• George Bittner (Percussion)

    George started playing drums at an early age and has been teaching lessons for over 40 years. He received his AAS Degree for Music from Burlington County College and Undergraduate for Music Performance from Rutgers University. He studied with master drummers Tony DeNicolla and Joe Morella and jazz musician, drum instructor and writer, Armand Santerelli. He and his band, All Tuned Up, play over 80 dates a year at venues from Philadelphia to the Jersey shore.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Moniqe Jones (Piano)

    Monique Jones has been playing piano for 23 years. She is a Perkins Center for the Arts alumni and was taught by Frank Staneck. She obtained her Masters Degree in Music Education in 2015 from Manhattanville College. She’s participated in the Summit Music Festival and taught in the New York School System for several years. Monique is one of the most popular teachers at Perkins Center and she teaches 6 days a week!

  • Natalie Kenis (Piano)

    Natalie is a lifelong lover of music and has played the piano since she was very young. After years of classical training in both piano and voice, Natalie studied music performance at Eastern University, having been awarded the Mozart Scholarship. During her time at Eastern, Natalie was privileged to study under Dr. Ronald Matthews, now President of Eastern University, and Teresa Nevola Moyer, a member of the Opera Company of Philadelphia. Natalie has been teaching piano for 21 years and enjoys helping students of all ages connect with music. Although classically trained, Natalie can teach a variety of styles, including jazz and pop, helping students understand the theory and technique that differentiates music from pure sound. No two students are the same, so Natalie tailors her teaching to the learning style of the student, keeping certain things constant: note-reading, theory, and the use of music to expression oneself.

  • 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.

  • Irina Nenartovich (Piano)

    Irina Nenartovich was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, studied music from the age of five, and has graduated from the Saint-Petersburg Conservatory, where she studied with the famous Russian composers Sergei Slonimsky and Gennadi Banschikov. Ms. Nenartovich lives in the USA where she is teaching piano and theory and composes her music.

  • 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.

  • 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 is one of the most versatile and gifted flutists on the concert scene. Her unique solo performances using various flutes have taken her to Avery Fisher Hall, NY; Kleinen Goldenen Saal in Augsburg, Germany; and many other locations. She studied at the Paris Conservatory of Music, Academie International, Nice, France; Indiana University; and extensively with Marcel Moyse (widely considered as the best flute teacher in the world). 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.

  • John Roth (Guitar)

    Mr. Roth earned his music degree from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, has been teaching guitar, vocals, drums, and keyboards since 2012 and has been playing live and recording since 1996.

  • Ryan Smith (Piano)

    Ryan started playing music with his family around 10 years of age by playing along to classic rock and classical music. He’s been a part of many bands writing originals and was the resident accompanist for the choir as well as the music director of the drama club during high school. Ryan attended Rowan University studying classical piano performance as well as jazz studies. Now, he performs regularly with jazz groups, solo, and with his band, Verside Collective. Ryan also co-created a recording studio/media company, Empathy Records where he records artists, writes music, and hosts events like livestream performances and jam sessions. Music is what Ryan loves, and he wants to share this love with the world!

  • 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, Beginner Saxophone)

    Michael began his musical studies at Rowan University.  There he studied Classical guitar with instructor Joseph Mayes as well as Jazz studies with private teacher Allan Slutsky.  Michaels’ first professional teaching job took place at Moorestown Friends’ School.  This experience led to a position at the Philadelphia Academy Charter School where he taught general music, music technology as well as music theory and directed the school’s Jazz band until the spring of 2012.  During that time, Michael attended Eastern University’s Music Education program earning his teaching certificate.  In the fall of 2012, Michael became the Music Director for the Catholic Partnership Schools.  There he taught general music for grades K-8, directed the partnership’s Concert Band as well as the school’s choir.  In 2015, Michael accepted the position of Instrumental Music Director at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School.  There, Michael directs the school’s Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Pep Band and instructs the AP Music Theory course.  In addition, Michael performs in various cover bands.  Recently, he has performed at numerous venues including, the TLA, Citizens Band Park, Wells Fargo Center, Hard Rock Café, Ocean City Music Pier and World Café Live.

  • Gabriella Will (Voice)

    Soprano Gabriella Giangreco is a native of Mount Laurel, New Jersey. She has recently received her Masters degree at Indiana University and her Bachelor’s degree at the Manhattan School of Music. Ms. Giangreco is also an alumna of Songfest, the Bel Canto Institute, Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute, and Westminster Choir College’s Solo Vocal Artist program. Operatic roles performed include Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflote with Bloomington Chamber Opera, Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro with and a Street Singer in Bernstein’s Mass both with IUOT, and Adele in Die Fledermaus with Lyric Opera Studio Weimar. Partial roles performed include Gilda (Rigoletto), Despina (Cosi fan tutte), Frasquita (Carmen), Eliza (Il re pastore), and Yum Yum (The Mikado). One of her most recent achievements included receiving an encouragement award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council for the St.Louis District. In addition to her classical experiences, Ms.Giangreco has had the opportunity to perform in many choral and musical theater settings. Places include Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, NJPAC and St.John the Divine in New York. She has performed musical theater locally and some roles include Johanna from Sweeney Todd, The Baker’s Wife from Into the Woods, Robin Gibson in Smile, Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, and Colin Craven in The Secret Garden.