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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 cello and violin. Amanda is active in a strings ensemble, plays piano for her church and enjoys accompanying her students on piano as they play their instrument. Her goal is to earn a degree in Music Therapy from the College of Central Florida. 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.


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.


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.





Mr. Johnny began teaching cello for the School of Music in the summer 2017.  For the fall session he will add teaching piano.  Check back here for more information on him.



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. Kate began teaching for the School of Music in the fall 2017. She attended Stetson University and earned her Bachelor's in Music Education, Cum Laude. While there, she studied music education with Dr. Ann Small and voice with Dr. Craig Maddox. As part of the Stetson University Concert Choir, Kate performed all along the Eastern Coast going on three different concert tours. She also performed in their Opera Studio as Cherubino in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and the title role of Dido in Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. Kate was heavily involved with the American Choral Director's Association, the National Association of Music Educators and Sigma Alpha Iota, the music fraternity for women.

Upon graduating, Kate headed to Ann Arbor, Michigan to attend the University of Michigan to gain her Master's degree in Vocal Performance. She had the wonderful opportunity to work with Stephen Lusmann, Stanford Olsen, Dr. Jerry Blackstone, and Martin Katz. Throughout the course of her studies, she was taught to sing in two dialects of Latin and Italian, German, French, Russian and Czech. While there, Kate performed with their Opera Studio as Berta in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and Second Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.

During the summers, she performed for opera companies such as Seagle Music Colony and Des Moines Metro Opera. While at Seagle, she performed the roles of Jo in Mark Adamo’s Little Women, Jennie in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene and Nancy in Britten’s Albert Herring. For Des Moines Metro Opera, along with participating in their scenes programs and chorus, Kate covered the role of Jade Boucher in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking.

When Kate finished at the University of Michigan, she began a teaching career at Hillsdale College, teaching voice to a studio of 30 students. Her responsibilities also included coaching the Opera Studio students in their performance technique, blocking their scenes their yearly scenes program and helping them with their lyric diction. She is currently a member of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association's Heart of Florida Orff chapter, the Florida Music Educators Association, and the Florida Elementary Music Educators Association. Kate holds the offices of Secretary for the Marion County Music Association and President for Sigma Alpha Iota's Volusia County Alumnae Chapter.


Miss 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.


Miss 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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