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Virtuosity! Teacher Bios

Christine Broxterman, strings and piano
Mrs. Broxterman began taking music lessons at the age of seven using the Suzuki Method and received her degree in instrumental and vocal music education from the University of Central Missouri. She was the principal cellist in the university symphony and soloed with the same group after winning the concerto/aria competition in 2001. She was also the cellist in the university string quartet. Christine has been teaching private cello, piano and violin lessons since 2002 and has continued her training to become certified to teach the Suzuki Method. In addition to teaching private lessons, Mrs. Broxterman plays numerous gigs and weddings throughout the year. She is the cellist in the band David George & A Crooked Mile whose song “Hey, Kansas City!” was recently voted to be the new touchdown song for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Kate Choi, piano
Dr. Kate Choi is an acclaimed musician, accompanist, and composer. Dr. Choi has played many solo recitals and concertos with the DK Orchestra in South Korea, and KU Symphony Orchestra at the Lied Center. She performed as a member of Orenunn contemporary trio in NJ, Seoul, and Bangkok. Dr. Choi has been active in numerous master classes and music festivals in Aspen, Chautauqua, and summer music schools in France. She holds a DMA from KU and MM from UMKC. Kate is a member of MTAC and has over 20 years of teaching experience. She joined SCA as a Virtuosity! teacher recently after moving from Southern California. She has three children.

Steven Lee, guitar
Steve started playing guitar at the age of 15. From playing in Praise and Worship bands to outside of church bands, he has 25 years of experience in how guitar functions with other instruments and how the guitar can function as a solo instrument. He attended Southwest Baptist University and earned a B.S. in Psychology. With a degree and experience in the field of psychology, he has been able to find ways to reach students on their own level and interests, to keep students fascinated with the prospects in learning guitar. He is also the Girls Varsity Swim Team Coach for SCA, which furthers his ability to coach students in learning guitar. Steve fills in time-to-time for the Worship Team at Journey Church International and plays in a band with other dads in the community.

Trissa Lucht, piano and group voice
Mrs. Lucht has a B.A. in Music Education from Missouri Baptist College. She began her teaching career in 1993, after singing professionally and touring the country with The Lesters (a southern gospel music ministry). She taught various classes in K-12 general music, band, and choir from 1993-2002 at two Christian schools in St. Louis and Kansas City. In 2005, Mrs. Lucht joined the SCA faculty. Since that time, she has developed and maintained a top-notch, vibrant choral program that is highly respected in the KC Metro area. Mrs. Lucht directs all the secondary choirs and the biannual Broadway musical at SCA and is an active member of NAfME, ACDA, and MMEA. Mrs. Lucht is currently serving as the coordinator for the Women's Honor Choir in the KC Metro District. In addition to teaching private piano lessons, Mrs. Lucht also offers group voice lessons for students entering 6th grade and above in the summer.

Joy Park, piano
Music has been a part of Mrs. Parke’s life for as long as she can remember. She learned to play piano, violin, and flute as a child and was involved in school band, choir, and high school musicals. In college, Mrs. Parke studied piano and voice and completed her bachelor's degree in Music Education. She has taught piano lessons for approximately 20 years. “I am thankful for the opportunity to teach piano at SCA. It is a joy for me to work one-on-one with the students and to see their progress in piano as well as their growth as individuals.” Joy has been married to Phil Parke for 30 years and is a mother to three boys and one girl, ages 21 to 27. Phil and Joy also have two precious daughters-in-law, wives to their two oldest sons, and a grandson due in November 2020. Joy serves as choir director and worship keyboardist/vocalist at her church. She is currently working on her master’s degree in music (piano pedagogy emphasis) at UCM.

Kristy Ross, piano
Mrs. Ross has been teaching piano with Virtuosity! since its inception. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and has one of the strongest retention rates. Mrs. Ross received her education from Central Bible College with a major in music-emphasis on piano and voice. She sang and traveled with Revival Time Choir and provided music for its radio broadcast during her college years. Mrs. Ross’ experience comes from many years of music ministry in churches. Mrs. Ross currently attends Evangel where she volunteers for the worship team and choir. Mrs. Ross has taught preschool through 12th grade music classes and was the chapel coordinator for Grandview Christian School. Mrs. Ross is looking forward to many years to come at SCA!

Dave Sager, percussion and drum set
Mr. Sager is a Kansas City native and has been playing drums since the fifth grade. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music Performance, both from the UMKC Conservatory of Music. He has performed with the Kansas City Symphony, St. Joseph Symphony, Lee’s Summit Symphony, Kansas City Wind Symphony, and the UMKC Percussion Ensemble. Mr. Sager is currently the principle timpanist for Church of the
Resurrection in Leawood. He is also involved with area bands and has toured the U.S. with various show bands. Along with teaching here at SCA, he has a drum studio at the Village Music Academy in Prairie Village. Mr. Sager has been teaching for 30+ years and enjoys inspiring the young percussionist of today.

Dr. Greg Turner, voice and piano
Dr. Turner joined the SCA faculty in 2018. He has a D.A. in Music and an M.A. in Music/English from Ball State University and a B.A. in Music/English Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. He began his career teaching junior high (7-9) music and English at Santa Barbara Christian School (CA). Since then he has taught music in public schools in Nebraska and Wisconsin. Prior to coming to SCA, He was the division chair for humanities and fine arts at Fort Scott Community College (KS), teaching music and English. He is the music director (choir director and organist) at First Presbyterian Fort Scott (KS). He and his wife Emily have been married 44 years and they have four daughters and eight grandchildren.