Ernesta Chicklowski earned her Music Education degree from The Florida State University, She teaches full time at Roosevelt Elementary School in South Tampa where she has been named as Teacher of the Year in 2002 and 2012. Ernesta has been named as Hillsborough County's 2014 Elementary Music Educator of the Year. Mrs. Chick serves as the President Elect of the Florida Elementary Music Educators Association. Her expertise in educational practices, conducting, elementary music education has afforded her the opportunity to present in symposiums and workshops on the state and national level. She holds certifications in Orff-Schulwerk I, Little Kids Rock I & II, and World Music Drumming I. Her passion for the arts outside of the classroom inspired her to create The Studio of South Tampa.
Andrew Emery received a Bachelor of Arts in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. Mr. Emery has enjoyed performing with multiple companies in diverse settings, including Walt Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" through AEA. He has been a part of multiple performances and recordings with the New York Philharmonic and New York Choral Artists at Lincoln Center, Philadelphia Orchestra at the Academy of Music, San Fransisco Symphony, and the Mid-America Productions at Carnegie Hall. In addition, Mr. Emery has been featured in the Macys Day Parade with Voice Vesra, an acapella group with which he toured nationally. Mr. Emery teaches music at Bridge Prep public/charter school at St. John's in Tampa and also has his own private practice teaching vocal technique and piano. He is continuing his performance career in the Tampa Bay area with the St. Petersburg Opera Company, Tampa Opera and is looking forward to working with the Show Stoppers, private vocal and piano students.
Fiorella Tangherlini earned her BA in music and her MD in Education from The University of Tampa. She is currently the music educator at Tinker Elementary in South Tampa.. Fiorella is classically trained in piano and voice and throughly enjoys educating children. She is also certified in "Little Kids Rock" which is a modern band in the elementary classroom. She was also nominated for the "Risng star Award" in Hillsborough County for her outstanding work with the children. It is evident that she loves working with the children at the studio.
Joel Jackson has been teaching for over seven years and is no stranger to the stage. While majoring in music performance at the University of West Georgia, he performed with jazz ensembles, guitar quartets, and percussion ensembles. He also performed many solo classical guitar recitals. The only thing he loves more than performing, is teaching and sharing music.
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My lessons generally include three parts with content depending on your level of experience: technique, repertoire, and theory. I am an enthusiastic although laid back teacher, however I do push my students in order for them to realize their inner musician. I like to have fun with lessons because music is fun and I enjoy it. I hope you do too!