Meet The Team


Dennis Shafer 



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Dennis loves working with kids and making music FUN! He has a passion for music instills this in his students. Dennis has over 15 years experience teaching all ages and styles of music, and holds degrees at Longy of Bard College, Boulogne Conservatory (France), The Boston Conservatory, and Brooklyn College. He feels it is important to organize performances for his students.  His students have performed in many venues from Harvard Square to Carnegie Hall.

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Trisha Craig 



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Trisha Craig believes that anyone can learn and loves to bring out the best in all of her students! She has been teaching, coaching, and conducting musicians of all ages for over thirty years. She enjoys exposing students and audiences to modern styles and techniques, and her enthusiasm is infectious. Trisha holds music degrees from Ithaca College and Longy School of Music, and her students have won awards at the local, regional, and national levels.


Bruce Haiduk 

Brass Instructor

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Bruce is fantastic with kids and makes buzzing into brass instruments more fun than video games! He's a talented trombonist, too, with degrees from Boston University and Oklahoma State. Bruce does everything from symphonic music to big band and can help kids achieve their dreams in any realm of music on a brass instrument--He has a sforzando that will sneak up on you too!