Ken Freeman, Site Director, is a Berklee College of Music graduate who has focused his career on music education and the music business. With a unique guitar technique and a voice that sounds like a tribute to his heroes, David Gray, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Elton John, Paul Simon, The Beatles, and Radiohead, Ken has created a niche for himself as a multi-instrumentalist in the music industry like no other. His focus on professionalism and musicianship sets him aside from most artists in the New England area.
Staff & Music Teachers
Aida is a guitarist, composer and educator, originally from the Dominican Republic. She graduated Berklee College of Music (Class of ’18) with a B.M. in Jazz Composition and Performance. During her studies she was selected winner of the Jazz Education Network’s Young Composers Showcase (2017), where she premiered her piece “TC (for Leo)”, in New Orleans, LA. She received the Emily Remler Award (2017) from the Guitar Department, and the Tadd Dameron (2017) and Clare Fischer (2018) Awards from Berklee’s Jazz Composition Department. Her arrangements have been performed by renowned artists such as Paquito D’Rivera, Berta Rojas and Toninho Horta. Aida's influences include singer Monica Salmaso, guitarists Paulo Bellinati, Chico Pinheiro and Roland Dyens. She is currently teaching voice, piano and guitar lessons and working on her debut album “Flora & Fauna” which will feature some of her best works as a composer.
Cameron B. is a Berklee College of Music Alumni who studied Jazz Composition and Performance. His principal instrument being Guitar, Cameron has also made a name for himself playing Piano, Bass, and Drums as well. Cameron prides himself on being versatile, studying Jazz and Classical but always returning to the Pop/Rock world when needed. He continues to further his Teaching and Performance career around the Boston Area.
Carlos H. (Cabeto) is a drummer from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He started playing drums at 15, after 6 months he joined the National Conservatory of Music, where he studied for 4 years. He started to gain popularity in the local jazz scene and played with renown jazz players from the Dominican Republic. After participating in the 2015 edition of Berklee on the Road at his hometown, he was given a scholarship to join Berklee as a full-time student, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude majoring in Performance. While at Berklee he studied with renown drummers Terri Lyne Carrington, Neal Smith, Francisco Mela, Yoron Israel and many more. He also was a student at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute for 2 years, where he studied under the tutelage of Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington and others. He received the Steve Gadd Award en 2017 and The Most Active Drummer in 2018.
Isabella D. is a vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter who is currently a jazz, world, and contemporary music major at Wellesley College. Born in Boston and having spent most of her childhood in Western MA, Isabella was surrounded by music and art since she was young. She has performed an original composition with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and is a winner in the songwriting and vocal category of the National YoungArts Foundation. Isabella graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon with Cum Laude high honors, receiving the Head Of School Award, The Elizabeth Leyden ’22 Music Award, The Barre Fund Scholarship - Best Student Singers, The Love of Music Award, and The Bettie Hutchins Buckland Music Scholarship. She began studying guitar with rock legend June Millington at the age of 8, and has continued guitar, voice, and piano lessons since then. Her musical influences are primarily the greats of the classic rock, blues, and R&B ages. They span from the Beatles to Lady Gaga, starting with pioneer blues guitarist, Robert Johnson. She has been in the band Kalliope Jones for 8 years, with whom she has been covered in MTV Magazine online, People Magazine online, among others. Using her performance, theory, band, and composition knowledge, Isabella strives to teach the same technique and appreciation of music that she was shown at a young age!
Joshua D. studied classical and flamenco at Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu in Barcelona and graduated from Berklee College of Music with a dual major degree in Composition and Film Scoring with a minor in Mediterranean Music. There he also studied a variety of music such as Indian, Arabic, Brazilian, African and Indonesian. Joshua performs in the Galak Tika Balinese Gamelan orchestra and composes music for indie films, video games, plays, and concerts. He teaches guitar, piano and percussion.
Marisol E. is a Mexican-born vocalist and composer. She holds a B.M. in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music. While at Berklee she was the recipient of multiple awards like the North American Tour Scholarship and the Guadalupe Endowed Scholarship. Marisol has extensive experience in multiple genres having collaborated with Grammy Award-winning artists including The Zac Brown Band, Jacob Collier, Arnie Roth and Craig Hella Johnson. She has also performed in prominent venues like the Boston City Hall, Fenway Park, Boston Symphony Hall, and Agganis Arena. She is currently a Berklee Alumni Ambassador that assists in identifying and recruiting talented prospective students for the college.
Patric D. (Paz Valentine) is an Award Winning internationally touring bassist (multi-instrumentalist) from Romania currently residing in Boston, MA. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in Composition and has played alongside Grammy-Award Winning artist Damian Draghici and countless other local and national acts. With influences from Rock, Pop, Funk and Jazz, and being a student of jazz legend Victor Bailey (Weather Report) he is a “musical swiss army knife” capable of accurately executing any song, no matter what genre on a wide range of instruments such as guitar, piano, percussion and drums and vocals.
Tyler C. has been composing and performing music since he was 6 years old. Growing up in a very musical household in sunny southern California, Tyler studied classical piano before branching out into playing a diverse selection of both styles and instruments, including drums, vocals, guitar, bass, ukulele, and many others. Throughout his teaching career, which started in high school, Tyler has always sought to keep music education both relevant to his students’ lives and accessible to those who don’t otherwise have access to it, which is why he has spent the past two years working for a musical non-profit in Hyde Park. As a performing musician, Tyler has played jazz piano in big bands and combos, keyboards in professional wedding and event bands, bass and drums in singer/songwriter recording sessions and live shows, and worked for three years as the musical director of Boston University’s premiere co-ed a cappella group, In Achord. "Music, more than anything else, is play. That’s why, when we’re doing it, we call it playing.”
- Individual instruction with proprietary curriculum
- Students are motivated by playing with others in a band
- A band builds teamwork, develops social skills, fosters self-esteem and leads to lasting friendships.
- Everyone learns faster playing music they like
- Students are motivated to learn when they see early results
- Introducing very young children to music supports cognitive development and motor skills.
- A well-balanced music education consists of Music Theory, Technique and Repertoire.
- Students learn faster playing music they like.
- Simplified versions of modern songs allow students to see results more quickly.
- Audio recordings of each simplified arrangement are available to students. This allows them to hear how their part should sound.
- Lessons are catered to the needs of each student's learning style.