Port St. Lucie Private Lesson Staff
Tyler J Holt
Tyler J. Holt is a trumpeter, composer, engraver, and publisher, who is currently based in Port St. Lucie, FL. Mr. Holt received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Methodist University, under the tutelage of Dr. Larry Wells, and his Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from East Carolina University, where he studied trumpet with Mr. Gabriel DiMartino and composition with Dr. Travis Alford. Mr. Holt is also the author and composer of Fifteen Virtuosic Etudes for Solo Trumpet, Op. 10: An Idiomatic Guide to Satisfactory Performance and Book of Solitudes, Op. 28 for piano. When Mr. Holt is not composing, he is playing trumpet for church services, weddings, and special events. . He has performed with the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps, Methodist University Marching Monarchs, Fayetteville Symphonic Band, Fayetteville Chamber Orchestra, East Carolina University Marching Pirates, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Greenville Choral Society.
Jim LeBon is originally from Pennsylvania and attended twelve years of Catholic school before starting at FSU in 1977. While earning his bachelor’s degree in music education, he studied clarinet with Harry Schmidt and Ted Lane, and arranging with Charlie Carter. He received his bachelor’s degree from FSU in 1977 and his master’s degree in Music Education in 1993.
Mr. LeBon was a high school band director in northern Florida and southern Georgia for fourteen years before moving to Port St. Lucie twenty-six years ago. He taught at Dan McCarty Middle School for eleven years and fifteen years at Southport Middle School. Mr. LeBon has had a great deal of success with his students and is proud of the numerous superior and excellent ratings that they have achieved in concert band and solo and ensemble festivals.
Mr. LeBon has entered retirement after forty years of teaching. He intends to write music for band, teach privately and continue to mentor band directors who are working to become better teachers and managers of their careers and lives.
Mr. LeBon is an adjudicator at FBA concert and marching festivals as well as at solo and ensemble events. Mr. LeBon is a member of the American School Band Director Association.
Mr. LeBon plays bari sax with the Ambassadors of Swing, a Port St. Lucie based ensemble dedicated to the music of the Swing Era. He also plays clarinet and bass clarinet with the Treasure Coast Wind Ensemble.
Mr. LeBon conducts the Stuart Community Concert Band which is an adult ensemble dedicated to the performance of great band literature. He also works as a band clinician and mentor in the band community.
Piano & Voice Instructor
Melanie Steinke completed her formal music training in vocal and piano performance at the Conservatory of Music at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She began her music career as a featured Mezzo with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for major works of John Rutter-Gloria, Requiem, Magnificat; Faure Requiem; Mozart Requiem; Handel’s Messiah; Vivaldi’s Gloria; Bach Magnificat and many other classical works. Musical Theater roles include Lili in “Carnival”, Maria in “Sound of Music” and role in the opera “Carmen”.Her accompanying credits include children’s operas,” The Little Sweep” and” Noye’s Fludde”, many major musicals, major choral works including all Rutter works, Handel’s” Messiah”, Bach and Vivaldi works, recitals, concerts, church services and solo piano concerts. Directing credits include “Charlie Brown” and “Oklahoma!”. On the Treasure Coast she is a guest soloist at many venues as a classical, Broadway and pop vocalist and pianist. She served as a professional musical theater voice instructor at IRSC and was the Choral Director for the Upper School at The Pine School. She has been a professional instructor of voice and piano for many years and is currently the Director of Music at St Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Jensen Beach.