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Bronwynn Wyatt

As at home on a set of timpani as she is in front of the microphone, Bronwyn is a versatile musician with a long list of genres under her belt.

A native Texan and a music maven since birth, Bronwyn Wyatt played percussion and sang in choir in school. From an early age, her father had exposed her to the music of Glen Miller, Nat King Cole, The Manhattan Transfer, and the One O’Clock Lab Band; he had always told her she would end up as a nightclub singer. But for a few years, that destiny was to be delayed.

After graduating from high school, she attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and majored in classical percussion. Though she spent much time in the practice room playing Beethoven and Brahms on the timpani, she did a fair amount of jazz study on the side. She began singing jazz in Rochester coffee shops, clubs, and restaurants. After graduating from Eastman, she moved to Boston to continue to study percussion, earning a Master’s degree from Boston University. She then moved to Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas to start her career juggling both freelance percussion and jazz vocals. In the fall of 2012, Bronwyn relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to continue her studies in classical percussion at Duquesne University. Upon completion of her time at Duquesne, she is now continuing her career as a vocalist and as a percussionist in Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas.

 

Jovana Zaremba

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    Jovana Zaremba, mezzo-soprano, is completing her Master of Music degree in voice performance at Duquesne University.   Most recently, Ms. Zaremba performed the role of Ms Todd in a student run production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief.  In April 2014, Ms. Zaremba performed the role of Marcellina in Duqesne University’s Opera Workshop production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.   Ms. Zaremba hails from St. Petersburg, Florida, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in music at Stetson...

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Antonia Botti-Lodovico

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Antonia Botti-Lodovico

Lyric Soprano and Pianist, Antonia Botti-Lodovico has been teaching music for four years. She has been playing the piano classically for 20 years and received a Bachelor of Music Degree with Magna Cum Laude from The Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied opera with Dr. Mary Schiller and coached with Linda Jones, and a Master of Music Degree at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of the Performing Arts where she studied with renowned soprano Judith Haddon. A proponent of classical repertoire, she is the 2010 recipient of the...

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Fugi Sisca

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Fugi Sisca

Fugi Sisca has been teaching music at Batavia Studios for ten years. She teaches piano, voice, flute and beginner guitar. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Pittsburgh with Minors in Music and Psychology. Fugi believes that everyone can learn music and that their lives will be greatly enriched by it. She teaches with the philosophy that no matter what level you start at you can make progress through steady guidance and encouragement. Creating lifetime musicians is her goal. In addition to teaching, Fugi...

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Tess Walko

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Ms. Tess is a certified teacher with a BA in music education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She has taught in public as well as private settings and had worked with student K through adult with various experiences and abilities including special needs students. Ms. Tess has performed with various groups including the Erie Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra. She has worked for Batavia Studios since 2005 where she teaches piano, woodwind and voice. She strives to instill students with an inspiration for music through each student’s...

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Rocky Youhon

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 in Teachers | 0 comments

Rocky Youhon has been making music for as long as he can remember. He began his studies with his mother who gave him his first piano lessons. In elementary school he picked up the violin and has not put it down ever since. As Rocky grew up his musical inspiration led him to study the bass at Duquesne with a regiment of jazz and more contemporary styles. Now a days Rocky can be found performing throughout Pittsburgh as a violinist and bassist in the Edgewood Symphony and the Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra. Rocky teaches Violin, Piano,...

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Laura Krentzman

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Laura Krentzman

Violist Laura Krentzman completed her undergraduate studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and graduate studies at the University of North Texas, where she studied with Carol Rodland and Susan Dubois.  While at the University of North Texas, Laura studied Baroque viola performance with Cynthia Roberts and was principal viola of the Collegium Musicum. Laura also has her Graduate Performance Certificate from the Hartt School where she studied with Rita Porfiris and was a member of the Performance 20/20 chamber music...

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