Teaching Artists

Teaching Artists

“The teachers from Midori & Friends came in with such passion for music that it was contagious for our students . . . One of our students started out the school year on the path to dropping out. In my heart, I believe that the music program and the Midori teachers saved him from this fate.”
– Caron Pinkus, Principal, Landmark High School

The gifted teaching artists who lead our programs become valued members of our partner school communities. Graduates of some of the nation’s top music schools and universities—including Manhattan School of Music, The Juilliard School, The Peabody Institute, and Oberlin Conservatory—these artists are selected for both their outstanding musicianship and their expertise in engaging students with varied backgrounds and learning styles. To provide continuous training, support, and enrichment for both our artists and the classroom teachers with whom they collaborate, we offer a 5-part Professional Development Series.

Brass & Percussion

Audrey Flores

brass
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Guido Gonzalez

brass & percussion
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Ravish Momin

percussion
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Michael Mustafa Ulmer

percussion
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Terry Szor

brass & percussion
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Early Childhood

Hanako Greenberg

early childhood
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Marsha Heydt

early childhood
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Cheryl Martin

early childhood
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Hector Morales

early childhood
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Guitar

Micah Burgess

guitar
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Ron Jackson

guitar
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Ayodele Maakheru

guitar
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Matt Panayides

guitar
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Nick Russo

guitar
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Jason Sagebiel

guitar
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Violin & Cello

Maya Bennardo

violin
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Artie Dibble

violin
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Charisa Dowe Rouse

violin
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Eddie Findeisen

violin
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Marina Fragoulis

violin
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Ellen Gronningen

violin
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James David Jacobs

cello
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Allison McNeal

violin
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Kerrick Sasaki

violin
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Voice

Diana DiMarzio

voice
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Steven Vaughan

voice
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Jasmine Wilson

voice
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Winds

Jeremy Danneman

winds
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Lynn Ligammari

winds
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Sean Lyons

winds
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Felipe Tristan

winds
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