The quality of the teaching and a good relationship is at the heart of a successful student. Our school is home to an award-winning faculty, with teachers from ten countries who are graduates of some of the most respected musical institutions in the world, including the Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute, the Paris Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, the Leningrad Conservatory, the Moscow Conservatory, Yale University, the New England Conservatory, the Peabody Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, Indiana University, Cleveland Institute, and Columbia University Teachers College. Talented teachers, from both classical and jazz backgrounds, form the hallmark of the Amadeus programs and environment.

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Piano Faculty

Mikhail Ledyaykin

Mikhail Ledyaykin received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Kiev State Conservatory in Ukraine…

Igor Sherbakov

Praised by the New York Times as a pianist whose playing is “really quite extraordinary” providing an “enlivening experience at its best…”

Andrey Komanetsky

Andrey Komanetsky was born in Moscow. He received a Bachelorís degree in piano performance (Nina Svetlanova), and a Masterís degree in composition (Nils Vigeland) from Manhattan School of Music….

String Faculty

Adrienne Harmon (Suzuki Violin)

Adrienne Harmon is an active violin teacher and performer in the Hudson Valley region. Originally from New England, Adrienne received her pedagogical foundation at the New England Conservatory and Walnut Hill School for the Arts….

Faina Agranov (Violin and Viola)

Faina Agranov has concertized throughout the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and the United States both as a soloist and a chamber musician…

Jon Kahn
Jonathan Kahn (Violin and Viola)

A graduate of the renowned Eastman School of Music, Jonathan Kahn has been teaching violin to students of all ages for over twenty-five years….

Samuel Glazman (Violin)

Samuel Glazman, graduate of Vilnius Lithuanian State Conservatory, (currently known as Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre) received his diploma with qualification as an Orchestral Soloist/Lecturer/Master’s Degree equivalent in violin….

Alyssa Reit (Harp)

Alyssa Reit has worked as an independent performer, composer and arranger in the New York area for over 30 years. She completed her Bachelors and Masterís degrees at the Juilliard School as a student of Marcel Grandjany….

Bernard Tamosaitis (Cello)

Bernard Tamosaitis was born in Brooklyn, New York and studied at the Juilliard School with Channing Robbins, where he graduated with a B.A. in violoncello in 1979. He received a Master’s degree from NYU in 1995. Mr. Tamosaitis has performed extensively as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician….

Early Childhood Faculty

Eugene Posniewski

Eugene received his BM summa cum laude in Voice Performance and Opera Studies from the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase College. He has studied privately with Mina Kim, Joan Krueger, Hugh Murphy, and Jacque Trussele….

Percussion Faculty

Luiz Ebert, drummer and percussionist, is a native of Brasília, Brazil, and has developed a vocabulary blend of drumming with percussive sensitivity all his own….

Guitar Faculty

Zachary Vanacoro has been playing music for over ten years with experiences ranging from playing upright bass in orchestras, to electric bass in rock and jazz combos, to guitar in the pit for musical theater performances….

Musical Theater & Acting Faculty

Tova Greene is a teacher, artist, and stage manager from New York who specializes in the intersection between theater and social justice. She has been on the stage management and production teams of several off-Broadway World Premieres…

Woodwind Faculty

Abe Silverman

Abe Silverman (Flute, Saxophone) has extensive teaching experience, having taught flute and woodwinds for eleven years in New York City Public Schools and twenty-five years in Tarrytown Public Schools.

David Markowitz (Flute) 
studied with world famous flautist Ransom Wilson at Yale University, where he received a Master’s in Music. Other notable teachers include Eugenia Zukerman, Jesse Levine (Yale), and Michel Debost (Oberlin).

Voice Faculty

Lesley Craigie

Described as a voice “of grace and personal beauty” and “spellbinding” Scottish soprano Lesley Craigie was recently named the runner up finalist in the New York Chamber Orchestra’s Respighi Prize….

Claire Stadtmueller

Soprano Claire Stadtmueller holds degrees from New England Conservatory and the University of Rhode Island. She continued her studies with Metropolitan Opera bass John Macurdy and Met conductor Pierre Vallet….

Brass Faculty

Terry Szor (Trumpet) As a freelance musician he has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Bronx Arts Ensemble among many others….
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Steven Sherts (French Horn) received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School, and his Master of Music degree from SUNY Purchase….