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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 8 years running, we have achieved Kindermusik Maestro Conductor’s Circle Status, which means we are in the top 1% of Kindermusik teams worldwide. 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 Founder/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 has won countless awards including Best Music Class and Best Party Entertainer in the Orlando Nickelodeon Parent’s Picks Awards, Family Favorite Music Studio by Playground Magazine, and Best Music Class, Best Music Lessons, Best Party Entertainment and Best Photobooth in the Macaroni Kid Gold Daisy Awards.

She is the co-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 training and he also plays saxophone (alto and tenor) and bass clarinet. Will has played in various marching, concert and jazz bands throughout the years. Will is a graduate of Florida State University and 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. Will has worked behind the scenes at Grow and Sing Studios for many years (if you’ve ever called us, you’ve spoken to Will) and has proudly built an exceptional studio of students by expanding his skills and creativity teaching Simply Music to children through adults. Will has been described as an incredibly patient, adaptable and gentle teacher and he strives daily to customize lessons so they fit the needs of each student.

Words from a parent of one of Will’s students: “It’s hard to imagine a piano teacher as patient and easy-going with kids as Will is. He helps them focus, makes it fun, and they always are excited to come back! We drive over an hour for piano lessons… it’s totally worth it.”



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.


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.


Kristen Bozard
Kristen Bozard
Licensed Kindermusik Educator
Board-certified Music Therapist

Kristen Bozard is a board-certified music therapist. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy from Temple University in 2004. Kristen provided music therapy at a school for students with special needs for 10 years. She has seen first-hand, on many different occasions, the way that music can create joy and light up a child’s face – the benefits are endless! Kristen is a wife and mother of two young children, Carter and Kira. She discovered a love for Kindermusik when attending Village classes with Carter, and she is so excited to return to Grow and Sing Studios, this time as a Kindermusik educator! She is looking forward to making musical memories with all of the Grow and Sing families.


Marilyn Friedland
Marilyn Friedland
Licensed Kindermusik Educator

Marilyn found her love for music at an early age. Born and raised in Central Florida, she joined the Winter Park Choir and Rollins Community School of Music. She competes every year in the National Association for Teachers Singing competition and is a singer/songwriter performing in the area. She studied Communications and Music at The University of Central Florida. In college, she taught music to special education children at Bright Learning Academy and led productions such as “The Lion King” and “Grease” with her students. While teaching, she found her passion for influencing children’s lives through music. She is extremely excited to begin teaching with Grow and Sing Studios and continue to spread her joy for music with children and their families.


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.


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. Rachael is a co-founder of Grow and Sing Studios. She has seen firsthand the impact musical activities have on such an early age by bringing her two children to Kindermusik classes since they were infants. She began teaching Kindermusik classes in January 2004 and while she is currently not an active educator for our studio, she is always considered a team member of Grow and Sing as her work as a founder of our studio was the foundation of all our successes.


EDUCATORS: L-R MS. KRISTEN, MISS MARILYN, MS. HOLLY, MISS ANGELYN, MS. LISA, . NOT PICTURED: MR WILL and MR. RICHARD

SPRING 2016 CALENDAR

SPRING: JANUARY THROUGH MAY
15 weeks of weekly classes

Spring Classes begin – January 25 – 29, 2016
OFF – March 21 – 27 (SPRING BREAK)
Spring Classes end – May 9 – 13, 2016


Spring a la carte Saturday music & art class at UCF location:
*Jan. 23, 2016
*Feb. 20, 2016
*March 19, 2016 (Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Registered Families, UCF location at noon)
April 16, 2016
*May 7, 2016
* Denotes free Saturday family jam hour at UCF/East Orlando location from 12pm – 1pm for enrolled families.


SUMMER 2016 CALENDAR

SPRING: JUNE – AUGUST
6 weeks of weekly classes

Summer Classes begin – June 20 – 25, 2016
OFF – July 4 – 9, 2016 (4TH OF JULY BREAK)
Summer Classes end – August 1 – 6, 2016


MUSIC AND ARTS DROP OFF CAMP
THEME: RHYTHMS OF THE LAND/JAZZ KITCHEN

June 13 – 17, 2016
Monday – Friday
9:30am – 12pm each day
Held at UCF/E. Orlando location

* Free Saturday family jam hours for enrolled families will be held 2 times during the summer at UCF location from 12pm – 1pm.


Central FL:  407-970-2774

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