Meet Our Teachers
New Jersey Team
Owner/Operator, Guitar Teacher, Ukulele Teacher, Class Instructor
(Central and North NJ, Manhattan)
Ms. Lindsay was born and raised in Central NJ where she learned everything she knows about music from her family. She started singing at the early age of 6, and learned to play the acoustic guitar around age 13. Ms. Lindsay also has a passion for animals and although she does not have children of her own, she considers her horse, Mickey, her adopted child. She currently is a member of rock and roll tribute band, The Reock and Roll Revue and enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling.
Ms. Emily is a recent graduate of William Patterson University with a degree in "Popular Music" and a minor in "Music Management". While at William Patterson, she was a guitarist for two bands - "Switch Mob" and "Gina Royale". Ms. Emily has been playing the guitar and cello for more than 13 years and has performed at the Lincoln Center in NYC, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia ,The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ and The Bitter End in NYC. She also enjoys snowmobiling in the winter, and kayaking in the summer!
Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher
Mr. Danny studied music at the American Institute of Guitar in NYC graduating with high honors. He went on to become an instructor there and has also worked as a private instructor for many years. Danny has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe at venues such as, The Key Club (Hollywood, CA), Irving Plaza (NYC), House of Blues (Myrtle Beach, SC), PostHalle (Wurzburg, Germany), The Gagarin Club (Athens, Greece) and many others. During his free time, Danny enjoys cooking and traveling!
Nicholas began Violin and Piano lessons at the age of 5. He studied Classical Piano under Vladislav Kovalsky and Felix Molzer and Violin under Irina Kovalsky until age 10. At age 11 he began studying Piano under Dusty Micale of Music University who introduced him to jazz leading Nicholas to attend Rutgers Jazz Program. Nicholas has a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. At Mason Gross he studied personally with Jazz Legends including Stanley Cowell, Eddie Parlmieri, Bill O'Connell, and Fred Hersch. Nicholas currently performs weekly Solo Piano at the King George INN in Bristol PA every Saturday 6:30-10pm and Maras Continental Cuisine Every Friday 6-9pm South Amboy NJ. Nicholas has also received 2 Golden Key Festival Awards for 2nd and 3rd place in classical piano!
Ms. Gökҫe (Ms. G.)
(Central NJ, Manhattan NY)
Hailing from Istanbul, Turkey, violinist Alev Gökҫe Erem studied music at Istanbul University State Conservatory and was accepted to study violin with Venyamin Warshavsky. Gökҫe received her Master of Music degree, cum laude, from Istanbul University State Conservatory in June 2011. She graduated from New York University - Steinhardt School in May 2014, studying with Professor Kikuei Ikeda, with a scholarship in the performance program for an Advanced Certificate Diploma. She concertizes with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra as Principal Second Violin, Chelsea Symphony Orchestra, Kamerata NY, Ensemble 212, New York Chamber Players, and Metro Chamber Orchestra. She has performed with Tony-award-winner John Lloyd Young (“Jersey Boys”) at Café Carlyle where she played in a series of concerts with musician/producer Tommy Faragher. She has performed in National Television (NBC) shows such as ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon', and substitutes in Broadway shows, and currently working on the show, “Hamilton”. She is the second violinist with her newly formed quartet, Gaia Quartet. In her free time she enjoys traveling, riding horses, playing PS 4, and cooking!
Mr. Zach (Z Man)
Guitar Teacher/Piano Teacher
Mr. Zach is a solo acoustic singer/songwriter often called "Z-Man" by the kids! He grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he started performing at the age of 20. He studied jazz, classical, blues, and classic rock music at Music U Student to Stage School. Zach has performed at venues such as The Blue Bird Café, The Bitter End, Meyer Theatre, and Silvana. In his free time he enjoys, running, writing poetry, and cooking!
Ms. Sam was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and is currently studying at New York University to become a pediatric nurse. She started playing the piano at the age of 4 and became proficient in classical music. Attending high school at Laguardia Arts, she delved deeper into her interest in jazz, pop, and soul. Currently she enjoys sharpening her skills in music theory, singing, and writing. Headphones always in, she also enjoys hip hop/urban dance and studying history.
Vocal Teacher (Adults and Children 10+)
(South NJ, Eastern PA)
Lisa Bouchelle is a professional singer/songwriter and classically trained vocalist. She has dueted with Jon Bon Jovi and sung backup for Bruce Springsteen, and toured with and/or opened for Blues Traveler, Meat Loaf, Ingrid Michaelson, Train, Don Felder, Bryan Adams, The Wailers, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Shooter Jennings, Donavon Frankenreiter and many more. She has appeared in an episode of the hit TV show "Gossip Girl," and had songs placed in TV shows and movies in both the US and Japan. Lisa teaches a range of vocal styles including, classical, country, rock n roll, and more. In her free time she enjoys working out, spending time with her pet skinny pig, Cadence Louise, and relaxing from her busy schedule!
Ms Lindsay is great with kids and I think music is a great influence on them! Our little one really enjoys music thanks to her!