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Rodrigo Bonelli

Background

   Rodrigo Bonelli 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 1 of Somatic Voicework training and plans on completing all three levels.

 

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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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JanineAntonellis

Background

Janine Antonellis is an accomplished pianist, vocalist, singer-songwriter, performer, and instructor. She graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2017 with a Bachelor's Degree in Professional Music and a minor in Music Production and Music Business. Janine learned the art of entertaining a crowd as a pianist/vocalist at Howl At The Moon in Boston, MA.  Since working at this popular venue and in general business bands throughout New England, she has developed herself as an artist and performer. 

Teaching Style

Janine aims to create a safe space for her students to express themselves freely and creatively, while also challenging them to their best ability. She believes that each student is different, therefore her teaching approach is unique to each student. Music is beautiful, fun and rewarding, and she strives to share this with them in every lesson!" 

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Cameron Rivero

Background

Cameron Rivero is an extremely dynamic saxophonist and EWI player, hailing from Spain and England. His vast musical background and melodic approach to music allows him to adapt and thrive across many genres, from R&B/Hip Hop/Soul/Pop and Funk to Jazz, Salsa and Latino Chamber music. He recently graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he received the world tour scholarship in 2014, studying Professional Music. He went on to perform, produce, and write with an array musicians all across the New England area.

Teaching Style

Cameron has a passion for education, regularly teaching private lessons in Saxophone and Woodwind Study, along with Music Theory and Jazz Harmony. He is an outgoing and passionate teacher who inspires his students to find their unique sound and connection with their instrument. Cameron is also fluent in Spanish!

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