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Coordinated by Director Damian Bonazzoli, The Elite Academy of Music and Motion offers professional music lessons in guitar, piano, voice, violin, woodwind instruments (flute, clarinet, and saxophone), and drums/percussion, as well as college preparatory music theory, ear training, and sight-singing.  Our instruction is highly personalized through one-on-one lessons, yet students are invited to participate in our many performance ensembles.  Moreover, monthly tuition includes access to our Technology Lab, where students may utilize our professional level ear training, digital recording, and composition software.

Elite Music & Motion

The Elite Academy's guitar program offers beginner through professional level lessons in rock, jazz, blues, country, bluegrass, and more.  Head guitar instructor Damian Bonazzoli holds a degree in music from the University of Massachusetts, where he he sang in the Collegiate Choir, studied advanced harmony and composition, and honed both his guitar playing and his songwriting talent. Damian has recorded nine full length albums, and has performed in settings ranging from jazz clubs to classical recitals to community theatre productions to blues jams to rock stages.
Guitar instructor Justin Knox holds a degree in recording arts from Full Sail University, and has numerous performance and recording credits.

Please contact us for available guitar lesson time slots.

Keyboard & Piano Lessons in Central Florida

The Elite Academy's piano program, led by Donald Kruger and Heidi Conde, offers lessons for all ages and experience levels. Students may study classical piano, popular music, jazz, and blues. Learning is highly personalized, but all students receive an excellent foundation in technique and note reading.
A pianist since the age of four, instructor Heidi Conde holds a degree from John Brown University and has traveled extensively throughout the world, absorbing the music of various cultures. Heidi's brilliant piano technique is balanced by her friendly smile and cheerful demeanor.

Piano instructor Donald Kruger studied music at the Juilliard School (Pre-College), and has taught piano, music theory and music history, while directing and composing for school and church choirs at Woodberry Forest School, Mary Baldwin College, Embry-Riddle University, St. James Episcopal School and Bethany Lutheran Church in Waynesboro. A profesional vocalist as well as pianist, additional details regarding Don's musical experience are below.

Please contact us for available piano lesson time slots.

music teachers in central florida Voice Lessons in Central Florida

Vocal instruction is by Donald Kruger, who is a professional singer and soloist with the Bel Canto Singers of Daytona. Mr. Kruger received his formal training in music at the Juilliard School (Pre-College), and holds a Masters degree from Cambridge University (UK). With over 25 years of teaching experience, he 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.

Please contact us for available voice lesson time slots.

Violin Lessons in Central Florida Violin Instructors in Florida

Classical and modern violin lessons are offered for both children and adults of all experience levels.
Holding a degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, violin instructor Melanie Nordstrom has played on concert stages, and with various orchestras, across the United States. Melanie brings a focus on both precise technique and deep musical expression to her lessons.

Cello and violin instructor Lorraine Havens brings decades of playing and teaching experience to the Academy, having played with local and regional orchestras and ensembles across the United States. Lorraine is also a licensed and certified MusikGarten instructor.

Please contact us for available violin lesson time slots.

Woodwind Instrument Lessons Woodwind Instrument Teachers & Instructors

The Elite Academy offers lessons in flute, piccolo, clarinet, and saxophone for all ages, from beginning through advanced levels. Students will be prepared to play with orchestras, jazz ensembles, and as soloists.

Holding his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Morehead State University, woodwinds instructor Keith Gamble has taught in both public school and in private settings, and has performed with Jim Miller's Big Band America. Keith continues to perform in jazz ensembles and blues clubs throughout central Florida.

Please contact us for available woodwind lesson time slots.

Percussion & drum Lessons Drum Instructors in Central Florida, marching band

Our drum and percussion program is led by Florida State University graduate Chad Jackson. While at Florida State, Chad performed with the FSU Marching Chiefs, and played drumset with the FSU Chiefly Brass Basketball Band. In addition to performing on a number of well received studio recordings, Chad has performed more than 1500 concerts, playing rock, blues, jazz-fusion, and improvisational music in clubs, theatres, and festivals across the country. An enthusiastic yet down to earth drum teacher, Chad has taught professionally for more than 13 years.

Please contact us for available percussion/drum lesson time slots.

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