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 is at the  Hancock Church in Lexington and serves Lexington, Bedford, Burlington, and surrounding communities. If you are interested in studying with our Boston Music Teachers, feel free to contact us today to sign up for your first lesson!

Our Expert Boston Music Teachers by Instrument:

Cello Teachers

Boston Cello Teacher Cherry Kim

Cellist Cherry Kim, M.M.

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 Maestro Musicians, the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra and Boston New Music Initiative.

Drum Teachers

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.

Guitar Teachers


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.

Watch our video featuring Jonas here!

Piano Teachers

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 Broniatowski

Violinist Daniel Broniatowski, D.M.A.

Founder 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.


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 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: