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1324 N. State Road 7
Margate, FL 33063
(954) 582-0248

"Music Lessons for All Ages and at All Levels"

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Mon-Thur - 2:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Sat - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Allen Autry, Jr.
“We are proud of our teaching staff at Autry Music 
Institute, Inc.  They are some of the finest instructors
 in South Florida. From the beginning, I have insisted on 
retaining only top professional Instructors to teach our valued students.”

Our Senior instructors have Music Degrees. Our Instructors are experienced teachers and performers”

Hugo F. Lescano
Assistant Director and Instructor
Instructor of Master Class: Piano
Instructor in Beginning and Intermediate Guitar & Composition
Native Country: Peru Speaks English and Spanish

Hugo Studied Music Performance in guitar and piano and also music composition at the National Conservatory of Music in Lima, Peru. He had futher studies in Jazz Piano at Florida International University. He has worked as an associate producer of recording for Sony Studios. Hugo has performed at many national and international venues.

Rodney Brown
Associate Director & Band Master
Sr. Instructor Brass & Woodwinds & Saxophone

Instructor in Beginning & Intermediate Piano &

Beginning Drums, Beginning Guitar
Native Country: USA Speaks: English

Rodney has a degree in Music Education from Florida State University. His degree is in Classical Saxophone. Rodney has played in many bands including salsa and jazz bands. Rodney can play and teach many instruments.  He will be teaching beginning and advanced brass and woodwind instruments including flute, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet and trombone. Rodney also teachers beginner guitar, drum and keyboard

Instructors (In alphabetical order)

Rick Averill
Instructor in Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Ukelele

Native Country: USA Speaks: English

Rick has a B.A. in Music Education from the University of Florida. His muical interests include Classsical, Folk, Rock, Jazz, Country, Christian and Southern Rock. Rick is currently a member of the Robbie Hilliard Band.

Derick Cordoba
Sr. Instructor in Guitar & Bass Guitar
Instructor in Beginning Piano

Native Country: USA Speaks: English and Spanish
Mr. Cordoba is a well known performer and instructor in South Florida. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies with performance emphasis. He studied under prominent jazz educator Jack Peterson, founder of Berklee College of Music Jazz Guitar Program. He also studied under Vincent Bredice, author more than ten jazz educational books. He has toured three years with his band “Further Seems Forever” The band sold over 80,000 records while on tour. He has toured with Florence Henderson and singer Ed Ames. Mr. Cordoba is endorsed by Gibson Guitars.

Lin D’Andrea
Instructor in Violin, Piano and Vocals

Native Country: USA Speaks: English
Ms D’Andrea has an Associate Degree in music from Philadelphia Community College with additional work at Rowan University in New Jersey. Ms. D’Andrea has taught for ten years. She is a sought after performer having been in show bands touring the eastern United States. She was also the director of a seven piece swing band that toured the North East United States.

Oren Gross
Instructor in Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano and Vocals

Native Country: USA Speaks: English
Oren Gross began playing music at the age of 11 in middle school orchestra, and continued on in high school orchestra and jazz band. Since then he has played in several groups of various genres, including rock, jazz, ska, acoustic rock, hardcore, tech-metal, reggae, and country/folk. A graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelors of Music, he loves variety in both musical style and instruments, focusing on bass, guitar, drums, piano and violin. A teacher for over 7 years, Oren loves what he does and strives to give students a strong performance ability along with a solid foundation in musical theory.

Ramon Justicia
Sr. Instructor in Guitar


Native Country: Puerto Rico Speaks: English and Spanish
Guitarist Ramon Justicia has earned accolades from critics and audiences in Europe, the United States and Latin America. Music reviewers have described his playing as “majestic” with a “huge sound and solid technique,” and have called him “a privileged master of the guitar.” The prestigious Guitar Review praised Mr. Justicia’s technique for his “distinctive interpretive personality.” He completed advanced studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid Spain. He has toured Europe, Latin America and the United States as a soloist and chamber music performer. Mr. Justicia, who made his New York debut in a memorable performance with the New York Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall is a much sought-after solo performer.

Davey Pitruzzello
Instructor in Guitar, Bass, Piano and Vocals


Native Country: USA Speaks: English
Davey is a member of the up and coming rock & roll quintet - Mylo Ranger - and is a member of Dr. Kenneth Keaton's Classical Guitar Society. He is also persuing his bachelor's degree in Music Education at Florida Atlantic University.
"Music has been an extremely positive force and an emotional/spiritual outlet in my life. It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to show young musicians how to love and cherish this art the way I have."

Ariel J. Ramos
Instructor in Guitar, Bass, Piano and Violin


Speaks: English, Spanish
Composer and pianist Ariel J. Ramos is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston and has been performing, teaching piano, and working with independent filmmakers since 1997. He is a first place recipient of the Cluzeau-Mortet piano competition and was awarded the Berklee Writing and Composition Scholarhsip.

Ariel Ramos is author of a wide array of books in the mDecks Series including UST Jazz Piano Voicings collection, Reconstructing a Bach Fugue, and Piano Technique Vol. 1. In addition, Mr. Ramos has composed soundtracks for countless films and TV series including Warner Bros's Terminator: The Sarah Connors Chronicles and Pushing Daisies (TV series IDs for Latin America). Ariel's studios and offices are now located in South Florida where he composes music for film, TV and chamber music, and arranges from small ensemble to full orchestra. Beyond his writing of books and his prolific composition Ariel also is a highly sought after pianist, performing jazz, latin and chamber music in South Florida. Finally, Mr. Ramos is a renowned piano, theory and composition educator.


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