Violin, Viola (virtual lessons only)
Kyle is a graduate of Temple University's Boyer College of Music with degrees in both Music Education and Violin Performance. An active orchestral and pit musician, Kyle has played in the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra, Temple University Symphony Orchestra, Temple University Opera Orchestra, and Temple University Theatre Pit. He helps direct Temple’s Community Music Scholars Program String Orchestras, which are made up of students mainly from the city of Philadelphia. Kyle has been playing violin since the age of 5 and has studied with Inna Nedorezov, Barbara Sonies, and Meichen Liao-Barnes. Additionally, he maintains a private studio in Montgomery County teaching elementary and middle school students violin and viola and is a freelance musician playing in pits.
Classical, Jazz and Rock Guitar, Bass, Sax
Tony has been performing professionally for 50 years. He is an outstanding classical and jazz guitarist, and can certainly rock out if the need arises :-) He has been a member of the Vincent James Band for the past 25 years. His studies include the Granoff School of Music where he studied with Bill Viola and Peter Segal from the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society. He's taken master classes with Christopher Parkening, Oscar Ghiglia and John Duarte (all students of Segovia). Tony has had his classical arrangements of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcraker" and Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" published by Hal Leonard. To read more about Mr. D'Addono, and listen to him perform, visit his website at http://www.tonydaddono.com/
Cello, Violin, Viola, String Bass
Charles has been playing the cello professionally for close to 45 years. Throughout his extensive professional performance career, Charles has played with several known music organizations in the area. They include: the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philly Pops, the Concerto Soloists, the Delaware Symphony & the Allentown Symphony. Currently, he performs with the Reading Symphony, the Ocean City Pops, the Kennett Symphony and his own chamber group, the Main Line Chamber Players.
Aside from his extensive performance career, Mr. dePasquale is also equally experienced in the field of education.
Having just recently retired after 30 years, from the West Chester Area School District, his responsibilities there ranged from training beginning Violins, Violas, Cellos & Basses, to teaching, directing & coaching several of the secondary orchestra programs. Specifically, this involved weekly group lessons for all of the string instruments. Additionally, he also served as the director of an award winning extra-curricular high school string ensemble: The West Chester Senior Strings. In addition, Charles also taught for over 13 years combined at Immaculata University & Ursinus College, directing their string ensembles.
His education includes: a Bachelors Degree in Music Performance from the New School of Music (a private conservatory that is now part of Temple University); Graduate studies at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD and the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts (now called the University of the Arts); PA Teachers Certification from West Chester University and a Masters Degree in Music Therapy from Immaculata University.
John is a Berklee School of Music graduate. He plays in two great local bands. The funk Band, Universal Funk Order, and the Reggae Band, Spokey Speaky. You can even find him playing Gospel tunes from time to time at Covenant Presbyterian Church. It goes without saying, John is a versatile drummer and a great instructor. Here is a link of his Reggae band performing a Bob Marley Tribute at the World Cafe Live.
Piano, Jazz Saxophone, Guitar, Bass, Composition, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory and Composition Tutor
Dr. Leo Dugan has been teaching piano, saxophone, guitar, bass, composition, and jazz improvisation at the Malvern School of Music for the last ten years. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received both a B.A. in Music in 2002 and a PhD in Composition in 2007. An accomplished composer, Dugan’s works have been commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony, the New Albany Symphony, the Juilliard School, the Government of Flanders, Jesse Colin Young of The Youngbloods, and many others. He also serves on the faculties of Haverford College, where he teaches Music Theory and directs the Jazz Ensembles, and Holy Child Academy, where he teaches piano, guitar, and ukulele, and directs the Rock Band.
Piano, Music Therapy
Jennifer studied Music with a Music Therapy equivalency after earning her BA in Psychology and working at Eastern University for 7 years. Since then, she has worked with children, teens, and adults in a variety of settings providing music therapy and music education. Jennifer has been teaching music privately since 2014 with both typical children, adults and children with special needs. She is excited to be working with the MSOM community!
Music Therapy, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele
Lynne Frederick is a graduate of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she received a Master’s in Music with a concentration in Music Therapy and Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, where she received a Bachelors in Music Therapy with a minor in Psychology. She has worked with children with various abilities through work at the Kardon Institute / Settlement Music School (Philadelphia, PA), where she was responsible for creating and overseeing the Music Therapy Internship program, the Academy of Community Music (Fort Washington, PA), where she oversaw 15 music therapists and the data collection for music in the Head Start program, and the Center on Central (Paoli, PA), where she conducted music groups and individual sessions for children of all ages and abilities. She is currently the owner of Malvern School of Music.
Christian is a pianist, multi-instrumentalist, and arranger. He is currently a student at Eastern University majoring in Music Education and is a resident of the Philadelphia area. Christian is a part of the world’s oldest tradition the Philadelphia Mummers, his string band is called the Avalon String Band.
Piano, Music Therapy
Katie began her musical studies at age 4. Her mother received her degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London and was her primary teacher until age 10. Katie then studied with Francis Clark at the new school of music study in Princeton New Jersey, and continued her studies as a teenager at Jacksonville University. She attended Tanglewood high school piano student program in the Berkshires studying under Susan Starr and attended Florida State University receiving her bachelors of music in music therapy (while studying piano under Leonard Mastrogiacomo) and a minor in psychology. She also received her masters in creative arts in therapy from Hahnemann University in 1989. She has been bringing music to children for the past 35 years. She truly believes in the creative process and keeping music fun while learning at the same time! She owned The Center On Central in Paoli for 12 years, founded a nonprofit - Creative Arts For Everyone, that served families in the family court system using creative arts therapies and is now a child bereavement counselor at PennMedicine. She is thrilled to be adding piano lessons back into her life as a recent empty nester and is excited to be part of the Malvern School of Music. Katie lives in Malvern Borough a twin that was built in 1906 with her two friendly and barky dogs.
Piano, Ukulele, Clarinet, Brass
Kathryn Hockenbury is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College, where she received her B.A. in Music minoring in business. There she performed in the LVC Symphony Orchestra as well as the Clarinet Choir and the Symphonic Band. In 2018-2019, she spent a year in the United Kingdom on a Fulbright scholarship to earn her Master's in Music. While there, she performed in the Bangor Music Society Orchestra as well as the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. Kathryn is a multi-talented musician with a passion for teaching music, and is excited to teach piano, ukulele, clarinet, and beginner brass!
Claire has been teaching voice at The Malvern School of Music since October 2021 and is grateful for the opportunity to continue teaching! While studying music at The University of Tennessee, Claire spent many years performing as a Scholarship Singer at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral in Knoxville, Tennessee. In the summer of 2016, Claire traveled to Urbania, Italy, where she participated in the festival ‘Si Parla, Si Canta!’, intensively studying the Italian language and opera. Upon receiving her Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance in 2018, Claire moved to Philadelphia to pursue a career in music. Since moving to Philly, Claire has performed several concerts with Singing City Choir and focused her efforts on spreading music throughout the community. Through various roles, including administrative positions at Symphony Square Assisted Living & Memory Care in Bala Cynwyd, and Chosen 300 in West Philadelphia, Claire has been able to perform for multiple Philadelphia communities on a multitude of occasions. She recently started the Masters of Music Therapy & Counseling program at Immaculata University. Claire is excited to begin her journey in music therapy as she works towards becoming a board-certified music therapist.
Educated at Berklee College of Music. Dwight McIntosh is known as a professional Pianist/Keyboardist, Composer, Piano Tutor, Performer and lover of life. He began formal training in piano performance at the age of 5. Dwight also earned certificates of honors from the Royal School of Music during the earlier years of his life. At 14, Dwight joined his first band and has been performing ever since, both live and in the studio.
Dwight has been teaching piano, and music theory for over 20 years. His skills cover multiple genres including, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classical, and Reggae. Dwight’s acceptance into Berklee College of Music
provided him with a solid and diverse education in Composition, Orchestration, Music Theory, Jazz Piano Performance, Jazz Arranging, Counterpoint, Ear training, Reharmonization techniques, Music History, Music Notation, Music Production, Film Scoring, Music Cognition, and Music Therapy.
Dwight has had the opportunity to work with many world-renowned musicians including Gerald Veasley (Smooth Jazz bassist), Kim Waters
(Smooth Jazz saxophonist), Frankie McIntosh (pianist/keyboardist and arranger), Bobby Lyle (Smooth Jazz Keyboardist/Pianist), Alex Bugnon
(Smooth Jazz Keyboardist), Fostina Dixon (Jazz Saxophonist) and the late Wilby Fletcher (drummer). He has also toured with many
international artists. He currently works with local artists and musicians around the Delaware area.
Dwight enjoys sharing his knowledge and experiences with students and bandmates
Ms. Royce has played the violin since the age of seven and aspired to become a music teacher upon joining her first orchestra in 2005. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Pedagogy for violin. Highlights of Gloria's musical journey include touring Central Europe with the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra in 2010. In 2013 she was honored to be chosen as the Concertmaster for Midori's residency with the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra. While in college, Gloria held the Assistant Concertmaster seat for the Franklin and Marshall College Orchestra.
Currently, she also teaches strings and directs the String Ensemble at Pope John Paul II in Royersford. Gloria's mission is for her students to develop their musical gifts while enjoying their instrument and learning new skills.
“To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable” - Beethoven
Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Flute, Bagpipes
Charlie Rutan is a classically trained professional musician with 35 full-time years of nationwide and international performing experience. A graduate of U Arts (’92, B Mus Comp), he received his Music Ed degree from Chestnut Hill College (’95), capping off years of woodwind training in Settlement Music School, Philadelphia School District, West Chester State College, The Piping Center of Glasgow, and others. He is a writer and publisher member of ASCAP, and a member of the AFM (local #77). He specializes in all the orchestral reed instruments; ethnic and historical woodwinds from around the globe; and in particular- the bagpipes of Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy. Charlie was principal oboe for 9 years in the Chestnut Hill Orchestra, the Olney Symphony, and the Northeast Oratorio Society. His performing credits on Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, and Saxophone go back decades as a pickup player in Philadelphia’s Symphony Club, and other concert ensembles.
Charlie has performed for luminaries such as President G.H. Bush, Rod Stewart, H.M. Queen Noor Regent of Jordan, and the Phillies MLB team. He’s been seen on NBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, FOX, and TV Finland. He was once dubbed "the Eddie VanHalen of the Bagpipe" by Gary Von Scyoc (John Lennon’s bassist in the Plastic Ono Band). Currently Charlie performs & records with DC based Renaissance band TOWER GREEN, NYC based Italian band ANDIAMO~!, NJ based CORO d’ITALIA, Memphis TN based Sicilian band ROSA TATUATA, Philly’s indie Celtic rock band SYLVIA PLATYPUS, and his own pipe band, the ‘RED HOT PHILLY PIPERS’.
In April of 2023, NBC Peacock TV premiered the streaming series “Mrs Davis”; Charlie’s performance is heard at the 33:00 mark, and for the end credits of episode #3. In 2021 Charlie was designated as a Master Folk Artist by the state of New Jersey, and awarded a grant to tutor an apprentice in Italian Traditional Music. Also in 2021 he was Awarded an "Illuminate The Arts” grant by City of Philadelphia Office of Arts Culture and the Creative Economy.
Charlie’s foundation training in classical woodwind technique was given by Maurice Sailly, a graduate of Amiens Conservatory of music in France, who served in the Admiral’s orchestra in the free French Navy in WW2, and taught in the Philadelphia area thereafter. Professor Sailly imparted the enjoyment of playing music to all his students, and it is this philosophy that has been the core of Charlie’s instructional methods.
Erik recently graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Degree in Contemporary Writing and Production. He is the lead guitarist/songwriter for bands Yaer, Airstrikes, and Insomnivore. He also works as a freelance producer and studio guitarist. Erik is currently working on a post-minimalistic project for 9 guitars using both standard and
experimental recording and production techniques. Erik regularly listens to and learns from Bach, Meshuggah, Pat Metheny and Pink Floyd.
Barbara began her musical studies at the age of 7, studying piano. She added flute and guitar several years later. In college, she sang in the Penn State University Concert Choir, Chapel Choir and Penn State Singers. She performed in musical theater at The Three Little Bakers in Kennett Square and Christiana, DE, taking part in the beloved musicals “Annie”, “Sound of Music”, “Carousel”, and “Kiss Me Kate”. She studied voice and Music Education at Immaculata University, and taught piano at St. Agnes in West Chester. She enjoys introducing young people to music.
Bonnie Sumerfield holds a Bachelors degree in Piano Performance from the Boston Conservatory and a Master of Music in Accompanying from West Chester University. Ms. Sumerfield has been on the staff at Millersville University, the University of Delaware, West Chester University and Settlement Music School as both teacher and collaborative artist. She is the staff pianist at the Camphill School in Glenmoore, PA, pianist at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Malvern and for the Pennsylvania Eurythmy Ensemble, a performing group of movement artists. In addition to teaching at MSoM, she also runs a private studio.