Jerome Martin has been playing drums since the age of 8, learning the basics by drumming in school and church. Currently, he is gigging with several acts in the Central Florida area while pursuing a degree in Musical Performance with a specialization in Percussion. Most notably, he has performed with Sweet Bea and the Boys, Horizon, Musical Seduction, and The Joseph Jevanni Trio. Jerome was a finalist in the Florida Musical Festival Drum Off Competition and is also an accomplished studio musician. An innovative and passionate instructor, Jerome sincerely looks forward to sharing his career and love of music with each and every one of his students!
Lorraine Ringling Offer has been teaching piano and music education for many years. She has received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Howard University, Master’s of Arts degree (with honors) and Specialist of Education Degree from Rollins College, and has completed coursework towards her Doctorate degree. She has taught piano, chorus, and music education in Seminole County Public Schools where she was awarded Teacher of the Year twice, has taught piano at Bethune-Cookman University where she was awarded Adjunct Professor of the Year, and served as a visiting professor at the University of Central Florida.
Ms. Offer has not only played for countless weddings, church services, and special events, but has also served as a judge of talent for the Southeastern Jack and Jill of America, and several local oratorical contests. She has been honored as an Outstanding Citizen of Central Florida by the National Hookup of Black Women, and is a published author and composer of several children’s songs.
Lorraine’s experience as a music educator has encouraged to students to excel in their art. Her students have performed at Walt Disney World, the Youth Theatre of Orlando, Church Street Station, multiple churches throughout Central Florida, and has had several students who have gone on to perform and teach music themselves! She is very excited to work with the Sam Ash Lesson Center and continue in her effort to inspire musicians of all ages and backgrounds!
Kristoffer Campos has been playing saxophone for over 15 years. In 2014, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music at the University of Central Florida. Before that, he also studied music at Florida Southern College and Osceola County School for the Arts. His main area of expertise is jazz and classical saxophone, but he has gained proficiency in woodwind doubling (flute and clarinet) and fundamental piano through music school.
Mr. Campos played 5 years with the Casablanca Latin Band as lead saxophonist. He is an active musician, having performed at venues such as Bongos, Winter Garden Music Fest, and Christmas Town at Busch Gardens with the Holiday Hills Band. In 2011, he took a one-year hiatus from school to pursue a music career in the Philippines where he competed and performed as a finalist for the television show Philippines Got Talent as a saxophone act.
He is currently a freelance musician in the Orlando and Tampa area playing saxophone at Busch Gardens. He also gigs with a Pop/Lite-Rock/R&B group, “Blaming Francis,” and is called on occasion to cover saxophone at Grace Family Church in Tampa.
Rosaura Acampora (formerly Harrison) has taught violin and viola in the School of Music since 2006. She began her career with the Orchestra Sinfonica Juvenil de Costa Rica, Conservatory of Music. She studied with the prestigious Alexander Prilutchi, distinguished pupil of Carl Flesch. She was awarded the Young Soloist Award from the National Symphony of Costa Rica at the age of 13. She has received numerous scholarships including: United Nations Interlochen (MI) Scholarship, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Scholarship, Florida International University. She has performed with the South Florida Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Lake Symphony Orchestra, and Lake Chamber Orchestra. Past performances include a Presidential concert at the White House and a Dignitary concert at the United Nations. She was Concert Master for the Villages Community Philharmonic and Ocala Chamber Orchestra.
In 2007 Rosa was a guest violinist for the Pianistic Festival di Carrara in Italy. In 2008 she began a various chamber groups.
Rosa has her Associate of Arts degree in Arts and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Performing Arts from Florida International University. She was an Adjunct Professor at College of Central Florida. She plays regularly at Gracework Church in Orlando as soloist for worship music. She is concert Master for NorthLake Presbyterian Church in the Villages and First Baptist Church of Leesburg. Rosa also has a quartet that performs at weddings and many special events in the Orlando and Ocala areas.
Jeffrey Bowen has been playing guitar for over 30 years, specializing in Rock, Blues, Funk, and R&B. With influences such as Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, BB King, Steve Vai, Aerosmith, and Santana, he has truly evolved into a power house guitarist.
Jeff has toured and recorded with such artists as The Pointer Sisters, Bonnie Pointer, Modern Colour, and Tony Cook’s Trunk of Funk and is excited to share his skills and knowledge with all his students. He is currently a regular performer at Universal Orlando’s City Walk.
Glenn Kastrinos has been teaching and performing professionally since 2008. His passion has always been in the art of performing live, playing and teaching. He has been an instructor for multiple drumlines as well as consistently giving private drum and bass lessons.
Glenn has been a member of the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, The Youth Brass Band of Central Florida, and is a regularly recorded artist at Full Sail Studios.
He plays with multiple funk/blues bands in the Orlando area. His teaching style involves helping students get comfortable enough with complex grooves and fills which allows them to “look up and listen in”, and to react to everything else that happens in a live performance.
Marc Clermont started playing drums at age four in Port Au Prince, Haiti. He was influenced by Caribbean music, Rock and Roll, R&B and Jazz. In the last 35 years, he has played on hundreds of recording sessions, performed at thousands of concerts throughout North America. Marc has performed in such venues as NAMM, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and The 30 year Woodstock Reunion.
As lead vocalist & percussionist he performed as part of the Hard Rock Live Band, “Evolution” in which he performed with artists such as: Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel Band), Charlie Dechant (Hall and Oates), Eric Burdon (the Animals), Leslie West (Mountain), Lee Oskaar (War), Bobby Kimball (Toto), James Jameson (Survivor), Mike Pinera (Iron Butterfly), Davy Jones(the Monkees), and Percy Sledge.
Marc is well versed in all styles of music both as a vocalist and as a drummer/percussionist and has taught private drum lessons to a number of drummers, young & old.
Jerry Parmelee studied music and music theory at Miami Dade Junior College. He has been performing professionally playing keyboards, trumpet and flute since 1966. His performance experience includes show bands, rock bands and church ensembles. Jerry taught in Miami for about 10 years and has taught trumpet, flute and keyboards for the last few years in Central Florida.
Some notable venue performances include: Sahara Hotel – Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe, a trumpet trio on The Ted Mack Amateur Hour, House band forRich Little and Bob Hope and an appearance on the Mike Douglas Show.
Jerry currently performs around the central Florida area with the band Shakedown. Jerry enjoys helping students of all ages and talent levels reach their full potential.
Alex Regazzi is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, has been teaching and performing professionally since 1999. Mr. Regazzi has performed with The Hartford Symphony, The Huntsville Symphony, and The Chelsea Symphony as a featured artist. In addition Alex was a Sony Classical Recording artist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas on the album “Mi Alma Mexicana”.
Currently, Mr. Regazzi is a member of the Brass Band of Central Florida and is active both as a free lance musician and clinician.
Alex is proficient in teaching all levels of Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, and is skilled in teaching beginning to intermediate level Trumpet.
Aaron Lingelbach has a Bachelors degree in classical guitar performance at the UCF School of Music under the direction of Dr. Eladio Scharrón. He has been invited to perform in Master Classes of world-renowned guitarists, including Johannes Moller, Andrea Vettoretti, and Ernesto Tamayo.
Aaron is at home in many styles which include Funk, Rock, Reggae, and is also well adept in genres that highlight the Finger-Picking Style of guitar. Anything from Classical, Folk or Bossa Nova can be covered. Aaron also offers lessons on Ukulele, Bass, Banjo and Music Theory.
Aaron is eager and enthusiastic to share his knowledge and passion for music and the guitar with students of any age or skill level.