Woodwind Teachers

Nick Brust

Clarinet  •  Saxophone  •  Flute

LOCATION
Virtual

EDUCATION
Eastman School of Music: studied with Walt Weiskopf, Harold Danko, and Chien-Kwan Lin
MA in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory, Boston
Studied with Jerry Bergonzi, Frank Carlberg, Ran Blake, John McNeil, Donny McCaslin, and Miguel Zenón
Studies in New York with Will Vinson and Lage Lund

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Bandleader and composer influenced by John Coltrane, Michael Brecker, McCoy Tyner, Robert Glasper, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kendrick Lamar, Terrace Martin, Kenny Garrett, and David Sanborn

FAVORITE GENRES TO TEACH
Jazz, classical

Al Elefante

Clarinet  •  Saxophone

LOCATION
New Providence, Virtual

EDUCATION
Kings College
Manhattan School of Music
Studied clarinet with Charles Passhaus, Charles Russo, and Leon Russianoff

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Is a fixture of the local jazz community and performs regularly with his band Elefante & Green
Opened Elefante Music in 1996 and continues to teach

FAVORITE GENRES TO TEACH
Jazz, classical

Kyle Moffatt

Saxophone • Clarinet • Flute • Piano

LOCATION
New Providence, Virtual

EDUCATION
Berklee College of Music
New England Conservatory, MM Jazz Composition

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Private instruction
Instructor at Camp Encore-Coda, a summer music program in Brookline, Maine

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Performed with Bob Brookmeyer, Joe Lovano, Don Byron, Andy McGhee, and Max Weinberg, as a member of the Rainbow Band (Berklee College of Music), Jazz Composers’ Workshop Orchestra and Jazz Composers’ Ensemble (New England Conservatory), and with the Brian Lewis Big Band, Greg Hopkins Jazz Orchestra, Beantown Swing Orchestra, and Joe Pino Sextet
Appeared at clubs and festivals including Somethin’ Jazz, The Garage, Silvana, Small’s, Caffe Vivaldi, North Shore jazz Festival, Chianti, Opal Room, Real Bar and All Asia Café

FAVORITE GENRES TO TEACH
Jazz and classical

Bob Pispecky

Saxophone • Clarinet • Flute

LOCATION
Scotch Plains, Virtual

EDUCATION
BA Music Education
MA Instrumental Conducting
Masters of Education
Certification as a music teacher, supervisor and principal

TEACHING HIGHLIGHTS
34+ years in music education
Served as Supervisor of Music, Visual Arts and Dance for the Edison School District; previously Supervisor of Music, Art, Tech and Drama for the North Plainfield School District
Elementary classroom and instrumental music, middle school instrumental music and high school band
Groups under his direction have traveled through the U.S. performing in various festivals and competitions, winning first place and superior ratings

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
As a freelance woodwind specialist, performed in the tri-state area with a variety of music ensembles, shows and headliners including Bobby Rydell, The Captain and Tennille and many more
Currently serves on the Executive Board of the NJ Music Administrators Association (NJMAA) and served as President of the Organization

Stefanie Santoro

Flute • Voice • Piano

LOCATION
Scotch Plains, Virtual

EDUCATION
John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University
Studies with Judith Mendenhall, principal flautist of the American Ballet Theater

TEACHING HIGHLIGHTS
Teaches flute, piano and voice to over 30 students ranging from kindergarten to adult
Created and directed a flute camp to promote flute technique and repertoire in a group setting

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Performed at Carnegie Hall with the Montclair State University orchestra and flute ensemble; in chamber ensembles; and in the pit orchestra for Montclair State University’s productions of Sweeny Todd, A Chorus Line, Carousel, and Poulenc’s opera, Dialogue of the Carmelites
As a vocalist was part of University Singers, and the Montclair State University chorale; performed Mozart’s Requiem and Mahler’s third symphony with University Singers and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Founding member of Les Non Triolets, a trio featuring flute, double bass, and piano that performs a variety of music from classical to jazz
Part of the baroque chamber music ensemble Millennial Musicale Concert Series and the New York and New Jersey Flute Club

FAVORITE GENRES TO TEACH
Classical (flute and piano) and theater (voice)

Steve Ujfalussy

Saxophone • Clarinet • Flute • Piano • Music Production

LOCATION
New Providence, Virtual

EDUCATION
New Jersey City University
Studied with renowned saxophonists Tim Ries (Rolling Stones, Maria Schneider Orch) Walt Weiskopf (Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan), Jim Snidero, Jane Ira Bloom, Dan Willis, Roger Rosenberg, and Allen Won

TEACHING HIGHLIGHTS
Taught woodwinds & piano at Ackerman’s School of Music in Midland Park, NJ for 5 years
Joined Elefante Music in 2007

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
• Toured internationally with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bernie Worrell (Parliament Funkadelic/Talking Heads) and with Postmodern Jukebox
• In 2017 appeared on the album “Blind Gold” by Pool Cosby featuring Hip-Hop legend Raekwon of The Wu-Tang Clan
• Works as a music producer, mixing & mastering engineer, and cinematographer, shooting videos for Postmodern Jukebox and producing 75 videos for Robyn Adele Anderson as audio/video engineer
• His work as a performer and producer has over 100 million online views. Steve believes production is now a necessary tool for any musician to grow their ability and career.

TEACHING FOCUS
With over 20 years of performing and teaching, Steve is happy to share his experience with his students and impart the best approach to grow their musical enjoyment & ability.

Suzanne Delonas

Flute • Voice

LOCATION
Scotch Plains, Virtual

EDUCATION
Kean University

TEACHING HIGHLIGHTS
General music teacher for grades K-6, instrumental teacher for middle and high school, has experience with special needs students