Meet The Directors

Larry Cervi

  Larry Cervi

Larry Cervi

Larry has been training teenagers in the Arts for 48 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, and a Master's in Theatre at the University of Pittsburgh. He taught English at Swissvale High School, and then Speech and Drama at Churchill Area High School for 21 years (where he also directed the school's theater productions), and at the Community College of Allegheny County Boyce Campus. He served as choreographer for two major university marching bands, and directed competitive drill teams. He founded the Larry Cervi School of Performing Arts in 1986, and the East End Kids, a professional teen song and dance ensemble, in 1990. Larry's artistic direction of high school musicals at Gateway, Riverview and West Allegheny High Schools culminated in numerous CLO Gene Kelly Award nominations. He has also directed at North Hills, Montour, and the Jewish Community Center.

With over 100 dramatic and musical productions to his credit, Larry continues to share his love of the arts with teens. Having recently retired from his performing arts school, Mr. Cervi continues to teach, artistic direct for the East End Kids, directs theater for East End Productions and multiple high school productions. 

Amy McDaniel

 Amy McDaniel

Amy McDaniel

Amy is a private vocal instructor. She is also a vocal instructor and Artist in Residence at the Community College of Allegheny County, Boyce Campus, and she serves as the music director for Larry Cervi's East End Kids and various music ministries. A mezzo-soprano, Amy received most of her training at Duquesne University, where she studied vocal training with the late, world-renowned opera singer, Mija Novich, former head of the Vocal Department and Opera Workshop at Duquesne University.