Band Instrument Teachers
Katherine Nicklin (Flute/Recorder)
Ms. Nicklin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Flute Performance and Master of Arts in Music Education from UCF. She is the Adjunct Instructor of flute at Valencia Community College and Lake Highland Prep. As a flute and recorder specialist, clinician, and adjudicator in Central Florida for over 30 years, her students have achieved numerous local, state, and national honors. She teaches all ages from young children to adults.
Ray Caron (Flute, Clarinet, Sax)
Mr. Caron has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Rhode Island. He was the staff musician at Walt Disney for 23 years and was on the road with Glenn Miller Orchestra for 2 years. He has played with many named acts and Broadway shows. Ray has over 25 years of teaching experience.
Joseph Montijo (Trumpet, Bugle Trombone, Baritone, )
Orlando native Joseph Montijo was raised through the same program he now teaches for in Orange County, He has taught students from age 6-88 and has played for several Jazz, Latin, and rock/ska bands in Orlando. With 16 years experience playing brass and as a nationally certified personal trainer, he combines music and the principles of fitness to develop students into strong musicians.
Scott McCord (Percussion)
PhD. from the University of Central Florida, M. M.E. from Indiana University. He was a Principal Timpanist for the I.U. Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic Band. Scott was also Principal Percussionist for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. His percussion teaching experience includes jazz, rock, marching, orchestral styles in timpani, snare, mallets, keyboard percussion and drum set. Composer/Conductor Florida Percussion Ensemble, Clinician, Adjudicator with over 30 years teaching experience.