Voice, Piano, Songwriting Tier 4

Kate Steinberg (Teacher) is an NYC-based artist, background vocalist, songwriter, session singer, keyboardist, producer, vocal arranger, and composer. Kate has worked with a variety of artists both in-studio and on stage. She has played venues ranging from Rockwood Music Hall to Good Morning America to national tours. Kate’s arrangements, vocals, and compositions have been featured in artist recordings, jingles, film, television shows, video games, advertisements, and viral videos for clients such as Hefty, Marvel, Coors Light, Brother, UPS, McDonald’s, and KFC. Holding a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music in Songwriting with a concentration in voice, Kate brings her immense passion for the industry and strong technical abilities to every performance, recording session, and student. As an instructor, Kate focuses on helping students reach their full potential across a variety of styles in regular studies or concert/audition preparation. Kate performs her original compositions under the artist name Emily Prime.

 

Percussion, Piano, Songwriting Tier 3

Dave (Teacher) received his bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, graduating with the “Performers Certificate” honor. In 2010, he was selected to attend the prestigious Ravinia Steans Institute for Jazz. Dave is now based in Brooklyn, working as a session and touring drummer, producer, and songwriter. He has worked with internationally renowned, Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum recording artists, as well as underground and experimental musicians. Notable artists Dave has worked with include Elle King, White Rabbits,  and Gabriel Garzon Montano. He has also worked with many well-known Jazz artists including Frank Glover, Corey Wilkes, and Linda Oh. Dave has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Sesame Street, The Voice, The View, Kelly and Ryan, The Graham Norton Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The Late Late Show with James Corden. As a touring drummer, Dave has performed in over 24 countries at iconic venues including Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl,  and Coachella. Dave has written music that has appeared on HBO’s “Big Little Lies”, Netflix’s “Riverdale” and composed music for short film, award-winning documentaries and commercials including ADIDAS and The NFL. In 2018 and 2019, Dave toured extensively with Elle King supporting her second record, “Shake The Spirit” for which he is credited as a drummer, co-producer and co-writer.

Guitar, Electric Bass Tier 4

Warren Galea is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in
Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in Manhattan. Warren has been working with students of all ages and levels for the past ten years. In May 2019, he released his debut album – The Odyssey. Past performances include The Blue Note Jazz Festival, the Jazz Educators Network Conference well as New York venues such as Nublu 151, ShapeShifter Lab, and Rockwood Music Hall. Warren’s musical influences include Mozart, Charlie Parker, The Beatles, Frank Zappa, and Jimi Hendrix. He is thrilled to be part of the Voyager team!


Cello, Violin, Piano Tier 4

Alina is a performer and educator in the NYC area. She began her piano studies at age 3 and her cello studies at age 9 at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. Alina earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music at the Juilliard School. She has performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Symphony Orchestra and the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra. Alina has also performed at Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall in NYC, Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto,  Seoul Arts Center in Korea, and the Royal Albert Hall in London. She has been featured on several prestigious radio stations including NPR (From the Top), WFMT in Chicago, ABC Classic FM in Australia, the MBC Network in South Korea, and on CBC Radio Two in Canada. Alina was a recipient of the Jonathan Madrigano Entrepreneurship Grant from The Juilliard School. 

Guitar, Bass, Music Production, Tier 2

Niko Hasapopoulos is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and audio engineer based in New York City. Growing up, he developed an early interest in music, turning formative experiences in the School of Rock program in his home state of Minnesota into a burgeoning presence in his local music scene.

Nikko graduated with a degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance from the New School.  While pursuing his degree, he made a name for himself in the  New York music scene as a performing and touring musician.

Niko has experience playing a variety of genres, ranging from jazz combos and funk/rock ensembles to heavy metal and electronic bands. Performance venues includedLollapalooza, BLEDfest, Saint Vitus, and Brooklyn Bazaar.

Niko also works as a freelance audio engineer and is experienced in recording and post-production.

Trumpet, Tier 3

Leonard Bopp is a conductor, composer, and trumpet player who works on independent and collaborative projects as a producer, curator, and performer. He is the conductor and a founding member of the BlackBox Ensemble, a New York City-based contemporary music ensemble devoted to using new music as a platform for social and political engagement. He is also a member of the contemporary music composer-performer chamber group Ensemble-in-Hand, whose debut album will be released in 2021. He has attended conducting masterclasses at the conservatories in Hamburg, Germany and Vienna, Austria, and studied trumpet at the Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar. Leonard studied trumpet at the Juilliard School Pre-College Division, and earned his bachelors degree at Williams College while studying privately with Allan Dean. He now splits his time between New York City, where he works as a freelance musician and composer, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he is pursuing a masters degree in orchestral conducting at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
 

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele Tier 4

 Curtis is a performer, collaborator and music educator. His style incorporates the diverse experiences of his studies in American music, blending his university jazz education, folk & blues traditions, and rock music. 

As a professional guitarist, Curtis has toured across the U.S. with award-winning rock groups such as Kentucky Knife Fight and across Europe as band leader for musical artists Bette Smith, The Clubs, and The Curtis J Social. He has released records with over 35 artists and appeared on numerous media outlets including Quotidien TV (France), NPR World Cafe, La Hora Musa (Spain), M6 Television (France), NPR‘s New Sounds, and Europe-1 (France). 

Curtis first began teaching guitar in 1999, just one year after teaching himself to play. In 2009, he graduated with a Bachelor’s and Masters in Jazz Guitar Performance (with honors). He soon went on to become professor of guitar at Southern Illinois University, McKendree University, Principia College, and The New York City Guitar School. Through his twenty years of professional music experience across the world, Curtis has earned his sterling reputation in education, performance, and studio production. Coming off a busy 2020 which saw over sixty new releases, he is debuting new works throughout the year and currently accepting new students for private guitar, bass, and ukulele lessons.

Piano, Composition Tier 3

Alex holds Bachelors in Composition and Entrepreneurship from Kansas State University and a Masters in Screen Scoring from NYU. He’s received many accolated for his composing and performance abilities, including the Presser Foundation Award, and the NYU Film Scoring Award. The incredible gratitude Alex has for the teachers in his life is what inspired him to begin teaching. He loves working with students who are passionate about learning and enjoys exploring different musical styles in his lessons. Discovering and cultivating each and every student’s musical passion is his main goal in teaching.

 

Piano, Guitar, Ukulele Tier 4

Youmei is a Chinese classical pianist. She received her undergraduate degree from Manhattan School of Music and her Masters at Mannes School of Music, studying piano performance and music education/pedagogy. Youmei started learning piano when she was 4 and was accepted into the Central Conservatory of Music in China at the age of 9. In 2011, she was invited to the United States for further piano studies. 

Youmei’s has been the winner of many piano performance competitions including the Kaufman Music Center International Piano Competition and the Australian Classical Music Competition. She has performed in many different countries and in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall, Steinway Hall, Field Concert Hall, John C. Borden Auditorium,  and Morse recital hall.  

Youmei has worked as a piano teacher since 2013 and has taught students of all ages and abilities. She is responsible, passionate, and patient. Youmei loves to make her lessons fun and works to inspire a love of music.

Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele Tier 3

Cindy is a New York City-based songwriter, artist, arranger, producer, and educator with roots in R&B and Jazz. 

Cindy began her collegiate studies majoring in Musical Theatre Performance at Boston Conservatory. While attending summer courses at NYU’s Clive Davis Program, she began songwriting and discovered a new passion leading her to change course in her education and continue her collegiate studies at Berklee College of Music in 2017. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2019 with a Dual Degree in Songwriting and Contemporary Writing & Production, with a minor in the Theory of Jazz and Popular Styles. She was also awarded both Songwriting and Achievement Scholarships while attending Berklee.

Cindy now lives in NYC working professionally as a musician. Her song, “In a Year From Now” was added to Spotify’s Editorial Playlist “All Funked Up” and has over 500,000 streams. She’s played shows at venues including Rockwood Music Hall, ShapeShifter Lab, 54 Below,  and Sofar Sounds.

Percussion, Piano Tier 4

Ian is a musician and educator born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His

dedication and passion for music has led him to New York City through receiving a scholarship to attend the prestigious jazz program at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (BFA 20’).

 As a performer, Ian has worked with top musicians in the NYC jazz scene. He has also played in numerous international music festivals and concert halls including the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival, the San Isidro Jazz Festival, the Centro Cultural Kirchner, and the Glassbox Theatre. 

 Ian has been teaching drums and piano since 2014 both privately and in school settings,

working with beginner children all the way to professional musicians.

Piano, Violin, Voice, Composition Tier 3

Katie is a multi award-winning Welsh composer/producer based in New York City. Her music can be identified by its unique weaving together of sounds and layered textures with a touch of Celtic flair as she draws on her Welsh roots. Katie engages in projects that encompass many forms of music making from the concert hall, to multimedia environments, to dance and film. 

Katie’s music has been performed at venues across Europe and the US, including National Sawdust, the Curtis Institute of Music, and BBC Hoddinott Hall. She also enjoys conducting.

Katie is a Teaching Fellow at the Juilliard School where she coaches composition for media and music production. 

She is thrilled to be a part of the Voyager Team! 

Guitar, Tier 4

Ziggy is a classical guitarist from Melborne, Australia. He has won awards in competitions across Australia and has performed as a soloist with the Monash Sinfonia, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic and Melbourne Mandolin Orchestra. He studied Bachelor of Music at Monash University and completed his Honours year at the University of Melbourne where he received the highest grade of any guitarist in 2018. 

A major part of Ziggy’s musical identity is his work as a classical guitar duo with his younger brother, Miles. Together they have performed across Australia and New Zealand. In 2019, they were the youngest artists ever featured in the Melbourne Recital Centre’s distinguished Local Heroes concert series.

Ziggy just completed his Master of Music in classical guitar at The Juilliard School where he was on a full scholarship. 

Ziggy will be spending the next year based in New York continuing his love of presenting performances for concerts, community engagement, and private settings as a soloist, guitar duo with Miles, and a chamber musician. 

 

Saxaphone, Clarinet Tier 3

Jimmy hails from Seattle, Washington. His fond early memories of listening to Ray Charles, MC Hammer, and Dvorak’s Symphonies, ultimately lead to his love for music and conservatory education. Jimmy performed throughout South Florida with the Miami Symphony and South Florida Symphony. While working as an artist clinician at West Boca Raton Community High School, he pursued his goal of being a teacher worthy of inspiring his students forever. Jimmy’s fellowships include the Texas Music Festival, Marrowstone Music Festival, and Eastern Music Festival. While on a tour of Szeged and Budapest in Hungary with the Syzygy Wind Quintet, Jimmy had the opportunity to work with and perform for conservatory students at the University of Szeged, and to give the European premiere of Scott Wheeler’s “Village Music”. Jimmy is the second prize winner of the National Society of Arts and Letters Concerto Competition in 2018 and first prize winner in the Golden Classical Music Awards Competition landing him his Carnegie Hall debut in 2016.

Jimmy holds a Bachelor of Music and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music from the Lynn Conservatory of Music. He is currently pursuing his Professional Studies Diploma at the Mannes School of Music at The New School in New York City.

Violin, Piano, Voice Tier 4

Andrea (Teacher) received her B.F.A. in musical theater from Syracuse University. She was last seen on Broadway as the understudy for the two young female leads in the play Indecent at the Cort Theatre. Andrea was also in the most recent revival of Cabaret at Studio 54 where she played Frenchie, the Gorilla, and also understudied the role of Sally Bowles, played by Michelle Williams, Emma Stone, and Sienna Miller. After the revival closed at Studio 54, Andrea stepped into the role of Sally Bowles for the first year of the national tour of Cabaret. Andrea was also a member of the original Broadway cast of Once as an understudy for Girl, Reza, and Ex-Girlfriend. She made her Broadway debut as Alexi Darling in Rent and had the honor of being a part of the closing cast. She can be seen in the film version Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway, which documented the final performance of the Broadway run.

Andrea trained from the age of three as a classical pianist and began training in classical violin at the age of seven.  Andrea was trained in music theory and passed all of the national syllabus exams in piano. She has been able to meld her love of music with theatre in shows like Once and Striking 12 where she played multiple instruments onstage.

Guitar Tier 4

VJ Brown is a New York City based guitarist, producer, songwriter, and educator. His love for music began at a young age, drawing influence from such greats as Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and many others. After completing a Music Performance degree at Buffalo State College and a Masters in Jazz Performance at Queens College, he began a career on the New York music scene where he has performed and recorded with many established musicians and artists. In 2019 VJ, along with the brass-rock band Aberdeen, represented the United States as a cultural diplomat with the American Music Abroad program. He and his band mates traveled throughout Central and East Asia promoting American music. He was also fortunate enough to have performed with Paul McCartney in the Fall of 2019. VJ has been a guitar instructor and music educator for over 12 years. Several of his former students have gone on to study at colleges and conservatories such as Eastman and Berklee. His goal with every one of his students is to help them find inspiration to learn the guitar through the music they love and enjoy, while also building a solid musical foundation to take with them wherever they go in life.

Music Production, Bass, Saxaphone, Guitar, Piano Tier 3

Grant Zubritsky is a musician and producer that splits his time between NYC and LA.  He has released music under his own name, as well as the moniker GZGZ.  As a session player, Grant has toured nationally and internationally with artists such as Chet Faker/Nick Murphy, Maggie Rogers, Nina Persson (of the Cardigans), MSMR, and Cymbals Eat Guitars.  Some performance highlights include Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Fest Paris, Sziget Festival (Hungry), Red Rocks (Colorado), The Sydney Opera House, Late Show with Colbert, and Late Night with Seth Meyers.  Grant’s playing and production can be found on 40+ singles and albums, either recorded in person or remotely from his NYC studio.  As a veteran music director, he has arranged and prepared tours that have gone on to be performed at venues like Madison Square Garden and Wembley Arena.  As a teacher, Grant has taught in the classroom as well as in after school programs. 

Piano, Voice Tier 4

Bronwyn Schuman loves her work as a pianist, collaborator, and teacher. She is a recent graduate from The Juilliard School in New York City with her Master of Music in Collaborative Piano, where she focused mainly on collaborative performances with singers and instrumentalists. She also holds a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Ambrose University, in her hometown, Calgary, Canada. A two-time winner of Juilliard’s Honors Recital, Bronwyn has recently performed in Alice Tully Hall at The Lincoln Center, in WQXR’s The Greene Space, and in regular performances for Juilliard’s Liederabend and Sonatenabend series. Bronwyn also performs regularly as a soloist and in ensembles for hospitals, retirement homes, and other care facilities, and she is always thrilled to continue bringing her music to the broader community. While Bronwyn’s musical career has mainly focused on classical piano, she is also a singer and singing coach, and she performs and teaches a variety of other styles of piano and voice, including folk, pop, rock, and musical theatre. Bronwyn is happy that, at Voyager, she can bring her love of music into her lessons with students of all ages, skill levels, and musical interests! 

Cello, Voice, Guitar, Tier 4

Hailed as “outstanding,” with a “street-smart, feline voice” (The New York Times), Meaghan Burke is a Brooklyn-based cellist, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator. In addition to being an active freelance cellist specializing in contemporary chamber music, Meaghan is a founding member of The Rhythm Method, a feminist string quartet of composer performers, as well as the lead singer and cellist of avant-grunge band Forever House. Meaghan has performed as a vocal soloist with American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, played cello with orchestras in major European concert halls and ancient Greek amphitheaters, performed with iconic improviser-composers like Muhal Richard Abrams and Butch Morris, and released three albums of her original music (as well as numerous albums with her bands and ensembles). Meaghan holds a B.A. from Yale in Music, as well as Masters degrees from the Vienna Music and Arts University and Manhattan School of Music. An avid educator, Meaghan strives to develop her students’ creative voices and curiosity about sound as well as their innate musical intelligence.

Guitar, Tier 4

Miles is a classical guitarist from Australia. Equally committed to his work as a soloist and in chamber musician, Miles crisscrosses the standard classical guitar canon with music from Australia, Spain, Latin America, and jazz-influenced works.

Miles gained a reputation across his home country of Australia by winning several of the country’s largest competitions, including being awarded first place at the Adelaide International Guitar Festival Solo Artist Competition – the largest international guitar competition in the southern hemisphere. Another major part of Miles’ musical identity is his work as a classical guitar duo with older brother, Ziggy. 

Miles recently completed his Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School.  He loves teaching guitar to students of all ages and levels.

Violin, Viola, Tier 3

Siman has B.A. in Violin Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and a Masters in Violin Performance  from the Mannes School of Music. She received her early musical training in conservatory in China. 

She has performed at many top venues including Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, and Kimmel Center.

Siman has taught violin and viola to students from preschool age to adult. Her students have been recognized for their beautiful tone and poise. 

 

Piano, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele Tier 4

Brian is a New York City-based Music Director, Pianist, Arranger, and Orchestrator. Born in North Carolina, Brian holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano, Organ and Conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 
 
While Brian plays multiple instruments, he enjoys teaching Piano, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele and Music Theory to children and adults of all ages. His teaching strategy combines music theory with popular music. An average lesson will be a combination of learning how to properly read music, learning some of the classics, but also venturing out and learning some popular songs today. Brian’s students currently are working on songs by Katy Perry, The Beatles, AJR, Hamilton and The Greatest Showman.
 
Professionally, Brian was recently the Music Director and Conductor for the Broadway hits “Something Rotten” (1st National Tour) and A Bronx Tale (1st National Tour). Other Broadway credits include “SpongeBob Square Pants” (Rehearsal Accompanist), “Oklahoma” (Rehearsal Accompanist), “13” (Music Assistant), “Bridges of Madison County (Music Assistant), and “Honeymoon in Vegas” (Music Assistant). Prior to working for Broadway, Brian traveled the world as Entertainment Supervisor for Silversea Cruise-lines, supervising singers and musicians for 6 luxury cruise ships. 
 
 
 

Violin, Viola, Piano Tier 3

Emily is a classically trained violinist and pianist based in NYC.  She began her violin studies at the age of 3 followed by piano at age 7 . 

Emily has performed in venues throughout NYC ranging from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to the Queens and Brooklyn Museums of New York. Additionally she has performed at venues across the US including the Perry Belmont House in DC, Bowdoin College in Maine, and the Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts, as well as internationally at the Japanese Embassy in Rome.  One of her greatest honors was performing for First Lady Michelle Obama at a UNGA event in Harlem, NYC.

Emily holds her Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Upon completing her degree, Emily received her Suzuki Teacher Training at the School for Strings.  Emily has always loved teaching young children and now enjoys being able to put her two passions, music and teaching together. As a teacher, Emily places a strong emphasis on ear training coupled with solid skills in reading and technique. She believes that learning to play an instrument is something any child can do and that playing an instrument is truly a gift that brings children joy, a sense of accomplishment, and confidence which transfers into many other areas of their lives as well.

Percussion, Tier 4

Andy is currently a percussionist and Assistant Conductor at West Side Story on Broadway. He has previously held positions at Hello Dolly!, An American in Paris, Bullets Over Broadway, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and The Color Purple (First National Tour). As a substitute on Broadway, he has performed in 17 different shows. He has also performed with the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, as well as with many other orchestras, opera companies, chamber ensembles, bands, singers, and composers in New York City.
 
 
 

Hyo-Sung is a New York City based jazz pianist, keyboardist, composer, and arranger from Seoul, South Korea. He is a current senior student of the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music at The New School University where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a concentration in Piano, and Post-Genre Music Performance and Creation. 

Hyo-Sung plays acoustic piano, electric piano, synthesizer, and is proficiently skilled in music production tools and instruments(DAW, sequencer/sampler). His original music is based on contemporary jazz and inspired by electronic music.

Along with this studies, Hyo-Sung is playing as a professional musician in New York City. He plays with bands and as a solo musician. He is currently playing live clubs, cafes, and bars in Brooklyn and Manhattan including. the John L. Tishman Auditorium and the Llohi Roof Bar.

Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet Tier 4

Mike (Teacher) is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and educator based in NYC. He studied saxophone at The School of Jazz and Contemporary Music at The New School, earning a BFA in jazz performance. This background in jazz and improvisation, along with classical training at a young age, has given Mike the opportunity to work with a range of musical artists in jazz, pop, rock, and many other genres. In 2019, Mike recorded on several projects including ST LUCIA, Airpark, Spencer Ludwig, Kaylyn Marie, and the Wildlings, as well as the debut album for his own jazz trio, Boat Band. He appeared on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan in 2017 with Steve Aoki and Mase and has also performed with hip-hop legend Big Daddy Kane. Mike has extensive experience in larger jazz ensembles as a former member of drummer Charli Persip’s Supersound and the Eyal Vilner Big Band. Over the years he has performed at many venues including Pier 17, Terminal 5, the Rose Theater and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at JALC, the Belleayre Mountain Jazz Festival, and SOB’s.

 

Mike has been actively teaching private music lessons since 2013 on all woodwind instruments and piano. Mike loves sharing his passion for music with others whether its on the stage or in the practice room.

Saxaphone, Clarinet, Flute, Piano, Tier 3

Nathan has been pursuing a life in music ever since his
first exposure to jazz as a middle school student. Today he is an in-demand
instrumentalist, composer, and educator based in New York City.
As a performer and composer, Nathan is influenced by Charlie Parker, Duke
Ellington, Béla Bartók, and Wynton Marsalis. He has performed across the country at venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, Small’s Jazz Club, Sculler’s Jazz Club, Kranzberg Arts Center, Peoria Riverfront Jazz Festival, Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, as well as internationally in South Korea and Belize.

 

In 2018, Nathan earned a B.M. in Performance from Berklee College of Music in
Boston, where he was an awarded a full scholarship. He went on to study at The
Juilliard School in New York City, where he earned a M.M. in Jazz Studies in 2021.

As an educator, Nathan is passionate about the fundamentals of music and
helping students meet their goals as developing musicians. Nathan currently holds faculty positions at Larchmont Music Academy and The Juilliard School’s Evening Division.

Oboe, Flute, Recorder Tier 2

Jessica is a performer and teacher who has strong roots in band and orchestral music.

Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to perform musical concerts in

countries such as Italy, Austria, Czech Republic and Germany. As a New York City based

performer, Jessica has played in venues such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and City

Center with the Martha Graham Dance Company, along with venues in other major

metropolitan areas around the U.S.

 

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Performance from the Mannes

School of Music, and currently attends Teachers College at Columbia University in pursuit of a Master of Arts degree in Music Education, which certifies her to teach grades PreK-12 in New York State and abroad.

Percussion, Music Production, Piano, Tier 3

Skyler is a percussionist and music director, based in the New York/New Jersey Metro-Area. He holds a B.M. degree in Percussion Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Skyler is a diverse musician, proficient in all areas of percussion, including drumset hand percussion, mallet percussion, and classical percussion with a specialization in musical theater percussion and drumset performance.

In addition to being a percussionist, Skyler also carries a great deal of experience in music direction and conducting, as well as a proficient knowledge of industry standard performance software such as Mainstage and Ableton.

Violin, Viola, Tier 1

Reynaldo Hill is a South Bronx native musician. He has many years of orchestral experience. From grades 6-12, he was a member of ISO (InterSchoolOrchestras), a New York City program for youth seeking experience in orchestral rehearsals and performances. Through this program, he has performed at Symphony Space, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.  He has also performed at various other venues including the Houston Rockets Stadium, Roulette Intermedium, National Sawdust, The Kennedy Center, Max M. Fisher Hall, the Fort Lee Library and the Bronx Lebanon Special Care Center.

Reynaldo was accepted into the Mannes School of Music, and currently studies under Milan Milisavljevic, principal violist of the Metropolitan Opera.

Outside of music, Reynaldo has an avid interest in history and education. Reynaldo has always been a firm believer that a solid education is one of the most valuable tools one can have. 

Cello, Piano Tier 2

Wangshu is a performing cellist and a dedicated educator based in NYC. She began
playing cello at the age of 8 in her hometown Shenzhen, China. She moved to the
United States at the age of 15 to study at Walnut Hill School for the Arts. She holds a
Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School.

Wangshu has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician in venues like Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall in Boston, Harpa Hall in Iceland, and Oslo Konserthus in Norway. 

As a teacher, Wangshu loves to help discover and encourage each student’s potential and curiosity about music.

Nathalie Spidle

Recording/Mixing/Composing In Home-Studio Tier 2

Nathalie (Teacher) graduated from SAE Institute of Technology in New York and studied audio technology and engineering. She works in the post-production field, engineering audiobooks as well as dialogue and voice over recording. She has been making music since the age of 16, which is what inspired her to go to school for audio engineering. Nathalie set off for school with the intention of learning how to create music on her own, from the very beginning all the way to a finished mastered track. Along the way she learned all the different worlds of audio engineering, which is what brought her to post-production (while also learning how to make music on her own from start to finish!). She is a lover of music and of all things audio, and is eager to teach as well as learn from all of her students!

 (Teacher)

Bruno Esrubilsky

Percussion Tier 4

Bruno is an Argentine born-Brazilian raised drummer and percussionist based in NYC. Since graduating from Berklee College of Music 2011, Bruno has toured every continent of the world, played drums on the hit Broadway show Hedwig and The Angry Inch, appeared on many TV shows and has performed at festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Central Park SummerStage. Bruno has played on countless headlining and supporting tours including Lorde, Adam Lambert, and Amos Lee, During the Fall of 2018, Bruno wrapped MITSKI’s sold out Be The Cowboy 2018 Europe/North America Tour, including a 4-night sold-out stint at Brooklyn Steel. Throughout 2019, Bruno toured the world twice over with Mitski, performing at some of the world’s biggest stages and festivals, while also touring on the side with Jake Clemons of Bruce Springsteen’s band and performing with British artist YUNGBLUD.

Cello, Piano, Music Production, Voice, Tier 4

K. Marie Kim is a Korean-Canadian musician and audio engineer based in New York City with 12+ years of professional experience. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music with a dual degree in Piano Performance (jazz) and Music Production and Engineering. She also holds the 2nd highest certification in the Canadian Royal Conservatory of Music program with first class honours on both piano and cello.

Marie has been a piano and cello teacher since 2003, a voice and mixing/production instructor since 2011, and an active session/touring musician since 2010 having worked with artists such as Meghan Trainor (cello), Mitski (keyboards), Lorde (keyboards), X Ambassadors (cello), Matt Maeson (keyboards/vocals), and Verite (vocals), while singing on national and international TV ads for Maybelline, Converse, Nike, Fila, and Duncan Hines.

She has been lead audio engineer at renowned venues includingWebster Hall, Terminal 5, Brooklyn Steel, and Music Hall of Williamsburg, and has produced and mixed her own music as well.

Marie finds great fulfillment in bringing her field knowledge to help students of all ages and levels find their voice through consistency and customized learning objectives, while encouraging a well-rounded appreciation for music. She has helped students prepare successful entrance auditions to schools like Berklee College of Music and NYU. 

Saxophone Tier 1

Justin is a New York-based Saxophone player, ever learning and performing for 20 years. Like many musically inclined youngsters, he began in school bands as early as possible and played through these programs throughout his formal education; along the way seeking private instruction, and spreading his scope from classical wind ensembles to jazz, and marching bands. Justin began writing and forming his own projects from the age of 15. He has performed in NYC, Westchester, and Hudson Valley venues such as The Knitting Factory, The Hook, Tarrytown Music Hall, and The Chance, alongside professional acts ranging from the Newburgh Symphony, and the West Point Jazz Nights, to Graham Parker, Mountain, and the Toasters. He believes in a diverse approach to music education. Finding one’s strengths and interests is the key to finding one’s musical voice. First, however, must come the foundations. Justin remains forever grateful to his instructors for teaching him the value of learning and practicing scales and breathing patterns, as he could never have built his musical life without these and other building blocks. He couldn’t be more excited to be joining the Voyager Music team, and is looking forward to passing along his knowledge and love of music to future pros!

Voice, Piano, Ukulele Tier 4

Hannah is a session singer, songwriter, and producer whose work has received millions of views. She is passionate about teaching because she knows the value of being able to sing properly…..It can change your life!

Hannah has performed on a myriad of NYC’s stages including sold-out shows at Barclays Center, National Sawdust, Perez Art Museum, Miami’s Art Basel, Le Poisson Rouge (LPR), Webster Hall, The American Irish Historical Society, and House of Yes.

Sumner has composed and produced music for many well-known networks and brands including  Bravo TV,  and Lululemon’s ‘Beats Per Moment’ tour, 

As a teacher, Sumner’s students have appeared on The Voice, Broadway, MTV,  and HBO. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned vocalist, Hannah has a technique that will allow you to sing powerfully without damaging your voice so you can enjoy music for a lifetime. 

Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele Tier 4

Amanda is originally from Long Island, New York, and is a working composer, actress, and teacher in NYC. She picked up guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele as hobbies. She holds a BFA in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory, and is a member of the prestigious BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. She is the resident composer for Bluelaces Theater Company. In addition to performing her own music, she has composed and arranged for various projects, including several songs for web series, podcasts, and film. Her music has been performed at Lincoln Center, Prospect Theater Company, The Duplex, Green Room 42, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, Feinstein’s 54 Below and more. She has penned several musicals including Single Rider, The Radium Girls: A Jaw Dropping New Musical, Coming Attraction, and many more.

Amanda has been teaching since college, serving as a Music Theory tutor for the Theater Department at The Boston Conservatory. Presently, she instructs people of all ages on piano, guitar, ukulele, and voice. She has extensive experience working with young children and children with special needs. She likes to approach music through a creative lens, often encouraging her students to compose original music to deepen their experience.

 

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Tiffany Rotach

Recording/Mixing/Composing In Home-Studio, Violin Tier 2

Tiffany has had a passion for music that stems from childhood. She began playing the violin at the age of 9 and fell in love with performing. She began singing and playing the piano, and seized every opportunity to be a part of a musical ensemble. Tiffany’s passion for music led her to SAE Institute to learn the technical side of music production. After receiving a diploma in Audio Technology, she now works as an audio engineer, doing live sound for various venues in NYC, recording audiobooks for major book publishing companies, as well as writing and producing her own original music. Tiffany draws much of her creative inspiration from her 8-year-old niece, who she regularly collaborates with on new music and sound design projects.

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Hannah Sumner

Voice, Piano Tier 4

Hannah Sumner (Teacher) is a session singer, songwriter, and producer whose work has received millions of views. She is passionate about teaching because she knows the value of being able to sing properly…..It can change your life!

Hannah has performed on a myriad of NYC’s stages including sold-out shows at Barclays Center, National Sawdust, Perez Art Museum, Miami’s Art Basel, Le Poisson Rouge (LPR), Webster Hall, The American Irish Historical Society, and House of Yes.

Sumner has composed and produced music for many well-known networks and brands including  Bravo TV,  and Lululemon’s ‘Beats Per Moment’ tour, 

As a teacher, Sumner’s students have appeared on The Voice, Broadway, MTV,  and HBO. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned vocalist, Hannah has a technique that will allow you to sing powerfully without damaging your voice so you can enjoy music for a lifetime. 

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