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An instructor of more than 20 years experience, Damian Bonazzoli began playing guitar at the age of thirteen, inspired by a range of guitar players from David Gilmore of Pink Floyd to Stevie Ray Vaughn to Joe Satriani. Even during his early years of musical study, Damian avoided being tied to a particular genre, and instead tried to develop a style that would not easily be categorized. Toward this end, Damian expanded his musical taste and proficiency into symphonic music, jazz and blues, broadway-style musicals, and world music. Damian's musical journey continued during his studies as a music major at the University of Massachusetts, from which he earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in music in 1995. There, he sang in the Collegiate Choir, studied advanced harmony and composition, and continued to hone both his guitar playing and his songwriting talent. Damian also holds a J.D. (law degree), earned summa cum laude, from Boston College Law School. Damian has written and/or performed on seven full length recordings, and has performed in every conceivable venue, from arena rock stages to musical theatre settings to jazz clubs to classical recitals to blues and roots music gatherings. Now a resident of Deland, Florida, Damian continues to teach, write, record, and perform. His efforts demonstrate that Damian remains among the finest guitarists of his generation.
 
John Dambrell specializes in seascapes, landscapes, and floral settings. His medium is oil on canvas, utilizing the "wet on wet" techniques he has learned and refined over many years of practice. John's love of teaching is apparent to his students, and his painting techniques are both deeply expressive and surprisingly easy to learn.

 
 

A dancer of 28 years experience, Brianna has been certified as a state level instructor and choreographer by the Florida Clogging Council. A former Disney dancer, Brianna has performed and instructed with several clogging clubs and with three nationally televised parades. Brianna welcomes enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels to join in the fun of a traditional, yet modern style of dance.

 

Holding a Master's Degree in music from East Carolina University, flute, piccolo, and piano instructor Nicole Frazee has performed on stages from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Carnegie Hall. She also performed on the Grammy award nominated CD In C, Remixed, which was named by the Washington Post, All About Jazz, and Time Out Chicago as one of the Top 10 Classical music releases of 2009. Nicole has received numerous awards and scholarships for her flute playing.

An energetic and engaging instructor, Nicole loves working with a wide age range of students, and is also a member of Phi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. Frazee’s affiliations also include the National Flute Association, Florida Flute Association, and Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society. Currently, she is performing with the Orange City Orchestra, Volusia Community Symphony and the Central Florida Sunshine Flute Choir.

Donna Rodrigues began her fitness career in 2002 in Brunswick, Maine while her husband was stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Brunswick. She obtained a Group Exercise Certification with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and began teaching group exercise classes that helped sailors achieve success in the Naval Physical Readiness Test. While at NAS, she was introduced to a YogaFit yoga class. She instantly fell in love with the Hatha, Vinyasa style. In 2004 she relocated to the Fayetteville, NC area where she continued her journey with YogaFit. She continued on with her fitness career in North Carolina for the next 9 years. While there, she obtained her Registered Yoga Teacher 200 certification, as well as her USUI/Tibetan Reiki RYOHO First and Second Degree certification. She also gained extensive knowledge of Chakra Balancing and Chakra Meditation with Essential Oils and continues working towards her RYT 500. Donna looks forward to sharing the increased strength and endurance, flexibility and focus, mind-body-spirit connection, and transcendent freedom that she finds on and off her mat by guiding each learner through a variety of yoga classes such as Vinyasa Flow, Gentle/Beginners Yoga, and Aromatherapy Yoga.

 

Singer and soloist with the Bel Canto Singers of Daytona, Mr. Kruger received his formal training in music at the Juilliard School (Pre-College), Princeton University, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, and Trinity College, Cambridge University (UK). With over 25 years of teaching experience, Mr. Kruger has worked at the elementary school, high school and college levels, teaching voice, piano, music theory and music history, while directing and composing for his school and church choirs. In central Virginia, Mr. Kruger taught at Woodberry Forest School and Mary Baldwin College and directed music at Bethany Lutheran Church in Waynesboro. Since moving to Florida, he has taught at Embry-Riddle University and St. James Episcopal School and has written and arranged compositions for the choir of Westminster By-the-Sea Presbyterian Church of Daytona Beach, the choir of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of Daytona Beach, the choir of Edgewater United Methodist Church, and the Bel Canto Singers of Daytona.

 

Corey Bealina is a skilled trombonist, arranger, and composer, and a recent graduate of Stetson University's School of Music. He has performed in many large and small ensembles throughout Central Florida including the Southern Winds, the Maynard Ferguson Tribute Band of Central Florida, and the Stetson University Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and various chamber ensembles. His arrangements and transcriptions for winds and strings have been performed by Stetson University brass ensembles and local string quartets, and range from traditional classical transcriptions to jazz and rock arrangements. Corey will be beginning his Master of Arts degree in music at the University of Central Florida in January, 2015.

 


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