Boston Music Teachers

Boston Music TeachersThis is Maestro Musicians Academy’s official list of Boston Music Teachers. Click on the links below to jump to the instrument of your choice and read about our fabulous faculty members! If an instrument you are interested in is not listed, please let us know and we will be very happy to find a teacher for you! All of our faculty members are hand-picked for their great rapport with both kids and adults and their extensive training and performance experience. Our Boston Music School serves BostonBrookline, Newton, and Lexington. We also offer lessons in your home. If you are interested in studying with our Baltimore Music Teachers, feel free to contact us and ask about our free trial lesson!

Our Boston Music Teachers are experts in the following instruments:


Cello Teachers

Boston Cello Teacher Cherry Kim

Cherry Kim, M.M., Cello

Cellist Cherry Kim’s versatile musical activities range from performing solo and chamber music recitals, premiering new compositions, working as a teaching artist in public schools as well as being a passionate ambassador of classical music through outreach concerts. She has given recitals in Boston, Dallas, Houston, Toronto, Stratford (Canada) and in Ukraine and appeared as soloist with the Plano Symphony Orchestra in Texas and the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra in Canada.

Special performances in the past include chamber music collaboration with renowned violinist Cho-Liang Lin, Cerberus Ensemble, Toronto Music Garden concert series, Houston Tuesday Musical Club, Da Camera of Houston’s Young Artist Program and the Royal Conservatory Orchestra’s tour to China. In 2004 she performed with the Artists of the Royal Conservatory Ensemble in the “Music in Exile” concert, which was broadcasted nationwide in Canada. Other unique collaborations include recording for the Underground Railway Theater’s production for the play Breaking the Code and premiering Clifton Callender’s Metamorphoses for solo cello and computer delay for Boston New Music Initiative.

Ms. Kim has participated in prestigious festivals such as Tanglewood Music Festival, Park City International Music Festival, Orford Festival and Westben Music Festival. Over the years she worked with some of the world-renowned pedagogues and performers such as Richard Aaron, James Dunham, Timothy Eddy, Steven Isserlis, Cho-Liang Lin, Truls Mørk, Paul Katz, Janos Starker, Torleif Thedeen, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, and the Emerson, Tokyo and Borromeo String Quartets. Having received degrees from the New England Conservatory, Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Rice University and Longy School of Music of Bard College, her principal teachers were Laurence Lesser, Bryan Epperson, Norman Fischer and Terry King.

As an active cellist in Boston and beyond, Ms. Kim performs with the Appassionato String Quartet, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra and Boston New Music Initiative.

Drum Teachers

Drummer Jean-Marie Corrois

Drummer Jean-Marie Corrois

French Drummer Jean-Marie Corrois started his career in the city of Tours (France) where he performed with the funk African band “Trans African Express” touring in the south of France for the national radio station “Radio Monte Carlo”. Later he joined the Brazilian band Saravah. In 1985, Corrois moved to Paris to attend the jazz school CIM where he met and performed with up and coming jazz musicians in many festivals. Corrois was very active in the Paris musical scene as a drummer, performing TV showcases for national artists and recording sessions for singers and instrumentalists.

For four years in France, he was the show band drummer for the singer Ilene Barnes and worked for Disneyland Paris at the New York and New Port Hotels.
In 2000, Jean-Marie Corrois relocated to the United States, joining the Carnival Cruise Ship Show Band as the Big Band and Production Band’s drummer.
In 2001, he started to work in South Florida for Bobby Raminez’s Latin-Jazz band as a performer for private and corporate performances as well as the Moca Jazz Festival and the Fort Lauderdale Jazz festival. For 4 years Jean-Marie remained fully booked as a reliable drummer covering a wide range of styles all over Florida.

In 2004, Jean-Marie Corrois moved to New England for a new beginning. Achieving successful performances with local Berklee faculty musicians and with the Brazilian band “Maluca” and the “Soul Ambition” he finally decided to start his own quartet. In October 2008, his new CD was released that is achieving high praise on both sides of the Atlantic. Recently, the Jean-marie Corrois Quartet was featured several time on WBUR for their show on the “Boston Jazz scene”.

Drummer Rob Rudin

Drummer Rob Rudin, M. Ed.

Robert Rudin (percussion) has performed and recorded music ranging from Americana to Zydeco. Robert plays many instruments, including drum kit, bodhrán, rhythm bones and more.Robert played in the rhythm section of the Fenway Jazz Jam throughout its five-year history and hosted the Swinging Jam Session at Somerville Arts Armory (Boston, Massachusetts).

For twenty years, Robert has been a member of the radical-traditional group einstein’s little homunculus, playing contra dances and concerts and flexing his creative muscles as musician, singer, songwriter and producer. Roadwork includes tours with Circus Smirkus, Grammy® nominee Adrienne Young, and Boston Music Awards winner Miss Tess. He was also musical director for America’s Got Talent winner Rudi Macaggi.

Robert founded the New England Jug Band Kids in Lexington, Massachusetts, which he directed for three years. He performs regularly around Boston with the (adult) Busted Jug Band. Robert was the drum and percussion instructor at the Cambridge Music Center and Mass. Ave. Music for seventeen years. He taught for ten years at the Cape Cod Conservatory.

Robert holds a Masters in Education and a B.A. in Music and Intercultural Studies. He has certificates in Orff Schulwerk  and  Kodaly (children’s music education), and Kalani Drum Circle facilitation.

Robert studied with Keith Copeland and Bob Gullott, both outstanding drummers and educators. And he’s grateful for the time he spent in college with creative musician and American Jazz Master Yusef LateefRobert is a member of the percussive organizations Washboards International and The Rhythm Bones Society.

Flute Teachers

Boston Flute Teacher Lidia Chang

Flautist Lidia Chang, M.M.

A versatile musician and well-rounded scholar, flautist Lidia Chang double majored in Flute Performance and Music History at the University of Massachusetts. She went on to earn a Master’s in Historical Performance on the Baroque flute at McGill’s Schulich School of Music, and has recently completed a Masters in Historical Musicology at the University of Massachusetts. Lidia has the pleasure of performing as a soloist and with a number of period instrument ensembles including Ensemble Ad Libitum, Arcadia Players, and Ensemble Musica Humana, of which she is a founding member. Recently she has released two albums of Regency era dance music (Twelve Cotillions by Giovanni Gallini, 1770 and Country Dances by Thomas Skillern, 1781), which can be heard on the BBC’s recent adaptation of Poldark. As a scholar, Lidia’s primary focus is on the intersection of literature, gender, aesthetics, and music performance practices in the long eighteenth century. She has presented her research to great acclaim at the Jane Austen Society of North America’s annual and regional meetings, AMS New England, and at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Lidia is currently pursuing a PhD in Musicology at the City University of New York.

Quoting Lidia on her teaching philosophy: I believe that everyone is inherently musical and my job as a teacher is to help students discover their innate musicality, which may manifest itself in many different ways. That is why I enjoy teaching a wide range of students, from young beginners to adult amateurs and everyone in between. My well-rounded musical background and adaptive teaching techniques make me a good fit for just about any flute student who is willing to work diligently and think deeply about their musical life.

 

Guitar Teachers

Guitarist Robert Bell

Guitarist Robert Bell, M.M.

Guitarist Robert Bell has been performing and teaching guitar for over ten years. A Native of Southern California, he has been active in the West Coast and Northeastern music scenes as a guitarist and instructor in a variety of styles. Robert began his musical studies as a child, learning the blues, jazz, folk, pop, and rock standards that we have all grown to love. As a classically trained musician, Robert holds a Master’s of Music Degree from New England Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor’s of Music from University of California in Music, both in guitar in performance. Robert spent his time in Boston studying classical guitar with virtuoso Eliot Fisk. In California, he worked with Grammy award winning classical, Celtic, and steel string guitarist William Coulter and Turkish guitarist and composer Mesut Ozgen. Robert has also studied jazz improvisation, contemporary songwriting, and various world music including South Indian and Indonesian styles.

 

 

Boston Guitar and Lute Teacher Jonas Kublickas

Guitarist/Lutenist Jonas Kublickas, M.M.

Guitarist/Lutenist Jonas Kublickas (b. 1993) received his Master of Music degree at the New England Conservatory of Music (Boston, USA) in Guitar Performance with a Music-in-Education concentration. In June 2014, Kublickas graduated from the ‘Mozarteum’ University in Salzburg, Austria, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in classical guitar and lute performance with guitar virtuoso and pedagogue Eliot Fisk. Kublickas has participated in many national and international competitions of classical guitar winning various prizes. He won first prizes in Baltic States Classical Guitar and Guitar Renaissance International competitions. He is especially interested in reaching out to new audiences and plays regularly with several early music and contemporary groups that perform in alternative spaces. Jonas has recently performed at Museum of Fine Arts in Boston as well as Isabella Steward Gardner museum, Gwangju World Universiade closing ceremony in South Korea. He also taught masterclasses in Seoul National University. In 2014, Kublickas started a project called ‘Confero de Música‘ which connects the charm and charisma of Spanish melodies and gracefulness of Baroque music. He‘s been performing on flamenco, classical guitar and lute with ‘Occo Duo’ while touring in Spain in the summer of 2014. His most recent collaboration “DoJo” is One-of-a-kind world music duo that is committed to performing intense and thought-provoking repertoire combining the power of plucked instruments – guitar and gayageum (Korean silk-stringed zitherlike instrument). DoJo performs their own arrangements of Tango, Spanish and Korean national music. Kublickas actively performs (solo, chamber, with orchestra) and participates in festivals. He is sponsored by the M.Rostropovich’s charity and support foundation in 2010-2012. In 2012, he won a scholarship from “Live Music Now – Yehudi Menuhin” foundation. Kublickas has participated in the master classes of many renown artists such as Aleksandr Frauchi, Oscar Ghiglia, Pavel Steidl, Marcin Dylla, Marco Tamayo, Jorge Morel.

 

Guitarist Chris Ramusiweicz

Guitarist Chris Ramusiewicz, B.A.

Guitarist Chris Ramusiewicz has been teaching guitar and general music since graduating from the University of Massachusetts-Boston with a BA in Music Performance in 2011. After picking up his first few private lesson students, Chris quickly grew to love the feeling of teaching others to express themselves and communicate in a universal language, as well as building the discipline and self-confidence to excel that can be applied to other areas of a student’s life. 

Chris has been performing music since his high school band years, both solo and in ensembles. As a solo artist, Chris performs fingerstyle arrangements of pop tunes, and has branched out into writing his own original acoustic pieces and even a few EPs worth of electronic music. He has also been playing in various heavy metal bands since his teenage years, and continues to do so during non-teaching hours, with a wide variety of albums in various heavy metal styles under his belt that he has written, recorded, and produced.

Piano Teachers

Pianist Lenny Cavallero

Pianist Lenny Cavallero, D.M.A.

Pianist Dr. Lenny Cavallaro was a top prizewinner in the J.S. Bach International Competition for Pianists and subsequently played that composer’s Six Partitas to the highest critical acclaim in Carnegie Recital Hall. A true “Renaissance man,” he is additionally a man of letters. He served for nine years as music critic for The New Haven Register and later edited and revised Paganini’s Fire, a novel by Ann Abelson based on the life of that  legendary violinist (Stay Thirsty Press, 2011). Cavallaro has several other works to his

credit, including a novel and a one-act play.

The pianist has been more active recently as a composer, notably as one who rigidly adheres to 18th and early 19th century harmonic style and structure. Most of his music sounds as though it was written between 1720 and 1830. He has been called “the

reactionary neoclassicist,” and one critic went so far as to call him “a throwback to Schubert.” Forton Music released six volumes of Cavallaro’s compositions for winds, and Broadbent & Dunn published his two works for violin. In 2015, Cavallaro was admitted to Vox Saeculorum, a group of contemporary composers who write (to at least a considerable extent) in the baroque style. Cavallaro earned his Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree from West Virginia University, and has served on the music faculty of several colleges.

Pianist Annie Chen, B.M.

Pianist Annie Chen, B.M.

Pianist Annie Chen, is a Taiwanese-born classical and jazz pianist. She has been a teacher of piano and piano accompanist for more than ten years.

Annie holds a Bachelor degree of Classical Music from the National Hsinchu University, where she was accepted on scholarship. She was also accepted to study piano performance at the Berklee College of Music, also on scholarship.

Annie’s approaches her teaching with influences from the Yamaha Method, Alexander Technique, and Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Her aim is to awaken each student’s sense of musical perception and expression, developing and refining their innate musicality through rhythmic movement, ear-training and improvisation. Chen has also served as an accompanist of students for piano examinations and competitions. Every week, Annie looks forward to joining her students on a new path of shared discovery of the magical language of music.

 

Violin/Viola Teachers

Boston Violin Teacher Daniel BroniatowskiFounder of Maestro Musicians, violinist Daniel Broniatowski has performed in many parts of the United States and Europe. He has had the privilege of studying with some of the world’s most eminent teachers schooled in the Russian virtuosic technique of violin playing; namely Eugenia Poustyreva, Michèle Auclair, Itzhak Rashkovsky, and Yury Mazurkevich, one of the top Boston Music Teachers.

Dr. Broniatowski holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in violin performance from the New England Conservatory in Boston and a Masters of Music degree from the Royal College of Music in London. He has also completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at Boston University where he was accepted on full scholarship.

As an orchestral player, Dr. Broniatowski has performed in many venues such as Carnegie Hall, New England Conservatory of Music’s Jordan Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and Cleveland’s Severance Hall. As a solo performer, he has performed in London, Paris, Boston, Cleveland, and in a number of music festivals in Oregon, Maine, Vermont, and Ontario. Daniel Broniatowski has a particular interest in performing Jewish inspired classical music. One event of special personal significance was his solo performance of Bloch’s Baal Shem Suite in Poland  with the Philharmonia Czestochowa under the baton of Michal Nesterowicz in collaboration with the World Society of Czestochowa Jews and their Descendants.

Dr. Broniatowski and his colleagues at Maestro Musicians have recorded local composer Erik Lindgren’s String Quartet Number 2 on the album “Progressive Music for String Quartet”. They have also been featured twice on WBZ’s The Jordan Rich Show. Most recently, Daniel Broniatowski has founded the Yuval Ensemble – a classical music group dedicated to the promulgation of Jewish and Israeli classical music.

As a teacher, Dr. Broniatowski’s approach is to fuse the repertoire of the Suzuki Method with a distinctively Franco-Russian technique for a rich and beautiful tone. To hear a video of his playing, please click HERE.

Violinist Marcio Candido, D.M.A.

Violinist Dr. Marcio Candido, D.M.A.

Brazilian violinist Dr. Marcio Candido has extensively performed in the three Americas as a soloist, concertmaster, chamber musician. As a soloist he has appeared with the Orquestra Filarmônica do Rio de Janeiro, Orquestra Sinfônica da Bahia, Orquestra de Câmara da UNIRIO, and the New England Repertory Orchestra. He has appeared as concertmaster of the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Boston Civic Symphony, Longy Chamber Orchestra, Jamaica National Orchestra, and Orquestra de Câmara da UNIRIO. As a chamber musician, Mr. Candido has collaborated with many distinguished players, including members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the l’Orchestre National Bordeaux, and prominent faculty members from renowned worldwide universities. Additionally, Mr. Candido is a founding member of the duo Arco-Mano, a violin-guitar ensemble, performing actively worldwide.

Mr. Candido is a winner of several prizes, including the 2016 Boston University J.S. Bach competition, UNIRIO Concerto Competition (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Bahia Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition (Salvador, Brazil), and the IX Magda Taglia Ferro Chamber Music Competition (São Paulo, Brazil). Furthermore, he was elected member of the Society of Pi Kappa Lambda in April, 2016.

Mr. Candido studied with Brazilian violinist Paulo Bosisio at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he received his Bachelor degree. In the United States, he studied with renowned pedagogue Eric Rosenblith at the Longy School of Music of Bard College, where he received his Master of Music degree. Additionally, Mr. Candido was the recipient of a special scholarship from Longy to study with legendary violinist Roman Totenberg. He has performed in masterclasses for Richard Roberts, Soovin Kim, James Buswell, Lucie Robert, Salvatore Sciarrino, Muir Quartet, Peter Zazofsky, Eduard Schmieder, Charles Castleman, Roman Totenberg, Eric Rosenblith, Claudio Cruz, and the Pacifica Quartet. Additional studies include Kazuko Matsusaka, Julie Rosenfeld, and Philip Setzer. Mr. Candido received his late violin training with prominent violinist Peter Zazofsky at Boston University, where he received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree.

Mr Candido is a faculty member at Thayer Performing Arts Center, where he has held a violin/viola teaching position since 2009. Additionally, he held a teaching assistant position at Boston University during the years of 2014–2017.

Boston Violin Teacher Su Yin Chan

Su Yin Chan, M.M. Violin

Violinist Su Yin Chan is a graduate of DePaul and Boston Universities, with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in violin performance respectively. While completing her undergraduate degree at DePaul University, Su Yin studied with Janet Sung and was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. While being a part of the Civic Orchestra, she had the privilege of working with musical luminaries such as Yo-Yo Ma, Ricardo Muti, Jaap Van Zweden, Emmanuel Ax, Carlos Miguel Preito and Clifford Colnot. Su Yin has served as concertmaster at the Brevard Music Festival, DePaul Opera orchestra and Fredonia Symphony Orchestra. She has performed in prestigious concert halls in the United States and Asia such as Chicago Symphony Center, Boston Symphony Hall, Beijing National Center for Performing Arts, Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo Opera City and Dewan Filharmonik Petronas. Recently she has studied with Bayla Keyes at Boston University, while performing with various orchestras in the Boston area. She is one of the co-artistic directors at the Boston-based musician-led string ensemble, Palaver Strings. She performs on both Violin and Viola in this ensemble, which aims to bring music beyond the concert hall to diverse audiences as well as present concerts with of collaborative and of unconventional nature.

Violinist Pilar Zorro

Pilar Zorro, M.M., Violin

Violinist Pilar Zorro is a Colombian born musician with a Masters degree in Contemporary Improvisation with a Music in Education concentration from the New England Conservatory in Boston. From an early age, Pilar has been a music educator in many different social and economic settings. Her goal as a teacher is not only to teach her students a good violin technique, but by means of the violin have them explore and learn how to express themselves through the language of music.

Pilar began her career as a violinist with a focus on classical music, winning several national competitions in Colombia.  After receiving a Graduate Artist Certificate from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Pilar became interested on expanding her musical language. This search led her to explore folk traditions and jazz music, becoming not only a violinist, but a composer, arranger and improviser.  Currently, Pilar Zorro is the founding member of Con Sabor Colombiano, an ensemble focused on Colombian – Latin American Folk music.

Voice Teachers

Boston Voice/Singing Teacher Kelly Zhang

Vocalist Kelly Zhang, M.M.

Vocalist Kelly Zhang is a talented and experienced opera singer. She grew up in China and received her Bachelor Degree from Shenzhen University. After undergraduate, she moved to Boston to further pursue her music education. Kelly attended The Longy School of Music in Cambridge for her Masters Degree and Graduate Diploma. She has performed in Gianni Schicchi (La Ciesca), An Embarrassing Position (Miss Page), The Marriage of Figaro (Susanna) and with Boston Opera Collaborative in Schumann & Argento.

With five years of experience as a music teacher, Kelly’s pedagogical range extends from having a beginner comfortably singing by the end of the first lesson to helping advanced performers prepare for concerts, performing sophisticated works. Ms. Zhang teaches all genres ranging from classical to pop, jazz, and folk. She is also the vocal coach of the Brookline Singing Meetup which meets at the Latvian Church on 58 Irving Street every Wednesday evening.

Boston Singing/Voice Teacher Jacqueline Book Novikov

Soprano Jacqueline Novikov, M.M.

Soprano Jacqueline Novikov is a voice teacher and concert performer. She has been working with middle and high school aged students for over 10 years and teaches classical, music theater, and jazz genres. Jacqueline’s primary teaching influences are traditional voice pedagogy and the Alexander Technique, both aimed to teach students understanding and mastery of their own voices by increasing body coordination and encouraging healthy use of their instruments. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and prepares students for auditions and performances of musical theater, classical and jazz repertoire. 

Students have been accepted into voice and acting programs at colleges such as Emerson, Brandeis, Hofstra, and UMass Amherst. Ms. Novikov is on the faculty of MAOR Summer Performing Arts Program located in the Poconos. She holds a M.M. from Manhattan School of Music, a B.M. from the Eastman School of Music, and a B.A. from the University of Rochester in cultural and intellectual history.

Ms. Novikov produces and performs cross-genre themed concerts of classical, Broadway and jazz music. Past concerts include: A Little Knight Music, Sound Bites, It’s an Art!, Music in the Moonlight, Around the World in 45 Minutes, Say It With Music, and What’s in a Name?, and I Could Write a Book. You can listen to her work at: https://formamusic.bandcamp.com/.