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 

  • Principal Violist - Bound Brook Symphony Orchestra

  • Founder and Violist - Pretoria String Quartet

  • Recipient of Talented Young Musicians Association - Russian Music Competition - 1st Prize 

  • Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts                                            Extension Division - Chamber Music Ensemble Coach

  • Performed at Carnegie Hall as Chamber Musician 

Brett Armstrong
Bass / Audition Preparation / Classical Improvisation / Live Looping
Languages: English
  • BM Western Michigan University 

  • MM University of Colorado 

  • Performed in Colorado with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Ballet Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Boulder Bach Festival as well as served principal of the Fort Collins Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, and Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra

  • Has performed a wide variety of music from Early Music to Contemporary and New Music

  • Has studied Jazz, Indian, and baroque improvisation techniques

  • Has studied electronic music production, audio recording, and various music softwares to incorporate technology into classical music practice

 
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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