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Laura Douthit

Laura Douthit has been singing and playing piano since she was a young girl. Inspired by her father who is a music teacher and songwriter, Laura earned a BM in Jazz Studies from Ithaca College. She is currently pursuing a MS in music education from Queens College. She sees great value in training her students …

Timothy Smith

Timothy is a professional singer, pianist and organist. He graduated Berklee College of Music in 2015, and is currently attending Columbia University, Teachers College, in pursuit of a Masters in Music Education.

Jason Flowers II

Jason has an eclectic background as soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist. He has performed throughout Italy and the USA, and recently Jason recently made his piano debut at the world-renowned Steinway Hall. He’s also performed in the student-led Black History Concert at the Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Performance Space, as well as at …

Jonathan Milberger

Jonathan was born into a very artistic family: his mother is an artist and his father is a musical composer and teacher. Jonathan started playing piano at the age of 6, but didn’t take music seriously until taking band in high school where he picked up the saxophone. Influenced by musicians John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, …

Marisa-Journae N’Drin

Marisa-Journae N’Drin, also known as MJ, is  a singer-songwriter, audio engineer, and multi-instrumentalist from Queens, NY. In addition to receiving a Bachelor of Music Degree in music production from SUNY Purchase in 2020, MJ minored in psychology, concentrating on child development and music therapy. She’s passionate about teaching children how to use music as a means …

Gabriella Carucci

Gabriella graduated from Hunter College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music in 2020. Gabriella currently attends Columbia University Teachers College and is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Music Education and her Initial Certification. She is a classical and contemporary trained vocalist and loves musical theater.

Keith Sisterhenm

Keith is a trombonist, vocalist, and composer living in Brooklyn. Originally from the Southern New England area, Keith has performed with orchestras, jazz ensembles, choirs, and musical theater productions, on top of writing his own music for performance as well as for film. Keith is excited to join the Education Through Music community because of …

Xiaoqing (Mao) Zhang

Xiaoqing( Mao) Zhang has been a judge of 2018 Sino-vision C.S.O.C Voice Competition and 2017 Columbia University Voice Competition. She’s the vice president of The World Chinese Culture and Arts Foundation, Director of the Original Musical Panda’s Fairytale representing Chinese culture to Denmark officials, she’s also been awarded by New York City Council as Chinese-American …

Matt Krane

Matt has recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies from SUNY New Paltz and is currently pursuing a graduate program at Queens College. Having worked as a pianist, composer, and private piano tutor, Matt brings his experience and enthusiasm to the classroom!