About Us


Grow and Sing About Us

Our licensed, skilled and caring teaching staff is fully dedicated to delivering your family the highest quality and most enjoyable experience possible. Our goal for each and every class is to lead you through an enriching experience with care and compassion. All of our Licensed Kindermusik Educators are background checked and participate in ongoing professional development to ensure curriculum in class is always new and exciting! Our staff are all wonderful musicians and teachers, and we truly LOVE what we do. Together, for 6 years running, we have achieved Kindermusik Maestro Conductor’s Circle Status, which means we are in the top 1% of Kindermusik teams worldwide. Our team is currently ranked #20 out of more than 5000 programs in the world. Come experience one of the best! We can’t wait to see you in class!

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Meet Our Team

Holly Lesnick
Holly Lesnick
Owner/Director
Licensed Kindermusik Educator

Holly Lesnick has had a love for music her entire life. She is a graduate of Florida State University School of Music in Voice, and holds a Bachelors of Music in Music Therapy with a minor in Psychology. Holly is a Licensed Kindermusik Educator and Owner/Director of Grow and Sing Studios. She has been teaching Kindermusik classes since November, 2002, and has loved every minute of it. Her studio has achieved the Kindermusik Maestro award for many years from Kindermusik International and is in the Conductors Circle Top 1% in the world. Her program is ranked #20 out of 5000+ programs in the world, and won “Best Music Class” for 2008 and 2009 and “Best Party Entertainer” for 2010 in the Orlando Nickelodeon Parent’s Picks Awards.

She is the Market Advisor in Florida for Kindermusik International, and the State Representative of the Florida Partnership of Kindermusik Educators Chapter. She is the creator of the DVD “Connect Through Music”. Her mission is to reach as many families as possible with Kindermusik. Holly has previously worked as a Music Therapist, Activities Director and Private Vocal Instructor, sharing her high energy and love for music with high quality leadership, guidance and education.

Holly is a proud mother of two children who sincerely believes in the value of early childhood music education. She looks forward to continuing her Kindermusik journey for years to come while spending the rest of her time at home raising her daughter Anna and her son Aiden. She is honored to be part of such an amazing program and a large international network of licensed Kindermusik educators.


Will Lesnick
Will Lesnick
Co-Owner
Licensed Simply Music Teacher
Licensed Kindermusik Educator

Will Lesnick has always had a love for music. He started learning piano at the age of 6 in Miami, FL. He has 9 years of traditional piano lessons. He also plays saxophone (alto and tenor) and bass clarinet. Will has played in various marching, concert and jazz bands throughout the years. He was a member of the Florida State University Concert Band playing bass clarinet. He also played alto saxophone in the Valencia Community College Jazz Band in Orlando, FL. He is husband to owner/director of Grow and Sing Studios, Holly Lesnick, and is a proud dad to their two children Anna and Aiden. Until now, Will has worked behind the scenes at Grow and Sing Studios (if you’ve ever called us, you’ve spoken to Will), but is truly excited to expand his skills and creativity by teaching Simply Music to children through adults as well.



Lisa Petko
Lisa Petko
Licensed Kindermusik Educator

Lisa was influenced by music at a very early age. Family gatherings seemed to always end up at the piano with voices blending in perfect harmony. She majored in Music Education in College, Vocal emphasis, and trained at Yamaha’s Music In Education Program. She sings, plays the piano and ukulele. Lisa taught a granted position to a local inner-city school through VH1′s Save the Music Foundation. While teaching MIE curriculum to Pre-K-1st graders, she developed a passion for teaching “little” ones music. Through this program she saw firsthand the positive effect music can have on a child’s over all development and education. Lisa is a wife and mother of two beautiful children, Caleb, and Hannah. She and her husband are Associate Pastors of a local Church where she Leads Worship and loves to teach the children how to use the “Fine Art’s” in Ministry.


Leslie Watson
Leslie Watson
Licensed Kindermusik Educator

Leslie Watson has been in love with music since she can remember! Raised in church, she started singing when she was 4 and hasn’t stopped since. Leslie attended Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers as a Theater major where she played numerous rolls. Leslie has worked in Osceola County as a literacy paraprofessional teaching children intensive reading skills. After her daughter was born she found Kindermusik and fell in love. Leslie sees firsthand how important Kindermusik is for creating a foundation based on a lifelong love of music and learning. She loves watching the joy on family’s faces when they experience Kindermusik.


Rachael Joachim
Rachael Joachim
Licensed Kindermusik Educator

Rachael Joachim’s affinity for children and their development match her love of music. She earned her Bachelor’s in Music Education and Voice from Florida State University. Rachael is currently a music teacher of elementary music in Orange County and was a member of the Orlando Opera Company Chorus for six years.

She feels blessed to bring her knowledge as a Licensed Kindermusik Educator and member of Grow and Sing Studios team to teach families the value and magic music can bring to their children’s lives. Rachael has seen firsthand the impact musical activities have on such an early age by bringing her two children to Kindermusik classes since they have been infants. She has been teaching Kindermusik classes since January 2004. Rachael has the best job in the world, watching you and your child grow and learn together through Kindermusik!


Angelyn Rhode
Angelyn Rhode
Licensed Kindermusik Educator

Angelyn Rhode grew up in a musical family with grandparents that played piano and guitar, a father who sings and plays string bass, and a mother who teaches piano. She was in her first musical at age 5 as a flower girl and has gone on to pursue her passion of musical theater. Angelyn spent 10 years working for Walt Disney World Entertainment bringing magic to children of all ages and currently works for Disney’s Youth Education Series and an facilitator and trainer. In addition, she is a teacher for local junior theaters Wekiva River Players and Winter Springs Performing Arts where she teaches ages 5 and up. She directed shows such as 101 Dalmations Kids, Alice in Wonderland Jr, and Mulan Jr. She loves seeing her students grow and develop their talent as young singers and actors. Angelyn is now bringing her love of music to little ones through Kindermusik and is honored to be a part of the Grow and Sing team.


Richard Peeples
Richard Peeples
Music for Aardvarks Teacher

Richard Peeples plays over 400 shows a year for children and their families. Richard was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and moved to Corinth, a small town in Mississippi, in sixth grade. He played in rock bands for many years, through high school and past college. Richard worked at Walt Disney World in Orlando, and also spent two summers as a ranger for the National Park Service in Colorado. For five years, Richard was a storyteller for the Orange County Florida Library. Mr. Richard has released two children’s albums, and now appears regularly with The Pound for full-on rocking for the kids. Richard has now joined the team at Grow and Sing Studios to teach “Music for Aardvarks” classes, and bring the very popular tunes featured on Nick Jr, and written by David Weinstone, to families in Orlando.


Holly Cook
Holly Cook
Licensed Kindermusik Educator

Holly Cook has been educating children in the Orlando area for eight years as a high school choral director. Joining the Kindermusik family at Grow and Sing Studios has been one of the most exciting and rewarding journeys of her professional career. Recently married, Holly also sings and performs with the Orlando Carolers, a seasonal caroling group, and is President of a non-profit organization named the Festival Singers of Florida which is a group of singing teachers from across Florida. Earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education in 2005, Holly recently completed her Master’s Degree, also in Choral Music Education, in 2010. She is excited to be a double graduate of the Florida State University!

Learning the ropes for Kindermusik was a magical experience for Holly as she saw her own nephew grow and discover during these amazing classes. Never has she seen the impact of such a wonderful curriculum which allows young people to be who they are, and celebrates the discoveries made during class, big and small. Holly believes that her job as a Kindermusik educator is to lead children to their own discoveries, and loves the moment when she sees that on a child’s face. She is excited to Grow and Sing with you!


Molly Kizzar
Molly Kizzar
Licensed Kindermusik Educator

Molly Kizzar developed a love for music when she was a young child and the passion hasn’t stopped growing since. At age 8, Molly started taking piano lessons and did so weekly through college. She attended Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, with an emphasis in piano and elementary music. Since graduating in 2008, Molly has lived in her home state of Louisiana and both South Florida and Central Florida- where she now resides with her wonderful and supportive husband, Mike. She taught elementary music for 2 years in Deerfield Beach, FL and 1 of those years included teaching high school chorus. She has enjoyed playing piano on worship teams of various churches in 3 different states. Along with the piano, she has recently loved learning to play the mandolin. She loves working with children and it makes her heart smile to watch their faces light up to music. Molly first learned about Kindermusik by watching her younger sisters go through the program and has always thought it might be such a rewarding career. She’s quickly realizing just how much fun a job can be and is so grateful she found Grow and Sing!


Kelly Boyar
Kelly Boyar
Licensed Kindermusik Educator


Kelly Boyar is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Music at the University of Central Florida. She has a passion for music and the arts and loves to share those passions with others. Her love of music truly blossomed when she was 11 years old and first began to learn to play the clarinet. Later, she would add the guitar and piano to her repertoire as well. Kelly has had the joy of being a member of numerous performing arts groups such as the UCF Wind Ensemble, UCF Concert Band, UCF Marching Knights, and the Ocala Youth Symphony. In addition to these groups she was a member of the All-District Band for 6 consecutive years, and first chair clarinet in the All-State Honors Band in 2004. She loves sharing the art of music with others and is very thankful for the opportunity to work with Kindermusik in such a creative and unique environment.


Grow and Sing Studios Kindermusik Orlando staff

SPRING & SUMMER 2014 CALENDAR


Summer Weekly Classes

5 weeks of weekly classes
Classes begin - June 16 – 21, 2014
OFF – June 30th – July 5th (Happy 4th of July!)
Classes end - July 21 – 26, 2014

Daily Drop Off Camp at UCF/East Orlando

Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 12pm
Session 1 - June 9 – 13, 2014
Session 2 - July 28 – August 1, 2014
Free musical exploration hours on the following Saturday dates at UCF/East Orlando location from 12pm – 1pm for enrolled families in any class or camp: June 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26. No Saturday free hour on July 5th. 

FALL 2014 & SPRING 2015 CALENDAR


Fall 2014 Weekly Classes

15 weeks of weekly classes
Classes begin – Sept. 1 – 5, 2014
OFF – November 24 – 28 (Happy Thanksgiving!)
Classes end – Dec. 15 – 19, 2014

Spring 2015 Weekly Classes

15 weeks of weekly classes
Classes begin -Jan. 19 – 23, 2015
OFF – March 16 – 27 (SPRING BREAK)
Classes end - May 11 – 15, 2015

A la carte monthly Saturday family music class at UCF:
Sept. 13, 2014
Oct. 11, 2014
Nov. 1, 2014
Nov. 22, 2014
Dec. 13, 2014
Jan. 24, 2015
Feb. 21, 2015
March 14, 2015
April 11, 2015
May 9, 2015

Free musical exploration hours on the above Saturday dates at UCF/East Orlando location from 12pm – 1pm for enrolled families in any class.

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