Faculty, Staff and Board
Faculty, Staff and Board

Meet the Bloomingdale faculty, staff and Board

Bloomingdale is deeply proud of our experienced, qualified, and caring faculty, staff, and board. 

Our faculty

Each of our faculty brings a wealth of performing and teaching experience to Bloomingdale. Browse their individual profiles below to learn about their unique interests, qualifications, and teaching styles. 

Aaron Butler
Early Childhood
Alejandro Cote
Guitar, Ukulele
Alicia Bennett
Clarinet
Allison Lander
Piano
Amber Evans
Voice
Anna Khanina
Piano
Brandon Vazquez
Trumpet, Ensembles, Chamber Music, Trumpet Ensemble
Carrie Frey
Violin, Viola, Chamber Music
Christine Browning
Voice, Broadway Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble
Claudia Schaer
Violin
Daniel Bennett
Saxophone, Jazz
Daniel Lamas
Viola, Violin
Douglas Marriner
Percussion, Ensembles
Ed Broms
Music Theory, Electric Bass
Eli Asher
Jazz, Trumpet
Eric Phinney
Percussion, Ensembles, Percussion Ensemble
Frank Cohen
Trumbone, Euphonium, Tuba, Jazz
Gili Sharett
Bassoon
Jamie Fox
Guitar, Jazz
Jessica Park
Violin
Jocelyn Medina
Voice, Jazz
Jordan Pettay
Saxophone, Jazz
Jose Maldonado
Guitar, Guitar Orchestra
Judith Olson
Piano, Chamber Music
Kaoru Hinata
Flute, Chamber Music, Ensembles
Katherine Hoffman
Flute, Recorder, Voice
Lauren Greenberg
Voice
Ling Lopez
Violin, Intermediate Orchestra, Ensembles
Lisa Pike
French Horn, Chamber Music
Lynn Rice-See
Piano
Marc Peloquin
Piano
Margalit Cantor
Cello, Chamber Music
Marianela Torres
Piano
Mark Appling
Guitar
Mark Katsaounis
Percussion
Mark Mollica
Jazz, Applied Jazz Improv
Mica Poerio
Violin, Viola
Michael Cochrane
Piano, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz
Mina Kusumoto
Piano
Molly Aronson
Cello
Monica Verona
Piano
Naho Parrini
Violin, Chamber Orchestra
Nora Spielman
Guitar
Nuno Marques
Piano
Olga Gurevich
Piano
Rachel Querreveld
Voice, Ensembles
Rebekah Griffin Greene
Double Bass, Preparatory Orchestra, Ensembles
Rhiannon Banerdt
Violin
Rie Schmidt
Flute
Roberto Hidalgo
Piano
Sebastian Cruz
Guitar
Shoshana Vogel
Early Childhood
Tahira Clayton
Voice, Jazz Choir, Ensembles
Tereasa Payne
Flute, Flute Choir, Ensembles
Tim McCullough
Piano
Weiwei Zhai
Piano
Yvonne Troxler
Composition, Chamber Music, Piano, Ensembles
Zach Lapidus
Piano, Jazz

Our Staff

Meet our administrative staff responsible for registration, student services, education, development, marketing, operations, concert presenting, and more.

Asata N'gonzi
Brandon Vazquez
Erika S. Floreska
Jillian Flexner
John Gattis
Laura Gravino
Linda Zhang
Ling Lopez
Lohengrin Velasquez
Margalit Cantor
Mark Appling
Senami Atinkpahoun
Veronica Riner

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Erika s. Floreska

As BSM moves into the next 50 years, we are deepening our connection to the community. We envision a world where music education is available and accessible by anyone who has interest in learning, listening, or playing music. Please stop by and visit, hear a concert, or take a lesson. We are YOUR center for music education on the Upper West Side since 1964.

Our Board

Kenneth Michaels, President
Bradley Kulman, Vice President
Paul Ness, Treasurer
Mati Adler
Susan Lanter Blank
Amy Brenna
Jean Marie DeVeaux
Sherry Glied
Patrice Jean
Burton Kassell
Andrea Gural
Catherine McKenzie
Suzy Stein
Brian Upbin
Randi Urban

Advisory Council

Evangeline Benedetti
Ruth Cherry
Eugenie Dengel
Ann Bingley Gallops
Kristin Booth Glen
Elinor Hoover
Marta Istomin
Harry M. Johnston, III
The Hon. Franz S. Leichter
Elizabeth Maher
Peter Schickele
Jo-Ann Sternberg
Stanley G. Weiss