Winter Recital 2022

Thank you for attending our 2022 Winter Recital!

Performing in front of an audience increases confidence and is an important part of our students’ journeys. We congratulate all of our students for their hard work this season. Be sure to check back on this page after the show for the photo gallery!


Student Title Composer Instrument
Harper Austin Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star W.A. Mozart Piano
Kent Arnold   Angels We Have Heard on High / Deck the Halls Traditional Viola
Fiorella Aznaran Rain on the Roof John Thompson Piano
Gabriella Aznaran Angloise W.A. Mozart Piano
Todd Baldridge We Three Kings John Hopkins Guitar
Nora Bass Something George Harrison Guitar/Vocals
 Alejandra Castillo Violin Partita No. 1, BMV 1002 “Bouree” J.S. Bach Guitar
Jorge Chinchilla Ode to Joy L. Beethoven Piano
Dean Conley Alouette Alfred Piano
Jack Currie Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Johnny Marks Trumpet
Chloe Dean London Bridge Traditional Piano/Vocals
Donna Dyson Joy to the World George Handel Piano
Nadia Gainer Joy to the World George Handel Piano
Adam Khaja Jingle Bells J.L. Pierpont Piano
Zaine Khaja We Wish You a Merry Christmas Arthur Warrell Piano
Jordan Marcus Gymnopedie No. 1 Erik Satie Guitar
Owen McCaw   Back in Black AC/DC Drums
Victoria Mincey Lavender’s Blue Anonymous Piano
Cassidy Mullins Carol of the Bells M. Leontovich Piano
Michael Peacock Away in a Manger James Ramsey Murray Violin
Rosa Pineda Jingle Bell Rock Jim Beal / Jim Boothe Piano
Bryson Powell Jingle Bells J.L. Pierpont Piano
Scarlett Rich Waltz in C minor Anonymous Piano
Rocco Strahl Allegretto in D Matteo Carcassi Guitar
Jackson Wise Ancient Stones Jeremy Soule Guitar
Austin Music Guitar Ensemble Sunny Walk Akis Filios

Guitar Quartet

Student Biographies

(Pictured Alphabetical; Not Pictured Alphabetical)

Norah Bass
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Norah was born in Panama City Beach, FL. She started taking guitar lessons when she was five. In 6th grade, she learned to play the tenor saxophone and piano. She has been singing around town and at church for about 1 year. Her favorite genres to play are jazz, folk, and rock. When she is older, she would like to pursue a career in music.

Alejandra Castillo
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Alejandra was born in Kailua, Hawaii. She is fifteen years old and in the tenth grade. Alejandra started at the Fine Arts Academy in 2020. When Alejandra graduates high school she wants to go to college for mathematics.

Chloe Dean
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Chloe Dean is 7 years old. This is her second year practicing piano. She enjoys singing and ballet. Chloe wants to be a teacher when she grows up.

Adam Khaja
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Adam is 6 years old and is fairly new to the music field. He learned a lot watching his brother play the piano and guitar and has been very excited to learn and perform for family and friends. Adam loves sports and art including soccer, swimming, gymnastics and horseback riding. He has recently added playing the piano to his hobbies and hopes to be great at it one day.

Zaine Khaja
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Zaine was born on the coldest night of 2013 in Chicago, IL. He loved music as a toddler and even in the womb, always dancing and kicking when he hears his favorite tunes. By age 4, he started piano lessons, even though he had tiny fingers and didn’t know his ABCs. His piano teacher always praised and encouraged him to do more. Now Zaine lives in the sunshine state. Enjoys team sports year round and continues to enjoy the passion he has for music through more than one instrument.

Bryson Powell
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Bryson Powell was born in Panama City Florida. He goes to West Bay Elementary and is in the 3rd grade. He started playing piano at Austin Music in the 2nd grade. He also plays baseball and aspires to learn the violin.

Rocco Strahl
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Rocco was born in Evansville, Indiana. He became interested in learning how to play the guitar last year. It has become a great passion of his. Rocco plays in a guitar quartet.

Dean Conley

My name is Dean Conley and I’m 8 years old. I have enjoyed Ms. Kim as my piano, guitar and ukulele mentor for the past 2 years. Some of my hobbies include being a Boy Scout,  making abstract art, and building Technic Legos.  I want to be a Chemist when I grow up.


Owen McCaw

Owen is a 2nd grader at Patronis elementary school. He has been taking drum lessons for a year and half. He loves to listen to music especially Rock and Roll.

Cassidy Mullins

Cassidy Mullins was born in Atlanta, GA in 2011 and relocated to Panama City Beach in May of 2020. Cassidy started taking piano lessons with Austin Music at the end of 2021. Along with playing piano, Cassidy also enjoys gaming, sketching and animating. Cassidy is an honor student who loves learning new things and prides herself on being a kind human who LOVES cats. She is a middle child, with an older Sister named Chloé and a younger Brother named Cameron. When Cassidy graduates from high school, she wants to become a successful Animator and create a cartoon series about cats.

Austin Music Co Family of Staff and Instructors

Seth Traylor
Seth Traylor

Seth, a native to the Florida panhandle, graduated from Gulf Breeze High School in 2013. During these years, he performed with the Florida All-State Concert/Symphonic Bands/Orchestras as well as the All-State Reading Chorus and won several of his high school’s talent shows with his arrangements for various ensembles. He went on to graduate from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in commercial music where he became a member of Florida State’s Audio Production Team  and performed with the Florida State Philharmonic Orchestra and Chinese Music Ensemble. Shortly after graduating, Seth moved to Panama City to help his mother through Hurricane Michael where he now manages and teaches at his new home, Austin Music Co.

Kim Miller
Kim Miller

Native to Bay County, I began piano lessons in the  2nd grade and fell in love with the keyboard! My mother and father, Inga and Gary Evans taught me guitar and pitch when singing Harmony, Percussion for timing, including spoons, cowbell and tambourine! In 1976 my grandparents and friends started Kingswood Baptist Church and I was the first Piano player and Sunday School teacher to a congregation of 7. 1981-1986 I attended Mowat Jr. and Mosley High Schools. I started percussion, but switched to French Horn marching, concert and All County Bands. I graduated Mosley High School in 1986. 1986-1990 played guitar at various school, church, museum and small venues in Tallahassee, FL.1990-1994 taught private guitar and piano lessons in North Carolina. 1994-1996 studied Music Theory and Performance at Caldwell Community College. I was inducted in the North Carolina Piano Guild in 1997. 2000-2005 In-Home Piano Instructor, played rhythm guitar, recorded collaborated album, played venues in Panama City, FL. 2008-1012 private Guitar and Piano Teacher in Vernon, FL aka Vernon Florida Music. 2012-1014 Piano Teacher and at Awesome Music. 2014-2019 Piano and guitar Teacher aka Kimberly’s Piano Lessons. My husband Oscar H. Miller and I enjoy playing and writing music together. His parents Bill and Nella V. Miller were gospel singers and musicians. Oscar is a talented pianist, guitarist, vocalist! The blessings roll in when our kids come to visit and we have a family jam!

Michael “Spike” Shipley

Michael A. Shipley was born in the Northeast country Baltimore, MD. He began his studies with private lessons in percussion from 1974 to 1977 under the acclaimed Senior Chief Jaun Vasquez (MM percussion performance from Boston Conservatory) who held the position as Navy Band principal percussionist in conert band and leader of Vibes/Bass Dou and Skipjack Quartet. In 1977, Michael continued his education with Dale Raushenberg the Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Towson State University Percussion Ensemble until 1978. At the St. Mary’s College (1978-1979), Michael furthered his intense studies in music and percussion and performed in both the Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble, directed by Robert Cameron. While attending there he also studied privately with percussion instructor, Nora Davenport. Michael is a global performer and well versed in all styles of music. Some of his professional performances outside of the United States include New Zealand, Caribbean Islands, and Brazil. Michael and his wife Rose, who is a Brazilian native, live here in Panama City Beach. They Continue to travel to Brazil where Michael studies and performs in Latin percussion.

Michael and Sunnie Austin
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Michael and Sunnie are both longtime Emerald Coast locals. They are proud parents to nine children and proud grandparents to four grandchildren! Michael was born with music in his DNA, coming from a long line of musicians on both sides of his family. He has been playing in local churches for the last ten years and has passed his passion and talents onto his children. They have been operating Austin Music Co since 2019 and loving every minute getting to know the local musician community and watching their students grow!