All Newton Music School - Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff


DEPARTMENT COORDINATORS


Patricia Smith : Classical & Jazz Piano  :
Patricia Smith

Classical & Jazz Piano
617.527.4553 x 301
Patricia Smith
BM, St. Louis Institute of Music, MM Boston University. Studied at the Ecole Normale de Musique with Jules Gentile. Piano Department Coordinator, All Newton Music School.
Sara Wilkins : Strings : swilkins@allnewtonmusicschool.com
Sara Wilkins

Strings
(617) 527-4553 x 305
Kim Petot : Summer Explorers, Early Childhood :
Kim Petot

Summer Explorers, Early Childhood
617.527.4553 x 103
Kim Petot
BM and BME, Wittenberg University. Specializes in early childhood music. Director of ANMS Summer Creative Arts Program.
Richard Shaughnessy : Winds, Brass and Percussion  :
Richard Shaughnessy

Winds, Brass and Percussion
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Richard Shaughnessy
BM Ithaca College. MM Boston University. Faculty at New England Conservatory Preparatory School, clarinet instructor Boston College, Wind Instrument Coordinator at ANMS. Performances with Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Emmanuel Music, the Edinburgh Festival, and concerts in Paris and Frankfurt. Active freelance clarinetist in greater Boston. Recordings with Leonarda Records, Musica Omnia, and Linn Records (Glasgow). Concerto soloist with Nashua (NH) Symphony, where he was principal clarinetist. Former students have attended Juilliard, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Eastman School of Music and other major professional schools.
Ian Aaberg : Rock, Blues & Jazz Ensembles  :
Ian Aaberg

Rock, Blues & Jazz Ensembles
617.527.4553 x 303
Ian Aaberg
Ian Aaberg is the Coordinator of the Rock, Jazz,Blues Ensemble Department. He holds a BM, Berklee College of Music. Founder, guitarist and composer of Lono.
Michael Giordano : Stavis Recording Studio Engineer :
Michael Giordano

Stavis Recording Studio Engineer
617.527.4553 x 100
Michael Giordano
BM, Berklee College of Music. Performances throughout the northeast in Jazz, Blues and Funk genres. ANMS Stavis Recording Studio Engineer. Visit Michael's website: www.mikegiordano.net.
John Muratore : Classical, Acoustic & Rock Guitar  :
John Muratore

Classical, Acoustic & Rock Guitar
617.527.4553 x 304
John Muratore
Highly acclaimed classical guitarist John Muratore performs regularly as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. As a solo artist he has appeared extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia. He has collaborated with numerous chamber ensembles including Emmanuel Music, the Spectrum Singers, Chorus Pro Musica, Alea III, Boston Musica Viva and Counterpoint. Recent appearances as concerto soloist have been with the Ridgefield Symphony, Vermont Symphony and Symphony by the Sea under the direction of. Jonathan McPhee.

Among the composers with whom John has worked closely to produce new solo and chamber works for the guitar are Daniel Pinkham, Scott Wheeler, Larry Bell, Roger Zahab and Jon Appleton. Mr. Muratore has been the featured soloist at numerous international venues including the Academie Festival des Arcs (France), St. Petersburg (Russia) Chamber Concerts, the Atelier International Concert Series in Paris and AIMS (American Institute for Musical Studies, Graz, Austria).

The Boston Globe has described him as “a fleet-fingered and musicianly performer” and has characterized his playing as…”unleashing so many different varieties of tone and color in quick succession…a kind of aural iridescence.” John, whose live performances have often been featured on WGBH Radio’s Classical Performances has recorded for Albany, Pont Nuef and Arabesque Records. His most recent CD, Domenie, is a collaboration with accordionist Roberto Cassan. His critically-acclaimed solo CD, Shadow Box, has been hailed by Britain’s Classical Guitar magazine as “a fine recording, with serious intent”. Mr. Muratore is on the faculty at Boston University, Dartmouth College and is coordinator of the guitar program at the All Newton Music School.

Sarah Eastman : Classical & Broadway Voice :
Sarah Eastman

Classical & Broadway Voice
617.527.4553 x 106
Ken DoRosario : Music Therapy :
Ken DoRosario

Music Therapy
617.527.4553 x 100
Ken DoRosario
Board-Certified Music Therapist. MA in Expressive Arts Therapy with a specialization in Music Therapy. LMHC, Massachusetts Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Performs as frontman for Boston-based funk/rock band, Dr. Awkward throughout New England.


FACULTY


Patricia Smith : Piano :
Patricia Smith

Piano
Patricia Smith
BM, St. Louis Institute of Music, MM Boston University. Studied at the Ecole Normale de Musique with Jules Gentile. Piano Department Coordinator, All Newton Music School.
Michael Becker : Piano :
Michael Becker

Piano
Michael Becker
MM in Collaborative Piano, New England Conservatory; BA and MM in Piano Performance, Towson University; additional private studies at the Eastman School of Music. Accompanies the Arlington-Belmont Chorale of the Philharmonic Society of Arlington, and performs regularly with “Urban Voices,” an educational outreach program of the Metropolitan Opera Guild of New York. Also on staff at the Boston Conservatory.
James Chubet : Piano :
James Chubet

Piano
James Chubet
James Chubet performs extensively as a solo pianist, chamber musician, and accompanist. He has given concerts throughout the U.S. as well as in Florence, Barcelona, and Reykjavik, Iceland. Mr. Chubet performs annually with the Cottage Quartet and the Lavazza Chamber Ensemble and since 1985 has served as Principal Keyboard with the Britt Festival Orchestra in Oregon. He has appeared 3 times as a soloist with the orchestra including performances of Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with James DePreist and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Second Rhapsody with Peter Bay. Mr. Chubet has played with the Springfield (Mass.) Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Portland (Maine) Symphony, and Cape Symphony and serves as Director of Music at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton, Mass. He is a member of the piano faculty at Boston College and the All-Newton Music School and coaches chamber music at the Chamber Music Center at Wellesley College.Mr. Chubet earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from the Boston Conservatory (where he studied with Alfred Lee) and two Master’s Degrees in Musicology and Piano Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music (where he studied with Gabriel Chodos.) He was also a student at the Tanglewood Music Festival where he worked with Dr. Bela Nagy.
Rita Corey : Piano :
Rita Corey

Piano
Rita Corey
BA, University of Rochester. Organist/Director of Junior and Senior Choirs: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Foxboro Faculty: Dana Hall School of Music
Lyudmila Hazan : Piano :
Lyudmila Hazan

Piano
Lyudmila Hazan
BM, MM with honors Gnessin Institute of Musical Pedagogy, Moscow, Russia. Faculty Longy, European Piano School.
Jonathan Lovenstein : Recorder & Piano :
Jonathan Lovenstein

Recorder & Piano
Jonathan Lovenstein
BM, Ohio University, MM, NEC. Three recordings on Titanic Records.
Atsuko Jozaki : Piano :
Atsuko Jozaki

Piano
Atsuko Jozaki
A native of Japan, pianist Atsuko Jozaki has studied in several prestigious institutions worldwide and earned her doctoral degree from Boston University (D. M. A.). She has received scholarships including the Hiroshima Scholarship (Japan) and Mención Honorifica (Spain), won the Student Soloist Award from Stanford University and was chosen as a member of an honorary society for music, Pi Kappa Lambda at Boston University. Her orchestral and solo experiences include performances with, among others, the Elisabeth University Orchestra and the Stanford Symphonic Orchestra; Faculty Brookline Music School; Choir director Glendale United Methodist; Organist First United Parish of Everett.
Barbara Lysakowski : Piano :
Barbara Lysakowski

Piano
Barbara Lysakowski
Barbara Lysakowski, Piano, Accompanist. MA with honors, Academy of Music, Gdansk, Poland. MM with honors in Piano Performance, NEC. Former Faculty: South Shore Conservatory, Franklin School for the Performing Arts. Solo and chamber music recitals in Poland and New England.
Kevin McGinty : Piano :
Kevin McGinty

Piano
Kevin McGinty
BM, New England Conservatory, MM, The Juilliard School. Numerous performances as solo recitalist and collaborative pianist. Appearances with Central Massachusetts Symphony, Brookline Symphony, Hillsdale Orchestra and Boston Pops. Former Faculty: MIT Music and Theater Arts, New School of Music and Milton Academy.
Rita Moerschel : Piano :
Rita Moerschel

Piano
Rita Moerschel
M.Ed, Curry College; BA, U of Minnesota; studies in NYC, grad work at NEC. Performances as soloist and collaborative pianist; Senior lecturer at Curry College. Music Chair of the Crescendo Club of Boston.
Kim Petot : Piano :
Kim Petot

Piano
BM and BME, Wittenberg University. Specializes in early childhood music. Director of ANMS Summer Creative Arts Program.
Ross Petot : Piano :
Ross Petot

Piano
Ross Petot
After completing a master's degree in music performance from Bowling Green State University where he studied with Jerome Rose, Ross turned his full attention to early jazz and stride piano. He has since developed a career as a teacher, composer and performer of jazz in Europe , Canada and the U.S. His recorded solo piano releases include stride renditions of well-known standards from the American songbook as well as his own compositions that range in style from barrelhouse to stride to contemporary ragtime. He has performed and recorded with many of New England pre-eminent traditional jazz bands and he is a regular member John Clark’s Wolverine Jazz Band, The Blue Horizon Jazz Band and, more recently, has done work with The Back Bay Ramblers. His compositions have been presented at festivals and competitions, performed with modern dance choreography, and have appeared on numerous recordings by artists in the specialized fields of early Jazz and Modern Ragtime. He has also performed as a band member for The Washington Ballet's presentation of The Great Gatsby at The Kennedy Center in a performance that was billed as "the first ballet ever to be performed to live improvised jazz."Since settling in the Boston area in 1987, he has delighted audiences with his joyous breed of music making and gained recognition for his ability to play stride piano with the vigor and spontaneity. He currently teaches at the All Newton Music in Newton Massachusetts and performs frequently throughout the New England area and at festivals nationwide.
Fredrik Wanger : Piano :
Fredrik Wanger

Piano
Fredrik Wanger
BM Oberlin Conservatory, MM Peabody Conservatory, Fullbright Grant Akademie fur Music, Austria. Performed and recorded with many BSO members.
Jane Wanger : Piano :
Jane Wanger

Piano
Jane Wanger
Studied with Olga Stroumillo, Attended Oberlin Conservatory and began her teaching career at that time going on to teach at Peabody Conservatory Preparatory School, Baltimore, MD. Taught piano in 3 languages and performed the majority of the repertoire for four-hand, one piano in the U. S., Austria & Israel with her husband Fred.
Paulette Bowes : Clarinet :
Paulette Bowes

Clarinet
Paulette Bowes
BM, University of Michigan, University of Maryland, MM, New England Conservatory. Studied with William Stubbins, Robert Genovese, William Wrzesien and Peter Hadcock Former Chairman of the Wind Department at NEC Preparatory School. Two United States Opera tours with Boris Goldofsky. Former Second Clarinet with Worcester Symphony under the direction of Joseph Silverstein and guest artist on many chamber music series performing withthe Vermeer Quartet, Portland Quartet, and others. Premiered and recorded trio by Peter Childs. Director of All Newton Music School since 1986.
Michelle Shoemaker : Clarinet :
Michelle Shoemaker

Clarinet
Michelle Shoemaker joined the staff of All Newton Music School in 2011 as Director of Communications and became Assistant Director in July 2014. A proponent of new music, and noted by the New Music Connoisseur for her “excellently controlled playing featuring a stellar high register,” as a clarinetist she has commissioned several works and performed many premieres. Dr. Shoemaker performed the Boston premiere of Roshanne Etezady’s Bright Angel for clarinet and piano, commissioned by the Clarinetists’ Commissioning Cooperative, of which she is a member. She also led the commissioning and premiere of the clarinet duet Yellow Jersey by Libby Larsen, a work that is now frequently performed by clarinetists across the United States. Other premieres include the bass clarinet duet Footnotes by John Eaton, and Lewis Nielson’s woodwind quartet alito, gemito, at Carnegie Hall. Prior to coming to All Newton Music School, Dr. Shoemaker was on the faculty at the Longy School of Music, where she taught applied clarinet, chamber music, and music history and served as wind and brass department chair from 2002-2010. Her clarinet teachers have included William Wrzesien, Frank Ell, and Dr. Alan Woy.
Richard Shaughnessy : Clarinet :
Richard Shaughnessy

Clarinet
Richard Shaughnessy
BM Ithaca College. MM Boston University. Faculty at New England Conservatory Preparatory School, clarinet instructor Boston College, Wind Instrument Coordinator at ANMS. Performances with Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Emmanuel Music, the Edinburgh Festival, and concerts in Paris and Frankfurt. Active freelance clarinetist in greater Boston. Recordings with Leonarda Records, Musica Omnia, and Linn Records (Glasgow). Concerto soloist with Nashua (NH) Symphony, where he was principal clarinetist. Former students have attended Juilliard, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Eastman School of Music and other major professional schools.
Jane Harrison : Oboe, English Horn & Oboe d'amore :
Jane Harrison

Oboe, English Horn & Oboe d'amore
Jane Harrison
BM, Ohio Wesleyan, graduate study at Cleveland Institute of Music, MM, Manhattan School of Music. Performs with Emmanuel Music, Boston Lyric Opera, Portland Symphony, Cantata Singers, Arcadian Winds, among others. Faculty Wellesley College, Northeastern University, M.I.T., and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras.
Diane Heffner : Clarinet & Saxophone :
Diane Heffner

Clarinet & Saxophone
Diane Heffner
BM and MM with honors from New England Conservatory where she studied clarinet with Joseph Allard. An active freelance clarinetist and teacher on both modern and historical instruments. Performs with Boston Baroque, Handel & Haydn Society, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (San Francisco). Founding member of Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, and appears regularly with Alea III, Emmanuel Music, Vermont Symphony.With her jazz/blues/rock trio, “Absolute Groove,” she plays her tenor sax & clarinet at parties, weddings and festivals. Applied faculty at Tufts University, Cambridge School of Weston.
David Stevens : Saxophone :
David Stevens

Saxophone
David Stevens is a multifaceted musician in the greater Boston area who currently splits his time as educator, performer, theorist, and music administrator. As a saxophonist and woodwind doubler, he is active in classical, jazz, theatre, and improvisation. As a classical musician, he has performed with the groups as diverse as the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, Hub New Music, and the Navy Band East. As an ardent educator, David has been teaching saxophone and woodwinds (saxophone, clarinet, and flute) since 2005 as a private instructor. In addition to his work with All Newton Music School, he is on faculty at the EKS Music School and conducts educational outreach with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, North End Music and Performing Arts Center, and the Boston Philharmonic’s Crescendo! Program. In 2015, David was the live-in Personal Assistant to Gunther Schuller. He recently completed a Double Master’s Degree in Saxophone Performance and Music Theory from the New England Conservatory.
Ann Rosandich : Oboe :
Ann Rosandich

Oboe
Ann Rosandich
Author and illustrator of the recently published book on oboe reedmaking, The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Oboe Reedmaking: A Guide To The American School Of Oboe Reedmaking, Vol. 1., Editor Alan Weiss, foreword by Eugene Izotov, Principal Oboe, Chicago Symphony Orchestra. For details, please visit www.oboeabode.com. BM and MM, Boston University. Performances with Emmanuel Music, Boston Classical Orchestra, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, New Hampshire Symphony, WGBH-FM Radio. Former Solo English horn New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, former member Albuquerque Chamber Orchestra. Reedmaking with Stuart Dunkel. Former reedmaker for “Oboe Cane & Reeds.”
Judith Bedford : Bassoon :
Judith Bedford

Bassoon
Judith Bedford
Judith Bedford holds the Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Artist’s Diploma from the New England Conservatory, where she studied with Sherman Walt, Matthew Ruggiero, and Stephan Maxym. As a free-lance bassoonist in Boston, she has played with the Handel and Haydn Society (on modern bassoon and period instruments); Boston Baroque (formerly Banchetto Musicale) (period bassoon); Mostly Mozart Festival (New York) period orchestra; the orchestras of Worcester, MA, and New Hampshire; the Harvard Chamber Orchestra; the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra; and numerous other orchestra and chamber groups in the New England area.Ms. Bedford has been a substitute player for the Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops and has recorded for Golden Crest records (with the New England Ragtime Ensemble); CRI (with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra); L´Oiseau Lyre (with Handel and Haydn Society); and Titanic records (music for baroque bassoon). She has been a recitalist at Jordan Hall, the Gardner Museum and the Fogg Museum and a three-time fellowship recipient to the Tanglewood Institute. In addition to ANMS, Ms. Bedford is a member of the faculties of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and the Longy School of Music, as well as the Powers School. She has taught the woodwind methods courses at New England Conservatory and bassoon at Brown University.
Devon Nelson : Bassoon :
Devon Nelson

Bassoon
Devon Nelson
Bio coming soon
Ela Brandys : Flute :
Ela Brandys

Flute
A native of Poland, Dr. Elżbieta Brandys is described as a flutist, musician, and artist “who is able to uniquely meld elegant tone, artistic sensibility and a solid mastery of technique.” She gives recitals internationally, and performs with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Freisinger Chamber Orchestra, Claflin Hill Symphony, Cape Ann Symphony, Marsh Chapel Collegium, and the Cantata Singers. Performance venues include Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Town Hall, the Kennedy Center, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. After graduating from the Music Lyceum in Tarnów, Poland, Elżbieta received her Bachelor of Music from Southern Methodist University. She completed her Graduate Performance Diploma and Masters at The Boston Conservatory. In 2013, Dr. Brandys received her Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University, College of Fine Arts. In addition, she attended the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy, where she studies with renowned flutist, Patrick Gallois. Dr. Brandys has won first prize in Chamber Music Foundation’s International Ensemble Competition, among others. A devoted and passionate teacher, Elżbieta is on the faculty at the Concord Conservatory of Music, PAPA Music Schools, Winchester Community Music School, and CATS Academy. Summers, Dr. Brandys teaches and performs at Camp Encore/Coda in Sweden, Maine. A lover of nature, she enjoys half marathons, hiking, horseback riding, and skiing in her spare time. To read more about Dr. Brandys, please visit www.elzbietabrandys.com.
Ellen Given : Flute :
Ellen Given

Flute
Ellen Given
BM in Flute, Philadelphia Musical Academy. Studied with John Wummer and Murray Panitz. Flute and piccolo with the Atlantic Symphony, CBC Radio Orchestra and National Broadway Tour of Pirates of Penzance. Flutists and founder of Trio Desjardins. Directs ANMS Flute Ensembles. Former instructor/coach of chamber music at Brandeis University.
Anne-Marie Chubet : Violin :
Anne-Marie Chubet

Violin
Anne-Marie Chubet
Anne-Marie Chubet is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music. She studied violin with Roger Shermont, Rachmael Weinstock and Eric Rosenblith and was coached in chamber music by Eugene Lehner (Budapest String Quartet), the Cleveland Quartet and the Manhattan String Quartet. Anne-Marie is currently a member of the faculty of Boston College and the All-Newton Music School. A performer on both modern and period violin, she is a member of the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Anne-Marie has also performed with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Cantata Singers, Masterworks Chorale, Boston Baroque, Boston Cecilia and recently performed chamber music at Fesitval Scarlatti in Palermo, Italy.At Boston College, she teaches violin, coaches chamber music and is the director of BC Baroque, a student orchestra performing music of the Baroque period. In the summer, she coaches chamber music at the Wellesley College Chamber Music Center and performs as a member of the Britt Classical Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon.
Barbara Englesberg : Violin :
Barbara Englesberg

Violin
Barbara Englesberg
Barbara Englesberg, Violin, Viola. BA, U of California, Santa Barbara; MM, Peabody Conservatory; DMA, Boston University. Assistant concertmaster ProArte Chamber Orchestra;Handel & Haydn Society; member Leonora String Quartet. Performs frequently with New England area groups. Faculty Northeastern University.
Lisa Goddard : Suzuki Violin :
Lisa Goddard

Suzuki Violin
Lisa is passionate about sharing her enthusiasm for music, and finding personal musical connections with students and audiences alike. She aims to help her students build strong skills, become independent learners, and find delight in the process. Lisa is an active freelancer in Boston, performing regularly with orchestras and chamber groups on both modern and historical violins.
Emily Hale : Violin :
Emily Hale

Violin
Emily Hale completed an MPerf in Historical Performance with Distinction at the Royal College of Music in London, winning the McKenna Prize for Baroque Music, and also holds degrees in Violin Performance from Houghton College (BMus) and Penn State University (MMus). Ms. Hale is a registered Suzuki instructor and and has taught students ages 3 to adult, developing studios in New York State, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and London (UK) over the past 14 years. She has served on the faculty of the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music and summer music camps at the Pennsylvania State University and Elizabethtown College. Emily joined the faculty of the All Newton Music School in 2016.
Sally Martin : Violin :
Sally Martin

Violin
Sally Martin
BM Violin Performance, Indiana University, Faculty New School of Music, performs with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Claflin Hill Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra of Boston.
Julia McKenzie : Violin and Fiddle :
Julia McKenzie

Violin and Fiddle
Julia enjoys an active musical life playing violin in numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles. A versatile performer on historical and modern violins, she enjoys teaching various styles of music, including baroque, classical, jazz, folk, and fiddle music to students of all ages.
Molly Shira : Violin & Viola :
Molly Shira

Violin & Viola
Molly Shira
BA, University of Iowa, MA, University of Northern Iowa, Suzuki training at American Suzuki Institute, Stevens Point, WI, and Hart Suzuki Institute, CT.
Hsin-Lin Tsai : Violin :
Hsin-Lin Tsai

Violin
Hsin-Lin Tsai
“I haven’t heard anyone play like this, with such musicality, emotion, and a beautiful sound, in the last fifty years.”--Yfrah Neaman
Education: B.M. and M.M. with distinction, New England Conservatory; Artist Diploma, Guildhall School of Music, London; DMA in Violin Performance, Boston University with a dissertation “Poulenc Violin Sonata: An Analysis.” Dr. Tsai´s students have won first prize in national competitions, and have been featured in recitals and as soloists with orchestra in halls such as Carnegie Hall. Faculty: Applied Violin for Non-Majors at BU, chamber music at Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, workshops at New England Conservatory Preparatory division, the International Master Classes of the Mediterranean in Spain, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
CD recordings in Europe, under the label RTVE MUSICA. First Prize Winner: Taiwan National Violin Competition and City of Tainan Competition. Performed at Carnegie Hall, National Concert Hall in Taiwan, Murcia Auditorium in Spain, and Symphony Hall in Boston. Plays in the LÉtoile Duo, which has been praised as “outstanding” (Martin Llade, Melomano magazine, Spain) with her husband, violinist Miguel Pérez-Espejo Cardenas.
For more information, please visit: www.perezespejo.com/letoileduo.html
Michele Parker : Violin & Viola :
Michele Parker

Violin & Viola
Michele Parker
BM, Philadelphia Musical Academy, Certificate in violin, Mozarteum, MA in Musicology, Catholic University, Music History studies at University of Pennsylvania. Performances with Boston Lyric Opera, Copley Chamber Players, Masterworks Chorale, Boston area ensembles. Summer performances with Peter Britt Festival Orchestra, Jacksonville, OR. Faculty Milton Academy; former faculty NEC, Boston College. Performs Appalachian & Bluegrass fiddle in a Brookline-based group for educational concerts.
Scott Woolweaver : Violin & Viola :
Scott Woolweaver

Violin & Viola
Scott Woolweaver
BM with distinction, U of Michigan School of Music, graduate work at Boston University and NEC. Performs with Ives Quartet CA, New England Piano Quartette ME, Alea III, Boston Baroque. Faculty U of Mass, Tufts, Rocky Ridge Music Center CO, Kneisel Hall, Interlockhen Camp.
Jamie Clark : Cello :
Jamie Clark

Cello
Jamie Clark
Bio coming soon
Rebecca Hartka : Cello :
Rebecca Hartka

Cello
Rebecca Hartka
Deans scholar Doctorate of Musical Arts and Masters in Music, Boston University College of Fine Arts. B.A. in Music, Oberlin College and Conservatory. Freelance soloist and chamber musician, released debut CD "Folkfire" in October 2010, receiving critical acclaim and NPR play. Her international solo debut performance, included in on Montana PBS Documentary "Without Words", was reviewed as “.... no less than magical and eloquent.”
Sara Wilkins : Cello :
Sara Wilkins

Cello
Sara Wilkins

BM University of South Florida, summa cum laude; MM Roosevelt University; DMA (ABD) Boston University. Principal cello of Calliope and Sounds of Stow. Performances with Tarab Cello Ensemble, ALEA III, Time’s Arrow, and Symphony Nova. Active freelance cellist in Boston area. Faculty at Performing Arts Center of MetroWest and Maestro Musicians.
Sara enjoys sharing her love of the cello with her students. She is an active freelancer in the Boston area and is working on her dissertation at Boston University. Sara also loves cooking, reading, traveling, and playing with her cat, Elphie.
Matthew Edwards : Upright and Electric Bass :
Matthew Edwards

Upright and Electric Bass
Matthew Edwards
Inspired by such artists as Marcus Miller, Charles Mingus, Les Claypool, Ron Carter and Avishai Cohen, it is not a wonder why Matthew Edwards is becoming an in demand bass player in the Boston and New England area. Playing in groups that have shared the stage with Pink and Everclear and playing in the string section with the Dropkick Murphys in numerous shows as well as performing on their album “The Meanest of Times” and appearing on their live DVD “Live at Landsdowne”. Matthew has also played with local artists, playing on their recordings as well as going on tours and performing nationally on NPR’s “All Things Considered”.Matthew originally comes from the southwest but came to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. He studied with the amazing bass faculty at Berklee including: Esperanza Spalding, Jim Stinnett, Anthony Vitti, Dave Clark, and Dave Buda. Matthew graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Music with an emphasis in performance and business.Matthew currently performs as a sideman and with local artists such as Ingrid Gerdes, Carl Eisman, the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, and wedding band Mighty Groove. You can also check him out at matthewemusic.com.
"My goal is to get students playing as soon as possible to the music they enjoy the most while also giving them the building blocks to become excellent musicians"
Ian Aaberg : Guitar :
Ian Aaberg

Guitar
Ian Aaberg
Ian Aaberg is the Coordinator of the Rock, Jazz,Blues Ensemble Department. He holds a BM, Berklee College of Music. Founder, guitarist and composer of Lono.
Michael Giordano : Guitar :
Michael Giordano

Guitar
Michael Giordano
BM, Berklee College of Music. Performances throughout the northeast in Jazz, Blues and Funk genres. ANMS Stavis Recording Studio Engineer. Visit Michael's website: www.mikegiordano.net.
John Muratore : Classical Guitar :
John Muratore

Classical Guitar
John Muratore
Highly acclaimed classical guitarist John Muratore performs regularly as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. As a solo artist he has appeared extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia. He has collaborated with numerous chamber ensembles including Emmanuel Music, the Spectrum Singers, Chorus Pro Musica, Alea III, Boston Musica Viva and Counterpoint. Recent appearances as concerto soloist have been with the Ridgefield Symphony, Vermont Symphony and Symphony by the Sea under the direction of. Jonathan McPhee.

Among the composers with whom John has worked closely to produce new solo and chamber works for the guitar are Daniel Pinkham, Scott Wheeler, Larry Bell, Roger Zahab and Jon Appleton. Mr. Muratore has been the featured soloist at numerous international venues including the Academie Festival des Arcs (France), St. Petersburg (Russia) Chamber Concerts, the Atelier International Concert Series in Paris and AIMS (American Institute for Musical Studies, Graz, Austria).

The Boston Globe has described him as “a fleet-fingered and musicianly performer” and has characterized his playing as…”unleashing so many different varieties of tone and color in quick succession…a kind of aural iridescence.” John, whose live performances have often been featured on WGBH Radio’s Classical Performances has recorded for Albany, Pont Nuef and Arabesque Records. His most recent CD, Domenie, is a collaboration with accordionist Roberto Cassan. His critically-acclaimed solo CD, Shadow Box, has been hailed by Britain’s Classical Guitar magazine as “a fine recording, with serious intent”. Mr. Muratore is on the faculty at Boston University, Dartmouth College and is coordinator of the guitar program at the All Newton Music School.

Wendy Sobel : Guitar :
Wendy Sobel

Guitar
Wendy Sobel
Schools include Emerson College and Berklee College of Music. Over 30 years experience in guitar performance. Performs regularly as a guitarist/singer/songwriter throughout New England. Past groups include Girls' Night Out and Daring Angels. Past teaching includes Berklee College of Music.
Laura Backley : Voice :
Laura Backley

Voice
Laura Backley
MM, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Studied with Metropolitan Opera Baritone, Mark Oswald. Creator of the CCM Musical Theater Certificate Program. Laura currently is on faculty in the music and theatre departments at Cambridge School of Weston. She is a musical theatre/cabaret director, acting coach, and voice teacher.
Sarah Eastman : Voice :
Sarah Eastman

Voice
Sarah Eastman, soprano, is a devoted singer and music educator. She holds a MM in Vocal Pedagogy from The Boston Conservatory and a BM in Voice Performance from Towson University. Ms. Eastman has been teaching privately for five years and is currently on the faculty of All Newton Music School, is a Teaching Artist with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and directs two children's choir ensembles with Boston City Singers. She has performed with Towson University Music for the Stage, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, OperaWorks, Manhattan Opera Studio, MetroWest Opera, Longwood Opera Summer Concert Series, Odyssey Opera, MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players, and Tanglewood Festival Chorus. She has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony, and Jordan Hall. Ms. Eastman has a passion for vocal health, the mechanisms of the voice, mind-body-voice integration, and languages/diction. She has a minor in Italian and elementary studies in French, German, Spanish, and Latin. She began the Alexander Technique Teacher Training program this fall. Ms. Eastman has studied with Theresa Bickham, Jeremy Ragsdale, and Sara Goldstein.
Nicholas Foster : Piano, Voice, Musical Theatre & Broadway :
Nicholas Foster

Piano, Voice, Musical Theatre & Broadway
Nicholas Foster
MM, Vocal Pedagogy, Boston Conservatory. BM, Voice Performance, Boston University. NATS member. Mr. Foster is a faculty member of All Newton Music School, Dean College and the Metropolitan Opera Guild. He has studied under the tutelage of Phyllis Curtin, Simon Estes, Phyllis Hoffman, Dr. Kerry Deal and Kevin Wilson. He frequently performs and musically directs productions in the Boston area.
David Gaita : Drama & Theatre :
David Gaita

Drama & Theatre
David Gaita
Masters in Education and Masters in Special Education. Newton Public School teacher for 18 years. Implemented creative extracurricular programs; drama teacher ANMS.
Justin Stanley : French Horn :
Justin Stanley

French Horn
Justin Stanley
As a hornist, Justin Stanley is a dedicated chamber musician who performs regularly with ensembles in New England. Recent performances include the New Rep Theatre, the Boston Opera Collaborative, the Cambridge Philharmonic, the Boston Philharmonic, the Wenham Street Brass, and numerous local colleges. Outside of Boston, Justin has performed with the San Antonio Symphony, the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, and numerous musical productions. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, New York’s Riverside Church, NYU’s Skirball Center, Mechanics Hall in Worchester, Sanders Theatre, and NEC’s Jordan Hall. From 2010-2013, Justin was the education director at A Street Music in Quincy, MA, where he ran a progressive program for private lessons, musical outreach, student concerts, and summer camps. Mr. Stanley is dedicated to educating young people through music, a topic he researches as a research associate with the Center for Music-in-Education. In 2014-2015, Justin worked with the Boston Philharmonic Crescendo Outreach program, teaching and performing in urban schools. In 2014, he also led the music program at the Brimmer and May Summer Camp. Justin received a Bachelor’s in Music Performance from New York University and a Master’s in Horn Performance with a Music-in-Education concentration from New England Conservatory in 2010.
Clayton DeWalt : Trombone, Euphonium & Tuba :
Clayton DeWalt

Trombone, Euphonium & Tuba
Clayton DeWalt
Bio coming soon
Zebediah Upton : Trumpet :
Zebediah Upton

Trumpet
Zebediah Upton

Trumpet

ANMS Faculty since 2011

“I love to help each student find the best approach to help them fulfill their potential.”

Rice University | B. Music 2003, M. Music 2005

Zebediah enjoys golfing, watching sports, and spending time with his wife and son.
Jonathan Francis : Percussion :
Jonathan Francis

Percussion
Jonathan Francis
Bio coming soon
Gary Spellissey : Percussion :
Gary Spellissey

Percussion
Gary Spellissey
BME, U of Lowell, MM, Boston University. Versatile in many genres, extensive performing experience. Faculty Powers Music School, University of Lowell
Aaron Trant : Percussion :
Aaron Trant

Percussion
Aaron Trant
Bio coming soon
Tim Cohen : Music Therapy :
Tim Cohen

Music Therapy
Ken DoRosario : Music Therapy :
Ken DoRosario

Music Therapy
Ken DoRosario
Board-Certified Music Therapist. MA in Expressive Arts Therapy with a specialization in Music Therapy. LMHC, Massachusetts Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Performs as frontman for Boston-based funk/rock band, Dr. Awkward throughout New England.
Gary Fox : Chestnut Orchestra :
Gary Fox

Chestnut Orchestra
Bio coming soon


ADMINISTRATION


Paulette Bowes : Director, Clarinet : pbowes@allnewtonmusicschool.com
Paulette Bowes

Director, Clarinet
617.527.4553 x 105
Paulette Bowes
BM, University of Michigan, University of Maryland, MM, New England Conservatory. Studied with William Stubbins, Robert Genovese, William Wrzesien and Peter Hadcock Former Chairman of the Wind Department at NEC Preparatory School. Two United States Opera tours with Boris Goldofsky. Former Second Clarinet with Worcester Symphony under the direction of Joseph Silverstein and guest artist on many chamber music series performing withthe Vermeer Quartet, Portland Quartet, and others. Premiered and recorded trio by Peter Childs. Director of All Newton Music School since 1986.
Michelle Shoemaker : Assistant Director :
Michelle Shoemaker

Assistant Director
(617) 527-4553 x106
Evan Michael Haas : Advancement and Community Engagement Director : ehaas@allnewtonmusicschool.com
Evan Michael Haas

Advancement and Community Engagement Director
617-527-4553 x101
Evan Haas
Evan joined ANMS in Fall 2014, after working with Broadway in Boston on their administrative team at the Charles Playhouse (home of Blue Man Group and Shear Madness). He spent Fall 2014 as the assistant director of Far From Heaven at SpeakEasy Stage Company. Evan is a recent graduate of The Boston Conservatory with a degree in Theater and a focus on directing. It was the family atmosphere and warm environment of ANMS that drew Evan to the school. Music has always been a part of his life and will continue to be, thanks to ANMS. ehaas@allnewtonmusicschool.com
Catherine David : Bookkeeper  :
Catherine David

Bookkeeper
617.527.4553 x107
Catharine David began her post as bookkeeper at ANMS in 2009. She has specialized in financial work for performers and music related businesses for 25 years, so she found ANMS a perfect fit. Catharine has also had a long career as singer and guitarist on the Boston music scene, and graduated with a BFA from Ohio University.
Meghan Schaney : Accountant  :
Meghan Schaney

Accountant
617-527-4553 x107
Matt Williams : School Administrator : mwilliams@allnewtonmusicschool.com
Matt Williams

School Administrator
617.527.4553 x 100
Matt Williams
Matt Williams joined All Newton Music School in 2014 as School Administrator. He holds a Bachelor of Music from Shenandoah University where he studied trombone performance with Wayne Wells. Matt relocated to Boston from Washington, D.C. where he gained administrative experience in the legal field and volunteering for a performing arts organization. He is now pursuing a career in arts administration and was attracted to ANMS by its mission of Music for All.