Meet the voice Staff
Flute, Piano & Voice
Samantha Adams is a 2019 graduate of Kean University and holds a B.M. in Music Education. Sam served as the principal flutist in Kean’s Wind Ensemble and Chamber Wind Ensemble for three years and studied under Jill Sokol. She also studied voice under Katherine Harris. While at Kean University, she held various leadership roles in musical organizations such as NAfME (National Association for Music Education) and Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity. Sam is also served as the President of the New Jersey Music Educators Association Collegiate Executive Board. Samantha’s notable performing experience includes All Eastern Mixed Chorus, NJ All State Mixed Chorus, and multiple South Jersey choral and instrumental ensembles. She studied under flutist Ronna Ayscue for nearly ten years where she became well-versed in Classical and Baroque flute techniques. Sam also has performed in lead vocal roles, ensembles, and orchestras for various musical theatre productions in the South Jersey area. Sam specializes in teaching young students and students with special needs. She has experience in both public and private teaching settings. Her extensive audition experience lends well to helping older students prepare for region, state, or college auditions. Samantha is in the process of obtaining her M.Ed. in Special Education from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and plans to graduate in the summer of 2020.
piano, bass, guitar & voice
Kara Delonas is a graduate of Montclair State University, John J. Cali School of Music with a BA in classical Bass performance. She has performed at Carnegie Hall 6 times with prestigious artists such as Sarah McLachlan and James Galway. In addition to her classical studies, Kara has also been trained in other styles of music, particularly jazz, and has taken up a variety of instruments.
Kara is equipped to teach upright Bass, electric Bass, Piano, Guitar, Vocals and theory. Kara has toured the country with NJ Break Contest winners, “Wyland,” and even headlined events such as the Skate and Surf Music Festival. With her experience in performing,
Kara specializes not only in teaching instruments but also helping her students build up the confidence to either play for an audience or to just discover their passion for music.
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.
Voice & piano
Lauren Brodowski is a current graduate student, studying Music Therapy, at Montclair State University. She received her Bachelors in Music Performance from Kean University in 2018. While at Kean, she not only was a full-time student but also taught dance to a wide range of students in her spare time.
Music has always been a huge part of Lauren's life. She has been involved with her school's music programs including choir, dance, cheerleading, and theater from the second grade all the way through her Bachelor's degree.
She is excited to continue working with students teaching both voice and piano lessons. She marries her degrees and current focus in music therapy by working with each individual student to create a learning plan that meets their goals and expectations.
Voice, Piano & Ukulele
Liz Robbins has been singing and studying music for her entire life, thanks to her musical family and upbringing. She completed her Bachelor’s in Music Education at Berry College in Rome, GA, her home state. During this time, Liz studied voice and piano privately in addition to being the assistant choir director and co-teaching Kindermusik classes on campus.
Liz began working for RMC while completing her Master’s in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. Here Liz found her true passion for understanding the singing mechanism and how to utilize it healthily for a variety of styles and genres. She is trained in and performs Classical/Opera, Musical Theater, Jazz, Rock, Folk/Country and Contemporary Commercial Music. Liz’s primary goal as a music educator is to help all of her students find and cultivate their passion for music, no matter what the genre or style!
Liz is also an adjunct voice faculty member at Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ. When she is not teaching, she performs with multiple music groups. Currently, she is the soprano section leader and soloist at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Perth Amboy, NJ. She is also the lead singer and percussionist in the Celtic-Folk band, The BlarneyGirls. In addition to this, she performs in local wedding bands.
Piano & Voice
Andrea Pranzatelli is Classically trained in piano with a BA in Music from Kean University. She studied with the brilliant Dr. Martha Marchena, who specializes in Classical Piano and Latin Piano music.
Andrea has continued to expand her studies in modern music genres from Pop, Rock, Jazz, R and B, Funk, and Hip Hop under the guidance of Music Educators Robbie Sko, and Eitan Levine, both well-known Composers, Producers, and Music Performers in NJ. Andrea also is a professional Vocalist who has played keys and sung lead vocals in multiple Jazz, R&B, Funk, and Blues bands, performing original music and cover songs in the NJ and NYC area.
Andrea is currently working on recording her first single with original music to be released in 2021 with the NJ Music Producer Robbie Sko.
Piano & Voice
Mayling Martinez was exposed to music at the very early age of two. Always singing, her family quickly realized she had a very unique singing voice. Mayling began her formal piano studies at 5 years old. In her years as a student, she participated in the National Guild of Piano Teachers (NGPT), a prestigious organization that offers piano exams with well qualified judges worldwide grading these certificates. Mayling received top scores and consistent praise from judges throughout her years as a member of the guild. Mayling graduated with high honors from the Piano Guild in 1999. She subsequently obtained her teaching certificate in 2000, and has continued to hold a large private studio of talented and dedicated piano students for more than 20 years. This naturally led her to her studies at the Kean Conservatory, where she studied piano and voice performance with a minor in Psychology. At the Kean Conservatory, Mayling began as a piano performance major under the instruction of world renowned pianists Dr. Martha Marchena and Dr. Allison Brewster Franzetti, also a Latin Grammy nominee.
Mayling quickly realized her desire to be a vocalist as well, and participated in numerous ensembles under the direction of Dr. Mark Terenzi, including the Chamber Music Program, the Concert Choir, and was featured as a soloist numerous times in the Chorale, the Percussion Ensemble, and the Jazz Ensemble. Mayling performed two Piano Concertos with members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. As a vocalist, she is well versed to perform many musical styles including Classical Art Songs, Lieder, Opera, Jazz, Pop, and various Latin American genres. Mayling graduated with a Bachelor’s degree Cum Laude in Music Performance from Kean University, where she was picked to sing the Star Spangled Banner at the Honor’s Convocation. Mayling also holds an Associate’s degree in Fine Arts/Music. Mayling intends to continue her piano and vocal studies by pursuing graduate and doctoral degrees in Performance/Pedagogy and Music Therapy.
Mayling believes that music has the power to truly heal, inspire and transform lives. She intends to use her musical gifts to empower students to have fun and enjoy the process of discovering their unique talents while developing their full potential. Fun Fact: Mayling played with her first professional Latin music band as the principal keyboardist at the age of 14, and has performed with numerous other local Latin bands for many years.
guitar, piano, Voice, Drums, Bass & Ukulele
Jesse brings 15 years of teaching experience. He studied piano and composition at Rutgers University on a scholarship. Jesse's musical training coupled with on-stage experience (Limelight, Knitting Factory, CBGBs) has helped him guide and inspire many musicians.
He focuses on building a strong technical grounding on the instrument. His lessons are tailored around the student's goals and musical taste.
In addition to teaching Guitar, Piano, Drums, Bass, Ukulele, & Voice, Jesse also teaches songwriting, music theory, and arranging. He has experience teaching all age ranges and levels. He has taught total beginners to advanced students.