Auxiliary Programs

Auxiliary Programs

Fall Enrichment 2024

Learning continues even after the school day ends. Our auxiliary programs provide our Lower and Middle School students the opportunities to continue that learning in subject areas they love.  We have programs in sports, music, and so much more.

Information and Application

Enrollment

Please pay close attention to each programs day/time as some vary.  Starting this summer we have moved to a new registration platform called, "CampBrain" so things may look a little different but we assure you will enjoy the new features! We recommend creating a new account if you have trouble logging in.

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If you have any questions, reach out to:

Joey Ferrelli
Director of Auxiliary Programs

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Music Instructors

Music lessons are held on campus after-school for students of all ages.  If you're interested in private music lessons, reach out to:

Penelope Fleckmann
Office Manager

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Check out all of our private music instructors below!

Darlyne Cain: Piano, Guitar, Ukelele, Voice Lessons
Darlyne Cain is a singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist who has sung and played jazz standards on cruise-ships all over the world solo and with other musicians such as:
  • Electric guitarist/vocals for Dante’s Voodoo Cabaret in Chicago
  • Pianist with Liz Mandeville as a touring blues band based in Chicago
  • Honky tonk pianist with David Childers in NC
  • Guitarist & songwriter/singer with the celtic band, Carolina Ceili.

She taught piano and guitar to students of all ages in Oahu and Asheville, NC.

As a songwriter, she has played a round at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN. Dennis Warner, MN singer/songwriter, recorded her song 'Find Love', and she co-wrote an inspirational CD with Kim Char Meredith in Chicago. She also co-wrote the song 'In Your Face Again'with Katie Herzog, who played & recorded it in her band, Newcomers Home, in Fort Collins, CO.

She has written at least 6 CDs worth of music, and had her words and music used in the NYC & touring production of "Live at Da Fonky Burlesk".

Check out Darlyne Cain Music Page on Facebook to see her videos!

Andrea Roule: Piano Lessons

Andrea Roule was born and raised in Ocala, FL where she began her classical piano training at the age of four. At the ages of 10 and 15 she won high school and college-level concerto competitions, awarding her the opportunity to perform as a soloist with local orchestras in Florida and Tennessee.

She attended the prestigious Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts at 17 years of age and went on to receive a full scholarship to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Andrea studied classical and jazz piano during her undergraduate studies, receiving her BA in music, and continued on at UT to receive her MM in vocal accompaniment/opera coaching. In 2006 Andrea began her career as an accompanist for Opera Carolina’s young artist program and their main-stage chorus. In 2008 she worked as a staff accompanist at Winthrop University in Rockhill, SC.

In 2012 Andrea became a board-certified Music Therapist, earning her degree through Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Since moving to Charleston eight years ago, she has worked with the former Charleston
Performing Arts Center as an accompanist for main stage productions and as music director of the junior theater.

Andrea is currently a partner with Engaging Creative Minds, provides music therapy with Respite Care of Charleston, is the pianist at Rockville Presbyterian Church, teaches piano lessons and is an accompanist for the choirs at Porter Gaud.

Rebekah Riley: Piano Lessons

Rebekah Riley was raised on the East Coast and was a musician from an early age. She began training in voice and piano at the age of 8 and continued on to be accepted at Berklee College of Music at the age of 17.

She chose however to attend North Greenville University's music program to stay closer to her family in South Carolina, focusing on a major of Music Performance in voice and piano. She relocated to New Orleans at the age of 21 to play music professionally full time, including multiple popular local jazz groups.

Rebekah relocated to Charleston, SC where she has been recording an album with her new musical group and performing as a DJ at a popular downtown karaoke club. Rebekah's training includes baroque, classical, jazz and modern rock influences.

Andrea White: Voice Lessons

All ages and skill levels!

Andrea Elizabeth White is the Middle School Musical Theater Director here at Porter-Gaud.

Mrs. White has an Artist Certificate in Vocal Performance from the SC Governors School for the Arts and Humanities, a Bachelor's Degree of Arts in Vocal Performance, and a Masters Degree in the Arts of Teaching in Choral Conducting both from the College of Charleston.

Mrs. White is a staff soprano at St. Philips Church and directs their St. Cecilia Choir. As a singer, Mrs. White specializes in Early Music and Choral Repertoire.

She is beginning her Ph.D. studies in Vocal pedagogy and presents "The Singing Teacher - Vocal Pedagogy for Teachers" at state and national level conferences, teaching other music teachers about Vocal Hygiene and Health.

She has been teaching private voice lessons in South Carolina for ten years and looks forward to expanding her voice studies program here in Charleston.

Richard Proctor: Drum Lessons

Richard Proctor was born and raised in Buffalo N.Y and was involved with his H.S. Orchestra and Big Band. His sophomore year he began studying with legendary Drummer/Teacher Louis Marino for 10 years and later in life studied under Joe Porcaro for a short time in Los Angeles. He spent most of the 80’s and 90’s performing in New York, and a few years playing in LA. Rock music is his forte, and he's excited to bring his expertise to our students here at Porter-Gaud.

He had the privilege of working directly and indirectly with music producers; Ronnie Montrose, Don Dokken, John Mathis, Ed Stone, Ed Kramer and Lou Graham. Richard wrote and co-wrote with Joe Cristofanelli, ex-Bassist from the 80’s Band Ratt. In the early 90’s, Joe and Richard put together a local band called Vicious Circle, and they toured east coast performing original music. The song "Impaler" written by Vicious Circle was represented at The Empire Music Conference in Rochester NY. He also had the privilege of working with bands like Kim Mitchell, Killer Dwarfs and Typo Negative.

Richard is very grateful for his past experiences, and he strongly believes that dedication and desire is all you need to pursue a life in music.  Richard is an amazing instructor to get your student started with drumming, and introduce them to world of Rock N Roll!

Fernando Troche: Guitar Lessons
Check out some of Fernando's performances and website! 

Fernando Troche is one of the outstanding classical guitarists of South America. He has played as a soloist and in diverse chamber settings in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Spain and the United States.

Many of his performances have been broadcast on both Spanish and Uruguayan National Televisions. His appearances in the Piccolo Spoleto Festival U.S.A. were broadcast on WDAV Classical Public Radio and promoted by the College of Charleston, the Medical University of South Carolina and Charleston’s leading newspaper, the Post and Courier:

 

“The music of Bach sounds amazingly modern and up-to-date when played on the guitar, and Troche gave it the clarity and crispness called for while finding several spots to let emotion show through.” Review, the Post and Courier, SC.

The release of his first solo album in 2007 received local and international recognition. The following
year he was granted a full scholarship from the College of Charleston where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor Degree in Music. He studied under the tutelage of Grammy Award nominated guitarist Marc Regnier.

In the following years Fernando released his second solo album and was a top prize winner at the Southern
Guitar Competition and the St. Joseph International Guitar Competition along with numerous awards in Charleston.

Sponsored by Espectaculos Bravo Tenerife, Spain, in 2014, Mr. Troche released his first DVD and was invited to perform his program “The New History of the Classical Guitar” with numerous Spanish tourism business companies such as Grupo Fred.Olsen S.A., Elegance Hotels & Resorts and Arrecife Gran Hotel & Spa.

Mr. Troche began his musical studies at the San Martin Conservatory in Buenos Aires, Argentina with Maestro Osvaldo Vassarotto. He continued at the School of Music of the National University of Uruguay with
Amilcar Rodriguez Indá and Mauro Marasco. He also attended jazz training courses with composer Ángel
Varela Rey and master classes with world renowned artists such as Eduardo Fernandez, Marco Sartor, Enrique Graf and Eduardo Gilardoni among others.

In 2017 Fernando was invited to join the Artist Program at the College of Charleston and started a
special fellowship consisting of the recording of a new album, publishing the scores of his arrangements and performing them locally and internationally. The project includes tango music written before 1950 for guitar and voice. The recording will be sponsored by KlassicStudio and is expected to be released at the beginning of 2022.

Mr. Troche also has extensive teaching experience. He taught classical guitar at Doral Conservatory in
Florida, the Charleston Academy of Music, Memminger Elementary School and Mason Preparatory School, also in Charleston SC. His first experiences as a teacher took place in his native country of Uruguay where he worked with young and adolescent students for seven years.

Besides music, Fernando’s interests also include Chinese culture and language studies. He earned first place at the Chinese Performance Contest organized by the College of Charleston and The Citadel in 2011. He
has also been nominated by the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs as Outstanding Student of the Year 2012.

He was also the recording and editing engineer of several recordings including those of renowned artists such as Ilana Vered, Sean Kennard and Enrique Graf. Since 2008, Fernando has been a member of the music program at the only independent French Huguenot Church in the United States. Since 2017 he has worked on web maintenance, technical support and leads college tours for College Visits Inc.

 

Ahletics Performance Coaches

Performance Training is held on campus after-school and on the weekends for students of all ages.  If you're interested in performance training, reach out to:

Penelope Fleckman
Office Manager

Email

Check out all of our Performance Coaches below!

Coach Chris Evans: Basketball

Coach Evans played three years at Sacred Heart University (DI), in Fairfield, Connecticut. Finished at The University of Charleston in West Virginia. As a Stamford High School graduate coach was a two-sport captain (basketball/football). He earned all state honors in both.

After a year of professional basketball in Germany, Coach Evans started his skills training program. Shortly after, he launched a very competitive & developmental based AAU program "3D" in the Fairfield County area. In 2020 immediately after moving to Mount Pleasant, SC, coach worked at both James Island High school (Football) and Wando High school (Girls Basketball). 

Now head coach of the 2023 "Deep South" Champion Charleston Raptors (red) 16U girls team, coach is excited to start a new era as Head Coach of the Porter Gaud Women's basketball team. 

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Coach Dynasty Heyward: Basketball

JV Girls Head Coach/Varsity Girls Assistant Coach - Basketball training for girls of all ages and levels

Originally from Charleston, SC, Dynasty was a 3 year varsity starting point guard for Wando High School and a member of the Lowcountry Ballers AAU program. She then went on to continue her basketball career at Erskine College, a small D2 program in upstate South Carolina.

While at Erskine College she majored in Health Science with a minor in Healthcare Management. She also was involved in a number of organizations such as student government (Athletic Representative), yearbook, future fleet, and a member of a literary society to name a few.

Upon completion of her undergraduate degree she came back to Charleston to continue her education at The Citadel and coach basketball. She gained her Masters in Biology in May of 2022 and currently works in clinical research at Charleston Pediatrics Associates. 

She began her coaching career upon completion of her undergraduate degree. Dynasty is going into her 4th year of coach having experience ranging from middle school/B team to varsity and AAU. This past season she was the head coach in the 3A senior girls league where they were able to secure the schools first ever girls championship by only losing 1 game all season and maintaining the highest GPA in the league. She was the assistant coach of the Charleston Raptors - a team that recently qualified for Team USA Nationals as one of the top 30 teams in the nation - with Chris Evans.

As a trainer her focus is to develop players by building outstanding fundamentals through ball handling and a variety of scoring and developing high IQ players defensively and offensively.  

Emphasis:

  • IQ development 
  • Fundamentals 
  • Ball handling
  • Footwork
  • Free Throws
  • Defense 
  • Scoring in a variety of ways 

Coach Heywarded can be contacted via call or text at:

P: 843-870-2625

Coach Zac Parker: Baseball

Coach Zac played 3 years on the Varsity baseball team at West-Oak High School in upstate South Carolina as well as 3 years on the Walhalla Post 124 Legion baseball team as a Left-Handed Pitcher/Outfielder/1st baseman. He is now a Coach of the JV baseball team here at Porter-Gaud.

His goals for training are to provide specific workouts and routines on and off the field for each athlete’s specific needs which will develop habits to stay healthy and strong while taking their game to the next level.

His training aims to improve skill level, stamina, game IQ through drills and workouts while also creating positive mindsets with mental training to help you reach your greatest potential.

Areas of expertise:

  • Pitching (proper throwing mechanics)
  • Fielding (foot work/hand eye coordination)
  • Hitting (proper swing plane/pitch recognition)
Coach Cameron Brown: Tennis, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, Sailing

Lower School PE Teacher - Boys and girls of all ages and levels welcome!

Coach Cameron Brown is a man of all trades. Whether it's Tennis, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country or Sailing, Coach Brown is the right choice to improve your skills. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn something new, or an advanced player player looking to make the Varsity team, Coach Brown is the perfect fit.

In addition to being the Lower School PE Teacher, Coach Brown has coached many Porter-Gaud teams and ran multiple camps and programs. He has been an Assistant Varsity Tennis Coach, JV Girls Soccer Coach, and a Sailing Coach here at Porter-Gaud for years now. He is the founder of the Middle School Running Club, giving Middle School students the tools to get to the next level once they reach Varsity Cross Country.

He is also the founder of Tennis 101 and Tennis Anyone, programs in the Lower School geared toward beginner and advanced players. He has a knowledge of volleyball and can help with the fundamentals and technique of bumps, sets, spikes and more.

Don't miss out on being trained but such a well-versed coach!

Coach Joey Ferrelli: Basketball

Middle School Basketball Coach - Grades 3-12, boys and girls of all levels welcome!

Coach Joey's passion has been basketball since he was 5 years old, and that passion has turned him into a certified basketball trainer. Through his 6 years of AAU Basketball from ages 12-18, and years of Varsity basketball at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in Massachusetts, he has a well versed knowledge of the game. With his recent online training and experience coaching at the JV and Varsity level, his expertise is guaranteed to take you to the next level.

Coach Joey has gained a wide range of knowledge from all his different coaches. He was a camper and worked as a staff member for the "Red Auerbach Basketball Camp" in Rhode Island every summer, where he learned from former NBA Coaches, and many top collegiate coaches. In 8th Grade he was recruited to play for the AAU Team "Basketball 2 the Limit", a program started by Coach Donald Morris, the youngest male Division III Coach ever at the time for Lesley University. Through Basketball 2 the Limit, Coach Morris has sent 200 plus student-athletes to play collegiate basketball at all levels. Coach Joey played 5 years for the program, learning from some of the best coaches in the state and becoming a captain on his team by his Junior year of High School.

Coach Joey is now the 7th Grade basketball coach at Porter-Gaud, and has been training students of all ages for 4 years now.  He has also helped coach preparatory JV camps and clinics along side Varsity coaches JP Pearson and Travis Smith, who have brought him on as the JV Summer league coach and Varsity Fall league coach.  With private training by Coach Joey, players will hone their skills by specific fundamental-driven drills. He will focus on ball-handling, in-game shooting, free throws, footwork, defense and basketball-like conditioning, because there is no shape like basketball-shape.

Training is open to any player in grades 3-12.

Coach Jessica Van Der Mije: Tennis

Jessica is from Virginia Beach, Virginia. She was the #1 player in the Mid­Atlantic Section and the state of Virginia during the majority of her junior career, earning the #1 ranking in all age divisions (14's, 16's and 18's). She competed in each of the surface National Tournaments (hard, clay, indoors) beginning in the 12 and under age division and was ranked as high as #21 in the Nation in singles and #3 in the Nation in doubles.

She competed at the Orange Bowl International Jr. Tournament, the Easter Bowl, and the International Grass Courts. She represented her Section at the # 1 spot for Zonals and Intersectionals and spent time training out of the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Brandenton, Florida as well as Harry Hopman Tennis Academy in Saddlebrook, Florida. As a heavily recruited junior she completed 5 official visits and was offered full scholarships at Indiana University, Wake Forest University, University of Virginia, William & Mary and the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. She chose to commit early to UNC-Chapel Hill and began her collegiate tennis career as a Tar Heel during the Fall of 1996.

As the #1 singles and #1 doubles player during all four years of her tenure at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Jessica (maiden name Zaganczyk) won All-ACC Honors and was a Dean's List Student with a 4.0 and 3.9 GPA during her Freshman and Sophomore Years, respectively. She was consistently ranked in the Top 75 in the Nation and had wins over top ranked programs such as Notre Dame, Florida State, UVA, Tennessee, Texas A&M, NC State, and Wake Forest. During her Junior and Senior Year she competed in the NCAA Tournament and won the #1 Doubles Title for the ACC with fellow Tar Heel Courtney Zalinski. She was a Four Year Letter Winner, named UNC Tar Heel Student-Athlete of the Week twice during her 4 years and was named Captain of the Team her Senior Year.

Throughout the summer seasons of 1997, 1998 and 1999 Jessica competed as an amateur on the Women's Professional Satellite Tour and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in the Fall of 2000. She moved to New York City after graduating and spent 12 years working in the Fashion and Luxury Goods Industry. Her early corporate fashion experience includes positions held at IMG-New York Fashion Week and Esquire Magazine. She later spent 5 years at Paris based fashion house Hermes where she was the Director of Special Events for the US, and later BVLGARI before leaving NYC to return to the South full-time. 

Savannah Stone: Yoga, Health + Wellness Coach

Downward Dog, Cat, and Tree Pose! Yoga is a fun non-competitive practice for children, that will give students healthy habits to carry throughout life. The benefits of yoga for children include refining flexibility and balance, reducing stress and anxiety, as well as helping develop concentration and focus.

Coach Savannah's yoga instruction is designed to encourage students to gain a sense of self, community and body+mind connection while having fun. Certified Yoga Instructor and Integrative Health and Wellness Coach Savannah Stone is available before and after school; reach out to the Assistant Director Joey Ferrelli to get set up!

Coach John Austen: Boys Lacrosse
 
Coach Emma Zabransky: Girls Lacrosse
 
Kristina MacLure: Track + Field/Strength + Conditioning

My name is Kristina MacLure. I’m a certified strength and conditioning coach and the current assistant strength coach at Lander University. I’m the primary strength coach for track and field/xc, volleyball, field hockey, and acrobatics and tumbling. I also currently am a volunteer coach for the Lander track and field team.

Accomplishments:
I competed at the Division 1 level in track and field at the University of Rhode Island (2016-2021). Throughout my collegiate career, I had competed in a total of 14 different events but specialized in the hurdles (100 meter hurdles, 400 meter hurdles), short sprints (60 meter, 100 meter, 200 meter dash), and long sprints (400 meter dash). While at URI, I achieved five school records, one Atlantic-10 conference record, three individual conference championships, and was a two-time NCAA Regionals qualifier. In 2021, I was ranked 36th in the nation in the 400 meter hurdles.

Specialties:
Due to my background in track and field, a Bachelors in Kinesiology, and a Masters in Exercise and sport science, I specialize in the ability to coach sprint mechanics and speciality event techniques, strength and conditioning, speed, agility, and change of direction mechanics.

What I’d offer through the private coaching:
Through the private coaching offered at Porter Gaud, current and future athletes will have the option to learn and sharpen sprint ability and mechanics (sprint form, block start/3-point start techniques and mechanics), develop and strengthen event technique (hurdles, long jump/ triple jump), and/or develop change of direction/agility abilities.