SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Phone: 629-5683 x 160

 

Current semester is SUMMER June 3 to July 27

 

General Information:

  • We have provided private music lessons since 1997.
  • Our students range in age from 5 year olds to senior adults.
  • The school is divided into 3 semesters. Summer 2024 schedule click here. (The white areas on the schedule are the openings and the gray area are NOT available.)
  • 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.
  • You do not have to be a member of FBC Ocala to enroll in our school. It is our privilege to offer lessons to any child or adult wanting to learn music.
  • Our tuition is based on how many weeks there are in a semester. (We charge $23 per week x’s 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:

bass, cello, flute, guitar, percussion, piano, piccolo, saxophone, violin, and voice

Lesson length: 30, 45, & 60 minutes.

We offer four trial lessons during the school year for students who are 5 years old. Should you decide to do the trial lessons, the cost will be $100 for four lessons. After finishing the trial lessons, the parent and the teacher will discuss if the student is ready to continue. Young students need to know some basics: like left hand, right hand, counting, ABC’s. How are they socially? Can they take direction from a teacher? Can they stay focused for 30 minutes?

About our Instructors:

  • Click here to meet the instructors
  • All of our instructors are background-screened and take yearly abuse prevention training.
  • Our classrooms have windows in the doors and our studio rooms are NOT sound proof.

For our Students:

To Contact the School of Music, call 352-629-5683 x 160 or email melody@fbcocala.org

Meet the School of Music Instructors

Mrs. Audrey began teaching cello (to beginners), violin and viola to beginners and advanced levels of students for FBC in the spring of 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.

Dr. Ed began teaching guitar (acoustic, electric or bass) at the School of Music in February 2024.

Dr. Ed, M.D. recently retired from his allergy & immunology practice in Ocala.  He has had a lifelong love of music and has participated in church music ministry most of his life.  He studied piano in elementary school and began to study drums when in the 6th grade.  At this time he played drums in a 4-piece band.  He took up guitar as a 7th grader, again playing both at church and in small groups.  When he began medical school in 1984, his schedule would no longer allow for playing in a band, so he took up home recording playing guitar, bass guitar, drums and keyboards.  He moved to Florida in 1991 to begin specialty training and was asked to play bass guitar for a band composed of medical professionals.  Upon moving to Ocala in 1994 to begin his private practice he again was asked to play in a band of local medical professionals; this time on guitar.  He continued this for about 20 years.  In 1998 his church began a contemporary Christian worship service and he was asked to play guitar.  After several years of this he changed to bass guitar.  He currently plays guitar every Sunday morning and bass guitar every Sunday evening at his church.  Additionally beginning in the early 2000s he has played guitar or bass guitar for almost 20 musical productions at the Ocala Civic Theatre including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatCats, Godspell, Chicago, Always Patsy Cline, and Mama Mia (to name a few). He looks forward to helping beginning students learn to play and enjoy the guitar or the bass guitar.”

 

Mr. Josiah began teaching guitar at the School of Music in October 2023.

Josiah has been playing guitar for years and played at various events and venues. He has played with ZEAL HOUSE (a worship band from Sumter county), at FBC Ocala, FBC Bushnell, FBC Pine Castle, fall festivals, special events, and even baby showers. Josiah has practical experience playing all different genres as well as leading music/worship with guitar. Whatever your skill level is and whatever you want to learn, he is up for the challenge!

 

Mrs. Karen started teaching piano and violin for beginner to intermediate levels students for the School of Music in the Summer of 2022.  Ms. Karen teaches piano and violin and uses the Suzuki method for younger students.

Karen studied the violin for seven years in her hometown of Milwaukee, WI with an exceptional Suzuki violin teacher. During this time she played for many events and venues, including the National Anthem for the Milwaukee Brewers games. Karen won numerous awards and honors including an alternate position offer to play with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in their annual ACE (Arts in Community Education) program when she was 12 years old. Growing up on the Suzuki Method for violin later inspired her to embark on a music teaching career utilizing the Suzuki Method to teach both violin and piano. Karen has been teaching violin most of her adult life. She received formal training on the piano as an adult, and has been teaching piano since 2021.

Ms. Karen has a bachelor’s degree from Franciscan University in Ohio.

Ms. Kathy started teaching piano for beginner to advanced levels students for the School of Music in the Fall of 2019. She was previously at Madison Street Academy of Visual and Performing Arts where she created the KEYZ program and taught K-5 music. Ms. Kathy has a Bachelor of Science in  Music Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership.

Besides teaching for the School of Music, Ms. Kathy is the Worship Arts Ministry Assistant for FBC and the church pianist.

Mr. Marcus began teaching percussion to beginners and intermediate level students at the School of Music in the Fall of 2019. He has his AA in Music Education from the College of Central Florida and attended the University of Florida. Some of the things that Marcus has accomplished:

– Percussion Instructor at Vanguard High

– Teaching Percussion at Trinity High School since 2019

– 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

– Marched Independent Open with Unity, a competitive percussion marching performance group

Ms. Mary began teaching piano and voice students at the School of Music in the fall of 2021. She taught music at Grace Christian School.  Ms. Mary’s had a private voice and piano studio for most of her adult life.  Prior to her arrival in Ocala, Ms. Mary was the Performing Arts Academy Leader and Director of Choral Activities at Atlantic High School in Port Orange, FL, following a long career as the Director of Choral Activities and Academy Leader of the Visual  & Performing Arts Academy at Coral Gables Senior High School in Coral Gables, Fl.  While there she brought the level of performance of choral and solo/ensembles music to Superiors and Superiors with Distinction at District and State Music Performance Assessments. Her programs have earned Grammy Signature Schools Semi-Finalist distinction.  Her students have performed in venues from Universal Studios, Williamsburg, Virginia, to the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City.  They have gone on to colleges and universities earning degrees in music education, music performance and music therapy and are successes in their own rights.

Ms. Mary earned her Master of Music Education from the Florida State University; her Bachelor’s in Music from Bethel College (now University) in St. Paul, MN with additional studies at Pacific Lutheran University, Duquesne University and Florida Gulf Coast University.  Ms. Mary currently holds her Music K-12 Certification in Florida; is an active member in Florida Music Educator’s Association, Florida Vocal Association as well as American Choral Director’s Association and the National Association for Music Education.  She has been selected to serve as a Courtesy Lecturer through Florida International University and Daytona State College. Ms. Mary has been awarded Certificates of Appreciation from the office of the Mayor of Miami-Dade County; Named a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars and was selected Teacher of the Year 2014-2015 for Coral Gables Senior High School.  She is an active solo performer as well.  She is currently singing with the prestigious Festival Singers of Florida and in the past  has been an active member of the Collegium Musicum from the University of Miami. She has performed leading roles most notably as Josephine in Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore; as Ruth in Pirates of Penzance; Abigail Adams in 1776 by Sherman and Sherman and performed in venues from Washington State to The United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.

She is married to a US Army Chaplain Colonel (Ret) and they have four daughters, one granddaughter, and one grandson.  Her love of music and family is second only to the love she has for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who is the author of her life.

Ms. Phyllis started teaching piano, clarinet, saxophone and flute for the School of Music in the Fall of 2022. Ms. Phyllis graduated from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay with a BA in Music Performance having studied both piano and clarinet.

Phyllis moved from the Dallas Metroplex where she taught in the public schools and in the home for over 20 years. As a former faculty member of Fountain Gate Bible College, she taught Music History, Music Theory, and private lessons. She also teaches flute and saxophone. Having played on worship Teams for decades, she specializes in teaching students how to improvise and play by ear as well as classical music. Ms. Phyllis loves teaching all ages from 4 to 84.

Ms. Rebekah begin teaching piano to beginners and advanced level students for the School of Music in the spring of 2022. She began playing piano at the age of 5 through the Suzuki method. Rebekah started teaching piano and became the full time pianist for her church by high school age.

Rebekah has a master’s degree in education and has taught privately in her piano studio, as well as at Crown College of the Bible Music Conservatory. She teaches a wide range of ages as well as students from many cultures and learning spectrums.

Rebekah teaches in person and online lessons. She has taught on-line lessons for 6 years, including multiple states and out of the United States.

She recommends for online lessons that students be at least 8 years and up. Students may use any type of electronic device that is able to access Skype or Facebook Messenger. During lessons, she would be using the same books as the student and would need to see an angled view of their hands on the keys.

Rebekah has found that online lessons can be extremely convenient for busy schedules!

Rebekah is currently one of the pianists at her church and she continues to teach privately online as well as in person.

Dr. Sarah began teaching flute, piccolo and saxophone for beginners to advanced level students at FBC’s School of Music in the fall of 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).

Mr. Steven began teaching banjo in School of Music in Spring 2023.

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