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.

 

Piano, Voice, Cello Tier 3

Mackenzie is a professional actor, singer, and musician and was studying voice, piano, and cello by the age of 8. Originally from Westchester County, she attended the NYSSMA All-State Conference for 2 years in a row and performed there as a soloist. Mackenzie then attended the Musical Theater BFA program at the Boston Conservatory and went on to play lead roles in the Broadway national tours of ONCE and ELF. She has since performed at regional theaters across the country.
Mackenzie has experience teaching children 2-15 and values creating a safe and exciting environment in music lessons. She believes in building a strong teacher-student relationship and hopes to instill a love and passion for music that lasts a lifetime. She is so excited to be teaching with Voyager Music!
 

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.

 

Guitar, Piano Tier 4

Nick is a guitarist, composer, producer, and educator located in NYC. He started playing guitar as a self-taught 13-year-old and has since devoted his life to making music. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in jazz studies (Magna Cum Laude) from Florida International University and a Master’s degree in jazz studies from NYU. He enjoys music across the genre spectrum, from classic rock to contemporary jazz and more experimental genres. 
 
As an educator, Nick finds that his most important job is to find what excites each student in order to unlock their passion for music. His goal when teaching is to deliver balanced lessons on 3 aspects: the mind (technical aspects), body (rhythm, ears, and time), and heart (creativity and expression).
 
When he’s not teaching, Nick works with music in a variety of mediums, from performing live with his original music quartet to recording and producing from his home studio.


 

Guitar, Bass Ukulele Tier 3

Alana is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and educator hailing from Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2022 with a degree in Songwriting and Music Business/Marketing. She has studied and practiced various styles of guitar ranging from classical, rock, and jazz, landing her gigs at places such as Severance Hall, Warped Tour 2017, and the House of Blues. In 2020, she founded Bipop, a non-profit music instruction platform tailored towards women of color and non-binary people. Outside of teaching, she likes performing, listening to music, reading, and composing jazz arrangements of memes,

Voice, Piano, Songwriting, Trumpet Tier 4

Brent is an NYC-based composer, music director, vocalist, and educator. Brent has conducted his own music at Carnegie Hall, Off-Broadway, and other premier New York City venues. As a versatile bass-baritone, Brent has performed in musicals across Long Island, has sung classical works with The Cecilia Chorus of New York, and has crooned jazz standards for members of Congress. Passionate about education, since 2019 Brent has been teaching choir and musical theatre classes as well as private voice and piano lessons throughout the NYC Metro Area, including at: Every Voice Choirs (NYC), Hunter College Elementary School (NYC), From Stage to Screen Performing Arts Academy (Huntington, NY), and Nadia’s Performing Arts Centre (Queens, NY). Currently, Brent also serves as the Program Manager for Every Voice Choirs, an independent children’s choir organization based at Columbia Teachers College. Brent earned his B.A. in Music with honors from Columbia University, where he served as a Resident Advisor for two years. Brent is thrilled to join the team at Voyager, where he looks forward to helping his students discover their voices and realize their musical potential.
 

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.

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! 

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.

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.
 
 
 

Cello, Piano Tier 3

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
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.

Jordan is a pianist, composer, arranger, and educator born and raised in New York City. He is currently a senior at Berklee College of Music where he is obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Music Studies with a focus in film and video game composing.

Jordan began studying contemporary classical piano at age 13 and has since branched out into other genres including blues and jazz piano, which he also studied while at Berklee, and later picked up the ukulele. Inspired by the music in his favorite films and video games, Jordan is also an arranger and composer, making arrangements of the songs that once inspired him to pursue a music education.

Jordan also has experience in early childhood education, working with children as young as 5 months old. He is passionate about education and understands the importance of having a fun and engaging learning environment.

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.

Piano, Voice Tier 2

Rachel is a professional actor and musician in NYC. She started her musical journey at a young age, singing in the church choir at age five and beginning private classical piano lessons at seven.

She began studying voice in high school, sang in her college choir, and later performed in several professional theatre productions, both regionally and in NYC. Some of her favorite roles include Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Luisa in The Fantasticks, Velma Kelly in Chicago, and Carol in the world premiere, Off-Off-Broadway production of The Floorshow. She is cast as Charlotte Brontë in the new musical In Emily’s Words, currently in development.

Rachel holds a B.A. in Theatre and Dance from The University of Texas at Austin where she studied musical theatre and performed in several mainstage productions. She loves sharing her love of music with others and passing on the lifelong gift of music.

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.

Piano, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Songwriting Tier 2

Abby is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. At 16, she was accepted into a summer intensive at the Boston Conservatory to study Classical Composition. At the age of 18, she scripted, composed, and choreographed a full-length musical, which was not only performed at her high school but also at two local professional theatres. Abby attended the music conservatory at SUNY Purchase, which churned out notables like Regina Spektor and Mitski. Abby has released two EPs and is currently in the recording studio working on her latest project. 

Piano, Ukulele Tier 2

Jordan is a pianist, composer, arranger, and educator born and raised in New York City. He is currently a senior at Berklee College of Music where he is obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Music Studies with a focus in film and video game composing.

Jordan began studying contemporary classical piano at age 13 and has since branched out into other genres including blues and jazz piano, which he also studied while at Berklee, and later picked up the ukulele. Inspired by the music in his favorite films and video games, Jordan is also an arranger and composer, making arrangements of the songs that once inspired him to pursue a music education.

Jordan also has experience in early childhood education, working with children as young as 5 months old. He is passionate about education and understands the importance of having a fun and engaging learning environment.

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, 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.

 

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.

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. 

More Teachers To Come!