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Meet the School of Music Instructors


Mrs. Alondra started teaching piano for FBC in the fall 2014. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance and a Master of Science in Music Education from Pensacola Christian College. There, she received 6 years of private study and 2 technique classes with Mrs. Daisy De Luca Jaffe, who studied in France under Magda Tagliaferro. The techniques Mrs. Jaffe teaches her students are based on principals of form and relaxation passed down from Carl Czerny, and they became the foundation of Alondra's understanding of piano technique. Her other musical experience includes teaching preschool music classes, accompanying for congregational singing at her church, accompanying the Chamber Ensemble at Pensacola Christian College, and conducting a volunteer choir for Campus Church in Pensacola. She enjoys working with children of all ages and teaches from beginning to early advanced piano students.


Ms. Amanda began teaching for the School of Music in the Spring of 2015. She is teaching beginners to intermediate level students in violin, piano, and cello. Amanda is active in multiple chamber groups, plays for weddings and local churches, and enjoys accompanying her students as they play their instrument. She will be completing her Associates in Arts degree in Music Performance from the College of Central Florida in May of 2019. Amanda loves working with students of all ages and hopes to instill in them a love for music.


Mr. Andrew started teaching the drum set for FBC's School of Music in the spring 2015. He has been studying and playing drums for 13 years.  He also assisted from 2012 to present the Lake Weir High School marching drum line during the summer. Andrew will be attending the College of Central Florida in pursuit of a music education degree.



Mr. Andy started teaching guitar for the School of Music in the spring 2018. Andy graduated from southeastern University with a Bachlor in Music. Check back later for more information on Andy.





Mrs. Beth began teaching piano at the School of Music in the Fall of 2006.  She has a Bachelor's Degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University in Elementary Education and Early Childhood. Her college music courses included private piano, and she has enjoyed singing in choirs and ensembles. Beth also plays the flute and performed with a flute trio for several years. She is an experienced classroom teacher, including music instruction. She a church volunteer, having worked in the areas of music, youth and children for over 30 years. Beth is also a mother, grandmother and pastor's wife.


Ms. Christianne began teaching piano for the School of Music in the Fall 2018. She attends College of Central Florida and is working on her Associates of Arts in Music Education, where she received a music scholarship.

Christianne began learning piano at the age of fourteen. Then at the age of sixteen she became a substitute teacher for another studio. At seventeen she became church organist for Bethel Baptist Church of Hernando. Christianne has assisted Gaylyn Capitano (accompanist for Ocala Master Choir) at a concert.


She is dedicated to serving her Lord and sharing his gift of salvation to others. She recognizes that her success in music has come from God and her desire is to give him the praise and glory for it.



Mr. David has been part of the music leadership at First Baptist since January 2009. He started teaching guitar in the School of Music in March 2009. David teaches acoustic and electric guitar to beginners and up.




Mrs. Denita began teaching piano at the School of Music in the Summer 2016  Denita has a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a minor in music from Blue/Mountain College in Mississippi. She graduated in 1999. She is a former music teacher for the Marion County School system.  Denita has participated in musical activities in church since a young girl and now is active in the church choir and praise team at Oakcrest Baptist Church, where her husband is the pastor.

Denita and her family have previously served in Costa Rica and Uruguay as missionaries and she has taught private piano lessons since 1998.


Ms. Emily will begin teaching at SOMAPA in Fall 2018. Emily has appeared professionally with dozens of companies, and is established as a performer of art song, musical theatre, sacred, and operatic repertoire. Additionally, Emily has spent the last six years studying voice science, and has experience teaching private voice lessons to children, teens, and adults. 

Emily holds a bachelor’s degree from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and a master’s degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from The University of Houston. While in college, she studied with internationally acclaimed singers including Dr. Julia Foster, Cynthia Clayton, Joseph Evans, and Melanie Sonnenberg. Through collegiate opera and theatre programs, she has performed over twenty roles in the last six years. Most notably, she appeared as Beppe in L’amico Fritz, Second Lady in The Magic Flute, and Irene Malloy in Hello, Dolly. While at The University of Houston, Emily taught her own sections of Applied Voice, and assisted in teaching courses including Freshman Practicum and Art Song Repertoire.


Professionally, Emily recently appeared with Rec Room Arts as Hansel in a critically acclaimed production of Hansel and Gretel, with Chapelwood UMC as the Alto Soloist in Handel’s Messiah, and the Alto Soloist in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, with Operativo Houston as Eloisa in Rossini’s Soirées Musicales, and in concert engagements with The Houston Saengerbund and VOICExperience Foundation. In past seasons, Emily appeared with Mad Cow Theatre Company, Florida Opera Theatre, The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and Orlando Opera. This season, Emily will serve as the Mezzo Studio Artist for Opera Orlando.


Emily currently lives in Ocala, Florida with her husband, Eric, a music composer. Emily is an advocate for new music, and regularly premieres songs by American composers, including her husband.


Mr. Jimmy returned to the School of Music in the fall 2017 after taking time away to work on a degree from UF. Jimmy will be teaching percussion instruments. Check back later for more information on Jimmy.




Ms. Kaylee started teaching for the School of Music in the Fall 2017.  She will be teaching beginners to intermediate levels in violin.  Kaylee has studied the violin for 11 years and will be teaching young students and adults.  Check back later for more information on Kaylee.





Ms. Lauren graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She has an Associates in Arts degree in Music Education from College of Central Florida. Lauren joined the team of music instructors at FBC Ocala's School of Music in the spring 2013 teaching piano, voice, and violin.

Lauren was singing at the age of 3, and began learning the violin at the age of 5.  She has been a member and guest of several orchestras, and choirs; these include The Ocala Youth Symphony, The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra, the Marion Civic Choral and Stetson University String Ensemble and Choir.  She was a special guest of The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra featuring Violinist Joshua Bell.  In February 2013 Lauren fulfilled a lifelong dream and soloed at Carnegie Hall.  She enjoys playing and singing at church with her family and working with the youth ministry. She loves sharing her love of music and Christ to others.  Lauren began teaching in 2008, and has had much experience with add learning types and ages.


Mrs. Lydia began teaching at the School of Music in the Fall of 2016. She is a graduate from Pensacola Christian College with a degree in music.  Lydia will be teaching beginners to intermediate level piano students.

Lydia has been playing since about age of five. She said at that age, the Lord had given her a love for the piano and for music. While in high school she began playing the piano for congregational singing at Community Baptist Church in Summerfield. Lydia developed a love for hymns and a desire to arrange them into pieces that expressed the meaning of the words.

While studying at Pensacola Christian College she learned to professionally arrange hymns, perform classical pieces from all the classical genres, accompany, and teach piano. She also studied advanced music theory, music history and choral writing/arranging.

Lydia feels that without the "heart" in music, it will mean nothing. One can play the most complicated and intricate pieces, but if played without emotion or feeling it will mean nothing to you or your audience.  She wants to teach her students to love music. Also to enjoy every note that they play and glorify the Lord with the music they create.


Ms. Ramona will began teaching for the School of Music in the Spring 2018 session. Ramona is finishing up her last semester at UF. She will be teaching all levels of clarinet, beginner to intermediate levels of flute, beginner levels of oboe, trombone, saxophone and french horn.

Check back later for more information on Ramona.



Ms. Rebecah began teaching for the School of Music in the fall 2015.  She was introduced to music at a very young age due to having musical parents. Rebecah grew up learning music theory and listening to classical music. She became seriously interested in piano when she was 11 years old and began taking lessons from her mom, a former piano teacher. At 15, she started playing for church services every week and giving lessons to young children. Desiring to advance in her skills, she took professional lessons from a local instructor for 3 years before taking classes at College of Central Florida. Rebecah is currently completing her Associate in Arts.

Dr. Sarah began teaching at FBC's School of Music in the fall 2013. She has taught a variety of music and humanities courses at the College of Central Florida, the University of Florida, Flagler College, and Florida Gateway College. She was recently ranked the 12th leading university professor in America based on student evaluation data. Dr. Satterfield serves as Department Chair of Visual and Performing Arts at CF, where she was awarded the prestigious Gladys Webber Memorial Chair. This grant funds a three-year outreach program exploring the educational and therapeutic usages of music, theatre, and dance. Dr. Satterfield lectures regularly throughout the Southeast, specializing in American music and music of the twentieth century. An experienced administrator with a broad background in various sectors of the performing arts industry, Dr. Satterfield managed the San Diego State University Symphony Orchestra and Ocala Symphony Orchestra. She served as Administrative Assistant for the prestigious Arioso Wind Quintet. Dr. Satterfield directs the Patriot Pipers, a flute ensemble she launched while at CF. Dr. Satterfield is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Musicological Society, CMS, Society of Early Americanists, National Flute Association, Florida Flute Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, and Kappa Delta Pi. She performs regularly throughout Central Florida. Dr. Satterfield received a Ph.D. in Music History and Literature with an outside specialization in art from the University of Florida, MM in Flute Performance from SDSU, and BM in Music Education from Furman University (magna cum laude).


Mrs. Teresa has a Bachelor degree from Liberty University in Education and Psychology. She has taught in public and private schools in Marion County. She currently accompanys the choir and praise team at Ocklawaha Bridge Baptist Church on the piano or flute. Teresa has given private lessons for many years and joined the FBC's School of Music in the fall of 2014. She has also lead children's choir.




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