The relationship with your teacher is key to building success as a musician.  To build this relationship, you need a caring, experienced guide to stay on track and achieve your goals.  We understand this at WCMS and have built a musical community with an experienced faculty at its center. We have teachers for all ages and playing abilities.  Let them be your guide.

You'll find our teachers are backed by years of teaching and join us with world class training from schools such as New England Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, Royal College of Music, Yale School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory, and Longy School of Music. Our teachers love to perform too and are eager to pass along their knowledge as professional musicians.

We invite you to explore our Faculty Pages. You'll find our faculty are teaching artists with training and performance experience in classical, blues, jazz, musical theater, rock/pop, Brazilian, opera, sacred, Flamenco, and country music genres. Click on a department to view faculty and biographies. After viewing a department, click its title to close.

Accompanists

Karla Kelley Brenner
Accompanist
Elyse Wilson Foote
Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Group Keyboard, Accompanist
Yukiko Shimazaki
Early Childhood Music, Accompanist
Olga Talroze
Piano, Chamber Music Coach, Accompanist

Blues & Folk Instruments

Tim Gartland
Harmonica
Tad Hitchcock
Beatles Ensemble Coach, Blues Ensemble Coach, Guitar, Ukulele

Brass

Marina Krickler
French Horn; Chamber Music Coach
Mark Rohr
Trombone, Baritone Horn, Tuba
Jeanne Snodgrass
Trumpet, Trumpet Ensemble Coach
Dan Teager
Trumpet

Early Childhood

Adriana Ausch-Simmel
Early Childhood Music, Dalcroze Eurhythmics
Jim Conner
Recorder, Dalcroze Eurhythmics
Elyse Wilson Foote
Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Group Keyboard, Accompanist
Eiko Ishizuka
Piano, Dalcroze Eurhythmics
Sylvia Schwartz
Suzuki Group Violin, Dalcroze Eurhythmics
Yukiko Shimazaki
Early Childhood Music, Accompanist

Ensemble Coaches

Vartan Aghababian
String Sinfonietta Conductor, Music Theory and Composition, Music Appreciation
Pamela Ambrose
Cello, Chamber Music Coach
Anne Bennett
Cello, Chamber Music Coach
Ben Bourgeois
Guitar, Youth Rock Band Coach
Elzbieta Brandys
Flute, Chamber Music Coach
Maurice Cahen
Guitar, Guitar Ensemble Coach
Mina Cho
Piano, Jazz Ensemble Coach
Harvey Diamond
Jazz Ensemble Coach, Piano
Glenn Dickson
Clarinet, Village Band Coach
James Doran
Guitar, Rock & Blues Band Coach
Tad Hitchcock
Beatles Ensemble Coach, Blues Ensemble Coach, Guitar, Ukulele
Marina Krickler
French Horn; Chamber Music Coach
Yun Lee
Piano, Chamber Music Coach
Jessica Lizak
Flute, Chamber Music Coach
Bianca Oglice
Piano, Chamber Music Coach
Karen Oosterbaan
Violin, Chamber Music Coach
Olga Patramanska-Bell
Violin, Chamber Music Coach
Mark Pucci
Bass, Jazz Ensemble Coach, Motown Band Coach, Music Appreciation
Norina Rowen
Voice, Vocal Ensemble Coach
Roy Sansom
Recorder, Jenks Recorder Ensemble Coach
Jeanne Snodgrass
Trumpet, Trumpet Ensemble Coach
Olga Talroze
Piano, Chamber Music Coach, Accompanist
Rieko Tanaka
Piano, Chamber Music Coach
Alexander Vavilov
Violin, Viola, Chamber Music Coach
Mike Verge
Songwriting, Group Guitar, Adult Cover Band Coach, Youth Rock Band Coach
Noralee Walker
Violin, Viola, Chamber Music Coach
Valerie Walton
Clarinet, Saxophone, Jazz Flute, Saxophone Ensemble
Sylvie Zakarian
Percussion, Percussion Ensemble Coach

Guitar

Ben Bourgeois
Guitar, Youth Rock Band Coach
Maurice Cahen
Guitar, Guitar Ensemble Coach
James Doran
Guitar, Rock & Blues Band Coach
Tad Hitchcock
Beatles Ensemble Coach, Blues Ensemble Coach, Guitar, Ukulele
Mike Verge
Songwriting, Group Guitar, Adult Cover Band Coach, Youth Rock Band Coach

Music Appreciation

Vartan Aghababian
String Sinfonietta Conductor, Music Theory and Composition, Music Appreciation
Mark Pucci
Bass, Jazz Ensemble Coach, Motown Band Coach, Music Appreciation

Music Theory and Composition

Vartan Aghababian
String Sinfonietta Conductor, Music Theory and Composition, Music Appreciation

Music Therapy

Monika Gibbons
Music Therapy

Percussion

Carl Puglisi
Percussion, Drum Set
Sylvie Zakarian
Percussion, Percussion Ensemble Coach

Piano

Heather Bissell
Piano, Suzuki Piano, Group Keyboard
Mina Cho
Piano, Jazz Ensemble Coach
Dana Dalton
Piano
Harvey Diamond
Jazz Ensemble Coach, Piano
Kaeza Fearn
Piano
Elyse Wilson Foote
Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Group Keyboard, Accompanist
Jorge Ibanez
Piano
Eiko Ishizuka
Piano, Dalcroze Eurhythmics
Jinie Kim-Han
Piano
Yoshiko Kline
Piano
John Kramer
Piano
Yun Lee
Piano, Chamber Music Coach
Barbara Lieurance
Piano
Bianca Oglice
Piano, Chamber Music Coach
Connie Reisdorf
Piano
Asako Shibata
Piano
Olga Talroze
Piano, Chamber Music Coach, Accompanist
Rieko Tanaka
Piano, Chamber Music Coach
Sarah Tocco
Piano
Laura Ziegler
Piano

Recording/Production

Matt Pendergast
Recording & Production Coordinator; Recording & Mix Engineer

Songwriting

Mike Verge
Songwriting, Group Guitar, Adult Cover Band Coach, Youth Rock Band Coach

Strings

Pamela Ambrose
Cello, Chamber Music Coach
MaeLynn Arnold
Suzuki Violin
Anne Bennett
Cello, Chamber Music Coach
Sandi-Jo Malmon
Cello
Karen Oosterbaan
Violin, Chamber Music Coach
Olga Patramanska-Bell
Violin, Chamber Music Coach
Mark Pucci
Bass, Jazz Ensemble Coach, Motown Band Coach, Music Appreciation
Sylvia Schwartz
Suzuki Group Violin, Dalcroze Eurhythmics
Gabriel Solomon
Suzuki Violin
Alexander Vavilov
Violin, Viola, Chamber Music Coach
Noralee Walker
Violin, Viola, Chamber Music Coach

Voice

Melissa Glaister
Voice
Norina Rowen
Voice, Vocal Ensemble Coach

Woodwinds

Elzbieta Brandys
Flute, Chamber Music Coach
Jim Conner
Recorder, Dalcroze Eurhythmics
Glenn Dickson
Clarinet, Village Band Coach
Kyoko Hida-Battaglia
Oboe
Meghan Jacoby
Flute
Jessica Lizak
Flute, Chamber Music Coach
Terry Myers
Bassoon
Roy Sansom
Recorder, Jenks Recorder Ensemble Coach
Valerie Walton
Clarinet, Saxophone, Jazz Flute, Saxophone Ensemble