David Burgest has been a musician for many years. He is a native of Savannah, Ga and developed a love and passion for music at a young age. David received a Bachelor Of Business Administration Degree from Georgia Southern University and A Master of Arts in Teaching Degree from National University. David also is a National Board Certified Teacher. He has been teaching Business Education and piano for 18 years. David has dedicated his life to music and teaching students the joys of developing their musical gifts. David enjoys playing the piano and producing music. He has been married to Marcia Burgest for 18 years and they are raising three children who are all musicians. His desire is that students would develop an internal love and passion for music as they become the professionals and leaders of tomorrow.
Vocal and Piano Instructor
Jovan is a Charlotte native who actively performs and teaches in the area. He received both his bachelors and masters degree in Music Education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Jovan is currently teaching with Charlotte Mecklenburg schools and is currently the Choral Director at West Charlotte High School. Jovan is an active musician/singer/conductor in the charlotte area when he is not teaching voice and piano.
La-Tisha is a passionate and experience dance instructor. She is eager to guide students through the twenty-first century using a unique combination of education, experience, and a love for dancing. La-Tisha is also a Language Arts instructor and has a passion for writing. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Education from the University of North Carolina- Charlotte. La-Tisha also received a Bachelor of Science Business Administration; Management & Marketing degree from the University of South Carolina. Some of her professional dance experience includes:
USC Dance Team Member 1999-2002
Philadelphia 76ers Dancer (NBA) 2002
Areas of Study: Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap, African, Capoeira, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Contemporary, Irish, Latin
Violin, Viola, and Cello
Malik is a Violist that earned his B.M. in Music Education at UNC Charlotte. Malik has experience teaching violin, viola, and cello through his music education coursework, as well as teaching private students.
He has played viola for 13 years and was the principal violist for the UNC Charlotte Chamber Orchestra for three years. His passion for music has led him to play in orchestras in South Carolina, and has performed in places such as Montreal and Vancouver, Canada, as well as Tel Aviv, Israel. He believes music is an inclusive subject and has the power to bridge gaps words cannot do on their own. Music also strengthens our capacity to accept other cultures, make connections to other subjects, and expose students to new experiences.