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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!

Nada Radulovich

Cellist and teacher Nada Radulovich is an experienced mentor for students of all ages. A graduate of Smith College, Manhattan School of Music, and The Peabody Institute, she has completed extensive Suzuki Teacher Training with Pam Davenport-head of the cello department at ‘The School for Strings’ in Manhattan, Rick Mooney, director of the National Cello Institute, and renown pedagogue Dr. Shu-Yi Scott. In …

David Valbuena

David Valbuena is a passionate educator and freelance clarinetist that has performed throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and China. Based in NYC, he has been teaching privately and in the classroom for the past 10 years. David is very excited to continue his journey as a music educator with ETM!

Billy La Pietra

Billy La Pietra received his undergrad in music education from James Madison University in 2017. After graduating, he spent two years teaching abroad in Micronesia and the Caribbean before returning to the USA to pursue his master’s at Teachers College, Columbia University. Since then, he has taught in both Virginia and New York and is …

Suzie Berndt

Ms. Suzie is a Pennsylvania native but has been teaching and making music for the past 9 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. She taught K-5 music at five elementary schools (a different one each day!) in San Francisco Unified School District from 2016–2021 and holds a California Teaching Credential in Music. Ms. Suzie …

Jeremy Simmons

Jeremy is entering his fifth year as a public school music teacher. Gaining his prior experience through District of Columbia Public Schools, he strives to become better each year. When COVID happened, he decided life should be adventurous, and it was his time to relocate. As an avid lover of music and everything New York …

Bahati Barton

Bahati Barton is a native of Brooklyn, NY. In 2016 she earned her Bachelor of Music Degree from Howard University, and in 2018, her Masters of Music Degree from Binghamton University, both in vocal performance. As a trained opera singer Bahati has performed in productions and recitals nationally and internationally. Her performance experience spans classical, jazz, …

Josh Kinney

Josh Kinney is a musician, composer, producer, and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. As a saxophonist, they have shared the stage with jazz greats, including Jon Faddis, Ingrid Jensen, and Gary Smulyan, at venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Blue Note, and the Birdland. As a composer and producer, they have released 6 …