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!

Tier 4: Piano

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.

Tier 4: Violin, Piano, Voice

Andrea 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.

Tier 4: Piano

Lulwa is eager to share her passion for music and all that she has learned from her years as a piano student and performer with you! She enjoys teaching students of all ages and all levels.

Lulwa has performed in various venues across the USA, Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Some notable performances include her appearance as a soloist with the Uzbekistan State Symphony Orchestra, and the Qatar Philharmonic, and at Carnegie Hall as the American Protege and Crescendo Competition winner.

Lulwa studied at Wells Cathedral School, a specialized music school in the UK. She then went on to study at the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) where she
received her Bachelor of Music in classical piano. She is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree, also at MSM.
As a teacher, Lulwa emphasizes the importance of curating an individual path for each student. She uses a variety of methods and approaches to ensure that each of her students learns and enjoys the piano to their full potential. 

Tier 4: Guitar, Piano

Ben is a guitarist and pianist currently based in New York, NY. Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Ben began taking piano lessons at the age of 6. A few years later, he began taking guitar lessons from Motown studio musician and songwriter Charles Smith, at which point he decided to make a career in music his long-term goal. In 2013 he attended Berklee College of Music, where he received a BA in Contemporary Writing & Production. 

Since graduating college, Ben has traveled nationally working as a guitarist and pianist for live events and recording sessions. He has also worked as a private music instructor for piano and guitar. Having worked with hundreds of students through private and group instruction over the last ten years, Ben has taught students of a wide variety of ages, skill levels, stylistic preferences, and disciplines. His teaching style is based on tailoring the curriculum to the needs and current abilities of each individual student. In order to make the learning process as enjoyable and accessible as possible, Ben makes a concerted effort to inspire his students by teaching instrument fundamentals, technique, and music theory concepts through the use of material that stylistically resonates with each student’s personality and musical preferences.

Tier 4: Piano

Somin is from South Korea and holds a Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music.  Over the past few years, she has taught over 200 students as a private piano instructor in both New York and Seoul. Her students range from professionals to amateur players. Her primary focus is teaching students between the ages of 5 and 16, many of whom have achieved success in piano competitions. 

In addition to her private teaching, Somin works as an instrumental accompanist for the Precollege division of the Manhattan School of Music.  She has performed numerous solo concerts and chamber music recitals in Seoul, New York (including Carnegie Hall), and Salzburg (at the Mozarteum). Currently, she continues her studies at the Manhattan School of Music while also teaching a dedicated group of students.

Tier 4: Piano, Violin, Voice

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! 

Tier 4: Piano

Eimi Tanaka is a freelance composer, pianist, and teacher in New York City.  She began her love of music with classical piano studies throughout her youth, and when in high school, discovered her love for jazz and improvisation during studies at the Mannes College of Music preparatory division in NYC. She later went on to pursue jazz studies at Berklee College of Music and her M.M. in jazz and composition at New York University. She has studied with renowned and inspiring musicians and has performed in the Boston and NYC areas, as well as in Florence and Siena, Italy.

As a composer, Eimi has created original jazz trio music, production music for television shows on CBS and CW networks, and also classical compositions which have been performed by various groups in NYC. She works at BMI in music performance royalties, and maintains a roster of private piano students.

Tier 2: Piano

Nia is a classically trained pianist and music teacher. She is a recent graduate of Howard University. Nia is originally from the Washington D.C. area and has been playing piano since the age of three while also picking up other instruments such as the clarinet and alto saxophone along the way.
Playing music has been a major part of Nia’s life for as long as she remembers. She performs as a soloist on stage, in churches, galas, and private events as well as accompanies other musicians and singers in several jazz ensembles.. 
Nia loves listening. playing and teaching classical, jazz, and pop music. 
Her teaching philosophy emphasizes music appreciation. Nia works to ensure that every one of her students thoroughly enjoys learning. 

Tier 2: Piano, Voice

Lily is a vocalist, pianist, and songwriter from Toronto. She recently graduated from Berklee College of Music, receiving a Bachelor of Music in Songwriting. 
Lily started playing piano at the age of 3 and completed all ten grades of the Royal Conservatory of Music classical piano curriculum by age 13. She was a silver and gold medal winner at several local piano competitions.
Lily’s vocal training started as a member of the Canadian Children’s Opera Company at age 5. While attending a school for the arts in elementary and middle school she sang in multiple jazz and contemporary choirs. In high school, she focused on rock and pop vocal training and songwriting with singer-songwriter, Kat Lucas, who toured with P!nk and Justin Bieber. This experience inspired Lily to pursue singing and songwriting as a career. While attending Berklee College of Music, Lily had extensive vocal training in rock, pop and jazz. 
Lily is a passionate teacher, with extensive experience working with kids. Her teaching style is centered around sparking a love of music in her students. Lily has a gift for connecting with children and bringing out the best in them.

Tier 3: Piano, Voice, Ukulele

Olivia is a New York City-based actor, singer, musician, and teacher. Originally from Wethersfield, CT she has been singing & performing for as long as she can remember and started piano training at age 4!

Oliva has sung at venues around the city including The Apollo and Birdland Jazz Club. She has years of experience singing in choirs, and a- cappella groups. She is also a self-taught beatboxer! As an actor, Olivia has performed at professional regional houses all around the northeast – some of her favorites include Goodspeed Opera House & Finger Lakes Musical Theater.

Olivia holds a BFA in Musical Theater from The Hartt School of Music. She loves all genres of music, but jazz and funk excite her the most. She is passionate about helping students find their inner voice and encourages creativity, imagination, and expression through music.

Tier 4: Violin, Piano, Voice

Anna is an actor, musician, poet, composer, and music educator based in NYC. She’s performed on stages both in the New York theatre scene and regionally across the country.  She has over a decade of teaching experience. Anna has taught students of all ages and levels, from music appreciation and enrichment classes for babies and toddlers to coaching adult professional musicians. 


Anna believes in teaching through empowerment and positive reinforcement. She takes a student-led approach to help her students build confidence and discover what they’re capable of. When she’s not teaching, writing, or performing, she collects way too many houseplants.

Tier 2: Voice, Piano, Violin

Jake has been working as a professional actor and musician since 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Music from NYU Steinhardt with a concentration in Vocal Performance. He also plays at teaches piano and violin. Jake has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, Lefrak Concert Hall, and the Tilles Center. He has worked professionally as an actor in regional productions of Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, and Spring Awakening. Recently Jake performed with Warner Bros. in the Polar Express Train Ride. As a teacher, Jake has worked one on one with students 4-10 years old in private instruction. Additionally, he’s worked in Early Childhood Education with children ages 3 months to 4 years since 2017.

Tier 4: Violin, Viola, Piano

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.

Tier 4: Piano

Adam is an NYC-based pianist and recording artist who has been teaching students of all ages and skill levels for the past 15 years. With his deep understanding of music theory, technique, songwriting & production he crafts unique lesson plans tailored to each student’s skill level and goals. After graduating with a BM in Jazz piano performance Adam has gone on to the Master’s program at Berklee NYC for Songwriting & Production. Adam encourages all students to express their individual creativity and believes that everyone can learn to make beautiful music.

Tier 4: Violin, Viola, Piano

Katie is a New York City-based violinist/violist who has taught at the Harmony Program, Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, and Blume Haiti and is certified in teaching Books 1-4 of the Mark O’Connor Fiddle Method. She has taught privately and in group classes, from beginners to advanced adults. Katie’s teaching methodology is catered individually to each student but centers around a universal strong technical foundation and a creative, encouraging, and engaging learning environment.

Katie has performed with Broadway’s Phantom of the OperaThe Lion King, Some Like It Hot, Dear Evan Hansen, the American Ballet Theatre, the American Symphony OrchestraWestchester Broadway Theatre, Cirque Musica as an aerial violinist and New London Barn Playhouse as an onstage bluegrass fiddlerShe has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House, and Radio City Music Hall. Katie received her Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and her Bachelor of Music with an Anthropology minor from the University of Michigan. When she isn’t teaching or performing, Katie loves cooking, traveling, painting, and knitting. 


Tier 3: Cello, Piano

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.

Tier 3: Piano, Voice

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.

Tier 3: Piano, Voice, Flute, Ukulele

Alexandria is a vocalist, flutist, and composer who seeks to connect her gospel roots with Americana, classical, and jazz traditions.  

Alexandria has performed with Solange Knowles, Al Jarreau, Jason Moran, Shelly Berg, and Kirk Whalum. She has appeared at the Essence Festival, Grammy’s, and the Newport Jazz Festival.

Along with teaching private lessons, Alexandria is currently an assistant professor at the Berklee College of Music in the Ensemble Department. She looks forward to working with you!

Tier 3: Piano, Voice

June is an award-winning vocalist, arranger, and teacher from Santa Cruz, California who is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Jazz vocal performance at the Manhattan School of Music.
After four years of living in Miami, Florida, and working towards her degree at The Frost School of Music, June is now a full-time performer, student, and teacher in Manhattan. 

Growing up surrounded by music, June enjoyed a wide variety of performance experiences ranging from classical voice, classical piano, and french horn to jazz vocal ensembles, musical theater, and more, but it was in high school that she fell in love with the sounds of jazz singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Betty Carter and chose to dedicate herself to this artistic pursuit.


Upon graduation from high school in 2019, she found that her efforts had earned her a full scholarship to attend the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music to pursue a degree in Jazz vocal performance.

In 2023, her success at the University of Miami was rewarded with a generous scholarship offer from the Manhattan School of Music in New York.

Tier 3: Piano, Voice

Before falling in love with jazz at the age of 17, Montreal-born artist Katryna spent her
formative years studying classical piano, cello, and opera. Following her graduation from the
University of Montreal with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance in Voice, she pursued a
Master of Arts in Songwriting and Production at the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

As a teacher, Katryna values the importance of crafting personalized lessons that align with her
students’ skills and musical interests. She uses different methods to ensure that learning is not
only effective but also a positive and enjoyable experience for each student. With a diverse
background in classical, jazz, and pop music, she is well-equipped to teach a multitude of genres
and techniques.

As an artist and performer herself, Katryna understands how it feels to be under
pressure to do well and she wants to help others build confidence in their abilities and discover their
own voices as artists. 

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.

Tier 2: Piano, Ukulele

Jordan is a pianist, composer, arranger, and educator born and raised in New York City. He is a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Music Studies with a focus on 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.

Tier 4: Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele

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.


Tier 4: Voice, Piano

Mary’s passion for performing began at 5 years old, and she has continued to pursue acting, singing, and dancing ever since!
Mary was accepted into Western Carolina University’s BFA musical theatre program and graduated with honors in 2018. Her performance career includes 15 regional New Jersey productions, 5 collegiate productions, and several post-college opportunities, including musicals, cabarets, and freelance gig work. Mary’s teaching career began when she graduated from WCU and was hired as the Arts and Education Coordinator at the JCC in Baltimore. In that role, she was the Children’s Theater Assistant Director, gave private music lessons, Directed the dance program, and taught group dance classes.  In 2020, Mary was hired to work at the JCC in Manhattan as Assistant Director of Camps and Youth Theater.
Throughout all of her professional endeavors, Mary has continued to teach private music lessons to students of all ages and levels.  She is excited to join the Voyager team and to continue to grow as an artist while inspiring young performers. 

Tier 4: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

Julian is a South African composer. Born in Johannesburg, he first picked up the guitar at the age of ten and grew up playing in rock bands. He discovered a love of contemporary classical music through film.

Julian studied guitar at the undergraduate level and went on to complete a master’s degree in film scoring at Berklee College of Music. After working in film music in Los Angeles for seven years, he relocated to New York in 2022. His composer credits include the original scores for Amir Motlagh’s Three Worlds (2018) and No Longer Suitable for Use (2021), which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was featured in The New Yorker’s The Screening Room. His debut album, Utility Music, released by Grammy-winning label Sono Luminus, was featured in Gramophone magazine and received airplay on BBC Radio 3. 


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