Our Teachers


 Peggy Vogel-Nagengast (Director/Piano/Voice/        Music & Movement Classes)

Peggy Vogel-Nagengast has a Master of Science in Education – Music from The College of Saint Rose and is a singer and songwriter. Peggy has always been active in the world of music, dance and theatre.  She has been a school  music teacher for elementary and middle school levels, a soloist in area bands and choirs, a choir director, nursery school and daycare teacher and actor in community theatre.  Currently, she enjoys teaching at the studio, performing with the church choir and co-directing the choir at NYSED.  She continues to compose as inspired and premiers new songs at church.  A life long resident of the Capital District, Peggy is the mother of three wonderful young adults. She is Orff certified and a member of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, the Music Educator’s National Conference, the New York State School Music Association and the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce. Peggy has an incredible passion for life and is committed to spreading the joy and pleasure of music and dance.

 Katie Nagengast (Combination Jazz/Lyrical Technique/GuitarAccompanist/Piano/Recital  Choreography & Tech/Violin)

Katie Nagengast began playing violin at the age of 9, completed all NYSSMA levels while in school and has studied with professionals including Ellen Madison and Ilana Blumberg.  She began playing piano at the age of 12 and enjoys performing for weddings on either instrument.  She began dancing at Tina Marie’s Dance Academy in the Capital Region at the age of 6 and has been a dance enthusiast ever since.  She has performed with Park Playhouse and Park Playhouse II in Albany. During her four years at Ithaca College, she choreographed hip hop and tap for the dance club IC Unbound and Rhythm ‘N Shoes tap dance club.  Katie  studied voice in London with Jackie Barron and with Erica Steinhagen in Ithaca. She graduated from Ithaca College with a Psychology major and two minors, in Theatre and Women’s Studies. After graduation she tap danced with the NYC based company, Candor and has taught mixed-level Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre and Tap to teens and adults.  Katie is excited to continue teaching with Miss Peggy’s Music Room and to share her love of music and dance.



Jenny Wainman  (Combination Jazz/Lyrical Technique)

Jenny Wainman began dancing at the age of five at Tina Marie’s Dance Academy in Albany, NY.  Throughout her dancing career, she has studied at Barbara Gallagher’s School of Dance, Albany Berkshire Ballet, Dance Dimensions, The New York State Theater Institute, Turning Pointe Dance Center, and Albany Dance and Fitness. She is trained in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary/ Lyrical, Musical Theater and Hip-Hop. She has danced as a Fabulous Flame for the semi-professional indoor football team, the Albany Firebirds.  During their 2009 season, she was chosen as a finalist for the national Aaron’s af2 Dream Team. Jenny has taught mixed-level Jazz and Hip-Hop to teens and adults.  With choreographing a number of locally performed musicals, such as Seussical The Musical, Grease and Zombie Prom, Jenny has the versatility and passion to choreograph for a variety of styles.  In addition to dancing, Jenny practices yoga and would like to become certified to teach it as well.  Jenny looks forward to teaching dance this year and beyond!


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