Phone: (352) 671-6200


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Mrs. Blinkhorn

Can you believe that this is my 31st year here at Sunrise?! I have taught music at Sunrise ever since it first opened. I have seen many changes take place throughout the years, but one thing never changes and that's the wonderful students, parents, and co-workers here at our school. That's why I consider Sunrise my "home"!

I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and attended the University of Georgia where I received my Bachelor's degree in Music Education. I am a professional oboist and have performed throughout the southeastern United States playing with symphonies and chamber ensembles, in addition to doing solo performances.

I have been married for 28 years. My husband's name is Dean and we have one grown daughter, Allyson. She is currently a grad student at the University of Florida. We also have a Yorkie Russell (half Yorkie, half Jack Russell) named Snickers.