Live Oak Theatre and Conservatory is pleased to welcome Riley Mantonya to its faculty. Mrs. Mantonya joins existing faculty member, Bethany Carr in providing private piano and violin lessons to students of all ages at the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida 34601. Private lessons in voice are provided by artistic director, Randi Olsen. Dave Shepard provides private lessons in a wide range of musical instruments.
About Riley Mantonya
Riley has been playing the piano since the first grade, and the violin since the second grade. She has been teaching private music lessons since she was 14 years old and has been involved in several community choirs and orchestras. While still in middle school, she served as first violin in the pit orchestra of Live Oak’s Fiddler on the Roof. Riley was, literally, the sound of “the fiddler.”
She received her bachelor’s degree in music performance/education from Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK in 2020. She will be teaching violin and piano, along with group chorale class and a group music theory class. Riley participated in Nature Coast Chorale in middle school into high school, then later, with the choir at Heartland Baptist Bible College, the Hernando Symphony Orchestra, and the orchestra at Southwest Baptist Church in OK.
Tuition information is provided on the Live Oak Theatre & Conservatory website. Visit www.LiveOakTheatre.org/conservatory.
Attached photo: Riley Mantonya.
About the Live Oak Conservatory Programs
Live Oak Theatre & Conservatory is – above all – a family friendly theatre program which exists to enrich families, individuals, and the community by providing positive artistic experiences in the Performing Arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying family friendly entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities.
We offer group classes and private lessons in acting, improv, youth art, musical theatre, singing, hip hop, tap, jazz, ballet, Acro, and most musical instruments including piano, guitar, and violin.
To compliment Live Oak Theatre’s tradition of bringing top notch musical theatre entertainment and training to our community, our Conservatory offers classes in dance, music and drama which together make up a well-rounded and versatile performing arts educational program. Children… and adults… can take these classes to enhance their creative and artistic skills and combine them with other fine arts and performing arts skills. The Live Oak Conservatory is Hernando County’s one stop destination for education in the performing arts!