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Professional musician in the Central Florida area who is happiest when involved in making music - as a soloist, director, educator, clinician, part of an ensemble, or as an arranger. The list goes on!After completing a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute performance from Florida Southern College, her education continued at Florida State University with a Master's degree in Music Therapy.As a professional musician, she has performed on flute and handbells as a soloist and in ensembles for featured concerts, worship services and pit orchestras. She provides music for weddings and special events on a regular basis..Blanche-Marie has directed adult and children's vocal and instrumental ensembles in churches throughout the state of Florida.Currently resides in Winter Park, Florida.
I am a multi-instrumental performer, published composer, and private instructor. I permanently returned to Central Florida after serving four years as a trombonist and musical director for an international cruise line. Locally, I have performed with groups such as the Orlando Brass Quintet, Altamonte Jazz Ensemble, Sam River's Rivbea Orchestra, New Tradition Jazz Ensemble, and regularly as a soloist at Annunciation Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs, FL. While trombone is my primary instrument, I have also developed a reputation as a pianist and have worked on occasion as an accompanist for solo and ensemble festivals. Additionally, I have been known to perform publicly on pipe organ and triple cello steel drums. My original compositions have been performed locally, in Rochester, NY, and in London, England. I am also currently a boardmember for the New Score Chamber Orchestra, which promotes and performs the works of living composers.
Im a passionate and motivated instructor who love working with students of all ages and sharing my love for music.
I am 31 years old and have been playing music since 14 years old. I play and teach guitar, bass guitar, piano, violin, cello and singing. Music is life. I've recorded more than 20 albums, and performed in many different places. I have been a teacher of kids and adults for more than 10 years in schools and in music institutes, and now I have plans of recording new material.
I began my musical journey in middle school where I found a passion for percussion! I practiced and practiced and tried to be in as many emsembles as I could. I performed in my first Christmas parade and after seeing my sister's high school drumline I knew one day I would be a part of that. I joined the jazz band and started taking lessons for drum set. During middle school I competed in Solo and Ensemble and All-County and All-State. Once I was in high school I performed with the majority of our groups including; symphonic band, concert band, jazz band, marching band drumline, and our indoor percussion drumline and my senior year I was section leader for our drumline and concert groups. During my high school career I performed in many WGI contest and finals with our indoor percussion. After high school I marched a season with the DCI group, Memphis Sound where I traveled the east coast for three months performing and practicing. I then marched for three years in the University of Memphis Mighty Sound of the South marching band.Percussion is my passion and has been for the majority of my life, and I hope I can instill that passion into all of my students.
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Review by Claudiaaustin
Our kids love Mr. Lynwood. Mr. Lynwood is very patient and skillful teaching our kids both music theory and guitar/piano. He keeps them engaged and motivated during their lessons and we are seeing -or rather hearing- fast improvement in the kids' dexterity playing their respective instruments. We would recommend this good natured instructor to anybody.
Review by Blaine Vaz
“I took drum lessons from Mark for about 7 months. I have been playing for 38 years but always thrive to learn more. He was able to provide me alternative exercises and help me gain a better understanding of my opportunities. I have been able to take my playing to another level. His approach to teaching is perfect for any level of student, beginner or advanced. He is a true professional and an outstanding person. You won't go wrong with Mark!” Blaine Vaz
Review by Maureen Young
“Lynn has taught my daughter guitar for 9 years. She has always managed to keep her engaged and provide an exceptional learning experience. She tailors the lesson specifically to the student’s interests and abilities. She provides many opportunities for students to showcase their talents outside of lessons. We love working with Lynn.” Maureen Young, Dir. of Finance, Aug 2015
Review by Stevengournay
There are only a handful of people I count in my life who were great teachers, and Laura is one of them. Her musicianship is so secure as are her technique and personality that she zeros in on my weaknesses and devises exercises to strengthen them, and during the lesson it is not "Do this, no, do that" which is unnerving to a novice. She understands the most important part of study is relaxation, so that is easy to achieve with such a confident and compassionate human. Music is her life and she is eager to share her talent with everyone. A rare find, indeed!
Review by Al
Pavel is doing a great job with my 6 year old son. Pavel is doing a great job helping my son focus on technique and rhythm, which is something previous instructors weren't so successful with. Pavel is organized / structured / systematic, which is what my son needs now, but I hope he relaxes a bit as the lessons continue so that more "joy" comes through.
Review by Roberta
My 4 year old son is quite energetic. Another piano teacher tried to teach him before Peter and could not get my son to listen to him at all. That teacher told me that my son had no interest and that we needed to wait before having my son take lessons. Peter started teaching my son a few weeks later. He quickly developed a great rapport with my son. I was astounded when my son sat down and listened to Peter during the first lesson. Peter has remarkable patience and is a natural working with children. He knows when to follow the child's lead. My son is very interested in how the piano works, so Peter takes the time to teach him about this. He is able to use my son's interests (superheroes, Lego, Star Wars, etc.) to refocus him back to playing the piano. Between lessons, he brainstorms on how he can teach my son better. For example, my son was playing the notes, but not understanding rhythm, so Peter looked into it and came back the next week with a new plan which helped. My son looks forward to his lesson every week. When he hears the doorbell ring on lesson day, he exclaims, "Yay! Peter's here!"
Review by Richardpoplawski
I feel she is a very professional teacher and I have already recommended your company and her to my friends who have children that play musical instruments. My 8 year old son has never been so enthusiastic to play his violin. His skills have improved almost exponentially since we have began lessons with Lauren. Your company has exceeded my expectations and I am very happy to have found it online.
Review by Dylan Jacinto
Jessie is the finest musician I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I find her overall concept of approaching an instrument to be both comprehensive and effective. Each technique she has acquired has made it possible for her to tailor her method to a variety of ages and individuals. I cannot speak more highly of Miss Jessie's abilities. Her lengthy and impressive cradecials speak for themselves. I recommend no hesitation in seeking her services!
Review by William Klepatsky
Very knowledgeable on every aspect of music theory. I listen to recording artists playing various classical pieces, Dan's playing is much like a recording artist's playing. Always on time. Winning happy personality, a great role model. Puts me at ease when I am playing. Have two friends who hold music degrees, I count him a third, something special about the minds and personalities of good pianists. Thanks Dan.