Songwriting Faculty | Music in Chappaqua

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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 Justin Gild 

A graduate of the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College in composition, this versatile guitar instructor has extensive teaching experience in all types of music.  Justin is the creator, with director Janet Angier, of the New York Academy Rock Workshops.

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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 songwriting 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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