Aaron started playing music 14 years ago when he began studying the clarinet.  Over the years he added two more instruments to his repertoire, the tenor saxophone and the flute. Aaron expanded his studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he explored many styles of music, including big band, classical, jazz, and […]


Andre is a classical guitarist from Brazil studying at Eastman under the direction of Nicholas Goluses, he was self-tough until he came to the U.S at 16. He studied at Jacobs school of music for 2 years and finished high school in Indiana before coming to Rochester to study at Eastman. He is well versed […]


Pianist Esther began her music studies at age three and performed in public two years later. She attended Yewon Art School and Seoul Arts High School in South Korea studying with Jinwoo Chung and Hee-sung Joo. Performing in major concert venues and music festivals throughout the country, she was a top prize-winner in numerous competitions, […]


23 year-old Tyler is an emerging young pianist, performer, and avid photographer, hailed by the press as “one of those young epitomes of brilliance and early success” (San Francisco Classical Voice). He received a BM in Piano Performance and Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music in 2019, and is currently pursuing a MM […]


Katie has been playing percussion since the sixth grade and has been a member of countless different musical organizations throughout her life. From DCA to community bands, orchestra and other groups Katie has had a lot of success with her music including many awards, scholarships, and state championships. When her high-school days were over she […]


Nathan, a Rochester native, loves being able to share his skills to help his students achieve their musical goals. Nathan has 19 years of experience to include self guided training, formal training and performance. His unique skill set has developed from working with people both young and old with varying levels of abilities. Nathan focuses […]


Marilyn, a Caledonia native, is a graduate of Potsdam Crane School of Music in Music Education.  She has been in the music circuit dating back to the 70’s, where she taught in both public and private schools.  Still to this day, she is very much active directing and playing for local area churches, weddings and […]


Determined to engage and inspire audience, Koki made his debut at age 18 at Benaroya Hall, performing the rarely-heard Conus Violin Concerto in E minor with Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra under conductor, Stephen Rogers Radcliffe, as a winner of the concerto competition. Koki was the first violinist to play the Conus violin concerto at Benaroya […]


Matt has been an active performer within the Rochester music scene since the early 90s.  With countless hours of studio and stage time Matt brings a unique approach to instruction which centers around the individual artist and their goals.  As music coordinator for American Music Centre’s Performing Arts School of Music he brings over 27 […]