Dan Prindle

Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Dan Prindle started his successful musical career with the New England jam-band juggernaut Rane, a band who recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of their formation with a sold-out show at Northampton’s Iron Horse Music Hall. The two intervening decades have been filled with musical accomplishments including the release of Dan’s first full-length […]

Michelle Prindle

Michelle Marinelli Prindle is an active soprano with a Bachelor of Music degree in classical vocal performance from The Hartt School in West Hartford, CT, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2002. Her operatic roles include Frasquita in Carmen, Giannetta in L’Elisir d’Amore, the Second Lady in The Magic Flute, and Nannetta in Falstaff. […]

Colin Jalbert

Drummer, educator and producer Colin Jalbert found his obsession with music at the early age of 5. His formative years were spent drumming along to everything from Led Zeppelin to Bob Marley, soaking in as much of the language as possible before beginning his formal studies with Clark Seibold at age 13. In 2012, he […]

Nate Christy

Nate Christy is a music entrepreneur, producer, engineer, composer, and performer. He plays and teaches a variety of instruments including guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, and piano. He also excels in teaching a wide variety of musical skills from music production and engineering to music theory and songwriting. Nate began his teaching career nearly two decades […]

Jimmy Robitaille

Jimmy Robitaille has almost 20 years of experience in the percussive arts, and has spent the better part of the last decade exploring various musical styles on the piano and other keyboards. After receiving a degree in Jazz Studies from Westfield State University in 2011, he spent the next several years in Australia performing on […]

Karl Rausch

Karl Rausch has been teaching guitar for over 30 years and he loves watching his students grow and succeed as guitarists. Karl grew up in Hamden, Connecticut. After graduating from high school, we went on to study guitar at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After college, he lived in Germany playing music and meeting […]

Zack Cross

Zack Cross began his formal classical piano training at the age of 6, quickly developing a passion for music. After being given a Thelonious Monk CD in high school, he joined the community jazz band and switched his focus. Since then he has become an international performer of all styles of music, from country to […]

Phil Rodriguez

Phil Rodriguez has more than two decades of professional experience as a freelance trumpet player, touring artist, session musician, composer and teacher. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA, Phil earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where he studied with the great […]

Killian Karlsson

Killian Karlsson has been a professional educator, session player, and nationally touring musician for the past 8 years. Since attending Berklee College of Music, he has played with many great artists including Alan Evans (Soulive, Play On Brother), Beau Sasser (Z3, Play On Brother, Melvin Sparks), DarbyWolf (Rubblebucket), and Miro Sprague (Thelonious Monk Institute Graduate) […]

Nina Gross

Nina Gross studied viola and piano performance at Interlochen Arts Academy. She holds her BA and MA degrees from Yale University where her focus was social science and education.  She has been a private strings instructor, writer, and musician-composer. She taught elementary music and violin at Atlanta Montessori International School, general music and choral instruction […]

Jon Carroll

At age 18, Jon Carroll was a founding member of Starland Vocal Band, recording the #1 Pop hit “AFTERNOON DELIGHT”. The group went on to be nominated for five Grammy Awards, winning two, one for Best New Artist and one for Best Arrangement for Voices. Vocal arranging was one of Jon's roles in the group.

Ilana Morris

Ilana Morris is an active vocalist in the Western Massachusetts music scene.  She has her Bachelor of Art degree with a focus on Music and a minor in Jazz Voice from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She discovered her love for singing at the early age of four and has traveled all over the […]

Judy Bruneau

Judy Bruneau is a well-rounded musician with lots of energy and a passion for teaching. Her father was a drummer and she grew up listening to a lot of big band music which fueled her love for jazz. She also had a great interest in parade drumming and participated in drum corps at an early […]

Janine Neprud

Janine Neprud is a graduate of UNC Greensboro with a Bachelors of Music degree in Music Education, and is currently working towards her Masters of Music in Flute Performance at UMASS Amherst. Janine has studied flute for 12 years, with additional background in piano and ukulele. She has experience teaching students of all ages. Her […]

Steve Yarbro

Steven Yarbro is a prolific musician with experience in a wide range of musical styles and capacities. A seasoned performer, his highlights include a tour of the Midwest U.S. and Japan with the Indiana University Wind Ensemble, a feature solo saxophone performance with the Arizona State University Concert Jazz Band, several performances as a saxophonist […]

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas is a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in clarinet performance and music education. While at UMASS, Emily has been a member of the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Studio Orchestra, Clarinet Choir, Clarinet Quintet, Woodwind Quintet and Oboe, Clarinet and Piano Trio. As a clarinetist, Emily has […]

Jason Davis

Jason Davis has completed a Doctorate of Music from McGill University and a Master’s in Music from University of Massachusetts. He is a highly skilled teacher on electric bass, guitar, acoustic bass, and piano in jazz, classical, latin, and pop styles. Jason is extremely patient, encouraging, and supportive, and believes in always tailoring music lessons […]

Chloe Danitz

Chloe Danitz is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance and a focus in Piano Pedagogy. She is continuing her studies in music by attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a Masters student studying Historical Musicology. Chloe is an accomplished and versatile pianist, having won several awards […]

Kris Danielsen

Dr. Kristoffer Danielsen is an active freelance trombonist and educator throughout greater New England. In addition to maintaining an extensive private teaching studio, Kris has performed with the Albany Symphony, Cape Symphony, Portland Symphony, Eastern Connecticut Symphony, Handel Society, Moscow Ballet, Nautilus Brass Quintet, Massachusetts Chamber Players, Pioneer Valley Symphony, Windham Symphony, Keene Chamber Orchestra, […]

Alisha Lopez-Marrero

Trumpet teacher Alisha Lopez-Marrero is in her final year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Music.  Her current focus is trumpet performance, but she is also minoring in Economics, as well as pursuing a Certificate in Arts Management.  Alisha currently performs with […]

Mical Henriquez

Mical Henriquez is a member of the class of 2020 at UMass Amherst where she is a double major in Composition and Vocal Jazz Performance. She has been playing the violin for 10 years, singing in vocal jazz ensembles for 9 years, and arranging and composing music for 5 years. She is also involved in […]

Clair Cangialosi

Clair Cangialosi graduated in the spring of 2017 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in music education with a concentration in bassoon. She is an avid bassoonist and contrabassoonist, performing with ensembles in both the Pioneer Valley and the New York City area. Clair is a native of White Plains, New […]

Amanda Armstrong Lapell

Amanda began playing the violin in 1987.  She developed a sincere love for the instrument and endeavored to dedicate her life to the pursuit of advanced musical study.  She studied Music Performance at the prestigious Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music and the Crane School of Music at S.U.N.Y. Potsdam.  While at Crane, Amanda studied Suzuki Teaching […]