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Marissa Dyer | Voice


Soprano Marissa Dyer is an enthusiastic voice and piano teacher dedicated to building community and connection through music education and performance. Marissa’s studio is an imaginative space for students to explore their unique artistry and musical craft. She loves working with students of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds, supporting every student in achieving their goals. Marissa is a firm believer in student led learning and that every student deserves lessons crafted to their needs, interests, and personalities. A diverse singer, Marissa performs a variety of styles including opera, oratorio, musical theater, jazz, and choral works. Favorite past roles include Barbarina in Boston Opera Collaborative’s Marriage of Figaro, Monica from The Medium with Old Town Actors Studio, and Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls with Idaho State Opera Theater. Marissa holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Idaho State University and a Master of Opera from the Longy School of Music of Bard College. When she isn’t busy teaching and singing, Marissa enjoys cooking, crafting, walking her pup Quincy and snuggling her cat Oliver.

Marissa
Dyer

Jennifer Judd | Voice


Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance for Voice from Westfield State College in 1998. She began teaching voice and piano in 1997, working for some local lesson centers, as well as running her own lesson center for 6 years. Jennifer has assisted as music director for theater groups and has been a conductor for several local and national church choir concerts, particularly through the Polish National Catholic Church. As a choir member, she has enjoyed performing with the Schola Nova Chorus, Springfield Symphony Chorus and Westfield Community Chorus. Jennifer has recorded and continues to record with recording artists known as Autumn Tears, has appeared as backup singer for underground metal bands…and then changed it up for a time by touring as backup singer with a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, Changes In Latitudes. These days she dedicates a lot of her focus on yoga, which incorporates a lot of singing and breathing techniques, and where she is learning to play the harmonium. Jennifer feels that we are our own best teachers. Her focus is to help students to be interested in self-discovery - to find that strength, courage and self-discipline within themselves and cultivate it. And, of course, all learning is a more enjoyable experience if we allow ourselves to stand in that power.

Jennifer
Judd

Holly Krafka | Voice


Holly MacEwen Krafka teaches voice and piano. She has a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Gettysburg College and a Masters in Conducting from the Boston Conservatory, where she studied both voice and piano. Ms. Krafka is founder and Artistic Administrator of the New World Chorale, performing with Boston’s major orchestras at venues such as Sanders Theater, the Hatch Shell, Fenway Park, Jordan Hall, the Opera House and the Wang Center with the Boston Ballet. She has taught music and chorus at both public and private schools, as well as her own voice studio. Her children’s choruses have performed at the Colonial Theater in Boston and European tours. She has decades of experience in teaching classical, opera, musical theater, jazz, pop, contemporary a cappella, sacred and secular music as well as theory and music history. Her other love is her precious baby granddaughter, and following the careers of her three very musical sons.

Holly
Krafka

Enjie Lian | Voice


Enjie is finishing his Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance at Longy School of Music of Bard College under the tutelage of Dr. Christopher Sierra. He has sung with some prestigious organizations like Seattle Opera for the leading role of Happy Prince in " Wilde Tales", and the First Sailor(Cover) in " Dido and Aeneas" at Boston Camarata. He also has played piano for many years, studying piano in high school and at Longy. Being and experienced teacher in both voice and piano, Enjie is willing to explore music with his students no matter their age. His teaching philosophy is for his students to learn how to sing and play in a healthy way and with good foundations, but still find the musical and emotional voice in everyone.

Enjie
Lian

Robbie Milner | Voice


Robbie is a Baritone and a Pianist, originally from Edinburgh, U.K. He is a graduate of Longy School of Music of Bard College, where he studied with soprano Jayne West for his Master of Music and Graduate Diploma in Voice Performance. Robbie also learned the piano, starting at age six and gained ABRSM Grade certificates during his school years. His first job was as a rehearsal piano accompanist for Gilbert & Sullivan opera companies, which led to acting roles in local amateur productions and the spark to study singing for a professional career. Robbie’s aim is to be a concert singer, focusing on American Art-Song, French mélodie and German Lieder repertoire. In music lessons, Robbie aims to make learning singing or piano a happy and rewarding experience, where learning technique feels comfortable and accessible for each student.

Robbie
Milner

Michelle Murray | Voice


Michelle Murray is a singer and pianist from Walpole, Massachusetts. She is a classically trained mezzo soprano whose background is in musical theater and classical voice, though she also loves singing pop, rock and folk music. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music, Vocal Performance with a Minor in French and Francophone Studies from Muhlenberg College in 2019. Michelle is also an accomplished pianist who began playing at the age of 5. For the last 3 years, she lived in Munster, Ireland, after receiving her Master Degree in Irish Traditional Music Performance from the University of Limerick in 2020. After graduating, Michelle taught Bachelor of Arts in Voice students at the Irish World Academy, University of Limerick. She has also been performing frequently around Ireland in concerts and festival gigs with Irish band Seoid, and has enjoyed singing and playing flute and tin whistle in Irish music sessions. Her vocals were featured in an Olay advertisement in China. For Michelle, the best part of teaching is seeing her students delight in their own progress and accomplishments.

Michelle
Murray

Amber Naugle | Voice


Originally from Missouri, Amber Naugle earned her Master of Music in Voice Performance from the Boston Conservatory in 2019 under the tutelage of Victor Jannett. She arrived in New England after obtaining her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, studying under Stella Roden, and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Ms. Naugle studied voice and piano from an early age and is accomplished in both instrument. She has performed voice in Italy, France, and across the United States. Her notable roles are Mother (Hansel und Gretel), Pamina (The Magic Flute), La Princesse (L’Enfant et les Sortilèges), Mrs. Gobineau (The Medium), and Despina (Così Fan Tutte). During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Naugle served for 2 years as President of the Student Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She also virtually teaches English to Chinese children aged 3-18 and aspires to bring fun and positive energy into every class setting. She strives to understand her students on a personal level to better tailor the learning experience to the students’ interest.

Amber
Naugle

Annabrett Ruggiero | Voice


Annabrett Ruggiero, Mezzo-Soprano, is from Orlando, Florida, and is a second-year Master of Voice Student studying at Boston University. Annabrett received her Bachelor Degree in Voice Performance from Stetson University. Besides singing, Annabrett has been playing piano from a young age. She has been teaching and performing a variety of musical styles including Musical Theater, Pop and Classical Music. She is passionate about introducing a healthy and nurturing foundation for her students and fostering their creativity and passion.

Annabrett
Ruggiero

Andrew Stack | Voice


Operatic Baritone and Voice & Piano Teacher Andrew Stack earned his Graduate Diploma in Voice from New England Conservatory, his Master’s in Voice Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and his Bachelor’s in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College. Andrew has played piano since a young age learning from his jazz pianist Father. As a performer, Andrew recently was part of the world premiere cast of Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abel’s opera Omar, and performs with organizations such as Boston Lyric Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, and Carolina Performing Arts. An experienced teacher, Andrew has taught both voice and piano lessons. As a teacher, Andrew firmly believes in modeling positive self-talk as often as possible, so that students learn to become their own biggest cheerleaders on stage, while practicing, and in every day life.

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Stack

Alexandra Tan | Voice


Alexandra Tan started her musical studies at the age of four in classical piano. She later received a Diploma in piano performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). Having completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne, Australia where she majored in voice performance and instrumental teaching and minored in piano, she continued her graduate studies at The Boston Conservatory, receiving a Masters in voice performance under the tutelage of Dr Marilyn Bulli. She has also performed and given recitals in her home country, Singapore, Australia and here in Massachusetts. Discovering her passion for teaching, she also undertook a Post Graduate Diploma in Music Education. Alexandra has taught in a variety of settings. Besides teaching private piano and voice lessons, she has also taught in public schools in Massachusetts such as the Boston Latin School and Bigelow Middle school, teaching general music, chorus and instrumental ensembles. As a teacher, she endeavors to help students achieve their full potential by adapting her instruction to the student’s needs. Besides this, she believes music should be enjoyable and fun for all.

Alexandra
Tan

Siyuan Tian | Voice


Siyuan Tian received his with a Master of Music in Voice Performance from Manhattan School of Music in New York, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Xiamen University in China. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Siyuan is an accomplished singer and pianist. As a tenor, Siyuan’s operatic roles include acclaimed performances as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte and Ein Soldat in Kaiser von Atlantis. As a passionate and experienced educator, Siyuan aims to inspire the next generation of musicians, sharing their expertise in both voice and piano, and fostering a love for music in each of their students.

Siyuan
Tian