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.
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.
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.