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MEET OUR TEACHERS!

Our teachers are experts in their chosen instruments and know how to establish a working rapport with their students. They inspire, motivate and challenge the student to achieve, while keeping the experience fun and enjoyable. 

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Abi plays violin in the Chamber Orchestra at Seton Hall University, where she is pursuing a degree in Biochemistry. ​ Abi is very experienced teaching younger students, and teaches piano, violin and ukulele. She is excited to inspire within her students a love of music.

ABI PIERRE

VIOLIN, PIANO AND GUITAR

Anthony is currently competing his Master’s Degree at Manhattan School of Music and is a highly enthusiastic teacher, performer and choir director with a wide range of experience.  Anthony also teaches beginning-intermediate piano. 

ANTHONY MARSDEN

VOICE, PIANO AND GUITAR

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Courtney is a graduate of Musician’s Institute, has taught at NYU, Rockland Conservatory of Music, Crestwood Music Education Center and is Guitar Instructor at Newark Academy. He has toured with Petula Clark, Ben E. King, Bobby Womack, & Sly Stone, and has played on Broadway shows such as "Hair Spray" & "Smokey Joes Cafe” & “FootLoose”

COURTNEY SAPPINGTON

GUITAR

Chris is a graduate of William Paterson University Jazz Studies. He teaches saxophone, piano, guitar, flute and clarinet, and music theory. With influences from Charlie Parker and John Coltrane to The Beatles, Chris shares his love and knowledge of music to his students.

CHRIS GOLD

SAXOPHONE AND FLUTE

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David is a methodical and patient drum teacher and mentor with real-world experience.  He has played with Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Ben E. King, Phoebe Snow, Percy Sledge, Joan Osborne, The Drifters and many others.  David teaches our in-home drum lessons.

DAVID LONGWORTH

DRUMS

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Diana is a graduate of Eugene Lang College at New School University. She has been teaching piano for 15 years and is well versed in classical, pop and show tunes.  Her goal is to help students move forward and to foster a fun and exciting relationship with music and the piano.  Her musical experience includes solo performance at Carnegie Hall.

DIANA SCIME-SAYEGH

PIANO

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Dylan is an experienced performer and musician, and a graduate of Hunter College.  Dylan is eager to pass on his knowledge and experience to young musicians, and teaches guitar, piano, bass, drums, Garageband, ukulele and Start a Band!

DYLAN GLEASON

GUITAR, BASS, PIANO

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Erika is teaching remote lessons this Fall from New England Conservatory as she pursues her Master's Degree in Jazz Vocal Performance!  She a graduate of Music Education at John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University, and teaches piano, guitar, vocals and ukulele.

ERIKA HALLENBECK

VOICE AND PIANO

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Henri is a Graduate of Muhlenberg College in Music Performance, with a concentration in Classical and Jazz Guitar.  He is an excellent musician and instructor on electric, acoustic, slide, classical and steel guitar, electric bass, banjo and ukulele.  He has performance and production experience in Big Band, Jazz Improvisation and Musical Theater.

HENRI REISS-NAVARRE

GUITAR, BASS, BANJO

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Jesse studied piano and composition at Rutgers University, and teaches guitar, bass, ukulele, piano and drums. Jesse's musical training coupled with on-stage experience (Limelight, Knitting Factory, CBGBs)
has helped him guide and inspire many young musicians.

JESSE RIVERA 

GUITAR AND PIANO

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John founded In Tune five years ago and is thankful to work with such amazing teachers and students.  His goal is to help students learn while having fun.  John teaches guitar, the Suzuki method, and is learning how to tune the school's many pianos.

JOHN BROPHY

GUITAR AND SUZUKI GUITAR

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Katie is pursuing her Master's Degree at Westminster Choir College, and is a pianist and vocalist experienced in choral education, elementary music and musical theatre. Katie teaches the  Play Guitar! and Play Uke! classes.

KATIE WILLEY

VOICE, PIANO, GUITAR

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Matthew is teaching remote cello lessons this Fall while he pursues his Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music.  Matthew is very passionate about cello, and tailors his teaching style to fit the needs and goals of his students.

MATTHEW HENEGAN

CELLO

Shanice is a graduate of Boston University where she studied Vocal Performance.  She specializes in classical and musical theater styles, and also teaches flute, piano, guitar, and ukulele.  Shanice is excited to share her knowledge and passion for music with the students of In Tune!

SHANICE AQUINO

VOICE, FLUTE, GUITAR

Susan has a Master’s degree in Violin Performance from University of Michigan, and has taught at Montclair State, Long Island City Academy of Music, and Berkshire Music School.  Her performing experience includes Concertmaster for First National Broadway tours of An American in Paris, Lincoln Center’s South Pacific and Evita. Susan teaches violin and viola and is Suzuki book 2 trained.

SUSAN FRENCH

VIOLIN, SUZUKI VIOLIN, VIOLA

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Russ is a pianist experienced in jazz, rock and musical theatre, and co-composed the Broadway musical 'In Transit'.  He is the leader of the modern jazz band Russ Kaplan +7, and has performed and recorded with numerous other jazz, funk, rock, and country bands.

RUSS KAPLAN

PIANO

Ruth earned her Master of Music at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is Suzuki Trained through Volume 4.
She has been teaching individual and group lessons to students for more than 10 years.  She has performed as featured soloist in concerts at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

RUTH TUMPALAN

VIOLIN, SUZUKI VIOLIN, PIANO

Will is a graduate of the LA College of Music (Formerly LA Music Academy).  His professional career began at 14 and he has since done everything from orchestral/classical to musical theater to top 40 work - years of practical experience that he is eager to pass on to In Tune's students.

WILL EVERSDEN

DRUMS

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