Holly Bolthouse is a beloved teacher of 30+ years, now residing in the Sturgis/Battle Creek area. Originally from Hastings, Michigan, she received her initial piano education from former BCAMTA members Kate (Kathryn) Mix and Freddy Kruko-Kietzmann, both of Hastings. She also studied with Daniel Longhin, adjunct professor at Cornerstone University, and Suzuki Teacher Trainer, Renee Robbins of Ann Arbor. In addition to her own private studio, Holly has been teaching at the Music Center of South Central Michigan since 2003. Holly teaches students of all ages, but her specialty is early childhood music education. She is both Musikgarten certified and Suzuki trained. In 2017 she completed an additional elementary teaching program with the Royal Conservatory of Music and serves as accompanist for the Battle Creek Boychoir and Battle Creek Girls Chorus.