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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. His album, "The Endless Highway," was released in September, 2018.

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 Sara Rebecca Gibbs, 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.

Having taught piano since 2004, Sara Rebecca Gibbs is currently a candidate for her doctorate in piano performance, with a minor in piano pedagogy (instruction/teaching). Sara offers a wealth of experience both performing and teaching, as well as a genuine passion for sharing her knowledge.

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.

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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.

Classical strings teacher Beth Putnam brings decades of teaching experience to her students. She has held a teaching certification from the state of New York, and has arranged for, and conducted both orchestras and smaller ensembles.

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

Drum lessons are offered by Damian Bonazzoli, who holds his music degree from the University of Massachusetts. Damian's approach balances an emphasis on fundamentals, rudiments, and notation with a focus on practical application intended to prepare students to perform as quickly as possible.

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

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