The First Prize winner of the Munz Chopin Competition, and the Sixth China International Piano Competition, pianist Carrie Shi was praised by conductor Jahje Chiang: "Shi is special because of her total mastery of the piano; she also has that flair and great communicative power."
Burak Bedikyan is a critically acclaimed international artist; one of the foremost pianists and composers of his generation as a leader and a highly sought after sideman for a variety of American and European musicians thanks to his unique style. Recording four solo albums and touring with his bands made his work recognized worldwide.
Ms. Ruth-Ann Lewis received both her Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree in Piano and Ensemble Performance and she has over 15 years of teaching experience. Ms. Ruth-Ann has performed throughout the United States as a soloist, orchestral musician, wind ensemble musician, and percussive instrumental ensemble.
Ms. Marla Brasil is an accomplished and professional piano instructor from Brazil. Ms. Marla received her Bachelor’s Degree in Faculdades Mozarteum from the College in Music in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As a piano music theory specialist, Ms. Maria brings absolute proficiency and knowledge to her students and their music lessons.
Ms.Ruby Zhou received her Master Degree from the “Hartt Music School of the University of Hartforda with full scholarship, where she studied Classical Piano with Legendary Piano Master Luiz Demoura Castro; conducting with Dr. Edward Bolkovac and Edward Cumming, Glen Adsit, Voice with Professor Wayne Rivera.
Nathan Pezzotti graduated from the Juilliard School where he were the student of Aaron Wunsch,Steven Stucky and Marcantonio Barone. As a New York City based pianist and composer, Nathan has written and played piano in a variety of musical styles and is excited to transfer his love of music onto students. Nathan
Viann has performed in Hong Kong, Florida, and Greece; in the summer of 2018, she will be going to Italy for a piano camp. As of now, she is studying in Mannes School of Music. “We may not be able to communicate in the same language, but we can use the power of music to create our own language.”
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Mr.Joshua began his piano studies at the age of 6. His passion for music grew and he furthered his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and completed his advanced studies and musical exams. He received his Bachelor’s in Music at the McGill University Piano Performance with an emphasis in classical piano studies.
Leo Khudyak began taking piano lessons at age five and was accepted into Juilliard MAP Program. In 2009, Leo was invited to join the pre-college division of The Manhattan School of Music in New York City.
Mr. Myers studied piano with Beveridge Webster from The Juilliard School, Mr. Myers’ students have been honors winners in competitions held by the Virginia Music Educators Association, California Music Educators Association, and Music Teachers National Association regional competitions.
Flutist Haley Diers earned her Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from the University of Minnesota as a student of Immanuel Davis. Haley has performed with premier ensembles such as the Queens College Orchestra, University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, and University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra.
Chloe Jin has received numerous awards and honors in both China and the United States. Jin was the gold prize winner of the National Violin Junior Competition in China in August 2008, and has also a won several prizes in the open division of the Southwestern Youth Music Festival in Long Beach, California in summer 2011 through 2013.
Alice Colby received her Bachelors degree from Manhattan School of Music and Masters degree from Purchase College Conservatory of Music, where she was a scholarship student of Daniel Phillips and Sally Thomas. While at Purchase, Ms. Colby performed in the master class of Elmar Oliveira. She has also participated in master classes by David Halen at Orford Arts Centre in Quebec and Simon Fischer in the United Kingdom.
Born in Madison, WI, raised in New York City and Kenya, Ausar Amon started to play violin at age 12, while attending elementary school in Kenya. In May 2016, he graduated from New York University, majoring in string performance.
Andrea Palma is a New York City native, born and raised in Queens. She pursued her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York in Potsdam, with a concentration in Vocal Performance. She also holds her M.A degree in voice from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, the music conservatory within Roosevelt University.
Baritone, Andrew Breuninger is from Houston, Texas. Andrew graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with his Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance.He has taught as a graduate assistant at Michigan State University and The University of Texas at Austin.
Timothy Smith is a professional singer and pianist from Boston Massachusetts. He holds a Bachelors degree in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music.
Aysen Idil Milliogullari
Aysen Idil Milliogullari is a lyric coloratura soprano. She received her Master degree in voice performance from Mannes School of Music, studied with well-known voice teacher Arthur Levy.
Mr.Joseph Kaplan graduated from SUNY Oneonata, he began playing in small clubs and events across NYC while he was only 16 years old at the time. After graduating high school, Joe was accepted into the Music Industry program at SUNY Oneonta. It was here Joseph played in various music ensembles such as the SUNY Oneonta Zappa Band, Jam Band, and Jazz Octet.
Vocal and Piano Instructor
Jazz and Classical Guitar/Ukulele/Piano Instructor
TJ Adorno is a musician and multi instrumentalist from Jackson Heights, Queens. His primary instrument is the guitar which he studied at the prestigious LaGuardia Arts High School in Manhattan, and at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music. TJ has performed creative new music in the styles of Jazz, Classical, and Rock throughout New York City.
Musician, Music Educator. Graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a Bachelors degree in classical guitar performance. Over the past 10 years, Dan has had the opportunity to both perform and teach in various locations. His performing experience has been both domestic and international.
Lily Kaufman is a saxophonist, composer, collaborator and educator. She has given several world premiere performances of contemporary chamber music, free jazz, unaccompanied saxophone pieces and music for saxophone and electronics throughout the United States and Canada.Her performances were featured at numerous festivals, conferences and residencies such as the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference
Early Childhood Program Director/ Clarinet Instructor
Amy Lentz is a clarinetist and early education specialist from the heart of Iowa. She grew up in a small mid-western town and began
playing the clarinet at age 8. Amy received her M.A degree in Clarinet Performance from University of New Mexico.