Rosalind Resnik enjoys her work as piano instructor for students of all ages, and coach/accompanist for the Young Artist Preparatory Program here at MAC. She feels it is a privilege to work with MAC’s talented high school singers as they prepare music for competitions and college auditions.
Prior experience includes teaching at the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), and at the Preparatory Department at CCM-UC, as well as developing her own teaching studio. In addition, she has directed children’s choirs and numerous children’s and high school musicals at churches, including Godspell, Joseph, For Such a Time as This, and the Cotton Patch Gospel.
In addition to her duties at MAC, Roz has also accompanied choir programs at Wyoming High School, Summit Country Day, and McNicholas High School.
Roz received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Westminster College in PA, with additional studies at CCM-UC.
Roz teaches at Milford High School and at our main location in O'Bryonville.
At the age of six, Tamera Sherwood began studying piano in Springfield, Missouri with her mother, Connie Osgood. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance at the Saint Louis Conservatory of Music where she studied with Jane Allen. Having received a full scholarship, she received her Master’s Degree in Piano Performance at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (1992) where she studied with Dr. William Black. She has participated in Master Classes with Joseph Kalichstein, James Tocco, Alvin Chow, and has received coaching by Sandra Rivers. Having over 30 years of teaching experience, her students have participated successfully in the American College of Musicians Piano Guild National Auditions as well as other local competitions, auditions and festivals. She has performed regularly with her husband, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Associate Principal Hornist, Tom Sherwood. Tamera has also been active in her community by teaching piano, conducting children’s choirs, and organizing summer music camps for the children of Over the Rhine.
Her approach to piano instruction is as much a philosophy of life as it a philosophy of playing the piano. No matter a student’s eventual career choice, learning to play the piano establishes lifelong patterns of discipline. Mrs. Sherwood believes that all young pianists should aspire to greatness. Developing a love for breathtaking artistry, an attention to detail, thriving under pressure in the midst of competition, learning to aggressively embrace the spotlight with joy—these skills and personal traits create greatness no matter the career path one takes.