Heroes, Mentors, and Role Models
Our staff of patient and caring teachers have been handpicked, thoroughly vetted and trained in the Musicolor Method. Many of them have specialized and advanced degrees from top schools like Juilliard, Oberlin, Mannes, NYU, Boston University and Berkley College of Music.
By having a shared core philosophy of “life skills through music”, we can help your child learn the art of mastery that transfers to school, life and career, even if your child never becomes a professional musician.
Founder & Director
Musicolor Method Creator
Andrew is an author, speaker, educator, and composer. He went to NYU on scholarship, studying Music Education and Julliard for orchestral and opera composition. He is a multi-instrumentalist with piano, guitar, and saxophone, among others. He was one of the first VJ’s for MTV-Asia in the early 1990’s.
Fueled by his passion for music and wanting to share that with his young son and his community, he created the Musicolor Method and started Park Slope Music Lessons in 2007. He specializes in working with young children to get their start with a solid, fun experience of learning to play a real instrument.
Musicolor Method Master Teacher
Flute, Recorder, Piano
Frannie has worked with Park Slope Music Lessons since 2016 and is a Musicolor Method Master Teacher. She has been teaching flute, recorder, and piano to children of all ages in Brooklyn since 1987. She loves teaching music to small children and encouraging their musical growth and maturity as they progress. She has two grown sons who studied music as young children, so she also has personal experience of how to nurture young musicians.
Musicolor Method Master Teacher
Piano, Guitar, Ukulele
Sean has worked with Park Slope Music Lessons since 2016 and is a Musicolor Method Master Teacher. He has been playing piano his whole life and teaching for over 10 years. He studied music at Boston University and the Juilliard Pre-College Program. He performs extensively in the NYC area with many different acts of many different styles. He has also toured all across the country and on cruise ships.
Musicolor Method Master Teacher
Lyubov has been teaching privately as well as the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for many years. She also accompanies singers and instrumentalists. Her teaching career started at college in Moscow, Russia. After graduating from college in New York, she returned to her love of teaching students of all ages. Luba is also fluent in Russian.
Guitar, Piano, Ukulele
Saul is a guitarist, born and raised in Mexico City. He moved to New York in 2014 to study Jazz Performance at SUNY Purchase. At Purchase, he received the Joe Williams Scholarship and worked with John Abercrombie and Vic Juris.
Saul has performed all around Mexico City and in some of the most important jazz venues in New York - Lincoln Center, Bluenote and Birdland, among others. Saul is also fluent in Spanish.
Piano, Guitar, Voice
Haeun is a NY based pianist from Korea playing and recording all around the world. She studied Jazz Performance (Piano) at Berklee College of Music and got a M.M. degree in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase. Since moving to NY, she has played at some of the most important venues such as Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and recorded her first album as a leader and Small and Big Band albums as a side musician. Haeun has played the piano for more than 20 years and has taught students of different ages for almost 10 years. She also sings, composes, and plays guitar.
Clarinet, Piano, Saxophone
Michael has a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Purchase College Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Music in Performance at Mannes School of Music. In his musical journey thus far, he has been fortunate enough to study and perform in Europe, North America and Asia.
Drums, Percussion, Piano
Andrea is a drummer and educator from Italy. He has played the drums for more than 16 years, which brought him to the Netherlands, where he got a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Percussion. In 2020, he graduated from SUNY Purchase with a Master's degree in Jazz Studies after studying for two years with the legendary drummer Kenny Washington. Andrea is also fluent in Italian and Spanish.
Piano, Guitar, Voice
Santiago Restrepo was born in Medellin, Colombia. At an early age, he began studying at the music conservatory Red de escuelas de música de Medellín. His background is in cello, music theory, orchestra and choir. In 2014, he graduated from Fundación Universitaria Bellas Artes Medellín with a degree in music, specializing in classical voice and piano. Santiago has performed as a featured tenor soloist in New York, New Jersey, Argentina and throughout his home country, Colombia. Santiago has been performing and teaching music for 12 years in voice, piano, music theory, and guitar. Santiago is also fluent in Spanish.
Priya is a Brooklyn-based vocalist and composer performing mainly in the free improvising rock and jazz scenes. She holds a Master's degree in Jazz Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. Her current groups include Chatterbox and the Priya Carlberg Quartet. She has performed around the world at Bimhaus, Atenenum Museum, Panama Jazz Festival, SPACE Gallery, The Broadway, and others.
Piano, Drums, Guitar
JJ is a Brooklyn-born multi-instrumentalist with an array of genres under his many hats. He is a Berklee College of Music alum and a collector of all sorts of knowledge. Inspired by Stevie Wonder, Bon Iver, and John Mayer, he has over 14 years of writing and playing experience. JJ has performed hundreds of shows from Carnegie Hall to Boston's House of Blues and NYC's Bitter End. He is currently the drummer for Mifflin Street Music band Archer Violet. JJ has a deep understanding of production, music theory, and arranging and has a passion for creating and teaching music.
Piano, Trumpet, Trombone
Matt Hull is a trumpet player and composer from Boston, MA, currently residing in Brooklyn. A recipient of the prestigious full tuition City Music Scholarship, Hull attended Berklee College of Music and graduated with a dual degree in Jazz composition and professional Music in 2014. Hull is inspired by the recording process and uses elements of both pre-recorded material and looped audio in his own original music. Hull is a member of the indie-rock/ jazz outfit Really From and has toured the country and played at SXSW in Austin, TX, and The Fest in Gainsesville, FL.
Kurleigh Lowe is an experienced music teacher, pianist, organist, and choir director. He enjoys seeing the success of all those people he collaborates with, especially his students and choristers. In addition to his primary roles in music, he is a father of two daughters and happily married to his wife of 12 years. Kurleigh studied Piano Performance at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College with the late Dr. Michael Rogers where he successfully pursued his Bachelor's in Music. He continues to serve as the Director of Music and organist at the St. Augustine's Episcopal Church on Avenue D in Brooklyn.
Daniel "Sky" is a trumpet player born in Warsaw, Poland. He initially started playing piano at the age of 6, followed by a trumpet at an early age of 12. He has performed at many internationally famous concert halls and later moved to New York after being accepted to Berklee College of Music for both Bachelor and Master's degrees. He used his opportunity while performing in festivals to create workshops to benefit underserved communities. He has worked with musicians such as Ralph Peterson, Paquito D'Rivera, and Joe Lovano. He has received awards, recognition in magazines, and grants from his home country of Poland.
Piano, Guitar, Bass
Noam Tanzer is a young bassist, songwriter, and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. Noam picked up electric bass at the age of 9 and later became an alumnus of Berklee College of Music. Playing both electric and double bass, Tanzer has performed in New York with the likes of Mike Stern, Paquito D'Rivera, and Sean Wayland among others.
Rahul Carlberg is a pianist, composer, and educator born in Helsinki, Finland. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York and is the son of Jazz musicians. Rahul began an extensive classical piano education with Natela Mchedlishvili at an early age. He began his performance career in early high school, performing at the Chamber Music Festival in Merkin Hall and the Steinway Piano Festival, to name a few. He is a recent graduate of New England Conservatory for Jazz Performance and has worked and studied with a wide range of faculty including Nasheet Waits and Anna Webber. He taught for 5 years in Boston at Advent School and Maine Jazz Camp. Rahul's current projects span across several genres and groups, appearing on several album releases in the past few years, with more releases anticipated in 2023.
Piano, Voice, Guitar
Tasha Solomita is a California grown, Brooklyn-based vocalist, guitarist, and music teacher. She studied Professional Music at Berklee College of Music focusing on Music Therapy & Songwriting with a minor in Psychology. Since moving to NY in 2015, she has taught in a variety of contexts ranging from leading toddlers in group music classes at Kidville to teaching private vocal and writing lessons to high school students at the Institute of Collaborative Education in Manhattan. She has also performed regularly in renowned restaurants and venues across the city for 6 years.
Misty is an administrative professional from Southern California with over 12 years of experience in international events and program management. She earned a degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Tourism and Convention Administration and Communications. Following graduation, she moved to London, England to gain international administrative experience. Her career has widely supported scientific research, underserved communities, and children. In addition to loving music, she studied piano for a few years and currently dabbles in drums.
Guitar, Piano, Student Success Guide
Daniel was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has played both guitar and piano for over 15 years and has taught private lessons for almost a decade. In 2014, Daniel co-founded the band Juice and is currently a songwriter and lead guitarist for the group. He has completed 10+ national and international tours playing venues such as Irving Plaza, Webster Hall and The Troubadour. He has a deep passion for passing on his own knowledge of music and helping others to explore their own unique musical journey.
Bass, Piano, Guitar, Drums
Paul Pandit is a bassist, composer, and educator based in Brooklyn. His musical journey started at age 9 on the drums but bass became his primary instrument as he began high school. He holds an undergraduate degree from the Frost School of Music and a masters degree from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, where he studied with John Patitucci, Ben Street, Linda May Han Oh, and Dafnis Prieto. Paul has years of performing experience on both the electric and upright bass in the US and abroad.
Trumpet, Piano, Flugelhorn, Ukelele, Drums
Milena Casado is a composer from Spain, based in Brooklyn, New York. During the course of her career, Milena has collaborated with acclaimed artists such as Terri Lyne Carrington, Kris Davis, Esperanza Spalding, Francisco Mela and Bill McHenry, among others. She has performed at noted venues and festivals throughout the world, including The Village Vanguard, Monterey Jazz Festival, Marciac Jazz Festival and Zaragoza Jazz Festival. A graduate from Berklee College of Music, Milena has also focused on composing her own music and performing it in different settings, which include the Milena Casado trio, quintet and sextet.
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