Music School

Mary Hurlbut
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Mary on her teaching style: “I think what enables me to succeed as a teacher is my ability to choose music that fits the student. I have a strong knowledge of traditional classical and musical theater repertoire. One of the

Kathleen O'Rourke
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Kathleen O’Rourke, soprano, is an emerging vocal artist renown for her clarity of sound, commanding stage presence and love of languages. A formidable musician and vocal interpreter, Ms. O’Rourke is praised for her vocal flexibility in repertoire ranging from the

John Tafone
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JOHN TAFONE is an award-winning composer, pianist, and choral director, originally from southern Rhode Island. Having studied composition at the Catholic University of America and Oxford University in the UK, John’s music has been performed by numerous ensembles including the

Lynn Bechtold
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Violinist Lynn Bechtold has concertized throughout North and South America, Asia, and Europe. An advocate of contemporary music, she has collaborated with composers such as Gloria Coates, George Crumb, John Harbison, Alvin Lucier, and Morton Subotnick, and has premiered works

Louise Dubin
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Cellist Louise Dubin has been a featured artist at festivals worldwide, including the 2017 Festival de Violoncelle de Beauvais (France), VioloncellenSeine Paris 2016 (the biennial convention of the French Cello Society), Bargemusic, Caramoor and Piccolo Spoleto. She has also performed

Yoko Kimura-Yates
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Yoko Kimura-Yates, pianist, composer, and vocalist was born in Sapporo City, Japan.  She began her keyboard study at age four and was always exposed to a variety of music in a music-loving family.  In addition to her ongoing classical piano

Theresa Rosas
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Theresa Rosas is a solo and collaborative pianist based in New York City.  She has performed most recently at South Oxford Space with the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, the Argentine Consulate with soprano, Mariana Aslan, and the Brooklyn Conservatory of

Taka Kigawa
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Critically acclaimed pianist Taka Kigawa has earned outstanding international recognition as a recitalist, soloist and chamber music artist since winning First Prize in the prestigious 1990 Japan Music Foundation Piano Competition in Tokyo, and the Diploma Prize at the 1990

Michiyo Morikawa
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Michiyo on her teaching style: “I teach the traditional and the Suzuki method. I consider listening to be a very important component of studying piano, as well as reading notes, Solfeggio, and posture. I assist students in developing a comfort

Melody Fader
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Pianist Melody Fader enjoys a busy career as a soloist, chamber musician, vocal accompanist, and freelance artist in New York City. Miss Fader has performed in such New York venues as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital