Bob Nicoloff (Guitar, Bass, Violin, Band Instruments):Over 30 Years ExperienceMusic Major at Ohio State UniversityAll styles, all abilities
2541 Tamiami TrailPort Charlotte Florida 33952(941) 979-5457(Near corner of SouthboundRoute 41 and Midway Blvd.)
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Gail Davis (Piano):Gail Davis teaches piano, clarinet, and Native American flute and is a practicingpianist, composer, and clarinet performer with the Venice Concert Band.Educationally, she learned a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction from the Universityof Central Florida in 2004 with a specialization in teaching math and physics andearned both a Master of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Pure Physics from the University of South Florida in 1986 and 1984 respectively. Dr. Davis attributesher success in math and physics to early childhood training in music having begun studying music (piano and clarinet) seriously at the age of 7. As aprofessional math educator at the college level, Dr. Davis finds a strong correlation between exceptional math skills in students and early musical training. They are inextricably linked according to many researchers who studythe bond between musical training and excellence in mathematicsand relatedfields, like physics and chemistry.Dr. Davis provides individualized instruction for every student, discerning quickly where the strengths are for a particular student, and then designs a course of instruction that is unique for each learner. She doesn’t believe in a “one-size-fits-all” approach to musical instruction, but instead develops listening skills, interpretation, and expressiveness from the earliest lessons. As a composer, Dr. Davis has written many pieces for piano and small ensemble.The Trail of Tears Suite for solo piano documents, through music, the plight of theAmerican Indian in the late 1830’s describing their death march to what is nowOklahoma. In addition, she has written two additional collections for solo piano entitled, “Pastiche in Song and Sonnet” and “The Little Bird Suite”. Her NativeAmerican roots also led to the composition of a collection of pieces for piano,clarinet, and violin trio titled, “Echoes of Native American Life”. One of these wasdebuted at the International Women Composer’s Festival in 2015. In addition, Dr.Davis has traveled to Hungary and Italy where she performed her original compositions.Dr. Davis believes in nurturing the traditional skills in music pedagogy supportedby theory and classical training, but also develops a student’s ability to express themselves creatively by encouraging composition improvisation skills as early as possible.