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...
Ben Tufts has played over six hundred shows in the past four years, with over sixty bands and artists, covering most of the continental U.S. 2017 marks his eighteenth year teaching orchestral percussion, drum-set, piano, and electric bass in the DC metro area. A self-described musical omnivore, Tufts's...
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...
Margot Cohen is an all-ages voice, piano, guitar, ukulele and percussion instructor based in College Park, Maryland. Music has always been the center of Margot's life and she believes music has the ability to bring people together and enhance lives in ways that nothing else can. She strives...
Born and raised in the DMV, Brandon is an active performer and educator specializing in Drums and Percussion. He is very passionate about sharing his knowledge of drums and "the stage" with the next generation of musicians.
Brandon's journey started in his school when he joined his first ensemble. ...
Donovan Duvall is a multi-instrumentalist (drums and keys), producer, and composer. He began playing music at the age of 9 by joining the orchestra in the percussion section at his school. In middle school, he started playing drum set in the rock band at Sidwell Friends School. ...
Mike Ounallah comes from a varied and vast array of musical experiences. He has a bachelor's of music in jazz studies from UNC Wilmington and a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Maryland. A highly trained performer on classical and modern piano as well...
Chris Arminio was born in Newark NJ. He knew at a young age that he loved music. At 13 his first performance was a church play. At 14 he was studying with a young local drummer Dale Trevor. At 17 he was having jam sessions at his home...
Benjamin Sacks is a multi-threat instrumentalist and singer/songwriter residing in Rockville, Maryland. Ben's main instrument is the guitar and he has been playing the guitar for almost 13 years. Ben plays and teaches many different styles of music ranging from Jazz to Metal. Ben has been playing the...
John Gelderloos is a multi instrumentalist singer-songwriter who has enjoyed learning music since he was ten. He attended Northern Virginia Community College and has been teaching guitar and drums for four years.
After playing the viola and clarinet during elementary and middle school, John's enthusiasm for music began in earnest at...
"The real job is to try to inspire the students, because if they're inspired, then they're going to work. I try to help them find their musical calling, their musical direction, because that's a really important thing." -Casey Scheuerell (Professor at Berklee, Paul's teacher)
Paul Jung was born in South...
About Andrew Pendergrast
, Music Education
, Music Theory
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...