We love music.
Kevin Collins – GUITAR
Ben Peterson – CELLO
Catherine Bell – VOICE
Jim Snedeker – BRASS & WINDS
Jin Lee- PIANO
Karl Rausch – GUITAR
Lily Sexton – FIDDLE & VIOLIN
Monica Robelotto – PIANO
Nic Zannoni – VIOLIN & VIOLA
Sarah Bish – CELLO
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.
|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.
|Monica Robelotto – PIANO
A graduate of the Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, Conn, Monica is certified in Suzuki piano. She also has a lifelong interest in jazz and improv and her music has been featured on NPR. Monica teaches “children of all ages”, from five to 105, using different materials and styles to match the student’s interests and learning strengths. She began piano at age six and never lost the the fun of playing piano; it is never about the work, it is about play-ing. Hear Monica at MonicaPiano.com
|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.
|Sarah Bish – CELLO
Sarah is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music where she completed her Suzuki Pedagogy certificate. Sarah says, “I specialize in teaching the Suzuki Cello Method and I believe in a holistic approach to learning the cello, a solid introduction to ear training, theory, and reading. I truly love teaching and always look forward to each lesson or class as a new experience for everyone, including me!” You can visit her at sarahbish.com
|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.