Rodrigo Bonelli

Background

   Recently endorsed by Canopus drums, Rodrigo Bonelli  is an active composer and drummer in New York City. He received his Bachelors in Music with honors in 2005 from the Berklee College of Music and a Masters in Jazz Studies from New York University in 2014.  While at Berklee, Rodrigo received a grant to tour throughout Europe with a jazz quartet of his colleagues, taking him to Scotland and France.  In addition, his original compositions were featured on two of Berklee’s compilation CD’s as examples of outstanding student work.


   After graduating from Berklee, Rodrigo became an in demand player of many styles in the Boston area. While maintaining a busy performance schedule, he taught at the acclaimed Brookline Music School as a drumset and piano instructor.  His first CD of original music entitled Stream of Stars was released in 2009 and is available on CDBaby.  In 2010, Rodrigo moved to Brooklyn, NY where he continues to teach, perform, and record regularly throughout New York and New England. His most recent modern jazz album, Septet Works is on sale on iTunes and Amazon, featuring pianist Don Friedman. 

 

Teaching Style

Rodrigo enjoys teaching drumset players, beginner to intermediate pianists, and a variety of percussion instruments. He is also passionate about teaching music theory and composition, and incorporates elements of these important skills in all of his lessons. 

 

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Erin Blatti

Background

​     Erin received a Bachelors in Music Education from the Ohio State University in 2002, and she has taught middle school general/choral music in public school settings.  In 2006, she completed a Diploma in Songwriting from the Berklee College of Music. After teaching and singing contemporary vocals with various world music and corporate bands in Boston for over six years, she moved to New York City. In NYC she continues to perform with her band, Zona Sul. She earned her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology in December 2015  from Brooklyn College. Currently, she works as a speech-language pathologist at PS101 while continuing to provide voice/piano lessons and voice therapy.

Teaching Style

​Erin enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities. She specializes in teaching contemporary vocal styles, early music education, and beginner to intermediate level piano. She works with voice students based on their stylistic preferences, while also focusing on singing technique and how to maintain a vocally healthy approach to singing. Her pedagogy style is influenced by Jeannie Lovetri's method, Somatic VoiceWork, a body-based, functional approach to singing technique. She has completed Level 1I of Somatic Voicework training.

 

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Ben Sher

Background

Ben is a veteran guitarist with over thirty years experience teaching students of all levels. Currently Ben is a faculty member at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and also a faculty member at Wagner College and the Abron Arts Center. Ben has extensive experience working with young students of all ages. He has taught teenagers at the National Guitar Workshop, the Berklee Five-Week Program, and run high school courses at schools in Staten Island. He is very versatile, covering all styles from rock-to-bach, classical, jazz, and folk styles.

Teaching Style

Whether you are a beginning student or an experienced player, Ben will inspire you and help you take your playing to the next level. 

This is a great opportunity to study with a seasoned pro who can teach you to play from "soup to nuts”! 

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Anais Lund
 

Background

Anais Lund has worked as a professional singer and songwriter for several years performing and collaborating with artists from all over the country. In addition to her career as a writer and performer, Anais specializes in teaching how to pair creativity and artistry with proper vocal technique. She spent over 10 years studying voice and vocal techniques such as speech level singing and Bel Canto. In addition, she completed  Mesa College's applied music program, where she focused on classical and jazz voice.

Anais believes that above all else, music is a feeling. It gives us the opportunity to create and connect with one another through the universal language of melody.

No matter if you are a beginner or advanced level, there is always something to be discovered.

Teaching Style

Anais is a passionate voice teacher dedicated to the success of her students. 

She has taught all ages from beginners to intermediate students and has an excellent track record when it comes to audition preparation and other personal goals. She specializes in contemporary voices such as jazz, r&b and pop but also has experience teaching a multitude of genres. Anais strives to help her students find their own unique voice and style while building knowledge through fundamentals of voice, theory and connection with music.

Anais equips her students with a vocal “tool kit” so they can approach any genre and make it their own.

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Alex Goumas


 

Background

Alex received a Diploma in Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music in 2006. In 2008 he relocated to New York City to play Bass for numerous NYC Bands touring the United States with The Josh Nelson Project, Man on Earth and his own band under The Deep Pink. He is currently playing Bass and Keyboards for The Alternative Rock band Don’t Believe in Ghosts who just recently signed to Imagen Records/ADA Warner.

 

Outside of playing Bass, Alex does Music Production for numerous Artists in NYC as an In-House Producer at Jambox Entertainment in Manhattan from 2013-2020 as well as his home studio in Brooklyn. Honing his craft as a studio producer he landed a Publishing Deal with Crucial Music in 2012, who has placed some of his work in featured series and shows on Netflix, Apple TV, ESPN, and MTV.

 

Teaching Style

Alex enjoys music from all different styles. From playing in dozens of different bands over 20 years as a sideman, he is well versed in Jazz, Funk, Pop, Rock, and Reggae. He enjoys working with beginners all the way to advanced students teaching 4 and 5 String bass as well as Upright Bass. In lessons, Alex provides skills to groove in all styles by emphasizing finger and thumb techniques, deep dive into Rhythm, reading music, exploring music theory and ear training.

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