Meet the brass Staff
piano, voice & saxophone
Molly is the lead vocalist/saxophonist in the New Jersey-based cover band No Time Lost, and is currently working on her music degree. She also sings and plays keyboards in the Delonas family band called Self Animation, whose music has been aired on several radio stations. Self Animation's music can also be heard in the independent film, The Inventory.
Although Molly enjoys playing pop and rock music, she is classically trained on the piano and also specializes in ragtime. She has been studying piano since the year 2000 with numerous teachers (most recently Chris Nittoli) and has also been playing saxophone since 2004, with teachers such as Dawn Russo. She was the alto saxophone section leader of the Marching Rams in the year 2009.
Molly has been singing her whole life and has studied most recently with Matthew Swiss, and performed solos in his chamber choir and "Poptoberfest." She has also recorded vocals in the famous studio "The Cutting Room," by invitation. When Molly is not performing, writing and recording, she devotes her time to passing on knowledge to her students.
clarinet, flute saxophone, trumpet, voice & piano
Dan Hutchinson is rapidly becoming one of the most recognizable faces on the Jersey shore music scene. A student of Andy Fusco (Buddy Rich) and Walt Weiskopf (Steely Dan), Dan has played in hundreds of venues on the east coast with several bands. He currently performs with 9South, the Jonzes, The Joe Baracata Band, Michelle Moore (the E Street Band), the Nerds, and pop artist Frankie Zulferino.
In addition to playing various wind instruments and piano, Dan is also a singer. As a founding member of the Garden State Sound Quartet, he has sung at the Crossroads in Garwood, several town concerts, and at the Union County Performing Arts Center as an opening act for Voiceplay.
Dan’s passion for music developed at a very young age, and his favorite way to channel that passion is in attempting to inspire the same love for it in his students. After majoring in music education at Kean University, he decided that the public school music scene wasn’t for him, and that he would flourish much more in a 1-on-1 lesson environment. He is proud to be on the RMC teaching roster since 2013.
trumpet, brass, guitar, bass, drums & piano
George Maher is completed his Bachelor's degree in jazz trumpet performance at Mason Gross School of the Arts, at Rutgers University. At school, George performed with RU's Jazz Ensemble under the direction of trombonist, Professor Conrad Herwig.
This group has had the privilege of performing at The Blue Note jazz club in New York City, and has performed with guest artists such as, Orrin Evans, Michael Phillip Mossman, Tanya Darby, and Joe Magnarelli.
George originally hails from Connecticut where for three years of high school where he attended the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, in Hartford, CT.
At the Academy, George performed in a small ensemble under the director of Jimmy Greene, and Kris Allen. He also performed in the award winning Academy Big Band, lead by Douglas Maher.
George is an active musician who currently tours and performs with numerous groups.
clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, percussion & flute
Rachael Siegel is a graduate of New Jersey City University’s Multiple Woodwind master’s program. At RMC, she teaches an array of instruments, including but not limited to: flute, saxophone, clarinet and piano. When not at RMC, Rachael teaches percussion for a nationally acclaimed marching band in Pequannock, New Jersey.
She completed her music education degree at Hofstra University, where she studied oboe but took advantage of all the opportunities to try different instruments and ensembles. At Hofstra, Rachael performed with the University Choir, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Orchestra, Recorder Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Band. Currently, Rachael freelances, playing in musical pits, community groups and with her duo.
oboe, bassoon, clarinet, flute & saxophone
Michael is a classically trained wind player, and has been teaching young students for almost 20 years. He received his Bachelor's of Music from Michigan State University, where his primary focus was oboe performance. While a student at MSU, Michael played Mozart's Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra with the MSU Philharmonic Orchestra. He went on to perform 17 musicals and operettas with the College Light Opera Company in West Falmouth, MA as their oboist.
Michael received his Masters of Music in Woodwind Specialty from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. While a student at UNCG, Michael studied all the woodwinds with the primary professors. He also taught class woodwinds, oboe reed making, and applied oboe. After leaving UNCG, he went on to play the national tours of The Wizard of Oz, Pippin, Anything Goes, Something Rotten, Elf, and Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Michael performed full time for five years all over the United States, Canada, and South Korea, and he has also performed regionally at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA and Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal, NJ.
Piano, French Horn, Bass, Guitar & Ukulele
Jasni McGrail started her musical journey as a student at RMC and has continued as a member of our staff. Jasni has studied piano, french horn, bass guitar and is self-taught on guitar and ukulele. Her biggest musical inspirations and influences are Queen, Elton John, and The Beatles because of how they broke the rules of music and inspired real change in our music culture.
Jasni is an active member of the RMC Teacher Band, accompanying students on both piano and bass guitar. When she is not teaching or performing, Jasni assists with songwriting and recording projects with RMC students. She enjoys helping students find their passion and voice with their music, creating something that they can be proud of.