Contact us at BRUNSWICKHAMSTUDIO@GMAIL.COM or call (732) 297-REED
to sign up for the Fall Session beginning September 9, 2017!
WHO: The BRUNSWICKHAM Music Studio is a new music studio and a subsidiary of CWReeds. Selected by Dr. Christopher Wickham, the instructors are accomplished, undergraduate music students from Rutgers University. All teachers’ bios can be found at www.cwreeds.com/brunswickham.
WHAT: We provide hour-long, instrumental, music lessons for students in grades 6-12. All students are expected to audition for regional honor band in the Fall and prepare a solo in the Spring.
WHEN: Lessons are offered on weekends only. Our sessions run in tandem alongside the academic calendar. The Fall Session begins on September 9, 2017 and ends December 17, 2017. The 2017 Fall Session is comprised of 14 lessons.
WHERE: The BRUNSWICKHAM Music Studio is located at 2864 Route 27, Suite C, North Brunswick, NJ.
WHY: This studio aims to serve two needs: 1) Offering exceptional undergraduates an environment where they are free to cultivate their teaching skills while under the supervision of Dr. Wickham, who has maintained a highly successful private studio for nearly 2 decades. AND 2) Offering an affordable option for middle school and high school students who are seeking private musical instruction. They can expect a high-quality education from the leading musicians of tomorrow!
COST: Lessons are $45 per lesson. Tuition for the semester is due in full at the first lesson.
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PATRICIA ANSELMO graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University majoring in flute performance in May 2017. In the Fall 2017, she will be a Masters student in Flute Performance at Mason Gross School of the Arts studying with Bart Feller. She also studies with Keith Underwood and previously studied with Kaoru Hinata and Pao-Chieh Tseng. Patti has attended the Aria International Summer Academy, the Bonita Boyd International Summer Masterclass at the Eastman School of Music, and the Hidden Valley Flute Masterclass. She has performed at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and in the Czech Republic. As the winner of the 2017 NJ Flute Society Competition; she was the guest artist with the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra performing the Mozart Concerto at Drew University.
An active orchestral flutist, Patti was the principal flute of the Rutgers Sinfonia, the undergraduate orchestra, and has performed with the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, the Rutgers Baroque Ensemble, and as a guest flutist for the Kirkpatrick Choir. Patti is a native of Morris County, NJ, and she graduated from Morris Knolls High School. She is a member of music ministries at St. Clements Church in Rockaway, NJ and St. Peter's Church, New Brunswick, NJ.
Patti loves to travel, with photography and dance as hobbies; and, she loves to spend time with her dog, Phoebe.
WYATT BEEKMAN earned his Master's degree at Manhattan School of Music and is currently entering his Doctorate at Rutgers University. He has attended the Monteux Festival in 2014 and 2015, and has performed principal in Manhattan School of Music’s opera orchestra for recordings under well-known opera conductors like George Manahan and Kynan Johns. Wyatt’s primary teachers include Jonathan Blumenfeld, Robert Botti, and Nathan Hughes.
KRISZTINA MÁTHÉ, student of MET Opera musician Jessica Phillips, is currently in her second year of the undergraduate program at Mason Gross School of the Arts, on track for a degree in music education and clarinet performance. She is thrilled to begin working with young clarinet players, and hopes that she will be able to pass on a genuine love for the instrument, in addition to building a strong foundation in music theory and related concepts. She has drawn much inspiration from peers and teachers, but is just as eager now to learn alongside her students, and set up a collaborative and open environment for them.
AMANDA EIDER is currently a student at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. She has participated in the New York Summer Music Festival, Ithaca College Summer Music Festival, and the 2014 International Double Reed Society Convention. In addition to her involvement with multiple Rutgers ensembles, she has performed with the Eastern Wind Symphony (including a concert at the International Trumpet Guild Convention) and premiered a bassoon sonata at Westminster Choir College. She also works with the John P. Stevens High School Marching Band and has interned for the Mason Gross Extension Division’s Adult Chamber Music Program. Amanda recently served as a camp intern at two of the Bocal Majority Double Reed camps, where she assisted in teaching reed classes, helped coach small ensembles, and performed in faculty recitals. She currently studies with Dr. Christopher Wickham and has taught private lessons through Dr. Wickham's "Sunday Bassoon School" program.
MICHAEL TATORIS is a graduate of East Brunswick High school in central New Jersey. He is currently a Sophomore at Mason Gross school of the arts for Music Education and bassoon performance and has recently played with groups at Rutgers such as the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, the Kirkpatrick Choir, and the undergraduate bassoon ensemble Bacoustics. Outside of school, he has played with the Eastern Wind Symphony and the Adelphi Orchestra. Michael has participated in the Summer Music in Tuscany festival where he performed with Principal bassoonist of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Sebastian Stevensson. In previous years, Michael has premiered arrangements for bassoon ensemble such as an arrangement of the Flight of the Bumblebee for bassoon ensemble and wind ensemble. This premiere was done at Rutgers and was performed with Monica Ellis of the Imani winds.
CONNOR BABOS is a senior at Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he is a double major in Music Education and Jazz Studies. He has performed in a wide variety of ensembles, performing on baritone saxophone in Rutgers Jazz Ensemble 1 and the Rutgers Mingus Big Band alongside guest artists such as Michael Dease, Claudio Roditi, John Beasly, and Tim Hagans. He has also been the principal bass clarinetist of the Rutgers University Symphonic Winds and principal bassoonist of the Rutgers Symphony Band, and is a member of Baccoustics, the Rutgers University bassoon ensemble. Other unique opportunities Connor has participated in at Rutgers include performing at Super Bowl XLVIII and before President Barack Obama at the Rutgers 250th Anniversary Commencement.
KEVIN AYRES is a freelance musician and private horn instructor who has played the French horn for twelve years. He is currently entering his senior year as a double major in French horn performance and Music Education at the Mason Gross School of the Arts where he has studied with Jerry Peel. Prior to college, he studied with Chris Wilhjelm. Since entering Mason Gross, Kevin has performed in many high level ensembles including the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, the Rutgers Wind Ensemble, and the Rutgers Brass ensemble. He has also had a strong presence in chamber music, performing in woodwind quintets and brass quintets as well as coaching chamber groups for the Rutgers Summer Wind Band and Chamber Music program. Outside of school, Kevin has had many performance opportunities including participating in the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, attending the Tanglewood Institute, performing at Carnegie Hall, being a member of the Ridgewood Concert Band, and much more. Kevin attributes his success to having talented and supportive teachers.
DAVID INGERSOLL is a freelance trumpet player who has studied with members of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the American Ballet Theater. In addition to this, Mr. Ingersoll has experience teaching privately, in chamber settings, and in front of large ensembles and relishes the thrill of finding the way to connect to students in each new circumstance.
In his tenure at Mason Gross, Mr. Ingersoll has worked with and within the Rutgers Symphony Band, Symphonic Winds, Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Sinfonia, Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, The Rutgers Opera Program, various chambers groups, and even with the Marching Scarlet Knights. Each of these experiences has broadened the pallet of pedagogical and musical tools that he can bring to students.
Mr. Ingersoll firmly believes that each student or group or students learns through unique environments, focuses, paces, and intentions; and strives to find the combinations that work best for each of his students. Each of his students receives thorough instruction in the basics of music theory as well as instrumental technique from which the student will shape their musical ideas under guided exploration of their artistic intent. Guiding new students toward self-driven discovery and exploration is the joy that has brought Mr. Ingersoll to teaching, and hopefully, the joy with which every student leaves his tutelage.
JULIE ZEDECK is currently a Music Education Major with a concentration in Trombone at Rutgers University-Mason Gross School of the Arts. At Rutgers, she is studying in the trombone studio of Dr. Noreen Baer, in the brass department run by Alan Baer, the principal tuba player of the New York Philharmonic. Throughout her time at Rutgers so far, she has played in the Rutgers Symphonic Winds, Trombone Choir, Rutgers Sinfonia, small chamber groups, various pit orchestras for musicals on and off campus, and more. Julie is also a member of the award-winning Rutgers University Marching Scarlet Knights, where she marches trombone and performs at all home football and basketball games. Ever since starting piano lessons in 3rd grade, Julie has been very passionate and dedicated to music and her ultimate career goal is to play trombone in Broadway pit orchestras and to be a music teacher.
TUBA (LOW BRASS)
BEN RIVERA is a freelance tuba player as well as a private instructor and educator. He has been playing the tuba for nine years and is currently a student of Alan Baer at Mason Gross School of the Arts. As an instructor Ben has worked with JP Stevens High School’s band program in Edison, NJ and with the Long Branch High School music program in Long Branch, NJ. While being involved with many of the high-caliber ensembles at Mason Gross like the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, Rutgers Wind-Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, and a number of well-recognized chamber groups, he has also had to pleasure to perform for President Barack Obama and on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. In 2012 he marched in the Cadets2 Drum and Bugle Corps where he was able to learn from some world-class educators instilling values that both correspond to what you do on and off of your horn. Ben attributes his success to support from his family and guidance from the dedicated faculty at Mason Gross.