MUSIC TEACHER BIOS
29 years teaching experience Beginner through Advanced
Lou began playing guitar at 12 years old and in high school began to play professionally. In 1990, he was hired to be the General Manager of F Sharp Music in Coral Springs and a year later became their head teacher. Lou opened A Major Music/ Coral Springs Music in 1996 and in 1997 started the Floyd Experience, a Pink Floyd tribute band. A Major Music/ Coral Springs Music was open for 20 years and was a staple in the community, offering a safe place for children to learn and grow while surrounded in a family oriented atmosphere. Lou’s teaching methods are a combination of theory and performance. Students learn about music while playing and learning the songs they enjoy. Lou teaches beginning to advanced, scale and chord theory, improvisation, technique, ear training and of course live performance training. Lou has been running a Youth Rock Band since 2007, promoting friendship and musical interest and a strong work ethic in young musicians. Lou can teach: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, and Bass Guitar as well as most Styles and Genres
30 years teaching experience: Beginner through Advanced
3rd generation piano instructor
Began playing piano at age 3 with over 35 years performance and recording experience.
Studied Jazz piano and advanced theory under recording artist Wally Cirillo late 1970’s.
Classically trained under Victor De Deigo out of the University of Miami.
Studio session player recording credits on RCA, BMG, and several independent labels.
Excellent sense of counterpoint, fingering, improvisation, theory and reading techniques.
Actively performing with 49 Ford, Wild Eyed Cats, Forever After More and YOLO.
Diane E. Korzen
A.k.a. “Diane the Piano Teacher”
Diane has taught beginning, intermediate and advanced piano at Markee Studios since 2014. She has worked with students of all ages -- children, teens, and young adults -- on learning to read piano music, Classical techniques and artistry, learning to play from a rock chord chart, and mastering a few jazz tunes. Mentors students and encourages them to find their own voice on the piano.
Singer/Songwriter and Vocal Coach Nathalie Bretoneche (Nathalie Nesh) was born in Sweden.
Having a Swedish mother and a Peruvian father, plus growing up in Spain, truly made Nathalie an artist with a very diverse musical influence. She started her musical education at an early age, and focused on training with World Renowned Vocal Coaches when she arrived to the United States. Her teachers had Alicia Keys, Shakira, Ricky Martin, etc as clients, she trained intensely with them for years, both in Miami and New York. She also lived in Lima, Peru for a couple of years, where her Vocal Coaching Career was very successful and gave her the opportunity to teach Workshops, Church Choirs as well as private lessons. Nathalie has many years of experience Performing in different International Stages, has recorded music for T.V shows, Radio Jingles, coached artists on entire Albums as well as worked as a Vocal Producer and Background Singer in the Studio. At the moment, she is the Founder of South Florida’s XUberance Band performing constantly and is currently recording her Original Project called “Emersion”.
Nathalie’s teaches “Speech Level Singing” Technique, which teaches her students to sing just the way they speak, comfortably and naturally. Getting rid of imitations. Her approach is very unique, since it focuses on releasing blockages created by fears and insecurities in order to open up the voice. Her classes help her students understand the “Psychology of Singing” and connect with their Inner Child, which helps them stay in the moment, connected to their feelings instead of their mind. Singing turns to enjoyment instead of over-thinking, re-programming thoughts from negative to positive and loving ones. Students also learn about Body language, Stage Presence, Public Speaking, etc Classes are fun and results happen in the very first class.
Gary has been a featured lead singer in South Florida bands for over 30 years. Currently appearing with the Wolfepak Band and international touring band “The Long Run”.
He has trained with off Broadway vocal teacher Darrell Dell and Cathy Cahill.
Gary has taught voice at many performing arts theaters and performing arts camps. He specializes in improving one's range, breathing techniques and strong vocal balance which allows you to sing for long periods at a time without fatigue or strain!