Our Instructors

 


 



Toni Dodich, Voice: has worked with young beginners, professional children, high school and college students, adult beginners, emerging artists, and senior hobbyists. She believes that each student is unique and aims to be a flexible teacher so that each student gets both what they need and what they desire from their lessons. Teaching is her true passion and full-time career focus. She has been teaching private voice since 2007.

Toni has a Master of Music degree in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance from Westminster Choir College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from The University of Central Florida. She has performance experience in opera, art song, musical theater, sacred, and choral music, including several performances at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. Toni has also earned a Level III certification from The Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Vocal Pedagogy Institute of Shenandoah Conservatory where she studied Somatic Voicework™.








Shawn Lowe, Dance: is a Florida native, and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from New World School of the Arts. Lowe has extensive training in contemporary, ballet, modern, jazz and tap. He has taught and choreographed at various institutions from Central Florida to South Florida; In Motion Dance Project, X-Factor Dance and Gymnastics, Coral Reef Senior High School and New Image Dance Center. He has also worked with production companies such as Disney Special Events, Odd-O-T’s Entertainment, Metropolis Productions, and Harddrive Productions. Throughout his career Lowe has been spotted performing at Walt Disney World, Seaworld and Universal Studios. Lowe currently performs with Yow Dance! at various venues across Central Florida.












Megan Penfield:  Voice & Piano:   A classically-trained coloratura soprano, Megan Penfield is a Central Florida-based musician and actor.  Megan holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Florida State University and a Master of Music degree from University of Central Florida.  She is an active member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and has been teaching voice and piano lessons for eleven years.  Megan is also an active performer in the Orlando area, having performed with groups like The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Festival Singers of Florida, Opera Orlando, Central Florida Vocal Arts, Greater Orlando Actors' Theatre, and Phoenix Tears Productions. She is also a co-founder of College Park Presbyterian Church's theatre ministry, where she is active as a script writer, director, producer, and actor.   As an educator, Megan Penfield has provided quality music instruction in theory, piano, and voice for eleven years.  Megan uses an eclectic style of instruction, using a mix of scientific fact, active moving, and metaphors to communicate instruction.  She is an active member of NATS, and frequently engages in professional development.  Megan's students have been accepted to vocal programs at institutions such as Florida State University, University of Central Florida, Rollins College, University of Miami, Berklee College of Music, and Belmont University, and have a high success rate in NATS vocal competitions, music theater and youth opera programs, summer music programs, the Florida All-State Honor Choirs, and more.




Charles Stevens:  Voice & Piano (Guitar and Ukulele accompaniment)

Charles is excited to be joining CFlVA. Throughout his career, he has enjoyed roles both onstage and off. Some favorite roles include Father Dupin/King Louis in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, El Gallo in The Fantasticks, Smudge in Forever Plaid, baritone with the Voices of Liberty at the Candlelight Processional, and debuting new works by Adam Guettel, Stephen Schwartz, Sheldon Harnick, Marvin Hamlisch and the band Air Supply. Offstage, Charles has music directed many youth productions in New York and has written/composed Rob Ford: Rock Star (with two more musicals on the way). He can be found performing at numerous theme parks in the area. While he equally loves performing and teaching, what is held highest above the rest is getting to journey through life with his wife and two boys.