Rod Ferreira teaches guitar at Temple Music Studios. He received a B.A. in Music from the University of North Dakota with guitar as his major instrument. He has performed with bands since 2002 and inspires students with his enthusiasm and love of music. He has authored an instructional book on guitar basics entitled "Guitar Guide." He is a U.S. National Champion swimmer from the University of North Dakota and has been a swimming coach to children of all ages. Rod is originally from Brazil and fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Heidi Carpenter is Temple Music Studios' Acting Coach. Heidi graduated from the certificate program in theater from the Hamden
Theater Department (Hamden, CT) and holds an A.A. in Theater Arts from
Los Angeles Valley College where she won three best actress awards.
Additional acting training: HB Studios, Actor's Playhouse (Jack Ross)
and Corner Loft Studios (Mark Lenard), NYC. She also studied improv at
LA Connection in Los Angeles.
Heidi's dance training includes Ballet, Classical and Musical Theater
Jazz, Tap and Modern. As a teacher she has taught students of all ages
privately as well as at Cheshire Dance Academy in CT, Stella Adler and
Laurel Hall School in Los Angeles, Helen Owen Carey Day Care Center in
Brooklyn, NY and Fountain Hills Community Theater in AZ. As a performer
she has been in more than 100 plays and musicals across the country.
Integrating all of the performing arts, and imparting that to new
generations of student performers (along with adults adding to their
skill set) is an exciting and inspiring privilege!