Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba
Josiah R. is a tubist and composer born and raised in Lexington, MA. After attending Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, where he studied with trombonist Robin Eubanks and tubist Ron Bishop. After graduating, Josiah moved to Cambridge and quickly began gaining a reputation as a young presence on the music scene. He frequently plays with the Hot Tamales Brass Band at Fenway Park, opening for the Red Sox games, and has performed with Nicholas Payton, the Either/Orchestra, Josh Lederman and the Cambridge All-Stars, Los Three, Superska, and many others. He also leads his own bands: the original second-line ensemble Brass Knuckles, and a mandolin-and-tuba duo George Washington Carver. He has never felt limited by the peculiar or stigmatized view of his instrument and is a skilled improviser in all styles and a prolific composer. He is available to teach all styles on any brass instruments as well as music theory, ear training, and composition.
Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba
Boston native, Michael Prentky is currently studying trombone at New England Conservatory, expecting to receive his BFA in Jazz Performance with NEC's Music-In-Education (MIE) Concentration in Spring 2014.
NEC has provided Michael a great variety of playing experiences and opportunities having played in their big bands, jazz combos, latin jazz ensemble, Eastern European Jewish music ensemble and more.
Michael is currently the trombonist and booker for Mozambican Afro-Pop group Kina Zoré (www.kinazore.com)--Grand Prize Winners of the 2012 John Lennon Song Writing Competition and 2011 Peacedriven Award. They are a regionally touring act playing in Boston, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York and elsewhere.
When he's not playing with Kina Zoré, Michael also plays regular performances with Jae Cheol Oh Large Ensemble (http://www.jaeohmusic.com), Lilla D'Mone (www.lilladmone.com), Maris and the Merry Rockers (www.merryrockers.com), and the Kim Mayo Group (www.kimmayo.com). Some of his own music can be found at www.soundcloud.com/trombonito
For the MIE concentration Michael had two internships, one at the Boston Arts Academy teaching high school age trombonists, and another at the Chinatown YMCA teaching general music to young children ages 6-9. These opportunities helped Michael to further hone his trombone and general music teaching skills; especially working with different age groups and developing lesson plans. If you would care to read any lesson plans or watch videos of his teaching please contact for further information.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Trumpet, Trombone
Originally from Mexico City, Mexico. Guitarist Guillermo O. start playing guitar at the age of nine. By age 15 he was performing punk and rock music. At age 17 he was accepted to the "Escuela Nacional De Musica" (UNAM) where he studied classical guitar. He has performed with famous comedian Eugenio Dervez in the biggest Stadium in Mexico. Guillermo also composed the music for several documentaries, and short movies. In 2003 he attended Berklee College of Music and graduated with a degree in Jazz Composition and Performance. Guillermo also composed the music for the original musical play "Beyond the Journey" . It was performed as a stage reading on 42nd Street in New York, NY in 2010. Guillermo has been working as a music teacher since 2005. He teaches private instruction and group and ensemble lessons as well as composition, harmony, sight reading and music theory.
Drum, Piano, Music Theory, Percussion, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trumpet, Trombone
Hello students and parents:
I have been performing for for over 30 years. I am currently the principal percussionist for the Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra on Cape Cod. I also free lance around South-Eastern Massachusetts in various groups and establishments. I am a Berklee College of Music graduate and I earned a music teaching license through the music education department at Westfield State University.
I am funny, friendly, outgoing and I love to make music with others. I love kids and I love teaching.
I have studied percussion with many teachers including jazz drummer Ed Soph and Eugene Bozzi of the Hartford Symphony. I have spent many years living in Boston and has performed and recorded with many jazz, blues and R & B artists. Some of the groups I have recorded with are Grits, Alistair Moock, Josh Lederman, Lonely Gus, the Ground Swells and the Dave Richardson Band.
I have been teaching lessons since 1985 and I have had many great experiences with my students. My students have gone on to perform solos in school and excel in different musical experiences. I enjoy teaching school aged children and helping them find the creative musician inside themselves.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Basic Math, Music Performance, Music Theory, Trombone
I have been studying and performing music since the age of 8. My experience includes bass guitar, piano (both being my primary instruments), trombone, and guitar; genres include jazz, praise and worship, country, rock, classical, ragtime, and funk. I am currently a student at Berklee College of Music pursuing a degree in Music Education. Locally, I play in two original bands, Congress and Old English. Through my academic knowledge and my real world performance on stage I am able to provide a well rounded curriculum.
Drum, Guitar, Piano, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba
Danilo is a multi-instrumentalist originally from Long Island, New York and currently based out of Boston. He has been involved in many successful projects along the east coast. Danilo is a current member of Full Tang and Debo Band. He has also been a member of internationally acclaimed Afrobeat group The Superpowers and had toured extensively playing percussion with indie-rock band Rubblebucket.
Danilo has studied classical trumpet performance at the New England Conservatory of Music with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as percussion and drums with other esteemed faculty members (Rakalam Bob Moses, Jamey Haddad). In addition to his conservatory training, Danilo has studied traditional West African drumming at the Dagbe Cultural Center in Kopeyia, Ghana.
Danilo's performance opportunities have taken him from Boston's Jordan Hall to numerous locations in New York (Alice Tully Hall, Cornelia St. Cafe FONT music series), and more extensive tours to Toronto and back. His repertoire includes orchestral, church service, dance music, completely improvised music and original compositions.
Education has long been a passion for Danilo and he has been teaching private music lessons as well as instruction in the Boston public schools for years. In addition to his studio, which is comprised of primarily brass and percussion instrumentalists, he teaches general musicianship in areas such as improvisation, body awareness, composition, music theory, solfege, and music history. Danilo teaches all levels and ages 5 - 100+. His students value his patience and ability to find an inspiring path to discovery for each individual. Danilo has also shown himself to be very effective in the classroom setting, having given clinics to groups of students aged first grade to high school.
Danilo considers his success as a performer to be in a direct relationship with the success of his teaching and he aims to spread to the joy of music making and appreciation as wide as possible.
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