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 10 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! View our press release.

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Meet Our Team



Holly Lesnick
Holly Lesnick
Founder/Owner/Director
Licensed Kindermusik Educator
Kindermusik University Coach

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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 Top Program 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.

In addition to leading an amazing team of Kindermusik Educators at Grow and Sing Studios, Holly is a Kindermusik University Coach for Kindermusik International, training brand new Kindermusik studio owners all over the country.

She is the co-creator of the DVD “Connect Through Music” which was a program embraced by libraries nationwide. 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 Piano Teacher

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

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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
Voice Instructor

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Angelyn Rhode grew up in a musical family and has been performing since the age of 5. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she has been teaching students in musical theatre since she was 18 years old. Angelyn spent 10 years working for Walt Disney World Entertainment and Disney’s Youth Education Series. Angelyn has been Music Director for many local theaters including Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park (High School Musical, Godspell, Nunsense, Best of Broadway), Wekiva River Players (Oklahoma, Grease, The Little Mermaid Jr, Shrek Jr.), Spotlight Theatre (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), and The Princess Theatre. She taught Voice, Musical Theatre, and Drama at Lochwood Academy where she coached many students to Superior Ratings at the Florida State Thespian and Junior Thespian Competition. In 2012, Angelyn created the group, Music for Melons, a group of local musicians dedicated to raising funds for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.  Music for Melons has performed 12 shows in 5 years, raised over $30,000 and named a Top Team in Central Florida in 2016. Angelyn is a Licensed Kindermusik Instructor and has been with Grow and Sing Studios since 2013. She loves seeing her students grow and develop their talent as young singers and actors. Angelyn loves bringing music to little ones through Kindermusik and Voice Lessons and is honored to be a part of the Grow and Sing team.


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

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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.


Marisol LaBoy
Marisol LaBoy
Licensed Kindermusik Educator

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Music has been Marisol’s life passion since she was a little girl. She began singing and performing at the age of 5. She has always had a love for children and teaching them, and received her BA in Education in 1996 and then an MA in Teaching English Language Learners in 2009. Having been an Early Childhood educator since 1997 and an Elementary School teacher since 2007, Marisol has always been able to incorporate music, movement, and singing into her lessons. She is an avid entertainer having performed in bands, musical theater, plays, stadium events, theme parks, and resorts. Locally, you may find her singing with Music for Melons (a non-profit organization that raises money to fight breast cancer), acting and singing in community theaters like Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park, or performing at Disney. Being a Kindermuisk teacher has brought all of Marisol’s experiences and passions full circle; and she is overjoyed for you and your child to be a part of the Kindermusik experience and the Grow and Sing Family, too!



Jasmin Vilca
Jasmin Vilca
Licensed Kindermusik Educator

Jasmin Vilca graduated form the University of Miami, Frost School of Music with a degree in Music Education, Vocal Emphasis. In addition to voice, Jasmin plays a variety of instruments, such as Flute, Ukulele, Guitar, Piano, and Percussion. While at the University of Miami, Jasmin worked with multiple music outreach programs through the university and throughout South Florida. These experiences are what first inspired her to teach music to young children. She is currently the music teacher at Saint Paul Catholic School in Leesburg, Florida, where she teaches PreK-5th Grade General Music, Choir, and Middle School Rock Band. She is also a cantor for the Saint Paul Catholic Church Community. In addition to her current teaching position at Saint Paul, Jasmin also has experience teaching private lessons (voice and piano), being a church music director, and being a camp counselor and dorm adviser for multiple summer programs. Jasmin has always had a love for teaching early childhood music and is excited to join the Grow and Sing Studios team!


Rachael Joachim
Rachael Joachim
Co-Founder

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. We are filled with gratitude that Rachael was part of helping Grow and Sing Studios begin.


EDUCATORS: L-R MS. LISA, MISS MARISOL, MR. WILL, MS. HOLLY, MS. KRISTEN, MISS ANGELYN

SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019 CALENDAR


FALL
15 weeks of weekly classes
School year/Fall classes begin (Week 1) – August 27 – 31, 2018
OFF Thanksgiving Break – November 19 – 23, 2018
Fall classes end – December 10-14, 2018
Makeup week – December 17 – 21, 2018 (in selected locations)
December 15, 2018 – Jingle Jam Holiday Party for registered families.


SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019 CALENDAR


SPRING
15 weeks of weekly classes
School year/Spring classes resume – January 21 – 25, 2019
OFF Spring Break – March 18 – 22, 2019
School year/Spring classes end (Week 30) – May 6 – 10, 2019
April 20, 2018 – Annual Easter Egg Hunt for registered families


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