Ignite School of Music

@ St. Pete First

"Ignite School of Music" is a community and church outreach to teach Students and Adults Musical knowledge in theory and performance to bring Praise to God.  

Both the Teacher and Student will grow more aware of their instrument, and learn important goals for excellence in a Christian Environment. 

Sign Up: All appointments are made with instructors at their available times

Cost: Lessons are $25.00 per lesson, paid at the start of the month

Instructors

Lessons starting: September 4th, 2019

Coming Soon - Contact: Kmann@fumcsp.org


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Kenn Mann:

Senior Worship Director, St. Pete First

Dean, Ignite School of Music


Kenn Mann began his musical journey by playing on a tiny toy piano given to him by his parents at Christmas when he was only 3 years old. The very day he received this gift, he began playing hymns and worship songs to his parent’s amazement.  Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, this southern gentleman has led in Worship and written songs alongside such singers and musicians as Babbie Mason, Charles Billingsley, Vernon Whaley, Derric Johnson and David T. Clydesdale as well as world renowned leaders such as Henry Blackaby and Kay Arthur.

 

Kenn has written over 50 Choral Anthems for such companies Brentwood/Benson Music, Word Music, Lorenz Publishing and Lillenas Publishing.  He has also written four (4) Choral Musicals; (1) “No More Walls”, a Youth Musical produced by Veggie Tales writer, Steven V. Taylor, (2) “A New Heart For Christmas”, An Adult Christmas Musical created with Disneyworld’s Derric Johnson and Liberty University’s Dean of Music, Vernon Whaley.  (3)  Make Us One”, An Adult Worship Musical, which won the Gospel Music Association’s prestigious Dove Award for “Musical Of The Year” and finally, (4) “After The Cross”, An Adult Easter Musical which premiered at Cypress Gardens, Winter Haven, Florida.

 


Kenn received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education fromMississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi and went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Church Music from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  He has hosted the WTIS Music Talk Show, “Tampa Bay’s House of Praise” for two years and now serves as the Minister of Worship & Music at First United Methodist Church in Saint Petersburg, Florida for the past seven years.