CHARLES COSTA. Guitar. Received his B.M. in Jazz Composition from SUNY Purchase. He has prepared students in workshops, classes, and ensembles, many of whom went on to further study at universities. Charlie's main focus is to encourage ear training, theory, and improvement in everyday learning. He is an active musician and has been performing nationally with different artists for several past years.
REFIKA ELIBAY. Piano.
Received B.M. and M.M. degrees from Manhattan School of
Music on scholarships; she received two Silver Medals at the
International Piano Recording Competition and was District I
winner of NYS Music Association Competition. Ms. Elibay has performed in numerous
recitals in the
TATIANA KULESHOVA. Piano, Drama. Graduate of Moscow Special Music Schoool, our newest faculty member received her Master's degree in piano performance at the Moscow Conservatoire and is presently a doctoral student at the Manhattan School of Music. She is an award recipient of the 2004 Fifth International Russian Piano Music Competition, as well as the 1999 Fifthe International Piano Competition. Tatiana has 11 years experience in music education, both private and class instruction. Between 2003 and 2011 she performed in numerous priavate and public recitals and concerts internationally, most notably the Ars Longa Music Festival Tour in Spain, Italy, Australia and the US, and the Moscow Conservatoire Great Hall (classical and jazz music festivals in Russia).
JANE PARKHOUSE. Violin. Graduate of
MARTINA PORTYCHOVA. Voice, Piano. Graduated from Teacher's College at Southern
SCHLENKERMANN. Piano, Woodwinds.
B.M. in Music Education with Performance Honors from