Ben Green

Percussion, Guitar

Ben Green is the owner and founder of Greensleeves Music L.L.C. Mr. Green is a public school teacher in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, teaching general music at the elementary level. He continues to teach private music lessons in students' homes as he has for many years. Though his instruments of greatest study are in the percussion family, Mr. Green also teaches guitar lessons. His style of teaching focuses on the students' interests, but a well rounded approach ensures that each student has all the basic skills and knowledge needed for success.

Ben studied at West Chester University, where he earned a Master of the Arts in Music Education degree, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. Both degrees were met with honors.  

Ben continues to perform locally as a percussionist as well. He plays drum set with the rock band Ka-Pow! and vibraphone with Good Vibes Inc. among other freelance work.

 

 

Jonathan Colman

guitar, Bass, piano

Jonathan Colman has been writing, recording & performing music for the past 16 years, 4 of which he spent at Duquesne University earning his Jazz Performance degree. While a skilled Guitarist, his main voice is Electric Bass. His penchant for jazz-steeped improvisation carries over into his lessons, which focus on practical application of theory for reading music and beginning to write one's own, and gaining a deep understanding of the songs that inspire us to play in the first place. 

An avid performer, Jonathan plays in a slew of Philadelphia bands; most notably his avant-groove trio, Chen City & with electro-soul artist Kate Faust.

Ian Sadock

PIANO, GUITAR

Ian Sadock has studied music for over 10 years and focuses on the outlets of performance, education, and composition. His first encounter with the piano occurred when he taught himself simple songs and melodies on his family’s antique grand piano, which they subsequently restored for his study. 

Ian received his early formal instruction through the Nelly Berman School of Music and private instruction throughout the greater Philadelphia region. At 15 years old, he won first place in the Nelly Berman 25th Anniversary Golden Key competition and performed at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and Philly’s Trocadero Theater. His studies have included a diverse spread of genres and techniques, spanning Jazz, Classical, Rock, Latin, Pop, Third Stream, and many others.

For 6 years, Ian studied at West Chester University towards a Bachelor’s of Music in Performance with a concentration in Piano and Jazz Studies while simultaneously studying Cell and Molecular Biology and Chemistry. He performs with the Criterions Big Band (WCU’s premier jazz ensemble), Latin Jazz Ensemble, Honors Jazz Combo, and has been featured as a soloist and accompanist in numerous student and graduate recitals. Additionally, Ian plays in the West Chester and Greater Philadelphia area with the Latin Jazz band which he co-founded, Habanero, as well as his own jazz quartet. His academic performances have been featured in many WCU publications and events, and his musical presence at several political events garnered the spotlight of the media.

Ian’s approach to music education is derived from passion and experience, where he incorporates a synergy of techniques learned through his formal and self- education as well as a fun and rigorous curriculum.

Lily Eckman

Guitar, Strings

Lily Eckman is currently pursuing a duel degree in music education and cello performance at West Chester University, studying cello under Ovidiu Marinescu. She has been studying the cello for eleven years and the guitar for five. 
Lily was involved in a local symphony orchestra during high school and participated in her high school band, orchestra and choir. Now a student at WCU, she is a member of the West Chester Symphony Orchestra, WCU Cello Ensemble, and a piano quintet. 
Lily is very passionate about sharing and connecting with people through music. Her goal to create impactful experiences for her students as they learn and enjoy music.

  

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Olivia Cox

Guitar, Piano, Voice

Olivia is a recent graduate of Immaculata University where she received a bachelor's degree in Music Therapy. During her time at Immaculata she studied piano, guitar, and voice. Piano is her primary instrument, which she has been studying for about 14 years. 

Olivia says, “I teach because I have a great relationship with my original teacher and I want to inspire students the way he inspired me. I also teach because I don't want children to have any regrets about not learning an instrument. Music is not just part of my life, but part of my soul.” 



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Taylor Halpern

Guitar, Piano, Violin, Voice, Ukulele


Taylor is a graduate of Westminster Choir College with a Bachelor's of Music in Theory and Composition. During her time at Westminster, she studied voice and piano, as well as sang in the world renowned Westminster Symphonic Choir. With Symphonic Choir, she had the privilege of performing with the The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall and the Kimmel Center under the direction of famous conductors such as Yannick Nezet-Seguin and Alan Gilbert.

In a less classical sense, Taylor also plays guitar, violin and ukulele. She played in folk-rock bands and has her own projects including a 5 track EP (available on all musical platforms) called "Beautiful Words". She also has done many rock choir shows- including the entirety of Kanye West 808's and Heartbreak album and a QUEEN tribute concert. She truly enjoys playing and teaching music from nearly every genre and category. She was also picked as one of the greater Philadelphia region's top singer/songwriters in 2018, and loves helping other young artists begin to write their own music.

Taylor has been teaching music for nearly 10 years now- and through her past experiences she has learned that every student learns in a different way (also known as the multiple intelligences theory). Once she is able to figure out which style of learning is best for you (i.e. auditory, visual, kinesthetic), she will use that method to create a successful approach to lessons. Taylor believes in finding and fueling what makes each student passionate about their chosen instrument and music.

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Clifford Morin

Clarinet, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone

Clifford Morin has hit the ground running this fall, teaching students throughout the area on multiple instruments. 

Clifford graduated with a Masters in Music from Temple University, where he studied Jazz Performance on the saxophone and spent a semester at the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music, Netherlands. He earned his Bachelors in Music from West Chester University, where he also studied Jazz Performance on the saxophone and minored in Jazz Piano. 

Clifford is a leading voice in today’s generation of saxophonists. His extensive resume includes performances with Graham Lesh, the Philadelphia String Quintet, Arturo Stable, John Swana, Ustad Shafaat Khan, Chien Chien Lu, Joe Lovano, John Faddis, Ann Hampton- Callaway Jimmy Heath, Sean Jones, Terell Stafford, and Dick Oatts. 

Clifford has performed in festivals, clubs, theaters, concert halls, and radio stations around the world in the Pop, Rock, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Indian and World Music genres. He has also composed for groups such as the Philadelphia String Quintet. 

During the summers of 2014, 2015, and 2019, Clifford was selected to be an artist in residence at the Boysie Lowery Jazz/Composition Residency in Wilmington, DE, where he recorded in Philadelphia’s WRTI studio, composed, performed, and studied under leading jazz artists. 

As a teacher, Clifford has taught Saxophone, Improvisation, and Composition at the university level as well as with private students. Being a multi-instrumentalist, he also teaches guitar, piano, flute, and clarinet as well as Indian Karnetic rhythms, music theory, jazz improvisation, and arranging/composting. 

Clifford brings together the knowledge, tradition, modern technique, and evolving possibilities of music in his instruction. Clifford enjoys showing students the most efficient tools to achieve fluidity on their instruments.