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.

  Sarah Hasagawa   Sarah has performed as a featured artist in Canada, US, Europe and Asia in world renown venues including Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden.  Though she enjoys solo piano works, she is a collaborative artist at heart and particularly enjoys piano duo and vocal/piano partnerships.  Through her love of vocal music of all genres, Sarah has accompanied a wide range of styles from pop, rock, musicals, choral works to lieders and operas.   She began her musical studies at the age of 7 at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.  After graduating from the Royal Conservatory of Music with the Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT) diploma in both Pedagogy and Piano Performance with First Class Honors, Sarah went on to study at McGill University, where she studied with Marina Mdivani and graduated with a B. Mus with High Distinction in Piano Performance.  While at McGill, Sarah also studied vocal accompaniment.  Sarah then received her Advanced Student’s Performance Diploma (Artist Diploma) from Concordia University, and her Masters at Londons Royal College of Music.  Teaching holds a special place in Sarah’s heart ever since she started working with young aspiring musicians while still a student herself in Montreal. She finds great joy in sharing her love of music to students of all levels and ages, especially to those who share the same passion and love for music as she does.  Sarah believes there is a unique understanding of music which is obtained through the art of teaching and is eager to learn from her students as much as she is in teaching them.

Sarah Hasagawa

Sarah has performed as a featured artist in Canada, US, Europe and Asia in world renown venues including Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden.  Though she enjoys solo piano works, she is a collaborative artist at heart and particularly enjoys piano duo and vocal/piano partnerships.

Through her love of vocal music of all genres, Sarah has accompanied a wide range of styles from pop, rock, musicals, choral works to lieders and operas.   She began her musical studies at the age of 7 at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.  After graduating from the Royal Conservatory of Music with the Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT) diploma in both Pedagogy and Piano Performance with First Class Honors, Sarah went on to study at McGill University, where she studied with Marina Mdivani and graduated with a B. Mus with High Distinction in Piano Performance.

While at McGill, Sarah also studied vocal accompaniment.

Sarah then received her Advanced Student’s Performance Diploma (Artist Diploma) from Concordia University, and her Masters at Londons Royal College of Music.

Teaching holds a special place in Sarah’s heart ever since she started working with young aspiring musicians while still a student herself in Montreal. She finds great joy in sharing her love of music to students of all levels and ages, especially to those who share the same passion and love for music as she does.

Sarah believes there is a unique understanding of music which is obtained through the art of teaching and is eager to learn from her students as much as she is in teaching them.

  Jason Kelly   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

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.

  Ryan Moore   Ryan Moore received his Master’s Degree in Music from University of Georgia in 2011 with a concentration in Classical Guitar.   He was a professor at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Ga, teaching Applied Lessons in Classical Guitar, Sight-Singing/Ear Training I and II, and Guitar Chamber Ensemble.   He has written, recorded, and produced the music for numerous music projects, toured the country, has been featured in publications like Paste Magazine and has performed at festivals included SXSW.  Ryan now lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he is pursuing new opportunities in music through music education, performance, songwriting/composition, and recording opportunities.

Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore received his Master’s Degree in Music from University of Georgia in 2011 with a concentration in Classical Guitar.   He was a professor at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Ga, teaching Applied Lessons in Classical Guitar, Sight-Singing/Ear Training I and II, and Guitar Chamber Ensemble.   He has written, recorded, and produced the music for numerous music projects, toured the country, has been featured in publications like Paste Magazine and has performed at festivals included SXSW.  Ryan now lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he is pursuing new opportunities in music through music education, performance, songwriting/composition, and recording opportunities.

  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.

  Brit Boras   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 Boras

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.

  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)

  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.

  Emily Lickey   Emily grew up in Seattle, Washington where she took Suzuki piano lessons starting at the age of six. By middle school, she was playing piano national guild auditions each year and was ranked within the top couple percent of students  her age in the country.   After receiving  substantial music and academic scholarships, she attended Northwest University where she received a BA in Music, studying classical piano and jazz guitar. She played in many ensembles during this time including rhythm section for a vocal jazz group, a swing band, and a wind ensemble.  Now she is lives in Brookly and is excited to be part of the team at WSM!

Emily Lickey

Emily grew up in Seattle, Washington where she took Suzuki piano lessons starting at the age of six. By middle school, she was playing piano national guild auditions each year and was ranked within the top couple percent of students  her age in the country. 

After receiving  substantial music and academic scholarships, she attended Northwest University where she received a BA in Music, studying classical piano and jazz guitar. She played in many ensembles during this time including rhythm section for a vocal jazz group, a swing band, and a wind ensemble.

Now she is lives in Brookly and is excited to be part of the team at WSM!

  Bridget Fitzgerald   Bridget Fitzgerald, violin, is a soloist and chamber musician based in Brooklyn. She performs and records around the world with an eclectic roster of ensembles spanning a variety of genres including classical, rock, punk and electronica on viola, electric violin, guitar and synths. Bridget plays and records regularly in the NYC area with the band Stereo Off. She received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School. Bridget is on the violin and viola facilty at the 92nd Street Y School of Music, and the Williamsburg School of Music, as well as maintaining a private studio.

Bridget Fitzgerald

Bridget Fitzgerald, violin, is a soloist and chamber musician based in Brooklyn. She performs and records around the world with an eclectic roster of ensembles spanning a variety of genres including classical, rock, punk and electronica on viola, electric violin, guitar and synths. Bridget plays and records regularly in the NYC area with the band Stereo Off. She received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School. Bridget is on the violin and viola facilty at the 92nd Street Y School of Music, and the Williamsburg School of Music, as well as maintaining a private studio.