Piano Faculty | Music in Chappaqua

 Nicole Allison

Nicole has performed as principal cellist and as a featured soloist with many orchestras and chamber ensembles in New York and Pennsylvania, specializing in classical, contemporary, world, and improvised music. She is a creative and dynamic private instructor of violin, viola, cello, string bass, and guitar, and teaches students of all ages and abilities.

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 Chris Burke

Chris Burke has been teaching and playing music professionally for 10 years in Westchester. Instruments include piano, Hammond organ, bass guitar, guitar, accordion, and tuba. He has been the musical director for over 50 youth theater productions for churches, theater groups, and schools, including Greenwich Central Middle School, while working regularly in the orchestra pit at Westchester Broadway Theater and Yorktown Stage.

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 Evan Closser

Evan loves to share his passion for music with others and strives to motivate and inspire his students.  Evan began teaching at an early age when he provided performance coaching and group theory classes for a large private music studio in his home town in Southwest Michigan. Since moving to New York City in 2006, Evan has enjoyed playing for musicals and operas throughout the greater New York area.

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Adrienne McKay

Adrienne has been teaching music and performing as a professional musician for more than 14 years and has performed with her trio at festivals, jazz clubs, cruise ships and hotels around the world. Adrienne also loves teaching students of all ages the art of improvising in the styles of jazz and blues from beginner to advanced levels.

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Assaf Gleizner

Piano instructor Assaf Gleizner’s extensive background in jazz includes regular performances in clubs such as Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club, Small’s Jazz Club and Birdland. He has also served as music director for a number of singers and groups of all ages.

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Caroline Golub

Caroline Couture Golub is a singer-songwriter and recording artist with BA
in Studio Composition from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College.
She has over 8 years of experience in private music instruction on piano,
voice, and songwriting in a wide range of styles including pop, rock, jazz,
musical theater, and classical.

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 Danny Golub

Pop and rock piano  instructor Danny Golub’s positive, encouraging teaching style has made him a well-loved faculty member among his students.  His experience ranges from nursery school through the university level.  Danny is also the director of the New York Rock Academy Summer Day Camp.

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 Kimberly Hawkey

Award-winning vocal instructor Kimberly Hawkey holds a dual degree in music and psychology. She also serves as the Music Director for Play Group Theater, a nonprofit, educational theater organization dedicated to providing diverse performance opportunities to children and teenagers.

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