Who Are The Caponi’s Cannolis and Why?
Back in 1999, while Mr. Caponi was interning for his teaching degree in a small school way out in Osceola County, each classroom teacher had to create a catchy name for their students that went along with their last name. There were t-shirts, signs, and announcements all throughout the school for these classes. When his internship was over and he had his own classroom after graduation, this creative idea stuck with him. He wanted to do the same for his own students, so the Caponi’s Cannolis were born. Parents loved it and we still hear today that their child will be a ‘Cannoli’ for life.
When Mrs. & Mr. Caponi were married, she did the same for her students. So, when the School of the Arts came along in 2005, Caponi’s Cannolis became the trademark. These kids will forever be our performing Cannolis.
She has taught theater arts classes at Walt Disney World as part of their Youth Education Series as well as for their Camp Disney theater arts programs for grades K-12. She also has taught professionally in the public school system at the elementary level.
Besides teaching the arts, Mrs.Caponi loves being a part of it as well. She has performed on stage in Clermont in the musical “Annie” and the comedic play “Lend Me A Tenor.” (Along with Mr.Caponi!) Before moving to Clermont, she performed on Long Island, New York in the musicals “Baby”, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, “My Fair Lady”, “As Bees In Honey Drown”, and “The Butler Did It”.
She has been trained professionally, is currently represented and is regularly auditioning for commercials and print work. She has done commercials for Universal, Disney, Sea World, and local markets. She recently was cast as the principal mom for a Discovery Cove campaign, and was able to swim with a dolphin!
She hopes to bring her love of theater and the arts to all her students. She believes that learning acting techniques helps students become more confident in themselves and more expressive in their lives!
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Mr. Angelo Caponi
Angelo Caponi is a K-5 music teacher with 19 years experience in Lake County, Florida. He has produced over 90 children’s musicals at his current elementary school! In 2009 he received Teacher of the Year by his peers. A graduate from the University of Central Florida, he has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education K-6 in addition to a K-12 Music Certification. He has a background in theater and singing performance, and has also sung in an 18 piece professional jazz ensemble. If you ever need for him to sing Sinatra gigs, let him know
Mr. Caponi’s students have sung at Downtown Clermont First Friday, The Orlando Magic, The Atlanta Braves, The Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, Walt Disney World, America’s Got Talent, just to name a few. His classes have also been featured performing on News 13 🙂
Mr. Caponi has always loved to sing, and he has learned that sharing his love of singing with children has brought much joy to their lives.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Caponi have found that children that have been a part of their programs continue to talk and reminisce about them for years to come. Being a part of the performing arts is a memorable experience which helps build confidence, friendships, and a positive attitude!