Meet Our Teachers!

Meet Our Teachers

West Palm Beach

Select Your Instrument Below

Music as a way of life -
Our Teachers

Flute

Alondra Bahls

B.M.E. University of Central FL.

Jackie Powali

B.M. University of Tampa
M.M. Florida Atlantic University

Music Teacher at HL Johnson Elementary School

Tammy Roggen

B.M.E Florida State University
M.M. University of Missouri -
Columbia

Retired Band Director From Duncan MS

Clarinet

Paul Magersuppe

B.M.E. Florida State University

Performance Career alongside: Carol Channing, Rich Little, Aretha Franklin, Duffy Jackson, The Temptations, and More!

Kris Ferranti

B.M.E. University of Delaware

Former Band Director at
Atlantic Community HS

Susan Porr

B.M. George Mason University
M.M. Catholic University of America

Former Clarinetist in
the United State Army Band

Double Reeds (Oboe / Bassoon)

Lisa Gelfand

B.M. University of Florida
M.M. University of Miami

Oboe & English Horn Professor at Broward College

Mary Oser

B.M.E. Florida State University

Band Director at
Wellington High School
for Over 20 Years

Becone One Of Our Double Reed Teachers!

We Hope To Have More Teachers In The Near Future!

Saxophone

Paul Magersuppe

B.M.E. Florida State University

Performance Career alongside: Carol Channing, Rich Little, Aretha Franklin, Duffy Jackson, The Temptations, and More!

Sean Devivo

B.M. Berklee College of Music

Performance Career Alongside:
John Pizzarelli, Jon Secada, Terence Blanchard, Mulgrew Miller, Terri Lyne Carrington,
and More!

Kris Ferranti

B.M.E. University of Delaware

Former Band Director at
Atlantic Community HS

Jonathan Ferguson

B.M.E. Valdosta State University

Former Band Director at
Osceola Creek MS &
Crestwood MS

Band Director At
Emerald Cove MS

Ben Sparrow

B.M., M.A.T., East Carolina University

Former Band Director at
Boca Raton HS
Current Music Teacher At
West Gate Elementary

Marie Tallerie

B.M.E. Florida Atlantic University

Former Band Director at
Bear Lakes MS

Band Director at
Watson B. Duncan MS

Trumpet

John Lovell

B.M. University of Miami

Currently the Trumpet Player for Jimmy Buffet's World Famous, Grammy Nominated Coral Reefer Band

Performance Career Alongside: Tony Bennett, Dianne Carroll, Bob Hope, and Ben E. King

Frank Bermudez Jr.

B.M.E. Florida State University

Band Director at
Palm Springs Middle School

Andrew Lopez

B.M.E. University of Central FL

Band Director at
Conniston Middle School

Become One Of Our Trumpet Teachers!

We Hope To Have More Teachers In The Near Future!

Nick Patsis

B.M.E. Florida State University

Retired Band Director from
Christa McAuliffe MS

Director of The Palm Beach County Band Band Camp

French Horn

Dr. Kuanting Chang

B.M. National Taipei University of Education in Taiwan
M.M. Boston University
D.M.A. Rutgers University

Become One Of Our
French Horn Teachers!

We Hope To Have More French Horn
Teachers In The Near Future!

Trombone

Kevin Cripanuk

B.M.E. Florida State University

Assistant Band Director At
BAK Middle School of the Arts

Trombonist for Public Sounds

Marissa Kotzin

B.M.E. Florida State University

K-12 Arts Resource Teacher for The School District of Palm Beach County

Christina Nichols

B.M.E. McDaniel College
M.M.E. Towson University

Band Director at
Wellington Landings MS

Baritone / Euphonium

Sara S. Smith

B.M.E. Western Michigan University
M.M. Florida Atlantic University

Band Director at
Okeheelee Middle School
for Over 20 Years

Become One Of Our Baritone / Euphonium Teachers!

We Hope To Have More Teachers In The Near Future!

Tuba

Chris Martindale

B.M.E. Florida Atlantic University
M.M. Florida State University

Band Director in Palm Beach County for 18 Years

Stephen Senseman

B.M.E. University of South Florida
M.M. Arizona State University

Performance Career Alongside: Salt River Brass, Seatle Wind Symphony, and Bad Cactus Brass Band

Become One Of Our Tuba Teachers!

We Hope To Have More Teachers In The Near Future!

Drumset/ Percussion

Frank Derrick

Virtuoso, Performer, and Educator with a Performance Career Alongside:
Grammy Winner Cab Calloway,
The Duke Ellington Orchestra,
The Woody Herman Orchestra,
Benny Carter, Hank Jones,
Ann Hampton Calloway,
Eubie Blake,
"The David Letterman Show",
And "The Louis Armstrong Legacy Band"

Carlos Mota

B.M.E Palm Beach Atlantic University

Performance Career Alongside: Wilfrido Vargas, The Moreno Brothers, Milie Quesada, Mario Rivera, Ray Vega, The Banda Brothers, Steve Turre, John Santos, Bobby Sanabria, Leah Babatunde

Steve Salo

B.M.E. Florida Atlantic University

Performance Career Alongside: Boots Randolph, Bob Crosby, Eddie Fischer, Amy Grant, Jerry Vale, Artie Shaw, Jimmy Dorsey, Art Mooney, Guy Lombardo, and The Marshall Grant Orchestras

Violin / Viola

Dr. Alice Naegele

B.M. Stetson University
M.M. Southern Methodist University
D.M.A. Ohio State University

Orchestra Director At The Benjamin School

Kris-Jennyma Celestin

B.M. Loyola University
Masters in Public Health

25 Years Of Teaching Experience

Carmen Del Valle Ruiz

B.M.E. Augusta State University
M.M. Florida State University

Orchestra Director at
North Andrews Gardens
School of The Arts

Joshua Lennox

B.M.E. Palm Beach Atlantic

Strings Director at
Palm Springs Middle School

Ian Wilkinson

Classically Trained Violinist,
Studied Music at PBCC,
Violinist with the Palm Beach Atlantic Symphony,
Theraputic Music Performer,
Strings Luthier for Music Man

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We Hope To Have More Teachers In The Near Future!

Cello

Carmen Del Valle Ruiz

B.M.E. Augusta State University
M.M. Florida State University

Orchestra Director at
North Andrews Gardens
School of The Arts

Joshua Lennox

B.M.E. Palm Beach Atlantic

Strings Director at
Palm Springs Middle School

Become One Of Our Cello Teachers!

We Hope To Have More Teachers In The Near Future!

Upright Bass / Electric Bass

Christina Nichols

B.M.E. McDaniel College
M.M.E. Towson University

Band Director at
Wellington Landings MS

Become One Of Our Bass Teachers!

We Hope To Have More Teachers In The Near Future!

Guitar, Ukulele, and Banjo

Matthew Joy
(Guitar, Ukulele, and Banjo)

B.M. Berklee College of Music
M.M. Middle Tennessee State University

Professor of Music at
Florida Atlantic University

Bill Coleman
(Guitar)

Over 45 Years of Professional Musical Experience,
Educator For Over 20 Years,
and Performer With JAZZSLAM

Instructor with
The Young Musicians Academy

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We Hope To Have More Teachers In The Near Future!

Piano and Voice

Mary Ann Williams
(Piano)

B.M. Piano & Organ
B.S. Elementary Education
Whitworth College

Forest Hills Elementary
Autistic Programs Teacher

Director of Music at
First Presbyterian Church

Alayna Carver
(Piano & Voice)

B.M.E. Palm Beach Atlantic University

Chorus And Handbells Director At Wellington Landings Middle School
Choir Director at
Wellington Elementary School

Bryan Ijames
(Voice)

B.M. High Point University
M.M. Eastern Kentucky University

Director of Choirs at
Park Vista High School

Jackie Powali (Piano)

B.M. University of Tampa
M.M. Florida Atlantic University

Music Teacher at HL Johnson Elementary School

Frank Bermudez Jr.
(Piano)

B.M.E. Florida State University

Band Director at
Palm Springs Middle School

Become One Of Our Piano Teachers!

We Hope To Have More Teachers In The Near Future!

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