FRAN KESSELMAN, PIANO
    
Fran attended St. John's University and has been teaching piano for over 20 years. She received her training mostly in Souther California, studying with various teachers in pedagogy and piano performance, while attending master classes at CalArts and the Colburn School of Performing Arts. Fran developed a chamber music series for senior citizens in nursing homes and special needs children's centers. She has also performed in India on many occasions playing in an international orchestra. Fran loves music and enjoys sharing her passion for the piano with all students. Her enthusiasm is contagious and she will research literature to fulfill each students likes and need. She believes all children and adults should be given the opportunity to play the piano and have fun while doing so. Several of her students are happy actively participating in their school orchestras, jazz bands and churches. 

SET RODRIGUEZ, STRINGS
    
In 2006, Set Rodriguez settled in the USA to study violin performance. During his undergrad studies, Set performed in Carnegie Hall as first violin of the Rowan String Quartet in 2008. Moreover, he started working with Symphonies and performing with pianist Tom Fosnocht at the Media Theatre. At this venue, critics such as Neal Zoren have described his playing as "crystal clear: Set Rodriguez is a genius on the violin." In 2010, he was accepted in the studio of Eduard Schmieder at Temple University in Philadelphia pursuing his masters and professional certificate in violin performance. During these years, he has played at the Kimmel Center in Verizon Hall and Perelman Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City as concertmaster of the Temple Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Set is a freelance musician and pedagogue in the Philadelphia area and is a regular performer with the Philadelphia String Quartet, the Elegance String Quartet, and the Media Performing Arts Theatre. Moreover, he is an experienced and active pedagogue in the area. His studies on both European and American continents have led him to use the widest range of pedagogical musical devices for violin and viola: from the most traditional to the most modern methods and musical techniques such as Suzuki, Sassmanhauss, and Applebaum. In addition, his skill to adapt his teaching to any type of learner and his work with parents or family have granted him a success with his students.

OLGA YELKINA, PIANO
    Olga has been teaching in public and private schools here in New Jersey for fifteen years. She is a music teacher with twenty three years of experience, working with a wide range of children from pre-school through high school. Her professional skills were developed through intense training at the St. Petersburg Institute of Culture in Russia. She furthered her training at Rowan University and at the Center of Music for Young Children in Princeton, NJ, receiving her certification in music Education-Grades K-12. Olga's areas of expertise include: choral conducting, voice instruction, and piano and keyboard instruction. Olga believes all students have innate musical potential and every child has the right to develop his/her music education so that it can empower and influence them throughout life.

BRYAN WILLIAMS, GUITAR
    Bryan Williams is a very popular and hard-working Guitar Instructor in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania area. Bryan is extremely qualified to teach guitar at any level. He holds a Master's Degree in Classical Performance from West Chester University and a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance from Rowan University. He teaches all styles from classical to jazz to rock, and always makes and effort to go above and beyond for his students. Bryan always promises to give his students an educational and fun learning experience that they can use for the rest of their lives as musicians.



DANIEL GLAUDEL, PIANO & VOICE
    Daniel Glaudel is a voice and piano instructor who recognizes how music is an integral part of young people's lives and encourages his students, with patience and understanding, to be the best they can be in their musical expression. He has sung more than fifty leading bass roles with national and regional opera companies and is a bass soloist with orchestras across the U.S. He has been general music instructor, vocal music teacher, music theatre director and music production supervisor. Daniel has also taught vocal master classes and voice workshops to New Jersey high school students through the New Jersey School of the Arts, Department of Education.

TODD WELCZ, PERCUSSION
    Todd Welcz has been teaching percussion since 1992. His areas of expertise include concert percussion, drum set, hand drums, and steel drums. Todd is currently in his thirteenth year of teaching general music, concert band, and choir in the Deerfield Township and Upper Deerfield Township school systems. For the last twelve years he has also been the adjunct Professor of Percussion for Cumberland County College. Todd has studied percussion with Dean Witten, Dr. Larry Snyder, Bob McKee, and Dr. Robert Brosh. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Rowan University and a Master’s of Music degree from the University of Akron. During his time at the University of Akron, Todd was a member of the University of Akron Steel Drum Band, whose 1999 compact disc recording, “Live at E.J. Thomas Hall,” was nominated for a Grammy. He has also performed at Pan Kultur’s Pan Week festival in Dortmund, Germany. Todd has performed onstage with artists such as Andy Narell, Kalani, Tom Miller, Cliff Alexis, David Rudder, and Ray Holman.