Vin Amorando

Vin began his career playing in the hard rock act “Amaranda” before heading to Boston to study guitar at Berklee College of Music. Since then he has performed in many cover bands, including long running Queen and David Bowie tribute bands and most recently playing regularly in downtown Nashville.

He has performed with members of KISS, Foo Fighters, Toto, Grand Funk Railroad, Mannfred Mann’s Earth Band, and has performed Queen songs for the members of Queen at the premiere of the musical ‘We Will Rock You’ in Las Vegas, NV.

He has been teaching priate lessons since 2008 and is currently pursuing his Bachelors degree from Berklee.

Sam Irmis

Sam Irmis graduated with his BA in classical guitar from FSU. Sam started guitar when he was in middle school and has been playing for over 20 years.

He is a well rounded guitar and bass player and has been teaching for over 10 years. He has performed with bands in the Tampa Bay area and teaches all styles and genres, specializing in Blues and Classic Rock. His teaching style keeps his students interested and engaged in music. He has experience with children as he young children of his own!

Chelsea Smith

Chelsea has been classically trained, playing in many youth orchestras growing up. She graduated in Violin from Pinellas County Center for the Arts and subsequently accepted into Southeastern University for Violin, where she played in the orchestra and other string groups. She also studied Piano at Southeastern University.

Chelsea has performed many gigs in the surrounding Tampa Bay area on Violin and Ukulele. She is very excited to meet you and assist you in achieving your musical goals!

Allie Stow

For the past nine years Allie as been studying piano and voice, with a primary in voice. In 2015 she graduated from the Pinellas County Center for the Arts, and went on to study Voice Performance at the University of Tampa.

She has done a wide range of performing from choir, solo work, and musical theatre. She has gone on tours with many choirs within the state of Florida and on the East Coast of the U.S., Internationally, performed in several main stage performances, and had the amazing opportunity to perform with artists such as Andrea Bocelli, and Kristen Chenoweth.

Music has given Allie great experience, including the opportunity to teach.

Lois Damron

Lois Damron has a Bachelor’s degree in violin performance and music education from the University of Akron. She has over 30 years of experience teaching piano, violin, and viola lessons to both children and adults. She has played in various orchestras throughout Ohio over the years including the Akron, Canton, and Stow Orchestras.
Lois recently moved to Florida from Akron, Ohio to be closer to her grandchildren. Her goal is to help make learning music fun for all ages. Teaching music in schools and private lessons throughout the years has helped her fine tune these skills.

Nderim Elmazi

At the age of 12, Nderim started studying guitar. Discovering a natural talent for music, at 14 he played bass guitar at Clearwater’s first Jazz Festival, Capitol Theatre, 1980.
He is considered one of the world’s most proficient ambidextrous guitar players, and was featured on Steve Vai’s GuitarTV.com Best of the Best. Continuing his lifelong passion to play, he has played many large stages opening for national acts such as Styx, 3 Dog Night and the Fixx, and also opening for the Doobie Brothers in 2016!
Nderim has taught guitar professionally for the past 10 years. Young and old, his teaching style fosters an enjoyable learning experience. His specialty is Blues, Rock, and Metal improvisation.

Kyle Sareyani

Kyle Sareyani a.k.a. Mr. Whiskers has been a musician for 20 years with degrees in musical composition and performance from the University of Maine at Farmington.
Thus far, he has performed in half of the United States with a variety of musical acts and ensembles ranging in the avant-garde to classical to funk.
Having been immersed all things music for his entire life Kyle is excited to be teaching students of all styles, all levels, and all personalities!

Jessica Renaud

Jessica is a classically trained musician who has completed studies in Voice at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts as well as the MIRA program. She has completed her AS in music at SPC and has been teaching privately for a few ears. She is a full time musician with over a decade of gigging experience both locally and across the state of Florida.
She is a very passionate individual and uses a unique approach for creating a fun and engaging experience for her students of all styles and ages. She looks forward to meeting her new students and guiding them as they grow into the musicians they want to be.

Johnny Whiteside

Johnny Whiteside attended Full Sail University at the age of 18 and immediately began interning under top producers in Los Angeles. Playing drums and guitar his whole life, he was immersed in music and ready to continue music as his career. He has worked out of studios across the country specializing in various genres including Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, and Country. In 2015, at the age of 28, Johnny became an Adjunct Instructor at Sanford Brown College in Tampa. He has also trained as a mentor for Recording Connection with Cleartrack Studios right here in Clearwater. Johnny now produces music out of his personal studio.

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.

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.

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.