Jay recently graduated from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music where he received his Master's degree under the study of Norman Fischer. Prior to his studies at Rice, he attended Vanderbilt University and the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles. He has attended various summer programs including the Henry Mancini Institute, Colorado College Music Festival and the Tanglewood Music Center.
Jay has been privileged to perform under some of the world's leading conductors, including James Levine, Bernard Haitink, André Previn, Sir Andrew Davis, Raphael Frühbeck de Bergos, Oliver Knussen, Herbert Bloomstedt and John Williams. He has also played in master classes for several esteemed artists, such as Yo-Yo Ma, Ronald Leonard, Richard Aaron, Joseph Silverstein, Lynn Harrell and members of the Juilliard, Cleveland, Orion, Turtle Island and Emerson String Quartets. Outside of the classical music scene, he enjoys performing and recording with singers and songwriters, and has played with popular artists such as Brian McKnight, Quincy Jones, Bobby McFerrin, Ricky Skaggs and Josh Groban.
Piano, Violin, Cello, Music Theory, Viola
Oleg is a violinist who represents the brilliant Russian violin school which is arguably one of the leading violin schools in the World during 20th century. In 1984 he was accepted to Moscow Conservatory of Music and in 1991 he graduated Conservatory with highest marks in violin and piano. In 1990 he was invited to participate in IV International Violin Competition 'Isola di Capri' (Capri Italy) and won 1st Prize of this competition playing N. Paganini's 4th Violin Concerto with cadenza which Oleg composed especially for this event. After competition he was invited to participate in music festival in Rimini Italy where he shared the stage with such famous musicians as Boris Berezovsky (1st Prize 1990 P.I.Tchaikovsky Piano Competition) Enrico Pace and Evgeny Bushkov (both winners of many international competitions). After one year with State Symphony Capella of Russia where conductor was legendary Gennady Rozhdestvensky and where Oleg performed in section 1st Violins in 1992 he accepted position of Assistant concertmaster of famous Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra and traveled around the globe performing in almost every important music hall including Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York Royal Albert and Barbican Hall in London Beethoven Hall in Bonn (Germany) Gewandhaus Symphony Hall and Suntory Hall in Tokyo and Osaka (Japan) Musikverein Golden Hall in Vienna and many more. In 1994 Oleg immigrated to USA and settled in Fort Lee NJ. He made his American debut recital in Memphis TN in 1995. Since 1994 he performed with such orchestras as New Jersey Symphony Albany Symphony New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony New Philharmonic of New Jersey Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra Bachanalia Chamber Ensemble and appeared in a few Broadway productions such 'Ragtime' and 'Music Man'. In 1996 Oleg was invited to perform with the Houston Festival Orchestra as Concertmaster under the the button of Maxim Shostakovich son of the the great Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich. Currently Oleg teaches extensively in NJ where he holds a full time position as a string director at the Fort Lee Public Schools.
Moscow Conservatory of Music (Moscow, Russia) BM , MM.,
Piano, Singing, Theater Acting, Violin, Acting, Broadway Singing, Cello, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Fiddle, Upright Bass, Viola
I have played violin for 36 years now, and I have taught all of the orchestral stringed instruments. I also have played piano for 33 years, and I have been a professional singer for many years.
I played violin with the Venice Symphony Orchestra in Venice, FL for 33 years.
I am a composer and an arranger of many compositions.
I have directed award winning choirs in the state of Florida.
I sang in a brand new musical off Broadway, and currently am assisting with the choral writing for this musical.
Guitar, Cello, Music Performance
I am an extremely experienced Cellist and Guitarist with nearly ten years of performing and teaching experience. I have been playing guitar since the age of five and cello since the age of eight, and have performed all over New York, Ohio, and North Carolina, as well as Italy. I have a B.A. in Cello Performance from the University at Buffalo, and an M.A. in Music Performance from the Copland School of Music at Queens College.
I have appeared with classical orchestras and chamber groups all over the Buffalo, Western New York, and NYC area, as well performed with rock, blues, folk, and alternative groups playing both guitar and cello. I have recorded numerous albums and toured with various rock groups.
I have performed in the Dolomite Mountains of the Italian Alps as part of the Schlern International Music Festival, and taken part in an intensive orchestral training program at the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, North Carolina. I have performed in masterclasses for such world renowned artists as The Tokyo String Quartet, Eric Bartlett, and Chris Finckel, and have studied with such legendary performers as Jonathan Golove, Benjamin Karp, and Marcy Rosen.
I am a passionate performer and educator, with a strong desire to challenge, motivate, and inspire my fellow colleagues and students, and to also push myself to be the best musician I can be.
Piano, Cello, Music Theory
Born in Chicago to a musical family, Amali began piano lessons with her mother at age five, and cello lessons a few years later at the Merit School of Music. She completed her formal studies at the Manhattan School of Music in 2007 where her primary teachers were Julia Lichten and Margo Tatgenhorst-Drakos. Recent performance experience include the New England Symphonic Ensemble, Zero Gravity Contemporary Music Ensemble, and in master classes with cellists Yo-Yo Ma and Ron Leonard. Amali has taken part in festivals such as the Mannes Beethoven Institute and the Tanglewood Institute and has taught at summer programs such as the Kinhaven Music School. She currently plays in Tiger Lilies, a duo project that seeks to blend folk music with creative improvisations and arrangements as well as alice., a pop and jazz based septet that has recently completed it's second full-length album, a.443. She enjoys an exciting performance and teaching schedule in the New York City area, and believes that one of the most rewarding benefits of playing music comes from being able to share it with others.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Violin, Cello, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Fiddle, Viola
Do you want a teacher who cusomizes your lesson to your interests and motivates you to practice? I play and teach several instruments and styles. You can study rock or classical guitar, classical violin, viola, and cello or fiddling, or voice technique with me.
For guitar students, you can choose the songs you learn or let me recommend ones appropriate for your skill level. We can incorporate music theory, classical repertoir and sight reading into the process in degrees of your choosing. We can also explore singing while playing, songwriting and recording techniqe when you feel ready.
For violin, viola and cello students, I teach a combination the Suzuki Method (learning through ear training) and traditional theory and sight reading. You may even want to learn popular songs arranged for strings, fiddling or impovisation, or writing with other instruments.
For voice students I teach proper technique and how to take care for your voice as well as effective warm ups and exercizes. You can choose the songs you'd like to work on or let me find pieces appropriate for your skill level.
I also teach beninner piano, which I recommend for anyone who wants to better understand the mechanics of music. We learn basic classical compositions, exercizes, theory, and songs of your choosing.
Who knows what creativity learning music will inspire? You may eventually write songs and want to explore recording them. Our lessons can be held in a top of the line pro-tools recording studio you can learn recording techniqe from me at any point.
I'm a classically trained violinist as well as a pop musician. I am currently playing in a chamber group, Hudson River Stings, and am in a critically acclaimed band that tours internationally. My musical training includes private lessons with some fantastic musicians such as Raz Kennedy, Jennifer Turner, Bob Corff and Matte Henderson, as well as Jazz and vocal studies at S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, San Francisco City College, and Los Angeles City College.
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