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

Jesse Schiffman, Music School Manager
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
Cabaret


Andy Blanco
Percussion


Karen Bogardus
Chamber Music


Rupert Boyd
Classical Guitar


Douglas Bradford
Music Technology


Mandy Chiu
Piano


Michael Cioffero
Classical Guitar


Sarah Clay
Early Childhood and Voice


Dan Cooper
Composition


Carey Cromelin
Movers and
Shakers


Norma Jeanne
Curley
Cabaret and
Broadway


Mary Feinsinger
Broadway at 92Y
Chorus


Chikae Ishikawa
Voice


Anna Khanina
Piano


Theresa Kim
Piano


Shoichi (Sean)
Kubota
Director, 92Y
Community
Orchestra


Brian Landrus
Woodwind and
Jazz Ensemble


Ed MacEachen
Guitar,
Jazz Workshop


Tony Mason
Percussion


David Miller
Bassoon and
Recorder


Gabriella Musacchia
Baby Rhythms


Milica Paranosic
Music Technology


Gene Pritsker
Music Technology


Jamie Reynolds
Jazz Piano


Nelson Riveros
Guitar


Louis Rosen
Music Theory,
Music Appreciation


Esther Schwartz
Chamber Music


Wendy Stern
Flute


Paul Williams
The Music Room


Max Zuckerman
Guitar

 
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


Contact Us

For more information about the School of Music, call 212.415.5580 / email



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