learning has never been more fun

First Street Music and Sound’s music teachers are certified in their fields. Each teacher is knowledgeable and equipped to guide you on your musical journey with a customized lesson plan and real-life experience. Easy and affordable lessons are available for private one-on-one lessons and also group lessons. Instruments offered are Piano, Autoharp, Guitar, Lap Steel, Dobro, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo, Vocals, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Trumpet, Trombone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Oboe, Flute and others are available upon request.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW LONG ARE THE SESSIONS?

Lessons are in 30 minute increments once per week.

DO I NEED TO BRING AN INSTRUMENT?

All students need to bring their instrument except pianists and percussionists. Music stands, amplifiers, and microphones are provided.

WHAT AGES DO YOU TEACH?

Dependent upon the instrument, we have lessons available for students as young as 4 years old to 104.

HOW DO I REGISTER

Come into First Street Music and Sound and choose your lesson time. Fill out the registration form, pay the registration and lesson fees – then get ready to have FUN!

Address is 950 SW Main Blvd, Lake City, FL 32025 or call us at 386-755-2060 for more information.

First Street Music and Sound Company Music Lessons

our fabulous instructors

Ann Lacey
Violin

Ms. Lacey majored in music at Western Michigan University.She has played violin in many different chamber groups and orchestras, including the Western Michigan Symphony Orchestra.She has been teaching group and private lessons over 25 years and loves teaching all ages while promoting excellent skills and musical confidence.

Dan Webb
Drums

Mr. Webb holds an Associates degree in recording Arts from Full Sail University.He began drumming in the middle school band, participated in marching and symphonic band throughout high school and has been the drummer in numerous bands of different styles.He admits he probably practices golf more than drums but is way better at drums! Dan has taught privately for over 8 years and currently plays in the worship band at his church & teaches drums at 1st Street Music & Sound.

dr. Kenneth Hutchinson
Piano, Woodwinds

Dr. Hutchinson has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with a Minor in Conducting from Juilliard School of Music, Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University, Masters in Education from Concordia University and Education Doctorate from Liberty University. He has been playing and singing music for over 30 years performing with numerous well known orchestras, symphonies, chorales and choirs.He has been teaching music over 16 years.In addition to his music, Dr. Hutchinson enjoys gardening, fishing and boating.Currently, he is the Liturgist/Director of Music at Epiphany Catholic Church and teaches privately at 1st Street Music & Sound.

Ginger Norris
Piano, Voice

Mrs. Norris holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Florida.She began performing at the age of 4 by singing “Jesus Loves Me” in Hawaiian and has been performing professionally since the age of 15. Ginger has been a music educator for 20 years.She currently teaches at Fort White Elementary and teaches private voice and piano at 1st Street Music & Sound.

Lynne Hutchings
Piano

Mrs. Hutchings studied music at Brigham Young University and took private lessons for 11 years. She has been teaching private lessons over 45 years. She has accompanied many choirs and vocal groups and is currently the organist at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Branford ward and Lake City stake. In addition to her husband of 42 years, 5 children and 21 grandchildren, she has walked the great wall of China, viewed Hong Kong from Victoria’s Peak, witnessed the changing of the guard in London, shopped a Christmas village in Germany & eaten Peking duck in Beijing and is currently teaching piano at 1st Street Music & Sound.

Megan Bender
Flute, Oboe

Ms. Bender has a Bachelor Degree in Music from Radford University. She has been playing flute, oboe, piano and ukulele for over 17 years.She has been a member of numerous ensembles and chorales.She is currently a member of the Gainesville flute ensemble, FMEA and FEMEA.In addition to music, Megan is a dancer and a proud dog mom. She is currently the elementary music teacher at Columbia City Elementary and teaches privately at 1st Street Music & Sound.

Rick Randlett
Guitar, Banjo, Dobro

Mr. Randlett holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Keene State College and completed his graduate work in Theory & Composition at the University of Massachusetts. He has been a professional musician since the 70’s and has been teaching over 45 years.He has released 5 cds that get airplay all over the world with 3 of those reaching the top 10 on the Blues music charts.Rick currently plays professionally and teaches private lessons at 1st Street Music & Sound.

Susan Hatcher
Drums, Brass

Ms. Hatcher received her Bachelor in Music Education from the University of Florida.She was a middle school band director for 9 years and has been teaching privately over 32 years.When she is not playing with her band or teaching, she enjoys spending time with her grandson, playing golf and fishing. Susan currently teaches brass and percussion at 1ST Street Music & Sound.

Teri Cameron
Piano, Voice

Ms. Cameron studied at the University of Miami where she attained a Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance & Music Education degree.She has been a music educator over 33 years with the Hillsborough and Columbia County School districts.She is currently the Elementary Music Specialist at Eastside Elementary as well as teaching private piano & voice at 1st Street Music & Sound.

Bert Mingea

Bert Mingea
Guitar

Mr. Mingea holds a bachelor degree in Jazz Performance from the University of North Florida. He has studied under Greg Baril (Artimus Pyle Band) and Barry Greene (UNF) and was mentored by Lynyrd Skynyrd and Allman Brothers Band Alumni. He began his professional career with the Jim Essery Band at the age of 17 and has not stopped. He has played with many bands in the North Florida area over the past years and currently plays with The Jamie Davis Band, Homegrown and Mama Blue on a regular basis. He has been teaching guitar for 11 years and currently teaches at 1st Street Music & Sound. He loves all styles of music that can be played on guitar……which is pretty much all of them!