DR. MIKAKO OGATA
Piano
Languages: English, Japanese
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, City University of New York

  • Master of Music, Tokyo College of Music

  • Master of Music, Mannes College of Music

  • Bachelor of Music, Tokyo College of Music

  • Carnegie Hall, New York debut recital 2002 (with clarinetist Paul Wybraniec)

  • Specialize on a history of the performance practice of Mozart’s piano music.

HANNAH HAN
Piano
Languages: English, Korean
  • Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance, Mannes College of Music

  • Performed as an accompanist at Metropolitan Opera and Chicago Opera.

  • Accompanist at various music festivals and concerts in New York and New Jersey.

BRENDA A. MCGEE
Piano / Music Composition
Languages: English
  • Master of Fine Arts, Music Composition, California Institute of the Arts

  • Bachelor of Science, Music Theory & Composition, Mercy College / Westchester Conservatory of Music

  • Studied at McGill University, Faculty of Music, Montreal, Canada

  • Works successfully with special needs and autistic children

  • Author of piano book for beginner children or adult students entitled:

    • "Sacred Music Piano Study Series, Vol. 1"

  • Formed the piano program at Watts Tower Piano Center in Los Angeles, California

DR. PAUL WYBRANIEC
Clarinet / Alto Saxophone / Music Theory / Aural
Languages: English, Polish
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, SUNY Stony Brook University

  • Master of Music, Mannes College of Music

  • Master of Music, Chopin Music Academy, Warsaw, Poland

  • Bachelor of Music, Opole City Music School & Chopin Music Academy, Warsaw, Poland

  • Carnegie Hall, New York Debut Recital in 2002 (with pianist Mikako Ogata)

  • PMduo member; performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Poland, France, Switzerland, South Korea, United States, and Japan.

ELI SCHAFFER
Violin / Viola / Guitar / Piano
Languages: English
  • BA, Music Education, Rutgers University

  • Performed at Carnegie Hall, and with New Jersey and New York ensembles

Pierre Cornilliat
Flute / Guitar / Piano / Clarinet / Saxophone
Languages: English, French
  • Bachelors of Music, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, summa cum laude 

  • Recipient of the Ethyl Gloria Kinney Memorial Prize for academic excellence and artistic accomplishment in Jazz Studies

  • Studied jazz and classical music 

  • Has performed throughout New York Metropolitan Area, as well as abroad at the Schönbrunn Orangery and Musikverein in Vienna, Austria

  • Has been a member of the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra and the Rutgers Jazz Ensemble

  • Has performed, recorded, and composed music for gospel artists, hip/hop producers, dance recitals, video games, and church services

GREG ERICKSON
Ukulele / Guitar
Languages: English
  • Bachelor of Arts, Kean University

  • Performs as a soloist and with rock bands in New Jersey.

Jared Schaffer
Office Manager
Languages: English
  • Responsible for all class scheduling, payments, new student registration, and communications at PM Music Zen Music Center

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