What Makes Us Different
Not your Grandma’s Music Lessons!
B Amazing offers a fresh and innovative approach to music lessons. Professional instructors come to you, so you’ll save free time in your day, avoid sitting in traffic, and enjoy the comfort and relaxed atmosphere of your own home-the ideal environment in which to take lessons. We also feel that learning the basic music theory is very important. We teach kids as young as 4 years old to adults, Our dedicated instructors are fully screened and certified, with multiple years of experience in music instruction. They are truly experts in the instruments they teach, often with credentials from highly esteemed schools of music. With a positive, nurturing attitude, they motivate and inspire students to reach their goals.
We hold yearly instrumental recitals in April/May of each year. It is not mandatory for each student to participate, but is greatly encouraged. We also do Open Mic Nights throughout the year to encourage more opportunities to perform and build confidence.
Why is B Amazing Music considered the best
In-Home teaching service in Central Florida?
We do extensive interviewing and training so we can ensure that you receive the right teacher for you and your child. And we guarantee that you will love your teacher-or we will make it right.
We have carefully screened our teachers and insist on consistency, accountability, reliability and positive attitude. Our teachers go through continuing education and teaching methodology. And, we only have teachers that love to teach, will do what it takes for their students to succeed!
Belinda grew up in Florida and always considered it home. After teaching 17 years of music in Atlanta, Belinda and Mike Smith (the husband) decided to move back home. B Amazing Music opened in 2015. It was founded based on Belinda’s love for teaching music and helping kids develop not only to read and play an instrument but building their confidence and developing the whole person.
Thank you again for choosing the B Amazing Music. Let me and my staff drive to your home and give you and your children the love, attention, and joy of learning music.
You will receive piano lessons in the comfort of your home.
We love working with small children starting with age 4. We are equally competent working with adults. Taking piano lessons with us will allow you to realize your dream of playing in front of your friends and more! You will also have a chance to play for your relatives as you learn more pieces. Whether you want to learn a classical Minuet, rock chords or popular music, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be. Each piano lesson will incorporate concepts of music theory, ear training, sight-reading, sight-singing, and more. Our teachers work with all ages and levels; therefore, all are welcome to join!
We offer drum and percussion lessons for all skill levels, ages 5 and up. Our standardized curriculum covers key elements of drum instruction, from hand/foot coordination and proper stick placement to more advanced rudiments, poly-rhythms and ethnic beats.
We offer guitar lessons for all skill levels, ages 5 and up. Our standardized curriculum covers key elements of guitar instruction, from finger and hand positioning to scales and arpeggios. Our guitar teachers teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical guitar lessons on electric and acoustic guitars. Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading, and theory. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song.
We offer vocal lessons for all skill levels, ages 5 and up. Our standardized curriculum covers key elements of vocal instruction, from warm-up exercises and breath control to high-range technique, harmonies, ear training, vibrato, tone production, enunciation and more. If you have always wanted to be a better rock, pop, country, jazz, gospel, theatre, or R&B singer, then we have the right voice teachers for you!
Woodwinds including Clarinet and saxophone available as well; brass to include trumpet and trombone. Traditional training in Flute and Recorder. We teach a mixture of methods with emphasis on reading music, sight-reading, scales and music theory and learning a repertoire appealing to the student.
Our string instructors will teach all styles of music, from learning to play by ear to reading music to music theory. Students can be as young as 5 years old, or younger after a teacher’s evaluation. Our students love learning the fundamentals, as well as incorporating their favorite songs into to their lessons.
Belinda Tietgens: Owner/Instructor
I taught in the Atlanta area for 17 years for a family music company (Courtnay and Rowe). And as a teacher and teacher trainer I learned all aspects of the company. I teach piano, guitar, string, woodwind and brass.
I am originally from Florida and brought my fiancé (Mike) to visit family and he saw why I called the area HOME! So, we decided to pack our bags and come to Florida and now two years have passed! I am also a Life Coach for adults and children, so I care about my students in all aspects of their lives. As a life coach for children I really understand kids and empower them to build their self-esteem and confidence. Music is a big connector that makes you feel good, so when you study music your world opens. Parents that say, "Oh my child is so shy" and then are so surprised when their child feels confident in all areas of their life. I have so much passion for what I do and enjoy building a lasting relationship with my students. It's not just about the music!
As my schedule overflowed with referrals, I began hiring musically talented teachers. I have been fortunate to attract many fine teachers that have the same philosophy as me. It’s very important to me to bring my style of teaching to the community.
Mike and I are so confident about our family and our teaching family, our work ethic and positive attitudes, that we are excited to bring B Amazing Music to our community.
Abigail Cline: Vocal Instructor
Abigail Cline is a performer, composer, musician, writer, and teacher in Central Florida. Recently she has performed in Kitty Hawk: A World Adventure Premiere (Ensemble/Upright Bassist), Tartuffe (Maryann), Arcadia (Thomasina), and Proof (Catherine & Claire U.S.). This April, she and her writing partner composed and produced Letter to Spring: An Evening of Music by Kelly Pekar and Abigail Cline. As a continuation from her article, “ASL for Actors” published in Teaching Theatre magazine, she was invited to last year’s International Thespian Festival in Nebraska as a Teaching Artist to perform and play upright bass in a premiere Playworks staged reading and interpret the mainstage production, Spring Awakening, in American Sign Language. She received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre (Honors)/Creative Writing Minor from University of Central Florida.
Amanda Hahne: Piano Instructor
Born and raised in Brazil, Amanda moved to Florida in 2014. She took two years of piano while in high school and has always loved it. She finds music to be her getaway from stress and school. Amanda graduated from West Orange High School in 2016, and currently pursuing a degree in Pre-med at Valencia College. Her future goals are to go to University of Florida, and become a brain surgeon. Amanda developed a passion for kids at a pretty young age, since she grew up around them- two younger brothers. She always babysits other kids too, which makes her very familiar with them. Amanda loves teaching kids how to play the piano. It's a fun and interesting challenge.
Vincent Van Berkman: Guitar/Trumpet
While growing up in northwest Florida, Vince discovered his passion for music in middle school when he started to learn to play the guitar and trumpet. He was a very active member of his middle school’s band program and continued to do so in high school. Vince was a part of his high school’s award winning wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, and marching band for all four years he attended J.R. Arnold High School in Panama City Beach, FL. During his early high school years, Vince wanted expand his knowledge of music and took college level music courses in order to better his understanding, often assisting the instructor. After graduating from high school, Vince moved to Orlando in order to pursue a career in medicine at the University of Central Florida where he currently studies psychology. Fortunately, he finds time on the weekends to play in his own heavy metal band, ARAKARA. He considers the opportunity to tutor music both an honor and a privilege.
Vincent Van Berkman
Kyle Zavada: Guitar
Kyle Zavada is a K-12 certified Music T eacher who holds an undergraduate degree in Guitar Performance and a Masters Degree in Music Education from Queens College in New York. Before his current job as an Elementary Music Teacher, he worked as a party host at Chuck E Cheese for ten years. Kyle's teaching style is unique, supportive and enthusiastic; his encouraging attitude and patience will allow you to enjoy yourself while improving your skills. Whether it "B" piano, guitar, bass, trumpet, trombone, djembe or anything in between, prepare to "B" amazing with Kyle Z!
Safa El-Zein: Strings Instructor
Safa El-Zein began violin lessons at 9 years old having instruction from many members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. As she advanced she began teaching young orchestral groups at her local elementary and middle schools and eventually went on to study violin performance at the University of Indianapolis on scholarship. During her college career she took part in many musical opportunities including performances for the Indianapolis Museum of Art, University of Indianapolis presidential inauguration, Vero Beach Choral Society, Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra, and various quartet, chamber, and solo work. Upon graduating she accepted a position as the principal second violinist of the Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra and took a teaching position at the Gifford Youth Orchestra as a private and group string teacher which she travels to from her current residential area of Orlando. She teaches violin, viola, and cello.
Ryan Lamoreaux: Piano/Guitar/Bass/Clarinet Instructor
Ryan started playing piano when he was 4 years old. Throughout his schooling, he has played several other instruments as well, including guitar, bass, banjo, and clarinet. Ryan has a strong foundation in music theory, passing the AP Music Theory test as a freshman at West Orange High School. He graduated from WOHS in 2016 as the class Valedictorian with a 5.4 weighted GPA. Ryan really enjoys science and math, and is majoring in Applied Mathematics at the University of Central Florida. Ryan has tutored several children of all ages in all levels of math/science (elementary math through calculus, biology, earth science, chemistry, and physics), and has really enjoyed his time working with kids. He has volunteered his time with children as well, primarily with Give Kids the World, a nonprofit organization benefiting ill children and their families. In the future, Ryan hopes to pursue a career in high level mathematics after obtaining his graduate degree.
John Harvey: Strings
John first demonstrated his love for music at a very young age, singing as soon as he could talk, and beginning violin lessons at the age of 5. At 12, he picked up guitar as well. In high school, he discovered his passion for composition, and pursued his BM at Henderson State University, where he sang in two choirs, three operas, played in orchestra, and jazz band. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2014, and immediately began earning his MM at Oklahoma City University to continue his compositional studies. There he performed in the concert orchestra, the pit orchestra, and various ensembles for the composition department. He graduated with honors in 2016. He teaches orchestra and guitar at Jones High School in Orlando. John can teach violin, viola, cello, guitar, voice, drums, theory, aural skills, and composition.
Nina Howe: Piano
Nina Howe is currently a student at Stetson University where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Music with an Outside Field in Business Education. Raised in Jamaica, she began piano lesson at the age of nine and never stopped. After her first year in business school she decided to devote herself to music, taking a chance, she moved to America to gain ample knowledge in piano performance and pedagogy. After 2 years of studying piano performance at Valencia College, Nina gained admission to Stetson University under a music scholarship to continue her development in music. During her time at this establishment, so far, she as took part in many solo performances, chamber music groups as well as accompanied for solo instrumentalist and vocalist. In addition, Nina has obtained great knowledge in music theory, aural skills, music history, and keyboard improvisational skills as a result of her education in music. she adores teaching piano as well as educating others in the many different fields music has to offer. It is her goal to eventually move back to Jamaica and open her own music studio where she will continue her passion of teaching piano and sharing the wonderful benefits music has to offer.
Holly Parilla: Voice and Piano
Originally from Puerto Rico, where she worked as a Music and High School Mathematics teacher, Holly Parrilla moved to Florida in 2017. She has over 8 years of experience in teaching voice, piano, music theory and sight singing privately. Also, she conducted many vocal and instrumental ensembles in schools and in community groups such as voice choirs, hand bell choirs, and concert bands, as well as organizing and conducting music concerts for schools and churches. She has a true passion for teaching and firmly believes in music’s ability of transforming a student’s life and helping in other areas besides music, such as reading, mathematics, and basic life skills, such as work ethics, responsibility, and self-esteem. Holly has a Bachelor’s degree in General Sciences and a Master’s degree in Educational Neuroscience. She is a K-12 certified music teacher as well as a 6-12 certified mathematics teacher. Currently, she is a teacher with Orange County Public Schools.
Javier Parrilla: Acoustic / Electric Guitar
Javier Parrilla, naturally from San Juan Puerto Rico, developed his musical skills since he was a child. While growing up on the island of Puerto Rico, at the age of 14, Javier began studying guitar at the School of Fine Arts of Carolina Puerto Rico. Then, in 2001, he began his studies of Bachillerato in Popular Music, at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. Later he began to play in many churches and in different bands. Years later he began to give private classes and in different music academies, among them, the School of Fine Arts of Carolina Puerto Rico, where everything had begun. Currently, he continues to practice as a professional musician and as an educator in Central Florida.
Austin Palmer: Guitar, Piano, Percussion
Austin was interested in music at a young age. He took lessons and played percussion in band and also sang in choir from grades 6-12. Specializing in timpani, he performed as the first chair timpanist for his grade level numerous times at district and state levels in North Carolina. He also performed in honors state chorus numerous times as a tenor 2 and bass 1. In his spare time, Austin taught himself ukulele, guitar, and piano.
After graduating high school, Austin relocated to Orlando where he received his BFA in musical theatre from UCF in spring of 2017. Since then, he has acted in dozens of professional, educational, and community productions in the states of Florida and North Carolina along with music/vocal directing and playing guitar in the pit for productions.
Since attending and graduating from university, Austin has also turned his attention towards writing and performing his own material around the Central Florida area. His first EP Empire Man was released in June 2017 and is available to download or stream on all major music services.