Charis Music Studio

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About Us

Charis Music Studio started in the home of our owner and teacher, Jaime Highfill, and grew into teaching hundreds of students in Owasso, Oklahoma. We have taught those who made it to the semifinals of American Idol, The Voice, and to Julliard. Some are currently working in the industry as worship leaders, writing music, or singing in bands. We have taught celebrities and their kids as well. We try to help people not only take lessons, but also help them go into the music industry.


Even if you are not looking to go into the music industry, we still have a place for you. The owner of the business grew up in New York and was always into music. But, there was nowhere for her to perform. She went to the Oral Roberts University and got a Bachelor of Arts in Music, before going into teaching. She has a special needs son, and teaching allowed her to spend more time with him. Then she wanted her students to have a place to perform, and this become a priority to her. The result was Charis Music Studio. Now, we've been teaching for more than 15 years. The owner teaches the Vocal students that are looking to get into the industry.

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Our Teachers


Bob Pingel
Bob Pingel is our most experienced guitar teacher. He has been in Praise and Worship bands all over the world, and has been teaching with us for 14 years. He teaches acoustic, electric, and bass guitar. He also teaches the Ukulele and the Mandolin. He has taught many celebrities and their children, people currently working in the music industry, worship leaders, and hundreds of families in the area. He focuses on rhythm, theory, and any music you wish to learn.

Shawn Anderson
Shawn Anderson is our primary Electric Guitar teacher. Playing since he was young he was offered a recording contract at the age of 18. Later in life he was also offered lead guitar position with The Stone Temple Pilots. He is extremely knowledgeable as a lead guitar player and we at Charis are lucky to have him!

Stevie Bonebrake
Stevie Bonebrake is our guitar teacher. She is one of our youngest but she is experienced in playing acoustic, electric, and the ukulele. She has been a part of the Charis family for five years, and is currently attending Tulsa Community College. She is perfect for any teams or young children wanting to learn guitar in a safe, clean, and professional environment.

Elizabeth Keitges
Elizabeth Keitges is a great local teacher at Charis. She teaches vocal lessons and has been with our studio for approximately six years. She trains young and adult students that want to perform as well as singing for fun. She has two beautiful daughters and a beautiful singing voice as well.

Rachelle Tedesco
Rachelle Tedesco is one of our newest teachers. She teaches beginner's guitar, beginner's piano, and vocal lessons. She also teaches Mommy and Me class, our class for children up to four years old. She works with music therapy with seniors as well as children. She is very energetic and fun. Rachelle has been singing for all of her life and has a music degree in vocal performance.

Deborah Holland
Deborah Holland is our primary piano teacher. She teaches and trains some of the more experienced piano students. She has been teaching for over 35 years. She trains out of the Faber & Faber book as well as chord playing. She plays on her Praise and Worship Team at her church. She has two sons and three grandchildren. She is very sweet, soft spoken, and beautiful.

Angela Priest
Angela Priest has been with us for nearly a year, but has been teaching for about 10 years. She trains piano students that are beginners to intermediate level that are looking to learn chord playing to play in bands. She trains out of the Faber & Faber book as well as chord playing.  She loves teaching and is incredibly good at it. She is very excited, loving, and encouraging to all of her students.

Braden Jordison
Braden started with Music at a young age. He started played trumpet at age 12 then quickly moved to drums with the Collinsville Crimson Cadets. In May 2013 he received his BA from the Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO in Oklahoma City with a focus on Drum Performance. He has written, recorded, and performed with many bands. He has previously taught lessons at Guitar Center in Oklahoma City.

Hope Dabney
Hope Dabney is one of our vocal coaches. She works great with younger children and trains all of our students with special needs. She has experience as she has a brother with special needs. She is currently taking classes with a major in speech language pathology and a minor in psychology at Tulsa University. This helps with training and music therapy with any child. Hope is looking to major in directly helping those with special needs. She has trained in Berlin and in Europe and has specialized in this for us. She is an incredible singer and has been training for years.

Kyndall Adkisson
Kyndall Adkisson runs our front desk operations. She is working to become a Primary Worship Leader and helps lead worship at Life Church. She has been studying with us for 10 years and is currently training to become one of our vocal coaches. She is currently pursuing her degree at Tulsa Technology Center, learning all areas of Pro Tools. She will be our primary recording specialist. She is already an amazing performer and singer and has been touring around Tulsa and the surrounding areas.

Jaime Highfill
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