Choir Director & Piano Teacher - Gran Jer
Returning for her 3rd year as GPA's Choir Director, Gran Jer is an accomplished pianist and dance instructor who brings a wealth of classical chorus knowledge and experience to the school. Gran Jer graduated with honors from DePauw University, where she developed a passion for classical education and history while studying abroad. She then launched her very successful career as Republican Staff Director at the Indiana State House. Gran Jer is married to Big Geo, lives part-time in Italy, and enjoys spending time with her 6 grandchildren.
Piano & Violin Teacher - Yoana Hilt
We are pleased to welcome back Mrs. Hilt for her 3rd year at GPA. Mrs. Hilt has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Music. She is a classically trained musician who plays in many area orchestras. Mrs. Hilt has been teaching private lessons for 7 years in Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Violin, Viola, Harp, and Voice. Mrs. Hilt has over 37 GPA students in private music instruction and she also leads two GPA strings ensembles; which include 12 students who play Violin, Viola, and Cello. Mrs. Hilt recommends that students begin with piano and after two years, add violin, viola, or cello. Mrs. Hilt is married and to Jonathan Hilt.