Danny Winters is an educator with a passion to serve his community. Currently pursing a bachelors in fine arts, Danny has achieved many goals such as serving the community by owning his own business teaching guitar“ Danny's Guitar Studio” and playing professionally for over 35 years. He has worked with talented musicians that play on the Worship team at Calvary of Albuquerque as well as groups like Saxy, Westwind, Brushfire, Brahma, Antonio Lorenzo , Sparxs and many others.
Danny teaches guitar for a living to encourage students to succeed in pursuing their dreams not only in performing the instrument but by engaging the disciplines to attain their goals. Danny also works as a local musician doing weddings and performs regularly to stay tangible in live applications. Danny recently won the “King of the Blues” guitar contest for the state of New Mexico.
A native of Albuquerque, Esther Moses Bergh, Mezzo/Soprano, has recently returned to New Mexico from the Pacific Northwest, where she was part of the statewide outreach, chorus roster and concert soloist with the Portland Opera for more than a decade.
A licensed music educator, Esther holds performance & music education degrees from the University of New Mexico and received her Master of Music from the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at the University of Cincinnati.
Esther enjoys working with children, particularly in musical pursuits. She has a background in piano and violin and was part of Albuquerque Youth Orchestra and the All-State Symphony as a young violinist. She volunteers in the education and music ministries at her local church. She and her Minnesotan carpentry husband have two children, ages 3 and 6.
Patsie Potvin holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Nevada Las Vegas and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. She has studied Piano from the age of 4, also studied Guitar, Alto Clarinet, Flute, Violin and Cello.
After moving to Albuquerque she has played instruments and served in churches. Currently she plays violin with the Hoffmantown Church Orchestra. Patsie lives in Albuquerque with her husband Gary. She is a volunteer at the Albuquerque Botanical Garden, giving tours of the Japanese garden and sometimes plays Ukulele for children’s story time.
Wayne Hofeldt grew up in Southern California, and started violin at the age of eight. He has played in orchestras from elementary, through high school and with different College Orchestras for several years. Wayne has achieved many awards from the Music Teachers’ Association of California, and holds a graduate degree from Sherwood School of Music. He enjoys performing violin solos with piano accompanists, and teaching violin part time, which he has done for over twenty-five years. He has played in several Church Orchestras, performing “Handel’s Messiah”, and also served as Concertmaster in the Hi Desert Symphony for two years under the direction of Thomas Mancini.
Wayne has performed scheduled violin solos for the “Arts in Medicine” Program at the University of New Mexico Hospital. The program provides music and art projects for patients, their families, and medical professionals during the Fall and Spring concert seasons.
Currently Wayne performs with the Hoffmantown Church Orchestra, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Sundays and in several concerts throughout the year, under the direction of David Hopkins.