SoundStage School of Music
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Guitar Co-Director of SoundStage
Geoff has been passionate about the guitar for over 30 years. His specialty is the Piedmont Blues finger picking style but he is also proficient at many other styles from rock to pop. He has a Masters in Education and has taught at public schools from the elementary to college level. Geoff released his first CD, "Pilgrim's Progress" in 2009, a live album, "Swimming To The Sun" in January 2012 and is recording his second studio album, "Kick Off Your Muddy Boots" with bandmates Paul Deck, Julie Myers and Nick Terramani at this writing.
Guitar Co-Director of SoundStage
Mickey has been teaching music for over 25 years. A professional musician since the age of 14 when he began playing drums in rock bands, over the years he has studied guitar, piano, voice and fiddle with various private teachers. His musical influences run from blues to country to jazz standards to southern rock. Mickey is also the area director of Makin’ Music a music program offering classes for preschoolers and their caregivers.
Mike Fioriglio Guitar Guitar, Bass Mike has been teaching guitar for 9 years and has a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Slippery Rock University. At Slippery Rock he played guitar in small and large jazz bands and had an original rock band called Simpleton. Mike also studied at Guitar Institute of Technology in LA under LA studio musicians David Oakes, Bruce Buckingham, Jamie Findlay, Dan Gilbert, Ross Bolton, and Dale Turner. He had a jazz band which played in LA and also played in the Drew Gasparini Band. Mike teaches using the Musician's Institute's teaching methods and is familiar with Jazz/Blues, Acoustic Instrumental, Country/Bluegrass, Latin, Folk, and Rock styles. He also plays Bass, Mandolin and Harmonica.
Strings, Voice, Piano, Guitar, Mandolin
Monique Canniere has established herself as a prominent music performer and teacher in the Philadelphia area since arriving in 2004. She received her BM in Performance at Mansfield University and her MM in Jazz Studies / Performance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is primarily known as a singer, violinist and pianist and performs many styles and genres. She appeared as the lead role in Roger & Hammerstein's "Cinderella" and has also played lead or supporting roles in "Annie" and "Is There Life After High School?" She is the lead violinist and vocalist in the Divine Hand Ensemble, an internationally acclaimed chamber group featuring strings and Theremin. Also a songwriter and composer, Monique has been commissioned to compose numerous songs and pieces which have been performed and recorded by the Divine Hand Ensemble and other groups. She is currently working on a full-length original album.
Paul Deck Drums
Over the years Paul has played in many ensembles and in a wide variety of styles including orchestral, funk, classic rock and jazz. He studied for many years with a variety of teachers including Tommy Campbell who played with jazz greats John McLaughlin and Dizzy Gillespie. Paul performed as a member of the house band at the famed Zanzibar Blue jazz club in Philadelphia. His wide experience gives him great insight into the ways that drums can be used. His goal is to teach the art of drumming with a contemporary flair while respecting the traditions of the past and helping students develop the required dexterity to express their own creativity.
Pete McRae Guitar, Cello
Pete has studied guitar with the likes of Jerry Hahn, Dave Creamer, Barry Finerty, Bill Kanengiser, and Ted Greene. Pete’s career has been highlighted by appearances on many and very different concert stages, from hard rock to opera and Sondheim, and from non-Western and avante-garde musics to Mozart and bubble-gum pop. Notables include performances and recording with superb musicians from King Crimson and Frank Zappa. and prestigious pop performers like Three Dog Night and Kenny Loggins. Pete received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Sonoma State University. He has training in Waldorf Education and instrument making, He is a pro cellist and mandolinist but he is first, last, and always a very electric rock guitarist.
Katie Eagleson Voice
Katie studied music and voice at Temple University, Neupauer Conservatory and privately. She has been performing and teaching voice in the Philadelphia area since the 1980’s. Katie has been, and continues to be the featured vocalist with Big Bands and several smaller ensembles. Along the way she has done recording work, singing background vocals, jingles, and demo versions for local songwriters. She recently released her first CD.Katie teaches proper singing technique and diction. The repertoire she teaches varies somewhat, depending on the age, capability, and taste of the student. She teaches anyone over six years old, including adults. Beginners are welcome.
Julie Myers Voice, Violin, Piano, Guitar
Julie Myers attributes her skills as a violinist, pianist, and singer to her upbringing in an incredibly musical family. Both of her parents are professional musicians. She began playing music at the age of three; she began performing professionally at eight. Julie earned the Helen Buckman Award for Outstanding Musicianship from the Bucks County Symphony Society. She has been involved in musical theater for many years playing lead roles in “Into the Woods,” and “The Music Man.” Julie has had extensive training in choral singing and has been a featured soloist in many area choirs. She serves as organist, pianist, singer, and violinist for Oak Lane Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia , PA , and was the music director for Church of the Ascension in Atlantic City, NJ . Julie is currently working as the violinist and vocalist for the Liv Devine Country Band and featured violinist in the Divine Hand Ensemble
Kent Schauble Voice, Violin, Piano, Guitar
Kent Schauble is a proud graduate of the prestigious Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where he received his Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance in 1999. He continued his career as an opera singer with such roles as Canio in I Pagliacci and Rodolfo in La Boheme with the Natchez Opera Company in Mississippi and Atlantic Coast Opera in New Jersey, among others. From 2001-2008, Kent sang with the Chorus of the Philadelphia Opera Company and spent a summer singing The Saint of Bleeker Street. He resides in Lafayette Hill and has a natural strength to communicate the proper images and vocabulary needed to teach voice parts of all types and to all ages. Kent teaches students from the Ambler Choral Society and has had a thriving vocal studio for over 5 years. In between singing with the Ambler Choral Society, Vox Amadeus Ensemble, Upper Dublin Choirsters, and the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Kent also recorded a self produced album in NY entitled “Happy Birthday, Kyle” by The Local Tourists in 2007 where both his operatic and rock voice combined with original guitar work and song writing. In May of 2013, Kent earned his K-12 teaching credentials from Eastern University for Music and was fortunate to student teach choir and orchestra at Springfield and Spring-Ford High Schools.
Jamal Jones Trumpet, Baritone
Jamal Jones is a jazz trumpeter and composer with teaching skills in music performance, composition and arranging, music theory and ear-training. Since completing his B.F.A. in Trumpet Performance and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2005, Jones has worked and recorded with such musicians as: John Swana, Dennis Wasko, Matt Gallagher and Thee Phantom. He has been a private music instructor since 2001 and has taught lessons and master classes for the Music and Arts Center, SoundStage School of Music, Philadelphia Academy of the Performing Arts and the Mount Airy Learning Tree. In September of 2007 Jones moved to Holland to obtain his M.M. in Jazz Composition & Arranging from The Conservatorium van Amsterdam. During his two year stay in Amsterdam he performed, composed and recorded with original ensembles of his own and also for fellow students and jazz orchestras throughout the Netherlands. Jones completed his degree in June 2009 and in August was admitted as a member of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop with Jim McNeely and Mike Holober.
Nick Terramani Bass, Guitar, Piano, Violin
Growing up with a professional jazz guitarist for a father, Nick Terramani has been around music his entire life. He earned his degree in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College, which he chose based on its well regarded music program. While at college, Nick was an active musician on and off campus, performing in a wide variety of ensembles including the Lebanon Valley Jazz Band, symphony orchestra, small jazz ensemble and college choir. Since graduating, he has also begun performing professionally at weddings and other live music establishments. During his student teaching experience in the Cornwall Lebanon School District, he taught elementary general music and high school orchestra. This experience equipped Nick with new and innovative approaches to teaching. Nick believes in creating tailored lessons for each student in order to help them achieve their own individual goals. He loves teaching and has experience working with students of all ages.
Becky Ruiz Piano
Becky Ruiz is a lifelong pianist who began her studies at Settlement Music School when she was eight years old. While there, she won a scholarship which allowed her to enhance her classical piano studies with coursework in Music Theory. Upon graduation from High School, Becky was accepted into the Esther Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University, where she completed her degree in Piano Pedagogy. Becky also performs as an accompanyist for two services each Sunday at a Methodist church in New Jersey.
Jerry Tate Piano
Jerry tate began his musical journey at the age of eight at the Settlement Music School for Classical Performance and Composition. He graduated from the Creative and Performing Arts High School and is currently a senior at the University of the Arts for Jazz Piano Performance and Composition. As a performer, he has played at venues throughout the tri-state area, including Chris' Jazz Cafe, North By Northwest, and the West Oak Lane Jazz Festival. He has served as a band leader and as choir director for two churches. He has taught piano to private students and groups for eight years. His teaching methods encompass a diverse range of musical styles from classical to jazz, rock, latin and hip-hop. Jerry sees the opportunity to teach as a privilege and strives to provide every student with the tools needed to achieve that to which they aspire as a musician, and help them to grow as an individual in the world.
Ya-Jhu Yang is a Taiwanese composer and pianist who took a Master's Degree in Composition from the Manhattan School of Music in 2009. She also earned an Artist Diploma from the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia in 2011. Ya-Jhu began playing piano at age five, flute at age eleven and, after years of improvising on piano in church, took her first composition lesson at age fifteen. Now, in addition to her teaching at SoundStage, Ya-Jhu is the music director and organist at Gloria Dei Church in Huntingdon Valley, music teacher at Kohelet Yeshiva High School and a freelance composer.
Sabrina Clarke Piano
Pianist, composer, and music educator, Sabrina Clarke has been playing the piano since the age of four. Sabrina is a doctoral student in music composition with an emphasis in piano performance at the Boyer College of Music, Temple University, where she teaches aural theory as a graduate teaching assistant. She holds a Master of Music Degree in music composition from Temple, and a Bachelor of Arts in music theory and composition from McDaniel College. She is an alumna of the Hood College Music Preparatory, and the European American Musical Alliance summer composition program in Paris, France. Sabrina is a versatile pianist, with both solo and collaborative performance experience. Her main compositional interests are chamber, choral, and orchestral music, and her works have been performed by numerous vocal, instrumental, and large ensembles. She currently serves as president of con Templum, Temple Uiversity's chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc.
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