Conservatory of Music Faculty

  • Deborah Lynn Amsterdam (Violin)

    Deborah has performed as a violin soloist on several occasions in local choirs and is still an active student of the violin.  She also performs with local chamber groups including the Rutgers Chamber Orchestra. She has a BA from Drew University and also has a background in piano, voice, dance and theater.

  • Tom Cavanagh (Guitar)

    Tom earned his BA from Michigan State University. He studied classical and jazz guitar with John Hall in Detroit and jazz guitar with Dennis Sandole in Philadelphia. He has over 20 years experience teaching classical, blues, jazz and all styles of rock guitar.

  • Joseph Getz (Percussion), Beginner Piano

    Joseph graduated from The University of the Arts with a BM in music performance. Since completion of his degree he has been a recording and performing artist for numerous independent artists. Currently plays with Philadelphia’s instrumental/punk experimental band “Mercury Radio Theater” who has toured nationally and has recently released their third album.

  • Christine Dalsey Hansen (Flute),

    Christine earned a BMusEd from Temple University, a MM degree from the University of Delaware and a DMA from Rutgers University. She has performed with the Delaware Symphony, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, the Opera Company of Philadelphia and in master classes of Julius Baker and Jean-Pierre Rampal. She has taught at many public and private schools including Settlement Music School and Rowan University.

  • Iris Lelkes (Piano)

    Iris earned her BM from the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. She has more than 30 years of experience as a private piano teacher, accompanist and chamber musician.

  • Mihaela Matei (Violin & Viola)

    Mihaela earned a degree in music performance from Romania’s National Academy of Music, studied music performance and education at Louisiana State University and earned a masters degree in musical performance from Rowan University. She has taught and performed in Romania and the United States.

  • Jaclyn McKeever (Voice & Piano)

    Jaclyn earned her BM in Music Education from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. She has served various churches in both central and southern New Jersey as a soprano soloist, pianist and director of adult, children and bell choirs. She teaches vocal and instrumental music at a local elementary school and plays piano, glockenspiel and sings for some area bands and orchestras.

  • Irina Nenartovich (Piano, Theory, Composition)

    Irina earned her Master’s degree at the Saint-Petersburg Conservatory, where she studied composition, piano, and theory with famous Russian composers and pianists Sergei Slonimsky and Gennadi Banschikov.  Ms. Nenartovich has taught piano from the beginning of her musical career.   She is an active member of Music Teachers National Association.   Many of her students have participated in various music festivals and competitions.  She was a commissioned composer in 2010 and currently composes instrumental and vocal music. In addition, she has authored twelve original method and repertoire books, which are highly appreciated by her colleagues.

  • Inna Nikolyukin (Piano)

    Inna has her degree in music from Donetsk State Music College (Ukraine). She has extensive experience with the Suzuki method and choral conducting. Inna is the church choir director at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. George (Yardville, NJ). She has been teaching for over 20 years.

  • Chi Park (Violin & Viola)

    Chi earned her BM and MM from the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University. She studied violin with William DePasquale and violin/viola pedagogy with Helen Kwalwasser. She is a part of many professional orchestras that include Symphony in C (formerly Haddonfield Symphony), Lancaster Symphony, Pottstown Symphony, and Bay-Atlantic Symphony, among others. She teaches at the Newtown School of Music and The Music Workshop in Manayunk, PA.

  • Carol Porter (Voice, Piano)

    Carol received her degree in Music Education from Crane School of Music at Potsdam State University in NY.  She has a master’s degree in Opera from Binghamton University.  Carol has been teaching voice for the past 20 years and brings a broad set of experiences into the studio.  As a vocal teacher, she specializes in the training of young voices in styles from pop and Broadway to opera.  She has had the opportunity to perform across the US with several regional opera companies and enjoyed 10 years as an artist-in-residence with Tri-Cities Opera Co. in Binghamton, NY.

  • Beverly Pugh-Corry (Flute)

    Beverly studied at the Paris Conservatoire of Music, Academie International (Nice) and Indiana University. She teaches at Rutgers University and others. She is a founder and board member of the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia and is President of Beverly’s Pan Flutes. She has performed at Avery Fisher Hall and in Augsburg, Germany and with Bay Atlantic Symphony.

  • Kathleen S. Reed (Piano)

    Kathleen has experience as a private piano instructor who continues expanding her piano expertise through weekly lessons with Maestro Alexander Fiorillo, of Temple University. Ms. Reed further enhances her skills by participating in a monthly master class conducted by Maestro Fiorillo. Kathleen is a member of the South Jersey Music Teachers’ Association, Music Teachers’ National Association, New Jersey Music Teachers’ Association, Inc. and The National Guild of Piano Teachers. Selected students of Kathleen have participated in the South Jersey Music Teachers’ Fall Festival and The National Guild of Piano Teachers’ auditions.

  • Sheila Z. Siegel (Piano)

    Sheila earned her BA from Wellesley College with post-graduate study at Glassboro State and Rutgers. She has taught in the Haddonfield School District and at Settlement Music School. Sheila studied with David Barnett, Veda Zuponcic and Seymour Bernstein. She is a member of the South Jersey Music Teachers Association.

  • Frank James Staneck (Piano, Theory, & Composition)

    Frank earned his BA from West Chester University and his MM from Temple University. His original works have been premiered by The Philharmonic of Southern NJ, Greater South Jersey Chorus and West Jersey Chamber Music Society. He has performed at a variety of venues including Lincoln Center. Staneck teaches at Rutgers – Camden and is the USA Chairman of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society.

  • Michael Wessner (Guitar)

    Michael earned a BM in music performance from Rowan University. He has taught jazz, classical and rock guitar at New Jersey School of Music, where he was director of the jazz and classical guitar ensembles.


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