Reagan McCray

Reagan McCray

Voice
Piano
Ukule
Flute
Cello

“As a teacher, it is my mission to show each child I teach the musical ability that lies within them and give them the tools to allow it to grow!”

My passion for music first began when I was just 12 years old. All my friends started taking piano lessons from my Choir Director at Church and I was so inspired by the music they were able to play. As I began taking lessons, I studied and practiced diligently and after just two months of lessons I started to play the piano and organ for Church services. I studied under the direction of my piano teacher and began learning vocal techniques as well. When I started middle school, I played the flute in the symphonic band and played the cello in the orchestra. I performed in yearly festivals and solo and ensemble competitions and received superior ratings. As I grew older, music gave me the confidence that I could achieve whatever dreams I have if I set my mind to it. At the age of 16 I became the Director of Music at my local Catholic Church in Pensacola. Now, for almost fifteen years, I have not only played piano and organ but I have directed Adult, children’s, handbell, and instrumental choirs. I have taught in the school setting for five years and have taught private lessons for nearly ten years. In 2014, I graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I have used this degree to work with children who live with special needs. I have taught music to special needs children for the last 7 years of my life. I believe with all my heart that every child has a unique and special ability within them and it is up to the teacher to help them find it. I am blessed to have had teachers in my life that found the musical ability within me and allowed it to grow into what it is now. As a teacher, it is my mission to show each child I teach the musical ability that lies within them and give them the tools to allow it to grow!