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Piano & Keyboard

Instructors


Bryan Macke
Piano, Cello, Keyboard, Violin

Bryan Macke is a native of Indiana.  He began his musical studies there on viola at the age of 10.  He added violin, piano, and cello as a teenager.  He studied music at Indiana State University where he also received his Masters in Education.  He has been teaching privately for over 20 years.  He has played with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, The Terre Haute Sinfonietta, and the Indianapolis Philharmonic.  He currently plays with the Suncoast Symphony Orchestra and the Pinellas Park Community Orchestra.  He also plays in two chamber groups and freelances as a soloist.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time at the beach, attending live music events, and spending time with family and friends.


Del Coy
Piano, Voice

Del began his love of music at an early age, singing at 15 months old, and has continued to nurture that love of music his entire life.  He studied voice, vocal arranging, live sound reinforcement and studio recording techniques in the Commercial Music program at Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, VA.  While at Shenandoah, he had the privilege of singing under the direction of Grammy Award winner, Robert Shafer.  He had the distinct honor of performing with the Washington Oratorio Society which performed the Verdi Requiem, Belshazzar's Feast and Poulenc's Gloria with the National Symphony Orchestra and soloists from Metropolitan Opera at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.  He also studied voice and was a vocal arranger for the jazz ensemble at Carnegie Mellon University.  Del has over 20 years of professional and semi-professional experience in a cappella performance and arranging.  His career has taken him all over the country, including performing at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida.  He toured with the national touring a cappella group Four Shado, and had performed with the a cappella vocal group, Blue Jupiter.  He also performed with the vocal group, Metro, on board Celebrity Curises in the Caribbean.  In addition to his a cappella vocal expertise, Del is also highly skilled at beatbox/vocal percussion, scat singing and vocal instrument imitation.  Del has served as a Competition Judge in both the high school and collegiate levels (ICCA, ICHSA), and has coordinated and led workshops in improvisation, sight reading, and arranging for high school a cappella competitors.  As an editorial staff writer for the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America, Del has also contributed special features and artist promotions for CASA's on line magazine.  


Susan Pierce Uibel
Piano

Susan grew up in New Brunswick, Canada, where she studied piano under a private teacher who used the Mount Allison University Course in music.  She was eventually switched to the McGill Conservatory Course when she moved and had a New England Conservatory teacher who used this course.  In both Mount Allison and McGill Conservatory courses, she was given yearly exams, which tested on piano repertoire, anural and theory, as well as technique.  All exams were given by a professor from the University or Conservatory and were completed successfully in 1965 when Susan received her final grade Ten Certificate.  Susan was then trained in Radio, Television and Theater at the Leland Powers School in Boston, where she graduated on the Dean's LIst in 1967. Upon moving to New Jersey, she became a free lance writer of commercial scripts for Diversified Production Resources.  She taught piano there from 1975 until moving to Florida in 1979.  In Florida, Sue has been working as a teacher of piano and also of Theatre in private schools in St. Petersburg.  They include Gingerbread (which is now Westchester), Shorecrest, St. Raphael's, Grace Lutheran, Canterbury, and others.  She has taught after-school programs for which Susan wrote music, utilized background music as aids in the production of plays, classical and various other types of music, in scripts that helped children with entrance cues and broadened their knowledge of music and its importance.  Susan joined the Music Teachers Association in 1989 and has been active and teaching privately for many years.  Susan teaches all kinds of music and always aims to stimulate the love for, and the challenge of, learning music.  She centers on the classical method, and developing good technique to maintain a strong physique at the piano.  Susan also performs in the local community for various functions.  

 

   


Svetlana Rubinchik
Piano, Keyboard

Svetlana comes to The Bringe School of Music from her homeland in Kiev, Ukraine! She's graced us with her presence since 2003, although she's been teaching for well over 30 years. With her Master's Degree in music from the Kiev Conservatory, her specialty is piano and music theory. In addition, she holds a BA degree in psychology from the University of South Florida! She performs in various piano recitals at the Music Gallery in Clearwater and Plaza IV in Tampa. Her hobbies include poetry, reading, and composing music.


Kathy Turgeon
Piano, Theory

Kathy has been teaching piano in individual and group settings since 1978. She teaches children and adults, providing students with fundamental music, listening, analytical, and whole body skills that enhance the individual student's ability to explore and enjoy playing the piano. Kathy is a former active member of the local, state and national Music Teachers Associations. Her students have participated in a variety of events held by the local Music Teachers Association and many of them have received honors at those events. Kathy has also adjudicated student performances at various events through the Tampa Federation of Music Clubs of America. She is a graduate (with honors) of St. Petersburg College, holds her Bachelor of Music in Piano and Music Theory from the University of Tampa. Kathy's hobbies include playing the cello, writing poetry, photography, growing herbs and veggies, and a variety of other outdoor activities with her husband.


James Weaver
Piano, Keyboard

James has taken an interesting path to our School of Music. He was originally a student of Rosemary Paulsen (a wonderful piano instructor who was taken from us far too early). As James progressed, it was obvious that he was special. Beginning in 1996, James taught Rosemary's students during the summers, while she vacationed. This evolved into a full-time teaching position for James in 2001. James has his AA from St. Pete College and will be graduating with a BA in Human Development from Eckerd College in 2015. James also teaches with the SPC Lifelong learning program and is the accompanist at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He has released three albums of original music and arrangements which are available at www.cdbaby.com. He is the founder of the non-profit organization, Act One Arts Initiative, which provides scholarships to students for music lessons, instrument donations to students and teaching facilities, and offers accessible opportunities for the community to experience live performing arts. His outside interests include writing poetry, hosting monthly movie nights at his home, and enjoying his cats.


Bringe School Of Music

2143—First Avenue, N.

St. Petersburg, FL 33713

727-822-7664

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Bringe School of Music

Hours of Operation

Day

Open

Close

Monday

12:00

8:00

Tuesday

12:00

8:00

Wed

12:00

8:00

Thursday

12:00

8:00

Friday

closed

closed

Saturday

9:00

3:00


 

Bringe School Of Music

Educator Staff

Piano & Keyboard

Guitar & Bass

Drums & Percussion

Brass Instruments

Woodwinds

Voice

Orchestral Strings

 

 


Bringe Music believes in the intrinsic value of music in our society and is committed to the promotion and furtherance of music education to students of all ages and ability. We believe the benefits of learning and playing music are ones that can be experienced by anyone who has the desire and it is our goal to provide a comfortable place to learn as well as a professional staff of experienced educators committed to assisting in that learning process.