SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Phone: 629-5683 x 160
Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to help your child with music at The First Baptist Church School of Music & Performing Arts.
- We have provided private music lessons since 1997.
- Our students range in age from 4½ to senior adults.
- The school is divided into 3 semesters. Our spring session runs from January 9-May 22. We are closed for Spring Break March 16-20. We have canceled lessons for our Thursday and Friday students on February 27 & 28. Click here to see the spring 2020 schedule. (The areas in gray are NOT available, the white areas are openings.)
- Existing students will register two weeks before a semester ends. Once they have registered then it will be open for new students at the end of the semester.
- Periodically we are asked if you have to be a member of FBC Ocala to enroll in our school. No, you do not. We are interested in any child or adult wanting to learn music.
- Our tuition is based on how many weeks there are in a semester. (We charge $18 per week x number of weeks there are in the semester.) We DO NOT take the payment weekly. You may pay in full or go on our payment plan which has an additional charge. New students also have a $25 registration (non refundable) fee to pay.
Spring (January – May) | Summer (June – July) | Fall (August – December)
Areas of study include:
cello, flute, guitar, percussion, piano, piccolo, ukulele, violin and voice
Lessons length 30, 45 & 60 minutes.
We offer four trial lessons during the school year for students that are 4 1/2 years old. Should you decide to do the trial lessons, the cost will be $80 for the four lessons. After finishing the trial lesson the parent and the teacher will discuss if the student is ready to continue or needs to wait a little longer. If the student is very young, please make sure they have basics down before trying to schedule lessons. Those basics include knowing left hand, right hand, counting, ABC’s and can tap out a beat.
About our Instructors:
- Click here to meet the instructors. (During the summer our instructors teach less or some not at all. Please note the schedule for this information via shading. Gray areas, not teaching those days.
- All of our instructors are background screened and take a yearly abuse prevention training course.
- Our classrooms have windows in the doors and our studio rooms are NOT sound proof.
For our Students:
- Recital pictures from various years
- We do NOT post students complete names on the internet schedule that is posted due to privacy and we will NOT post individual pictures of our students.
Contact School of Music
Ms. Alexia hopes to began teaching voice for the School of Music in the Spring of 2020. In May of 2019 she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL with a focus in Vocal Performance.
We are taking applications for voice lessons with Alexia at this time. She has a rather long commute so we want to get students assigned a time in order to make her time with us most effective.
Ms. Amanda began teaching cello, piano and violin for beginners to intermediate level students for the School of Music in the Spring of 2015. She is active in multiple chamber groups, plays for weddings and local churches, and enjoys accompanying her students as they play their instrument. She has an Associate of Arts degree Music Performance 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 17 years. He has assisted Lake Weir High School marching drum line during the summers. Andrew will be attending the College of Central Florida in pursuit of a music education degree.
Mrs. Audrey started teaching cello (to beginners), violin and viola to beginners and advanced levels of students for FBC in the spring 2019. She was born in Taipei, Taiwan. Mrs. Audrey began playing violin at age seven and came to the U.S. at eighteen to attend Biola University in Los Angeles, California. She studied with several famous violinists, including Mr. Su Tseng-tu of Taiwan Cultural University, and Mr. Mark Baranov, Assistant Concertmaster of L.A. Philharmonic. She transferred to University of Florida to further study with Dr. Jana Lower. She received the Dean’s list award and was chosen to play at the honorary recital. Mrs. Audrey graduated from the University of Florida with honors and received a Bachelor of Art in Violin Performance. In addition, she holds a Florida Professional Teacher’s Certificate in Music.
Mrs. Audrey has many years of teaching and performance experiences. She enjoys working with students in private lessons as well as chamber ensembles. She currently lives in Ocala with her husband, three children and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, and nature walks.
Mrs. Beth began teaching piano to beginners to intermediate level students for 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 to beginners to intermediate level students 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. She is a member of the MTNA (Music Teachers National Association)
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 many concerts.
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 began teaching guitar for beginners to advanced level students at the School of Music in March 2009. He has also been part of the music leadership at First Baptist since January 2009.
Mrs. Denita began teaching piano to beginners and high intermediate level students 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. Drew hopes to begin teaching guitar to beginners at the School of Music in the spring 2020.
He is available to teach students ages 10-15 in learning how to play chords.
Ms. Emily began teaching voice to beginners and advanced level students at the School of Music in the 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.
Ms. Karilynn started teaching piano for beginner to high intermediate levels students for the School of Music in the Spring 2019. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from Michigan State University. Karilynn has taught students privately since 2008 and has been an accompanist for students that were in competition. She has also competed in competitions in the past and received several scholarships.
Mrs. Kathy started teaching piano for beginner to advanced levels students for the School of Music in the Fall 2019. She was previously the keys teacher for Madison Street Academy. Mrs. Kathy has a Bachelors for Music Education and a Masters in Education Leadership.
Besides teaching for the School of Music Mrs. Kathy is the music assistant for FBC and the church pianist.
Ms. Kaylee started teaching violin for beginners to intermediate level students 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. She graduated from College of Central Florida in May 2019 with an Associates of Arts degree.
Ms. Kaylee has taken a leave of absence at this time but plans to return in the fall.
Ms. Kristy began teaching piano for beginners to high intermediate level students for the School of Music in the Spring 2019. In the fall of 2019 she will also teach cello. She teaches all ages and beginner to advanced levels in piano. She will be teaching beginner cello in the fall of 2019.
Kristy is a high school graduate. She has completed a semester of general studies at the College of Central Florida and plans to attend a university next year. Kristy constantly performs in different venues in Ocala and the surrounding areas; and has received multiple awards from the National Federation of Music Clubs and American College of Musicians. She is the pianist at several local churches.
Mrs. Lydia began teaching piano to beginners and advanced level students 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 high 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.
Mr. Marcus began teaching percussion to beginners and intermediate level students at the School of Music in the Fall of 2019. He plans to get his AA in Music Education from the College of Central Florida. Some of the things that Marcus has accomplished:
– Percussion Instructor at Vanguard High
– Currently the Percussion Instructor at Forest High School
– Marched Indoor Percussion Independent A with RPT Percussion
– Marched Indoor Percussion Independent World with Infinity World
– Performed in the Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra for 2 years
– Won the Student/Teacher duet competition at the College of Central Florida
– Runner up for the Winter Symposium Student State College Soloist Artist Competition
– Won First Place for the Winter Symposium Student State College Soloist Artist Competition
Ms. Rebecah began teaching piano to beginners and intermediate level students 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 has an Associate of Arts degree from College of Central Florida. She is currently working on her Bachelors in Music Business from Berklee online.
Dr. Sarah began teaching flute, piccolo and saxophone for beginners to advanced level students 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).
Ms. Taylor began teaching voice for beginners at FBC’s School of Music in the fall 2019. She is a high school senior and taking college courses at College of Central Florida. Taylor has been a voice student of ours for a number of years and will focus on our younger students.
Mrs. Teresa began teaching piano for beginners to high intermediate level students at the School of Music in the fall of 2014. She has a Bachelor degree from Liberty University in Education and Psychology. She has taught in public and private schools in Marion County. She currently accompanies her church choir and praise team at Ocklawaha Bridge Baptist Church on the piano or flute. Teresa has given private lessons for many years and has lead children’s choir.
Mr. Matthew began teaching clarinet, guitar, saxophone, trumpet, ukulele for beginners to intermediate level students in the School of Music in the spring 2019. Besides teaching music at our school, he is the music teacher at Belleview-Santos Elementary School.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Five Towns College and New York.