Born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, John began playing piano when he was five years old. After graduating from high school, John began studying at West Chester University, majoring in Piano Performance. While at WCU, he was selected in 2010 and 2011 to represent Pennsylvania in the MTNA Performance Competition divisional round. In addition, John performed with the West Chester University Symphony Orchestra in his senior year. John’s time at WCU was also extremely important to his growth as a teacher. He took numerous pedagogy classes and taught private lessons to students of varying ages.
After graduating from WCU in 2013, John moved to Houston, Texas to pursue his Master’s degree in Piano Performance. While in Houston, John continued to perform, but also received a teaching assistantship that allowed him to instruct group piano classes to music majors as well as non-music majors. After receiving his Master of Music degree in December of 2014, John moved back to Pennsylvania, excited to continue his teaching and performing career. As a teacher, John wishes to share his love of music with his students, their families, and audience members alike.
Music has so many possibilities in what it can do, and John wants to assist all of his students in achieving, through music, any goal they wish to reach.
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.
Crystal Brulato is a graduate of West Chester University with a degree in saxophone music performance, and minors in music history and oboe. Crystal has studied saxophone performance and pedagogy with Dr. Greg Riley and oboe with Dr. Henry Grabb. In addition to her college experience, she has expanded her musical performance to include the clarinet with Dr. Stephanie Esposito and piano with Amy Murnane.
Crystal has performed in numerous pit orchestras and orchestras in Philadelphia and surrounding areas including Swarthmore’s Player’s Club and the Upper Darby Summer Stage. She currently performs in a local West Chester jazz band called Big Band Theory.
Crystal’s teaching style encompasses a combination of traditional technical studies such as scales and etudes for a strong foundation, as well as incorporating early music to modern music repertoire. Crystal tailors each lesson to meet the student's individual needs. She keeps music interesting and relevant in the students lives regardless of where their musical adventures may lead them.
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.
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From Franklin Lakes, NJ, Todd has been playing piano since the age of six. His relationship with music has been extremely broad, playing in ensembles ranging from orchestras, wind ensembles, praise bands, jazz combos, and more. Although piano has always been his primary instrument, he has extensive experience in various other areas, including trumpet, guitar, banjo, and voice.
In 2015, Todd Graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition before relocating to West Chester University in order to get his Master's in Piano Performance. Todd has a wide variety of musical interests, and urges his students to discover their own unique passions and areas of expertise. His favorite artists include Béla Fleck, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Art Tatum.
Nolan currently attends West Chester University where he studies Trumpet Performance and Jazz under the direction of Jean-Christophe Dobrzelewski and John Swana. Along with trumpet, Nolan also plays piano and a variety of other brass instruments.
His ambitions and love for many genres of music have led him to perform in many different venues over his young career. From big bands to orchestras to pop/rock groups, Nolan has done it. He has worked with respected artists like Delfeayo Marsalis, Bobby Sanabaria, and Sal Lozano. Nolan also works with local entertainment company Windish Music and Production, and leads his own local bands.
Educating and giving back are a large part of Nolan`s musical passions. He has worked with many local high schools and middle schools as a teaching assistant and has even written music for school ensembles. Nolan has been teaching privately for over 5 years. Having taught everyone from beginners to more advanced players, Nolan is always looking for new students to help further them along their musical journey.
Kira Boros is a pianist, choral conductor, and church musician. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she holds a B.M. Piano Performance degree with an Emphasis in Choral Conducting from the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music as a student of Dr. Robert Mayerovitch. While at the univerisity, Kira studied with other pedagogues including Sungeun Kim, Nicole Keller, Joanne Uniatowski, Alex Hurd, and Jordan Saul. An active collaborative pianist, she performs regularly with instrumentalists and singers alike. Enthused by two-piano repertoire, she is one half a piano duo with Jeffrey Jaskolka, with repertoire including works by Debussy, Shostakovich, and J.S. Bach.
Most recently Kira served as Director of Music at the United Methodist Church of Brook Park (Brook Park, Ohio), where her responsibilities included weekly choral rehearsals, biannual cantatas and concerts, collaborating with guest musicians and singers, and providing organ preludes and postludes each week.
In April 2016, Kira was commissioned by renowned organist Sándor Kádár for her arrangements, a program consisting of three Gregorian chants and several hymns. These works were performed in May 2016 in Woodbury, New Jersey, by an ensemble comprised of members from the Philadelphia Orchestra and singers from the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia.
An avid lover of choir and choral literature, Kira studied choral conducting as a student of Dr. Dirk Garner, Chair of the Conducting and Ensembles Department. She performed with the BW Motet and University choirs and previously, with the BW Treble Choir under Jordan Saul. As a member of the Baldwin Wallace Bach Festival Choir, Kira sang J.S. Bach’s Passions and Brahms’ ‘”Ein Deutsches Requiem” as part of the oldest collegiate Bach Festival in the United States. She made her conducting debut in 2016 with the BW Treble Choir.
In July 2014, she participated with the Singing Angels in the Rhythms of One World International Choral Festival, sponsored by the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. With the same choir, they earned a Silver Medal in the World Choir Games in 2012 (Cincinnati, OH).
At age 16, Kira was afforded her first church position at St. Joseph Catholic Church (Strongsville, OH), where she developed as cantor, section-leader, organist, and assistant choir director. This position allowed her to learn essential communication skills and leadership skills within a church environment, and it also taught her a great deal about liturgy and liturgical planning. She substituted in the Praise Team contemporary music ensemble and is fluent in traditional and contemporary styles of worship music.
Kira is a senior at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio. She studies with pedagogues including Robert Mayerovitch, Dirk Garner, Jordan Saul, Joanne Uniatowski, Sungeun Kim, and Nicole Keller. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in the spring of 2018.
Ashley Oros is a recent graduate of Temple University- Boyer College of Music where she earned her Bachelor in Music in Flute Performance under Mr. David Cramer, Associate Principal Flute of the Philadephia Orchestra, and Mrs. Prema Kesselman, ex-Principal Flute of the Santiago Philharmonic.
At Temple, Ashley performed with the Symphony Orchestra at the Lincoln Center of New York, as well as with the Opera Orchestra, Composers Orchestra, Contemporary Ensemble, Concert Orchestra and Wind Symphony. She has also performed in master classes with Marina Puccinini, Leone Buyse, Brad Garner, Göran Marcusson, Bonita Boyd, Alexa Still (ZAWA): Jill Felber & Claudia Andersen, Stephen Preston, and Lea Pearson among others. She has performed solos and participated in festivals in the United States, France, Italy, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.
An enthusiastic and dedicated teacher, Ashley teaches privately in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Previously she ran a flute studio at the International School Nido de Aguilas in Santiago, Chile. She is an advocate of the Alexander Technique and incorporates it into her lessons; she is working on becoming certified in the near future. She loves learning from her students and watching them grow in a healthy environment.
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.”
Piano, Trumpet, Voice
Patrick is a senior at West Chester University studying Music Education. Patrick's primary instrument is piano, which he has played since he was 7 years old. Patrick is a member of the West Chester University Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band and the West Chester University Symphony Orchestra. Starting at age 12, Patrick has performed on the organ and piano at numerous churches and has played in numerous pit orchestras for musicals on piano and violin. Patrick started learning the violin at age 10 and has performed in numerous weddings and funerals, was selected for the PMEA District 11 Orchestra in 2015 and performed at the Kimmel Center with the WCU Symphony Orchestra in 2017. Patrick is also self-taught on the trumpet, starting at age 18, and has performed in various amounts of venues with the WCU Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band.
Patrick believes that everyone has the potential to be the best they can be, especially when it comes to music. Patrick wants to make sure that every student has a unique experience in learning their instrument and to adjust each student's learning styles to get the best results out of their instrument.
Jasmine is a member of the Class of 2019 at the University of Delaware where she studies Cello with Dr. Lawrence Stomberg. She is getting a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Music Education with an Instrumental concentration and a Theatre Studies Minor.
Jasmine has a passion for the arts and theater and pursues these passions as an active member of the music and theater community at and around the University of Delaware. She has been a member of ten production staffs as Assistant Lighting Designer, Lighting Designer, Orchestrator, and Pit Director, of various productions of the Student Run Organization, the Harrington Theatre Arts Company.
Jasmine has also performed in pit orchestras for local high school productions and local professional theater companies. Some of these productions include Mary Poppins and Not the Messiah (He is a Very Naughty Boy).
Jasmine is also an active Sister of the women’s music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota, Eta Rho Chapter which actively works to provide service through music in the community. Some activities we have done for the community include performing in nursing homes and donating music technology such as iPods.
As a teacher with Greensleeves, Jasmine shares her cello and piano expertise and her passion for performance with clients throughout the area.
Sarah attends West Chester University where she studies Music and Communications. Her main instrument is voice, though she also plays piano and enjoys accompanying herself in performance. Sarah sings in the West Chester University Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz, and Opera Theatre. In the fall of 2017, Sarah led the founding of a performance club, “A Chorus Line Company”, that presents Broadway-style cabarets. Since then, the group has more than doubled in size, drawing singers from a variety of backgrounds. Sarah also participates in community theatre, as a performer and behind-the-scenes. She enjoys songwriting, poetry, and ultimate frisbee.
Sarah’s love for the arts began as a child, but her focus on music did not begin until high school. Having started later in the game, Sarah truly believes that anyone can develop a beautiful voice. In teaching, she aims to incorporate a solid singing technique with storytelling in a fun, creative space. Sarah hopes to help her students discover the beauty and power of music in all aspects of life.
Chloe currently attends West Chester University where she has double major in Music Education and Performance.
Chloe's grandmother has been a music teacher for years and as a result, Chloe has been involved in music since she was a child. She took violin lessons for a short time at the age of three and then piano lessons for a few years at the age of seven. She's been playing the trumpet since she was eight years old and has also played other brass instruments throughout her career thus far.
Chloe is a sister of WCU's chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, which is a professional woman's music fraternity that strives to further the development of music in local communities, across the country, and around the world.
Chloe has held several leadership positions in musical groups both in high school and during her career at West Chester including marching band section leader in high school and principal of her university's Wind Symphony. She's been a member of several of the university's outstanding ensembles, including the Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band and the Wind Ensemble.
Chloe says, "I love music because it's an opportunity to express an idea or emotions that sometimes can't be verbalized, which is such a beautiful thing. My teaching philosophy is that everyone has the potential to excel at music with the right support and encouragement. I'm beyond excited to show students the wonders that music holds in store for them."
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.
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.
Yejee Lee is a pianist from Jinju, South Korea. She began playing piano at the age of six and one many regional competitions early in her studies.
Yejee declined a scholarship to Peniel Middle School of The Arts in Busan, South Korea to focus instead on the general curriculum of education in high school, which laid the foundation for her to excel in college at Kookmin University. Yejee earned several Excellent Grade Scholarships including the Next-generation Global Leadership of Women Scholarship. Yejee was also selected for an internship at Eumyeon, a major music company in South Korea, to write for a magazine called, “The Piano.”
While she studied with Minsook Kim at the university, Yejee had a number of performances which included Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in d minor and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major.
Yejee recently graduated with a Masters of Music in Piano Performance from West Chester University, where she was awarded a full-tuition graduate assistantship and met Dr. Carl Cranmer, with whom he continues to study.
Yejee brings a wealth of experience and piano expertise to the student of Greensleeves Music. She tailors her lessons to meet the individual needs of her students, and encourages them to excel as growing musicians.