Mentors

Gordon Engelgau

Gordon Engelgau is a senior at the Eastman School of Music, majoring in jazz drumset. While at Eastman, he has served on the Eastman Orientation Committee and has played with the Eastman Lab Band and New Jazz Ensemble. He gigs with various Rochester jazz, funk, and rock groups.  A native of Dover, Delaware, Gordon has […]

Jerry Falzone

Jerry Falzone has been making up songs for quite awhile now….since he was 14 years old and wrote his first song, Song to Bobby. Yep, even then he thought he had something of interest to tell Bob Dylan. Much, much older now but nothing really has changed except that he may have gotten a bit […]

Chen Liang

Marilyn Henry

Marilyn Henry, a Caledonia native, is a graduate of Potsdam Crane School of Music in Music Education.  Ms. Henry 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, […]

Tierney McLean

Born and raised in Spencerport, Tierney McLean has been inseparable from her trumpet since she began playing sixteen years ago. Awarded the Spencerport Music Association Scholarship upon her high school graduation in 2011, she moved to Ohio to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Trumpet Performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the […]

Christopher Palace

Chris finds immense purpose behind the drum kit and strives to spread positivity through his music. He has been drumming for over 10 years and has been gigging professionally for over 6 years, performing in a variety of contexts, including both large and small jazz ensembles, funk bands, hip hop groups, singer-songwriters, and pop bands. Some groups […]

Glenn Estey

Glenn Estey, born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, started his musical career at the age of 10. By age 18 Mr. Estey had familiarized himself with most woodwinds (Clarinet, Oboe, Alto Sax, Flute). While attending Utah State University for business administration, Glenn studied classically, simultaneously, with Symphony principal clarinetist, Christie Lundquist and retired […]

Koki Tanaka

Koki Tanaka is a 26 year old 3rd year Doctor of Musical Arts student, studying with Mikhail Kopelman at the Eastman School of Music. Koki received Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Washington and Master of Music degree from Eastman School of Music. Koki started playing the violin at age 6 in Japan […]

Matt Quistorf

Matt Quistorf 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 […]

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