Welcome back everyone! We hope that everyone had a great, safe summer! BAMA is back in sessions and looking forward to another great year with our students and teachers!
With the new school year we have added great new teachers to our staff. One of them being Joanne Kim, who teaches violin and viola. Ms. Kim has over 20 years of experience in performing and teaching, and is passionate about instructing and motivating students to not only practice but enjoy music!
We also have Annette Homann, another great violin teacher new to our school this year. In 2005, Annette relocated to New York to complete her Master’s degree with Laurie Smukler at the Manhattan School of Music. Her eclectic talents allow her to navigate effortlessly through many musical genres including Bluegrass, Irish fiddling and Jazz! Annette loves teaching and shapes her lessons to the needs of the individual, always making sure to have the right balance of enjoying the music and learning to play correctly.
Lastly we’ve added Lisa Pappas, a new violin teacher with years of experience and has been playing since she was 12 years old. Lisa earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at SUNY Purchase, with her principal teachers, in addition to Mr. Coletta; Yuval Waldman, Burton Kaplan and Sally Ricketts. Master Classes were taken with Burton Kaplan, Glen Dicterow, Yuval Waldman and Sally Ricketts.
We are very excited to have such three very talented and wonderful teachers at our school and can’t wait to see all the progress they make with new and returning students!