Music at the Casa presents Anthology String Quartet
Jul
30
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Anthology String Quartet

Anthology String Quartet is a professional musical ensemble based in Orlando. They are a unique quartet incorporating bass, guitar and vocals into the traditional string quartet. The blending and versatility of instruments allows them to tap into various genres with a twist on the traditional string quartet. Audiences enjoy a wide variety of repertoire including classical and chart topping music of every genre. The musicians of Anthology pursue a high level of excellence and create a fun atmosphere in all of their performances.

Music at the Casa presents Jeff Scott
Jul
23
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Jeff Scott

Jeff Scott is widely recognized as Central Florida’s finest and most sought after guitarist for concerts, weddings, corporate & special events.  His virtuosity and diversity has been widely acclaimed, with his ability to perform Classical guitar masterpieces and impressive multi-part solo guitar arrangements in all styles that has been impressing audiences for years.  He has been performing, recording, and teaching music for 35 years, performing over 150 shows each year, and has toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada.

Jeff is currently performing in Florida and throughout the U.S. as a solo classical artist and also in a variety of musical combinations including duos, trios, & Jazz groups, playing a variety of different music styles including Classical, Jazz, Spanish/ Brazilian/ Latin/ Flamenco, and Rock music.

Music at the Casa presents Jorge Mendoza
Jul
16
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Jorge Mendoza

I was born in the city of Las tunas, Cuba. I arrived in the US at 4 years of age. My musical interest began when I visited Cuba again and saw my nephew, a professional guitarist playing. I instantly picked up the instrument and fell in love with the world of music. My nephew introduced me to the world famous guitarist Paco de Lucia, and thus began my journey in flamenco music.

I was primarily self taught excluding 2 lessons that I took with flamenco guitarist Juan Serrano. However, I always kept my heritage present and constantly indulge in Latin music. I seek to bring the best of the both worlds and congregate both Latin music with flamenco music as well hints of jazz and blues.

I began performing at the age of 16 across many restaurants and venues at Disney and between all those gigs, I met other musicians much older who have provided a clear pathway in order to transform my self taught virtues into traditional concepts and methods. 

I am currently performing at the the Four Seasons resort every Wednesday and Thursday and occasionally at weddings or private parties. I aim to provide my audience with a glance at my beautiful Cuba while blending the much loved Flamenco style music.

Music at the Casa presents Paint it Black Quartet
Jul
9
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Paint it Black Quartet

Classical Musicians that Rock! Aerosmith-Zeppelin & Bach-Beatles-Creates Unique, Elegant, Lively soundtrack for any event!

Biography

Performing for years,  produced hundreds of the unique requests that has led to our custom book of music - that is like no other in town. We play classical, modern and more.  This music collection has caught fire. At the most recent wedding - the guests started to sing the songs and clap with us, it was very compelling! and so much Fun!

Description

Classical Quartet is the core of this group - with Violin, Flute, Viola and Cello - adding Keyboard/Piano, Double Bass, Electric Guitar Soloist for full stage presentation. Classical look, Cutting Edge Music!

Hope to see you there – www.beautifulmusic.cc and www.paintitblackquartet.com

 

Music at the Casa presents Brian Hayes
Jul
2
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Brian Hayes

Brian Hayes performs regularly as a classical guitarist both in concert and at a variety of venues and special events throughout Florida. His exceptional musicality and technical proficiency delights listeners and, along with his engaging and professional manner, has given Brian the reputation as Central Florida’s premier classical guitarist for weddings, anniversaries, private parties, corporate functions, banquets, conventions, festivals and resorts. His extensive selection of music includes Classical, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, Spanish and contemporary, consisting of advanced pieces by composers such as Francisco Tarrega, Heitor Villa Lobos, Agustin Barrios and Luiz Bonfa, in addition to many solo guitar arrangements of the works Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Bach, George Bizet and many others. With hours of repertoire, Brian tailors the style and volume of music to suit each event. From high-end fundraisers to intimate celebrations, nothing is too elaborate or simple for the touch of a classical guitar. 

Music at the Casa: Vocalist Holly Sahmel
Jun
25
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa: Vocalist Holly Sahmel

Local singer and music educator Holly Sahmel is excited to be back at the Casa. She will be joined by a number of gifted colleagues and friends. Ms. Sahmel currently teaches private voice and piano lessons through several studios in Central Florida.

She holds a B.A. in voice from the University of South Florida and is an adjudicator for the Florida Vocal Association’s Solo & Ensemble festivals. Holly was recently a featured soloist in Central Florida Community Arts’ show A Night on the Red Carpet. She serves as secretary for Central Florida Vocal Arts and has performed several times with them in original shows, featuring a fusion of musical theatre and opera. Holly will be teaching at this year’s CFLVA’s Summer Institutes for aspiring, young performing artists. Seasonally, she sings with Belles & Bows, an a cappella quartet, and serves as lead vocalist for Trinity Lutheran Downtown.

Music at the Casa presents Rev. Shawn Garvey
Jun
11
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Rev. Shawn Garvey

June 11, Noon - 3 p.m.

An accomplished singer and guitar player, Rev. Garvey has released three albums of original material, worked with Paul Summerlin (Seal), performed with Rick Elias (Rich Mullins and A Ragamuffin Band) and Mary Fahl (October Project).  He brought friend Livingston Taylor to Winter Park in 2015 for two events, including a sanctuary concert at First Congregational Church of Winter Park where he opened for Liv and joined him in the duet "City Lights" that the two first sang together six years before.  An avid John Denver fan, he brought his dearly-departed friend Steve Weisberg, Denver's lead guitarist from 1973 - 1977 to FCCWP for the last of the John Denver tribute shows he and Steve had been performing annually for many years.

Rev. Garvey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Long Island University, and a Master of Divinity Degree from Andover Newton Theological School. He has served as Senior Minister to First Congregational Church of Winter Park since the fall of 2013.

Music at the Casa presents Yaniv Cohen
May
28
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Yaniv Cohen

Yaniv M Cohen began 10 years of performing with the University of Central Florida Symphony Orchestra (UCF) when he was 13 years old and graduated from Rollins College in 2013 with a double major degree in Music and English. His primary studies were with Matitiahu Braun of the New York Philharmonic and Manhattan School Pre-College. Yaniv is a performance based Graduate Teaching Assistant at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, where he studies with Michael Klotz of the Amernet String Quartet.

He has attended the Miami Music Festival, The Wintergreen Chamber Music Festival, the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, participated three times in the acclaimed Eastern Music Festival, and thrice attended the Hot Springs Music Festival, as both Apprentice and Associate. He has performed with the Broadway Cast of Evita during their national tour, and performed with the National Moravian Society across Germany and the Czech Republic.

Yaniv has performed with Johnny Mathis, Sting, Adam Levine, Josh Groban, Kansas, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Mannheim Steamroller, the Trans Siberian Orchestra, Yes, Alan Parsons Project, Jackie Evancho, Cirque Musica, Indigo Girls, Natalie Merchant, Video Games Live, the Irish Tenors, the Little Rivers Band, Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses, and others. 

He also maintains an active performance schedule with several Florida orchestras and has performed with The Bach Festival of Winter Park, The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, The Villages Philharmonic, Florida Lakes Symphony, Space Coast Symphony, Brevard Symphony, the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra, Space Coast Pops, the Craig Turley Orchestra, The Orlando Philharmonic, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, NSCO, FMO, and several others. This season, he will also perform with Symphony of the Americas, the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, and the Paducah Symphony in Kentucky.

As an educator, Yaniv is sought after as a guest clinician, maintains a private studio, and has an extensive background in chamber music. He is one of the founding faculty members of Space Coast Symphony's 'Quartet Movement," and taught Music in the Brevard Public School System at the Palm Bay Academy Charter School. 

Yaniv currently performs on a contemporary American viola made in 2014 by Jacek Zadlo, with an Canadian-American Bow by Arnold Bone.

 

Music at the Casa presents Alborea Dances
May
14
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Alborea Dances

Alborea Dances is a multicultural Entertainment Dance Company, created and directed by Jenny and Ernesto Caballero, who have been dedicated to the world of dance for more than 20 years. They have combined their experiences as dance educators, performers, choreographers and events coordinators, to present dances from Spain, Bolivia and Middle Eastern countries. After many years of performing in International festivals and important venues around South America, Europe and the United States, life brought them to Florida to delight their audiences on the stages of Universal Studios, Sea World, Walt Disney World, Resorts, Hotels and Conventions. Also, they have been featured on The Travel Channel's Great Hotels Series and Orange County TV's "Central Florida's World of Dance" series.

Music at the Casa presents Catherine Way
Apr
30
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Catherine Way

Catherine Way has been a professional Harpist for over 25 years.   She performs beautiful Harp music throughout Orlando and the surrounding Central Florida region – for public and private special events & weddings, as well as a Disney cast member musician.  Since 2006 Catherine has played with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (2nd Harp),  She has also performed as principal Harpist with the Orlando Symphony, Brevard Symphony, and Central Florida Symphony.   Catherine regularly performs with choral & instrumental groups for public school, college and community church concerts.

Harpist Catherine Way ~ HarpStrings, Inc. offers both Solo Harp and Ensembles. 

For more information, please contact:

www.HarpStringsInc.com

cway@HarpStringsInc.com

407 672-1139

 

 

Music at the Casa presents Classern Quartet
Apr
23
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Classern Quartet

Our Philosophy

The Classern String Quartet combines the Classic elegance of a string quartet with a modern twist by performing pop and rock melodies from yesterday and today.

The Classern Quartet is perfect for anyone looking for something different at their event; modern, but yet Classic at the same time.

We specialize in rock and pop, but of course we know all the Classics. The Classern Quartet is perfect for weddings but we play at all major events including corporate functions, birthdays, and anniversaries. Each member of the Quartet is a college educated, Classically trained musician that have performed in major symphonies and events throughout Florida. We have a large repertoire of music and perform anything from Bach to the Beatles, Lady Gaga , the Black Eyed Peas and everything in between. If you are looking for a unique alternative string quartet we would love to perform at your special event and make it unforgettable.

Music at the Casa presents Amy Xaychaleune
Apr
9
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Amy Xaychaleune

Violinist Amy Xaychaleune (Amy X.) received her Masters of Music Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and her Bachelors at Florida State University. After returning from the UK, she has performed with the Evita Broadway Tour, Sting, and Adam Levine.

She is currently performing in local orchestras (including Brevard Symphony and Orlando Philharmonic), Disney World (Mo'rockin, Harambe Nights, and Candlelight Processional), Universal Studios as a soloist (Diagon Alley/King's Cross Station), and with touring acts.  

Music at the Casa presents Omar Miguel
Apr
2
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Omar Miguel

Omar Miguel aka "El nino de la isla", (The boy from the island), was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Omar studied Flamenco and Classical Guitar with world renown guitar artists like, Juan Serrano, Omar Blanco, Paco Pena and Juan Diego Mateos.

Omar Miguel has composed many pieces for the guitar and has performed for numerous restaurants, events and hotels including The Gaylord Palms, The Latin Quarter at Universal Studios, EPCOT, Disney World The Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, and has toured the American gypsies flamenco dance tour in 2006; he has also performed with Raquel Tacon and her flamenco dance company. Omar Miguel is also the founder of the flamenco fusion group Fusion Gitana at ceviche tapas bar and grill in Orlando from 2008 to 2012.

 

Music at the Casa presents Victoria Schultz
Mar
26
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Victoria Schultz

Victoria has performed throughout Florida as a professional harpist and pianist for over 25 years for concerts and special events, including weddings and corporate receptions.

Currently Victoria performs atWalt Disney World, and has been a featured entertainer for shows at SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Cypress Gardens. She recently toured throughout China as the harpist and pianist with the Mantovani Orchestra. Victoria has shared the stage with such artists as Celtic Woman, Josh Groban, Johnny Mathis and Connie Francis.  A Celtic harp specialist, she toured as featured soloist with the Grammy Award Winning Irish Band “The Chieftains.”  

Recordings of Victoria have been distributed internationally by Madacy Records, through Avon and Coty, Barnes and Noble, Target and other venues. A National First Place winner in the Encore Productions Talent Competition, she has received numerous awards for performance and composition, including FFMC State Young Artist and Parade of American Music Awards. 

Her recording of original music “Celtic Crossings” inspired a Five-Star Review from the Renaissance Magazine.

Victoria received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at UMKC, a Master of Music Degree from Drake University with studies in piano, voice and composition, and special studies in harp.

For more information please contact:

http://www.piano-harp-voice.com

victoria@victoriaschultz.com

407-579-6854

 

Music at the Casa presents Shannon Caine and Beautiful Music
Mar
12
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Shannon Caine and Beautiful Music

Classical Musicians that Rock! Aerosmith-Zeppelin & Bach-Beatles create unique, elegant, and lively soundtrack for any event. Elegant music played in an exceptional way. Classical Quartet is the core of this group with Violin, Flute, Viola and Cello and adding Keyboard/Piano, Double Bass, Electric Guitar Soloist for full stage presentation. Classical look, cutting edge music established in 2000 and presented by Beautiful Music. For Booking Information contact Shannon@beautifulmusic.cc. Award winning music since 1989 and Casa Feliz Preferred Partner since the Casa Feliz - Happy House Grand Opening.

Performing for years,  produced hundreds of the unique requests that has led to our custom book of music - that is like no other in town. We play classical, modern and more.  This music collection has caught fire. At the most recent wedding - the guests started to sing the songs and clap with us, it was very compelling! and so much Fun!

2010-2014 – KNOT AWARD BEST MUSIC

 

Music at the Casa presents George Grosman
Mar
5
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents George Grosman

Born in Prague, the city of a hundred spires, fabulous gothic architecture and smoky jazz clubs, George has resided and played music on three continents, specifically in the U.S., Canada, Iceland, the UK, Israel and the Czech Republic. Educated at the Guildhall School of Music in London - where he often jammed with past and current Sting guitarist, Dominic Miller - and the University of Essex, George played with the Middle East Blues Band in Tel Aviv, Israel, with the chart topping group Kandis in Reykjavik, Iceland and has now been performing as a solo artist and with various bands in Toronto, Canada for the last couple of decades. He has recently relocated to Orlando and is now active on the Central Florida music scene. His 2010 CD “Europa”, recorded with his band, Bohemian Swing, has received wide airplay in Canada on the CBC and Toronto’s Jazz FM, as well as on some European radio station. The music on the CD is almost all original material and in a style close to George’s heart: a heady mix of jazz, French “chanson” and the intriguing harmonies of Gypsy Jazz. George and Bohemian Swing have recently played the Toronto International Jazz Festival, as well as countless other festivals and venues in Canada and the U.S.

In June 2012, George had the honor and the privilege to share the stage with jazz guitar legend, Larry Coryell. They performed one of George’s originals “Bohemian Blues” together.

George is currently working on two projects: an album of original jazz ballads and a tribute album to the late great New Orleans soprano saxophonist, Sidney Bechet. 

Music at the Casa presents Mike Bloomer
Feb
26
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Mike Bloomer

Mike is one of Central Florida’s most versatile professional musicians. He has extensive performing experience with classical, rock, jazz and other style of music.   Instruments Mike performs regularly include the cello, bass, guitar, viola and violin as well as vocals in a wide variety of musical settings.   Since he graduated with a B.A. in music in 1989 from the University of Illinois he has performed regularly with numerous orchestras, church ensembles, jazz bass, top 40 rock bands and more.  Audiences appreciate his warm and enthusiastic personality on stage.  Currently Mike is performing for weddings, private parties and special events as a solo performer or with other musicians. He is a successful freelance musician.   More information about Mike including videos and audio clips can be found at his website www.mikebloomer.com.

In addition to performing regularly Mike also teaches private lessons to over 40 students at several different music stores in Central Florida.   He teaches students of all ages, children to adults using the Suzuki Method and other methods to help students achieve success with their instrument.  

Whether on the stage or teaching private lessons Mike enjoys music and sharing his passion and skills with others.   “If the music I play moves you…I have done my job well.”  

Music at the Casa presents Troy Gifford
Feb
19
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Troy Gifford

Troy Gifford is a composer and guitarist who writes in a style that is modern yet accessible. His influences are many and diverse, including jazz, classical, pop and rock styles. He has written for many combinations of instruments, including orchestral and choral works, but his main compositional interest lies with the guitar.

His music has been performed throughout North America, in Europe and Asia, and he has won a number of awards, including the 1999 Guitar Foundation of America Composition Competition for his piece "Fantasia (on a theme of Ravel)" and recently a composition competition sponsored by Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine. He recently completed his first solo recording, "Delineations", which contains performances of his original music for the solo guitar. He is also an arranger; his arrangement of "Eleanor Rigby" for multiple guitars is featured on Eric Hansen's album "Across the Universe: A Beatle's Journey." Troy's formal training includes degrees in guitar performance and composition from Florida Atlantic University and a doctorate in composition from the University of Miami. He currently lives in Orlando, FL, where he directs the music program at Valencia Community College. He has also taught at Florida Atlantic University, the University of Miami, and Palm Beach Community College.

Field Trip 2017 to Winter Garden, Florida
Feb
15
8:30 am08:30

Field Trip 2017 to Winter Garden, Florida

Join us on our annual motorcoach excursion, as we explore West Orange County and the historic community of Winter Garden. We'll take a walking tour of the downtown historic district with stops at the Edgewater Hotel, Garden Theater, Heritage Museum, and Visitor Center. After a catered lunch, we'll tour at least two historic homes.

•Motor coach departs Casa Feliz at 8:30 am and returns by 5 pm
•Cost is $75 per person, includes snacks and lunch in Winter Garden
•Early-bird RSVP for Friends of Casa Feliz members only: January 19 to January 25.
•RSVP January 25 to February 10 for the general public
•Space is limited, to RSVP, please email madridfrench@casafeliz.us or call 407.628.8200.

Music at the Casa presents Harpist Christine MacPhail
Feb
12
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Harpist Christine MacPhail

Christine has been a professional harpist in Central Florida for 20 years, providing harp music for thousands of social and corporate events.

She currently performs as a harp player for wedding ceremonies, receptions, grand openings, and other special events at hotels, country clubs, gardens, restaurants, and private homes throughout Orlando and Central Florida.

Harpists add an elegant touch to any occasion.

Christine is a preferred vendor at many locations, including:
Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, Leu Gardens, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Casa Feliz, Buena Vista Palace, Wyndham Orlando, Celebration Hotel, Omni ChampionsGate, Rosen Plaza, The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne and many others.

Music at the Casa presents Guitarist Luis Garcia
Feb
5
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Guitarist Luis Garcia

Luis Alfredo Garcia is a classical guitarist with formal training at the Conservatory of Musica of Puerto Rico, and the University of Central Florida. Additionally, Luis has also been fortunate to receive flamenco guitar lessons from world renowned Spanish (Andalusian) flamenco guitarist Juan Serrano. Luis Alfredo has been performing and entertaining in Central Florida for nearly 20 years. He offers great Classical, Flamenco/Spanish, Latin and Jazz Guitar Music Entertainment for Orlando and all of Central Florida. His music selection is sophisticated, colorful, and passionate - excellent for any occasion. 

Luis is available as a solo classical and/or flamenco guitarist - great for wedding ceremonies, formal banquets, intimate/romantic dinners and serenades. Basically any event that a sophisticated and luxurious musical ambiance is desired. If you are looking for a more upbeat, high energy, fun and "show-off" guitar music, Luis Alfredo incorporates electronic drums/bass tracks into his music to create a band-like or "one-man-band" music show. He has developed a unique sound of Latin-Jazz, and Flamenco fusion - it can be simply described as "smooth jazz on caffeine".

Music at the Casa presents Violinist Lisa Ferrigno
Jan
29
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Violinist Lisa Ferrigno

Lisa Ferrigno has served as Concertmaster of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra for eleven seasons. A native of New England, she received her early musical training at the New England Conservatory and holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and The Florida State University.  Ms. Ferrigno has appeared frequently as soloist with the Brevard Symphony. She has also performed concertos with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Trujillo and Orquesta Camara del Festival Internacional Bach in Perú, as well as with the Florida Symphony and Orlando Philharmonic Orchestras. As a chamber musician and recitalist, Ms. Ferrigno has performed in festivals throughout the United States and internationally in Perú, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Germany.

Ms. Ferrigno’s recent performances include a solo recital at Festimusica in Trujillo, Perú, a trio recital in Georgia with faculty members of Florida State and Albany State Universities, a chamber music recital with members of the Brattleboro Music Center faculty in Brattleboro, Vermont, and a performance in Marlboro, Vermont with the Brattleboro Concert Choir and Festival Orchestra.

Ms. Ferrigno was a member of the Rochester Philharmonic and Florida Symphony Orchestras and Concertmaster of the Orlando Philharmonic from 1993-2003. She is a frequent guest Concertmaster of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Trujillo in Perú and has served as Concertmaster of the Heidelberg Castle Opera Festival in Germany, Principal Second Violinist of the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, and Principal Second Violinist of the Palm Beach Pops. Ms. Ferrigno continues to serve as Concertmaster of the Walt Disney World Orchestra, a position she has held since 1996.

Ms. Ferrigno’s recording credits include Joyous Violin, a collection of romantic music for violin and piano on the Madacy label. She can be heard as soloist with the Orlando Philharmonic in music from “Schindler’s List” on the Madacy albums John Williams: A Night at the Movies and John Williams: The Dream Goes On.

In addition to her performances in Florida, Ms. Ferrigno is an administrator, teacher, and conductor at the Brattleboro Music Center in Vermont.

 

Music at the Casa presents Matt Festa
Jan
15
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Matt Festa

Originally from Buffalo, NY and living in Orlando since '94...I cut my musical eye teeth around the likes of Bobby Millitello (Dave Brubeck), Jay Beckenstein (Spyro Gyra) and many more awesome sax players! Inspired early on in Central Florida by Paul Howards, I decided to pursue my dream of music and now I am an accomplished Saxophone player and band leader! My band Cornucopia has played for Sea World New Years Eve '07, Harbor Nights (Portofino event), City of Apopka Jazz Festival, Uptown Altamonte on a regular basis and more. I do a solo act with a mix of pop, blues and Jazz and work regularly with 3 different female vocalist to bring an energetic vibe to any music venue or party! I also am "jazz" at Universal Studios Blues Brothers show. I love people and hope to meet you soon!

Music at the Casa presents Beautiful Music's "Paint it Black" String Quartet
Jan
8
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Beautiful Music's "Paint it Black" String Quartet

Classical Musicians that Rock! Aerosmith-Zeppelin & Bach-Beatles create unique, elegant, and lively soundtrack for any event. Elegant music played in an exceptional way. Classical Quartet is the core of this group with Violin, Flute, Viola and Cello and adding Keyboard/Piano, Double Bass, Electric Guitar Soloist for full stage presentation. Classical look, cutting edge music established in 2000 and presented by Beautiful Music. For Booking Information contact Shannon@beautifulmusic.cc. Award winning music since 1989 and Casa Feliz Preferred Partner since the Casa Feliz - Happy House Grand Opening.

Performing for years,  produced hundreds of the unique requests that has led to our custom book of music - that is like no other in town. We play classical, modern and more.  This music collection has caught fire. At the most recent wedding - the guests started to sing the songs and clap with us, it was very compelling! and so much Fun!

2010-2014 – KNOT AWARD BEST MUSIC

Wellness & Yoga Day at Casa Feliz
Jan
8
10:30 am10:30

Wellness & Yoga Day at Casa Feliz

Wellness & Yoga Day at Casa Feliz featuring yoga instructor and life coach Erica Boucher. All Free For the Public! Come and kick off your new year right with music, yoga and healthy inspiration, and enjoy it all from inside the beautiful historic museum home of CASA FELIZ. We've got a fantastic line-up of FREE workshops and presenters, and we hope you'll join us!

10:30 - 11:30 am EMPATH YOGA with Erica Boucher
Empath Yoga is a heart-centered moving meditation designed to help open your mind, soften your heart, and relax your body. It’s, ultimately, about living an authentic life, guided from an intuitive place within. This 1-hour gentle yoga experience is appropriate for all levels. Bring a yoga mat if you have one! Erica is the creator of Empath Yoga, and has been teaching yoga for over 16 years. She is a life coach and author of the book SHOWING UP NAKED: Peeling Away the Layers to Your Authentic Self, and leads yoga retreats and trainings around the world. Her next retreat is a Greek Isles trip in September, 2017. Visit www.ericaboucher.com for more information.

12 noon EVERYDAY MINDFULNESS with Rachel Chase
Enjoy a short mindfulness practice; introducing you to a way of reducing stress through gentle slow standing stretches and sitting meditation. Rachel will share a modernized awareness of an age-old self-healing experience called 'mindfulness' that is taking the U.S. by storm as an effective form of therapy for balancing mind, body, and spirit. Rachel Chase is an experienced, certified, yoga and meditation instructor. She is a graduate candidate at Rollins College, working toward her Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters degree. Rachel teaches yoga and offers energy healing sessions for clients in the Winter Park area. Find her classes and workshops, and book a private session here: www.RachelChase.com"

12:30 pm LAUGHTER YOGA with Kay Devlin
They say “laughter is the best medicine” for a reason. Laughter Yoga was founded in 1995 by a medical doctor in India Dr Kataria, and combines yoga breathing with laughter exercises, for a profound level of stress relief and relaxation.

1 pm CHAIR YOGA with Kay Devlin
Chair yoga is yoga using a chair for help or support. It helps with range of motion and to build back strength and mobility. Using breathing and gentle movements, it is great for all ages, those with limited mobility and for those with injury. Kay started practicing yoga in 2010 as a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2008. She wanted something to help her with demanding work and to keep her body healthy. She found yoga. She then began her teacher training with Erica Boucher in 2013 and has been teaching ever since. She specializes in hatha, gentle, laughter, and chair yoga. She wants to help people heal through yoga and find laughter and joy both on and off the mat."

1:30 pm INTRO TO AYURVEDA with Kristen Schneider
Ayurveda is the oldest form of holistic medicine. The meaning of Ayurveda is "the wisdom of longevity". Kristen will introduce you to the Doshas, or mind-body constitutions. Ayurveda teaches how to use nutrition and lifestyle to enhance our physical and mental wellbeing. 
Orlando native Kristen Schneider graduated from UCF and Kripalu School of Ayurveda. She recently published her first book, Your Life is Medicine- Ayurveda for Yogis. 

2 pm DISCOVER THE SECRETS TO ACHIEVING YOUR IDEAL WEIGHT with Samadhi Artemisa, Acupuncture Physician
Resolve to be healthy! Come pick up tips for shedding a few pounds and getting a jump start on your New Year's Resolutions!"  Samadhi Artemisa, A.P. is a Florida-licensed Acupuncture Physician. She offers sessions in acupuncture, iridology and nutrition at InJoy Healthcare in College Park, Florida. She has a monthly column in "A Better You" of the Orlando Sentinel newspaper and recently published her first book, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, Healthy You. Samadhi can be reached at 407-252-1397, or visit www.InJoyHealthcare.com

3 pm YIN YOGA with Dana Kaplan
Yin Yoga is a variety of restorative poses involving long, deep and passive motions that last for several minutes. As we release muscle tension in the body, the Yin practice exercises the deeper connective tissues of the body…the tendons, ligaments, fascia, joints, bones & cartilages. Yin Yoga focuses on the lower back and pelvic region where we are rich in these connective tissues. When Dana first came to the Yoga mat in 1995, she was amazed that she could feel at home in her own body. As she continued to practice, that feeling grew into what she calls a joy rising from within. This kind of acceptance and joy is what Dana brings to her classes. She encourages her students to honor their bodies and accept themselves where they are at any given moment.

3:30 pm CRYSTAL BOWL MEDITATION with Laura Painter
Crystal bowls are unique sound instruments whose vibration help relax the body and mind, and induce a meditation state. Laura Painter, LMT, has been in the healing arts for 16 years. She is certified in sound therapy massage.

Music at the Casa presents Rev. Shawn Garvey
Dec
18
12:00 pm12:00

Music at the Casa presents Rev. Shawn Garvey

Rev. Garvey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Long Island University, and a Master of Divinity Degree from Andover Newton Theological School.  Rev. Garvey has been an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ since 2001, and before coming to FCCWP he served churches in Vermont, Massachusetts and New Jersey.  He is married to his wife Kathy, and they have two boys, Ryan and Cooper.

An avid musician, singer and songwriter, Rev. Garvey has led retreats, conferences, and acted as a consultant on Alternative Worship to local churches.  He has composed original music for Annual Meeting Worship services as well as composed, arranged, produced and performed on 3 albums of original material. 

He has performed with Livingston Taylor, Mary Fahl, Rick Elias, has opened for Marshall Crenshaw, and performed an annual John Denver Tribute concert with Denver’s former lead guitar player Steve Weisberg who played on 7 of Denver’s 9 platinum albums.