The Instructors

Charles Coakley, Jr.

Charles Coakley, Jr. is a Singer/Actor/Dancer/Teacher who is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. Charles was born and raised in Jacksonville, NC and is thrilled to have his Conservatory offering quality arts classes and programs in his hometown. He has worked as an entertainer for Celebrity Cruise Lines, Walt Disney World Resort, and several Regional Theatres on the East Coast.

Katelyn Yakobchuk

Katelyn Potter was born in Okinawa, Japan and raised in Jacksonville, NC.  She has grown up in the dance studio, where she danced eleven years and danced competitively for six years. Katelyn started her music path at the age of eleven and is a well rounded musician who teaches guitar, violin and cello. She has taken master classes in voice and guitar from some of the top Christian artist. She is currently the Children’s Music Director at a local church. Katelyn is very excited to be apart of
The Charles Coakley, Jr. Conservatory and teach music.