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SarahAnn Duffy holds a master's degree from the Bard College Conservatory Vocal Arts Program and a bachelor's degree from New England Conservatory. As a passionate and dedicated educator, SarahAnn has previously taught for education programs at the Aspen Music Festival, Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Days in the Arts at Tanglewood, and New England Conservatory. SarahAnn was recently seen as Zerlina in Don Giovanni with dell’Arte opera Ensemble, Rose in Star Wars: The Last Maestro with the Albany Symphony and and the mezzo soloist in Laud to the Nativity by Ottorino Respighi.Learn More
Praised for his “dark, rolling baritone“(Münchener Merkur) and “soft and compact timber“(Corriere del Ticino), Italian baritone Nicola Ziccardi is a sought-after performer throughout Europe. Under the baton of Maestro Gustav Kuhn, Ziccardi had become a regular member of the Tiroler Festspiele Erl. In February 2018 He made his debut in Teatro La Fenice of Venice in Die Lustige Witwe directed by Damiano Michieletto and conducted by Montanari...Learn More
Aleksandar Reupert, bass, has been recognized for his diverse abilities in opera, recital, and choruses both in the Midwest and abroad. Recent performances include Mahler’s Symphony no. 2 with Chicago Sinfonietta and the role of Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro at Stavovské divadlo in Prague. Aleksandar’s passion for song can be seen in his recitals which span diverse genres, languages, and time periods; including collaborations with notable living composers.Learn More
A graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music in Opera, Alize Rozsnyai is a professional singer and actor who performs internationally, and has premiered countless works. She is co-founder of Alter Ego Chamber Opera and former lead vocalist of the band, The Fancy Balloons.Learn More
Soprano, Samantha DiCapio, has been praised for her “seamless technique” and “uniquely warm vocal color.” As a teacher, Samantha is comfortable teaching students of all ages and levels. She specializes in the Bel Canto Technique and specializes in opera, art songs and musical theatre songs. Samantha made her opera debut as the 2nd Nymph in Rusalka with Opera Slavica. Abroad, Samantha is a regular performer in both France and Italy.Samantha is a graduate of the Mannes School of Music.Learn More
Hailed for her “masterful and show-stopping performance” (Opera News), internationally acclaimed soprano Ashley Milanese has performed with Teatro Regio Torino, Komische Oper Berlin, Opera Philadelphia, among others. When she is not performing, she enjoys teaching private voice lessons and masterclasses. Ashley teaches a foundation rooted in Classical Voice which enables her students to strengthen their musical ear, free their natural artistic inclinations, and build a strong technique so they can feel secure and confident across all genres.Learn More
Alison Bieber, soprano, is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Alison has formal training in Opera and Musical Theater, with recent interests in Cabaret and Jazz. Her passion for music began as a young singer/songwriter, influenced by classic rock, pop, and country music. She has experience accommodating her music instruction to an array of different disabilities and severity levels.Learn More
Soprano Katya Gruzglina holds degrees from the Juilliard School (Bachelor of Music) and Rice University (Master of Music) and has held faculty at Fullerton College and California College of Music, specializing in teaching adult beginners and adolescents. Katya teaches with the strong belief that each student has a unique instrument that is paired with unique needs. It is her highest priority to develop an individualized plan to cater to each student’s needs, interests and personality. Learn more at http://katyagruzglina.comLearn More
Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, Elena has performed with internationally acclaimed Philadelphia Orchestra, English National Opera, West Australian Opera, Opera Philadelphia in iconic venues such as Carnegie Hall, Apollo theater, Mann Center, Kimmel Center and Supreme Court Gardens. Equally as passionate off stage for teaching, Elena encourages students to find their inner voice and promotes techniques to build confidence so they can find security to express their natural artistic talent in all genres of music.Learn More
Jazz vocalist Rosalie Swana has been teaching a wide range of students for five years, ages ranging from 3 to over 65. The daughter of Philadelphia’s renowned Jazz trumpeter John Swana, Rosalie came up fully immersed in Philadelphia’s rich Jazz culture. She started singing at the age of 3 and then pursued trumpet. Shortly after, Swana began studying piano at the Curtis Institute of Music and continued until she was 18. Throughout high school, Rosalie sang as well as played trumpet in various Jazz programs throughout the greater Philadelphia areLearn More
Marina Poplavskaya Guedouar has performed on stage since 1990, at first with the Bolshoi Theater children choir, and then, in 1997, she became a soloist with the New Opera in Moscow, where she performed under the leadership of Maestro E.Kolobov. Later, in 2001 she became the lead soloist at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovitch Danchenko Musical Theater. Since 1996 she has won numerous international competitions, including Maria Callas Grand Prix in 2005. Marina has helped artists and young singers to prepare for roles, graduate, and prepare for auditions.Learn More
Izaya Perrier is a PNW Native singer now based in New York City. In his earlier years of singing Izaya spent a lot of time studying and singing Jazz and Musical Theater before he found his true passion for Classical Music. For his undergraduate studies he attended the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and studied under Timothy Noble. Izaya has always found that variety and flexibility in singing is very important. When teaching vocal technique he uses music of different genres to solidify vocal strength and confidence in students.Learn More
Madison (she/her) is a New York-based musicologist and soprano currently pursuing her Ph.D. in musicology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Through her research, performing, and teaching alike, Madison works to create a collaborative environment where limitations are challenged through the exploration of one’s voice, storytelling, and musicianship. Her teaching centers each student’s individual goals through creating a comfortable space where questions are encouraged, and every voice is given the platform to grow and be heard!Learn More
Flávia Darcie (she/her) is a Brazilian Mezzo-Soprano based in New York City. She holds a Master's Degree of Music in Voice from New York University and a Bachelor's degree of Music in Conducting from a university in São Paulo, where she was born and raised. She has been teaching voice for over 5 years, all music genres, and her goal as a music teacher is to help people develop and unlock their creativity while giving them strong pillars to do so. She creates a safe and nurturing environment where the student feels inspired to explore their own voice.Learn More
Soprano Ellen Teufel is a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, now based in New York City. She holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and Penn State University and has been a young artist with Opera on the Avalon, ISING International Young Artist Program, Bel Canto at Caramoor, and Lyric Opera Studio Weimar. Favorite roles include Anna Bolena with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Pamina with West Bay Opera, Alcina with Lyra New York, and Giannetta with Teatro Dobbiaco.Learn More
Chelsea Feltman is a soprano, actor, and teaching artist. She performs in opera, recital, musicals, straight plays, film, and interdisciplinary art pieces around the United States, Europe, South America, and East Africa. As a teaching artist, she has led workshops around the world and teaches private students of all ages, experience levels, and interests. In addition to opera/classical, Chelsea is versed in belting and contemporary commercial singing techniques, as well as acting techniques that help singers better express themselves through song.Learn More
Marie Engle, mezzo-soprano, is an opera singer, recitalist and chamber musician. She has produced recitals internationally and made her professional debut as Donna Elvira at Wichita Grand Opera. Marie completed studies at Northwestern University and the Juilliard School. Fluent in English, German and French, Marie has studied in New York, Vienna and Paris. She also taught vocal trio, Girl Named Tom, prior to their winning NBC’s The Voice.Learn More
A big voice with an even bigger heart, soprano Summer Watson is a singer on a mission to inspire as well as entertain. Having beaten stage 4 Breast cancer and survived a deadly train crash, the chart-topping international vocalist knows all too well about the challenges that confront us in life. Summer’s music is infused with the same positive message she embodies: Go for your dreams and never give up! Wowing the world with her incredible voice, Summer has shared stages with the likes of Michael Bolton, David Tutera, Chris Botti, David Foster and Marcello Alvarez.Learn More
Australian soprano Yvette Keong is a graduate of The Juilliard School (MM) and Manhattan School of Music (BM). Using a foundation of classical singing technique, Yvette’s teaching repertoire spans across opera, musical theatre, pop, and jazz. She strives to create a compassionate and warm environment for her students to explore their voices. Her teaching philosophy is that anyone can learn to sing, and welcomes students of all age groups and levels.Learn More
Caroline Kuhn’s earnest songwriting creates a unique union between folk and jazz with soaring melodies that are accompanied by rhythmic fingerpicking on the guitar and tenor banjo. A recent graduate of The New England Conservatory of Music, Caroline spent the last four years completing her degree in contemporary improvisation. After spending time in Boston building upon her extensive experience singing harmony in a variety of styles (from medieval to jazz), she returned to her native New York City.Learn More
Violist/Violinist Serena Hsu is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at The Juilliard School. She has studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Paris Conservatoire, and the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove, England. Her main mentors include Hsin-Yun Huang, Misha Amory, Jean Sulem, Lynne Ramsey, and Jeffrey Irvine. She is a prizewinner of various competitions, including YoungArts, the Ohio Viola Society Competition, Saint Paul String Quartet Competition, and the OSTA Chamber Music Competition.Learn More
Corey has performed with ensembles such as Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, the International Contemporary Ensemble, and Ensemble Proton. He has participated in many prestigious music academies including the Lucerne Festival Academy, Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau, and NAC Young Artist Program. Corey graduated from Oberlin College & Conservatory with degrees in psychology and viola performance. Recently, he earned his master’s at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.Learn More
Corinna Canzian is a graduate from Triest Conservatorio, HfMDK Frankfurt am Main and Lucerne Musikhochschule, where she holds a BA in Violin, Master in Contemporary Music, Master in Violin Performance and Master in Solo Performance. She appears regularly in orchestras, chamber music groups and as a soloist all over Europe.Learn More
Praised for her “enchanting musical personality” ~ de Volkskrant violinist Tosca Opdam is among the most prominent artists to have emerged from the Netherland in recent years . Dividing her time between the US and Europe, she embraces the idiosyncratic qualities of both cultural worlds to enrich a personal expressiveness in music. Tosca received her Masters of Music at the Juilliard School of Music, studying with Catherine Cho and Sylvia Rosenberg. She received her Bachelors of Music at the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Patinka Kopec.Learn More
Atlanta native Erin Pitts has studied the violin and the viola for 13 years. A recent graduate of the Juilliard school, she now is returning to get her master's degree at the Juilliard School. Erin has much experience with kids from when she started her own private studio based in Atlanta from 2013-present. Erin is able to offer a unique teaching experience to her students that curates the musical, educational and creative sides of the arts world into a concise, exciting lesson!Learn More
Violinist Ye Jin Min is currently a candidate for Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Yale School of Music, where she also holds Masters degree. Alongside her performance activities as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, Ye Jin is also a passionate teacher. As a committed music educator, she has been teaching violin, viola, music theory and music history in private lessons, workshops, and festivals since 2010. She also has been an audition panel for KNVC. Ye Jin's former students have won places in competitions and conservatories.Learn More
Gregory Harrington is a concert soloist who has performed with esteemed orchestras & conductors around the globe. He has released 5 acclaimed solo recordings & his latest album of the Philip Glass Violin Concerto #2 & his arrangement of the "Hours Suite" (Janacek Philharmonic & Mark Shapiro) debuted at #3 on the Billboard Charts. He has 20 years teaching experience & studied under esteemed soloist & pedagogue Erick Friedman & Sally Thomas. Ideal for students looking to create an excellent foundation in violin playing.Learn More
I strive to give my students the technical and musical skills to have a life-long appreciation of music-making. It is a priority for me to teach in a way that fosters curiosity, confidence, dedication, and cultural understanding. I make learning the violin fun and engaging for my students by adapting to their learning style, building trust, and celebrating any and all sounds we make together.Learn More
Natalia Badziak is a graduate of the Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, where she completed Bachelor’s degrees in viola performance and comparative literature, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she completed her Master’s degree. Natalia has taught both violin and viola for seven years in music schools, privately, and through conservatory preparatory departments to students of all ages. She specializes in contemporary music and has commissioned several new works for the viola that involve experimental techniques.Learn More
Israeli violist Yehezkel Layoun (1991) earned his bachelor of music (2014) from Temple University as a student of Che-Hung Chen of the Philadelphia Orchestra and a master of music (2016) on full scholarship from Wichita State University, where he was a student of Boris Vayner of the St. Petersburg String Quartet. Most recently, he studied three years in an artist diploma program (2017- 2020) from Rutgers University on full scholarship, under the tutelage of Daniel Panner of the NYC Opera.Learn More
Rachel Halvorson is the principal violist of the Sarasota Orchestra and plays in the Sarasota String Quartet. She holds her Bachelors of Music from Oberlin Conservatory, and recently completed her Masters of Music at Rice University. She formerly held a contract with the Akron Symphony, and has performed with orchestras such as the Cincinnati, Houston, San Antonio, Syracuse and New World Symphonies. Rachel has joined Tanglewood, Spoleto Festival and National Repertory Orchestra on summer fellowships, and now performs at Music in the Mountains.Learn More
Bulgarian Violist Raisa, is a member of the English Symphony Orchestra and the Ulster Symphony Orchestra, and performs regularly at The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, and in many international music festivals in the UK and Europe, plus appearing on ITV and BBC broadcasts. She is an experienced chamber musician, currently performing on a 1845 viola by J.B. Vuillaume and is completing her PhD in solo & chamber Viola repertoire. Raisa teaches at the Junior department of Trinity Laban Conservatoire, in addition to private teaching.Learn More
Unrestrained curiosity and a devotion to fundamentals fuel Dan Pappalardo's relationship with music. Performing on both upright bass and bass guitar, Pappalardo has served artists from Billy Hart, Wallace Roney, and Sullivan Fortner to Cautious Clay and John Mayer. Dan has taught across different mediums for more than 15 years. His approach is simple: joy is infectious. He hopes to empower students to break perceived impossibilities into manageable pieces, with and without the bass.Learn More
Through public performances and music education, Dr. Evan Kelsick seeks to strengthen the solo, chamber, and large ensemble literature of the tuba/euphonium and to foster a passion for music in his students and audiences. Evan currently lives in Illinois, where he teaches at Eastern Illinois University. He holds degrees from the University of Houston, Northwestern University, and the Eastman School of Music.Learn More
Trumpet player Olivia Pidi is an active chamber and orchestral musician in the Tri-State area. She has performed in concerts at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, and Chicago's Symphony Center. She currently plays in the trumpet section of The Montclair Orchestra, is a member of subtle cheetah brass, and serves as trumpet faculty at the JCC Thurnauer School of Music. Olivia holds a master’s degree in performance from Manhattan School of Music and a bachelor’s degree in performance and musicology from Oberlin Conservatory.Learn More
Originally from the Delaware Valley, Eric Rizzo is a freelance musician and teacher currently based in New England. He holds degrees from New England Conservatory and Yale School of Music, and is currently in the Doctor of Musical arts program at the University of Connecticut. He has performed with the Hartford Symphony, Phoenix: The Orchestra Reborn, and the Boston Festival Orchestra, as well as at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Lake George Music Festival.Learn More
Alex Pinto is a 2019 graduate from Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied with Roy Poper to earn a degree in Trumpet Performance. He loves making music, whether it is with his trumpet, voice, whistling, or in any other way. With a background in orchestras, jazz bands, chamber groups, acapella groups, church choirs, and other ensembles, Alex has a variety of musical skills that he would love to pass on to anyone with an eagerness to learn. Can teach by ear or with sheet music!Learn More
George is a versatile teacher and performer. A recent graduate with a Masters of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory, he has experience teaching and playing across the country. He has been involved in his communities wherever he has landed. He has taught private individual lessons as well as at several high schools, middle schools and elementary schools in San Francisco, CA and Boston, MA.Learn More
Stephen Whimple, hailing from Clifton Park, New York, is currently a 1st year DMA student in Trombone Performance at the University of Alabama, where he studies with Dr. Jonathan Whitaker. Prior to his studies at UA, Stephen attended The Juilliard School as an Irene Diamond Graduate Fellow, Morse Teaching Artist Fellow, Music Advancement Program Teaching Fellow and Teaching Assistant for the Tenor Trombone studio. During this time, he was student of Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic.Learn More
Ben is currently the Principal Trombone of Symphoria (Syracuse, NY) and The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra (Ithaca, NY). Ben has also been fortunate to perform with the Buffalo and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestras as well as the Clinton Symphony, National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, and American Institute of Musical Study in Graz, Austria. Ben holds a B.M. from the Eastman School of Music and is currently pursuing a M.M. at Yale University where he is also a Teaching Artist in The Yale New Haven Music In Schools Initiative.Learn More
Praised for his “saxophone virtuosity” by Downbeat Magazine, Max Bessesen is a rising young saxophonist and composer in New York City. His 2020 debut album Trouble (Ropeadope Records) features Cornettist Ron Miles and was well reviewed by Jazziz, Jazz Times, and Jazzwise. He has performed with musicians like Greg Ward, Dana Hall, and Bobby Broom and his work is supported by The Luminarts Foundation, Pathways to Jazz, and The Frank Huntington Beebe Fund. Max teaches jazz, classical and popular music to his students and is currently pursuing a masters degree at the Manhattan School of Music.Learn More
Zoe Obadia is a saxophonist, composer, and teacher. She began her studies at the Juilliard School in 2014 and has since performed in New York City at venues such as Smalls, the Blue Note, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. She has performed with notable musicians including Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, and Bill Charlap. She has worked as a teaching assistant at the Jazz House Kids Summer Workshop and the Middle School Jazz Academy at Jazz at Lincoln Center. She recently graduated from Juilliard with a masters degree in Jazz Saxophone.Learn More
Jarien Jamanila is a saxophonist from San Diego, California. He graduated from Juilliard in June 2021 with a Bachelor's in Music in Jazz Studies. Some of his mentors include Gilbert Castellanos, Kamau Kenyatta and Charles McPherson, Marshall Hawkins, Wynton Marsalis and George Coleman. He’s had the opportunity to share the stage with Bobby Watson, Delfeayo Marsalis, Eric Reed, Gaslamp Quarter Jazz Orchestra and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. He is a specialist in with jazz music but is open to all kinds of music!Learn More
Griffin Jennings is a producer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist from New York City. He attended Oberlin conservatory, studying experimental and electronic composition. Griffin's music strives to sound human through an emphasis on warm, tactile sounds, simplicity of melody and harmony, and use of analog technology. Griffin specializes in teaching recording, mixing, and composition / media scoring.Learn More
Stefan Chaplikov studied at the Conservatoire de Paris with Michell Béroff and was a Rebanks Family Fellow at The Glenn Gould School. He holds an Artist Diploma at Yale School of Music with Peter Frankl and his D.M.A. from Peabody Institute, where he studied with the legendary Leon Fleisher. His latest recording featured a solo album with Clementi Piano Sonatas for the Naxos Label, hailed by the critics as “breathtakingly beautiful” (American Record Guide), “a true musical pleasure” (Ritmo), “utter perfection” (The WholeNote).Learn More
Caitlyn Koester surrounded herself with music in a multifaceted way from a young age. Throughout her childhood, piano lessons led to an enthrallment with learning the varied likes of Bach inventions, Elton John songs, and writing her own music. By high school, Caitlyn was dabbling in jazz and classical chamber music, accompanying local musicals, and helping to raise money for music education. Today, Caitlyn maintains a studio of 15 private students, and is excited to expose her students to a rich and varied musical education.Learn More
Praised for his “technically superb and musically convincing playing” (Hamburger Abendblatt), León Bernsdorf continues to establish himself in the international classical music scene. Born in Hamburg, Germany, León began his journey at the piano at age 5. One year later he received a scholarship from the Hamburg Youth Music Foundation and was taught by the renowned piano pedagogue Carol Tainton. After his pre-college studies with Volker Banfield at the Hochschule Hamburg, he moved to the East Coast of the US.Learn More
Stephen Joven-Lee is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory ('18) and The Juilliard School ('20). He is an award winner of almost two-dozen national and international competitions, and has performed in renowned halls including Carnegie Weill Hall, Severance Reinberger Hall, Steinway Hall. Joven-Lee is also a passionate teacher and scholar, with award winning students who have performed in Carnegie Weill Hall and Walt Disney Concert Hall. He also teaches music theory and ear-training classes at the Juilliard School.Learn More
Josue González has been described by legendary pianist Daniel Pollack as a technically flawless and fearless virtuoso, characterized by his strong temperament and lyrical touch. Currently 26 years old, Mr. Gonzalez expanded his knowledge attending top music conservatories such as the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music and the USC Thornton School of Music. Mr.Gonzalez has attained international recognition winning more than 2d national and international awards and competitions.Learn More
Alfonso Hernández is a Doctorate in Musical Arts candidate at the University of Maryland working with Russian pianist Larissa Dedova. Alfonso holds degrees from the University of Houston, Eastman School of Music, and Lynn University; he has participated in many renowned music festivals including the Chautauqua, Aspen, and Zeister Muziekdage in the Netherlands. A passionate educator, Alfonso is Co-founder of the International Chamber Music Festival of Guatemala and has served as visiting faculty at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala.Learn More
Alison received her Doctorate in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music in May 2020. She made her Carnegie Hall debut recently with works by Schubert, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev. Alison has taught college students and beginner to advanced levels of all ages. She approaches each student as unique and caters the lessons to their individual learning style. Her teaching philosophy aims to develop the imaginative mind, sensitive ears, and technical facility so that students become self-directed learners with a fierce love of music.Learn More
Born and raised in Brazil, I started taking piano lessons when I was 7 years old and played in my first recitals and took part in piano competitions by 8 years old. I moved to Curitiba to college, where I took my Bachelor in Music at the School of Fine Arts of Paraná. In 2019, I moved to the USA, where I went to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I have been working as piano, music theory and history of music for 9 years and I am looking forward to teach and learn much more.Learn More
Jazz pianist, producer and educator Aman Almeida grew up in Bangalore, India. He has played with many distinguished artists including trumpet player Dominick Farinacci, film scorer Terence Blanchard and tenor saxophonist Ernie Krivda. In 2021, Aman received his B.M in professional music from the Berklee College of Music, Boston.Learn More
Liza Wu is a classical pianist/keyboardist, performing regularly in Manhattan, as well as internationally. She is an affiliate of Barnard/Columbia, NYU, Avenues, Marsalis RMPBB, and studio pianist of renowned vocalists Josephine Mongiardo, Harolyn Blackwell, and Catherine Malfitano. (Prev: Holy Trinity Archdiocesan Cathedral, Interlochen Arts Camps, School for Strings, Prof Perf Arts School, Westchester Cons, NY Youth Symph Singers, Columbia Artists' Theatricals, Bx Opera, Chelsea Opera & Orch, Concerts in Motion, 'Smash' (NBC).Learn More
Arianna Giesbrecht is a graduate of the highly selective Accelerated B.M./M.M. Program at The Juilliard School under the guidance of Jerome Lowenthal and Hung-Kuan Chen. She has appeared in performance ranging from a piano arrangement of the national anthem at the Cleveland Indians Home Opener to a performance of Chopin's Concerto No. 2 with orchestra. Arianna is passionate about the growth of all students and believes in creating and fostering a positive environment where her students have the abilities to grow as both musicians and individuals.Learn More
Dr. Michael Kaykov earned his Undergraduate degree from Mannes College of Music, Master’s degree from Juilliard, and DMA at the Manhattan School of Music (dissertation: “The Evolution of Alexander Scriabin’s Harmonic Language and Pianistic Textures Across his Etudes Op. 8, 42 and 65”.) His scholarly articles have been published in Europe. A second album in an ongoing series devoted to Liszt’s piano works will be issued by Odradek Records in April 2022.Learn More
Dabin Ryu is from Seoul, South Korea. she started to play piano at the age of 4, She played classical piano for 10 years and then switched to jazz. Dabin graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz composition and performance, and graduated from Manhattan School of Music with a Master's Degree in Jazz Studies. She has a lot of performance experiences in Massachusetts and NYC. Not only playing as a side person, she also had band leader experiences. Dabin Ryu Quintet had summer tour in Seoul, South Korea.Learn More
Oboist, optimist, and singer/songwriter Dr. Lydia Consilvio is an avid chamber musician, having appeared on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center with her ensembles. She has played with the Annapolis (MD) Symphony and the Rochester (NY) Chamber Orchestra. Parts of her recording of Pasculli’s “Le Api” were played on an episode of BBC Radio 3. Lydia is a creator across genres, making double reed arrangements of Bach and popular music alike. Her instruction style is spirited, open-minded, and accessible.Learn More
Noah Halpern is a Jazz trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Seattle, WA, Noah moved to New York in 2014 to attend The Juilliard School, where he went on to receive a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Jazz Studies ('18 and '20.) He has performed all over the world with artists ranging from Wynton Marsalis to Lil Buck. As a composer, he writes for dance, big band, as well as his own projects. Noah is passionate about sharing his love of trumpet, jazz, and songwriting.Learn More
Lauren Anker is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and studying under William VerMeulen. She recently graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory with degrees in Horn Performance and History. She has performed with the Houston Symphony and Akron Symphony Orchestra. She was the horn instructor for college students at Oberlin, and for the past year has been teaching private lessons and masterclasses at high schools in the Houston Independent School District.Learn More
Hornist Liana Hoffman is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music where she studies with William VerMeulen. She previously attended the Manhattan School of Music and has participated in music festivals all over the country. She is a substitute musician with the New World Symphony and has performed as an extra hornist with the London Symphony Orchestra. Liana has several years of teaching experience in both group and private settings and with horn players of all levels.Learn More
Praised for her “powerful command and nuanced facility”, Violetta Maria Norrie is a harpist of diverse range and ability. She began playing the harp at the age of 6, after falling in love with the instrument at a Renaissance Faire. Since then she has performed orchestral, solo, and chamber music at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Recital Hall and Symphony Space. Violetta earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Susan Jolles. She spent her junior year studying abroad at the ConservatoirLearn More
Over the years Roni Eytan has developed a unique way of playing the harmonica, by drawing on influences from a wide range of music, transcending the traditional sonorities associated with the instrument, and achieving a singular musical voice. Still only in his twenties, Roni has already performed with a galaxy of world-renowned musicians, such as bassists John Patitucci and Eddie Gomez, drummer Brian Blade, pianist-vocalist Kevin Hays and pianist John Beasley.Learn More
Benjamin Ellis is adjunct professor of Guitar and director of the Classical Guitar Ensemble at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy. Ellis performs regularly and has been a featured soloist at festivals, universities and concert venues throughout the north east. Ellis is an active teacher in the Syracuse area and has been featured as a guest instructor at Syracuse University, Mansfield University and the Eastern U.S. Music Camp at Colgate University.Learn More
Matthew Pidi is a classical guitarist from Bergen County, NJ. He has experience performing as both a soloist and chamber musician in concerts around the United States and Italy. Matthew is a member of the Riverside Guitar Duo and a section leader in the New York City Classical Guitar Society's Guitar Orchestra. He holds a Master's Degree in classical Guitar Performance from Mannes College the New School for Music and is on guitar faculty at the Fort Lee School of Music and Virtu.Academy.Learn More
I'm a professional guitarist and educator based in Chicago, IL. I graduated from Oberlin's Double Degree program in Jazz Guitar Performance, and currently perform in projects that range from jazz and improvised music to country and indie rock. I welcome students of all ages and all experience levels.Learn More
Currently the touring guitarist with British singer Seal, Russell has elevated his career quickly after graduating from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2016. Resulting from his versatility, virtuosic ability, and fun-natured spirit, Russell has become frequently requested by some of the most esteemed professionals in the industry, which has led him to perform professionally with a wide range of artists like Jazz bassist Christian McBride, the legendary Gospel group the Clark Sisters, R&B singer Jaheim, and many others.Learn More
Guitarist Emmett Sher grew up in Staten Island, New York. Coming from a musical family he started guitar at a young age and decided early on to pursue music professionally. Emmett went to Laguardia High School, the Brubeck Institute Fellowship program and finally, Oberlin Conservatory. At Oberlin, Emmett was awarded the Wendell and Bettye Logan Prize in Studies. Last summer, Emmett toured with various bands across the United States as well as Portugal. Emmett recently won second place in the Jarek Smietana Jazz Guitar competition.Learn More
Matt Kaplan is a professional guitarist and educator based in New York City. He holds bachelor’s degrees of Music Education and Music Performance with a minor in Piano from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a master’s of Music Performance from Mannes College - The New School for Music. Matt has performed internationally and at venues like Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Recently, Matt released an album of classical guitar chamber music featuring the music of composer Jaime Zenamon.Learn More
Elijah Cole is a guitarist, pianist, and composer in Philadelphia. An active member of the Philadelphia music scene, he performs frequently around the city as a sideman and a leader. His music blends a wide array of influences into a unique sound that delivers a powerful emotional message. His mission is to create music that stimulates the mind, soul, and spirit of his listeners.Learn More
Leonid Morozov is a 5th generation musician in his family. Before coming to the US Leonid successfully established himself on the Russian jazz scene: participated multiple times in the “Jazz Province” Festival (years 2014,2015,2016 and 2017) and “Lundstrem-fest-100”. Led his own gigs in the top tier Moscow jazz clubs like “Esse”, “Kozlov Club”, “B.B. King club” as well as played as a side man with famous Russian and European jazz musicians.Learn More
Colombian Flutist Laura del Sol Jiménez performed with the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra and Colombia National Symphony Orchestra before moving to New York in 2016. Laura has also appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, and with orchestras in China, Japan, Israel, Italy, Argentina, Chile, and throughout the United States. In 2015, Laura founded the Linos trio, which toured South America and produced an album premiering music of contemporary Latin American composers. Laura serves as flute faculty at the Portland Conservatory of Music and Director of the Conservatory’s Preparatory Program.Learn More
My name is Kelsey and I'm currently finishing up my masters at Juilliard. I'm very passionate about flute, teaching, animals, languages, and pop culture. I teach a variety of different types of music, so sign up, let me know what music you like, and let's get started :)Learn More
Shannon Vandzura, 26, flutist, enjoys a vibrant freelance career in the Northeast region. She frequently performs with the New York Philharmonic, Symphoria, New Haven Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Albany Symphony, Symphony in C, as well as other regional orchestras. She holds the position of Second Flute in the Montclair Orchestra and Nutmeg Symphony. She recently graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in the prestigious Orchestral Performance program in 2020.Learn More
Up and coming fiddler and banjoist Keilan Aplin has steadily built a sound of her own through intensive studying of sound recordings, and extensive time playing and learning with friends and mentors at fiddle camps in the United States and abroad. In 2018 she studied under Norwegian fiddle mentors Anon Egeland and Laura Ellestad at the University College of Southeast Norway’s Folk music program. Through close listening to the stylings of West Virginia's Hammons family, and fiddlers like Lee Stoneking, Keilan has developed an anchored, subtly expressive approach to fiddle and banjo.Learn More
Chase Elodia is a drummer and composer whose debut album, “Space Between,” was released in July 2020. He has performed in Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, Jordan, Netherlands, Switzerland, and across the United States. He holds a BA in English and a BM in Music from Oberlin Conservatory, an MM from Berklee College of Music, and an Artist Diploma from Musik Akademie Basel. As a teacher, he has worked with students of all levels and abilities for over 10 years, and has had his virtual teaching featured in Drum! Magazine.Learn More
Ricardo Guerra is a Cuban-American drummer/percussionist, composer, and educator based in Miami, FL. Most recently, he started a Master's degree in performance at Global Jazz Institute at Berklee, where he has had the opportunity of studying with Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, and Kris Davis, among others. Ricardo's teaching experience includes over 20 private students in his studio at a time, as well as work with non-profit organizations in Miami and virtual teaching in Panama and Costa Rica.Learn More
Grammy award winning drummer, Zach Adleman, has performed at Carnegie Hall, the 57th Annual Grammy Awards After Parties, and the Newport Jazz Festival. Additionally, he holds a GRAMMY for playing percussion on the song "Water in Cupped Hands", on Ted Nash's 2016 release, the "Presidential Suite."Learn More
Aaron is an Australian drummer who began at age four where he attended Australia’s renowned Drumtek School of Percussion. Performing live since the age of 12 he has lived and breathed music ever since. Aaron is well versed in rock, funk, jazz, and pop. As a celebrated musician on the Melbourne rock scene, Aaron’s love of drumming then took him to Hollywood stages. Aaron shares his knowledge of music with all his students. Whether beginner or advanced, his love of rhythm and finding the true spirit of music is what brings joy to those he coaches.Learn More
Award-winning drummer, composer and band leader Shawn Myers currently tours nationally and internationally with grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Leyla McCalla while maintaining an active performing schedule with many other artists. He has performed with many national and international luminaries, including Evan Christopher, Nduduzo Makhathini, Ed Petersen and Kenny Werner. He has studied drums and percussion with Billy Hart, Jamey Haddad, Jason Marsalis, and in Haiti, Ghana, Togo, and Benin.Learn More
Justin is a Chicago-based Composer and Conductor with degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, Royal Academy of Music (London), and is currently a PhD Fellow at the University of Chicago. His music has been performed by groups such as the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Vertixe Sonora, the CHROMA Ensemble, the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble and has received awards and recognitions from ASCAP, YoungArts, Tribeca New Music, and Encore Wind Ensemble. Justin has taught at John Tyler Community College (Virginia) and The Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra's Young Composer Mentor Program.Learn More
Composer Adam Billings is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with revered composer and teacher Dr. Robert Beaser on scholarship. As an instructor, Adam enriches his students’ perspectives on contemporary music, philosophy and aesthetic style. In addition, he believes that it is crucial for young composers and musicians to understand the working world that they are headed into. Adam hopes to bring a fresh perspective to the world of music education for composers and musicians alike.Learn More
Clarinetist, Sydney Lusby enjoys a multifaceted career as both a performer, educator, and arts administrator. Sydney is a studio musician and has recorded for the New York City Ballet’s Here/Now performance series, IBM, and a number of projects with Philip Glass. She is a graduate of both The Juilliard School and Interlochen Arts Academy. Her primary teachers have included Anthony McGill, Jon Manassee, Emil Khudyev, and Alexander Fiterstein. Sydney is the Assistant Director of Admission at Interlochen Center for the Arts and has a private studio in Traverse City, MI.Learn More
Hailing from Philadelphia, Max Reese is currently a graduate student at DePaul University studying under the tutelage of Stephen Williamson. He received his bachelors in music from Oberlin Conservatory studying with Richard Hawkins, and has also studied with Charles Salinger. He has held chairs at all of Oberlin Conservatory’s large ensembles and has attended the Brevard Music Center. At Oberlin, Reese was selected as a musician for the Oberlin Orchestra’s performance at Carnegie Hall in 2019.Learn More
Based in Texas, Seok Hee Jang is currently the Doctoral Teaching Fellow in clarinet at the University of North Texas. His past engagements include a tour of Portugal and Canada with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the North Texas Wind Symphony, the Orford Academy Orchestra, and the Republic of Korea Army Band. His primary teachers include Philip Paglialonga, Stephen Williamson, and Alain Desgagné. He holds a MM from DePaul University in Chicago as well as a BM from McGill University in Montreal.Learn More
Michael Kissinger began his career at age 16 when he produced his first concert featuring legendary jazz clarinetist Woody Herman. He is Artistic Director of Bravo! Concerts Northwest and the Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival. He is a Guest Conductor of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra and was Artistic Director of the Dubrovnik Jazz Festival in a 5-year project with the City of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Michael has been a clarinetist and conductor with artists ranging from Jose Feliciano, Diane Schuur, Brubeck Brothers, and the Oregon String Quartet.Learn More
A native of Santiago, Chile, Axel Vallejos is a graduate of Rice University, where he completed his Master’s degree in cello performance. He received his Bachelor of Music at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, a Professional Performance Certificate, and a Master of Music degree from Lynn University.Learn More
A graduate of the Royal Music Conservatory in Brussels and the Academy of Music in Cracow, Magdalena performs across Europe, Asia and the Americas, and appeared in renowned concert halls such as Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, BOZAR in Brussels, Witold Lutoslawski Studio in Warsaw, NCPA in Mumbai. Currently a doctoral candidate at UW Madison, she is a recipient of the Paul Collins Wisconsin Distinguished Fellowship and a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.Learn More
Dr. Zachary Preucil serves as principal cellist of the La Crosse Symphony, teaches privately in Madison, WI, and is active as a performer and guest clinician throughout the midwest. He holds degrees in Cello Performance from the New England Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and previously served on the faculties of the Music Institute of Chicago, Music for Youth, and the Kanack School of Musical Artistry. Dr. Preucil has registered training in the Suzuki Cello Method.Learn More
A native of Saint Louis, Missouri, American cellist Henry Myers is currently a doctoral candidate and graduate teaching assistant at the Eastman School. Henry has taught collegiately at both SUNY Fredonia and the University of Rochester. Students of his have gone on to study at SUNY Purchase, Ithaca College, and University of Missouri Saint Louis. He has also authored several well-received publications such as “The Case For Active Practicing” on StringVisions, which was cited by The Bulletproof Musician.Learn More
Cellist Maya Enstad holds a B.M. in cello performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She has appeared as a recitalist at the Bellingham Festival of Music’s “Welcome Home” concert series and has held fellowship positions at the Marrowstone Music Festival and at Bamfield’s Music by the Sea. With a background in both performance and education, Maya studied string pedagogy and elementary education at Oberlin. She believes in student-centered learning and designs individualized lessons based on her students’ goals and interests.Learn More
Nik Hooks has enjoyed a varied career as a chamber, orchestra, and solo performer, having concertized in renowned venues across the globe. In 2019, he won the Principal Bassoon position with the Billings Symphony Orchestra and was the grand prize winner of the Sherman Walt Merit Award Competition. He holds a Performance Studies Certificate from The Colburn School and a Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory. His primary teachers include Judith Leclair, Richard Beene, Richard Svoboda, and Rick Ranti.Learn More
Tony has been on the NYC World Beat, Rock, R&B, Jazz and contemporary Jazz scene for over 30 years, playing with world renowned musicians including; the Brazilian Power Samba band Pe De Bois, Babatunde Olatunji and Drums of Passion, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Terry Reid, Michal Urbaniak, Walter Bishop Jr., Randy Brecker, Michael Wolff, Badal Roy, Jeremy Wall (Spyro Gyra), Brian Kean, Frank Colon, Vic Juris, Jimmy Ponder and Carmen Lundy. He has toured Japan, Europe, Russia and the US with various artists and his own world- beat/contemporary jLearn More
Amy is currently a diversity fellow with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She received her Bachelor’s from Lynn University, and a Master’s from Yale University. She enjoys being a teaching artist with the Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. As well as with the Volta Music Foundation in Havana, Cuba.Learn More
Ethan Philion is an award-winning bassist, composer, and bandleader based in Chicago. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and DePaul University, Philion was the winner of the 2019 International Society of Bassists Jazz Competition. In 2020, Philion was selected to Chicago's prestigious Luminarts Jazz Fellowship. Philion was a 2015 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Artist in Residence at the Kennedy Center and holds two Downbeat Student Music Awards for Outstanding Soloist and Outstanding Small Ensemble.Learn More
Eli Heath is an emerging American bassist, composer, and musical director. He has appeared on recordings and at major festivals and venues across North America, Europe, and Brazil with artists including Kenny Werner, Luciana Souza, Charles Neville, Dominick Farinacci, and Jamey Haddad. Eli holds a BM/BA from Oberlin College and Conservatory in Africana Studies and Jazz Performance and is currently completing a master’s degree in Contemporary Performance at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute in Boston.Learn More
Sami Braman has been playing the fiddle since she was 6 years old, coming up amid the festivals and communities of the Pacific Northwest’s vibrant traditional music scene. She is a founding member of award-winning old-time band, The Onlies, a recipient of the Vinson Award for musical excellence, and a composer of tunes which have made their way into festival sessions across the country. Sami now teaches and performs across the U.S., and has appeared onstage alongside Laurie Lewis, Bruce Molsky, Elvis Costello, Chris Eldridge, and Darol Anger.Learn More
Dylan F. Thomas is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Valley Opera & Performing Arts in Los Angeles, where he has directed full productions of countless operas and musicals. He has directed operatic and musical theater productions for numerous organizations across the U.S., and has performed all over the world. Thomas has created a new approach to teaching acting, called "The Dressler Technique", which focuses on creating realistic, responsive, and repeatable performances for stage actors of all genres.Learn More
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