Crystal Brulato

piano, woodwinds

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.

 

 

Amanda Rougeau

Flute, guitar, piano, Voice

Amanda has been a musician all of her life. From the age of five she started to take piano lessons and that is when she fell in love with music. This led her to learn any instrument she could get her hands on!

Amanda's passion led her to start studying music education at West Chester University. After 2.5 years, she decided she was interested in learning about music's therapeutic qualities. She is currently enrolled at both WCU and Immaculata University studying Music Therapy. 

Amanda believes that every child can learn to be musical and she strives to provide individual instruction that caters to the students' needs.

 

 

Katelyn Gallagher

Piano, Voice, Woodwind

Katelyn Gallagher is a Music Education major at West Chester University who has a passion for teaching students and creating music. Her primary instrument is saxophone, which she has been studying since age 9. She enjoys playing in various ensembles at WCU and explores the classical and jazz styles of saxophone performance. Katelyn also enjoys singing in university choir and playing the mellophone in the West Chester University Incomparable Golden Ram Marching Band. 

Katelyn is an active member in the college community. She is a performer in several university ensembles and a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, a professional music fraternity for women. She is also a member of Nafme Collegiate, a college music educators association. Katelyn also enjoys athletics, competing in intermural athletics and participating in charity athletic events. 

Her passion for teaching has blossomed through her various experiences creating music with students of all ages. Katelyn has been working with the Berwick Middle School band for 5 years and the Berwick High School Marching Ensemble for 2 years as a marching and music instructor. She volunteers at WCU with the Kennett Symphony Children’s Choir. She also works as a camp counselor at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp in Michigan. 

Katelyn wants to create a learning experience that sparks creativity and exploration in the art of music. She hopes to create brave spaces where students can express themselves freely through music and improvisation. Her goal is to express her own love of music with all her students through a unique learning experience that allows them to reach goals and create their own love of music.