Welcome to A Noteworthy Music Studio Meet Our Incredible Teachers
Although she started as a classically trained pianist and singer, Rebekah believes that all music is relevant to learning, and branched out her teaching styles to include everything from Opera to Rap (“Hamilton”, anyone?), and even screaming rock technique. Her piano and voice students alike use the latest app technology to hone their skills, making lessons with her the epitome of 21st century learning.
Rebekah has a BA in Vocal Music from Morehead State University and all the three levels of certification in Commercial Contemporary Music from Shenandoah University’s prestigious CCM Institute. She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.
Hayley Pflug, a native of Gulf Port, Mississippi, began her musical training at Florida State College at Jacksonville, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Workman. After receiving her AA, Hayley moved to Winter Park, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Rollins College. She is classically trained and proficient in vocal rock and jazz styles.
In 2016, Hayley collaborated with fellow-Rollins alum Ben Wozniak to form the duo True Sound. Together they have been featured on WPRK, as well as providing live music for Roque Pub, The Brass Tap, Interlachen Country Club and many Rollins receptions, where she continues to perform regularly. Hayley was a soloist in the “Crazy for You” Musical Revue at Rollins College, and in Summer 2017, she performed on a tour of Germany and the Czech Republic with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park. In Summer 2018, Hayley sang in the choir for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ — in Concert, at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Hayley is an intern for Dr. Phillips School of the Arts WeBop program, under the direction of Michelle Mailhot. She also serves as soprano section leader at First Baptist Church Winter Park, where she enjoys singing in the choir and Praise Team, as well as musical directing for their children’s’ programs.
Elizabeth (Beth) Lanza is so excited to join the team at A Noteworthy Music Studio. Originally from Chicago, Beth received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at Illinois Wesleyan University. She grew up playing piano and singing so much that her mother had to make the rule “no singing at the table”. She is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association and spent many years on the musical theater stage. Her all time favorite roles include Nellie Forbush in South Pacific at the Lincolnshire Marriott Theater (Jeff Award Nomination) and Belle in Beauty and the Beast at Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater (Denver Post Nomination). Beth has spent some time in Florida before when she sang multiple roles with Disney Cruise Line and is excited to experience a Florida “winter”.
Back in Chicago and even a short stint in exotic Cincinnati, Beth has been teaching voice and piano for (yikes) nearly 10 years. She recently went back to school and earned her master’s degree in Communication Disorders; she currently works full time as a Speech Language Pathologist. Even though her full time job is no longer in music, Beth can’t stay away from teaching voice and piano and is thrilled to be a part of this energetic team.
Hannah Stokes is a local singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Orlando, Florida. Since she was 13 years old, she has been writing and composing original music and at 16 she released her first EP. She has been performing professionally in the Central Florida area ever since and has worked as a recording artist alongside other local talent.
Hannah began her formal education at Valencia College studying Jazz Vocal Performance under Michelle Mailhot as well as studied piano and guitar. During this time she also gained experience in musical theater, contemporary religious music, commercial music, and recording arts. She plans to continue studying at Rollins College in the Commercial Music program.
When not studying or working, Hannah can be found enjoying local live jazz, producing original music for upcoming releases and performing with her band around town.
Other fun facts from Hannah:
Her favorite color is maroon, and she looovvves strawberry cheesecake ice cream. Be sure to ask her about that volcano she climbed in Guatemala. When she was 8. And it was an active volcano. Whaatt?
She was also an intern under Michelle Mailhot for WeeBop at the DPPAC performing arts school.
Ruth Kern is a pianist and vocalist born and raised right here in Central Florida. She has always been drawn to music because of its ability to surpass the mind and reach directly into our hearts. She loves not only chasing the inner workings of harmonies and melodies herself, but also igniting a similar passion in her students.
Ruth’s musical story began with piano lessons as a child but she did not decide to pursue it as a career until she became a music major at Seminole State College where she earned her Associates in Piano Performance. She is currently studying as a double major in both piano and voice to receive her Bachelor’s degree from Rollins College in 2021. She is a worship leader at her church and is the director of the youth band there.
From Contemporary to Classical, Ruth is a fan of just about any kind of music! If you asked her what her hobby is, she would say practice 🙂 But if you can pull her away from the piano and microphone for a minute, she also enjoys traveling, learning new things, and hugs from good friends. Her favorite color is purple and her favorite ice cream is chocolate, with something chocolate in it, with more chocolate drizzled on top. Because….chocolate. Little known fact: she studied a style of martial arts called CuongNhu for several years and earned her brown belt!