Our teachers are top notch - all of them are experienced and accomplished musicians in their own right who also have a passion for passing on their skills to you.   Many are multi-instrumentalists.  We take great care with matching the right teacher to the right student so that no matter the age, style or skill level, you'll grow and feel comfortable with them.  Feel free to hover over the photos (or click if you're on a phone) for a brief bio and stay tuned as we add our more camera-shy staff!

  Craig Howe   Craig picked up the guitar as a teenager and hasn't put it down since.  He studied music in college and followed that up by touring as a solo act and with numerous bands for over a decade, as well as providing guitar, vocals and drums on stage and on records in his native New York.  He spent five years teaching the guitar at a music school in Nassau County, seven as the Director of a national songwriting program run at universities across the country, and, among other odds and ends, was an assistant manager at legendary rock club CBGB & OMFUG until it closed in 2006.  Craig has a punk rock soul and a classically trained brain and opened the Williamsburg School of Music in 2013 to share them both with New York's finest new musicians.

Craig Howe

Craig picked up the guitar as a teenager and hasn't put it down since.  He studied music in college and followed that up by touring as a solo act and with numerous bands for over a decade, as well as providing guitar, vocals and drums on stage and on records in his native New York.  He spent five years teaching the guitar at a music school in Nassau County, seven as the Director of a national songwriting program run at universities across the country, and, among other odds and ends, was an assistant manager at legendary rock club CBGB & OMFUG until it closed in 2006.  Craig has a punk rock soul and a classically trained brain and opened the Williamsburg School of Music in 2013 to share them both with New York's finest new musicians.

  Bryan Garbe    Bryan Garbe has been playing drums and percussion for almost two decades.  He has toured with numerous groups throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Bryan is currently endorsed by Remo Drum Heads, Vater Sticks, and Dream Cymbals.  He has been teaching drums, percussion and steel pan for over eight years and is the Vice President of the Connecticut Percussive Arts Society; an international group of drummers and percussionists that focus on enhancing musical education. He has worked with some of the great drum educators of his time including, Dom Famularo, Steve Smith, Will Calhoun, Gregg Bissonette, Tommy Igoe, and Mike Clark.  Bryan's goal as a teacher is to inspire his students to enjoy the music that they create.  With a strong drive, an open mind, and the right technique, anything is possible.  He is thrilled to be teaching at WSM and have the opportunity to share his knowledge of music with others.

Bryan Garbe

Bryan Garbe has been playing drums and percussion for almost two decades.  He has toured with numerous groups throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Bryan is currently endorsed by Remo Drum Heads, Vater Sticks, and Dream Cymbals.  He has been teaching drums, percussion and steel pan for over eight years and is the Vice President of the Connecticut Percussive Arts Society; an international group of drummers and percussionists that focus on enhancing musical education. He has worked with some of the great drum educators of his time including, Dom Famularo, Steve Smith, Will Calhoun, Gregg Bissonette, Tommy Igoe, and Mike Clark.  Bryan's goal as a teacher is to inspire his students to enjoy the music that they create.  With a strong drive, an open mind, and the right technique, anything is possible.  He is thrilled to be teaching at WSM and have the opportunity to share his knowledge of music with others.

  Camille Harris   CAMILLE HARRIS is a writer and performer on the monthly Brooklyn-based variety show,  The Moon, and was co-host of the storytelling show,  My High School Boyfriend was Gay, Live!,  at UCB East . A "silly jazz" singer, comedian, and pianist, her musical,  Muffin Man,  ran in the  2009  New York International Fringe Festival and was selected for the FringeNYC Encore Series. Her one-woman show,  Camille! Young! Silly!,  has played many venues throughout the New York City area and she was part of Ars Nova Theater's ANT FEST.  Camille graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater from Emerson College. 

Camille Harris

CAMILLE HARRIS is a writer and performer on the monthly Brooklyn-based variety show, The Moon,and was co-host of the storytelling show, My High School Boyfriend was Gay, Live!, at UCB East . A "silly jazz" singer, comedian, and pianist, her musical, Muffin Man, ran in the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival and was selected for the FringeNYC Encore Series. Her one-woman show, Camille! Young! Silly!, has played many venues throughout the New York City area and she was part of Ars Nova Theater's ANT FEST.  Camille graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater from Emerson College. 

 Jason Kelly is a recording engineer, song writer, producer, live sound engineer, drummer, bassist, guitarist, synthist, programmer, vocalist, and all around music head with deep knowledge of records, cassettes, tonality, performance and music from all over the globe. Graduating from Dallas Sound Lab in 2006 Jason spent the greater part of a decade writing, and producing work for releases w Subpop/Hardly Art Records and Publishing via Universal Records. Jason has extensive touring experience throughout the globe as a singer, guitarist, drummer, tour manager & live sound engineer.  Jason has mixed and worked with many legends such as Pharaoh Sanders, Thurston Moore, Laurie Anderson, and Billy Corgan.  Jason brings a vastly eclectic approach to the table offering a fun and engaging way to look at and learn music by bringing out the individualistic charm and creativity of any player. 

Jason Kelly is a recording engineer, song writer, producer, live sound engineer, drummer, bassist, guitarist, synthist, programmer, vocalist, and all around music head with deep knowledge of records, cassettes, tonality, performance and music from all over the globe. Graduating from Dallas Sound Lab in 2006 Jason spent the greater part of a decade writing, and producing work for releases w Subpop/Hardly Art Records and Publishing via Universal Records. Jason has extensive touring experience throughout the globe as a singer, guitarist, drummer, tour manager & live sound engineer.  Jason has mixed and worked with many legends such as Pharaoh Sanders, Thurston Moore, Laurie Anderson, and Billy Corgan.  Jason brings a vastly eclectic approach to the table offering a fun and engaging way to look at and learn music by bringing out the individualistic charm and creativity of any player. 

  Marianne Cheng     With a Masters of the Arts in Teaching K-12 from UNC, Marianne Cheng has brought her passion for music ed to WSM.. She has a decade of experience teaching voice and piano over a range of styles and abilities in homes, studios, rehearsals, and classrooms.  Her work arranging and singing lead for her college acappella group, the Loreleis, won a spot on Ben Folds's a cappella album and has since performed onstage at several Folds concerts.  A previous intern for Sony Records, she also works as a Producer for the award-winning Five Spice Records in Manhattan where she hones her skills in music tech and studio performance. Also a coach, Marianne has a holistic student-centered approach and emphasizes basics of Alexander technique, ear training, and music theory.

Marianne Cheng

With a Masters of the Arts in Teaching K-12 from UNC, Marianne Cheng has brought her passion for music ed to WSM.. She has a decade of experience teaching voice and piano over a range of styles and abilities in homes, studios, rehearsals, and classrooms.  Her work arranging and singing lead for her college acappella group, the Loreleis, won a spot on Ben Folds's a cappella album and has since performed onstage at several Folds concerts.  A previous intern for Sony Records, she also works as a Producer for the award-winning Five Spice Records in Manhattan where she hones her skills in music tech and studio performance. Also a coach, Marianne has a holistic student-centered approach and emphasizes basics of Alexander technique, ear training, and music theory.

 Matt Torrey  Matt Torrey has been playing the drums for 35 years and teaching music lessons to students of all ages for over a decade. An advanced rock and jazz drummer and a classically trained concert percussionist with a music degree from the University of North Texas, Torrey performs regularly with the  rock band Wolfgang Jack, jazz groups Urban Bourbon and Mean Greens, and plays percussion with the Brooklyn Wind Symphony. He has toured and recorded with a number of performing artists including Matt Nathanson and Jets to Brazil, played drums in the off broadway shows Tic Tic Boom and Altar Boyz, and performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Matt also plays and teaches guitar and piano, as well at music theory and ear training.

Matt Torrey

Matt Torrey has been playing the drums for 35 years and teaching music lessons to students of all ages for over a decade. An advanced rock and jazz drummer and a classically trained concert percussionist with a music degree from the University of North Texas, Torrey performs regularly with the  rock band Wolfgang Jack, jazz groups Urban Bourbon and Mean Greens, and plays percussion with the Brooklyn Wind Symphony. He has toured and recorded with a number of performing artists including Matt Nathanson and Jets to Brazil, played drums in the off broadway shows Tic Tic Boom and Altar Boyz, and performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Matt also plays and teaches guitar and piano, as well at music theory and ear training.

 Brit has been playing music for her entire life.  Growing up the child of two musicians, she learned to appreciate what music can offer at an early age.  After receiving her Bachelors Degree from New York University specializing in jazz performance on guitar, Brit has dedicated her life to being a musician and an educator.   She has toured both nationally & internationally with her own projects as well as with other artists and has had her compositions featured in both commercials and films.  With over a decade of teaching guitar, bass, piano, voice, theory and composition in New York City, Brit's goal as a teacher is to inspire her students love of music while making learning a fun & rewarding experience.

Brit has been playing music for her entire life.  Growing up the child of two musicians, she learned to appreciate what music can offer at an early age.  After receiving her Bachelors Degree from New York University specializing in jazz performance on guitar, Brit has dedicated her life to being a musician and an educator.   She has toured both nationally & internationally with her own projects as well as with other artists and has had her compositions featured in both commercials and films.  With over a decade of teaching guitar, bass, piano, voice, theory and composition in New York City, Brit's goal as a teacher is to inspire her students love of music while making learning a fun & rewarding experience.

  Beth Callen     With nearly a decade of teaching experience, Beth Callen has developed a teaching style that gives each student a solid musical foundation while encouraging creativity & individuality. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from SUNY Purchase and a performance certificate from Berklee College of Music. An accomplished musician, she is a lead guitarist, singer, songwriter, bassist & pianist. She plays with many NYC-based bands, including Grammy Award-winner Tim Kubart, the all-female GN'R tribute Guns N' Hoses, The New Tarot, Heather LaRose, & Liz Brennan among others.  She has written and recorded two full-length albums and an EP and was signed to Cordless Recordings (Warner). She's currently writing material for a new EP. Beth fronts her own trio and performs regularly in and around NYC.

Beth Callen

With nearly a decade of teaching experience, Beth Callen has developed a teaching style that gives each student a solid musical foundation while encouraging creativity & individuality. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from SUNY Purchase and a performance certificate from Berklee College of Music.
An accomplished musician, she is a lead guitarist, singer, songwriter, bassist & pianist. She plays with many NYC-based bands, including Grammy Award-winner Tim Kubart, the all-female GN'R tribute Guns N' Hoses, The New Tarot, Heather LaRose, & Liz Brennan among others.
She has written and recorded two full-length albums and an EP and was signed to Cordless Recordings (Warner). She's currently writing material for a new EP. Beth fronts her own trio and performs regularly in and around NYC.

  Pat Cupo  Pat Cupo, a national award-winning music educator (NSBA/NAFME) with over 25 years of experience as a live and studio musician playing acoustic and electric bass, is honored to join the team at WSM. Pat's current artistic focus is on composing and producing contemporary electronic music for visual media using a wide variety of synthesizers, drum machines, eurorack modules, guitar pedals, VSTs, orchestral sample libraries, and digital audio workstations – mainly Ableton Live and Logic Pro. His work can be seen in The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hop (Cambridge University Press, 2015), Contemporary Counterpoint: Theory & Application (Berklee Press, 2017), and a handful of popular YouTube videos and blog posts. (B.M. Music Theory & History; Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, 2005; Alumnus of Distinction, 2011)

Pat Cupo
Pat Cupo, a national award-winning music educator (NSBA/NAFME) with over 25 years of experience as a live and studio musician playing acoustic and electric bass, is honored to join the team at WSM. Pat's current artistic focus is on composing and producing contemporary electronic music for visual media using a wide variety of synthesizers, drum machines, eurorack modules, guitar pedals, VSTs, orchestral sample libraries, and digital audio workstations – mainly Ableton Live and Logic Pro. His work can be seen in The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hop (Cambridge University Press, 2015), Contemporary Counterpoint: Theory & Application (Berklee Press, 2017), and a handful of popular YouTube videos and blog posts. (B.M. Music Theory & History; Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, 2005; Alumnus of Distinction, 2011)

  Madeleine McMillan   NYC native Madeleine McMillan began writing and performing her own music at the age of 12. Madeleine attended Fiorello H. Laguardia High School as a vocal major and holds a Bachelor of Music in Studio Composition from SUNY Purchase. As a singer/songwriter, Madeleine regularly records and produces her own albums, and has performed with acts such as Bettye LaVette and Barenaked Ladies. Madeleine’s passion for music is only matched by the versatility of her musicianship. Madeleine studies and teaches classical, musical theatre, pop, and rock music. Teaching, according to Madeleine, begins with a great collaboration between teacher and student. Madeleine is committed to listening first, understanding each students’ needs and ambitions and helping every student to achieve his or her personal goals as a musician.

Madeleine McMillan

NYC native Madeleine McMillan began writing and performing her own music at the age of 12. Madeleine attended Fiorello H. Laguardia High School as a vocal major and holds a Bachelor of Music in Studio Composition from SUNY Purchase. As a singer/songwriter, Madeleine regularly records and produces her own albums, and has performed with acts such as Bettye LaVette and Barenaked Ladies. Madeleine’s passion for music is only matched by the versatility of her musicianship. Madeleine studies and teaches classical, musical theatre, pop, and rock music. Teaching, according to Madeleine, begins with a great collaboration between teacher and student. Madeleine is committed to listening first, understanding each students’ needs and ambitions and helping every student to achieve his or her personal goals as a musician.

  Aaron Lindenberg  Aaron Lindenberg begged his parents for piano and voice lessons at age 11, and started composing his own music soon after. Since graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, he has worked as a singer-songwriter, producer, music director and multi-instrumentalist throughout NYC. His two self-produced EPs “Ugly Things” and “Summer” feature intricate vocal arrangements while blending elements of r&b, folk and synthpop. His favorite part of teaching music is helping students to embrace their individuality and make their own rules. He performs solo and with his band throughout NYC, and also plays keyboards in the funk band Goolis.

Aaron Lindenberg
Aaron Lindenberg begged his parents for piano and voice lessons at age 11, and started composing his own music soon after. Since graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, he has worked as a singer-songwriter, producer, music director and multi-instrumentalist throughout NYC. His two self-produced EPs “Ugly Things” and “Summer” feature intricate vocal arrangements while blending elements of r&b, folk and synthpop. His favorite part of teaching music is helping students to embrace their individuality and make their own rules. He performs solo and with his band throughout NYC, and also plays keyboards in the funk band Goolis.

  Edoardo Weimuth   Edoardo (Dodi) has a classical background, graduating from the Music Conservatory of Perugia, Italy with a degree in percussion.  While at the conservatory, he performed in the classical orchestra, playing the timpani, xylophone, marimba and vibraphone.  He began drumming at 13 and has remained an active musician, playing in multiple bands in Tuscany and New York.  He has been a song arranger, studio and live drummer for almost 20 years.  Dodi's passion is rock, but he enjoys playing all genres.  He's been teaching for ten years and is thrilled to work with the students of WSM.

Edoardo Weimuth

Edoardo (Dodi) has a classical background, graduating from the Music Conservatory of Perugia, Italy with a degree in percussion.  While at the conservatory, he performed in the classical orchestra, playing the timpani, xylophone, marimba and vibraphone.  He began drumming at 13 and has remained an active musician, playing in multiple bands in Tuscany and New York.  He has been a song arranger, studio and live drummer for almost 20 years.  Dodi's passion is rock, but he enjoys playing all genres.  He's been teaching for ten years and is thrilled to work with the students of WSM.