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 Waller
Voice
Allie Altieri
Early Childhood
Allison Lander
Piano
Atao Liu
Bassoon
Brandon Vazquez
Trumpet, Ensembles, Chamber Music, Trumpet Ensemble
Christine Browning
Voice Coordinator, Voice, Broadway Ensemble
Claudia Schaer
Violin
Daniel Bennett
Jazz, Saxophone, Director of Jazz Studies
Danny Mui
Clarinet
Douglas Marriner
Jazz, Percussion, Ensembles
Eduardo Gutterres
Guitar
Eli Asher
Brass, Jazz, Trumpet
Elizabeth Hebert
Oboe, Woodwinds
Gabriele Leite
Guitar
Henry Ramon Jeria
Piano
Jamie Fox
Guitar, Jazz
Jocelyn Medina
Jazz, Voice
José Maldonado
Guitar, RTA / Director of Guitar Studies
Joshua Perry
Percussion
Juan Diego Villalobos
Percussion
Judith Olson
Piano, Chamber Music
Justin Lee
Flute
Kaoru Hinata
Flute, Chamber Music, Ensembles
Katherine Hoffman
Chamber Music, Voice, Recorder, Flute, Sightsinging
Kevin Krumenauer
Tuba, Trombone, Euphonium, Music Theory
Ling Lopez
Violin, Intermediate Orchestra, Ensembles
Lisa Pike
French Horn, Chamber Music
Liza Wu
Piano
Luana Ayres
Piano
Magdalena Garandza
Clarinet
Marc Peloquin
Piano
Margalit Cantor
Cello, Chamber Music
Mariano Aguirre
Guitar
Mark Appling
Guitar
Mark Mollica
Jazz, Applied Jazz Improv
Max Kutner
Guitar
Mica Poerio
Viola, Violin, Strings
Michael Cochrane
Jazz, Jazz Ensemble, Piano
Mitchell Lyon
Cello
Monica Verona
Piano, RTA / Director of Piano Studies
Naho Parrini
Violin
Nicole Haslett
Voice
Olga Gurevich
Piano
Ongama Mhlontlo
Voice
Patti Onorato
Early Childhood
Pin-Hui Tsai
Cello
Rebekah Griffin Greene
Double Bass, Preparatory Orchestra, Ensembles
Rhiannon Banerdt
Violin
Rie Schmidt
Flute, Woodwinds
Roberto Hidalgo
Piano
Sara Dudley
Violin
Sobina Chi
Piano
Tereasa Payne
Flute, Woodwinds, Flute Choir, Ensembles
Veronica Carpenter
Violin, RTA / Director of Strings Studies
Weiwei Zhai
Piano
Yanitza Lee
Early Childhood

Our Staff

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

Brandon Vazquez
Conrad Chu
Dayna Grayber
Eli Asher
Erika Atkins
Gloria Lam
Grace Azcona
Jackie Traish
Jasmine Yanase
Judy Woo
Justin Duckworth
Kayla Jackmon
Laura Gravino
Ling Lopez
Magdalena Garandza
Margalit Cantor
Marianela Torres
Mark Appling
Michael Morales
Mitch Roe
Noelle Barbera
Patti Onorato
Robyn Scholz
Savannah LaSalle
Veronica Carpenter
Yanitza Lee

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Erika Atkins

Whether you are entering our spaces for the first time and learning how to play an instrument or you’re a returning student continuing to evolve your artistry – the Bloomingdale School of Music will give you an opportunity to make discoveries that unlock something new for you.

We’re so glad to have you join us – this is an exciting time of change and growth for our beloved school and we want you to be a part of it.

Thank you for choosing us as YOUR center for music education, serving the Upper West Side since 1964.

Bloomingdale Board Members

Our Board

Kenneth Michaels, President
Bradley Kulman, Vice President
Paul Ness, Treasurer
Sherry Glied, Secretary
Andrea Gural
Burton Kassell
Catherine McKenzie
Fenney Kuo
Jake Cinti
Jean Marie DeVeaux
Jerry Phelps
Joe Mangrum
Juliana Zhang
Kristin Booth Glen
Margaret Williams
Patrice Jean
Ruth Levine
Sarah Paul
Suzy Stein
Wayne Agard

Advisory Council

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