Thomas R. Martin, educator, pianist, conductor, vocalist, musical director, composer, and arranger, retired after teaching 22 of his 32 years in public schools as Choral Director for Keene High School. He directed the A Cappella Choir, the Concert Chorus, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and Nostalgia. He taught Piano, Music History, Music Theory, and Voice. Tom was a member of the Berklee College of Music voice faculty for seven years, founding the Berklee Musical Theatre Workshop and the Berklee Contemporary Choir, taught private voice lessons extensively, served as musical director and conductor for many Berklee Performance Center concerts, and was assistant chair of the Voice Department. While in Boston he was also very active as a musical director for academic and regional theatre. He worked as a musical director and pianist in New York, Boston, and Nashville, working in musical theatre and cabaret. Tom has a BA in Theatre from Boston College, a BMus in Composition from Berklee College of Music, and an MEd from Keene State College. He has served as clinician and guest conductor, musical director, pianist, conductor, accompanist for over 165 theatre productions and 68 concerts and revues. He is pianist for the Keene Jazz Orchestra, director of music for the Dublin Community Church, and works as musical director for Keene State College Theatre Department and Raylynmor Opera. Tom is available for instruction in voice, piano, music theory and sight-reading. To schedule a lesson with Tom please call 603-762-0133 or email@example.com
Sandy Van de Kauter teaches Cello & Piano at Elm City Music. When she was a child she was made to play piano, an endeavor at which she turned out to be pretty skilled. At a stint at the Interlochen Music Festival when she was 13, she discovered that what she really wanted to do was play cello, a process which she finally set in motion in her 30’s when she left the law firm where she had been working and commenced a lawyering job in corporate America She loves cello. Since coming to Keene, she has become the parent of two children, a job she regards as far more challenging and more important than any other she has had. Sandy has studied cello with Margaret Jacobs in Chicago and with Judith Serkin in Brattleboro, and has played with the Keene Chamber Orchestra (as well as other area groups) for almost 20 years. You can contact Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Dillon has taught music to over a thousand students in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire over the past decade. Classically trained on guitar and piano, he has combined his technical and creative skills to provide memorable musical experiences to his many students. Working in several public and private schools, Michael has lead musical performances and has a wealth of teaching experience for a variety of learners. Michael earned his bachelor’s degree from Keene State College in Music Education, where he studied classical guitar with Dr. Jose Lezcano. Later, he studied with guitar composer Frank Wallace. Frank recently wrote the guitar piece, “Stone Face”, which is dedicated to Michael and its title is a reference to the old man of the mountain in New Hampshire folklore. You will hear the first movement in Michael’s guitar video below. In addition to playing a variety of styles of music, Michael writes songs and composes for many instruments. He often integrates these skills to help students write songs of their own. In addition, he often incorporates technology to enhance the experience of his students. You can contact Michael at email@example.com