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Nuné Melikyan

A violinist who has proven the theory of self-actualization (The Strings Magazine), Dr. Nuné Melik is an emerging artist on the international stage who proves that music has no limitations. From her highly acclaimed solo debut at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in 2016 to sharing the stage with Jimmy Buffett in 2019, Dr. Melik approaches …

Itay Lantner

Itay Lantner is a passionate educator and flutist with a decade of experience teaching music to people of different ages and backgrounds. Itay received his BM in flute performance from Tel Aviv University. He also holds a MM from the Yale School of Music and a DMA from Stony Brook University. During his graduate studies, …

Bashar Farran

Bashar Farran is a bassist, composer, improvisor, and music educator. He has recorded and toured with many different artists around the world and is a founding member of Alif ensemble, Mauice Louca Trio, The Dnb Project as well as other bands in the Arab world. Bashar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Musicology with honors from …

Danielle Carr

Danielle is a vibrant musician based in the Bronx. Growing up as the daughter of two busy soldiers, she began spending her free time cultivating her passion for music very young, in various places of the world. Teaching herself how to play piano, develop her voice, produce in DAWs, as well as how to read, and …

Yida Zheng

Yida Zheng is very excited to work with ETM this year! She obtained her Master of Music Degree in Music Education, and her past teaching experience was mainly teaching choir and general music. Personally, she loves music, animals, food, travel, documentaries, movies, and rock climbing. She looks forward to knowing, learning with, and growing with …

Sarah Warshavsky

Sarah graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University in the spring of 2022, where she obtained her degree in both Music, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS). She is a classically trained singer with a background in opera, musical theatre, and jazz. Prior to joining ETM, Sarah taught private voice lessons, as well as …

Ciara Cornelius

Ciara Cornelius is a Brooklyn-born multidisciplinary artist. She started her journey working as an intern for the PROTOTYPE Festival and moved her way up to working in administration at the HERE Arts Center as an administrative assistant. While there, she found her love of production in the arts and blossomed into becoming a freelance stage …

Ajay Raghuraman

Ajay Raghuraman is a singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist with over a decade of experience as a performer. He received his Masters in Music Theory and Composition from New York University in 2022 and continues to perform and educate in various ensembles around the city and across the country. He has also engineered and played on …

Martha Allen

Martha is so thrilled to be a part of the mission of Education Through Music! A recipient of her Masters of Music from the Manhattan School of Music in classical voice (2020) and her BSED in English Education from the University of Missouri (2019) she has loved combining her two great passions: Singing and Education! …

Rex Bennett

Rex Bennett is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After attending LaGuardia High School, and New England conservatory he moved into educating elementary schoolers at the Berkeley Carroll school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Currently, Rex works for Education Through Music and composes songs on the guitar and electronic music in …