Instructors

Take A Pique At Our Instructors

As a collaborative music institution, we are Fort Walton Beach’s only community music institution dedicated only to music performance education. We have a large variety of instrument/music component instruction with a promise to provide high-level services and help in an individual’s desire to Grow Their Gift.

Every day is a new adventure inside the walls of the Conservatory. Just take a look at all the gift growing!

Olga Watkins

Our guests are welcomed into our exciting atmosphere where Ms. Olga is ready to serve students and their families! She’s got all the answers and will make your experience with us an enjoyable one!

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Ash Faircloth

The quality of our top local choral programs is sure to be sustained with Ms. Ash as one of our Vocal instructors. Students studying under her will gain incredible knowledge of how to perfect their gift!

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Tony Williams

Guitar students are in for a real treat when studying with us. Students can expect to learn the proper way to develop their gift on the instrument they love. Students can study acoustic, electric, or bass guitar.

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Debra Winningham

Piano students of all ages study with Ms. Debra. She is known for making her students feel welcome in her studio, as they learn from a fundamental level and can expect to grow quickly in their playing ability!

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Clint Morgan

The Low Brass section is the most powerful in all ensembles. Mr. Clint is a previous band director and understands the importance of the lowest voices in an ensemble. Study trombone, tuba, or baritone.

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Melanie Henry

Some of the most beautiful instruments in any classical ensemble are the oboe, English horn, and bassoon. Ms. Melanie has many years of experience perfecting her performance on these instruments.

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Lauren Battles

Beginning violinists study with Ms. Lauren. Her lifelong playing experience includes professional performances and even creating her own violin curriculum. Students of any age are welcome in her studio.

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Michelle Basaldua

Michelle is an outstanding musician and former band director! She is able to teach flute through all playing levels. In addition to that, she’s able to teach all band instruments, voice, ukulele, and guitar!

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Jordan Swett

With a Master’s degree in Classical Performance, Ms. Jordan is eager to take all of her voice students to the next level! She is prepared to bring out the very best in each vocalist of any genre through breathing, diction, and voicing techniques.

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Martha Morgan

Ms. Martha is a dedicated Strings instructor from the great state of Texas! She brings years of expertise to the Conservatory ready to strengthen our orchestral community! Study violin, viola, cello, and double bass!

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Jenese Harvey

Clarinet, saxophone, and flute students are taught from a fundamental level preparing them for all levels and many genres of music. With over 30 years’ experience, Ms. Jenese is sure to help students reach their goals!

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Katy Madson

In our area, finding an instructor to study with for the French Horn could prove to be a little bit of a struggle. The Conservatory is blessed to have Ms. Katy as a well-rounded musician who specializes in French Horn and instructs trumpet as a next level favorite!

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Joshua Williams

Joshua is an active clinician, composer, and educator and now serves students at the Conservatory to achieve higher levels in music performance.

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Laura Zaniolo-Regenold

A percussionist from Italy, Ms. Laura has an extensive musical background and is ready to share her gift with students at the Conservatory!

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Matt Nunes

Low brass instructor and composer, Mr. Matt is an incredible asset to the Conservatory.

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Rachel Hidalgo

A clarinetist from right here in Okaloosa County, Rachel has earned her place in the music community as a performer and instructor. Fun fact: She was the the Drum Major for the UF Gator Band!

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Veronica Conner

Veronica Conner is a classically trained Bassoonist and serves as the Conservatory’s Baby Bops and Home School Music class instructor.

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