Baldwin County Instructors
Mrs. Brittney Cowart, Director
Brittney is a native of Spanish Fort. She began taking piano lessons at the age of six from Margaret Guenther. Through her years of training and music education, Brittney participated in Sonata Contests and State competitions from 1997 - 2008, placing in the Top 3 contestants every year in both competitions. Upon her graduation from Spanish Fort High School, Brittney pursued a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama where she studied English, Music Education, and Music Administration. She continued her studies with Dr. Noel Engebretson throughout her college career. She joined Musical Beginnings in Tuscaloosa as an instructor in 2012, and was offered the opportunity to bring the program to Baldwin County in 2013. She acted as Assistant Director of Musical Beginnings Baldwin County, until she became Director in 2015. Brittney received the Steinway Piano Gallery Top Teacher Award for 2017, 2018, and 2019. She believes that all children should have the opportunity for music education, and that encouraging students to dream will result in their success. Brittney resides in Fairhope, and may be reached at MusicalBeginningsBC@Outlook.com.
Ms. Kynsy Bixler
Ms. Kynsy was born in Syracuse, NY and raised in Saratoga Springs, NY until her and her family moved to Robertsdale, AL in 2004. Ever since she was a little girl, she has always enjoyed music. She started learning piano when she was 9 years old and her love for music has flourished ever since. From 2005-2010, she participated in several contests and competitions with the Mobile Music Teachers Association (MMTA). In 2012, she graduated from Coastal Alabama Community College with an Associates Degree in Music. She joined the Musical Beginnings Baldwin County team in 2014 as a piano teacher. Ms. Kynsy has been a part of our team for 6 years, and looks forward to many more years of working with children and teaching them about the wonderful world of music!
Mr. Kevin Dyess
Mr. Kevin has attained the degrees Master of Music (Vocal Performance) and Master of Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. In addition to his studies in music, he enjoys performing onstage in musical theater performances in Biloxi and Mobile, and he is a Sacred Harp singer in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Georgia. Mr. Kevin specializes in piano, voice, choir, recorder, music theory, and Music Play. Music Play is an early childhood music learning curriculum based upon the Music Learning Theory of Dr. Edwin Gordon. We are very excited to have Mr. Kevin join us for the 2020-2021 school year!
Ms. Tiffany Johnson
Ms. Tiffany is originally from Bay Minette, Alabama. She has been playing piano since the age of 8 and has not stopped since. She attended City Hope College, which is a two-year ministry school that works alongside CityHope Church. She received a degree in Bachelor of Arts concentrated in applied theology. Throughout her time as a college student she became the music director at CityHope Church’s Foley Campus and she currently still serves there. She studied worship music closely for two years and still pursues that today. She has an extensive background in working with students, in addition to working as a youth leader for the CityHope Church’s youth ministry. Ms. Tiffany loves to serve people, teach music, and help people fall in love with music. We are excited to have her join us for the 2020-2021 school year as a piano, guitar, cello, and ukulele instructor!
Mrs. Julianna Reid
Mrs. Julianna is originally from the Chicago area. She began taking private piano lessons when she was nine years old, and fell in love with the piano. She realized at that time that this was something she wanted to pursue. She moved to Pensacola, Florida to attend Pensacola Christian College in 2015 as a music ministries major with a proficiency in piano. Julianna graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Ministries from Pensacola Christian College. She is currently very involved with her Church’s music program. Mrs. Julianna has a background in working with children, and is eager to combine her love of music and her desire to work with children as she starts her second year with us!
Mr. Roberto Vazquez
Mr. Vazquez's studies began at 10 yrs old in his hometown of Santa Clara, Cuba and continued on to the National School of Music where he later graduated with degrees in French Horn and Piano. Since then his musical career has taken many eclectic twists and turns and given him the opportunity to play in such prestigious and diverse settings as a 3-year stint as a French Horn player with the Symphonic Orchestra of Carabobo, Venezuela to shows, television appearances and recordings with numerous celebrities of the American mainstream and Latin music world such as Marion Meadows, Ricardo Montaner, Carlos Vives, Francisco Cespedes, Laura Pausini, Silvio Rodriguez, Brenda K Star, Ed Thigpen, Albita Rodriguez, Diango, Alejandra Guzman, Malena Burke, Ilan Chester, Meme Solis, Paty Manterola,Yolandita Monge, Charlie Zaa, and Gigantes Tour with Marc Anthony, Chayanne and Marco Antonio Solis. His television appearances have included the Latin Grammys, Sabado Gigante, Despierta America, Escandalo TV and Don Francisco Presenta to name a few and his touring credits have taken him to over a hundred cities in the USA, Sweden, Indonesia, Venezuela and Puerto Rico. Mr. Vazquez continues to compose, record, and perform for audiences every single week playing keyboards and horns in the most prestigious impersonator stage show, ‘Legends In Concert' in OWA.