with a major concentration in voice and a minor in piano. Susan also has a M.A. in Education in Tech Ed. from Rosemont College.  She has sung with the Bill Koss Combo, and for 18 years was a piano instructor at Jaworski’s Music Centre. For the past 37 years she has been the choir director for Holy Ghost Church in Phoenixville. Many years ago she performed with The Methacton Community Theatre in the lead role (Daisy Mae) in Li’l Abner and she also starred as Glinda in The Wizard of Oz.  She is very excited to work for Lori, and get back in touch with her vocal and piano skills and sharing that with many new students.

 

 

Heston Francis

Whilst Heston has been compared to legendary artists, such as Marvin Gaye and Leon Ware, he has a charismatic music style all of his own. Heston possesses one of those rare, "instant classic" voices laced with confident sensuality - nostalgic, yet very much his own style, his music is beautiful, lyrically refreshing, vocally and melodically unique, timeless, rich and soulful. 

Born in Roseau Dominica,  Heston is a hot-blooded man, unabashedly romantic, allowing listeners to enter his most intimate spaces and thoughts.  With his polished voice & passion for delivering stellar music, Heston has been touring in London, France, Holland, Japan, UAE- Doha, Middle East, Portugal, Spain, Australia over the last few months.  He has shared the stage with India Arie, Wycliffe, George Clinton, Kanye West… just to name a few.

“Creating timeless music has always been my ultimate goal,” says Heston with a poised, yet humble demeanor. “I want to leave the world with music that can be played for a lifetime.”

With the release of Heston's fourth full length album, TRANSPARENCY, countless collaborations and successful international tours, Heston has proven himself to be an artist with undeniable talent and lasting appeal.

Transparency is truly an international album - having been written, recorded and produced all over the world - from London to Amsterdam, the United States to the Caribbean. To add further to the international flavor of Transparency, Heston has signed with P-Vine records in Japan for album release on 20th April, 2016 and US based E1 Distribution for world release in September 2016. The meaning of the word 'Transparency' has been defined simply as "the perceived quality of intentionally shared information from a sender" and Heston is clearly transparent with his heart and soul in this album. Along with other amazing artists - you can expect to hear tracks produced by the likes of renowned international DJ - DJ Kemit, as well as the talents of Lorenzo Johnson and Cornell Phillips. As always, you can expect to see, feel and hear Heston's heart on every track of TRANSPARENCY.