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
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
Jazz, Percussion, Ensembles
Eli Asher
Brass, Jazz, Trumpet
Eric Phinney
Percussion, Ensembles, Percussion Ensemble
Gili Sharett
Bassoon
Jamie Fox
Guitar, Jazz
Jessica Park
Violin
Jocelyn Medina
Voice, Jazz
Jordan Pettay
Saxophone, Jazz
José Maldonado
Guitar, Guitar Orchestra
Judith Olson
Piano, Chamber Music
Kaoru Hinata
Flute, Chamber Music, Ensembles
Katherine Hoffman
Flute, Recorder, Voice, Sightsinging
Katie Curran
Clarinet
Ling Lopez
Violin, Intermediate Orchestra, Ensembles
Lisa Pike
French Horn, Chamber Music
Marc Peloquin
Piano
Margalit Cantor
Cello, Chamber Music
Maria Figueroa
Strings, Cello
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
Molly Aronson
Cello
Monica Verona
Piano
Naho Parrini
Violin, Chamber Orchestra
Nora Spielman
Guitar
Nuno Marques
Piano
Olga Gurevich
Piano
Patti Onorato
Early Childhood
Rachel Querreveld
Voice, Ensembles
Rebekah Griffin Greene
Double Bass, Preparatory Orchestra, Ensembles
Rhiannon Banerdt
Violin
Rie Schmidt
Flute, Woodwinds
Roberto Hidalgo
Piano
Sebastian Cruz
Guitar
Tahira Clayton
Jazz, Applied Jazz Improv, Ensembles
Tereasa Payne
Flute, Flute Choir, Ensembles
Tim McCullough
Piano
Veronica Riner
Violin
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.

Alyssa Click
Brandon Vazquez
Erika Atkins
Grace Azcona
Laura Gravino
Linda Zhang
Ling Lopez
Lohengrin Velasquez
Margalit Cantor
Marianela Torres
Mark Appling
Senami Atinkpahoun
Veronica Riner
Yanitza Lee

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,

Erika Atkins

Since March 2020, COVID-19 has changed every aspect of our lives and the entire world. Despite obstacles and hardships, Bloomingdale School of Music adapted in order to continue to provide access to high quality music education to all, no matter one’s economic status, ability level, ethnicity, or religious affiliation.  

As we gradually return to sharing spaces for in-person learning, I would like to commend the commitment of Bloomingdale’s students and faculty to gather, connect and share the joy of music. I am so proud to be a part of this community.

Thank you for your bravery and dedication, and 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
Jean Marie DeVeaux
Andrea Gural
Patrice Jean
Burton Kassell
Catherine McKenzie
Sarah Paul
Suzy Stein
Brian Upbin

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