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.

 

 

 

Alex Shallenberger

percussion, piano

Alex has been playing and studying drumset and piano for the past 8 years. He is currently a student at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania's School of Music, pursing dual degree in music education and percussion performance. Along with his piano and drum set work, Alex is an accomplished marching quad drummer with the West Chester University Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band, who recently performed at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Georgia. He has also performed with the West Chester University Orchestra and the Wind Ensemble, which are the top ensembles at the university, as well as Jazz Combo’s at the university and a worship band in his home town. Alex also studies orchestral percussion and drum set techniques on a regular basis with musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra, Philly Pops and NFL films. The only thing Alex enjoys more than practicing and performing music is helping kids develop and grow musically.

 

David Logue

Piano, percussion

David Logue is currently enrolled at West Chester University and is planning to have his bachelors in music composition and music education within the next few years. Having played piano since age 7 and percussion since age 12, he has performed in many different forms of ensembles and performed in multiple different positions in each one. From playing and directing musicals at a community theatre, to performing in orchestra’s, or school jazz bands, David has obtained knowledge of many different musical genres and has a firm foundation in the theory and how music works and exists in the world around us. He has won and then performed for state-wide composition contests, and also has performed in highly recognized ensembles such as PMEA’s State Orchestra (2011) and State Concert Band (2012). David is now studying under renowned performers and composers such as Carl Cranmer and Robert Maggio. He absolutely loves passing on the tradition of music, and believes everyone should be able to not only enjoy listening to music, but also making it come to life yourself.

 

Eduardo Sinay

Percussion

Eduardo is a student at West Chester University majoring in Music Education and Jazz Performance. He studied under Dion Parsons at NJPAC and received a scholarship to attend their Jazz for Teens Program for two years. He also studied under Scott Robinson from Curtis Institute of Music and is currently studying with Dr. Chris Hanning. During his time at West Chester, Eduardo has performed in various events, concerts, recitals, and conferences with guests such as Charlie Sepulveda, John Swana, Ruben Alvarez, Delfeayo Marsalis, Chris Washburne, and many more. Eduardo is also in a new upcoming Salsa/Latin band taking West Chester by storm called Habanero. He aspires to become both an inspiring teacher and a better musician every day.

Kobi Oxman

Percussion, piano, guitar

Kobi Oxman has been involved in music all his life. Kobi performs and teaches at the professional level in the Philadelphia and West Chester area. 

He currently attends West Chester University as a Music Education major, focusing on many different instruments. He is studying under several professors who have performed in such prestigious groups as the Philadelphia POPS Orchestra and the Pennsylvania Ballet. 

Kobi has performed in many ensembles at West Chester including the West Chester Latin Jazz ensemble, Wind Symphony, Steel Pan Band, West Chester University Marching Band, Percussion Ensemble and JazzCombos. Kobi was previously a member of the Philadelphia Sinfonia. 

Kobi loves teaching percussion, piano, and guitar to children of all ages and helping young musicians reach their full potential.

Andrew Johnson

GUITAR, PIANo, percussion

Andrew Johnson is a guitarist known well in the Philadelphia, West Chester and Wilmington areas. He is currently pursuing his Bachelors of Music as a Classical Guitar Performance Major and Jazz Minor at West Chester University. While at WCU, he has studied under the guidance of seasoned Professor Glenn Lyons, Grammy Award Winning Guitarist David Cullen, and Peabody graduate and winner of the PCGS competition in 2009, Jeremy Lyons. 
Andrew has experience playing many genres of music such as Classical, Rock, Jazz, R&B, and Pop. He offers great knowledge on guitar and piano and can teach to a wide range of ability levels. Andrew's philosophy is that building and creating beautiful music through time and dedication allows students to develop essential skills for their daily lives.
Aside from teaching, Andrew plays gigs in the Philadelphia area and is also the low brass tech at Penn Wood High School. In his free time he enjoys traveling and photography.

Alyssa Resh

Guitar, Percussion, Piano

Alyssa is currently studying at Temple University, where she is earning a Masters in percussion performance studying under Phillip O'Banion, Christopher Deviney, and orchestral legend, Alan Abel. She recently graduated from West Chester University with degrees in Percussion Performance and Music Education, studying under Ralph Sorrentino, Christopher Hanning, David Nelson, and Marc Jacoby. 

Alyssa began learning piano when she was 6 years old, and soon added guitar. Though she took lessons on both instruments for years, she picked up percussion on her own. She discovered that she had a knack for rhythm after joining marching band as a freshman, and soon developed a passion for percussion. 

In her time at WCU, Alyssa has played in many of the top-tier performance ensembles (wind ensemble, orchestra, and wind symphony) as well as Percussion Ensemble and the newly formed WCU Steel Band. She has won or placed in the top three of both the S. Powell Middleton award and the Freshman Scholarship Competition at WCU. Outside of college, Alyssa also participated in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, as well as the 2015 PASIC All Star Percussion Ensemble - an audition-based ensemble of rising university percussionists from around the world. Alyssa is also the leader, arranger and founder of the Tri-Tones Xylophone Trio, a product of Windish Music and Productions. 

Though performing is important to her, Alyssa also has a strong love for teaching. She currently teaches the front ensemble at Great Valley High School, a school where she student taught in the fall of 2016. She also teaches private lessons and counsels multiple WCU summer music camps. Alyssa is excited to work with Greensleeves Music and hopes to make each lesson an encouraging and fun experience!