Music Instructor (Violin, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Drums)
Savannah has been teaching music for 11 years. Her experience includes teaching private lessons in violin, piano, and guitar to all ages, as well teaching elementary general music and beginning strings classes.
Having begun violin lessons at age four, she decided early on that music would always be a major part of her life. By age 14 she had also picked up piano and guitar. After earning a bachelors degree in Music Education from UCF, she taught full-time general music for Orange County Public Schools for two years. The following year she taught beginning strings part-time for a non-for-profit organization.
Savannah is thrilled to join the Songbirds team of instructors, and is looking forward to meeting the Songbirds families and students!
Dance Instructor (Hip-Hop)
Morgan Summers is a lifetime dancer from Panama City, Florida. Originally training in classical styles at Tonie’s Dance Workshop, she started her journey with foundational knowledge in styles such as ballet, jazz, and contemporary with a focus on performance. It is here that she also began apprenticing as an instructor and choreographer.
In 2013 Morgan moved to Orlando for school and discovered Central Florida’s urban dance culture. After performing with the crew RUKUS at UCF, Morgan was offered a position as a founding member of the Orlando-based megacrew theSQUADFL. It is with this company that Morgan has made it to finals at World of Dance, and been a defending champion at Prelude South for the past three years. TheSQUAD also performs on the world stage at Hip Hop International annually, and have placed in US finals for two years.
Morgan is active in the local dance community, and has trained in hip hop styles such as Waacking, House, Popping, Locking, Krump, and Dancehall with respected dancers in each style. Some of her mentors include Benjamin “Ben10” Phan, Clarissa “CRox” Turner, Lorena Valenzuela, Tarek Barrera-Malo, Angel Guzman, and Chad Frierson.
Inspired by her mentor’s willingness to share their knowledge, Morgan joins the Songbirds team with the goal of sharing the joys of all these different styles of movement with the dancers of tomorrow.
Music Instructor (Violin, Viola, Cello, & Piano)
Addison Viets grew up in Naples, FL performing with the Naples Music Club and the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. An accomplished violinist, violist, and pianist, Viets has performed and competed along the east coast. Notable accomplishments include performing at Carnegie Hall and winning various competitions.
Addison’s passion for music and education extends beyond private instruction. He is an active participant in various programs throughout Central Florida that help bring music to under-served and urban areas. He has led many string ensemble groups and can often be found working on his own music compositions.
Music Instructor (Multi-Instrumentalist)
PIANO, GUITAR, BASS, UKULELE, & DRUMS
Thai is a dynamic musician, composer & producer adapted for the modern demands of the music industry. Raised from an early age in rock music, he expanded upon his knowledge by enveloping himself in the choral, jazz and orchestra scenes all throughout high school, college and professionally. With a degree in music from UCF, he continued to arm himself with knowledge by developing his skills in audio engineering and music production resulting in him working part time as a producer. He has performed with the University Singers at UCF and his own performance groups such as Oathkeeper, along the east coast. He is a unique teacher with a rare approach to music that bridges the gap between traditionally trained and non-traditionally trained students.
Dance Instructor (Ballet, Tap, Jazz, & Modern)
Music Instructor (Voice, Piano, Guitar, & Bass)
Jonatan “Jon” Rodriguez has recently graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Music Performance where he studied under Dr. Jeremy Hunt. At the age of 10, Jonatan began singing in church, and later led to him taking piano lesson. After graduating high school, he attend Valencia College, earning his Associates with a concentration in music. During this time he led and organized a couple of contemporary worship bands, one in which he played bass and keyboard. Jon has also held several church soloist section leader positions: St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cathedral, Park Lake Presbytarian, Kress Seventh Day Adventist church, St. Richards Episcopal church and currently at Trinity Episcopal Church. A music student of nearly 12 years, Jonatan is no stranger to the stage. Recent performances also included “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” with the Orlando Philharmonic, Tosca with Opera Orlando, Grimmly Ever After (Prince, King Teufel), The Merry Widow (Nejgus), and Opera Tampa’s (La Traviata, Romeo et Juilette, Cenerentola, and Tosca).
As a teacher and working musician, Jonatan strives to incorporate professional experience into a practical approach for young aspiring artist. Creating a fun progressive environment through technique and motivation, allows students to maintain a passion for music. Giving students the tools to be well rounded and inspired performs is the number one goal.
Dance Instructor (Musical Theater, Ballet, Jazz, & Tap)
A Frinzi is a current Musical Theatre and Dance student at the University of Central Florida. Her love for dance and performance began when she saw her first production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. After that, she was adamant at being a dancer himself. Growing up in Mayville Wisconsin, she was part of the award winning and nationally ranked Mayville Cardinal Singers, performing with them for 3 years. At the same time she received training from The Milwaukee Ballet School, Dance Now! Academy, and professionals such as Jennifer Smyth and Tom Terrian, one of the premier dance instructors and choreographers of her time. Before A’s transplant to the sunshine state she also participated in the KIDS from Wisconsin, as a Singer/Dancer/Student Leader/Dance Captain, for their 2013, 2014, and 2015 season tours. Through the KIDS organization she trained under, past Kids of the Kingdom dancers, Peggy Strimple and Cheryl Swift, also a broadway veteran. In 2015 she made her pilgrimage to Orlando to pursue her BFA in Musical Theatre and minor in Dance. At UCF she studies under an esteemed faculty including dance professors, Judi Siegfried, Earl Weaver, Diane Hassenbank, and Broadway Veteran Mayme Paul.With quite a few shows under her belt some of her favorites have been her most recent. She has been seen dancing on the Dr. Phillips Center of the Performing Arts stage with Encore! Cast Performing Arts Hairspray as Brad and Theatre UCF’s Oklahoma! As Dream Curly/Alexander/Asst. Choreographer/Dance Captain/Will Parker U/S. A is thrilled to be joining the Songbirds team of talented dance instructors.
Passion is what will fuel your journey, you hold the spark to ignite it
Dance Instructor (Ballet, Tap, Modern, & Contemporary)
Kirsten Frohlich, born in Massachusetts and raised in Orlando, Florida, performed her first solos at the age of five and went on to win championships at a variety of national dance competitions. As a teen she toured in The Nutcracker with Southern Ballet Theatre and also appeared in many musical including West Side Story as Anita. Kirsten earned her BFA in dance from Florida State. After graduation, Kirsten appeared in countless performances at Disney World in Orlando, two international productions and the legendary Folies Bergere at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. She also performed in EFX Live (starring 80’s rock/daytime soap legend Rick Springfield) at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. She appeared on Howard Stem’s television show, Regis Live and in many local and national commercials. She also choreographs for national production company’s. Kirsten has a love for teaching and dance and wants to inspire people to enjoy the art of dance also.