Magi Dizdari (BM,MM) is a versatile concert pianist and a successful business woman. In her music career she has combined two important passions, performing and teaching. In 2003 she founded DEA Music and Art Schools and has since expanded this community based idea into a successful business opportunity, from a small and local project, to a global brand with three branches in US and one in London, UK.
It is her innovative philosophy of making music, art and performing, central to the kid’s education that sets Magi apart from other community projects. Her passion for excellence, knowledge of the performing arts, and need of dreaming big has ensured the success of her business. Her students are award winners and have performed in all major concerts halls around the country, including Carnegie Hall. With her inexhaustible energy she is a driving force for introducing creativity into the lives of young people and making a real change in the way communities explore the arts.
Franco Verdino, the regional director of FasTracKids and Eye-Level, holds a BBA from Baruch College in Finance & Marketing. He has been named Top Licensee in North America on multiple occasions with FasTracKids International and has also been named licensee of the year with Enopi (now Eye-Level) in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Verdino’s goals are to own, operate, sell and expand a network of learning centers throughout Brooklyn and Staten Island, throughout the United States and possibly around the world. In addition, he has served as a consultant to others in the field of Franchise Learning Centers. Verdino believes that education is the key to our nation’s future and that if he is successful, he will be helping children in the New York area and in the United States reach their full potential!
Verdino specializes in marketing and finance as well as developing advanced strategies for expanding children’s learning programs. Verdino has been involved with FasTracKid and Enopi since August, 2003, managing multiple centers, developing new centers and acting as a professional/highly experienced consultant and coach to others looking to enter into the Business.
Prior to that, he was an assistant commercial appraiser with MMR for two years, from 2001 to 2003. From 1998 to 2001, he was a captain and waiter with Yipeee, catering to the elite in the New York area, including celebrity weddings, high-profile events and the set of “Saturday Night Live” for two seasons
John Lamberti, owner and operator of DJ Got Me Fit on Staten Island, has spent more than a decade in the field of personal fitness. He is a certified personal trainer with the National Federation of Personal Trainers, and he has worked at gyms all over the east coast, including gyms in Florida, New Jersey, and New York.
Lamberti studied Exercise Science at Florida Atlantic University, as well as Physical Education at Brooklyn College. He also travels throughout the country, offering his expertise in teaching mental performance coaching seminars.