IFAA Staff Bios
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.
Whitney Lee Moeller (Beginning Piano Class, Private Lessons)
Whitney Moeller serves as an adjunct professor of voice at the University of Tulsa for the Department of Theatre, where she gives individual instruction to approximately 8-11 university students per semester. She also runs her own private music studio, where she gives individual and small group instruction on piano, voice, and horn in F to approximately 30 students per semester.
Mrs. Moeller holds a master’s degree from the University of Central Missouri in music education with an emphasis in conducting as well as a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma City University in music education with dual emphasis in vocal and instrumental music. Her teaching certification for the state of Oklahoma is in both vocal and instrumental music K-12.
At the undergraduate level, Whitney split her time equally between study of voice and horn in F. Playing piano since the age of 5, she uses her piano skills on a daily basis as a voice teacher and also enjoys teaching piano lessons to beginners. She maintains an active private music studio of piano and voice students.
Matthew Lollman (ILCA Band, Private Lessons)
Matthew Lollman has been teaching band for 26 years and plays saxophone. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Northeastern Oklahoma State University in Tahlequah, OK. He is currently working on his Master’s degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Mr. Lollman’s bands have received numerous awards in his years of teaching. They have received superior ratings at the district and state levels and have been in the top 10, both in marching and jazz band at the state level. Mr. Lollman loves to spend time with his family, camp, and watch sports in his free time.
Mat Maxwell (Guitar)
Maxwell is an American musician with over a decade of studio and international touring experience. Having performed alongside some of music’s biggest names, he has developed a reputation for being a go-to player in the industry. Mat is a multi-instrumentalist with a breadth of knowledge in many genres. Bass is his primary but he is also a deft guitarist and pianist. When not touring or in a session, he enjoys educating and consulting — sharing his experience and knowledge gained over many years in the industry.
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.