Brandy Reese Sloan has had a lifelong journey with music. Studying piano from the age of four, she began teaching her first piano student at the young age of 13 years old. Since then, Brandy has taught many students of all ages, from very young children to senior citizens. She is passionate about sharing her love of music and expertise with the next generation of musicians.
Prior to opening Sinfonia Music Academy, she taught piano in home studios, in elementary schools and Montessori schools, at Alamo Music Center in San Antonio, and at Music and Arts in Stone Oak. Brandy has a unique approach when it comes to teaching music, and has an affinity for teaching very young students and students with special needs.
In her spare time, Brandy uses her musical gifts to give back to the community. She spearheaded the implementation of a children’s music program at the local Battered Women’s and Children’s Shelter and has volunteered with Dress for Success San Antonio. Brandy also volunteers her time with the LGSM Foundation, a local organization that assists individuals with special needs in private music study. She is passionate about making a positive impact on the world with music.
Robert Elefante is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a degree in Piano Performance. Having over 15 years experience in piano, Robert has expanded his musical genres to more than just the classics. He enjoys Jazz, RnB, Rock, Hip Hop, and Pop. He also enjoys ensemble work as well as composing. He has had some of his compositions recorded and performed live. Robert has taught a range of courses from music theory summer camps to private teaching in schools. He has had a lifelong philosophy of always moving forward and sharing the idea that "Music is the key to understanding one another."
Betina Vega has years of experience teaching piano. She has played music since she was a toddler. Her specialty is teaching adapted piano lessons for blind students. Betina graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor's in psychology. She is passionate about teaching music in Braille. Her teaching philosophy is that every student should have the opportunity to learn music, regardless of physical ability. She is excited to share the beautiful gifts of music with her students.