Meet the Teachers

The teaching faculty at The Piano Workshop at Chester is comprised ofartist teachers who all have unique and specialized musical backgrounds. Teachers at The Piano Workshop are university and conservatory educated musicians who are committed to delivering educational excellence to all students via a comprehensive and sequential curriculum centered and focused towards each student’s learning styles, musical goals, interests and aspirations.

  • Angela Dench – Piano, Voice and Woodwinds Teacher

    Angela Dench is a music teacher
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    Ben Schroeder – Piano, Voice Teacher

    Ben Schroeder can be described truly as a lover of music. Composing choral
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    Carol Comune – Steinway Artist in Residence

    Carol Comune’s technical precision and lyricism has earned her a reputation
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  • Chelsea Rose Friedlander – Voice Teacher

    Chelsea Rose Friedlander, soprano, holds a Bachelor of Music Degree
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  • David A. Poli– Piano/Guitar Teacher

    David A. Poli’s mission is to joyfully provide the highest quality instruction to his students so that he
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  • Don Callahan – Voice Teacher

    I love teaching and I love music! I am a Tenor, and I am a Voice teacher. I received
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    Dorian Morales – Piano Teacher, Pro Tools and Logic Software

    Dorian Morales started taking piano lessons at age 7 and ever since
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    Helene Friedlander – Educational Consultant

    Helene Friedlander holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from the
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  • Jean Cheng – Piano Teacher

    Jean Cheng started taking classical piano lessons at the age of 5 in Taiwan and
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  • Jeremy Sweet– Piano Teacher

    Mr. Jeremy Sweet, a Piano Performance graduate from Moravian College, has
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  • Jessica Walch – Voice Teacher

    Soprano Jessica Walch is a versatile emerging young artist.
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  • Natalia Hentysh
    – Piano Teacher

    Natalia started playing the piano at the age of five.
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    Patrick Ogrodnik – Guitar, Drums, Sound Engineer

    Patrick, a born and raised New Jersey
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  • Riva Smith – Woodwind Specialist

    Riva Smith began her music career on flute in 4th grade. In high school, she
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  • Robert Trewhella – Guitar

    Robert Trewhella was born and raised in New Jersey. He discovered the guitar while in middle school…
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  • Salomi Massaras – Piano/Voice Teacher and Certified Music Therapist

    Salomi holds a B.A. degree in Music
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  • Sascha Sternecker – Voice Teacher

    Sascha Sternecker holds a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance
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    Sonia Kiernan – Piano Teacher

    Sonia started playing piano at the age of 7, and by the age of 10 was a finalist in New Jersey Network’s
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