Teachers

Dylan White, Piano/Voice

Dylan has always been a singer. At age 8, he began his formal music education with voice and piano lessons. His hard work and practice led him to secure a spot in The Virginia Governor’s School for the Visual and Performing Arts, where he studied voice. Dylan was accepted into The American Musical and Dramatic Academy for Musical Theatre Performance. He graduated, with an Artist’s Diploma, in 2013 and began working professionally in the theatre industry. Dylan made the decision to pursue his Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music where he’s currently studying. 

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.

Anibal Cruz, Piano

Anibal is a Cuban Pianist, Composer, Arranger, and Bandleader. Anibal is a Berklee graduate. Starting with his first Single, "La Raza," released in 2021. He's shared the stage with artists like Paquito de Rivera, Armando Manzanero, Egui Castrillo, Joe McCarthy, Ruben Rodrigez, Alain Perez, Berta Rojas. He's touring internationally since 2018 with David Rivera, DeJan, Los Adolescentes, Manolo Mairena and Adonis Puentes

 

Shiva Kovvuri, Guitar/Bass/Uke

Shiva graduated from Berklee College of Music with a BM in professional music with concentrations in contemporary writing/production and jazz composition.  He regularly plays a variety of genres, including jazz, fusion, rock, r&b, funk, pop,
and hip hop

Steve Pina, Guitar  

Steve has studied and played with many of the areas top guitarists and teachers, including Mike Ihde, Mike Mele, and Daniel Donato and Jason Loughlin. Steve specializes in a variety of styles, ranging from rock to country to jazz

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Eliot Carduff, Drums

Eliot is a  native Melrosian and Berklee graduate, is a well-rounded and capable drummer with a particular fondness for funk and fusion. His enthusiasm and dedication behind the kit have garnered him the affection of performers, educators, and audiences alike, and these qualities are ever-present in his classroom.

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.