String Faculty

Piano | Strings | Voice | Drums/Bass/Guitar | Woodwinds

James Keene

 James Keene, violin

James Keene is a versatile soloist, chamber musician, and music pedagogue. After attending Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, he received his B.M. from Rutgers University, and received his Masters from San Francisco Conservatory. Starting in high school, he has played solo, chamber, and orchestral performances for audiences throughout China, Italy, Spain, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and the USA. His principal teachers have been Todd Phillips, Carmit Zori, Lenuta Ciulei, and Wei-He.
Lessons offered in:  English, Spanish, German

Mike Noordzy, acoustic/electric bass and guitar

Acoustic, Electric Bassist and Guitarist, Mike Noordzy brings an incredible passion and experience as a performer and teacher of diverse genres including country, jazz, rock, afro-cuban, and bluegrass. He has performed as leader and sideman for diverse groups in the NYC area and has graced the stages abroad in Canada and Australia.

Mike holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Jazz performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University studying under Kenny Davis, Mike Richmond, Vic Juris, and Victor Lewis.  Alongside legendary bassist William Parker, he has performed avant-garde music with the Intro-Scopic Music Ensemble.

He leads his own projects that vary from punk rock, jazz, afro-cuban, and experimental music.

An experienced teacher working with children and adults, Mike brings his infectious energy and love of music to his students.