Fine Arts Teachers
Evan Hirasawa – Art Teacher
Evan Hirasawa has been teaching art lessons for more than twenty years in New England and in Chapel Hill. She is a certified art teacher and has a background in art therapy and working with children with special needs. She studied at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C, Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA, Lesley College in Cambridge, MA and Kaji Aso Institute for the Arts in Boston, MA. Her art studio is located at the Chapel Hill Violin Shop on Old Durham Road in Chapel Hill. You can also visit her website at http://artwithevan.com/.
Aviva Enoch – Music Teacher
Aviva received her Bachelor of Music Degree in piano at the University of KS (1979) and Master of Music Degree in piano at Emporia State University (1981). Early childhood music and movement is a special joy and interest for Aviva. She has taught classes for young children at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro, the Durham Arts Council, University Presbyterian Preschool and Kindergarten, Juhlin Kindergarten, and her own private Musikgarten studio. She has her early childhood credentials I & II from Durham Tech. She’s worked as a kindergarten assistant at Emerson Waldorf School, and a lead 3-5 year old teacher at Our Playhouse Preschool–both in Chapel Hill. You can also visit her website at http://music-aviva.org/.
Mariana Talpau Joos – Movement Teacher
Mariana Talpau Joos is a native Romanian and a French national. She holds a Masters degree in Applied Foreign Languages and an undergraduate degree in French Linguistics and Literature. She taught French in Sweden and Switzerland before she and her husband moved to Louisiana. For the last six years she has worked as a French and Enrichment teacher in public schools. Besides her dedication to students, Mariana maintains active involvement with the community which she views as a key contributor to its educational foundation. Mariana loves exploring other cultures. As an educator, she is continually learning so that her teaching is always fresh and dynamic.