Learn piano the right way.

Our keyboard teachers are all degreed professionals with years of training and experience that enhance the way they teach their students. In piano & organ lessons, we focus on establishing great playing technique, working through scales and chords in an application-based context, and learning everything from rock and jazz, to classical music. Whether you're 5 or 55, brand new to the instrument or gigging professionally, our goal is to help you become not just someone who can play the piano, but a pianist.

You can also view our guitar teachers' bios below to see who's right for you.


Jessie Ann Bolash, B.A.

INSTRUCTOR OF VOICE, PIANO, FLUTE, AND CLARINET

Accepting new students: Yes

Centralized teaching area: Indianapolis (North)

Personal studio: No

Travel lessons offered: Yes

Jessie Ann Bolash is an accomplished music professional from Arlington Heights, Illinois. After attending Hofstra University and Illinois State University and graduating in 2014 with her Bachelor of Arts in Music History and Ethnomusicology with a piano performance minor, she taught at the Des Plaines School of Music specializing in piano, voice, flute, clarinet, and music theory as well as Glenbrook District 34 Schools K-2 general music.

Now residing in Indianapolis, Jessie Ann is a member of the Indianapolis Women's Choir. Jessie Ann attended Interlochen Center for the Arts from 2009 - 2011 as a Vocal Arts and Operetta major. Her achievements and ensemble involvement include Chicago Opera Idol Junior Winner, Premier of Eric Whitacre's Paradise Lost, Up and Coming Theater Company, Prospect High School Company, World Youth Honors Choir, Interlochen Festival Choir, Interlochen Women's Chorus, Hofstra Chorale, ISU Women's Choir, ISU Opera, ISU Concert Band, the Indianapolis Women's Choir and many more. Jessie Ann has worked with many leaders in music including Eric Whitacre, Dr. David Fryling, Dr. Glen Block, Tammy Hensrud, Dr. Francesca Cassio, to name a few. She is an experienced performer of music of the Sikh culture as well. Jessie Ann enjoys performing, teaching, composing, and arranging music.


Katy Colglazier, B.A.

Instructor of Early Childhood Music, Voice, and Piano

Accepting new students: Yes

Centralized teaching area: Fishers

Personal studio: Yes

Travel lessons offered: Yes

Katy Colglazier is a native Hoosier living in downtown Fishers following her graduation from Anderson University with a B.A. in Music. She was raised in a musical family, and has allowed music to play a leading role in her life. Possessing an especially deep passion for early childhood music, Katy has worked in child care for years, and as a Teacher's Assistant at Orchard View Elementary School in Middlebury, Indiana. There, she enjoyed getting children excited about learning through music, as well as planting the seeds and nurturing the confidence of young and beginner musicians. Katy has performed in a wide variety of unique performance roles, from a soprano in operas to part of the male chorus in musicals. She is an ISSMA State Champion, and was nominated a national finalist at the Fame National Music Competition, where she sang at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. While studying at Anderson University, Katy sang as a soprano for the Anderson University Chorale, and toured Scandinavia, performing in concerts throughout Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Estonia. She has spent six years in private vocal study with Professor Sandy Hill at Goshen College, and four years with Professor Diana Huntoon while at Anderson University.

Katy has experience singing and coaching a variety of vocal styles, including jazz, classical, musical theatre, pop, and indie. While at Anderson University, she was a Choral Director's Assistant, tutored students in music theory and ear training skills, and took many classes on music education and early childhood music. Aside from teaching, Katy enjoys DJ'ing for weddings and events, playing and reviewing video games, studio singing, playing ukulele, and arranging her own choral works.


Bethany Daugherty, B.M.

INSTRUCTOR OF VIOLIN, VIOLA, DOUBLE BASS, AND PIANO

Accepting new students: Yes

Centralized teaching area: Indianapolis (Downtown)

Personal studio: Yes

Travel lessons offered: Yes

As a musician and writer, Bethany Daugherty is extremely passionate about the performing and written arts. She began learning violin and piano at the age of five from her mother, and grew up performing for schools, nursing homes, and churches as part of a family performance group. Bethany double majored in music and English while attending the University of Indianapolis, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Violin Performance and a second major in Creative Writing. Bethany studied violin with Christal Steele, Ariana Kim, and Austin Hartman.

Bethany has a long history of performing and teaching, with 18 years of experience performing in orchestras and gigging, and 14 years of experience teaching private lessons. Currently, she is the personnel manager and section violinist for the Anderson Symphony Orchestra, a freelance musician and teacher, and a member of  Juvin: The One Man Band, a local bluegrass/folk band. Bethany and her husband Josh live in the Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis.


Shawn McGowan, B.A.

INSTRUCTOR OF PIANO, Theory & COMPOSITION, AND JAZZ ORGAN

Accepting new students: Yes

Centralized teaching area: Indianapolis (North)

Personal studio: Yes

Travel lessons offered: No

Shawn McGowan is an Indianapolis based pianist/keyboardist, composer, arranger, and educator.  Shawn studied at the Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of David N.  Baker and Luke Gillespie, earning a B.A in Jazz Studies, minors in instrumental and choral conducting, and the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. 

After graduating from Indiana University, he served as the Associate Instructor of Jazz Piano for the Jacobs School of Music and as a piano instructor for the IU Young Pianists Program, teaching classes and private lessons in jazz.   In 2013, Shawn won first prize for best musical score in the National Campus Movie Festival screened in Hollywood and Paris, France.  The following year, Shawn made his international debut performing a solo concert in Tirschenreuth Germany featuring his own compositions.  Shawn has played in the Jamey Aebersold Quartet and has accompanied legendary jazz vocalists Bobby McFerrin, Darmon Meader of the New York Voices, and Janis Siegel of the Manhattan Transfer.