"While growing up in northwest Florida, Vince discovered his passion for music in middle school when he started to learn to play the guitar and trumpet. He was a very active member of his middle school's band program and continued to do so in high school. Vince was a part of his high school's award winning ensemble, jazz ensemble, and marching band for all four years he attended J.R. Arnold High school in Panama City Beach, FL. During his early high school years, Vince wanted to expand his knowledge of music and took college level music courses to better his understanding, often assisting the instructor. After graduating from High school. Vince moved to Orlando in order to pursue a career in medicine at the University of Central Florida where he graduated with his bachelors of science degree in psychology. He currently works in research and fortunately finds time to still play in his heavy metal band ARAKARA. He considers the opportunity to tutor music both an honor and a privilege."
Amanda Hahne: Piano teacher, also math tutor
"Born and raised in Brazil, Amanda moved to Florida in 2014. She took two years of piano while in high school and has always loved it. She finds music to be her getaway from stress and school. Graduated from West Orange High School in 2016, and currently pursuing a degree in Pre-med at Valencia College. Her future goals are to go to University of Florida, and become abrain surgeon. Amanda developed a passion for kids at a pretty young age, since she grew up
around them- two younger brothers. She always babysits other kids too, which makes her very familiar with them. Teaching kids how to play the piano is a fun and interesting challenge that she is totally down for."
Ryan Lamoreaux- piano, guitar, bass, banjo, and clarinet, also math and science tutoring
Ryan started playing piano when he was 4 years old. Throughout his schooling, he has played several other instruments as well, including guitar, bass, banjo, and clarinet. Ryan has a strong foundation in music theory, passing the AP Music Theory test as a freshman at West Orange High School. He graduated from West Orange High School. He graduated from WOHS in 2016 as the class Valedictorian with 5.4 weighted GPA. Ryan really enjoys science and math, and is majoring in Applied Mathematics at the University of Central Florida. Ryan has tutored several children of all ages in all levels of math/science 9elementary math through calculus, biology, earth science, chemistry and physics), and has really enjoyed his time working with kids. He has volunteered his time with children as well, primarily with Give Kids the World, a nonprofit organization benefiting ill children and their families. In the future, Ryan hopes to pursue a career in high level mathematics after obtaining his graduate degree.
Kyle Zavada - piano, guitar, ukulele, drums and brass instuments
Kyle is a K-12 certified Music Teacher who holds an undergraduate degree in Guitar Performance and a Masters Degree in Music Education from Queens College in New York. Before his current job as an Elementary Music Teacher, he worked as a party host at Chuck E Cheese for ten years. Kyle's teaching style is unique, supportive and enthusiastic; his encouraging attitude and patience will allow you to enjoy yourself while improving your skills. Whether it "B" piano, guitar, bass, trumpet, trombone, djembe or anything in between, prepare to "B" amazing with Kyle Z!
John first demonstrated his love for music at a very young age, singing as soon as he could talk, and beginning violin lessons at the age of 5. At 12, he picked up guitar as well. In high school, he discovered his passion for composition, and pursued his BM at Henderson State University, where he sang in two choirs, three operas, played in orchestra, and jazz band. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2014, and immediately began earning his MM at Oklahoma City University to continue his compositional studies. There he performed in the concert orchestra, the pit orchestra, and various ensembles for the composition department. He graduated with honors in 2016. He teaches orchestra and guitar at Jones High School in Orlando. John can teach violin, viola, cello, guitar, voice, drums, theory, aural skills, and composition.