Christian Ortolf is a percussionist and drummer from Yardley, Pennsylvania who is currently studying under Dr. Lee Hinkle and Danny Villanueva at the University of Maryland School of Music. He enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities, especially those who are new to percussion. It is his...
Brent's musical journey began at the age of 5 with piano lessons, and he added guitar to his study in his early teen years. Through various outlets, including his local church and middle school ensembles, Brent also pursued percussion and has been a part of many jazz and classically...
Claire is a board-certified music therapist and private piano teacher in the Washington D.C area. At the age of 6, she began taking piano lessons with the late Rhona Pulman of Springfield, VA and continued lessons until her sophomore year of high school. Claire started playing percussion when she was...
Jonathan Yao started playing drums at the age of 15 in an attempt to emulate his favorite rock and roll bands. Coming from a classical music background, he was always more attuned to the rhythmic aspect
of music. It was the feel of the pulse that moved him deeply enough...
Diane Riccobene is a multi-instrumental instructor in the Washington, D.C. area who teaches drums, percussion, guitar, ukulele and bass guitar. She has dedicated her life to music and is passionate about helping students find their musical voice.
As a young child, Diane could be found drumming with pots and pans...
Diego is a NoVA based Drum, Guitar, Piano, and Violin instructor who works with students of all ages and abilities. Music has been a part of Diego's life from a young age, and his passion for sharing his art with others naturally led him to music education.
David Agee is a devoted drum and percussion teacher in the Washington, D. C. area. He is equally passionate about both performing and teaching, and possesses over 15 years of experience with all ages and talent levels.
From his earliest memory, David has had music in his soul. He...
About Andrew Pendergrast
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Andrew Pendergrast is a multi-instrumentalist music educator and composer from Atlanta, GA. He relocated to the D.C. area in 2009 and has performed in many different settings, including classical ensembles, jazz groups, choirs, rock bands, musical theater companies, and solo recitals.
Andrew has a B.A. in music from the George...
Robert Wolk, composer/percussionist/guitarist, lives in the DC/Baltimore area. As a percussionist he has given numerous world premieres including works by Thomas DeLio, Stuart Saunders Smith, and Dawn Avery. He is the drummer and composer for the group Kabob-o-taj with whom he has recorded two albums. He also plays with the...
Aaron Saha was born in the quiet suburbs of Lorton, Virginia. Every day, he thanks the thick walls of his basement enabling him to sing, strum, hit, and press down the keys of his keyboard to his heart's content, either at pianissimo or Fortissimo. His musical education started when he...
Sean "The Rick" Rickman is a native of Washington, D.C. with over 25 years experience as a music teacher. He teaches drums, guitar and bass throughout the D.C. area and also internationally.
Sean's musical ability developed from exposure to all styles of contemporary music. Sean's mother...
Sean Sidley is a drum instructor and performer in the Washington, D. C. area. Engaging and filled with a zest for life, he believes lessons should be as fun as they are informative.
The son of two prominent D. C. musicians, Sean began playing drums at 18 months old. ...