Meet Our Team

We have more than 50 passionate music teachers.
Let us help you find the perfect one for your child!
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Allison G.

Singing | Piano

Allison has been teaching piano, voice, and acting students for over ten years, and it is her personal philosophy that learning music should be joyful and a ton of fun! She holds degrees in Theatre and Music from Valparaiso University and is a graduate of Second City’s Music Improv Conservatory. She has taught young people and adults of all ages across Chicago and New Jersey with Chicago Children’s Theatre, Emerald City Theatre, Playmaker’s Laboratory Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, MA School of Acting, and in Chicago Public Schools. Allison has also helped countless students create and compose 10+ new musicals at her alma mater. In addition to teaching music, Allison is an accomplished actor, and you may have seen her in the romantic comedy film Baking Up Love, in commercials for Smithfield, Pearson Textbooks, The Kentucky Lottery, and more, as well as in countless theater productions and voiceovers. In her spare time, Allison loves to swing from trapezes and to spend time with her pet bird, Buckbeak, who knows how to whistle quite a few songs himself!

Aimee C.

Singing | Piano

Aimee has been singing for over ten years now and leads a career as a musical artist and singer-songwriter. Aimee is originally from Boston, MA, and graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2020. She has extensive knowledge of music theory, vocal technique, songwriting, and performing technique. Aimee has performed frequently throughout her career and even played recently at The Troubadour in LA. She is currently signed to a record deal and has amassed multiple millions of streams across popular platforms. Aimee has several years of experience teaching kids of all ages and is excited to teach your child!

Briana W.

Piano | Singing

Briana is a professional pianist, keyboardist, and vocalist originally from the Bay Area, ca, and now based in New Jersey. She started playing at the age of 6 and now has 20 years of training and ten years of teaching experience. She obtained a full scholarship as a piano principal from Berklee College of Music, where she earned her Bachelor of Music Degree with Honors. She is a well-rounded musician with jazz, classical, gospel, pop, R&B, and rock genres under her belt. The forte of her career is her experience in worldwide international touring with A-list artists, singers, and rappers in the commercial pop industry. Her emphasis is to help students, especially those who are self-taught, harness their natural musical abilities and become the most virtuosic yet versatile players they can be, and to help students become well-rounded in their approach to playing and singing! This training will prepare students for practical environments such as gigs, competitions, concerts, family gatherings, or any other relevant performances in their lives!

Natalie P.

PIANO | SINGING

Natalieis is an LA-based professional pianist, music theorist, pedagogue, and composer. She earned dual Masters’ degrees in Piano and Music Theory Pedagogy from the Eastman School of Music, one of the top music schools in the world. Natalie is an international performer and music instructor of all levels, from beginner to collegiate/professional. She works with students one-on-one, in-person and remotely, to guide them on their personalized journey, musical interests, and goals. Natalie has professional performance experience and top-notch pedagogical training to guide you through tailored and enjoyable lessons. Natalie is always mindful of my students’ diverse means of learning. She uses a mix of sensory reinforcements (aural, visual, and kinesthetic) to support all types of student learners, and in our one-on-one lessons, she takes the time to get to know students’ learning styles.
Natalie’s lessons may focus on learning to play songs and classical pieces on the piano, singing while playing the keyboard, improving your grasp of music theory or history, writing original music, or becoming a better sight-reader.

Kathrina A.

Singing | Piano

Born in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines, Kathrina Feigh’s musical story starts at the age of 3. She discovered her passion for singing and won singing competitions at a very young age. A gifted musician, actor, and dancer, Kathrina started playing the piano and studying ballet at 5. She moved to New Jersey, ca, with her family at age 10. Over the years, she continued to win singing competitions and eventually became a part of Chatham Launch, where they awarded her with an original song from Genuine Music Group. Kathrina is also a musical theatre performer, performing in Off-Broadway and Regional Theatre, and has been in musicals such as Godspell and Miss Saigon. After completing her Associate of Arts degree at Pierce College, she transferred to Pace University School of Performing Arts in New York City. She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, studying under Robert Sussuma, Aimee Steele, Ryan Scott Oliver, and Bob Cline. After her senior showcase, she signed with The Mine Talent Agency in NYC and became an Actor’s Equity Association member. She has performed in many venues, including Feinstein’s/54 Below, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theatre, and The Town Hall. Her first solo shows were at Rockwood Music Hall, and the world-renowned carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, where she was a standby artist for Christina Aguilera during The Frank Sinatra: A Voice for a Century Concert at David Geffen Hall. She was also a finalist on the Season 13 of NBC The Voice, coached by Jennifer Hudson and was later coached by Blake Shelton. She also received mentorship from Kelly Rowland and Kelly Clarkson during the show. Inspired by her roots, she is currently researching the tribal sounds of the Philippines to display her Filipino culture in her music, interweaving different mediums of performance such as dance/experimental theatre. Kathrina continues her vocal studies as a Master of Fine Arts VoiceArts candidate at the prestigious New Jersey Institute of the Arts.

Nick S.

Guitar | Piano | Singing | Drums

Born and Raised in New Jersey, New Jersey, Nick began playing guitar at 11. After hearing his dad’s records playing around the house, he was hooked on the Blues and Rock and Roll. Delving deeply into a rich musical tradition, Nick began learning everything from the ‘60s and ‘70s Rock and Roll to early Blues, Folk, and Rhythm and Blues music. While continuing to develop a broad musical vocabulary, Nick started a rock band at age 13. The band recorded an EP at the Record Plant studios here in Chatham that was produced by the legendary Don Was. He continued to broaden his musical education by joining his school’s jazz program. His school jazz band eventually went on to perform at the Panama Jazz festival and competed as finalists for the Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival. In high school, Nick was approached by Glen Frey of the Eagles after being seen performing at a club in Milburn. The two developed a relationship, and Nick was later asked to be a part of Glenn’s band that performed at benefit concerts organized by Nick. With Glenn and Don in the band, Nick enjoyed performances at venues such as the Roxy and House of Blues that spanned three years. He later took his talents to USC as a Popular Music Performance Major, where he continued to develop as an artist and professional musician. Nick currently resides in New Jersey as a singer and guitar player. In addition to teaching, he loves writing songs, producing music, and performing with other musicians around town.

Kia K.

Singing | Piano

Dutch artist KIA is a singer-songwriter and vocal coach based in New Jersey.
KIA has written and recorded for several productions like the soundtrack of Netflix’s animation movie “Fearless,” Kevin Hart’s Netflix movie “The Man from Toronto,” the movies “dEVIL,” “Manifest Evil,” and “Help! I Shrunk My Friends” (Germany) as well as series “The Madam$, “G’Day USA production “Honoring Liam Hemsworth and Helen Reddy,” and L-Acoustics L-ISA Technology and Fortnite’s immersive audio catalog. Over the last few years, she received the NAMM President’s Innovation Award as well as the Ultimate Music Awards for Best Single-Pop of the Year and Best Female Artist of the Year. She was a top finalist at the IMSTA Songwriting Competition and the UK Songwriting Competition and won an honorable mention at the International Songwriting Competition (ISC). Kia received her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance with honors from ArtEZ Jazz & Pop Conservatory in Arnhem (The Netherlands). She pursued an academic semester in Songwriting at the Cornel School of Contemporary Music (New Jersey). Some of her previous mentors are Izaline Calister, Michael Indart, Jessica Vautor, Carla Hasset, Abraham Laboriel, Paul de Castro and Oscar Hernandez. In 2020 she received her Master’s Degree at the New Jersey State University in New Jersey for Vocal Performance, where she specialized in Commercial Music. She has been teaching private voice lessons since early 2016 and currently works as a Voice and Songwriting & Production instructor at the New Jersey College of Music. Kia is experienced in teaching students of all ages and backgrounds and is excited to introduce the fun language of music to your children.

Alex G.

Piano | Guitar

Alex is an award-winning pianist/guitarist and performing musician with years of accompanying and solo performing experience. He is originally from Pittsburgh and has both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
He is the first-place winner of the Mountain State Collegiate Piano Competition. He received the Rachel Worby scholarship presented by the WSO. Throughout college, he was a regular performer in the Honor’s Recital and won the West Liberty Concerto competition. He is also a composer, winning an award for best composition at the MAD Festival. He has been a frequent leading musician in many Churches across the United States. He has taught many private students and classes at the collegiate level. Alex was classically trained in piano since the age of 4, and he has experience with many different styles, including classical, jazz, rock, theatrical, playing by ear, and more. His strength is adapting to students’ learning styles based on their goals and their parent’s goals to ensure learning is challenging, expressive, and enjoyable for everyone.

Dorothy L.

Piano

Dorothy is an accomplished pianist, composer, and arranger. She started learning Piano at the age of three and studied classical Piano and composition until she got into schools for music. She holds multiple Bachelor’s degrees in music composition from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and a Master’s in Piano Performance from the New Jersey Institute of the Arts. Dorothy is well-versed in all styles of music, ranging from classical to contemporary jazz, RnB, fusion, and more. She is also comfortable composing music for the screen and has multiple works for significant projects such as television dramas, commercials, musical theater, company slogans, etc. Her favorite part about teaching is seeing the smiles on students’ faces as they figure out a new concept or technique. She always does so whenever she teaches her students with the utmost responsibility, patience, and care to facilitate each student’s learning.

Tyler S. - Piano Teacher

Tyler S.

Piano

Tyler is a jazz and classical pianist and orchestral arranger living in North Chatham. In May 2022, he graduated from Berklee summa cum laude with a dual major in composition and jazz composition. His biggest influences are Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Liszt, Mahler, and Beethoven. Tyler began his teaching career as a rock climbing instructor at the YMca of Seattle and more recently tutored his fellow students at Berklee during his senior year. He hopes to become a professional arranger and composer for film and television as well as an educator in multiple fields of music

Sierra W.

Singing | Piano

Sierra is a Thousand Oak native, a SAG-AFTRA professional singer-songwriter who worked with artists such as Bruno Mars and Adam Levine in 2013’s and 2019’s Super Bowl Halftime Show. She also wrote music for Disney Plus’s new show Proud Family Louder and Prouder. You may have also heard her in Queen Latifah’s “Joyful Noise,” Prudential’s National Commercial, Will Smith’s Seven Pounds, Netflix’s new series “Unstable,” “The Goldbergs,” or her lead vocals in Peacock’s latest release “Praise This” starring Chloe Bailey and many more. Sierra has a bachelor’s degree from UCSB and is CELTA certified Teacher. She has substantial teaching experience and prides herself in her warm and supportive approach! Her initial classical background and industry experience with gospel performances on TV, movies, and commercials makes her the perfect coach for improving your or your child’s singing or piano goals!

Ben W.

Guitar | Piano | Singing

Ben is a passionate musician who plays guitar, piano, and sings. He has played guitar for thirteen years and has sung and played piano for nine years. Benjamin teaches acoustic, classical, and electric guitar lessons. He has taken five years of speech-level singing lessons and is familiar with multiple vocal pedagogies. He provides ukulele and bass lessons as well. Ben has been passionate about music from a young age, coming from a family of creative people that have played guitar, piano, violin, clarinet, and sing. Ben enjoys all kinds of music. His guitar playing was predominately shaped by blues and rock guitarists. His singing was influenced largely by the previously mentioned genres, but also pop, musical theatre, and opera. His piano playing is influenced by pop, rock, and classical music. Benjamin is a patient and flexible teacher that provides excellent help and guidance in developing artistry and musicianship.

Elizabeth G. - Singing. Guitar and Piano Teacher

E. Gaba

Singing | Guitar | Piano

E. Gaba is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist featured on several TV shows such as “American Idol” and “I Can See Your Voice!”. Gaba recently graduated with honors from the University of Southern New Jersey with a degree in Popular Music and has extensive teaching and performing experience.

Shanice A. - Piano Teacher

Shanice A.

PIANO

Shanice is a classical pianist in New Jersey who started playing at the age of 8 with piano. She has won many piano competitions in the caPMT Concerto Competition New Jersey State Winner, Bellflower Symphony Concerto Competition Winner, 2nd place at the American Protégé International Competition, making her debut at carnegie Hall, finalist at Chicago International Piano Competition, and won 1st place at the American Protégé Concerto Piano Competition 2020 making her 2nd debut at carnegie Hall. She also got invited to be a soloist playing a concerto with the City Youth Orchestra of New Jersey Orchestra with conductor Charles Dickerson featuring composer Lukas Richman’s Concerto work, “In Truth” at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Not only solo, but she also has excelled as a chamber musician. Her participation in the past years in chamber music led to her being selected for a concert tour at the Mozarteum Conservatory Salzburg, Austria. With her chamber group, she performed in many venues such as Milburn College Emeritus College, UCLA Schoenberg Hall, Colburn School of Music, and LAMusicians on Wheels Live Sunday Broadcast. Also, she participated in many different summer music festivals, including Pianofest in the Hamptons, Bowdoin Music Festival, and the Hawaii Chamber Festival, performing at the Hawaii University playing the Brahms Piano Trio. During the strict covid lockdown, she performed for healthcare workers and has always believed the power of music can heal one’s heart. During the 2020 summer, she has performed for the frontline workers at the New Jersey Emergency Department by Zoom Real-Time and has been featured on Mindful Music UCLA that is a virtual concert series to dedicate healthcare workers at UCLA Health facility. She graduated from the University of New Jersey New Jersey with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and started her Masters’s in August 2021 with a classical piano performance degree. She has a passion for teaching piano at any age and has taught and subbed for different music schools in New Jersey. She dedicates her teachings to helping students with their musical careers to grow.

Mariana R.

Mariana R.

Piano | Singing | Ukulele

Mariana has been teaching singing, piano, and ukulele for about 15 years. She is a professional musician and a performing artist. Mariana holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from New Jersey State University Summit. The piano is her first instrument and singing is her passion and her main professional focus. She has also been teaching Ukulele for about 3 years up to the intermediate level.

Daniel S. - Guitar Teacher

Daniel S.

Guitar

Daniel has been playing music since the age of 5, first starting with piano and then switching to guitar at age 10. He continued his musical journey at LA Music Academy where he was trained in rock, jazz, funk, blues, etc., as well as music theory and notation. In more recent years Daniel has also worked as an academic tutor for all ages, giving him a wealth of teaching experience to draw on.

Rebecka L.

Piano | Singing

Born and raised in Sweden, music has always been at the forefront of Rebecka’s life. She started playing the violin and piano at age four and made music her career by taking on a Master’s of Music from Malmö University of Music in 2008. She has since taught and performed voice and piano in Stockholm, NYC, New Jersey, and Norway.
She has performed and recorded with renowned musicians such as Aaron Parks, Gerald Clayton, Tony Austin, Shai Maestro, Dominique Xavier Taplin, Ruslan Sirota, Oz Noy, and Emmet Cohen, among others.
Rebecka sees teaching as an inspiration to her art and a way to give back the blessings and gifts music has given her.

Elijah R.

Guitar

Elijah is a multi-instrumentalist, a producer, and an audio engineer from Milwaukee, Wi. Having started experimenting with music and melody from a young age, Eli spent the next 20 years experimenting with music almost daily. Now Eli teaches, combining practical theory with tried-and-tested techniques to offer a unique, informative, and relaxed learning experience.

May Claire L.

May Claire L.

May-Claire is a professional singer who has worked with world-class New Jersey and London teachers since age ten. She has been playing piano since the age of four. She just finished her Master’s in Vocal Performance at Oxford University and completed her B.A. in 2016 at UCLA in Ethnomusicology and Music Industry. May-Claire is very knowledgeable about technique and style and has taught and coached countless students of all ages and levels in technique and repertoire. She would love to work with you and see you grow in your musicianship and yourself!

Mathew J.

Mathew J.

Piano | Singing | Guitar

Matthew was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a Moroccan-American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, educator, and professional pianist located in New Jersey, New Jersey. Spending his formative years in Morocco with his Norwegian-American father and his African-American mother before moving to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Matthew fell in love with music as a young boy. Introduced by his supportive musician father to the songwriting of The Beatles, the stage presence and undeniable showmanship of James Brown, and the epic artistry of Michael Jackson, With a natural affinity at age six, Matthew quickly learned piano, and drums, while also excelling at singing, melody, and poetry. Studying at institutions such as McNally Smith College of Music & Berklee College of Music, Matthew enjoyed his first taste of success with the six-piece ensemble, The Common Cassettes, who toured throughout the U.S. with marquee performances in Seattle, Austin, and Rochester, New York. This notoriety landed him at Minneapolis’ largest independent label, Pledge Empire Records, with whom he found himself producing, ghostwriting, composing, and featuring on various songs for groundbreaking Hip-Hop/Rap artists such as Ced Linus, Sti-Lo Reel, Prince Carlton, and Louis P. During this prolific time, he was nominated “Best RnB Artist of the Year” by the Twin Cities Urban Music Awards while also scoring compositions for “Worldwide Star Search” in Chatham, performing with 3x Grammy-Award winners, Jamaica Bennett, and Pippi Ardennia, and collaborating with former NFL Defensive Linemen, Esera Tuaolo for “Hate in Any Form is Wrong,” an event to foster diversity in sports and anti-bullying among youth. In the fall of 2016, Matthew moved to New Jersey to further his songcraft while also pursuing modeling, acting, and audio engineering! Since then, Matthew’s content lead him into working on various projects tied to artists such as Debra Cox, Rihanna, Moto Blanco & NeYo, in addition to working with several organizations such as Universal Studios, Amazon, and Microsoft. Since then Matthew continues to educate and empower his students to continue their passions in music and the arts while perusing his own musical journey.

Michael R.

Piano | Guitar

Michael is a pianist, guitarist, and music educator living in Madison, ca. He graduated from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach, where he majored in Choral Music Education, with studies in piano, and received his teaching credential. He has been a choir teacher for the last 3 years. Michael has also worked as a musical director, pianist, and conductor for several youth theater organizations throughout Southern New Jersey

Martha A.

Singing | Piano

Martha has always had a love of music since a very early age. Both parents were Opera singers with the metropolitan opera company in New York. I guess you could say music is in her blood. Martha studied voice and piano privately for 13 years and has performed in many concerts singing anything from classical to heavy metal. She is experienced in musical theater and served as a high school drama director. Martha mentored many rock bands and has been a voice/piano instructor for 25 years.

Chris N.

Guitar | Piano

Chris is a Milburn native and graduate of the Thornton School of Music at USC, where he majored in Studio/Jazz Guitar. Chris currently teaches, plays live and session gigs, and composes for film and TV. Chris has ten years of teaching experience and can now add a few more new students to his teaching roster. Chris is a professional songwriter and guitarist. His musical journey started at the age of seven when his mom signed him up for classical piano lessons.  After a short while, he played last at the recitals as the finale and knew he wanted to play and perform for the rest of his life. He eventually gravitated towards playing rock, pop, and jazz styles, playing his favorite bands’ songs. “My dad was a classic rock fan, always playing Eric Clapton, Elton John, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix in the living room and car stereo. He and my mom had so many stories of concerts they went to growing up in the sixties.” He wanted to play guitar like his musical heroes, so at thirteen, his dad bought him a Mexican Stratocaster from Guitar Center in Chatham.  From there, he played in the Jazz Bands at Crossroads School from middle school through senior year, and for two years, he studied with the late guitar legend Ted Greene, who was kind enough to sell one of his telecasters before he passed. He was admitted into the Thornton School of Music at USC as a studio/jazz guitar major, where he studied with the faculty of world-renowned guitarists, including session guitarist Carl Verheyen. After graduation, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he spent two years co-writing and playing guitar sessions. He wrote with the late Mark Grey, former hit country songwriter best known for Alabama’s “The Closer You Get” and lead singer of Exile. He also worked with producer Josh Leo, playing guitar for one of his artists. After returning to New Jersey, he has continued to write, gig, and work as a bandleader and session guitarist, with his main focus on writing and producing as many genres as he can. To date, his writing credits include spots for Honda, Pizza Hut, Got Milk, TikTok, and Banner Health.

Travis H. - Piano, Singing and Guitar Teacher

Travis H.

Piano | Guitar | Singing

Travis is a music producer, songwriter, and vocal producer. He began his musical journey when he watched the eagles on DVD as a toddler and began to beg his parents to buy him a piano. His inclination led him to create original music, eventually studying his craft at Berklee College of Music, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in Music Production and Engineering and the Music Business double majors. He’s a self-professed pop music addict who loves the work of artists like Holly Humberstone, Taylor Swift, and Conan Gray. Travis is a skilled multi-instrumentalist who always keeps the bigger picture of music in mind, seeing the musician’s journey as not only the path from raw expression to technical excellence but also as a journey back to that raw expression. “Teaching music for me is like sharing the best gift ever. I’m very passionate about helping people carve their own musical journey and teaching them to tell stories in what really is the universal language. Music has so many shapes, forms, and potential influences, and I want to help people find their path.”

Katelyn M.

Katelyn M.

Piano | Singing | Guitar

Katelyn is a professional musician, vocalist, songwriter, piano player, and guitarist. She studied music, Jazz piano, songwriting, and performance at Cornish College of the Arts. She has been playing guitar for almost 20 years, focusing primarily on acoustic pop-rock, and finger-picking music. Katelyn can also play rock, blues, and pop music on both acoustic and electric guitars. She has been playing piano for nearly 30 years, starting at age 3, and has a strong background in jazz piano. Katelyn also performed playing classical music, along with blues, folk, rock, pop, and pop-rock music. I’ve taught private piano and guitar lessons to 23 students, ranging in age from 4 years old to adult. Katelyn has been teaching piano, guitar, and electric bass lessons for children ranging from 4-15 years of age, and has taught piano, guitar, and alto saxophone lessons to adults as well.

Chris R.

Chris R.

PIANO | GUITAR

Chris is an avid composer, producer, keyboardist and guitarist. He has over 18 years of professional experience and 27 years of playing experience. He has studied all styles of music from traditional to contemporary and has a degree in composition and theory from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. Chris writes and records music for a variety of projects including film, theater, dance, commercial release, video games, etc.  Past clients have included NBC, Verizon, Center Theater Group, and more. Chris is an experienced educator with extensive band coaching experience. Over the years, he led several band programs throughout the country including 8 years with the National Guitar Workshop. He was featured in NGW’s “Shred Boot Camp”, published by Alfred Music. He loves sharing. his energy and knowledge with musicians of all ages.

Morgan P. - Voice and Piano Teacher

Morgan P.

Singing | Piano

Morgan has always loved singing, playing piano, and performing since she was 6 years old. She furthered her education with a bachelor’s in Voice Performance at the University of Oregon and a Master’s degree in Opera Performance at the Maryland Opera Studio. Morgan has professional experience singing in musical theater and opera productions, including Lucinda in Into the Woods, the lead role in Evita, Cosette in Les Miserables, Queen of the Night in Magic Flute, and Susanna in the Marriage of Figaro. Morgan has traveled internationally to Germany, performing opera scenes, as well as winning in a national choir competition in Sweden. She is also a huge Disney fan and loves singing in her free time. You can find Morgan on Tik Tok with 50K followers, singing all genres of music. One of her favorite things about teaching music is helping inspire others and improve confidence levels of all ages. Morgan looks forward to learning about your interests and working together soon!

Sky S. - Voice & Piano Teacher

Sky S.

Singing | Piano

Growing up in the halls of an opera house, Sky was engulfed in the theatre world from a young age. She started at nine and stayed until she graduated high school. As she explored music as a career, she fell in love with theatrical rock artists such as Queen, Meatloaf, and Rush. Along with innovative jazz and contemporary artists. When developing her voice as an artist realized her opera roots laid the foundation for a new fusion genre, unique to her and her story. Popera has become not only a fusion genre, but a unique space in the market to set her and her sound apart from the noise of the industry. With her entrepreneurial success and unique skill set, Sky approaches her art with the goal of disrupting the market entirely. As a teacher, Sky looks to create a unique path for each student. After teaching for nearly 10 years, she realized every budding musician has a unique set of challenges and goals. Sky focuses on creating a path that is best for the student and brings them closest to their goals. Sky specializes in working with neurodivergent students and disabled students with varying levels of support needs.

Amanda B. - Vocal Teacher

Amanda B.

Singing

Amanda is a graduate of New Jersey State University Summit with her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Arts. Under multiple teachers, Amanda has learned Bel Canto and Speech Level techniques which have allowed her to become a versatile performer and teacher. She has performed roles such as Despina from “Cosi fan tutte,” Musetta in “La Boheme,” Annina in “La Traviata,” and Mrs. Greta Fiorentino in “Street Scene.” Amanda made her European debut as Genovieffa in “Suor Angelica,” where she also trained with world-class coaches and teachers. Though her specialty is Opera, she has performed Musical Theater, Jazz, and Pop in various venues and shows. These venues include Sterling’s Upstairs at the Federal, The Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara, and the Madison Civic Arts Plaza. As a teacher, Amanda strives to bring her passion for music into lessons, catering to the needs of each student as a unique individual. No matter their goals, Amanda hopes to help her students achieve their full potential. Her goal as a teacher is to create an environment where the student is happy, learns healthy techniques, and leaves with a positive experience.

Valdone A. - Piano Teacher

Valdone A.

Piano

Valdone is an active performer, collaborative pianist, and teacher. A native of Lithuania, Valdone is a graduate of the National M.K.Čiurlionis School of Arts in Vilnius. After winning the United World College Music Scholarship, she continued her studies in piano and chamber music at the International Chamber Music School of Trio di Trieste, in Duino, Italy. Valdone graduated summa cum laude from Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University with bachelor’s degrees in Classical Piano Performance and Music Education, and she earned her Masters of Music in Piano Performance from Texas State University.

Teaching is one of Valdone’s greatest passions. She seeks to create a positive learning environment for all her students to explore their musicianship. She wants to inspire them to find a life-lasting joy in playing piano, while building the technical skills and musical knowledge needed to become the best musicians they can be. Valdone has experience working with students of all levels and age groups. She specializes in classical music but also enjoys working on pop and movie music. She is an active member of MTNA and is a Steinway & Sons teacher. As a performer, Valdone has given solo and chamber music concerts in Lithuania, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, and the United States. She especially loves collaborating with fellow pianists and vocalists. As a soloist, she has earned awards in four Lithuanian national piano competitions and three international competitions in Lithuania, France, and Estonia. She has made her orchestra debut at the age of eleven with the St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra of Vilnius. Recently, she was the winner of the Texas State Concerto and Aria Competition 2020. She has also received an Honorable Mention and “Best Sonata” Prize at the Cremona International Music Academy and Competition in 2017 in Italy. Valdone was also one of the four finalists at the Aeolian Classics Emerging Artist Competition 2019.

Jesse A.

Jesse A.

Piano | Guitar

As a graduate with a Master’s degree in Music Production from Berklee College of Music, Jesse has learned to appreciate the significance of hard work and independence. Growing up, his Uncle Bob used to come over and play the piano for him at family gatherings. At age five, Jesse was inspired to take lessons from him. Experiencing how happy his uncle’s piano playing made people feel, Jesse wanted to make people feel this way too. Struggling at first to grasp the basics motivated him to reach a level of skill that now allows him the flexibility to display the same mastery as his uncle. Jesse picked up other instruments (voice, guitar, bass, drums, and flute) and developed his songwriting, production, and engineering skills. This helps him let others feel the euphoria he felt as a child. He enjoys having the ability to play all the parts from performer to producer. Also, He understands that having a great team consistently delivers a better outcome. Recognizing the many emotions portrayed through music, he continues to learn techniques and experience new ideas, propelling his work forward. Expressing himself through music allows him to speak to groups and establish a connection with the individual listener. Some of his favorite musical influences include The Beatles, John Mayer, Frank Ocean, The 1975, U2, Jack Johnson, Coldplay, Chet Baker, Daniel Caesar, Radiohead, James Taylor, Pink Floyd, Billy Joel, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Killers, Donny Hathaway, and Jeff Buckley.

Dr. Kelsey S.

PIANO | TRUMPET

Dr. Shields is a professional musician, trumpet performer, music educator, arranger, and sheet music publisher. She earned her doctorate in trumpet performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and her master’s degree in music education at the Eastman School of Music. Her students regularly earn excellent solo contest ratings and make middle and high school honor band ensembles. She has been teaching piano lessons, jazz band, and music courses at the collegiate level.

Mariana S.

PIANO | MUSIC PRODUCTION

Mariana began making a name for herself after being discovered by Grammy award-winning Producer Om’Mas Keith, known for albums such as “Channel Orange” and “Blonde”. Together they’ve collaborated with artists such as Anderson Paak, Amine, Kendrick Lamar, and more! In 2019, Mariana won a Grammy nomination for her work on the Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse Soundtrack AlbumMariana studied Keyboard Performance and Music Production at the Musicians Institute in Chatham. Mariana Is now continuing to study jazz piano under the guidance of Grammy award-winning producer and pianist Taylor Graves, known for his work on the discography of the Grammy-winning jazz fusion artist Thundercat.

Angie G.

Angie G.

PIANO | SINGING

Angie is a professional singer/songwriter with a background in film and dancing. Angie believes that art is the most beautiful language we were gifted with, and that has an immense power to heal – empower – and entertain. angie has an extensive experience and passion for teaching- It is a gift of a life change. She has traveled the world as an artist and can sing in nine languages: Spanish, Italian, French, German, Hindi, Greek, Japanese, English, and Albanian. Angie’s extensive background in dance and film allows her to not only teach how to play the piano or sing but also to guide her students in finding themselves through stage performance and interpretation.

Jason F.

Jason F.

PIANO

Jason is a music producer, pianist, and educator originally from South Florida, in the United States. He graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana to begin his music career as a professional jazz pianist and teacher. Jason has been a piano accompanist on the auditions for American Idol, a production assistant on the set of America’s Got Talent, as well as opening for John Legend back in 2015. After graduating from Berklee with a master’s in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation, Jason is now based in New Jersey, New Jersey where he works on music & music education full-time. Since 2013, has been teaching students essential music fundamentals, instrumental techniques, and the language of music education. His goal as a teacher is to guide students to find their true voice as creatives themselves so they can share their expression of music with others.

Sami S.

Sami S.

Piano | Saxophone

Sami is a professional musician and saxophone player. She earned her BM Degree in Jazz Studies at USC Thornton School of Music. She has been teaching music for several years, and has been involved in band leadership, music promotion, and talent acquisition.

Nathaniel M.

Nathaniel M.

PIANO | FRENCH HORN | COMPOSITION | MUSIC PRODUCTION

Nathaniel is an incredibly versatile composer for film, TV, and video games. He currently assists composer Evan Goldman at Remote Control Productions in Milburn, providing technical and artistic assistance on various games and feature films. He also owns and operates Dark Tea, a media-scoring service through which he works as a composer for various clients and collaborators. Nathaniel received his Bachelors of Music with an emphasis on composition from the University of Texas at Austin. His strong teaching suits are music composition, music production, and film scoring.

Liana R.

Singing | Guitar | Ukulele

Liana is a New Jersey-based operatic soprano, singer-songwriter, actress, and vocal/ukulele/guitar teacher. She recently graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.M. in Vocal Arts Performance from New Jersey State University, Summit. Liana was awarded a Rundlett Fund awardee by the Santa Barbara Music Club and a Helen Houle awardee by CSUN’s music department. Colleagues describe Liana as an enthusiastic and uplifting spirit with a deep passion and love of music. Liana has a strong appreciation of song lyrics, storytelling, and character analysis. For the past 5 years, she has been studying vocal techniques, operatic acting techniques, vocal pedagogy, French diction, German diction, Italian diction, English diction, songwriting, guitar, ear training, music history, world music, sight singing techniques, music entrepreneurship, vocal literature, and music theory. Liana has been performing as a singer-songwriter for 11 years and has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a working musician, her favorite performances include Charlie Hildebrand/First Nurse Maid in CSUN Opera’s production of Kurt Weil’s “Street Scene”, Shepherdess in CSUN Opera’s production of Maurice Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les sortilèges”, Gheradina in CSUN Opera’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”, chorus in Mission Opera’s productions of David Avshalomov’s “The 13 Clocks” and Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”, The Plaza Del Sol as a featured soloist with CSUN’s University Chorus and Summit Singers, Michelle DeYoung’s CSUN masterclass as a featured soloist, Disneyland with the CHS Madrigal Singers, and The Granada Theatre with the Santa Barbara Symphony. She will continue her choral performance work this holiday season with The Other Reindeer and The Goode Time Carolers. Liana is always excited to help musicians achieve their goals. She feels as if working with her students reminds her of the beauty in music every day.

Isaac C.

Isaac C.

PIANO

Isaac Cohen comes from a musical family and has had a passion for music from a young age. Over the years he has developed a range of skills, studying classical, jazz, and pop piano techniques. He has studied renowned pianist, Regulo Martinez, at the highly-regarded Colburn School of Music, where he excelled in classical music, as well as with other private teachers who were masters at teaching him more about chord progressions, pop styles, improvising, arranging, creating, chart reading, and songwriting. In addition, he had the good fortune to study songwriting with internationally acclaimed songwriter, Saverio Grandi. Isaac is currently studying with professors at Cal State University New Jersey, getting his Bachelor of Music degree in Commercial Music. His favorite thing about music is when he learns or hears something new, such as a song or musical sequence that motivates him to continue playing and creating amazing music. His current projects involve producing a pop album. His musical influences include Ed Sheeran, John Legend, and anyone else that he feels makes incredible music. Isaac loves working with people of all ages, finding that kids and teens are at an age when musical interest really starts to develop, and he knows that it is an important period of time to start learning the skills needed to be an amazing musician. Isaac is always looking forward to meeting new people, gaining new experiences, and making a great impact on people’s lives. With his 15+ years of piano playing experience, he understands the mistakes many pianists make and knows the best ways to teach new students how to develop their skills. Aside from Isaac’s excellent background, perhaps equally important qualities are his patience, flexibility, his experience in many musical genres, and his readiness to create a piano learning experience that will help you to become the pianist you want to be.

Dana H.

Dana H.

PIANO | SINGING | ORGAN

Dana has had music in her heart and soul ever since she can remember. She began her musical career, before kindergarten, at home in her room, listening to her favorite records, using a hairbrush for a mic, and pretending to play keyboard on the floor! At age seven, Dana began taking lessons on the Pipe Organ and the Theater Organ (her mother and grandmother both played, so it seemed the obvious instrument for Dana, too). Eventually, she began playing in church and for special events. From High School-on, Dana played nearly every Sunday in church and, on occasion, a famous Theater Organ in her hometown in Michigan. Dana studied at Grand Valley State University and graduated with a B.A. She began working with a singer-turned-vocal coach who was with the Metropolitan Opera for years. He taught Dana all he had learned about singing correctly and about performance. His training helped Dana record an album and spend incredible years giving concerts, opening for legends such as Bob Hope, Kenny Rogers, Wayne Newton, and more. Dana treasures those years and still enjoys singing for events and in churches, and is playing the organ every Sunday at a local church in New Jersey. Dana has been serving as a music director in a church for many years while teaching piano and voice students. She enjoys sharing her experience, knowledge, and passion for music with her young students. She knows that learning must be fun, so while her teaching style is very comprehensive, Dana loves to make her students smile, feel encouraged, and happy about learning music.

Paul F.

Saxophone | Clarinet | Piano | Guitar

Third-generation musician with many successful students. Paul is a professional saxophonist clarinetist who also plays the guitar and piano. His saxophone, clarinet, and songs can be heard in many films and TV shows including Emmy nominated film “Uncle Frank”, Chicago PD, American Masters, and Nashville to name a few. Paul’s students learn all aspects of music. How to play their instrument, ear training, songwriting, music theory, and reading. Paul performs live all the time with a variety of bands and orchestras including his band Big Lucky. Paul has been studying music since five years old. Has a bachelor’s degree in Science and Art from the State University of New York at Albany and a Film scoring degree from UCLA.

Chresten H.

Drums | Piano | Guitar

Chresten is a multi-instrumentalist who is an active performing musician, songwriter, producer, singer, and mixing engineer. He has been performing and teaching all ages and skills for over 15 years. his background as a multi-instrumentalist allows him to bring a wide variety to his lessons. He strives to make each student’s lesson their own and focused on the student’s interests, and he always makes time to jam!

Jeremy A.

Piano | Guitar | Drums

Jeremy has always had a passion for music from a very early age, and he hopes to share that passion as best as he can with every student that comes his way. He first started playing drums when he was 9 years old. His father was a classic-rock drummer and he was always inspired when he heard the drums booming throughout the house growing up. Pretty soon he realized he wanted to start writing his own songs and scores, so he began to learn piano at the age of 10 and guitar at the age of 13. He started with some pretty awesome teachers to wrap his head around the basics; once he grew comfortable with some music theory and technique, he soon shifted my focus on learning composition and classical music, as well as looking for inspiration from artists and bands that he loved. He found himself getting into music production to make these ideas come to life. Around this time in high school is when he started to craft his own film scores as well as video-game music arrangements using the theory he picked up from playing traditional instruments. He then began to tap into another significant underlying passion that he had… teaching music! He soon taught professionally at Vancouver Music Academy and Happy Valley Arts Academy in the Pacific Northwest. Years later he finds himself lucky to continue to take what he learned in this process and bring it to all students that he has taken under his wing! Now he spends half of his time teaching, while the other half is spent producing and composing music for a music library that gets placements for Sports and Reality TV networks. He’s been lucky enough to have his music published on tv in the UK, US, Japan, and Australia. He looks forward to hearing his students play and watching their passion for music grow along the way!

Fabian F. - Guitar Teacher

Fabian F.

Guitar | Ukulele | Bass

I’ve been teaching for many years and have a BA Degree in Jazz Performance from Leeds College of Music, UK.
I have toured and performed all over the world, and also compose music for SpongeBob SquarePants tv show.

Daniel I. - Piano Teacher

Daniel I.

Piano

In over 20 years of teaching, Daniel has brought the joy of music to hundreds of students. His light-hearted, yet focused teaching style is unique and is compatible with a wide variety of student personality types. With extensive training from the Eastman School of Music and Interlochen Arts Academy, and vast knowledge and experience, Daniel is capable of taking a novice student from the most rudimentary concepts all the way to advanced performance techniques, and conservatory preparation, professional guidance, and more. He will create a custom individualized curriculum to help each student achieve their amateur or professional musical goals

Thomas G.

Guitar

Thomas grew up in Tacoma, WA, and began learning the guitar around age 10. He became well-versed in classic rock from his parents but soon rebelled against the classical music from the school band and orchestra. In college, he studied tuba with Dr. Carla Rutschman and jazz with Chuck Israels. He has decades of performing experience with all types of rock, metal, and punk bands, jazz trios and quartets, brass quintets and bands, wind symphonies and symphony orchestras, tuba ensembles, and marching bands, and some solo guitar. Thomas also enjoys audio engineering and has recorded and mixed dozens of records.

Justin D.

Singing | Guitar

Justin is a voice and guitar teacher with a unique background in popular and classical music. He began studying music at age 6 and received his B.A. in Music (Vocal Performance) and B.A. in Recording Arts from LMU. His experience includes performing in rock bands, musical theatre, opera, a Cappella, choir, solo voice, concert/jazz band, as well as recording sessions and music production. Justin has been working with students and musical artists for 8 years, where he prioritizes an engaging and supportive learning environment for teaching and coaching. He adapts to each of his student’s learning styles and goals, and he is very excited to get to know his new students.

Ben S. - Guitar Teacher

Ben S.

Guitar | Bass | Ukulele | Oud

Ben holds a B.A. degree in music studies and is currently completing his Master’s in music industry studies. Ben teaches guitar, bass, and Oud. He can teach any genre including rock, metal, blues, jazz, acoustic, classical, and flamenco styles. Ben is also an accomplished world musician with a strong and celebrated background in Middle Eastern, North-Indian, and Indonesian instrumental performance. He is well-versed in musical theory and likes to take a holistic educational approach with all his students

Josh K.

Piano

As a self-taught pianist from the age of 4 years old, Josh has paved a new way to learn and teach any genre of music. As a songwriter, producer, and singer, Josh has a bird’s-eye view perspective on music as a whole. After learning how to play piano like legendary performers such as Elton John and Billy Joel, Josh taught himself how to play classical pieces from composers like Chopin and Liszt. At the age of 17, Josh took it upon himself to start songwriting and producing his own music as well as music for other artists. Josh has developed a growing following on social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram and continues to develop his music career as a whole. He has released music on platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify. Josh loves sharing his knowledge of music just as he loves playing it and is enthusiastic about teaching!

Skylar A - Drums

Skylar A

Drums | Piano

Skylar is a professional studio and touring drummer/multi-percussionist in West Hills, ca. His music career started at 14 when he began regularly gigging with local blues, rock, and jazz artists in the New Jersey and Riverside areas. This eventually led to him pursuing music in college, receiving a scholarship to attend the nationally accredited CSUN Jazz program. There he studied drumset, Latin percussion, jazz piano, and arranging. Now out of college, Skylar spends his days diligently practicing, recording for artists or commercials, playing local shows, and occasionally touring with various corporate bands and pop artists.

Brandon F.

Piano | Bass

Brandon is an accomplished piano and bass musician, performing at famous New Jersey jazz venues such as The Blue whale and Sams First. His passion for music started in high school when he joined his high school orchestra. He then followed his musical passion to pursue a degree in Jazz Performance at the world-renowned jazz program at New Jersey State University, Summit. There he was mentored by the great Gary Pratt where he refined his unique sound. Brandon has been teaching piano and bass to students ranging from 5 years old to 70 years old, for 10 years. As a teacher, he focuses on creating a fun learning environment to engage students to not only learn proper technique but become enthralled in the love of music while encouraging them to pursue their musical passions. Brandon has taught for the internationally acclaimed Jazz educational center, The Herbie Hancock Institute, in their outreach program which provides free Highschool Jazz combo lessons to underprivileged students. He also has university teaching experience, teaching Jazz combo and theory to college students. As a teacher, his experience in teaching students of all ages and skill levels makes him an excellent musical educator.

Cole L.

Piano

Cole Lewis was born in Yuba City, New Jersey. After graduating high school, he made the decision to move to New Jersey and go to college to strengthen his craft. Three years later, Cole graduated with a degree in acting and musical theatre. During college, Cole took extensive training in piano and voice and learned how to compose his own music, and developed more skills in music theory. Ever since his college graduation, he has appeared in musicals, multiple independent films, numerous television shows, and music videos and has found a great sense of joy in teaching.

Brandon D.

Piano

Brandon has played music as far back as he can remember. Since he was five years old, Brandon has been playing piano by ear, then moving on to learn from teachers and eventually picking up the trumpet. Brandon has a lot of experience playing in different groups like orchestras, jazz bands, and pit orchestras, building his repertoire of many different genres like Latin, jazz, classical, studio, and more. As a recently graduated classical performance major, Brandon aspires to gather all of the wisdom from his past and present professors to not only further his education but continue on with his passion in music. In high school, he received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award for his masterful skill in performing with the high school jazz bands and his skill on lead trumpet. He has also performed Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” solo on piano for his senior project. Brandon has been an expert at music theory since high school, where he ran a club teaching his fellow peers about the subject. Brandon has played in various groups for many years, including the Sedalia Ragtime Orchestra, the pit orchestra at the Florham Park Cultural Arts Center, the New Providence jazz A and B bands, the New Providence wind ensemble, and ensembles from CSUN. Brandon also performed pit orchestras for a wide variety of musicals, including The Addams Family, Sister Act, Cabaret, Spamalot, and much, much more. Most recently, he recorded trumpet for an animated short on YouTube titled “Detective Alice and the Inside Game” He aspires to continue learning the style and etiquette of the ensembles to prepare himself for performing in similar groups of a higher caliber. Although his preferred instrument is the trumpet, Brandon proves to possess masterful technique on the piano, where he learns pieces from distinguished composers from Gershwin, Debussy, Liszt, Chopin, and the list goes on. Brandon, on account of possessing perfect pitch, also has done a number of highly accurate transcriptions, all of which are available for viewing on his musescore profile, “Brandon1900”. These transcriptions range from very small chamber music to massive jazz bands and orchestras.

Christa D.

Piano

Christa is a composer based in New Jersey, ca, and originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL. In May 2022, Christa graduated from USC Thornton’s Screen Scoring Masters program with a Masters of Music in Screen Scoring. During her time at USC, she was selected to participate in USC Thornton’s Mentorship program for the 2021-2022 term and was privately mentored by Randy Newman (Toy Story, cars, Monsters Inc). Her musical background includes classical training and private instruction in composition, percussion, and piano. Christa received her Bachelor’s degree in Composition from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and was one of the first students to graduate with Berklee College of Music’s newly-launched screen-scoring minor. As a concert composer, Christa has composed for a variety of instruments and ensembles as well as different art forms, including visual media and dance, with each piece exploring genre-pushing soundscapes. Her works have been performed by the Florida Youth Orchestra, The FYO Percussion Ensemble, Transient canvas, Sentient Robots, Worcester Chamber Music Society, Music for Salem Summer Festival, Arx Duo, The Boston Conservatory’s Choir, and by members of The Boston Conservatory’s Classical Contemporary Program. As a film composer, she has composed for a variety of short films and is passionate about the collaborative process rooted in film scoring. For the Summer of 2020, Christa was awarded a scholarship to participate in the NYU/AScaP Film Scoring Workshop, NYU/BMI TV Scoring Workshop, and NYU/BMI Advertising Workshop, which further ignited her passion to compose for film, tv, and video games. Christa has also served as the Vice President of Operations for the woman-owned production music library, Mpath LLC, where she is also a featured composer and a member of the Alliance for Women Film Composers

Keyhan K.

Piano

Keyhan is an award-winning pianist, educator, and composer based in New Jersey, ca. He’s been playing the piano for 20 years in various styles including Classical, Jazz, and Pop music. He holds a BA degree from Berklee College of Music in Electronic Production and Design with a focus on performance. He has accompanied and performed keyboards for ensembles and artists on national tours as well as performances at local and notable venues such as the Roxy, carnegie Hall, and Dubai Opera House. With 7 years of experience teaching students of all levels and ages, Keyhan’s lessons encompass an array of musical areas such as technique, theory, ear training, and musicianship, tailored specifically based on each student’s goals and needs.

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