Our Staff

Begin Your Journey as a Musician


Emily Rey

Administrative Assistant

Emily Rey was born and raised in Palm Harbor, Florida. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has worked mostly with the homeless population. She currently teaches those with severe and persistent mental illnesses how to cook and other transferrable skills to help them get back into […]

Natalie DePergola

Drums & Percussion

Natalie DePergola found her first groove on the drums at just six years old. With only a few lessons under her belt, she was confident, excited, and eager to hit the stage. By 9 years old, she was playing drums at school talent shows, in her church, and sitting in with local bands playing and […]

Gina Spano is a dedicated and passionate piano instructor with 8 years of experience guiding students of all ages and skill levels on their musical journeys. Holding a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Tampa, Gina brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her teaching practice. Teaching Approach: Gina […]

Laura Martin

Piano & Violin

Laura Martin is a skilled violinist who has a deep passion for both teaching and performing music. Her musical journey began at the age of 8 when she joined a music conservatory in Cuba. She specialized in playing the violin as her primary instrument and also studied piano as a secondary instrument. Later, at the […]

Bryan Christy

Drums & Percussion

Bryan has been a passionate drummer for the majority of his life, beginning with a small toy drum set gifted by his father when he was just five years old. This sparked his interest, leading him to join the jazz band in middle school, where he gained extensive practice and nurtured his passion. As Bryan […]

Lidia was born in Ukraine and has been playing piano since the age of 8. She graduated with honors from Lutsk College of Music and then received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Volyn National University. She has been teaching piano classes in Ukraine for over 25 years and has significant experience working with students […]

Emma Urbanski

Bass & Voice

Classically trained since age six, Emma has had a passion for music for as long as she can remember. She has over seven years of on-stage performance experience. Emma is currently studying classical vocal performance at Hillsborough Community College under Stephanie Sager and jazz vocals with Valerie Gillespie. Alongside her “sultry and intimate” vocal stylings, […]

Collin Falkenburg

Piano & Voice

Hailing from Elkton, Maryland, Collin is a pianist, vocalist, composer, and producer around Tampa Bay. He began his musical journey learning piano at the age of six and has since acquired proficiency in a variety of different instruments. Currently, Collin is studying classical piano under the guidance of the renowned Tampa Bay pianist and instructor, […]

Originally from Venezuela, Miguel Castro began his musical studies at the age of ten at the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras of Venezuela in the city of Puerto Ordaz. Then, he began his piano studies with Professor Armando Navas Luque. At 12 years old, he performed his first public piano recital. He has […]

Stephanie’s has been teaching piano for over 30 years, and her love for it goes beyond the keyboard. She is passionate about empowering her students to embrace their native genius from day one. She began her classical piano training at age 7 and quickly advanced. Her father was a professional musician, so advancing quickly was […]