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
Brandon Vazquez
Trumpet, Ensembles, Chamber Music, Trumpet Ensemble
Christine Browning
Voice, Broadway Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble
Claudia Schaer
Violin
Daniel Bennett
Saxophone, Jazz
Daniel Lamas
Viola, Violin
Douglas Marriner
Jazz, Percussion, Ensembles
Eduardo Gutterres
Guitar
Eli Asher
Brass, Jazz, Trumpet
Eric Phinney
Percussion, Ensembles, Percussion Ensemble
Gaby Figueroa
Cello, Strings
Gili Sharett
Bassoon
Jamie Fox
Guitar, Jazz
Jessica Beberaggi
Strings, Violin
Jessica Park
Violin
Jocelyn Medina
Jazz, Voice
Jordan Pettay
Saxophone, Jazz
José Maldonado
Guitar, Guitar Orchestra
Judith Olson
Piano, Chamber Music
Kamerin McDonald
Voice, Ensembles
Kaoru Hinata
Flute, Chamber Music, Ensembles
Katherine Hoffman
Flute, Recorder, Voice, Sightsinging
Kevin Krumenauer
Tuba, Trombone, Euphonium, Music Theory
Ling Lopez
Violin, Intermediate Orchestra, Ensembles
Lisa Pike
French Horn, Chamber Music
Luana Ayres
Piano
Marc Peloquin
Piano
Margalit Cantor
Cello, Chamber Music
Mark Appling
Guitar
Mark Mollica
Jazz, Applied Jazz Improv
Max Kutner
Guitar
Mica Poerio
Viola, Violin, Strings
Michael Cochrane
Jazz, Jazz Ensemble, Piano
Molly Aronson
Cello
Monica Verona
Piano
Naho Parrini
Violin, Chamber Orchestra
Nora Spielman
Guitar
Olga Gurevich
Piano
Ongama Mhlontlo
Voice
Patti Onorato
Early Childhood
Paul Cho
Clarinet
Rachel Querreveld
Voice, Ensembles
Rebekah Griffin Greene
Double Bass, Preparatory Orchestra, Ensembles
Rhiannon Banerdt
Violin
Rie Schmidt
Flute, Woodwinds
Roberto Hidalgo
Piano
Satchel Henneman
Guitar
Sobina Chi
Piano
Tahira Clayton
Voice, Jazz, Ensembles
Tereasa Payne
Flute, Woodwinds, Flute Choir, Ensembles
Veronica Riner
Violin
Weiwei Zhai
Piano
Yotam Ishay
Piano
Zach Lapidus
Piano, Jazz

Our Staff

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

Brandon Vazquez
Dayna Grayber
Eli Asher
Erika Atkins
Grace Azcona
Jacob Matthews
Jasmine Yanase
Judy Woo
Justin Duckworth
Kayla Jackmon
Laura Gravino
Ling Lopez
Lohengrin Velasquez
Margalit Cantor
Marianela Torres
Mark Appling
Michael Morales
Noelle Barbera
Patti Onorato
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
Kristen Booth Glen
Jake Cinti
Jean Marie De Veux
Andrea Gural
Patrice Jean
Burton Kassell
Fenney Kuo
Catherine McKenzie
Sarah Paul
Melissa Schoonveld
Suzy Stein

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