31388 La Hwy 16, Denham Springs, La, 70726 (Between Ron's Seafood & Magnolia Beach Rd)  225-369-2053

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Pam D. Yonge
Director/Instructor and founder of 
Overtones Music Studio
The Overtones Experience:
Overtones Music Studio is locally-owned and operated right here in Denham Springs, LA. Our goal at Overtones is to foster a love and appreciation for music in our students.  The students at Overtones are encouraged to play, sing, and enjoy the gift of music for life.  We believe that music not only can change your life, but we believe that it can enrich your life. 

Our instructors are what sets Overtones Music Studio apart from everywhere else. You will experience a dynamic, fun, structured system that will allow you to experience music like never before.

​Bachelors of Music Performance Southeastern Louisiana University

Justin's love for music comes from his family.  

He has developed a love and appreciation for all genres of music.  Some of his random favorites include Periphery, Elvis, Claude DeBussy and Toto!
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Kariina Nurkala-Persyn
Master Strings Instructor

Justin Burdette  
 Master Guitar Instructor

​Justin grew up watching his family of musicians perform in concerts.  His dad inspired his love for the guitar, and he considers his grandfather John Levy Reynolds his musical hero. His grandfather's performance of the Irish folk song Danny Boy at the Grand Ole Opry is a true testament to the musical heritage of his family; his legacy as a professional country singer and comedian left a lasting impression on Justin.  
Pam's love of music began even before she started school & her greatest wish was for a piano. After taking lessons & gaining experience as assistant pianist in her hometown church from Jr. High until high school graduation, she obtained a music education degree from LSU. Her teaching experience includes over 25 years of choral conducting & classroom music in East Baton Rouge Parish & Orleans Public Schools, adjunct music education instructor at UNO, Children's Choir Coordinator at First Baptist Church of New Orleans, adult choir & ensemble director at FBCNO. During her tenure in Orleans schools, Pam served on the music textbook adoption committee & correlated the music curriculum with the regular elementary classroom curriculum. One of Pam's greatest passions is bringing music alive in the classroom, not as a separate entity, but as an integral part in developing the whole child with music permeating all aspects of a child's learning & development. In 1989, Pam became a charter member & later director of a female Christian ensemble called Tapestry, comprised of performing & teaching musicians from both New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary & First Baptist Church of New Orleans. The group members performed together for 10 years & continue to reunite & perform annually even though members are now spread out across the US.  

After moving back to the Baton Rouge area & beginning a new chapter in her life, Pam began taking a few private piano students in her home. She was then blessed with the opportunity of founding Overtones Music Studio in January of 2011. What began as seven or eight in-home students has grown to many times that number enrolled in all our programs. Pam feels so blessed to have been given a career that began as a passion in early childhood & strives to instill that same love of & passion for music in all students who pass through our doors.  
Kariina’s musical adventure is an amazing journey across the U.S. in many different exciting positions. She began her Odyssey through music in her home state of Michigan at Negaunee High School. She has served as a director of music for Trinity Lutheran Church in Ishpeming, Michigan, a “Music Maker” with Catherine Lakanen, a private music instructor, and a public school teacher!
In the early 90’s Kariina began working for the Statesboro-Georgia Southern Symphony Guild as a string instructor and later as a librarian. In the summer of 94’ Kariina and her husband David moved to Tucson where she worked for a private music studio, growing the business to over 60 students. She also played Cello in the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra and the Catalina Chamber Orchestra. She also played cello and violin in the Foothills Philharmonic!
Kariina and her family moved to the Baton Rouge Area in late 2000 and hasn’t skipped a beat! She is the senior string instructor at Overtones Music Studio
Cathy McManus 
Master Vocal Instructor

Dylan Dobbins
Guitar/Piano Instructor

Roy Leonard
Senior Piano Instructor/Beginner Trumpet Teacher
Information to be updated soon.
Information to be updated soon.
Information to be updated soon.
Overtones Jr. Teachers
Jason Holloway - Piano Teacher
Emma Graham - Piano Teacher
Emma DeLee - Piano Teacher
To be updated soon!

To be updated soon!
Caroline Gayle - Piano - Pre-K Teacher
Kathi Calamari
Piano Instructor
Ryan LaFleur
Band Instructor
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