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Piano (Classical)

Maxim Anikushin

Maxim Anikushin

Dr. Anikushin has given numerous solo, concerto and chamber music performances at such important venues in New York City as Stern Hall of Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall of Carnegie Hall, Merkin Recital ...

Avner Arad

Avner Arad

Israeli-born pianist Avner Arad has performed throughout North America and Europe as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Performance highlights have included engagements at Amsterdam’s ...

Steffani Bennett

Steffani Bennett

Born to two musicians, Steffani Bennett has had a love of music since birth. She is a passionate teacher, singer and musician based in NYC who loves sharing the incredible training she was fortunat ...

Fiona Bicket

Fiona Bicket

By the time she began studying classical piano in rural Australia at age four, Fiona already showed an emerging ability to improvise and play by ear. Completing the Australian Music Associate Diplo ...

Eleonor Bindman

Eleonor Bindman

Praised for her “lively, clear textured and urbane” Bach performances and her “impressive clarity of purpose and a full grasp of the music’s spirit” (Allan Kozinn, ...

Zelma Bodzin

Zelma Bodzin

Zelma Bodzin, pianist, has performed in recital, as soloist with orchestra, chamber musician and collaborative pianist with singers, instrumentalists and choruses, appearing in New York at Weill Ha ...

Javor Bracic

Javor Bracic

The Croatian pianist Javor Bracic is the first prize winner of international piano competitions in Italy, Croatia and Belgium. At his Carnegie Hall debut recital he was hailed by New York ...

Brian Charette

Brian Charette

Brian Charette is active in all areas of music; production, instruction and performance. As a performer, he is a Hammond endorsed, Steeplechase and Positone recording artist, currently #5 on t ...

Jiuan-Jiuan Chiou

Jiuan-Jiuan Chiou

Jiuan-Jiuan Chiou, a native of Taiwan, is a pianist as well as piano instructor. She has long been devoted to piano pedagogy and musical learning in addition to having performed throughout Asia and ...

Simona Frenkel

Simona Frenkel

Simona Frenkel established herself as a versatile international performer.

She is a winner of numerous international competitions, including Concertino Prague, Czech Republic and Mykola L ...

Renana Gutman

Renana Gutman

Lauded by The New York Times for her “Passionate and insightful” playing, Renana Gutman performed as a soloist with Jerusalem, Haifa, Lansing Symphony Orchestras and other ...

Julia Hamos

Julia Hamos

Hungarian-American pianist Julia Hamos has performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician, notably in Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Liszt Academy ...

Helen Kashap

Helen Kashap

Canadian-American pianist Helen Kashap has been heard as a soloist with several major North American Orchestras. Described as, “Hands-down the most dynamic and exciting young pianist I’ ...

Anna Khanina

Anna Khanina

Anna Khanina started her musical education at the age of five, and in 1996 she graduated with honors from the famous Gnessin School of Music in Moscow for gifted children, where she studied wi ...

Arielle Levioff

Arielle Levioff

Described as “elegant” by The New York Times, pianist Arielle Levioff has appeared as a soloist in some of New York City’s most prestigious venues including Stern Auditor ...

Luke Marantz

Luke Marantz

Luke Marantz is a New York City based pianist and composer from Texas. Born to a musical family, his studies began at an early age with piano, voice, saxophone and visual art. A graduate of the Boo ...

Hector Martignon

Hector Martignon

New York based-, Colombian born Hector Martignon has composed, orchestrated, produced, performed and recorded music in a wide spectrum of genres, from classical and crossover, to jazz and world mus ...

John McCauley

John McCauley

John McCauley joined the 92Y School of Music faculty in 1997. He teaches beginner and advanced students from ...

Katherine Miller

Katherine Miller

Katherine is an active solo performer as well as chamber musician based in New York City. She has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious halls including the Weill Recital Hall at C ...

Zach Mo

Zach Mo

Pianist Zach Mo has had a wide-ranging variety of performing and teaching experiences around the globe. His performance engagements have taken him to Europe, Asia, as well as the United States, as ...

Derin Oge

Derin Oge

Born in Istanbul, residing in Brooklyn, Derin Öge brings a worldly and eclectic view to the music that she plays. With a classical and contemporary training, she is at home on the concert stage and ...

Mark Pakman

Mark Pakman

Mark Pakman, M.M., Moscow State Conservatory; Certificate, International Institute for Chamber Music, Munich. Studies with Vladimir Natanson, Maria Grinberg, Nina Svetlanova. Masterclasses: Demus, ...

Alexandra Pitocchi

Alexandra Pitocchi

Alexandra Pitocchi, an active pianist and teacher, was born in Massapequa, NY. Starting at a young age, she developed a deep love for classical music and found the piano to be a great source of sol ...

Luba Poliak

Luba Poliak

Pianist Luba Poliak made her professional debut at the age of eleven with the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then, she has appeared on four continents as a soloist, recitalist and chambe ...

Dina Pruzhansky

Dina Pruzhansky

Dina Pruzhansky is a Russian born, Israeli raised pianist, composer and educator, based in New York. Ms. Pruzhansky is a post-graduate alumna from Mannes School of Music in collaborative piano, whe ...

Magdalene Rolka

Magdalene Rolka

Magdalene Rolka was born in Chicago and started playing piano at the age of three. She started performing when she was five years old and played her first full recital at age ten. She spent her chi ...

James Sheppard

James Sheppard

Long Island native, James Sheppard, is a conservatory trained musician based out of Yorkville, NY. James works as a versatile performer, specializing in a range of different styles from music of th ...

Melissa Shiflett

Melissa Shiflett

Melissa Shiflett's degrees are in music composition and piano and were received from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, where she studied with Grace Welsh, Helen Watson, William Fer ...

Ruth Spencer

Ruth Spencer

Ruth Albert Spencer is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music. Her major teachers include Frank Sheridan, Carl Schacter and Leopold Mannes. She did her graduate work at Queens College (CUNY). Pr ...

Tania Tachkova

Tania Tachkova

Pianist Tania Tachkova has been praised by critics for performances that are “white-hot” and “very impressive.” She has appeared as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musicia ...

Reed Tetzloff

Reed Tetzloff

The young American pianist, Reed Tetzloff, is one of the brightest stars of a new generation of musicians. He enthralls audiences with his “magical tone” (The Cincinnati Enquirer) and & ...

Alison Thomas

Alison Thomas

Alison Thomas has been a member of the 92nd Street Y School of Music faculty since 1998, teaching private piano lessons. She earned her MM at Manhattan School of Music and her PhD in piano performa ...

Antonio Truyols

Antonio Truyols

Antonio Truyols is an educator, composer and performer with a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Studies from UNC Greensboro and Master's Degree in Film Composition from NYU. In addition to teaching ...

Peter Yarin

Peter Yarin

Peter Yarin is a NYC-based pianist, whose unique approach to teaching, writing and performing, bridges classical, contemporary and jazz styles. Featured on the Grammy-winning recording Music fr ...

Piano (Jazz)

Fiona Bicket

Fiona Bicket

By the time she began studying classical piano in rural Australia at age four, Fiona already showed an emerging ability to improvise and play by ear. Completing the Australian Music Associate Diplo ...

Brian Charette

Brian Charette

Brian Charette is active in all areas of music; production, instruction and performance. As a performer, he is a Hammond endorsed, Steeplechase and Positone recording artist, currently #5 on t ...

Luke Marantz

Luke Marantz

Luke Marantz is a New York City based pianist and composer from Texas. Born to a musical family, his studies began at an early age with piano, voice, saxophone and visual art. A graduate of the Boo ...

Hector Martignon

Hector Martignon

New York based-, Colombian born Hector Martignon has composed, orchestrated, produced, performed and recorded music in a wide spectrum of genres, from classical and crossover, to jazz and world mus ...

James Reynolds

James Reynolds

James Reynolds is a freelance jazz pianist in New York City. He teaches group piano and private jazz piano and composition lessons at the 92nd Street Y.

Jamie is very active on the jazz s ...

Antonio Truyols

Antonio Truyols

Antonio Truyols is an educator, composer and performer with a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Studies from UNC Greensboro and Master's Degree in Film Composition from NYU. In addition to teaching ...

Peter Yarin

Peter Yarin

Peter Yarin is a NYC-based pianist, whose unique approach to teaching, writing and performing, bridges classical, contemporary and jazz styles. Featured on the Grammy-winning recording Music fr ...

Voice, Classical & Popular

Steffani Bennett

Steffani Bennett

Born to two musicians, Steffani Bennett has had a love of music since birth. She is a passionate teacher, singer and musician based in NYC who loves sharing the incredible training she was fortunat ...

Vicki Burns

Vicki Burns

Vicki Burns has been teaching children and adults to sing in both private lessons and classes in school settings since 1984. She is thrilled to be joining the staff of the Music School at 92Y! ...

Simona Frenkel

Simona Frenkel

Simona Frenkel established herself as a versatile international performer.

She is a winner of numerous international competitions, including Concertino Prague, Czech Republic and Mykola L ...

Ann Hoyt

Ann Hoyt

Chair of Vocal Department, Voice, Chorus and Glee! Originally from Menomonie, Wisconsin Ann Hoyt has been living in NYC since 1994. She received her Masters in Music from Manhattan School of Music ...

Gina Morgano

Gina Morgano

Gina Morgano is a teacher and performer who aspires to create a world of beauty and instill hope for a better tomorrow. With warmth and enthusiasm, she inspires students to dream big, work hard and ...

Melanie Scholtz

Melanie Scholtz

Melanie Scholtz is a South African born, award winning jazz singer and composer. Playing piano since the age of 5, she went on to study classical singing at the Eoan Group before completing an Oper ...

Melissa Stylianou

Melissa Stylianou

Jazz singer/songwriter Melissa Stylianou has been turning heads and capturing hearts for over 20 years from her native Toronto to her adopted home of New York City, from intimate club residencies t ...

Sarah Tolar

Sarah Tolar

Sarah Tolar was born into a musical family in Colorado with professional singers as parents and began performing at a young age with her family. Although her early influences were folk and country ...

Violin

Inna Berkhin

Inna Berkhin

Inna Berkhin is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, as well as a former member of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and Moscow Philharmonic. Since arriving in the United States, Ms. Berkhin has perfo ...

Lani King Chang

Lani King Chang

Violinist and Violist Lani King Chang has performed as soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician throughout the US, Europe, and Taiwan. Formerly a tenured member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestr ...

Bridget Fitzgerald

Bridget Fitzgerald

Bridget Fitzgerald, violin, is a soloist and chamber musician based in Brooklyn. She performs and records around the world with an eclectic roster of ensembles spanning a variety of genres includin ...

Elise Frawley

Elise Frawley

Elise Frawley enjoys playing viola in a variety of venues, from Carnegie Hall to Rockwood Music Hall. She has performed with the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra at the Metropolitan Opera House, t ...

Julie Kurtzman

Julie Kurtzman

Juliet Kurtzman began playing the violin at age 7, and was quickly discovered as a child prodigy. At the age of ten, she began winning competitions, and soloing with orchestras such as the Houston ...

Viola

Inna Berkhin

Inna Berkhin

Inna Berkhin is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, as well as a former member of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and Moscow Philharmonic. Since arriving in the United States, Ms. Berkhin has perfo ...

Lani King Chang

Lani King Chang

Violinist and Violist Lani King Chang has performed as soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician throughout the US, Europe, and Taiwan. Formerly a tenured member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestr ...

Bridget Fitzgerald

Bridget Fitzgerald

Bridget Fitzgerald, violin, is a soloist and chamber musician based in Brooklyn. She performs and records around the world with an eclectic roster of ensembles spanning a variety of genres includin ...

Elise Frawley

Elise Frawley

Elise Frawley enjoys playing viola in a variety of venues, from Carnegie Hall to Rockwood Music Hall. She has performed with the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra at the Metropolitan Opera House, t ...

Cello

Aminda Asher

Aminda Asher

Aminda Asher is an active performer of orchestral and chamber music in New York City. She has appeared in concerts at many of New York’s greatest performance venues including Carnegie Hall, T ...

Bass/Bass Guitar

Joe Fitzgerald

Joe Fitzgerald

Bassist Joe Fitzgerald has been a vital part of the New York music scene for nearly three decades. He has a wide range of performance experience in major venues large and small all over the world, ...

Christopher North

Christopher North

Christopher North is a composer for film, TV / original series, theater, dance and various ensembles. He's also a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumental musician, having performed at Carnegie ...

Guitar

Chris Bergson

Chris Bergson

New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee guitarist/singer Chris Bergson recently returned from a three week tour in Europe with acclaimed soul singer Ellis Hooks including headlining festivals in Franc ...

George England

George England

A native of Northern California, George England resides in New York City where he performs and teaches classical and modern guitar. His concerts span several style periods and highlight rare works ...

Robin Greenstein

Robin Greenstein

A rootsy musician from New York City, Robin Greenstein straddles the worlds of traditional and contemporary folk/blues. Her resume includes working with folk legend Hedy West, songwriting for Bob D ...

Andrew Hartman

Andrew Hartman

Guitarist Andrew Hartman is active as a performer, composer and educator in the New York City area. Performing as a bandleader and sideman, Hartman regularly works in a variety of genres, incl ...

Koh Kazama

Koh Kazama

A New York City native, Koh Kazama is a concert guitarist and educator who has performed throughout Japan and the United States. He started his guitar studies at the age of six, after being inspire ...

Ed MacEachen

Ed MacEachen

Ed MacEachen is a jazz guitarist who got his professional start in 1977 in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio where he studied with Bill D'Arrango (sideman with Ben Webster and Dizzy Gillespie). E ...

Max Zuckerman

Max Zuckerman

Guitarist Max Zuckerman is a multifaceted guitarist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He received his Master of Music Degree from the Yale School of Music where he studied with B ...

Flute

Rie Schmidt

Rie Schmidt

Rie Schmidt is a graduate of SUNY Purchase College Conservatory. She teaches flute at 92nd Street Y, The Bloomingdale School of Music, the Allen-Stevenson School in New York City and the Suzuki Mus ...

Wendy Stern

Wendy Stern

Flutist Wendy Stern received her Master of Music Degree from the Juilliard School, where she was a scholarship student of Julius Baker and Samuel Baron. She has also studied with Toshio Takahashi a ...

Clarinet

Alicia Bennett

Alicia Bennett

Alicia Bennett has lived in New York since 2001 and is active as a clarinetist and private music teacher in the New York area. In addition to a private studio, Alicia teaches at the 92nd Street Y a ...

Bassoon

Leonard Hindell

Leonard Hindell began his bassoon studies while at the High School of Music and Art in New York. After graduation, he attended the Manhattan School of Music, where he won the Harold Bauer Award. Upon graduation in 1964 he joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. In 1972 he became a member of the ...

James Jeter

James Jeter

James Jeter, bassoon, has an international reputation as a soloist and chamber musician, with various performances in Europe, South America and Asia. In 2010, he toured internationally as principal ...

David Miller

David Miller

After graduating from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, David Miller began his professional career in Washington, D.C. with the National Symphony Orchestra followed by membership in the U.S ...

Saxophone

Brian Landrus

Brian Landrus

Brian Landrus is a low woodwind player and composer based in Brooklyn NY. He grew up in Reno, NV and was born September 14th, 1978. He began playing saxophone at 12 and was performing professionall ...

Kyle Landry

Kyle Landry

Dr. Kyle Landry is a dynamic and engaging contemporary saxophonist, composer, artist and music educator originally from Detroit Michigan.

As a performer and composer, Kyle has dedicated h ...

Recorder

Alicia Bennett

Alicia Bennett

Alicia Bennett has lived in New York since 2001 and is active as a clarinetist and private music teacher in the New York area. In addition to a private studio, Alicia teaches at the 92nd Street Y a ...

David Miller

David Miller

After graduating from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, David Miller began his professional career in Washington, D.C. with the National Symphony Orchestra followed by membership in the U.S ...

Brass

Debbie Schmidt

Debbie Schmidt

Debbie Schmidt 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, L ...

Percussion

Cesare Papetti

Cesare Papetti

Cesare Papetti is a percussionist who lives in Brooklyn and works in and around New York City teaching and performing. He studied classical and contemporary percussion at Purchase College in New Yo ...

Arei Sekiguchi

Arei Sekiguchi

Tokyo-native Arei Sekiguchi took up drums after early studies in classical piano and marimba. His first exposure to international performance came through tours of the U.S. and Europe with Up With ...

Brad Wentworth

Brad Wentworth

Brad Wentworth is a freelance drummer in New York City. He has been lucky to perform with Oliver Wood, Melissa Ferrick, Aretha Franklin and Zs and currently performs with Michael Bellar’s As- ...

Jordan Young

Jordan Young

In the last 15 years drummer Jordan Young has been making a name for himself as one of the premier jazz drummers in New York City. He has performed with and recorded as sideman for many top jazz ar ...

Composition

Kyle Landry

Kyle Landry

Dr. Kyle Landry is a dynamic and engaging contemporary saxophonist, composer, artist and music educator originally from Detroit Michigan.

As a performer and composer, Kyle has dedicated h ...

Alon Nechushtan

Alon Nechushtan

Resident of New York City, Alon has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Central Park Summer Stage, The  ...

Christopher North

Christopher North

Christopher North is a composer for film, TV / original series, theater, dance and various ensembles. He's also a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumental musician, having performed at Carnegie ...

Chris Rinaman

Chris Rinaman

Chris Rinaman is a composer, arranger and trombonist in New York City who studied at the Manhattan School of Music and whose experience encompasses jazz and orchestral performing and arranging to c ...

Antonio Truyols

Antonio Truyols

Antonio Truyols is an educator, composer and performer with a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Studies from UNC Greensboro and Master's Degree in Film Composition from NYU. In addition to teaching ...

Conducting

Tomo Matsuo

Tomo Matsuo

Chicago native Tomo Matsuo is the Music Director & Conductor of the 92Y School of Music Orchestra since 2014. Founded in 1917, the 92Y Orchestra is the longest-running community-based orchestra ...

Music Technology

Brian Charette

Brian Charette

Brian Charette is active in all areas of music; production, instruction and performance. As a performer, he is a Hammond endorsed, Steeplechase and Positone recording artist, currently #5 on t ...

John Gutowski

John Gutowski

John Gutowski is a freelance audio engineer and music producer that’s involved in every aspect of musical creation from conceptualization and composition all the way through to recording, mix ...

Luke Marantz

Luke Marantz

Luke Marantz is a New York City based pianist and composer from Texas. Born to a musical family, his studies began at an early age with piano, voice, saxophone and visual art. A graduate of the Boo ...

Gene Pritsker

Gene Pritsker

Composer/guitarist/rapper/Di.J. Gene Pritsker has written over five hundred compositions, including chamber operas, orchestral and chamber works, electro-acoustic music and songs for hip-hop and ro ...

Theory

Alon Nechushtan

Alon Nechushtan

Resident of New York City, Alon has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Central Park Summer Stage, The  ...

Christopher North

Christopher North

Christopher North is a composer for film, TV / original series, theater, dance and various ensembles. He's also a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumental musician, having performed at Carnegie ...

Gene Pritsker

Gene Pritsker

Composer/guitarist/rapper/Di.J. Gene Pritsker has written over five hundred compositions, including chamber operas, orchestral and chamber works, electro-acoustic music and songs for hip-hop and ro ...