New Teacher Spotlight
MS. AMANDA (Voice, Beginning Piano, Music Readiness, and Acting)
Postponed until January. Please stay tuned.
“Music is the food of the soul” a phrase her Dad used often as she grew up. He introduced her to a plethora of versatile artists and different genres of music. A native Floridian growing up in Brevard County. She realized her true love for singing at age 8 and found a place to call home in school choir and later on stage in various community theater shows. Having taught and performed professionally in Nashville, New York City and South Florida she is excited to be back on the Space Coast to join this fantastic team of musicians. Her favorite aspects of teaching are “getting to know each students’ unique talents and helping them explore all different styles of music.” Ms. Amanda brings a BFA from the Florida School of the Arts. She has been teaching acting & voice lessons for 8 years and early childhood music for 3 years: most recently with the Elevate Performing Arts of Brevard. She’s most recently been seen on stage in musical theater roles including “Lucy” in JEKYLL & HYDE at the Henagar Center of Melbourne (2022) and the “Witch” in INTO THE WOODS at Cocoa Village Playhouse (2020). We love Ms. Amanda’s joyous approach to music-making and know that she’ll be boosting confidence as well as showmanship and foundational skills at the Springer Music Studio.
A love of music opens many doors. I was called to the creative life due to my father’s love of rock music –shared we me via concerts and an immense record collection– and my mother’s love of Mozart. As a child of Long Island, I sang in choir, studied piano and guitar formally, then moved to Manhattan as a teenager where I performed in notable bands (details upon request). Diverse influences include jazz, folk and blues which segued into 60’s and 70’s rock and later to genres including Classic Country, Bluegrass and Singer-Songwriter music.
I’ve led a professional bicoastal music and arts career ranging from N.Y. to L.A. Here in “fun in the sun” Florida I’ve recorded and gigged in Bee & Boo (served as a Citizen Scholar and Assistant Music Teacher through Eastern Florida State College); Blues de’Ville; the Space Coast Harley-Davidson house band; Bee and the Hive (played folk festivals); the Island Mountain Band; and (as harmony vocalist) 70’s 80’s 90’s high-energy rock Burning Daylight. More recently, I founded and continue to run the Facebook group Jam Melbourne Beach. When not focused on music, I practice graphic design and network for friends on social media.
I’ve been teaching guitar for the past decade. I look forward to representing the Springer Music Studio as your guitar specialist. I love to teach teens and adults — whether beginners, intermediates or at any other point on guitar. You’ll be expressing yourself confidently and performing with greater ease than you ever imagined. We’ll soon be jamming with chords and riffs to your favorite tunes as you seamlessly form a well-rounded foundation for building musicianship over the long-term. Let’s schedule a trial lesson at your home or mine — you’ll be rocking out in no time.
Hi! My name is Delaney Enya Oliver and I hope to be your new ukulele instructor! As a child, I watched my mom sing in a cover band called “The Midnight Sun” and I loved attending local musical theater productions. This led to my enrollment in dance, dramatic roles, and after moving to the space coast eventually to voice lessons with Ms. Kristin at the Springer Music Studio in preparation for college auditions. During that time, I performed with Ballet Esprit and Santa By Scott Children’s Entertainment for the past 10 and 3 years respectively.
I discovered my passion for playing the ukulele two years ago while on break from my senior year of highschool. During that time I was accepted and enrolled at the American Music and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City. Playing my favorite songs and singing along brings me so much joy; and because it’s so small, I normally take my ukulele on trips whether that’s to my gigs as a character actress or on vacation with my family. However, my favorite place to play will always be Central Park in NYC.
I enjoy a wide variety of genres from all the way from Show Tunes to Metal. I hope my students come to me with music they like and WANT to play as the sound of any instrument sounds best when passion and love is behind it. I have over 13 years experience with performing and can help you with your confidence as well as repertoire. As an artist, I have established a strong following on social media and can help you develop your personal or professional presence there if you are motivated to do so. I hope that we can meet soon and that I can help you reach your potential on this fun and accessible instrument!
For over 30 years, I have taken great pleasure in supporting life-long musicianship for students ages 5 and up. During my lifetime of playing the piano and organ, my strong classical roots have included guild assessments and a career in church music but I also love jazz, showtunes and popular music. Presently, I am an active member of the Music Teachers’ National Association.
I began piano during a summer break for extra fun and found that piano studies were a great way to meet people! I love music by J.S. Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, Dave Grusin, and Carlos Santana.
My students learn performance pieces that will be sources of confidence for years to come – along with excellent technique on the scales and chords relevant to songwriting. I enjoy teaching a large variety of repertoire including Faber, Schaum, Bastien, and Alfred method books and I encourage my students to bring their favorite songs into lessons. I love when transfer students show their favorite songs to me and let me know their favorite aspects of a lesson.
I look forward to meeting you and your family…and helping you to develop a musical practice that everyone enjoys.