Welcome Eric Baum: Drums, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Composition

Eric Baum is an accomplished composer. As a versatile musician, Eric performs and instructs on drums, bass, guitar, and piano in many styles of music, including classical, jazz, funk, and rock.  He is also fluent in a range of professional industry software for music production.  He uses Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, GarageBand, and Maschine to teach students songwriting and recording techniques for all genres including EDM and Hip Hop.

 Eric studied music and digital arts at Stetson Universitys renowned School of Music. As a kid, he was a student at Yancey Music Center, where he developed his love of music. Following his passion to write music and innovate audio technology, Eric co-founded Audio Skyway, a music composition company where he combines elements of classical music theory with modern electronic sound design and production techniques to write music for TV, Film, and Video Games.  His music has been featured in the award-winning film The Little Firemen and on major networks including PBS, CBS, NBC, ABC, and the E! Network.

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Eric is currently accepting new student on Tuesdays

All lessons are personalized to the unique needs of the student. Erics lessons won’t merely teach you musical theories: you will learn how to express yourself through your instrument as you learn those theories. You will also gain technical knowledge and the tools to experience your musical potential. Learning to play the songs you love is just the beginning.  Music is about becoming more confident with yourself and developing character along the way. You will learn about the discipline, patience, and dedication that it takes to stand out among professionalsnot just as a musician, but as a strong individual. What you play becomes an extension of yourself. From beginner or experienced, hobbyist or professional, every person has a place in the wonderful world of music!

Welcome Julie Snell: Vocal Instructor

Julie Snell: Vocal Instructor-Beginner to Advanced

With a lifelong passion for singing, Julie Snell joins Yancey Music Center with a myriad of experience. Julie studied voice and music with Professor Robert Holiquist at Western Carolina University, where she also studied with Joyce Farwell. Her professional experience includes commercial work with Rudy Ward Productions in Atlanta Georgia, and the Young Artist Opera Theater in North Carolina. Julie also previously served as the youth music teacher at Greensboro Baptist Church. She describes herself as a teacher that wants her students to enjoy their time studying voice and achieve their personal best. Along with a four octave voice, Julie brings her enthusiasm to Yancey Music Center for teaching students of all ages. Julie is accepting new students on Wednesdays.

Welcome Zoriy Zinger: Violin Instructor

Zoriy Zinger: Violin-Beginner to Advanced 
Zoriy Zinger, a violinist, began his music career at the age of six when he entered the first of the distinguished Russian Kazan Musical Schools.  Continuing on to Kazan College, he obtained his Master degree of Art in music in the Kazan Conservatory.  He became an accomplished violin player.  His talent led him to a teaching position at Kazan College where he taught the violin to students of all ages.  He obtained his diploma as a soloist of Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra at Kazan State Conservatory in 1981.


Throughout his education he pursued a career as a violinist and played with the College Chamber Ensemble, and with the Conservatory Chamber Orchestra.  From 1980 to 1992, Zoriy was the Assistant Concertmaster (II violins) for the Tatarstan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra.


In 1993, Zoriy moved to New York.  After enjoying many active years as a performer in orchestras and chamber groups, Zoriy joined an ensemble group, the“Empyreal String Quartet”.  Due to their rigorous training and uncompromising professionalism they became one of the most polished and versatile performing groups in the New York Area.  Performing over 200 times a year, the Quartet was managed by Steven Scott Productions, a well-known New York Entertainment Agency.  They were in great demand for public and private events.  They played such prestigious events as the Metropolitan Museum for the Grand Opening of theFaberge Collection, Lincoln Center, and the Museum of Modern Art for the 100thAnniversary of New York Times Magazine. They were also featured at Gracie Mansion for the 1997 National Mayors’ Conference, and have made appearances onABC’s Regis and Kathie Lee show.  CBS, ABC and Russian Radio all aired programs devoted to the Ensemble.


In 2000 Zoriy decided to leave the Ensemble to pursue an independent career.  He performed during a Ricky Martin concert in Madison Square Gardens, and had an opportunity to perform at the Russian Tea Room for the New Year’s Eve.  Also he was invited to Channel 11’s “Inside Edition” for their special “Weddings”programs.  In 2000 he performed for the New Jersey Lottery celebrating 30 years with such greats as Ray Charles and the Orchestra and Chorus of St. Peter by the Sea, Rev. Alphonse Stephenson, Director.


Now he continues his successful career in Florida. He has a big experience of playing in-groups as well as a soloist and a strolling violinist, and is available for public and private functions.  His extensive repertoire of music encompasses a wide variety of music styles, including classical, jazz, contemporary, Broadway,  American standard, Gypsy, Italian, Irish, Latin and many others.
Zoriy is available for private lessons at Yancey Music Center Tuesdays 4-8pm.

Welcome Sarah Wilson Vocal & Strings Instructor

Sarah Ann Wilson, M.A.

Vocals , Strings, Violin, Viola, Cello 

Sarah Wilson found music at a very early age. She picked up the viola for the first time when she was 10 years old and studied privately under Susan Bearden. After landing her first lead role in her middle school’s production of the musical “Annie,” she began her classical voice training with Mr. Bruce Reynolds of The Music Room.

Actively involved in Orchestra, Choir, and Music Theater throughout her education, she went on to win a talent scholarship to attend Stetson University at 17 years of age. She honed her technical viola training under the direction of Dr. Jesus Alfonzo during both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Her classical vocal training was overseen by Dr. Bobb Robinson and Dr. Kandie Smith.

While at Stetson University, Sarah was actively involved in the Stetson Women’s Chorale, an auditioned treble choir conducted by Dr. Andrew Larson. She acted as the Soprano section leader for numerous years in the choir, and traveled to Tennessee to perform at the National American Choral Directors Association conference in 2010. As a violist in the Stetson University Symphony Orchestra, she had the privilege of performing in Italy with conductor Anthony Hose.  She is also a proud member of Sigma Alpha Iota, a professional Music Fraternity for Women, of which she was Stetson’s chapter President in 2010.

Her performance experience includes vocal jazz, Opera, musical theater, acting, and over 20 years of classical dance training. She was currently seen performing at The Little Theatre in New Smyrna Beach as the lead in “Into the Woods”. She has acted as a private clinician and music teacher for local school music programs in the Central Florida area over the last 7 years. In addition to her love of music, she is also a creative writer of children’s books, and holds a Master’s degree in English Literature. She is currently working for the Orlando Diocese as a Middle School Language Arts Teacher and Children’s Church Choir Director. When she is not in rehearsal she enjoys spending time with her new husband, Andrew and their 3 cats and 1 dog. Sarah is looking forward to expanding her passion for teaching and always aims to encourage and foster self-confidence and a love of music in her students.  Sarah is now accepting new students on Wednesday and Thursday.

Holiday Hours

We will be Open Christmas Eve Dec 24 10-4pm, maybe longer if you all cannot get enough.

Closed Christmas Day

Closed the day after Christmas Dec 26

Open Saturday Dec 27 10-5pm

Closed Sunday Dec 28

Happy Holidays to all! Hope everyone has very Musical time!

Wanted: Experienced Strings Teacher

Yancey Music Center, located at 601 S. Yonge St, Ormond Beach, bseeks a part-time Strings Instructor.

Candidates should have experience in teaching all ages, from beginning to advanced skill levels. Ability to teach any (or all) of the following instruments–Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass–is required.

Current availability, as well as summer availability, and any lesson plan examples can be submitted as well. Compensation is on a per lesson basis; therefore, motivation and self-promotion is mandatory.

If you wish to apply, please send a resume and a list of current references to Yancey Music Center: music.store@yanceymusic.com

Welcome to Our New Website

We thought it was time for change, so we did it in a big way! We invite you to browse our new website and try out some of its incredible features like our online lesson system. We’ll also be opening an online store in the next couple of months, so make sure you check back often.

We hope to see you soon, and thanks for being the most important part of our business!