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Zac Carson

Zac Carson obtained his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Moravian College with a concentration in Instrumental Music and Jazz Studies. Through his passion for teaching, he creates real-world learning opportunities for all students. Zac’s primary instrument is the double bass, where he has performed with Grammy-winning and nominated artists, including Harry Connick Jr., …

Larrej Drayton

Larrej Drayton received his B.M. in Performance with a concentration in Opera Performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. At his undergraduate University, he worked heavily as Assistant Artistic Director of Hub City Opera and Dance Company and assistant conductor of their productions of Opera …

Larrolyn Patterson Parms-Ford

Larrolyn Patterson Parms-Ford obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance with a specialization in vocal and saxophone Jazz improvisation from Mills College in Oakland, CA. She also earned a Masters of Arts and a Masters of Education in Music and Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She believes that instilling confidence in her …

Kristen Islas

Kristen Islas holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music in Vocal Performance. Her primary instruments are voice and piano, and she dabbles in ukulele and guitar. Kristen was recently a lead teacher at a private preschool in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, and before that, she led “Baby and Me” …

Kristen Burnette

Kristen Burnette recently graduated from New York University with a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education and a NYS Teaching Certification. Throughout her collegiate career, Kristen concentrated in voice and gained experience performing various vocal genres in the choral and solo settings. In the classroom, Kristen facilitates meaningful music-making opportunities that incorporate movement, composition, and …

Ashley D’Amico

Ashley D’Amico obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Hofstra University with a concentration in Orchestra. Her primary instrument is the violin, but during her studies, she discovered the joys of the General Music classroom. From there, Ashley has focused on musical play and creativity. As a Reserve Teacher, she is excited …

Anwar Robinson

Anwar Robinson is presently living his best life with an impressive range of public service and career accomplishments as a recording/performing artist, private school educator, front singer of a touring orchestra, Creative Arts Director, Master of Voice Pedagogy, piano instructor,  vocal coach to the stars, and of course his powerful voice will always be notably …

Joell Ortiz

Brooklyn-born rapper Joell Ortiz has earned much respect throughout the hip-hop scene, receiving critical acclaim with his many albums and mixtapes, in addition to achieving mainstream success as part of the supergroup Slaughterhouse. He is renowned for his tireless worth ethic as well as his strong narrative skills and freestyling abilities. Making his proper debut …