Faculty & Staff

Join us and our esteemed faculty.

For nearly a century, 92Y School of Music has been a training ground for great talent. With an exceptional faculty of performers and recording artists, 92Y offers the best and broadest music education opportunities in New York City.

We’re eager to meet you!

Faculty Highlights

Yana Stotland, 92Y School of Music Director

A musician from the age of 7, Yana is also an accomplished music educator and arts administrator, continually surveying the ever-changing landscape of music education to bring current best practices to 92Y’s School of Music. As Director, she works closely with individual students and parents to help them choose classes, instruments and lesson plans that will make their musical journeys fulfilling and instill a lifelong love of music.

Prior to joining 92Y, Yana was associate director at American Classical Orchestra, where she played a key role in presenting concerts and events and led marketing and public relations efforts. She was also Music Director at the Lucy Moses School, one of the largest community music schools in the country, and she served as the executive director of the Dalcroze School of Music (in New York).

Yana has taught music theory at Long Island University (C.W. Post) and piano at the United Nations International School; she has an M.M. in Music History and a B.M. in Piano Performance from Queens College and is fluent in Russian.

School of music Staff

Michael C. O’Day, Administrative Assistant

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Private Instruction Faculty
Group Instruction

The School of Music offers group instruction classes for children, teens and adults. View the list of instructors below (if available, online bios provided).

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Collette Black

Andy Blanco

Karen Bogardus
Chamber Music

Rupert Boyd
Classical Guitar

Douglas Bradford
Music Technology

Mandy Chiu

Michael Cioffero
Classical Guitar

Dan Cooper

Carey Cromelin
Movers and

Norma Jeanne
Cabaret and

Mary Feinsinger
Broadway at 92Y

Anya Fidelia

Anna Khanina

Shoichi (Sean)
Director, 92Y

Brian Landrus
Woodwind and
Jazz Ensemble

Ed MacEachen
Jazz Workshop

Tony Mason

David Miller
Bassoon and

Gabriella Musacchia
Baby Rhythms

Milica Paranosic
Music Technology

Gene Pritsker
Music Technology

Jamie Reynolds
Jazz Piano

Nelson Riveros

Louis Rosen
Music Theory,
Music Appreciation

Esther Schwartz
Chamber Music

Wendy Stern

Paul Williams
The Music Room

Max Zuckerman

Chamber Music Coaches

Professional coaching culminating in a performance. Flexible scheduling. Groups formed based on level, repertoire interests and availability. All instruments and levels welcome.

For information, please call 212.415.5580.

Debbie Schmidt, director


Debbie is the former principal horn of the Mexico City Philharmonic. In the New York area, Ms. Schmidt has made solo appearances with the Hofstra Orchestra, Westchester Chamber Orchestra, Lincoln Center presents "Principally Poulenc" festival, Bard Festival, Orchestra of the Bronx, Vassar College Chorale, and Long Island Choral Society. With the Modern Brass Quintet Debbie has toured the Northeast, appearing in recital and school concerts reaching thousands of children. In this area, she has appeared in education and outreach programs for the New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, Midori, Princeton Symphony and New Philharmonic of New Jersey.

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Aminda Asher

Alicia Bennett

Karen Bogardus

Keith Bonner

Emily Bruskin

Bridget Fitzgerald

James Jeter

Luba Poliak

Anna Rabinova

Esther Schwartz

Tania Tachkova

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