IFAA Staff Bios

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Rebecca Winston

Director of IFAA, Musical Theatre Instructor, Private Lessons

Rebecca Winston has been teaching, directing, and performing for more than 20 years and brings a wealth of experience to IFAA. She has sung with orchestras, opera companies and theaters around the country and internationally, and brings a wealth of practical experience to the teaching studio. She has taught students from grade school through adult, and specialties include classical voice, musical theatre, choral music, and audition preparation. Mrs. Winston currently serves as Choral Director, Musical Director, and Fine Arts Academy Director at Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy and Choral Director for Immanuel Lutheran Church in Broken Arrow.

Mrs. Winston received her Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of North Texas where she first began teaching as a Teaching Fellow. She has performed several roles with the Fort Worth Opera and was a frequent soloist with The Orchestra of New Spain traveling to San Miguel and Guanajuato, Mexico to perform at the International Cervantino Festival with the group. She has also appeared as a soloist with many other orchestras and chamber groups including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Brazos Valley Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, The Lewisville Lake Symphony, American Chamber Choir, Voces Intimae, Camerata Winds, and the Flower Mound Chamber Orchestra. Prior to moving to Tulsa, Mrs. Winston was a voice instructor for 11 years at the University of Texas at Arlington, and served as Director of Choral Activities for Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Flower Mound for 18 years.

Dr. Andrea Fultz is a renowned accompanist, teacher, and musician who is currently working with Coweta Public Schools. She has received her Bachelor’s of Science in Music Education from Minot State University, Master of Music in Piano Performance from theUniversity of Missouri, and Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma.

As a freelance musician for over 20 years, she has played for many renowned artists and groups. Most recently, she was a teacher and accompanist for the Raise Your Voice campaign through the Tulsa Opera. She has collaborated with the OAKE organization in several capacities: as the Mixed and Women’s Choral Accompanist for the National Conference of 2018, playing for the summer levels trainings, and working/accompanying alongside teachers at National conferences and workshops. She has also been the pianist at the Kammermusik Chamber Festival in Sante Fe, NM, the Dakota Chamber Music Festival in Minot, ND, and many other festivals and schools.  We are thrilled to have her join our staff!

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Andrea Fultz

Beginning Piano Class, Private Lessons

Julie Winegarten

Art Instructor

As the daughter of a landscape architect father and a home economics mother, Ms. Winegarten learned all of the skills to be artistic and creative as a child. She learned symmetry and asymmetry, color and texture, from both nature and her father’s designs. Ms. Winegarten received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and Printmaking and taught classes in painting, printmaking, drawing, as well as Color & Amp; Design at RSC until 1995. She then moved to Oral Roberts University to teach printmaking while homeschooling her 4 children. In 2005, she began teaching in Tulsa Public Schools at McLain High School and later at Mitchell Elementary where she teaches PK-6th grade art.

Learning to “see” accurately is the most important part of drawing. If one can see it, then one can draw it. Ms. Winegarten’s goal is to help students learn to ‘see’ more accurately and therefore then draw more accurately.

Steve Janke

ILCA Band

Steve Janke's bio coming soon

Teddy Scott has over 20 years of experience in writing, producing, touring, teaching and recording music. He teaches guitar, mandolin, ukulele and bass and has always had a very high retention rate of students. He loves to listen to and teach all kinds of music including blues, country, rock, pop, praise & worship, hip-hop, indie, folk, and classical. He currently plays lead guitar for Life Church Jenks and Life Church Broken Arrow. He also plays with Syd Trio, Jesse Joice, and The Brothers Moore who just signed a management deal with CTK management, managers of Dolly Parton, Kenny G, KC & The Sunshine Band, Dennis Quaid, and Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice).

 

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Teddy Scott

Guitar, Bass, Ukelele

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Cindy Heisterberg

Preschool Tumbling

Cindy Heisterberg began her gymnastics career at the age of 6 in a small park program in Tulsa. After 1 year of lessons, she was encouraged to begin competitive gymnastics, which turned into a life-long love of the sport. After retiring from competitive gymnastics in 2001, she took a break from gymnastics and enjoyed some time as a high school and college cheerleader. She earned a college scholarship for cheer and was later named captain of the RSU cheerleading squad in Claremore.

Cindy has been coaching tumbling and gymnastics since 2000, and is currently the coach of the reigning 2019 Oklahoma State Champion Silver Team at Twisters Gymnastics in Tulsa. Her competitive gymnasts have held many state and national titles over her 20 year coaching career. She has a mission of making her athletes be the best they can be, without comparing themselves to others.

Cindy is a devoted wife, and a mom of 4. She attends Immanuel Lutheran Church and makes it her mission to be a light of Christ every aspect of her life. She believes that children should be allowed the opportunity to shine and that positive instructors play a pivotal role in the success of their students. She believes that God placed her in coaching for a purpose, and plans to continue to use her gifts and talents to give Him glory.