Jacob Colby

strings

Jacob Colby is a music teacher and performer, and a recent graduate of Temple University's Esther Boyer College of Music and Dance, from which he received a Bachelor of Music Education. His primary instrument is the violin.  

Jacob has studied privately with Dr. Luigi Mazzocchi; Associate Concertmaster of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and Dr. Valissa Willwerth, member of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recently, he has become a member of the newly formed Temple University Baroque Quartet. He is also avidly involved with the ASTA chapter at Temple University as well as the NAfMEC organization. He has also participated in various youth orchestras including the Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Sinfonia, and Temple University Symphony Orchestra. 

Jacob has taught at the Music School of Delaware for the past few summers. Additionally, he has recently been added to the faculty at The Music School of Delaware as a violin teacher. Although he is primarily a classical violinist, he enjoys playing both Jazz and Folk music in his free time. He has performed at venues in the Philadelphia area such as The World Cafe Live with Zach Feingold Band and Flounder Warehouse.

David Beech

Piano, Strings

David is a junior at West Chester university, studying piano performance and music education. He currently studies under renowned performer Igor Resnianski. In addition to piano, he studies cello as a minor instrument, and plays in various string ensembles as well as the university orchestra. He has accompanied instrumentalists and vocalists during his time at West Chester, and has accompanied high school and middle school choirs. Outside of school, he loves to perform in churches, and sings in a variety of choirs. He has a thorough understanding of music theory, and has a firm grounding in various musical practices. He loves his art, and is passionate about teaching music to others!

 

Lauren Blackwell

PIANO, Strings

Lauren Blackwell has been studying the cello for 9 years.

She studied at Settlement Music School with Christine Danoff until she entered West Chester University. There, she's a cello Performance major studying with Ovidiu Marinescu. She is involved in the West Chester Symphony Orchestra, West Chester Chamber Orchestra, Cello Ensemble, a string quartet, and a piano trio.

She studied piano for 10 years at Temple Music Prep in Philadelphia before switching to cello. She then took piano classes with Vincent Craig and Carl Cranmer at West Chester University.

Lauren enjoys teaching cello and beginner piano. Her goal is to adjust to each student's learning style so that they can learn in the best way possible. 

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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Adam Skirvin

Guitar, Strings

Adam Skirvin is currently a senior at Immaculata University where he studies Music Therapy and the double bass. In addition to the double bass, he also avidly plays and studies guitar and the electric bass. 

Adam currently performs as a double bassist in the Immaculata Symphony Orchestra, Delaware County Symphony, and as a fill-in bassist for the Chester County Pops. He also currently performs as a vocalist and electric bassist in his rock band FRND CRCL. 

Adam believes every person is born with musical abilities and with a little guidance, those abilities will shine.

 

Therese West

Piano, Strings