Meet The Team
Executive Director & Band Instructor
Mallory Dekker, M.M.E.
As the Executive Director, Mallory does a great deal of administration work, but is also the Music Education Outreach Program Band Director.
Front Desk Administrative Assistant
Julie is the handler of the front desk, and what a job that is! Julie is here to work with scheduling and answer any question about the Studios!
Fretted Instruments, Fiddle and Upright Bass Instructor
James is the instructor of fretted instruments, including guitar, mandolin, banjo, and ukulele; he is also our bluegrass authority, and teaches fiddle and upright bass.
Voice, Flute and Piano Instructor
Ali teaches voice, piano and flute at BHSA. Ali has a degree in music, and is teaching the music theory and appreciation classes this summer session.
Carolyn has been teaching piano for more than 30 years, and is one of the piano instructors who teaches on the west side and at the Studio home location.
Marilyn has been playing the piano and singing since childhood, and is BHSA's only remote piano instructor, located in south Rapid.
Band, Orchestra, Voice and Piano Instructor
Delayna comes to us from the New Underwood school district where she was the all school music director. At BHSA she is a great addition who can teach anything!
Kate is one who we trust with our grant funding, and is tirelessly working to find and get us the funding for the programs.
Summer Brass Guest Instructor
Dr. Skye van Duuren
Coming to us from Black Hills State University, Dr. Skye van Duuren will be teaching private lessons this summer!