Excel Music - Serving Tampa, New Tampa & Wesley Chapel

MUSIC TEACHER NEW TAMPA & WESLEY CHAPEL




As the one true, education-only, multi-instrument music academy serving Tampa, New Tampa and Wesley Chapel, Excel Music has drawn a very high caliber of music teachers to its staff. Unburdened by the extra duties and sales responsibilities of retail-based lesson facilities, our music instructors join the staff with not only excellent credentials, but an ability to relate well to their students and to offer creative lesson plans which cater to the specific needs of each individual student. The atmosphere of such a professional education environment leads naturally to discussions about music and the arts, and surrounds students with the positive influences that only a school can provide.

Students therefore gain by receiving more than just instruction on how to play a song, or the mechanics of playing an instrument - they receive a lifelong appreciation and understanding of music with all of its intricacies, and the inherent, research-proven, cognitive benefits that studying music provides.

Brandon

Brandon

Brandon is a Certified Teacher with a Bachelor of Music in Education from Florida Southern College. He has been a private instructor since 2007 & has been Director of Bands at Young & Sligh Middle Schools, Assistant Director of Bands at Van Buren Middle School & is currently the Woodwind Instructor at Tampa Bay Tech High School.

Lindsay

Lindsay

Lindsay earned a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of South Florida and an Associate in Music Performance from Broward College. She holds a Florida Teaching Certificate and has been teaching since 2008.

Preston

Preston

Preston earned a B.A in Jazz Studies & Performance from the University of North Texas and an A.A. in Music Performance from College of Southern Nevada. He has been teaching since 2005, including as a Woodwinds Paraprofessional at both Lied Middle School and Clark High School. Preston has also hosted clinics on theary and improvisation.

Justin

Justin

Justin received a Certificate of Completion from the Atlanta Institute of Music & has taught privately for Grove Guitar, Ken Stanton Music & In the Home Lessons. He has 21 years of playing experience & has been teaching privately since 2006.

Sara

Sara

Sara received her BA in Music from Southeastern University with a major in flute. She has 17 years experience studying flute with Barbara D. Jacobson, Martha Rearick and others, and has taught all levels of flute studies and beginner piano for fifteen years. She possesses additional experience as a substitute teacher at Sidney Central School District in Sidney, NY and at eight private Christian schools in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties.

Dylan

Dylan

Dylan has been playing drums for 12 years. He has played in Florida Air Academy's Drum and Bugle Corps and then in the jazz and concert band's at Bishop's College School in Quebec, Canada. He graduated from the Player's School of Music in Clearwater, Florida in 2012 and has been recording and playing around the Tampa and St. Petersburg area for over four years. He has been teaching private lessons since 2013 and is knowledgeable in many styles ranging through rock, jazz and latin.

Bryan

Bryan

Bryan is working toward a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance at the University of South Florida. He has been teaching since 2014 and is a graduate of Blake High School for the Performing Arts.

Bill

Bill

Bill obtained a BA from Hofstra University and holds a Florida Educator's Certificate. He has over 26 years of teaching experience, including private and group guitar and basic music theory instruction at L & S Entertainment and the Eastern Conservatory of Music. Bill is well versed in blues, R & B and jazz styles, and has toured with show groups, performed as a side man and recorded on numerous studio sessions. His education included studying privately with Joseph Carbone and the late Joe Monk.

Cameron

Cameron

Cameron earned a Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance: Violin, Viola and Voice from USF. He has been teaching privately since 1984 and was a Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. Cameron has performed as Concertmaster of the Mostly Pops Orchestra, Principal Violist of the USF Sympbony Orchestra and Featured Violinist of the Suncoast Symphony Chamber Players, as well as the Conductor of the Concert Chorus and String Ensemble of Hillsborough Community College and a Guest conductor for Royal Symphonic Pops and Palm Beach Pops Orchestra.

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Cormac

Cormac earned a Grade 8 Distinction in Classical Guitar, granted by the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music, London, and a Distinction from Newpark College, Dublin, Ireland (affiliated with Berklee) in Jazz Studies/Professional Musicianship. He has taught privately since 1997 at the Newtown School in Waterford, Ireland, where he led many students through the ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music) classical guitar grading system with a 90% distinction rate. Cormac is also a highly proficient session musician on numerous instruments - including guitar, bass, keyboard, drums and vocals - and has specialized in songwriting and arranging for budding singer-songwriters and emerging bands.

Barri

Barri

Barri has over 38 years' experience as a classical pianist and holds a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate in Music and Art for Grades KG-12th. She has been teaching since 2001, when she started as a Teaching Assistant at Yale University School of Art. Barri earned a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University School of Art and a Bachelor of Fine Art from James Madison University.

Jesse

Jesse

Jesse earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Education from the University of South Florida and has performed extensively as a soloist in the First Presbyterian Church of Tampa, Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church and St. Mark's Episcopal Church. He has been teaching in both private and group settings since 2008 and is comfortable with many different styles, including opera, musical theater and pop. Jesse is a student of the esteemed soprano, Kyoung Cho.

Jesse

Mitchell

Mitchell is currently working toward a Master of Music in Conducting at USF and holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at USF and a High School Marching Band Judge for competitions with Music in the Parks, and has previously been Director of Bands at West Point Middle and High Schools in West Point, VA, Brass Instructor for Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps in Mount Holly, NJ, as well as Assistant Marching Band Director at Gloucester High School in Gloucester, VA. Mitchell has been teaching privately since 2006.

Jesse

Justin

Justin earned an Associate of Arts in Vocal Performance & Music Industry Recording Arts and is currently near completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Education from St. Petersburg College. He has worked as an in-class tutor for Pinellas County Schools and as a private tutor since 2013. Justin also has extensive performance experience with voice, guitar and piano.

Tucker

Tucker

Tucker earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from USF. He has, however, been a lifetime percussionist, studying privately throughout his career. Tucker has been teaching both private and group lessons since 2006 and also has a great deal of recording, performing and music writing experience in many genres of music with groups in the Tampa Bay area. His current performing groups focus on jazz fusion, but he also has extensive experience with many styles, including rock, pop and Latin.

David

Lorelei

Lorelei earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Arizona and has been teacing since 1986. She has been the Strings Specialist at East Baton Rouge Parish in Baton Rouge and Band Director at Terrebonne Parish in Houma, LA, Orchestra Director at BT Washington 7th Grade Center, Philip Shore 6th Grade Center in Ybor City and McLane Middle School in Brandon, Orchestra, Choral, Music Theater Directors and Guitar Instructor at Robinson H. S. in Tampa, and is currently Orchestra Director and Guitar Instructor at Steinbrenner H. S. in Lutz, FL.


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