PETER CREEKMORE (Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone) – B.A. in Jazz Performance and American Studies from Rutgers University. Performance experience in a variety of ensembles including swing, salsa, soul, rock, and reggae bands. 8 years teaching experience. Teaches beginner and intermediate oboe students.
JANET KIM (Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon)– B.A. in Music Education from Montclair State University, in progress. Performance experience at the Lincoln Center, Kasser Theatre, and the Hat City Kitchen. 6 years private teaching experience. 4 years ensemble teaching experience.
WES KRYGSMAN (Brass) – B.M. in Performance from Montclair State University. Performance experience with the Chelsea Symphony, Bloomfield Symphony, Clifton, Rutherford, and Chatham Community Bands. 10 years teaching experience.
KATHLEEN SCARBOROUGH (Violin, Viola) – B.A. in English from St. Louis University. Studied Violin and Viola Performance from St. Louis University. 30 years performance experience including performances at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and with Tony Bennett, Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters in addition to many others. 30 years teaching experience. Teaches all styles.
JEFF LITTLE (Upright Bass, Bass Guitar, Guitar) – B.M. in Double Bass Performance from Montclair State University. Over 10 years performance experience including the Rockwood Music Hall, The Shrine, and Tammany Hall. 8 years teaching experience in all styles.
SUE MASKOLERIS (Piano, Voice, Theory) – Studied Composition at the Manhattan School of Music. Performance experience at the top jazz clubs in New York City in addition to various ensembles. 40 years teaching experience.
TIMOTHY WITZAL (Piano) – A.A. in Audio Engineering and Production from the Institute of Audio Research. 15 years performance experience including the Oberlin International Piano Competition. 2 years teaching experience.
ANTHONY DEAUGUSTINE (Drums)–Studied at the Armed Forces School of Music. Performance experience with the Les Paul Trio, Glenn Williams, Kevin Spacey, Jack Black, in addition to performing with a pop group known as Expose. Performance experience also includes Broadway shows with The Lion King, Dream Girls, and many others.
MATT OLSEN (Drums) – B.M. in Jazz Studies from Montclair State University. Over 15 years performance experience in over 40 states, 10 countries, and performances at Carnegie Hall. Teaching experience both privately and as pit instructor at Mount Olive High School.
PAUL GAITA (Bass Guitar, Guitar) – B.M. in Bass and Composition. Performance experience with the Juggling Suns, and a variety of ensembles.
BRIAN KELLY (Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar) –B.A. in European History and Geography from The American College in Paris. Studied Music Theory at the Eastman School. M.B.A. in European Marketing, Spanish and French from the American Graduate School of International Management. Performance experience in a variety of bands and co – founder of the Maplewood Classical Guitar Society. 10 years private teaching experience.
COURTNEY SAPPINTON (Guitar) – Studied at the Musicians Institute. Over 30 years performance experience including tours with Bobby Womack, Alfonse Mouzon, Garland Jeffries, Petula Clark and many others. Over 25 years teaching experience including the New York University Crestwood Conservatory, Rockland Conservatory, and the Newark Academy.
DAN VOSK (Guitar, Bass Guitar) – B.M. from the Berklee College of Music. Performance experience with a variety of ensembles including experience in Ireland. Over 5 years teaching experience. Teaches all ages and styles.