Our Music Teachers

 


Sieglinde (Siegie) Reints

Instruments: Beginning to Advanced Piano

Siegie began classical piano lessons at age 10 and continued her studies for 10 consecutive years. During that time, she participated in the American College of Musicians National Piano Playing Auditions each year. In her senior year of high school, she competed in the Marguerite Downey Piano Competition and performed her first solo recital.

Siegie brings over 16 years of teaching experience. She enjoys teaching all ages and has a big heart for youth! She plays keyboard in the worship band at Trailhead Wesleyan Church in Palmer. She also established and directs the church's middle/high school youth band.

Siegie was born and raised in Alaska. She enjoys the Valley life with her husband and twin daughters. She looks forward to sharing her passion for music and teaching with students!

 

Vincent (Vince) Garay

Instruments:
Beginning – Advance Guitar
Beginning - Piano

Vince began his guitar lessons in grade school from family members who played in a band for parties in the 60’s. Had formal guitar instructions in grade school in Spanish guitar and continued playing the guitar including the electric guitar until after high school. While working and going to the university in the conservatory of music and another degree, he had several maestros in classical, flamenco and electric guitar in the university and at the Yamaha School of music where he attended classical, jazz and rock guitar and performance.

Background:

  • 1976 – Formal Spanish Guitar Lessons Colegio De San Agustin Philippines.
  • 1983 – 1985 Classical, Electric Rock and Jazz Guitar Yamaha School of Music Philippines.
  • 1983 – 1986 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science AMA Computer College (3 years).
  • 1986 – Private lessons in Flamenco Guitar.
  • 1985 – 1986 Preparatory to Music University of the Philippines.
  • 1986 – 1987 Classical Guitar Philippine Women’s University.
  • 1987 – 1989 Bachelor of Music Major in Guitar University of Santo Thomas Philippines.
  • 1982 – Present: Guitar performance, Band, Church, Session and Recording.
  • 1996 – Present: Released an album under Warner Music and is still selling worldwide on-line.



Vince Spezialy

Group Music Lessons: Piano, Guitar, Drums & Rock Band

Vince is Music Director &Owner at Anchorage Music & Dance Center. He has taught private and group music classes in Anchorage for over 25 years. He is focusing his schedule on Intro to Keyboard & Multi-Level Group Lessons this year in piano, guitar, drums & Rock Band. After years of teaching both private lessons & group classes, Vince believes that there are many benefits to learning music in a group setting. In a group, students experience cooperation & teamwork, and opportunities for greater creativity & collaboration naturally present themselves. Vince sees firsthand that as students become comfortable with the weekly class, playing together & for each other, their confidence grows, along with self expression & creativity.

Background:

  • Present: Music Director at Anchorage Music & Dance Center and Wasilla Music & Dance Center
  • 1993-Present: Private Lesson & Group Music Teacher for Piano, Guitar, Drums, Violin, Bass & Cello
  • 1993-Present: Preschool Group Music Teacher Graduated University of Alaska, Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

 

Luke Honeck
Instruments:
Beginning – Intermediate: Guitar, Piano, Violin & Viola
Beginning – Advanced: Voice

Luke is a former Alaskan returning from Chicago. His training includes 13 years of
Voice, 14 years of violin & viola. Luke has trained for 8 years in classical guitar and
intermediate piano. Luke taught small after-school programs with private lessons & had
a small studio for 2 years while in Chicago for elementary school students.
Luke has taught at our Wasilla location for 1 year and is now available in Anchorage.
He is excited to return to Alaska and share his love of music with the community which
fostered it!

Background:

  • 2019-Present: Choir Director, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Anchorage, AK
  • 2014-Present: Principal Viola, Kenai Peninsula Orchestra (ad hoc)
  • 2019: Graduated Lawrence University with Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with Intensive Studies in music composition & pedagogy.

 

Jordan McLuckie
Instruments:
Beginning to Intermediate Piano
Beginning to Advanced Violin

Jordan McLuckie is a classically trained violinist from Southeast Alaska. They hold a bachelor’s in music
with a focus on violin performance from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. In addition to formal
repertoire education, Jordan has extensive orchestral and chamber playing experience from their time in
college as well as numerous music festivals. Passionate about teaching, Jordan has nearly 10 years of
experience working with a wide range of ages and skill levels. Their core teaching values center around a
commitment to students’ unique learning styles and goals, with the aim to develop a foundation for
individual creative expression.

Background:

  • 2021- 2022: Private violin teacher with Eliason School of Music 2016
  • 2013 -2022: Private violin teacher
  • 2020: Graduate Lewis & Clark College with Bachelor’s in Arts, Violin Performance
  • 2016 - 2020: Lewis & Clark Chamber Ensemble 1st and 2nd Violin
  • 2017 - 2019: Lewis & Clark Orchestra alternating concertmaster and principal 2nd
  • 2015-2016: Soloist with Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

 

Candice (Candi) Buzzard
Instruments: Beginning to Advanced Piano

Candi Buzzard is a retired military spouse who graduated from UAF with a degree in Elementary
Education.  Her passion has always been to teach the love of music through piano and has taught
piano for over 18 years to children and adults with a wide range of skill levels.   
Candi is a classically trained pianist. Her core teaching values center around instilling the love of
music through different genres such as classical, jazz, rock, folk, etc., while building a strong
foundation on musical theory, note reading. and performance all the while making music class an
exciting place to be each week.

Background:

  • 2017-2022 Piano Teacher at Holloman AFB Youth and Teen Center
  • 2020-2022 Owner of Joyful Noise Piano Studio in Cloudcroft, NM
  • 2017-2022 Pianist at Christ Community Church in Alamogordo, NM
  • 2018-2020  Missoula Children's Theatre Accompanist for traveling summer program 
  • 2014-2016 Taught K-6 th  Music and Art Classes at Kleine Brogel Elementary School, Belgium (DODEA School)
  • 2006-2022 Taught private piano lessons in Fairbanks and North Pole, AK; Valdosta, GA,Belgium, and NM
  • 2001-2005 Graduated from the University of Fairbanks with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education K-8

 

Who we are

Wasilla Music & Dance Center is a unique studio offering quality private & group music and dance classes at our new building located at 231 E. Herning Avenue & the Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center in Wasilla.

New Building in Wasilla

The new building has a state of the art dance studio and 5 music studios. The dance studio has a floating "marley dance floor, which helps reduce the risk of injuries and allows students to dance longer without getting tired. The music rooms are professionally designed for private lessons, group guitar, keyboard and preschool music classes. The new building is designed so multiple students can take private or group music lessons and dance classes at the same time on the same day. That means parents only have to drive to one location for everyone's lessons & classes. What a time saver for parents!

We Work With Home & Charter Schools

We are direct pay vendors for CyberLynx, Denali Peak, IDEA, Mat-Su Central, Raven, Twindly Bridge, Family Partnership & Frontier. That means no out of pocket money for the family! We are also reimbursement vendors for Denali Peak & Cyberlynx.