Gina Martinelli

Gina M.

Jacksonville, FL

About Gina M.

Gina teaches: Ages 18 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 1970
Last sign in: Today


Music is my love and I have been teaching people how to creatively express themselves through music and artistic expression for 40 years. I understand that each person learns differently, and I customize my lessons to each student's unique abilities. It is an honor to mentor my students to answers that are authentically their own. My teaching model is based upon fun and positive reinforcement. My studio provides a casual and relaxed environment designed to inspire growth and confidence.

Education: BA in Music Education from Adelphi University, Long Island, NY.
BA in Fine Arts with a focus on Sculpture from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL.

Honors: Artist in Residence for the Florida State Department of Cultural Affairs for the maximum, three-year tenure. This prestigious position was awarded for my production of the Dragon Workshop which was implemented in the North Florida school district. This week-long program allowed children to take part in the creation of a musical by artistically expressing themselves through music, painting, clay building, dance, and theater.

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Jan 1999 - Present
Art & Music Studio of Gina Martinelli

Private piano, voice and art lessons for ages five through adult. Preparation for music competitions for all musicians playing any instrument. Art instruction using paint, mixed media and clay. Studio kiln allows for on-site firing of projects into beautiful finished pottery and ceramics.

Art and Music Teacher

Jan 1996 - May 1998
Crystal Springs Elementary

Workshop Instructor- Art and Music

Jan 1984 - May 1994
Duval County Public and Private Schools


BFA in Sculpture

Jan 1985 - May 1989
University of North Florida

BA in Music Education

Jan 1967 - May 1970
Adelphi University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Teacher K-12, Art and Music

Jan 1996
Duval County Public Schools


Artist in Residence

Jan 1995
Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs
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