piano & voice
Miss Christie holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from William Paterson University. She has been teaching since 2005. Her students range in age from 3 to adult. She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), New Jersey Music Teachers Association (NJMTA), and Sigma Alpha Iota.
Miss Christie is a mezzo-soprano vocalist and pianist who has provided music for dozens of weddings in New Jersey. She currently is the Director of Music Watchung Presbyterian Church in Bloomfield, NJ where she provides piano and organ music for weekly services and conducts the Chancel Choir and Bell Choir. Miss Christie has also served as a pianist, worship leader, and substitute choir director at her home church in Ledgewood, NJ.
As an accompanist, Miss Christie has assisted numerous students and professionals in their musical performances. She currently serves musicians in Morris, Sussex and Essex Counties.
guitar & ukulele
Mr Alex, a member of the NJ classical guitar society, has dedicated much of his musical career to the study of cultural music. He has studied Mediterranean music under Raif Hasani and Marita Haleni and South American music under Sylwia Kloc and Darren O'Neill. Aside from guitar Mr Alex plays a variety of instruments of all different cultures including: accordion, bouzouki, charango, piano, ukulele, french horn, and didgeridoo.
In addition to his pursuit of classical music, Mr Alex has established himself in many bands of varying genres such as rock, funk, blues and bluegrass. He was the front man of a band for many years, playing famous venues such as the Stone Pony and the Wellmont Theatre.
Mr Alex has a deep love for music and artistic expression and is very fortunate to have grown up in an environment that allows him to cultivate his art. Coming from a family of guitar players and singers he started playing guitar at the age of 7 and has been honing his art ever since. Mr Alex looks forward to sharing his music and passing on his knowledge to his students.
brass & woodwinds
Mr Danny is a recent graduate of New Jersey City University. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Currently, he is one of the instrumental teachers at Horace Mann Elementary School in North Bergen. Besides teaching in the public school setting, Danny teaches privately to students throughout Northern New Jersey. His students often are accepted into New Jersey Region Bands.
Mr Danny is currently a member of the Bloomfield Youth Band and the New Jersey City University (NJCU) Symphony of Winds and Percussion, having served as the principle horn player for both ensembles. Danny has also been a featured soloist with the Bloomfield Youth Band. Other ensembles Mr. DiTommaso has performed in include Imperial Brass, NJCU Concert Chorale, & the NJCU Orchestra. He has also been invited to play several concerts in New York City.
Mr Danny also also performs in the orchestra pit for musicals on both French Horn and Trumpet. Performances on the horn include Gypsy, Pippin, Cabaret, Les Miserables, Curtains, and Into the Woods. On trumpet, he has played the shows Seussical the Musical and Anything Goes.
Mr Tim has 7 years of teaching experience in music schools, public schools, and music camps. He has performed at several piano competitions in the Tri-State area as well as at the Oberlin International Piano Competition. Mr Tim is currently a canadidate for his degree in Music from BCC and has a certificate in audio engineering and music production from the Institute of Audio Research.
Mr Tim's strong passion for music and education have brought him diverse opportunities. In addition to teaching privately and performing regularly, he has run live & studio sound engineering events, and served as the Percussion Instructor for Saddle Brook High School for 3 years.
Mr Tim is currently the organist and choir director for The Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green. He also serves as the accompanist for the Bloomfield Civic Chorale. Click here to see Mr Tim showing off.