Amy Feriante, piano and voice faculty

A versatile musician and instructor of many talents and interests, Amy Feriante began her piano study at age 7 under Annamarie Lindstrom, and began playing the flute in school at age 8. By middle school, she was studying flute privately as well as participating actively in her  local community theater.

In high school, Ms. Feriante devoted most of her spare time to various musical ensembles, and began taking private voice lessons in addition to piano lessons. She sang in both Concert Choir and Madrigal Ensemble, and co-founded North Harford High School’s first ever all-women’s barbershop quartet. In the summer of 2001, she spent 10 days touring Italy with her various choirs, where she was given the amazing opportunity to sing a solo in the Vatican!

Amy attended Lebanon Valley College and graduated in 2005 with a B.S. in Music Education. There she immersed herself in Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Symphony Orchestra, recording technology, and pedagogical approaches.

Ms. Feriante began her teaching career in Delaware, teaching middle school, general music, and choir. Five years later, she moved to Portland, Oregon.  While there, she began teaching private piano and voice at Ethos Music, and joined Beati Chorum, a professional choir based in Portland.

Driven by her passion for music and for helping others, Ms. Feriante now teaches part time at Mother Seton Academy in Baltimore, in addition to Bel Air Music Studios. Her training in music education has given her tools for working with children of all ages and backgrounds, including those with learning disabilities or on the autism spectrum, but she is at ease with students of all ages, including adults and the very young.

William Jenkins, Jr, piano faculty

Since his first piano lesson at age 6, Bill Jenkins has had an ongoing passion for playing the instrument.  He obtained his B.A. from Loyola University Maryland in Fine Arts with a specialization in music.  There, he studied piano performance under acclaimed pianist Lura Johnson.

After college and a year of teaching, Bill studied theology for three years and obtained the Masters of Divinity degree at the Reformed Episcopal Seminary, in suburban Philadelphia.  He now teaches liturgical music there, directs the seminary choir, and serves as the seminary’s organist.

Bill has chaired the music department of a 2 day/week home school co-op in Carroll County as well as taught piano privately in Bel Air since 2008.  He is the organist at Faith Anglican Church in Baltimore, where he has been a long-time member.

Currently, Bill is working on a Masters in Sacred Theology (STM) at the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia, with an emphasis in Liturgical Music.

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Alina Antonenko, voice and piano faculty

Alina Antonenko began her musical career studying piano under the late Reynaldo Reyes at Towson University, where she received her Bachelor’s in Piano Performance, and recently completed her second year of graduate study in Vocal Performance/Pedagogy at Shenandoah University, studying voice under Aimee Sposato. She regularly participates in collaborative performances in the Greater Baltimore and Virginia area as both singer and pianist, most recently appearing as Norina from Don Pasquale in Shenandoah’s opera scenes program. Today, Ms. Antonenko works as a music director at the St. Christopher’s Episcopal and Ferndale United Methodist Churches. She is a private piano and voice instructor and coach, an accompanist for the Department of Dance at the Shenandoah Conservatory, as well as an accompanist for singers and instrumentalists. She hopes to continue spreading her lifelong love of music through her teaching and performing.

Patricia Celozzi, Music Together® and piano faculty

Patricia Celozzi enjoys fostering the love of music with the littlest of musicians, and is thrilled to bring her love of music to our young students in Music Together®. A trained Music Together® instructor, Ms. Celozzi has been teaching mixed-age classes since 2018.

Ms. Celozzi has been teaching piano in Harford County since 1998.  She has organized and taught summer piano camps, held annual recitals, and regularly has her students perform in nursing homes throughout Harford County.

Ms. Celozzi received her Associate’s Degree in music from Harford Community College, with high honors.  While there, she studied piano with Joseph Satava, continuing for several years after. She has a lifelong passion for ongoing music study, not only for professional development, but also for personal enrichment. To that end, she is presently furthering her piano studies with Lawrence Crawford at Towson University. Additional musical pursuits include violin with our own Jen Easter, serving as pianist at her church, and directing handbell choir.

Ms. Celozzi enjoys passing along her knowledge of piano skills with the classical approach (along with technique and theory) that she has gained through years of study and practice.  Helping students of all ages to discover the music that they will enjoy for a lifetime is her primary goal.  “For me, it is a joy to share my passion for music through piano teaching.”

 

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