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About Mountain Boogie

Mountain Boogie is as much a philosophy as a company. It is about creating learning environments that motivate, encourage, and inspire people to get in touch with their "inner boogie.” Whatever your current level of ability or future goals, Mountain Boogie is about making the journey up your chosen slope personally meaningful, and deeply boogie-tastic! 

Charles E Lumpkins

Over the years I've responded to Charles, Charlie, Chuck, Carlos, Mr. Charlie, Teacher Charlie and Mr. Lumpkins. Whatever you call me, I was born outside of Boston in the early 80s. At the tender age of eight months however, my parents decided to relocate to wilderness of Maine. After nine formative years among pine trees and black bears we moved to Pennsylvania, and it was there during my preteens I began my formal studies in music and yoga and discovered my deep passion for education through volunteering at an afterschool program. After nearly 20 years in the Keystone state my wife and I relocated to Durham North Carolina in 2011 where we spent four wonderful years. Flagstaff called us in the fall of 2015 and we now plan to call this lovely town “home.” It is with great excitement I embark on Mountain Boogie, which represents a synthesis of my main interests in life; music, movement and sharing with others.

Work History

2000-Present Private Piano instructor; Maintained a piano studio of twenty to thirty students of various ages and levels of ability.

2007-2010 Center Learning Community Charter School; Instructed 5-8th grade students in group and individual piano, bamboo flute and didgeridoo construction and performance, yoga dance, line dance, and cooperative games.

2008-2009 State College Friends School After school program; Instructed K-5 students in group piano, individual piano, yoga, and yoga dance.

2005-2009 Yoga at State College; Instructed yoga and yoga dance classes.

1999-2007 Penn State Graduate Housing After School and Summer Camp programs; Coordinated and implemented programs in reading, crafts, math, science, music, physical activity, cooking, and creative games to K-8 students.

1999-2007 Penn State Mommy and Me and Daddy Too program; Coordinated and implemented music and physical activities for attendees and their children.

Volunteer History

2012-2015 Dance Walking in Durham; Organized various community dance walks

2012-2015 North Carolina Central University “Eagle Service program;” Assisted with blood drives and community beatification

2011-2015 Duke University; North Carolina Central University; East West Crossings Tea Shop; Guest lecturer, “The Life and Times of Duke Ellington”

2008-2009 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at PSU; State College Area Friends School; Instructor, “History of Classical Music” presentation

2007-2010 Community Kripalu Yoga Dance Classes; Various yoga events and holiday functions

2004-2009 Community Yoga Classes; Various yoga events on holidays and multi week courses

1998-2007 Penn State Graduate Housing; Various educational and music programs

1998-1999 Fairmount Elementary School; Classroom assistant, English as a Second Language course


2012 – 2015: North Carolina Central University, Bachelor of Arts, Music, Ethnomusicology concentration (Summa Cum Laude)

2010-2011: The Pennsylvania State University, Division of Undergraduate Studies

2006: Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Let Your Yoga Dance Instructor Training

2004-2005: Mt. Nittany Institute of Natural Health, 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

Honors and Scholarships

2013, 2014, 2015: North Carolina Central University, Recognition of Academic Achievement

2014: 100 Men In Black, Scholarship for Academic Achievement

2010, 2011: The Pennsylvania State University, The Bruce E. Moyer Memorial Trustee Scholarship

2006: Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Diversity Scholarship

2001: The Pennsylvania State University, Acknowledgement of Exceptional Efforts In Furthering International Understanding

Boogie-Tastic Friends

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Flagstaff School Of Music

At its heart Flagstaff School of Music is a school of rock with five studios, offering its students a plethora of teachers, instruments to chose from, and performance opportunities at dozens of community events and functions in the Flagstaff area.

Infusing Music Studios




Infusing Music Studios ​is a boutique music studio
specializing in private music lessons. A charmingly cozy studio, with monthly coffee shop shows and bi-annual formal recitals,  students have access to a classic music education.

Intrested in boogieing up the mountain together? 
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