Marissa Parinello is a dedicated music teacher and performer. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Marissa received a bachelors degree in music education with a concentration in flute performance from West Chester University, and is currently completing her master's degree. Outside of teaching and performing, she has a passion for baking, reading, and is always trying to find the best local coffee shops. Her favorite musicians include Jack Johnson and Nora Jones.
Marissa has performed in various solo concerts, and has performed in different ensembles including concert symphonies, marching bands, woodwind choir, jazz band, pit orchestras, and others. Her favorite performance moments include participating in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, and playing a featured solo at the Pennsylvania Music Education conference.
Marissa is a certified teacher in Pennsylvania and Florida. She has taught band, chorus, orchestra, and general music classes. She began her career teaching in South Philadelphia. During her time there, she established an instrumental program at a school that did not have one. Her general music classes included a curriculum with ukulele performance, music theory, and music history ranging from opera to pop. Since moving to the Orlando area Marissa has taught all sorts of large ensembles, and has had students compete in the Florida Music Assessment festival.
Ms. Parinello has taught students ranging from less than a year old, up to high school level students. Regardless of age and skill level, Marissa works hard to cultivate a life long love of music. Music facilitates learning in all other subject areas, as well as social emotional skills, discipline and confidence. By giving students the tools they need to become musicians, we are able to enhance every other aspect of their life.