Rosemary District Academy Of Music

Rosemary District Academy Of Music

5.0 (9)
4 hires on
1 employee
2 years in business

About this pro

Chandelle Marie LaForest . . .International Soloist, Recording Artist, and Acclaimed Educator


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International Soloist, Recording Artist and Acclaimed Educator.

Passionate about students and their progress, I have created exceptional educational programs, with proven ability to instill in students the desire to reach their creative potential.

Planned and successfully directed curriculum for focus using "skill sets" to reduce "student progress frustration" and to be able to keep a steady, even, and enjoyable journey towards success! Trained in the United States and Paris.




double bass


alto flute

bass flute


solo piano

piano accompaniment

music theory

chambre music

master's intern program for teacher's preparing to teach music

I crave the excitement of starting beginning students as it is always fresh and inspiring! Completely satisfying are the diagnostics of helping more advanced students find what is holding them back, correcting the issue, and seeing them regain confidence and reach the next level! I also revel the fact the musical instruction emboldens students in all areas of their lives, academically, socially, emotionally, spiritually, and musically, and they find where they "fit" as human beings in our ever complex and evolving society. When coaching the most advanced students by themselves or in chamber music the subtleties of musicality, phrasing, expression, listening and reacting as a group, and becoming generously aware of all that is going on musically is one of the most rewarding moments in a great teacher's existence!

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Sarasota, FL 34236
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9 Reviews


  • Katherine F Westbrook

    Chandelle is a wonderful teacher

  • Mrs. Marcia S. Conrad - Former teacher

    "Chandelle has a unique ability to make a positive impact on her students". "She is an accomplished music director, choral conductor, and instrumental instructor who as an instructor is able to highly enthusiastically motivate her students"! "Chandelle concerts and programs are unparalleled"!

  • Dr. Keith and Mrs. Courtney C Brooks - Parents of two music students

    "In addition to being a valuable asset to the community Chandelle is dedicated to the success of her students". "Chandelle has developed a successful concert series where students have opportunities to play and observe others performing in front of a live audience". "This is an invaluable experience for all students"! "Our two students enjoy playing and it is obvious that it is never a "chore" to practice"!

  • Rosemary Bratton Former Superintendent of Catholic Schools Florida

    "Chandelle is a highly creative and motivational teacher"! Chandelle's students respect her,and truly love coming to her dynamic classes which are filled with much activity and a variety of musical experiences". "Chandelle has reached out to the community/ service organizations and developed programs and concert series providing her students the opportunity to bring the arts to the greater Venice community"! " Chandelle is highly respected by the school administration and her professional peers". "She is a tireless worker who carries out all her professional responsibilities in a caring and efficient manner"!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

My process with each and every new student is to set or correct all posture and technical skills so the student does not ever have to reset or relearn technical or posturing skills and will be able to progress at an even and satisfying pace!

Students become discouraged and discontinue their musical education for this one reason, as it causes them to become bored and unhappy because the feel they are not progressing!

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I would say the my national and international Music education and music degrees, training, and living abroad has given me much to share and inspire students of every level from beginner through professional!

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching in high school to help pay for my own lessons!

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages 3-98 all nationalities 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I love opera and my favorite opera is " The Pearl Fishers!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

You must have a wonderful personality match with your teacher that inspires you always to be driven and inspired to always be better! Your teacher is always your "go to" mentor, always!

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Are you stuck?

Are you frustrated with you progress?

Is your teacher a great inspiring match for you?

Are you willing and accepting of an assessment and diagnosis of what has to be done to correct or change things?

Are you willing to do the work to get over what is holding you back?

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