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Daniel Dekonty, Piano and Voice Teacher Daniel   K.   DeKonty,   Jr.   is   currently   President   of   the   Baldwin   County   Music Teacher’s    Association,    the    local    association    for    the    MTNA.    He    earned    a Bachelor   of Arts   in   Music   with   an   emphasis   in   piano   and   voice   from   Kennesaw State   University.   Daniel   also   studied   undergraduate   music   at   Shorter   College and   Lee   University   as   well   as   post-graduate   work   in   music   education   at   West Georgia University. Daniel   has   been   involved   in   music   education   and   performance   over   the   last twenty   years.   Daniel   has   worked   as   director   of   music   and   fine   arts   at   West Union   Baptist   Church,   Gray’s   Chapel A.M.E.   church,   Church   on   the   Word,   and First Assembly   of   God.   He   believes   that   a   good   musician   should   be   capable   of performing    multiple    genres    of    music    and    teaches    his    students    based    on bringing out their strengths in the styles they enjoy and can most excel in. Daniel   has   been   in   many   choral   and   performance   groups   through   his   music   career.   He   has   performed   in   France,   Germany, Austria,   Switzerland   and   Russia.   A   background   vocalist   for   live   performances   by   Alvin   Slaughter,   Ron   Kenoly,   Lily   Knowles, and   Karen   Wheaton;   He   has   also   been   involved   in   recordings   for   Integrity   Music,   Brentwood   Records,   Benson   and   Pathway Press.
Daniel Dekonty, Piano Teacher at Spanish Fort Academy of Music
Austin Boyett, Piano Teacher Austin   Boyett   has   been   studying   music   since   the   age   of   eight.   Through many   choral   experiences   and   private   lessons,   he   realized   a   skilled   and passionate   teacher   can   change   the   world   and   set   out   to   truly   make   a difference. Austin   is   currently   the   assistant   choral/piano   director   at   both   Fairhope High   School   and   Fairhope   Middle   School. Austin   has   spent   time   on   stage in   several   operatic   and   musical   theatre   roles,   including:   Man   in   Chair   in The   Drowsy   Chaperone,   Bela   Zangler   in   Crazy   for   You,   and   Antonio   in The   Gondoliers.   In   addition   to   performing,   he   has   been   a   part   of   the music   directing   team   for   a   number   of   stage   productions.   Austin   loves watching   students   progress   and   lives   for   the   moment   when   they   grasp   a new concept. Austin   received   his   Bachelor's   in   Music   Education   from   the   University   of   Mobile   in   2017   and   believes   that   the   best   teachers are lifelong learners.
Austin Boyett, Piano Teacher, Spanish Fort, AL Austin Boyett, Piano Teacher, Spanish Fort, AL
Open Monday- Saturday 10 - 5
Kedra Kinney, Violin and Viola Teacher Kedra   has   played   violin   since   starting   at   the   age   of   nine   in   a   fourth   grade string   class.   She   knows   the   value   of   both   the   school   orchestra   setting and   private   lessons.   She   credits   her   early   violin   teachers   with   passing   on a   passion   for   music   by   learning   a   repertoire   of   violin   classics   and   moving ahead   with   challenging   and   enjoyable   music.   Kedra   desires   to   pass   on that    passion    for    music    to    her    students.    Kedra    values    the    benefit    of playing   an   instrument   with   skill   and   the   ability   to   pick   it   up   and   play anytime,   anywhere,   and   for   any   occasion.   She   endeavors   to   pass   onto students a joy in performing and sharing their music with others. Kedra   has   over   ten   years   of   teaching   experience.   In   addition   to   teaching private    violin    lessons,    she    has    taught    general    music    and    orchestra classes at schools in Idaho, Washington, and Minnesota. Kedra   played   violin   with   the   Everett   Symphony   and   currently   plays   at   her   church,   Zion   Lutheran   in   Silverhill.   From   2001   to 2011   she   worked   as   an   ethnomusicologist   specialist   with   Lutheran   Bible Translators   -   facilitating   and   conducting   songwriting and audio drama workshops in Botswana, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon. Kedra   holds   a   Master   of   Arts   in   Ethnomusicology   from   Bethel   University,   St.   Paul,   Minnesota   and   a   Bachelor   of   Music, music education major, from the University of Wyoming.
Kedra Kinney, Violin and Viola Teacher
Private Piano and Voice Lessons are $100 a month with a 30 minute lesson once a week.
Michelle L. Gray, Piano Teacher Michelle   L.   Gray   began   piano   at   age   8,   joining   band   and   choir   at   the same   time.   During   high   school,   she   decided   to   take   time   off   from   lessons but    continued    to    accompany    the    Junior    and    Senior    High    choirs.    She attended   Concordia   University   in   Ann   Arbor,   MI,   earning   her   Bachelor   of Arts   degree   in   church   music   and   piano   pedagogy.   While   there,   she   once again   felt   drawn   to   the   piano,   taking   lessons   again   as   well   as   learning   to play organ. Michelle also expanded her music skills into voice and flute. After    graduation,    she    has    had    the    privilege    of    serving    at    several congregations including: Redeemer Lutheran Church, Gresham, OR Fairlawn Independent Living Gresham, OR Calvary Lutheran Church, Lincoln Park, MI Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Dearborn, MI Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church, Ann Arbor, MI Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Livonia, MI St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Richville, MI Michelle   wants   to   share   her   love   of   music   with   her   students   and   enjoys   watching   them   as   they   progress   and   express themselves. She has relocated from Michigan to join the Academy and work as a piano technician.
Hannah Roberts, Piano Teacher, Spanish Fort, AL
Hannah Koruschak, Piano Teacher Hannah   Koruschak   began   studying   piano   at   age   six.   Due   to   family   circumstances   she studied   under   multiple   teachers.   While   she   flourished   in   spite   of   change,   It   exposed   to   her the   value   of   consistent   training   and   teachers   who   challenge   their   students   in   every   aspect   of music. Hannah   earned   a   Bachelor   of   Arts   degree   in   Piano   Performance   from   Pensacola   Christian College   in   2015   and   is   currently   working   on   her   Master   of   Music   in   Piano   Performance. As   a piano   teacher,   her   desire   is   sharing   her   passion   and   love   of   music   while   giving   well-rounded musical   training   to   each   and   every   one   of   her   students.   She   has   enjoyed   teaching   students of   various   ages   and   skill   and   loves   to   see   the   excitement   of   students   when   they   grasp   a   new musical concept or technique.
Hannah Koruschak, Piano Teacher, Spanish Fort, Alabama
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Meet our Instructors

Daniel Dekonty, Piano and Voice Teacher Daniel   K.   DeKonty,   Jr.   is   currently   President   of   the Baldwin    County    Music    Teacher’s    Association,    the local     association     for     the     MTNA.     He     earned     a Bachelor   of   Arts   in   Music   with   an   emphasis   in   piano and   voice   from   Kennesaw   State   University.   Daniel also   studied   undergraduate   music   at   Shorter   College and   Lee   University   as   well   as   post-graduate   work   in music education at West Georgia University. Daniel    has    been    involved    in    music    education    and performance   over   the   last   twenty   years.   Daniel   has worked   as   director   of   music   and   fine   arts   at   West Union   Baptist   Church,   Gray’s   Chapel   A.M.E.   church, Church   on   the   Word,   and   First   Assembly   of   God.   He believes   that   a   good   musician   should   be   capable   of performing   multiple   genres   of   music   and   teaches   his students   based   on   bringing   out   their   strengths   in   the styles they enjoy and can most excel in. Daniel   has   been   in   many   choral   and   performance groups   through   his   music   career.   He   has   performed in   France,   Germany, Austria,   Switzerland   and   Russia. A   background   vocalist   for   live   performances   by   Alvin Slaughter,    Ron    Kenoly,    Lily    Knowles,    and    Karen Wheaton;   He   has   also   been   involved   in   recordings   for Integrity    Music,    Brentwood    Records,    Benson    and Pathway Press.
Daniel Dekonty, Piano Teacher

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Austin Boyett, Piano Teacher Austin   Boyett   has   been   studying   music   since   the   age of    eight.    Through    many    choral    experiences    and private   lessons,   he   realized   a   skilled   and   passionate teacher   can   change   the   world   and   set   out   to   truly make a difference. Austin   is   currently   the   assistant   choral/piano   director at   both   Fairhope   High   School   and   Fairhope   Middle School.   Austin   has   spent   time   on   stage   in   several operatic   and   musical   theatre   roles,   including:   Man   in Chair    in    The    Drowsy    Chaperone,    Bela    Zangler    in Crazy    for   You,    and   Antonio    in   The    Gondoliers.    In addition   to   performing,   he   has   been   a   part   of   the music     directing     team     for     a     number     of     stage productions. Austin   loves   watching   students   progress and   lives   for   the   moment   when   they   grasp   a   new concept. Austin   received   his   Bachelor's   in   Music   Education from   the   University   of   Mobile   in   2017   and   believes that the best teachers are lifelong learners.
Hannah Roberts, Piano Teacher, Spanish Fort, AL Hannah Roberts, Piano Teacher, Spanish Fort, AL
Open Monday- Saturday 10 - 5
Kedra Kinney, Violin and Viola Teacher Kedra   has   played   violin   since   starting   at   the   age   of nine   in   a   fourth   grade   string   class.   She   knows   the value    of    both    the    school    orchestra    setting    and private     lessons.     She     credits     her     early     violin teachers   with   passing   on   a   passion   for   music   by learning   a   repertoire   of   violin   classics   and   moving ahead   with   challenging   and   enjoyable   music.   Kedra desires   to   pass   on   that   passion   for   music   to   her students.   Kedra   values   the   benefit   of   playing   an instrument   with   skill   and   the   ability   to   pick   it   up   and play   anytime,   anywhere,   and   for   any   occasion.   She endeavors     to     pass     onto     students     a     joy     in performing and sharing their music with others. Kedra   has   over   ten   years   of   teaching   experience. In   addition   to   teaching   private   violin   lessons,   she has   taught   general   music   and   orchestra   classes   at schools in Idaho, Washington, and Minnesota. Kedra   played   violin   with   the   Everett   Symphony   and currently    plays    at    her    church,    Zion    Lutheran    in Silverhill.   From   2001   to   2011   she   worked   as   an ethnomusicologist    specialist    with    Lutheran    Bible Translators   -   facilitating   and   conducting   songwriting and   audio   drama   workshops   in   Botswana,   Namibia, Sierra     Leone,     Liberia,     Ghana,     Nigeria,     and Cameroon. Kedra   holds   a   Master   of   Arts   in   Ethnomusicology from   Bethel   University,   St.   Paul,   Minnesota   and   a Bachelor   of   Music,   music   education   major,   from   the University of Wyoming.
Hannah Roberts, Piano Teacher, Spanish Fort, AL
Private Piano and Voice lessons are $100 a month with a 30 minute lesson once a week.
Michelle L. Gray, Piano Teacher Michelle   L.   Gray   began   piano   at   age   8,   joining band   and   choir   at   the   same   time.   During   high school,   she   decided   to   take   time   off   from   lessons but    continued    to    accompany    the    Junior    and Senior    High    choirs.    She    attended    Concordia University   in   Ann   Arbor,   MI,   earning   her   Bachelor of    Arts     degree     in     church     music     and     piano pedagogy.   While   there,   she   once   again   felt   drawn to    the    piano,    taking    lessons    again    as    well    as learning   to   play   organ.   Michelle   also   expanded her music skills into voice and flute. After    graduation,    she    has    had    the    privilege    of serving at several congregations including: Redeemer Lutheran Church, Gresham, OR Fairlawn Independent Living Gresham, OR Calvary Lutheran Church, Lincoln Park, MI Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Dearborn, MI Divine     Shepherd     Lutheran     Church,     Ann Arbor, MI Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Livonia, MI St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Richville, MI Michelle   wants   to   share   her   love   of   music   with   her students    and    enjoys    watching    them    as    they progress and express themselves. She    has    relocated    from    Michigan    to    join    the Academy and work as a piano technician.
Hannah Roberts, Piano Teacher, Spanish Fort, AL
Hannah Koruschak, Piano Teacher Hannah   Koruschak   began   studying   piano   at   age   six. Due    to    family    circumstances    she    studied    under multiple    teachers.    While    she    flourished    in    spite    of change,    It    exposed    to    her    the    value    of    consistent training   and   teachers   who   challenge   their   students   in every aspect of music. Hannah   earned   a   Bachelor   of   Arts   degree   in   Piano Performance    from    Pensacola    Christian    College    in 2015   and   is   currently   working   on   her   Master   of   Music in   Piano   Performance. As   a   piano   teacher,   her   desire is   sharing   her   passion   and   love   of   music   while   giving well-rounded   musical   training   to   each   and   every   one of   her   students.   She   has   enjoyed   teaching   students of    various    ages    and    skill    and    loves    to    see    the excitement    of    students    when    they    grasp    a    new musical concept or technique.
Hannah Koruschak, Piano Teacher, Spanish Fort, Alabama