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!

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Olga Watkins

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

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

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

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

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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Martha Morgan

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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Melanie Henry

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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Jenese Harvey

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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Jordan Swett

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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Katy Madson

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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Michelle Basaldua

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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Lauren Battles

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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