We are so happy to have the best teachers around to share their knowledge and creativity with you! To learn more about your favorite teacher (or meet new ones), click on their name below.

Walter Cedeno - Hip Hop

I am a lover of dance and music and love to share that passion and joy with others. I LOVE teaching and feel like I was born to do it. In my classes, I encourage a positive vibe and make sure everyone learns and grows in some way before they leave. Additionally, I teach the history and background of the moves we are learning. I have taken many classes with many different styles of dance instructors (both formally and informally), have been in several dance groups and performed solos and group performances for many years, have dance battled many times (and still do) and I even auditioned for 'So You Think You Can Dance' twice(!). Plus, being a BIG fan of Dance, expect me to throw in moves from other styles as well in my classes; as a dance instructor, I never stop learning! (Image courtesy ccwolfe photography).

Mary Corbalis - Graphic Design
Mary is from the Chestnut Hill area and recently graduated from Arcadia University with a degree in Illustration. She's been drawing since she could hold a crayon and is working on becoming a full time freelance artist. She specializes in digital artwork and hopes to help make it a more accessible medium for new artists.   

 

Nancy Farren - Yoga, Children's Art

I’ve always loved working with children and have been teaching kids art classes since 2011. In 2012, I became a certified Registered Yoga Teacher and my two passions came together in the combined form of Kids Art & Yoga! I feel that this combination of art and yoga allows children to express themselves in a fun and creative environment!

Michael Galganski - Guitar

Michael has a B.A. in Composition with Guitar from SUNY Fredonia, M.A. and D.M.A. (A.B.D.) in Composition from CUNY Queens and Temple University. Teaching experience includes Penn State Abington, Chestnut Hill Music Academy, RDC Music and Camp Saint Vincent. Specializing in Acoustic, Rock and Jazz styles with particular interest in Emblematic notation, Tonal mechanics and Autochthonic theory, Michael has been teaching for many years. He subsequently tailors his approach to the personal needs and interests of each student, from beginners to players of all ages.

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David Perry - Cartooning

David Perry is a multitalented artist / musician / comedian who has worked for several decades as an illustrator, graphic designer and art director in publishing and marketing. He has conducted many popular Cartooning Workshops at campsschools and libraries. 

Lynn Preston

Lynn Preston comes to us with 25 years of experience as a fitness instructor. She is AAA/ISMA certified in Pilates, Yoga, Zumba Fitness and Zumba Tone. She completed her 200-hour PiYO Yoga Teacher Training and is CPR/AED certified. She has an intuitive communication style with ability to interact and teach individuals from all walks of life. 

Kaining Huang - Mixed Media

Kaining Huang is new to our area coming from Los Angeles, California. She has an bachelor's in fine arts from Otis College of Art and Design. She brings to us a varied teaching background as well as experience working in art galleries.  

Tyler Eldridge

Tyler Eldridge received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He has several years of experience teaching and working with kids. He served as a Musical Theater Adjudicator for the Philadelphia Independence Awards and was the Musical Theater Director/Instructor at The Conservatory of Music and Dance in Montgomery County, PA. Tyler teaches theater, musical theater and voice at CAN! 

Andrew Buchan

Andrew Buchan received a bachelor's degree from Villanova University in Communications and Media/Journalism production. While there Andrew was an accompanist for the Villanova Pastoral Musicians. He is classically trained on the piano and has been playing for years. 

Daneal O’Leary

Daneal O’Leary is new to Pennsylvania, recently moving here from New York state. For many years she was a K-12 art instructor. During her tenor as a teacher, she also hosted a knitting club for students. Additionally, Daneal has built sets for plays, used art in therapeutic settings and is also a wonderful photographer. We are very excited to have her and her diverse experience on staff.  

Julie Moscowitz

Julie Moscowitz is local to Montgomery County! She has a bachelor's in fine arts from Emerson University. She has spent the last two summers teaching writing at Odyssey Teen Camp where she lived and worked with teenagers ages 12 to 18, many of whom experienced mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. We are happy to have her on board and know you will enjoy your time with her as you grow into the writer you want to be!