Stephen Sikorski Piano, Voice, Guitar
For more than 10 years, Stephen has been an active freelance musician throughout the Boston area. He has earned his BM in Classical Composition and continued graduate study from the New England Conservatory. Stephen has a diverse musical background ranging from classical, jazz/improvisation, to rock. Performing solo, or on stage with modern bands, Stephen is comfortable teaching various types of music. He has been tenor section leader/soloist at various churches in the greater Boston area, and is currently organist and choir director of Christ Church, Waltham.
Brian ChurchPiano, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Voice
Brian Church holds a BM in Music Education from The College of New Jersey, an MM in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory, and is also an accomplished bassist with the avant-noise post-punk group Tristan da Cunha with whom he has toured the midwest and released several recordings. Brian has been an elementary music educator in the Melrose Public School System teaching at the Roosevelt, Hoover and Horace Mann Schools, and has used his skills to help create almost 30 original songs with his students under his curriculum.
Alicia DePaolo Piano, Voice
Alicia holds a Bachelors in Spanish Language and Literature from Smith College, Northampton Massachusetts. From Indiana University, Alicia received her Master of Music in Early Music Vocal Performance. Alicia has previously worked at the prestigious Harlem School of the Arts in New York, NY and has been a private voice instructor since 2003. Along with an active performance schedule, Alicia currently teaches Spanish to middle-school students. Alicia believes in teaching to each student individually, especially when considering vocal studies. Proper technique transcends all genres of music, and because of this belief, Alicia is able to educate her students how to sing healthily while also speaking to their musical interests
Kendra Comstock Voice, Piano, Guitar
Kendra Comstock recently relocated to Boston after she received a Bachelor’s of Music in 2017 from Oklahoma City University. While at OCU, Kendra studied Vocal Performance, but also took up piano and classical guitar to round out her musical studies. Kendra holds a passion for Early Music in particular and was the first vocalist to be a part of OCU’s Early Music Ensemble. This Summer she was the Assistant Director at the NEMPAC Musical Theater Camps. Along with teaching at Music 101, Kendra hopes to apply to graduate school this Fall to continue studying Early Music, though she loves performing and teaching many genres. Kendra believes that good teaching puts the individual needs of a student at the forefront. She aims to cultivate proper technique and musical passion in each of her students.
Nevena Dordevic Voice, Piano
Nevena holds a Bachelor Degree in Professional Music and Education from Berklee College of Music in Boston MA, and has been a private voice and piano instructor since 2012, both in Europe and USA. After opening her own music school in Europe, Nevena came to Boston and started teaching at “At Your Door Music” school in Wellesley MA. Besides her teaching background, Nevena is an active performer. As a versatile musician, she teaches and performs different genres such as: pop, rock, jazz, blues, musical theatre and classical music.
Jamie Shannon Ferguson Voice, Piano
Jamie Shannon is a teaching artist from Clinton, MS who holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Mississippi College and a Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory. She believes that voice training is a practice that allows us to more efficiently express ourselves and is enthusiastic about helping each student realize and hone their unique voice. Along with voice and piano teaching, Jamie Shannon is a dialect coach and actor. Some favorite roles include Diana in Next to Normal (Longwood Players), Dorothy in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (College Light Opera Company), and Joanne in Rent (Westside Theatre Foundation).