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Jinky Nogales

Jinky Nogales: EzraGuitar Collaborative Arts Faculty, Music Lab

A previous middle and high school science teacher, Jinky Nogales joins EzraGuitar as one of their educators.  She blends her love for science and the arts with her passion for working with and teaching children. She believes that science is an art and art is a science.  

Jinky has a Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University, majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology with a minor in Child Development.  She has taught in the public schools of San Diego and New York.

Aside from work, you might find Jinky snowboarding in fresh powder during the winter months, camping during the summer, raising her own little artist, cooking up a storm for family and friends, or lounging around with a good book.  

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Adam Bilchik

Adam Bilchik: Classical Guitarist, Singer-Songwriter and Percussionist

A Cleveland, Ohio native, Adam started his classical guitar training at the age of 8 with teacher Erik Wagner. He attended Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree, studying with composer and guitarist Dr. Loris Chobanian. His studies took him to New York City and the Manhattan School of Music where he began his graduate studies with world-renowned composer and guitarist, David Leisner.

Adam has given solo and chamber music recitals in NYC at the Manhattan School of Music, in Cleveland at Baldwin Wallace and the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society, as well as competing in the Fuchs Chamber Music Competition. As a member of the Baldwin Wallace Guitar Trio, he premiered works by Armenian-American composer, Loris Chobanian and performed them in honor of the victims of the Armenian Genocide. He was also featured performing on the classical FM radio station, WCLV.

Unlike most guitarists, Adam started on the classical guitar and branched out later to other styles, including songwriting. Adam has performed with singer-songwriter and violinist, Adrianna Mateo and other contemporary ensembles at venues across NYC including: Symphony Space, Spectrum, Arlene’s Grocery, Cornelia St. Café, The Firehouse Space, and more. You can listen to his music on social media outlets like Instagram and YouTube.

Adam is an experienced teacher with over 11 years teaching all ages and levels from “twinkle twinkle” to preparing for NYSSMA. In addition to teaching guitar, he also teaches percussion. Adam is passionate about making a difference in the lives of kids through music. He currently is a teaching artist at the EzraGuitar Conservatory, as well as teaching at iSchool Music and art and privately in NYC.

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Benjamin Rosenthal

Benjamin Rosenthal Singer-Songwriter and Drummer comes from Mamaroneck New York. He learned to read music and perform on saxophone in his school band at the age of 9. By the age of 14 he was drumming in the punk rock band Zombie Squad and recording and performing professionally at all ages in venues in New York City, Westchester, and Connecticut. He has written and recorded 8 albums, 4 EPs, and toured in the USA, Canada, Central America, and Europe with the The Heartdrops, the critically acclaimed Indie Folk duo Kaiser Cartel, and his own critically acclaimed band Benjamin Cartel. His creative output reflects a passion for melodious folk and pop music. In his own words  “I want to share my emotional intelligence, a healthy sense of humor, and spontaneity in my classes. I firmly believe music is fun and for everyone not just the ‘musically gifted’. It is my goal to have students to come away from classes joyfully singing the songs they learn and share them with family and friends.”

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Ethan Fox

Ethan Fox is a New York City based musician and educator. Ethan is an active performer of Indian Classical music and a faculty member of the Chhandayan Center for Indian Studies in Manhattan. He regularly performs with ensembles of various musical styles including Central Asian, Jazz, Western Classical, Afro Cuban and Ghanaian musics. Ethan is actively involved in music educational efforts around New York City. He is a music teacher for the NYC public schools and runs his own private studio. He is currently studying tabla in the Guru-Shishya parampara with Pandit Samir Chatterjee. Ethan received his master’s degree in percussion performance from Northern Illinois University and his bachelor’s degree in percussion performance from SUNY Fredonia.

 

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Julia Cavagna

Julia is a movement based actress, clown and performer from Argentina. Her specialization is in Physical and Poetical Theater. She has worked with a variety of international theater companies and has performed on an equal range of stages around the world, including recently performing in PARSIFAL and ELEKTRA at the Met Opera. Julia is one of the founders of Lampazo Theater Company, a physical theater company. She completed the EMERGENYC Residency (the Hemispheric New York Emerging Performers Program) at NYU.
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Tamara Sevunts

Tamara Sevunts is a multilingual actress who hails from Montreal, Canada, and is now based in NYC. Off-Broadway credits include: The Good Girl (E59E Theatres), Loose Canon(SoHo Playhouse). Regional credits include: World Premiere of Douglas Carter Beane’s Fairycakes (Moth), Twelfth Night (Feste), Measure for Measure (Angelo) with the Scranton Shakespeare Festival. Film credits: The Real American (NYTVF, Atlanta Film Festival, Listapad International Film Festival), Larchmont, Cigarette Pact, You Can’t Go Home Again, Tale of the Anguished GardenerTamara is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a member of the ’14 Academy Company.  More at www.tamarasevunts.com. 

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