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Aaron Weiman, piano
Aaron started playing piano at 7 years old and studied both classical and jazz piano under the direction of Stanley Cowell. Aaron received a Bachelor of Music from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and won the Mason Gross Creativity award for his achievements.
Aaron was awarded a fellowship to attend both the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada and the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program at the Kennedy Center. He has traveled and performed at venues such as the Saint Louis Jazz Festival in Senegal, Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC, the East Coast Jazz Festival, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and has been featured in the Washington Post and Washington Times.
Aaron has been teaching private students since 2001 and developed Piano Summer Workshop in 2006. With experience in teaching classical and jazz piano, chamber music, jazz improvisation, and conducting professional development workshops, Aaron is the founder and director of the SpeakMusic Conservatory.
Enriqueta Somarriba, piano
Pianist Enriqueta Somarriba has performed in Europe and the United States, both as a soloist and chamber musician. Performances include appearances in Carnegie Hall in New York, Unity temple of Chicago, Castle d’Ursel in Antwerp (Belgium) and National Auditorium of Madrid (Spain), among others. She appeared as a soloist with the Andres Segovia Orchestra in the presence of the Queen Sofia of Spain, and other orchestras in her native Spain. In addition, Ms. Somarriba has made recordings for the Spanish National Radio and 98.7 WFMT Chicago and hasbeen awarded first prizes in national and international competitions.
She has taken part in several master classes with Andrei Gavrilov, Dina Yoffé, Joaquín Soriano, Akiko Ebi, Jorge Federico Osorio and Gilbert Kalish, among others, and has participated in music festivals such as the Euro Music Festival in Leipzig and International Piano Festival in Spain. Scholarship recipient of Juventudes Musicales of Madrid, Mutua Madrileña and AIE (Society of Spanish Artists and Performers), Enriqueta Somarriba studied with Solomon Mikowsky at the Chicago College of Performing Arts and Manhattan School of Music. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree with Min Kwon at Mason Gross School of the Arts in Rutgers University.
Since very young, Ms. Somarriba has found in teaching an incredible way to channel her passion for music, and a source of apprenticeship for her own development as performer.
Lessons offered in: English, Spanish
Roger Noguerol, piano and percussion
Roger received his Honors degree in Modern Percussion and Piano from La Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC), under the direction of Enildo Rasúa, Anga Diaz, Dani Forcada, Mariona Segarra, Gary Willis, Ferran Conangle, Eduardo Tancredi and Joan Diaz.
He is a well trained musician in different disciplines by one of the top rated musical schools in Europe. He also studied Musical Language and Harmony in the “Taller de Musics” in Barcelona. Roger has also lectured at Rutgers University, as well as taught classes in piano and percussion at a primary school in Barcelona.
In his career he has produced many albums and demos for groups that he is or has been a member of such as: Tirant lo Funk, Aranjazza, Apache5, La Tremenda. He has contributed to the production of albums for other bands or artists such as Derrick Morgan, Hermano L, Desmon Deker Soweto, Sota Zero, Rocker Stress and others.
Roger is teaching percussion and piano as part of the SpeakMusic faculty.
Lessons offered in: English, Spanish, Catalan