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The Music Shop

128 West Emerson Street

Melrose, MA 02176

781-979-7600

email: steve@musicshopmelrose.com

Store Hours:

1-8 Monday -Wednesday

Thursday by Appointment

3-8 Friday Drums by Appointment

11-3 Saturday

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Teachers

Irisley Luis-Gomez  Piano/Voice

Iris is a classically trained guitarist from the Cuban Conservatory "Jose White" and was granted a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music. She is now performing in the Boston area with the band Clave & Blues (claveandblues.com) as a bass player and Manager along with other collaborative projects.

Smirna Ortiz, Piano/Voice

Smirna is a pianist, composer, producer, sound engineer and teacher. She has a bachelor's degree in Music Production & Engineering from Berklee College of Music and a bachelor's in Music Education from the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Smirna is the winner of six international music competitions and has been declared Ambassador for the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation.  

Jacob Clapper, Piano

Jacob received his Bachelor of Music from Texas A&M University-Commerce and his Master of Music from the University of Florida with a concentration in piano performance. He has studied piano under such distinguished teachers and artists as Kevin Orr and Luis Sanchez.

Zahili Gonzalez Zamora, Piano/Voice

Zahili is a recent  Berklee College of Music graduate.  Her influences come from the Jazz world to the Cuban/Classical/Blues era.

 

Ben Bass, Guitar/Bass/Uke

Ben has been playing guitar since third grade and grew up listening to a diverse range of music. He has recently graduated from Berklee College of Music and continues to play in many musical projects while performing throughout the area. His approach to teaching allows students to understand the theory and mechanics of their favorite songs.

Steve Pina, Guitar  

Steve has studied and played with many of the areas top guitarists and teachers, including Mike Ihde, Mike Mele, and David Goodrich. Steve specializes in a variety of styles, ranging from rock to country to jazz. Steve also teaches Music Theory.

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Nathan Sabanayagam, Drums

Nathan has been playing drums for the past 25 years, from tours spanning North America, to residencies in Ethiopia,
Jamaica and Switzerland.  Specializing in reggae, worldbeat and soul music,   Nathan graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2003 with a BM in Music Synthesis.  After graduating, he started his own independent record label, Naya Records (www.nayarecords.com).  He focuses on technique, listening, and time-keeping skills within the traditions of Rock, Jazz,Blues, R&B, Latin & Funk.

 

Bill Ricciardelli, Drums

Bill is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. Bill is a very well rounded drummer who is in constant demand as a live and studio player. He specializes in funk, hip-hop, and R&B.

Neal Dike, Drums

Neal is a native Melrosian, and a former student of Mike Mangini and Bob Gullotti. Neal has toured America as well as Europe with many acts. He brings a variety of technical skills and real life performance to his lessons.

 Nathaniel Diamond-Jones, Violin/Fiddle

Nathaniel has been playing violin for over 16 years. Growing up in the Medford, he began taking private lessons at the Winchester Music School. Nathaniel is also attending classes at the Berklee College of Music.