We love music.
Kevin Collins – GUITAR
Ben Peterson – CELLO
Catherine Bell – VOICE
Hannah Young – PIANO
Jim Snedeker – BRASS & WINDS
Jin Lee- PIANO
Karl Rausch – GUITAR
Lily Sexton – FIDDLE & VIOLIN
Nic Zannoni – VIOLIN & VIOLA
Tom Williams – GUITAR, PIANO & BASS
Tristan Sullivan – DRUMS & KEYBOARDS
|Kevin Collins – GUITAR
Kevin is a graduate of the Hartt School in Classical Guitar. In New York, he appeared at Windows on the World in the World Trade Center and at The Rainbow Room. Formerly, Kevin was Guitar Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Performing Arts Division. You can still visit his Guitar at UMass website. He likes to use songs to teach music theory and rhythm.
|Ben Peterson – CELLO
A graduate of Grinnell College, Mr. Peterson studied with Yehuda Hanani at the Peabody Institute. He is finishing on his doctoral dissertation at Boston University. Ben is an active soloist and chamber music performer, as well as conductor of the Amherst Regional High School orchestra, and a really fantastic cello teacher. Visit Ben at CelloWeek.com
|Catherine Bell – VOICE
Catherine holds the MM degree from UMass in Vocal Performance and she sings with the Five College Music Collegium. She teaches a variety of styles including Classical, Musical Theater, Show Tunes, Early Music, Folk, Gospel, Blues, Pop, etc. Catherine is plays in the Celtic band The Wailing Banshees.
|Hannah Young – PIANO
Hannah Young studied piano at the San Francisco Conservatory, gaining admission when she was fourteen. From a musical househald, she began piano at age three. At age 12, she played violin in the all-state California Youth Symphony. Hannah never lost the the fun of playing piano; it is about play-ing. Hannah is fluent in Spanish and Chinese.
|Jim Snedeker – WOODWINDS & BRASS
Jim started the Saxophone when he was six. He holds the MM degree in Music Education from UMass and is Mass. Certified in Music Education, K-12. He has taught for 20 years in public schools and is fluent in several different styles. Currently, he is Instrumental Music Director at Bement School in Deerfield. Learn more at JimSnedeker.com. Feel free to CONTACT us if you have any questions.
|Jin Lee – PIANO
Jin Lee is part of the Piano Collaborative Program at UMass/Amherst and she did her undergrad at the Univ. of Iowa. Jin is a happy, patient teacher with many years of experience who loves her job and all the people you meet. Please CONTACT us if you have any questions.
|Lily Sexton – FIDDLE & VIOLIN
Lily Sexton came up thru the Waldorf School string program from a very early age and is also classically trained in voice. Lily teaches Suzuki books 1 & 2 and classical technique. And fiddle. She worked as a nanny for the last five years (plus teaching violin) and is really good with kids and has fun giving her students skills.
|Nic Zannoni – VIOLIN & VIOLA
Nic is a Hartt grad, in W. Hartford, taught classroom music for four years, and is going to UMass for his Masters in violin performance at UMass. He teaches Suzuki and songs that make practicing fun. He is a very experienced teacher and a generally happy fellow.
|Tom Williams – GUITAR, PIANO & BASS
A talented multi-instrumentalist, Tom’s music degree is in the bass, both acoustic upright and electric, from the University of Arizona. Tom is also an accomplished jazz guitarist, as well as folk, acoustic, and electric styles. And he has played and taught piano for many years. Whatever your interest, Tom will help you have the most fun with your instrument. Check out his website at tomwilliamsguitar.com
|Tristan Sullivan – DRUMS & KEYBOARDS
Tristan Sullivan teaches drums, keyboards, and music therapy at the Red Barn. Tristan has played in jazz, funk and rock bands extensively throughout New England, on drums and keyboards. Tristan graduated Cum Laude from Westfield State University in Music Ed. and he is a MCLA K-12 certified classroom teacher. He has taught Middle School music and also teaches at the Berkshire Hills Academy.