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Spring 2020 FACULTY

Patricia Ramon
Patricia Ramon

( Voice )

David Loubeh
David Loubeh 

(Piano)

Denis Stern
Denis Stern

( Guitar )

Lukas Mantel

(Drums)

Madipakkam Suresh

( Carnatic Percussion )

Arvind Bhargav

( Mandolin )

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Sreyas Narayana

( Voice – Carnatic )

FALL 2019 FACULTY

Patricia Ramon
Patricia Ramon

( Voice )

David Loubeh
David Loubeh 

(Piano)

Douglas Las Casas
Douglas Las Casas

(Drums)

Adriano Sambetti
Adriano Sambetti

( Bass guitar )

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Sreyas Narayana

( Voice – Carnatic )

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Umayalpuram Mali

( Rhythms – Carnatic )

Denis Stern
Denis Stern

( Guitar )

SUMMER 2019 FACULTY

B.Rudzinski
Brenda Ann Rudzinski

( Voice )

Douglas Las Casas
Douglas Las Casas

( Drums)

David Loubeh
David Loubeh 

(Piano)

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Sreyas Narayana

( Voice – Carnatic )

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Umayalpuram Mali

( Rhythms – Carnatic )

Meet our Voice faculty - Patricia Ramon (Argentina) a Singer Songwriter from Argentina. After graduating as a Professional Musician from EMC Contemporary Music School in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she earned a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston MA. Being one of the best students at berklee, she was further awarded an opportunity to obtained a Master ́s degree in Contemporary Studio Performance in Valencia, Spain. We are thrilled to have this maverick of voice as a part of our esteemed faculty for fall 2019.

David loubeh is a brilliant pianist who trained in his home country Brazil under renowned classical piano exponents José Eduardo Martins. Soon to be launched, is his revolutionary Ear Training program which aims at effectively improving playing skills for musicians around the world.

Listen to David : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUo8aLUkMwY

We welcome Denis Stern, our guitar faculty for fall 2019. This will be his second time teaching students at campus. Known for his learnings under master musicians such as Philippe Catrine, Al di Meola, Pat Methen at the Rimon Jazz school of Tel Aviv, Israel, he brings a signature style named 'Nuevo Flamenco' .

He brings years of craft, experience, influences and expertise having worked globally with well known musicians like Ludovico Einaudi, Vladimir Denissenkov (with whom he is still presenting concerts on traditional Russian music) and projects with Indian music and dance (Dunia Trio). He is the Founder of the “Denis Stern project” and the duet “Vagabundos de lujo”

Lukas Mantel was Artist in Residence 2015 at Moods Club, Zürich and has played on international stages (DE, PL, AUT, FR, IT, GR, GB, NL, SVK, CZ, HU, LV, ARG, USA) with artists such as: Pierre Favre & the drummers, Karoliina Kantelinen (Värttinä), Christy Doran, Christian Weber, Christoph Stiefel, Lucerne Jazz Orchestra, Nat Su, Marc Méan, Wolfgang Zwiauer, Antonello Messina, Christoph Baumann, Fausto Beccalossi, Rafael Schilt, Christoph Irniger, Marc Méan, Tobias Meier, Veronika Stalder, Matthias Spielmann, Brandy Butler, Christoph Irniger

Madipakkam P. Suresh, A top grade Mridangam artist started learning mridangam from eminent teacher Kumbakonam Sri. Narayanaswamy Iyer, later magnetised to the playing style of world renowned Mridanga maestro Guru Kaaraikkudi R. Mani. There after Madipakkam P. Suresh, blossommed into a full-fledged mridangist with a capacity to accompany all the leading and senior aritists.
He has accompanied all frontline carnatic musicians, notably Bombay sisters, Veena Maestro Chitti Babu, Kalaimamani Sudha Raghunathan, O.S. Thiyagarajan, Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan, Sanjay Subramaniam, Malladi Brothers, T.M. Krishna, Sikkil Sisters, Mala
Chandrashekar, Bombay Sisters, Mambalam Sisters, Bombay Ranjani Gayatri, G.J.R. Krishnan, Dr. Narmada.

Aravind Bhargav  started his musical journey with Shri U Shrinivas at the age of 6 years, much before he could realise the privilege of coming under such an illustrious and legendary Guru. Aravind hails from a musical background. He belongs to a telugu family settled in Tamilnadu. His father, K.Srikantan and his family have traditionally been great fans of classical music. His mother, S.Gnana Prasuna, a vocalist,  is a disciple of Sri M.Balamuralikrishna, with credits of performances on AIR & Stage and Grandmother, N.M.Lakshmi was a Veena artist & Music composer

Sreyas is an ‘TOP RANK’ grade artiste of All India Radio and Doordarshan Kendra. He has performed carnatic vocal extensively in India and also internationally in Australia, The Gulf, and Kenya. Sreyas brings a deep voice and an extensive reportoire in Carnatic Music

Meet our Voice faculty - Patricia Ramon (Argentina) a Singer Songwriter from Argentina. After graduating as a Professional Musician from EMC Contemporary Music School in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she earned a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston MA. Being one of the best students at berklee, she was further awarded an opportunity to obtained a Master ́s degree in Contemporary Studio Performance in Valencia, Spain. We are thrilled to have this maverick of voice as a part of our esteemed faculty for fall 2019.

David loubeh is a brilliant pianist who trained in his home country Brazil under renowned classical piano exponents José Eduardo Martins. Soon to be launched, is his revolutionary Ear Training program which aims at effectively improving playing skills for musicians around the world.

Listen to David : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUo8aLUkMwY

Douglas "ShakerHand" Las Casas, is one of the most prominent Brazilian drummers. His studies of the Moeller technique, Traditional Grip, Jazz, and Brazilian music led this great Brazilian drummer to international recognition, where he received the nickname "ShakerHand"(rattle hand). Learn Samba, Jazz, Polka, Paraguaya, Latin, Maracatu and Bailão drumming styles under this virtuoso drummer this fall 2019 at Sam .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBk_9TjQlNI

Revealed as one of the seven newest talented bass players in Brazil at the IBT BASS FESTIVAL in São Paulo, Adriano Sambetti is Playing the bass guitar since he was 9 yrs old. Adriano Sambatti’s influence was iconic bass player Celso Pixinga whom he met, after which he pursued extensive study focusing on bass guitar in jazz music. Noted by the magazine COVERBAIXO as “ Owner of a very particular style of playing the bass”, Adriano has played and shared the stage with renowned & popular musicians from Brazil such as: Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth), Celso Pixinga, Douglas Las Casas, James Miller, Eduardo Machado , Alain Caron, 3 de Paus, Téo Dornellas, Mozart Mello, Thiago Espirito Santo and others.

Sreyas is an ‘TOP RANK’ grade artiste of All India Radio and Doordarshan Kendra. He has performed carnatic vocal extensively in India and also internationally in Australia, The Gulf, and Kenya. Sreyas brings a deep voice and an extensive reportoire in Carnatic Music

A prestigious mridangam exponent who trained under Kumbakonam Rajappa Iyer and Umayalpuram Sivaraman. A Copeland Fellow, Fulbright Fellow and ex faculty at Harvard Universit,. Umayalpuram Mali has toured widely and has enthralled audiences with the rhythm performances in USA, Canada, Australia, France, Mauritius, Kenya, and Singapore.

We welcome Denis Stern, our guitar faculty for fall 2019. This will be his second time teaching students at campus. Known for his learnings under master musicians such as Philippe Catrine, Al di Meola, Pat Methen at the Rimon Jazz school of Tel Aviv, Israel, he brings a signature style named 'Nuevo Flamenco' .

He brings years of craft, experience, influences and expertise having worked globally with well known musicians like Ludovico Einaudi, Vladimir Denissenkov (with whom he is still presenting concerts on traditional Russian music) and projects with Indian music and dance (Dunia Trio). He is the Founder of the “Denis Stern project” and the duet “Vagabundos de lujo”

Brooklyn-based vocalist and songwriter Brenda is a Berklee Graduate with a Double Major – Voice performance and Songwriting. Her songs combine the story-telling tradition of American folk music with infectious pop rhythms and soulful jazz harmonies. She also studied voice at Le CIM and The American School for Modern Music.

Douglas "ShakerHand" Las Casas, is one of the most prominent Brazilian drummers. His studies of the Moeller technique, Traditional Grip, Jazz, and Brazilian music led this great Brazilian drummer to international recognition, where he received the nickname "ShakerHand"(rattle hand). Learn Samba, Jazz, Polka, Paraguaya, Latin, Maracatu and Bailão drumming styles under this virtuoso drummer this fall 2019 at Sam .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBk_9TjQlNI

David loubeh is a brilliant pianist who trained in his home country Brazil under renowned classical piano exponents José Eduardo Martins. Soon to be launched, is his revolutionary Ear Training program which aims at effectively improving playing skills for musicians around the world.

Listen to David : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUo8aLUkMwY

Sreyas is an ‘TOP RANK’ grade artiste of All India Radio and Doordarshan Kendra. He has performed carnatic vocal extensively in India and also internationally in Australia, The Gulf, and Kenya. Sreyas brings a deep voice and an extensive reportoire in Carnatic Music

A prestigious mridangam exponent who trained under Kumbakonam Rajappa Iyer and Umayalpuram Sivaraman. A Copeland Fellow, Fulbright Fellow and ex faculty at Harvard Universit,. Umayalpuram Mali has toured widely and has enthralled audiences with the rhythm performances in USA, Canada, Australia, France, Mauritius, Kenya, and Singapore.