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Nikoletta Metropoulos

Nikoletta (Nikki) Metropoulos graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance.
Nikki teaches Orchestra, Jazz band, and Wind ensemble in middle and high school settings.
Nikki teaches beginner through advanced students and excels in preparing students for competitions such as solo and ensemble, county, and state competitions.
She looks forward to teaching her future students!

Jeremy Reynolds

Jeremy has been teaching privately and in group settings for well over 10 years. Having been a performing musician in over 26 states, and producing for many years.
Jeremy has a great perspective on teaching. With his classical training and performance experience Jeremy will help escalate your playing and musicianship to the next level while keeping the learning experience interesting and most importantly fun!
Jeremy has studied music at the University of Oklahoma. He specializes in Jazz, Pop, Fusion, Country and Rock.

Royse Bassham

Royse has been a professional performer and educator for over 25years. He is a graduate of Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA and studied with notable drummers such as Ralph Humphrey, Joe Porcaro, and Glenn Meyer.
Royse is well-versed in rock, jazz, latin, drum corps, and double bass styles. He tailors each lesson to the needs of the individual with an emphasis on reading, technique, feel, and practical musicianship.
He can be seen regularly with the classical rock fusion band The Hubbtones.

Melissa Jane

Melissa Jane teaches contemporary vocal styles including: pop, rock, R&B, gospel, and country, as well as musical theater.
Melissa also teaches beginning to intermediate piano students.
Melissa has a fun, friendly approach to teaching and is focused on helping each individual student reach their personal goals for singing or playing – whether it be just for fun, a career, or somewhere in between. Melissa has earned awards for excellence in Show Choir and Concert Choir and has received multiple scholarships for her education at Berklee, including the Abington High School Music Department Scholarship. She has been nominated Boston’s Best Independent Artist and is the recipient of an Artist Sponsorship at Bristol Entertainment in Boston.

Genna Bingochea

Genna has been teaching and performing in the Tampa Bay area for well over 14 years.
Genna earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music Theater and Dance.
She has also completed music education classes and workshops, including vocal pedagogy, and a Masters course for teachers of singing.

Susan McCann

Susan is a professional Pianist and Vocalist from New Zealand, with over 30 years performing and over 15 years teaching experience.
Susan teaches all levels of piano and voice from beginners to professional level.
Susan has completed the Royal Academy of Music of London exams, and has performed as a soloist, with bands, and has had many television appearances.
Susan teaches classical piano and specializes in modern and jazz piano techniques.
Susan teaches all styles of vocals including pop, light classical, musical theatre, jazz and heavy metal and power vocal training.

Joe Sanders

Joe Sanders is quite an established musician and teacher! Joe has been instructing on Bass and Guitar for well over 10 years and teaching all aspects of playing, including scales, modes, sight reading, and chord theory.
Joe is comfortable teaching beginner through advanced students and will help you reach your goals whether it’s becoming a professional player or strumming your favorite song. As well as performing nationally, Joe has performed in NY at the famous Bitter End, and CBGB’s and locally at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Skipper’s Smokehouse and the Tampa theater.

Mike Tzigos

Mike has been drumming for over three decades.
His experience has helped him become a much sought after player and teacher in the Tampa Bay area.
Mike has been teaching drums for over 15 years. Part of Mike’s strengths include being patient, friendly and personalizing each lesson for each student’s individual needs.
Mike has shared the stage with numerous national acts and has performed and recorded with a number of successful local artists.
Currently, Mike performs with the local band Offshore Riot.

Tony Raiano

Tony started playing music professionally at the young age of 12. Tony continued working his way through high school while teaching and performing on guitar and bass.
At 18, Tony moved to Florida and began teaching around the Tampa and surrounding areas.
Tony is an in-demand teacher and continues to perform professionally with his band Tropical Heat.
Tony teaches all styles of guitar and bass and uses a very simple teaching philosophy that will help all students, whether being a beginner or advanced.

Corey Rubin

Corey has been playing for over 34 years and teaching for over 29 years. He holds a music degree in Classical Guitar. Corey has been performing professionally in both groups and solo, in the club circuits in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the Southeast. Corey currently performs a solo act at various local venues and select private functions.

Corey was the proprietor of his own music school and has taught for the Hernando Fine Arts Council and the Y Arts Program for Troubled Teens. His dedication to his craft is evident by the full roster of students he keeps. Corey also rehearses and coaches bands to help perfect their skills.

Corey teaches guitar, bass, piano, drums and band coaching. He teaches beginner through advanced students in all styles.

Brandon Bowers

Brandon has a wide range of musical experience.  As a practicing musician, he is versed in all styles on the drumset.  He is also proficient in Percussion and Electronic Integration.

Brandon has playing for over 10 years and has been teaching for over 5 of them.

Studying with a wide range of musicians, not just drummers gives Brandon a very unique approach to the Drums. 

He has recorded and toured with both local and national acts and has even toured with Prince as the Lead Drum technician. 

Marty Dawkins

Marty has earned music degrees from the University of Maryland and Excelsior College and also studied with GIT instructor/author Ted Schumate.
Marty has appeared at a variety of venues both locally and nationwide. He has performed as a solo act and as a member of acoustic duos in rock , jazz and country bands, as well as classical ensembles.
Marty teaches Guitar, Banjo, Bass, and Piano. He is adept at all guitar styles, from Classical and Acoustic finger-style, to Metal and Punk. He uses a wide variety of methods to meet the individual needs of each student.