Our Faculty

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Our faculty includes some of the area’s top performers and music educators. Extensive biographies for all Faculty members are available upon request.

NOTE: Half hourly rates vary by instructor and range from $45 to $60. Please contact us for detailed rates. 45 minute, 60 minute, and longer lessons are also available.

Martin Fett (Cello)

M.M. Manhattan School of Music. Active New York and Connecticut freelance artist. Extensive solo, chamber, orchestral, opera and Broadway performances. Private teaching in New York and Greenwich.

Loretta Goudis (Violin and Viola)

Graduate of Tbilisi Conservatory, Republic of Georgia. First violinist in the National Opera and Ballet Theater for over 21 years. Extensive private teaching in Fairfield County. A number of her students went on to become prize-winning performers.

Mariella Haubs (Violin and Viola)

My name is Mariella Haubs and I have a Master‘s degree in violin per- formance from The Juilliard School. I am Suzuki teacher trained and my past teaching experience includes The Juilliard School‘s Pre-College Division, the Noel Pointer Founda- tion, various public schools in NYC and a private teaching studio since 2013. I teach in both English and German and take students of all ages starting at age 3. I would love to support you on your musical journey and look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

Tod Hedrick (Double Bass)

Studied with Constantin Popescu and earned a B.M. from the New York University’s Jazz Performance Department. Member Ridgefield Symphony, Greenwich Symphony and several other area chamber groups and symphonic orchestras. He has played West Side Story in China, with a jazz trio in Switzerland, and is the double bassist in the Bar Harbor, Maine Music Festival. Performed in many top jazz clubs in New York City, including Birdland and Smalls. He has several CDs to his credit, including three with Elan Mehler and Half Seas Over.

Yaroslav Kargin (Violin and Viola)

Graduate of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Yale University School of Music. Performed around the globe under leading conductors and with world renowed soloists. Active solo and chamber music career in the New York City area. Has taught at the Yale School of Music, the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and is on the faculty at the Festival Eleazar de Carvalho in Fortaleza, Brazil. Private teaching in Fairfield County.

Vladimir Morgovsky (Cello)

M.M. Leningrad State Conservatory, where he served as Associate Professor of Chamber Music. In the U.S. since 1980, he served as a principal cellist of the Masterwork Chorus Orchestra, St. Cecilia and Tchaikovsky Chamber Orchestras, and New Jersey Pops. Performed internationally and taught cello and chamber music at Montclair State College and Hastings-on-Hudson Creative Art Center. Orchestra Director of Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY from 1995 to 2011. Teaches privately in New York and Greenwich.

Naomi Onda (Piano)

Graduate of the Osaka University of Arts. Frequent performer on many stages both in the U.S.A. and in Japan. Released several albums on sale all over the world. Pianist for the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Teaching in the tri-state area.

Tatiana Pikayzen (Piano)

M.M. and Ph.D. Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Top prize winner of the International Vienna Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Moscow International Piano Competition, and others. Recordings on “Muzyka” and “21st Century Virtuosos” labels. Currently performing and giving master classes throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music. Private teaching in Connecticut.

Constantin Popescu (Double Bass and Violone)

Graduate of the Bucharest Conservatory, Romania and the Juilliard School. Winner of the ISB Solo Competition. Founder of The Bottesini Duo. World renowned soloist. Principal Bass Greenwich Symphony and performs with the New York Philharmonic. Teaches in Connecticut.

Melanie Sasaki (Violin, Viola and Piano)

Manhattan School of Music and B.A. SUNY Purchase Conservatory. Member of Ridgefield Symphony and frequent performer with numerous tri-state area ensembles. Private teaching in Connecticut and New York.

Brenda Vincent (Violin and Viola)

B.M. Peabody Conservatory of Music. Extensive experience performing with orchestras, opera and ballet companies and chamber ensembles  coast to coast, as well as Broadway shows. Recorded many pop, jazz, latin and new music albums, received several awards and grants, and lectured on jazz at UMass Amherst. Currently performs with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Bar Harbor Chamber Orchestra and others, and is Concert-master for Roger Holland Gospel Choir and Orchestra. Teaches privately in New York and Greenwich.