Meet Our Teachers

Mr Ed - Guitar Instrucstor

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 Ed Littman was born in New York City and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, the youngest of three children. Both parents are professional artists and opened Ed up to a world of creativity at a young age. Early on, Ed had been exposed to classical music, and at the age of 12, Ed heard Elvis Presley and fell in love with the Rock and Roll beat. Soon after, his parents Wally & Rosemary bought him his first album, The Beatles, “Revolver” which started an infatuation with that group and led to exposure to such artists as Chicago, Pink Floyd, and Jimi Hendrix. 

Ms. Katherine Cocca

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Ms. Nancy - Art Instructor

Ms. Nancy

Ms. Nancy is a visual artist born and raised in central New Jersey. After studying sculpture at West Virginia University and  Education at Raritan Valley Community College, Nancy found her identity as an artist working with plaster, metal, and acrylic paint. She commonly focuses on faces and personas as her work's subject. Nancy is very excited to share her knowledge with young students who also have a passion for various visual arts! Check out her work on both her portfolio page and blog!  http://artbymissnancy.weebly.com 

Ms Charity - Piano & Voice Instructor

Bio coming soon

Mr Luke

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For the last several years, Luke Schaffel’s drumming with various groups has been earning a lot of recognition. Whether it is from winning numerous awards and scholarships as a jazz musician or being recognized by the press with his rock band The Clocktown Giants, the powerful and precise style of Luke’s playing is starting to catch everyone’s ear. 
     Starting his musical study at age 10, Luke’s early love for rock bands like Van Halen, Queen, Led Zeppelin, and Steely Dan quickly made him realize that the drums were for him. After a few years of an exclusive concentration on rock and roll, Luke joined the Jazz Band at his high school at age 14. He quickly fell in love with that as well, and started to focus on studying the playing of the great jazz drummers such as “Philly” Joe Jones, Tony Williams, Steve Gadd, Elvin Jones, and many others. Having graduated with a jazz studies program from Montclair State University, Luke later went on to graduate from NYU Steinhardt with a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance. There he studied and played with some of the most recognizable names in modern music. Including John Scofield, Lenny White, Lenny Pickett, Mike Richmond, Billy Drummond, Alan Ferber, Tony Moreno, and more.
 

Ms. Zulma - Zumba Instructor

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Meet Ms. Zulma, a  Certified Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba toning and Zumba kids Instructor.
Certified Personal Trainer.
Certified Core de Force Instructor.
 Positive minded mother of two.
Seeker of health and believer In  power of music to heal the body and the soul.
Original from Colombia with  singer and dancer background.
Ms. Zulma has  teaching Zumba for over 8 years.  She always motivate people to reach their fitness goals, listen to their bodies and to love themselves.