Our Teachers


Kelli Cummins-Branson holds her Masters in Interdisciplinary Arts from Nova Southeastern University and her BFA in Dance from the State University College at Brockport. Originally from New York, Kelli has taught at the Nightingale Bamford School, Arts Connection and Circle of Dance. She served as an Arts Integration consultant for Mary Palmer and Associates for Orange County Public Schools and most recently was an adjunct at the University of Central Florida. She has worked for many local arts organizations including Voci Dance, IBEX Puppetry, The Orlando REP and Mad Cow Theatre. She discovered MG when her oldest (now 11) was just 3 months old and became a certified Musikgarten Educator in 2014.

Larissa Roderick a native of New Hampshire, received a bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire and has been teaching since 2003.  She plays the flute, alto flute, and piccolo with the Central Florida Sunshine Flutes, as well as playing the piano recreationally.  She has performed with groups all over the country and has taught in both private and public school settings.  Larissa enjoys teaching Musikgarten because of the developmentally appropriate curriculum and the quality of the instruments and music provided, creating an enriching experience for her students. Larissa became a certified Musikgarten Educator in 2018.

Elizabeth Ingram was born and raised in Winter Park. She pursued her love of music and earned her B.M. in Vocal Performance from Loyola University New Orleans and her M.M. from New England Conservatory.  She is a soprano who loves to sing Opera and has worked with New Orleans Opera, Vero Beach Opera, and most recently, Opera Orlando as their studio artist in residence.  Elizabeth taught Musikgarten for years before she had her own children and now she is excited to be returning! Elizabeth became a certified Musikgarten Educator in 2013.