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MusicProfessor was originally created to support individual learners who are ready to jump into self-paced lessons, but want the support of educators at the top of their craft. Since then we've expanded into winds, percussion, and strings...with more levels, more songs, and more instrument-specific techniques to encourage and support individual learning. For Music Educator, the MusicProfessor library of videos is an essential classroom tool. Not only do the sequential lessons support homogenous instrument instruction, they are a key resource for implementing flipped classroom, supporting individual learners who need to self-pace, and essential foundation for student at-home practice.

Your Music Professors

Nick Costa

Nick Costa is an educator based out of Philadelphia, a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) candidate, and a member of the Percussive Arts Society’s Drum Set Committee. He is also an independent drummer, clinician, and drum technician, with both national and international touring experience. Nick has focused on providing ways to integrate drum set studies into K-12 Music curriculum, and is an active session musician engineering and recording drum tracks remotely from his studio. As an educator, Nick has focused on providing ways to integrate drum set studies into k-12 music curriculum to bridge the gap between general and instrumental music studies. He has also played a pivotal role in integrating “Modern Band” curriculum for the School District of Philadelphia by creating relationships with Conn-Selmer, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Remo Heads, The Recording Academy (Grammy’s), and Little Kids Rock, to outsource all 220 schools with drum sets. The School District of Philadelphia’s music education model is what motivated the Pennsylvania Department of Education to create and implement “Modern Band” into the State’s music curriculum. Additionally, Nick has also written and recorded lessons for Modern Drummer Magazine, and the Percussive Arts Society’s Rhythm!Scene. As a performer, Nick is actively performing throughout the Philadelphia region with various groups ranging from rock, to jazz trios and big bands, to being a first call musician for local theater groups and schools for their annual musicals. Nick was also a candidate for the Mamma Mia and Green Day’s American Idiot National Broadway Tours. Currently, Nick has been active as a session musician recording and engineering drum tracks remotely for various artists including Shane Henderson (Valencia), and MAHANA (Iranian Pop star on NAVAHANG records). Nick also teaches privately, has facilitated workshops helping educators learn the drum set, and has been praised by numerous producers including Mike Watts (The Dear Hunter, Story of the Year) Steve Haigler (Brand New’s Deja Entendu, Fuel’s Sunburn, The Pixies), Jason Elgin (Collective Soul, Terrible Things), Fred Mascherino (The Color Fred, Taking Back Sunday), John Naclerio (Brand New, My Chemical Romance) and Eric Plesha (Cobra Starship, Valencia) for his consistency and energy while recording. Nick is an educational artist for Ludwig Drums, Vic Firth Sticks, Zildjian Cymbals, Remo drumheads, and Prologix Percussion.

Immanuel Abraham

Dr. Immanuel T. Abraham is an award-winning violin soloist, fiddler, composer, masterclass clinician, and yogi. He is also an active advocate of world kinship, social equality, and environmental proactivity through the arts. He has toured seven countries, and has been featured on PBS, CBS, Blue Lake Public Radio, American String Teacher’s Association magazine, Southwest Strings, The Entertainer, Shar Music, Mind Over Finger, The Violin Podcast, Arizona Daily Star Newspaper, Lovin’ Life in Tucson Newspaper, Arizona Jewish Post Newspaper, The Tucson Film Festival, Strings Magazine, and more. He is sought-after for his virtuosity across multiple genres. He has been the Concertmaster for the televised Concert Without Borders in Nogales, Mexico, the Michigan Pops Orchestra, the Arizona Symphony Orchestra, the Arizona Contemporary Ensemble (ACE), Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, and Opera in the Ozarks in Arkansas. On his electric violin, he performed for We The Kings, Ben Folds, HelloGoodbye, and more. As a composer, he is known best for his “24 Caprices for Solo Violin”, which has premiered all over the world. It was recently called “…a masterpiece reflecting the diversity and globalization of the 21st century” by the University of Arizona. Dr. Abraham is also known for the “Gilgamesh” and “Shiva” string quartets, and is the author of “J.S. Bach’s Chaconne: A Performer-Composer’s Approach to Interpretation”. He is also the founder and director of The Violin Guild— the world’s largest and most popular community for bowed string instruments, and an artist ambassador for Southwest Strings, D’Addario Orchestral, Strings Magazine, WMutes, and Ovation Press.

Alé Vilarrasa-Corriero

With a new sound reminiscent of the modern hyperpop genre, 21-year-old Manhattan native, Alé is a musical triple-threat. Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer, Alé only needs a few instruments and a laptop to execute his vision, bringing live instrumentation and pop, hip-hop, and rock influences, to the digital world. Alé grew up performing around New York City and has shared the stage with iconic artists such as Green Day, Joan Jett, Alice Cooper, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Shaffer, Usher, and Wiz Khalifa. He has spent the past few years playing and collaborating with many young, up-and-coming artists in the indie, pop, and hyperpop scenes. With a strong emphasis on his live show, Alé has been playing shows around the city and has been getting ready for his next project.

Nicole Laborte

Nicole Laborte is currently pursing her Ph.D in Music Education, serving as a teaching fellow at the University of North Texas. Prior to pursing her doctoral studies, Nicole taught 6-12 orchestra, 6-8 choir, and 6-8 band in Enumclaw School District. Under her direction, her ensembles have received Superior ratings at large group regional festivals, solo and ensemble contests, and was selected to perform for the 2020 WMEA Concert Hour. Nicole graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in December 2014 with a Bachelor of Music Education. While at PLU, she was an active member of both the choral and orchestral programs, serving as a student conductor and orchestra librarian. In May 2020, she completed her Master of Science in Learning Technologies through the accelerated online program at University of North Texas, graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors. Much of her research work is centered in marrying music education and technology together, to create relevant online and blended learning environments and curriculum to better enhance and differentiate traditional music ensemble instruction. Nicole is a proud active member of NAfME. She has presented at practitioner, poster, and research sessions for WMEA, TMEA, NAfME All-Northwest, and NAfME National conferences. Outside of school and work, Nicole enjoys exploring unique locations and acquiring new information about anything and everything. When not relaxing with her cat, Bella, Nicole spends her "free" time training, performing, and competing as an aerial artist. She is an avid reader of YA fantasy fiction and loves any excuse to bust out in showtunes and early 2000s punk pop jams.

Pat Petrillo

World renowned drummer Pat Petrillo has been a leader in the drum industry for years. He has backed and worked with a wide array of artists from many genres, including Patti LaBelle, Gloria Gaynor, Oz Noy, Chieli Minucci, Ed Hamilton, James Genus, Glen Burtnik, as well as numerous Broadway shows. He now leads his own group, the Big Rhythm Band. As an educator and clinician, Pat has traveled the globe teaching and performing, as well as producing numerous instructional products with Hudson Music, and has made numerous live appearances and videos for the popular website, Drumeo.com. Pat also endorses Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Promark Drumsticks, and Earthworks mics. For more on Pat, visit his social media sites: patpdrummer.com Instagram: @patpdrummer Facebook, Pat Petrillo Music.

Texas Tech University

Lisa Garner-Santa

Lisa Garner Santa currently serves as Artist-Performer and Professor of Flute at Texas Tech University where she enjoys a diverse career as teacher, recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. Performance highlights include the world premiere of Mike Mowers Concerto for Flute and Wind Ensemble and a Carnegie Hall debut recital featuring Chamber Works for Flute.

Diana Yusupov

Diana Yusupov began studying cello at the age of eight whilst living in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Her family migrated to Australia in 2003, where she continued studying cello with her father Renat Yusupov and later a renowned cellist and teacher Markus Stocker. Diana graduated with a Bachelors of Music and Advanced Performance degree from Queensland Conservatorium of Music, before pursuing a further degree in law and education. Diana relocated to Tucson Arizona in 2016 to begin her Masters of Music studies at University of Arizona in the studio of Dr Theodore Buchholz. Upon graduating with her Masters, Diana stayed on to complete her Doctorate of Musical Arts specializing in cello performance and minoring in ethnomusicology. Diana’s research focused on the Russian and Uzbek music influences found in the cello repertoire of Muhammad Otajonov. Currently Diana is teaching a strings orchestra program at BASIS Chandler and enjoys playing chamber music with her piano trio – the Oracle.

Rachel Haymer

Passion, creativity and innovation are the hallmarks of acclaimed ukulelist and singer Rachel Haymer’s artistry. Lauded for her original performances, daring interpretations and compelling stage presence, she has been praised for her work on stage and in the recording studio. Rachel’s combination of dazzling artistry, lyrical songwriting acumen and engaging personality have been fostered from an early age. Rachel was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and studied with renowned pedagogues such as Melveen Leed and Martile Rowland, Classical Singer Magazine’s 2006 Teacher of the Year. As a performing and recording artist for over two decades, Rachel has collaborated with noted Hawaiian virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, and has soloed at renowned venues such as the Vocal Arts Symposium at the Colorado Opera Theatre of the Rockies and Ala Moana Centerstage in Honolulu. Upon arriving in New York, she began appearing at Eldercare homes in the tristate area, playing at the Hebrew Home of Riverdale, and other memory care facilities across the tristate area and mastering pop hits from all time periods on her ukulele, with her versatile voice to become the solo act of the Ukulele Time Machine. In 2018 Rachel and the Ukulele Time Machine became a recipient of the coveted Music Under NY lifetime permit. This rare honor is awarded to only 5% of applicants yearly. The Ukulele Time Machine can be seen in such places as Grand Central, Times Square, Fulton St or Rockafeller Center, bringing joy to the commuters of NYC and delighting the tourists from around the world. A creative and innovative presence on the recording scene, Rachel has released two albums reflecting the impressive breadth of her repertoire: The World Through Rosie Colored Glasses and Island Girl Reflections. The latter album showcases Rachel’s prolific songwriting talents, featuring nine original songs including Moon on the Water and Sunrise in the City. Her musical influences include greats such as Joni Mitchell, Bob Marley, and Carole King. Rachel is currently working on releasing her third album, as the lead singer and composer of ManaTones Band, which features world-influenced reggae originals composed through live improvisation. Having served as a musical artist for Tkiya, a New York City musical initiative that helps children find their unique connection with Jewish culture, Rachel now adds the title of music ambassador to her career. Through this initiative, Rachel has performed at some of the most renowned synagogues in New York City, including Park Avenue Synagogue, Romemu on the Upper West Side, and Temple Emanu-El. Her barrier-breaking attitude towards ukulele music and her commitment to sharing her experiences with a global community have made her a fan favorite.

Cameron Coday

Cameron Coday is a Band Director at Victory Lakes Intermediate in Houston, Texas. Cameron graduated High Honors with a Bachelor of Music and Minor in Leadership from the University of Colorado Boulder. She earned her Master of Music Education with Summa Cum Laude Honors from Central Washington University at the American Band College. Cameron has presented as a clinician for The Assisted Director and loves fostering conversation on teacher health and wellbeing. She is active in the pageantry arts, serving as brass staff for Arizona Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. She performed on baritone with The Troopers (2013, 2014), Phantom Regiment (2015), and The Cadets (2016). Outside of teaching, Cameron enjoys weightlifting and CrossFit. She coaches adult barbell classes, and loves her cat, Benjamin.

Christopher Hernandez

Christopher Hernandez is a multi-genre, multi-instrumentalist and educator based in Boston, MA. Chris specializes in playing and teaching low strings and fretted instruments, but is capable of playing and teaching various others. His primary instrument, the bass, has provided him with the opportunities to perform concerts ranging from informal jam sessions, to synergetic shows at dozens of venues in New England, to the mainstages of Oktoberfest in Harvard Square, Cambridge MA, The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA, as well as First Night Boston 2022. As a performer, Hernandez is active and highly sought after in the Boston Metropolitan area. His expertise in Classical, Jazz, Latin, Hip-Hop and Pop influenced music help him to push his colleagues and students into unique performance scenarios. Recently, Christopher has spent time playing double bass with the Du Bois Orchestra, the Lincoln-Sudbury Civic Orchestra, the Orchestra Without Borders Boston and the Manchester Symphony Orchestra. He plans to re-enter the fall 2022 orchestra audition cycle under the direction of his mentor, Dr. Ian Saunders. His latest personal project, the Chris Hernandez Experience, aims to bring new sounds to the Boston music scene. For the last 3 years, his work in education has been balanced across Cambridge Public Schools, The Boston Music Project, El Sistema Somerville, and The Veronica Robles Cultural Center, amongst others. In addition, he is a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, El Sistema USA, The International Society of Bassists, as well as the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Christopher earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from The Hartt School in 2019, where he studied classical music with Robert Black and jazz with Nat Reeves. He began working for Cambridge Public Schools just 4 days after graduation. Chris prides himself for making the decision to move his entire life to a new city in order to rebuild a middle school Orchestra Program that was left in shambles. One of his greatest accomplishments to date was building the program from 13 students in 2019 to over 100 in 2022. As a result of his work in Cambridge, he has generated himself a full-time position at just one school, a rarity in the district. Hernandez is currently working towards a Master of Music in Music Education at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA, where he studies classical music with Dr. Ian Saunders and jazz with John Lockwood. He anticipates completing the degree in August 2022, which will provide him with the time to continue re-investing in his career. For more information, booking, and performance dates related to Christopher Hernandez, please visit christophernandez.com.

University of North Texas

Brian Bowman

Characterized by a virtuosic technique and a warm, rich, velvet tone, Brian Bowman's playing has thrilled audiences for more than a quarter of a century. His superb musicianship and dedication to fine brass playing have made him one of the foremost euphonium soloists in the world today.

Dallas Civic Wind Ensemble

Noelle Fabian

Noelle Fabian is a Texan-born actress, acclaimed saxophonist and educator. Known for her theatrical wit, musical creativity and upbeat personality, Noelle is one of the most sought out all-around entertainers in the west coast. The daughter of professional woodwind musicians, Noelle naturally found her way into the music world as a four-year-old violinist.

Mckenna Reeve

Drummer Mckenna Reeve (she/her) is a versatile performer in genres ranging from rhythm changes to rock and roll on instruments including drumset, vibraphone, and world percussion. She received her Bachelors in Jazz Studies in 2020 and her Masters in Jazz Composition in 2022, both from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Her debut album Lavender Skies and Golden Plains was released in May of 2022–it features original jazz compositions for a variety of instrumentations, and can be found on Bandcamp. Mckenna has shared the stage with Grammy-nominated poet Faylita Hicks and jazz composer Ben Boone as part of the Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall Exhibition (October 2021). She can also be heard on No Hands Brass Band’s EP Off the Curb (2021), as well as live with Veronica May and the Magnetics, the Julie Koenig Trio, No Hands, and more. An active composer and educator, Mckenna has written for UNC’s Lab I, II, and III and their jazz festival All Star Band and maintains a private studio of drumset students. She can be found teaching, writing, and performing in the northern Colorado area, where she currently resides. More information can be found at https://www.mckennareevemusic.com/

Gary DePaolo

Gary DePaolo received his bachelor’s degree in Viola Performance from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. While attending he studied with Chicago Lyric Opera Principal Violist, Rami Solomonov and was coached in chamber music by the Chicago String Quartet. Having recently completed his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Montana State University, DePaolo is entering his ninth year as the director of the orchestra and guitar programs at Kelly Walsh High School in Casper Wyoming. There he conducts three orchestras and a guitar ensemble. In 2019 his groups joined Laramie High School and the String Academy of Wyoming to travel to and perform in Ireland. DePaolo has been a guest director for the Wyoming State String Clinic and judge for Colorado ASTA. He is also an adjunct string instructor at Casper College and the principal violist of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra. Both are positions that he has held for the last 21 years. DePaolo is an avid composer having created underscores for Richard the 3rd, The Diviners, The Scarlet Letter , the Laramie project and various other works. He has always been a collaborator with local bands and musical groups. His group “ Leave it to S.H.I.V.A.” was featured in the Wyoming Arts Council 2021 “Summer Roadtrip” playlist. DePaolo’s private teaching focuses on ease and tension-free viola playing with traditional and nontraditional repertoire.

Texas A&M Commerce

Mary Druhan

Dr Mary Druhan has enjoyed invitations to many prestigious events in the United States, Puerto Rico, England, Germany, Italy, and Thailand in recitals and in conferences with numerous prestigious organizations. Dr. Druhan currently performs with the Dallas Wind Symphony, the Dallas Festival of Modern Music, Triforia Winds, and the Color of Sound chamber series.

Texas Tech University

Kevin Wass

Dr. Kevin Wass, Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Texas Tech University, holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan, the Bachelor of Science degree (Summa cum laude) in Music Education from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska, and the Master of Music degree and Performers Certificate from Indiana University.

Austin Symphony Orchestra

Kevin Berg

Dr. Kevin Berg completed his MM degree at UT in 2009 and his DMA in 2012. He is currently living in Austin, performing as a member of the Austin Symphony and teaching a number of young oboists in the area.

University of North Texas

John Holt

John Holt is Associate Professor of Trumpet and Chair of the Division of Instrumental Studies at the University of North Texas. Holt is also principal trumpet with the Dallas Opera Orchestra, a position he has held since 1989.The consummate musical artist, Holt has appeared as a soloist with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe.

Sam Houston State University

Benjamin Osborne

Dr. R. Benjamin Osborne began his studies in music with the piano at age 5, and then on trombone at the age of 12. In 2007, Ben completed a masters degree in trombone performance at Southern Methodist University where he studied with John Kitzman. Ben has served as second trombone of the Austin Symphony Orchestra since 2008.

L.A. Percussion Quartet

Cory Hills

Cory Hills - Multi-percussionist, composer, and improviser Cory Hills thrives on breaking down musical barriers through creative, interdisciplinary projects. He has received degrees from Northwestern University, Queensland Conservatorium, and the University of Kansas, and was awarded a research fellowship to Institute Fabrica. Currently, Hills is active performer, composer, and recording artist in Los Angeles, as well as a member of the Grammy-nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet.

L.A. Percussion Quartet

Matthew Cook

Matthew Cook - Matt Cook is a GRAMMY nominated percussionist based in Los Angeles, CA. Matt can be heard around the country performing with intimate chamber ensembles, symphony orchestras, and popular music artists. He is involved in projects ranging from experimental classical music to jazz, folk, and international ensembles.As an educator, Matt has been a featured clinician and performer at several universities including Stanford, The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the University of Southern California as well as at events hosted by the Percussive Arts Society and the American Composers Jazz Institute. He has experience consulting and designing curriculum for university students and k-12 programs with success securing them scholarships to major conservatories and Honor bands across the country. Recently, he constructed the percussion curriculum for the popular music website MusicProfessor.Through his success with the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, Matt has earned international recognition as an authority in percussion chamber music. Their 2012 release Rupa-Khanda was nominated for three awards at the for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards including Best Small Group. In addition to this recording, the LAPQ has released an album of the music of David Johnson Quartz City and an EP Ritual Dances - all of which can be found in local record stores. Recent classical engagements have featured Matt with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, PARTCH, wildUP, the California E.A.R. Unit, Sonic Generator, and regional symphony orchestras. Matt has performed in every major experimental music series in Southern California. He has been recorded on the NAXOS, Bridge, Red LetterBox, New World, and Sono Luminus record labels. As a drummer and world percussionist Matt has performed with singers Sarah LaForge, Claudia Vasquez, Anthony Starble, and freelances with several pop/rock outfits. His versatility on drum set and mallet percussion has lead to work with musical theater companies, as well as becoming an asset in the recording industry working on films ranging from independent to major motion pictures like sidelining in Warner Bros. Studios Gangster Squad.A graduate of The Oberlin Conservatory of Music (BM) and California Institute of the Arts (MFA), Matt currently leads the Percussion Department at Ventura College (Ventura, California) and teaches Music Theory at Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA). Matt is a proud Yamaha Performing Artist and an Innovative, Black Swamp, REMO and Sabian Artist Endorser.

University of Redlands

Kathryn Nevin

Dr. Kathryn Nevin has performed with many orchestras including San Diego Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, New West Symphony, Long Beach Opera, Santa Barbara Symphony, Opera Santa Barbara, Monterey Symphony and Fresno Philharmonic. She is a member of St. Matthews Chamber Orchestra, Desert Symphony in Palm Desert, Redlands Symphony Orchestra and Long Beach Municipal Band.

Cal State Fullerton

Jonathan Marzluf

Jonathan Marzluf has played oboe for many fine ensembles, including: the CAPA Broadway Series, Opera Roanoke, the Columbus Symphony, the United States Marine Corps Field Band and Woodwind Quintet, the Central Ohio Symphony, the Pacific Woodwind Quintet, the Rio Hondo Symphony, Divan Consort, the Crystal Cathedrals Hour of Power Orchestra, Center Stage Opera of Los Angeles, and the Okinawa Symphony.

Missouri State University

John Zastoupil

Dr. John Zastoupil is the Director of Concert Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Missouri State University, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, teaches courses in graduate conducting and wind literature, and guides all aspects of the concert band program.

MusicProfessor Management

Digital Education by ConnSelmer, Inc.

In 2021 the ConnSelmer corporation took over management of MusicProfessor in an effort to support instrumentalists and educators around the world.

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MusicProfessor can be accessed on any device you can access the internet, including your phone! The website is fully responsive and will adapt to the screen size you have access to.

Absolutely! Simply copy and paste the link for the lesson you want your students to view into the assignment and it will take your student to the correct video. You can pull reports as a CSV file and upload them to your grade book, if supported.

When you sign your students up for a yearly license with MusicProfessor, you will have administrative access for your class. The admin page will show you students assigned in your class, how many of the materials they have completed, and even the last time they logged in.

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After enrolling your school program with MusicProfessor you will receive a pdf with the appropriate links to enroll your students. Simply instruct students to click on the link and they will be enrolled in the instrument library and assigned to your class simultaneously!

MusicProfessor is an online library that contains bite-sized applied lessons in tone and technique presented by world-class instructors. Setting your students up with MusicProfessor gives them the tools to learn instrument specific techniques outside of the classroom so you focus on rehearsal and repertoire. For less than half the cost of one private lesson your students can have access to all of the lessons on MusicProfessor.

Your school group comes with a community feature where you can post questions for your students to answer after watching a lesson. You can also check their progress in your admin page.

In our Teacher Toolkit, you will find alignment guides for 5 popular method books. More to come soon!