Our Teachers

Kelli Cummins-Branson (Owner & Teacher) holds her Masters in Interdisciplinary Arts and her BFA in Dance. Originally from New York, Kelli has taught at the Nightingale Bamford School, Arts Connection, The 92nd St Y, 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 13) was just 3 months old and became a certified Musikgarten Educator in 2014.

Elizabeth Ingram (Guest Teacher) 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 is excited to join the Bushel & Peck team! Elizabeth became a certified Musikgarten Educator in 2013.

Barbara Lezcano Scott (Guest Teacher) 
is a lifelong, classically trained, singer and thespian, and played piano and viola for several years with the South Florida Youth Symphony. She grew up in Miami and performed with the New World Connection. Barbara has a Master’s degree in Economics from Florida State and has worked to balance music, finance and entrepreneurship. She most recently performed the national anthem before an Orlando City game, and is currently working on music projects with local artists. Fluent in Spanish, and the daughter of Cuban immigrants, Barbara is able to speak to the nuances of cultural differences and enjoys singing and writing all varieties of music. She is on the Board of Directors for Central Florida Vocal Arts and Harbor House of Central Florida, and enjoys being a community advocate for both causes. She is Mom to three daughters, discovered Musikgarten in 2020, and became certified to teach in 2021.
Ashley Walker (Teacher)
is a former MusikGarten parent and passionate about sharing her love of this program with other families. She was raised in South Florida where she studied voice for many years before moving to Orlando to pursue her degree at UCF.  Ashley became involved with MusikGarten in 2017. Bringing her own boys to class allowed her to share the joy and connection that these classes bring first hand. She is beyond excited to join Musikgarten as a teacher and cannot wait to sing and dance along with you! Ashley became a certified Musikgarten teacher in 2022. 

Larissa Roderick (Guest Teacher) a native of New Hampshire, received a bachelors 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 teacher in 2018.