Meet the team.

Carlann Evans

Violin & Viola
Celebrating 20 years with the Sarasota Orchestra, Carlann says, "I love teaching ! I love performing."

Jeff Thall

Continuing a long career of songwriting, producing, and performing, Jeff is honored to give this next generation the awesome gift of music.

Christopher Daige

Flute & Saxophone
A local music educator since 2005, Chris is witness to the power of music in our local schools. He is passionate about teaching music to eager students.

Stephanie Daige

Oboe, Bassoon, & Clarinet
Stephanie love to inspire students and teach them to express themselves through music. She performs, composes, arranges music all over the Tampa Bay Area.

Dr. Glen Olsen

Handbells & SOMA Director
Glen was raised in a musical home, studied music, worship and art history and served churches in NYC, west Texas and SW Florida. He is the kindest person you will ever meet.

Herb Bruce

Low Brass
Aside from designing and building some of the world's finest trombones, Bruce has been investing in students for more than 30 years.

Kevin Voigt

Acoustic & Bass Guitar
A native of the Southside of Chicago, Kevin could not stop playing music even if he wanted to. He has toured and played with countless bands across the country.

Melissa Gibson

A veteran of public music education from Kindergarten through college, Melissa loves music. She is excited to share her love of learning music with you.

Matthew McKenzie

Directing choirs of all ages all over the USA, Matt is passionate about teaching singers to express themselves with the only musical instrument God gave everyone: the human voice.

Karen Schottleutner

Vocal Instructor
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Cindy Scaruffi-Klispie

Steve Lantanison

Violin, Guitar, & Steel Guitar
Aside from being a world-class trumpeter, Cindy is a world-class person. Learning the trumpet from her will be one of the best experiences you will ever have.
As a Berklee School of Music graduate, he has played and recorded the fiddle, pedal and lap steel, banjo, dobro, mandolin, six, and twelve string guitars. He loves anything with strings.