Our Team

Foyil Music Studio of Owasso is the Best because we have the Best!  Our teachers have thousands of hours in teaching and performing experience!  We have more State Certified Instructors with music degrees than any studio in Oklahoma!  Check out our phenomenal Team!

Amanda Foyil

Owner & Lead Instructor


Specialties: Vocal Performance, Vocal Heath, & Vocal Technique


Amanda Foyil graduated with honors from East Central University with her Bachelors in Vocal & Instrumental Music Education grades PreK-12. She loves sharing her passion of music with her students and was named Chairman of the Northeastern Choral Directors Association  in 2012. She has served on the state board of the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association as their High School Show Choir Chairman, Men's Choir Chair, and Junior High Choir Chair. She currently serves on the Southwest Region American Choral Directors Association as the Repertoire and Standards Chair for Junior High Choirs.


Amanda offers lessons and classes for Voice, Piano, Ukulele and all band instruments.  She is state certified in voice, piano, & all band instruments. She has taught students who are beginners to Nashville recording artists!  Her students have performed all over the world including Carnagie Hall multiple times in New York and Disney World! Her groups have been selected to perform as honor groups for the Oklahoma Music Educator's Association's State Conference multiple times!  She has several former students who are currently professional performers in Country Music, Musical Theater and Opera!


Amanda's performing experience includes singing the National Anthem at a Chicago White Sox game, touring Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and all over the U.S.  She has led worship at Falls Creek (The largest youth encampment in the world) for 4 Summers!  She was also the first soloist in the new Tabernacle.  Amanda has performed multiple times for the Susan G. Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure, and Oklahoma State Law Enforcement Memorial & FOP State Conference. Amanda has been featured in the Tulsa World, Fox News, Channel 6 News, and on Channel 8 News for her performing and teaching successes.  The National Society of High School Scholars named her Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction in the Fall of 2017.


She has had solo students perform at the Cain's Ballroom, receive professional recording contracts, make it to the executive rounds at American Idol numerous times, graduate from Berklee School of Music and much more!  Her students can take lessons for fun or use lessons as stepping stones to help pay their way through college.  


Amanda attends over 200 hours of optional professional development each year for voice instructors to stay up to date with the best teaching techniques for students of all ages!

Beth Polston

Master Teacher & Instrumental Instructor


Specialties: Piano, Woodwind, Strings, & Brass Instruments


Beth graduated with her Bachelors from Oklahoma Baptist University in Instrumental Music Education and is state certified in instrumental instruction for grades K-12. She has experience teaching it all!  From Band in Shawnee to Elementary Music in Owasso she loves her students and it shows!  Beth is the current Circle the State with Song Region Coordinator for the Oklahoma Music Educators Association.


Beth currently serves in her church playing flute and if you need a professional flute player Beth is your lady! Beth plays for weddings and other special events year round!  Beth is a highly sought after private instructor and offers private lessons and classes for all band instruments, piano, ukulele, and violin for all ages.  Intermediate students also have the opportunity to take her Woodwind or Brass class!  

Sheldon Clark

Master Teacher, Guitar, Banjo, and Ukulele Instructor


Specialties: Guitar


Sheldon Clark has taught guitar for over 30 years.  Over 5 years with Foyil Music Studio of Owasso.  As a well known professional guitar player he is often sought out for gigs all over the country. He's played for bands who perform at venues like the Cain's Ballroom and many others across the Nation.  Sheldon loves sharing his musical gifts with his students and has a genuine desire to help them succeed in all things music related!  


Sheldon offers private lessons and classes for guitar, banjo, and ukulele!  To get started with Sheldon give us a call 918-521-7206.   

Kristi Sherwood

Master Teacher & Instrumental Instructor


Specialties: Woodwind Instruments, Piano, & General Music Classes


Kristi is an enthusiastic teacher who has experience teaching all ages. In addition to being an Owasso alumnus, she graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas in 2015. Kristi has a bachelor's degree in music education and is certified to teach music grades Pre-K-12.  She loves teaching our young students!


Kristi has participated in a variety of performing groups such as: The Pride of Owasso, the Razorback Marching Band, the University of Arkansas Wind Symphony, and the University of Arkansas New Music Ensemble. She was principle floutist of both the Wind Symphony and the Arkansas Intercollegiate Honor Band during her time in Fayettevile. She was the Presser Scholar recipient in 2014 and was deemed a Senior Scholar upon graduation.


In addition to teaching private music lessons to high school students, Kristi has also had extensive experience teaching young students. She was the elementary music teacher for grades K-2 in Catoosa, OK for five years. While there she received the Masonic Teacher of Today award and was selected Teacher of the Year in 2019.


Kristi works hard to create a positive, upbeat learning enviornment that is designed to grow your student's musical abilities.  Give us a call today to book private lessons or group classes with Kristi!


Tina Gross

Master Teacher, Voice and Piano


Specialties: Voice, Piano, and Music Therapy


Tina Gross is a vocal and piano instructor who is in her 19th year of teaching.  She has taught both private and public with ZOMAC School of Music in Muskogee.  She also performs as a soprano soloist and has sung extensively for many different venues and events across Oklahoma including private converts for Inverness Village Coorporation.  She began vocal study at age 15, with Oklahoma recording artist Mary Kay Henderson.  After graduating high school, she began choral and theory studies with the International Academy of Music, Indianapolis, IN. She has also studied under Laven Sowell, formerly Director of the Tulsa Opera Company.  In addition to this she continued vocal study for 7 years in Broadway, Classical, and Foreign Languages under Jeans Sears of TAPES. Under Jeans instruction she was chosen as a soprano to record a choral album of Sacred Music.


Tina has also toured with te Tulsa Praise Orchestra and Choir as a frontline singer, during which a very special memory was singing with them in 2011 at the request of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. With Lady Liberty as a backdrop it was indeed a very memorable and moving occasion.  Also, she was honored to sing the National Anthem at the request of Representative George Faught, at the USS Batfish Memorial, for the internment celebration in 2010 of a piece of the USS Oklahoma that was recovered from Pearl Harbor, along with special guests governor Falin and Congressman Dan Boren.  She has enjoyed singing for Connors State College Graduation, Connors Upward Bound Celebrations, and other Patriotic and Women's events.  


She has served as an adjudicator for young pianists for the past 4 years via the BGCO's Keyboard Festival in Tulsa, OK.  She has been blessed to work with the Children's Choir at her church. She considers it an honor to share and inspire others to enjoy God's wonderful gift of Music!


Chase Davis


Specialties: Voice, Beginner Piano, Ukulele, and Guitar


Chase has been singing for years. He started voice lessons with Foyil Music Studio in seventh grade and throughout junior high and high school made many honor choirs including Oklahoma All-State Choir!  Chase was also selected for the Quartz Mountain Choir twice!  In fact he received the top score of all bass singers auditioning for Quartz Mountain and was chosen to give a special performance because of this!  He has received multiple awards at District and State OSSAA Solo Competition as well as awards at NATS Competition!


Chase received multiple scholarship offers upon high school graduation but decided to pursue his vocal performance degree at Oklahoma Baptist University. Chase is in his third year as a vocal performance major. He has proven to be an outstanding performer and musician on several instruments including piano, ukulele, and guitar! Chase teaches Voice, beginner Piano, Ukulele, and Guitar in the studio.  He also substitute teaches when needed.  


Chase has lead worship at his church and has performed all over Oklahoma, most recently a lead roll in an opera!


To book lessons with Chase call 918-521-7206.   

Malia Sherwood

Master Teacher, Voice, Piano, and Brass Insructor


Specialties: Voice, Piano, and Trumpet


Malia received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Oklahoma State University and is currently working on her Master's Degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Vocal Pedegogy.  Proud to call Malia one of our alumni she has performed in amazing venues like Carnegie Hall, The Vatican, St. Paul's Cathedral.  She has also performed at the National ACDA Conference and Oklahoma Music Educators Conference.  Both of which are big honors!


Malia has performed as a soloist at Bluebell Taste of Summer, Rooster Days, Owasso Harvest Festival, Tulsa's Mayfest, and many other festivals!  Malia currently teaches Master Classes for voice students and substitute teaches when needed.  We can't wait until she graduates with her Master's Degree and becomes on of our full time teachers!



Marilyn Foyil


Specialties: Beginning Piano


Marilyn graduated with her Bachelor of Education from Louisiana Tech and from Northeastern State University with her Masters in Education.  She taught for over 35 years before retiring from teaching in Tulsa Public Schools where she taught elementary grades and elementary music!  She absolutely loves working with beginners and young children and is a master at it! Marilyn is the accompanist for Freedom Church in Owasso, Owasso Band Soloists, and the Owasso High School Choirs.


She offers lessons in beginning piano and would love to get your little one started!

John Cox


Specialties: Brass Instruments, Drums, & Voice


John Cox is a band clinician and former band director in the state of Oklahoma. John received his bachelor's degree in Trumpet Performance with a minor in Education from Oklahoma Baptist Univeristy. He has taught at Bethel Public Schools, Hollis Public Schools, and Western Oklahoma State College in Altus.


John has served as a worship, youth, and education pastor for several churches across Oklahoma and New Mexico.  John is currently leading worship for First Baptist Church, Coweta. John is a member of the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma and the instrumental director for the Singing Churchwomen of Oklahoma.  John is a former member of the Oklahoma Baptist Symphony and is a charter member of the Shawnee/OBU Community Orchestra.  


He has professional memberships with Phi Mu Alpha Symphonia Fraternity of America, Oklahoma Music Educator's Association, International Jazz Educator's Association, Oklahoma Bandmaster's Association, and NAFME. John recently had the honor of being the clinician for the Tulsa Metro Jr. High Honor Band. 


John is excited about the opportunity to teach students brass and percussion from beginners to professionals!  You can set up lessons with John by calling 918-521-7206.

Contact Us Today!

Foyil Music Studio of Owasso
8361 N Owasso Expressway

Suite D
Owasso, OK 74055

Phone: 918-521-7206

E-mail: amanda@foyilmusicstudio.com

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