Hagai Kamil
Violin and Viola

Hagai Kamil started violin at the age of three as a Suzuki student in Israel. At age 10, He moved to Ann Arbor, MI where he continued his violin studies and performed as a member of Detroit Symphony Orchestra Civic Division and International Youth Symphony of Blue Lake. Since his move to New York in 1998,  Mr.Kamil received his undergraduate music degree in violin at Brooklyn College( CUNY) where he studied with  Masao Kawasaki. His Teachers include, Mark Lakirovich, Sharan Leventhal, Liang Chai, Owen Carmen and Ifu Wang. He played chamber music in master classes given by Karen Dreyfus and Glen Dicterow. He also participated in Aspen Music Festival and California Music Festival. In Addition Mr. Kamil studied Viola performance with Mark Lakirovich as a graduate student at Longy School of Music.

As a devoted music educator, he served as a faculty at Lucy Moses School at the Kaufman center and is currently on the Violin faculty at School for Strings where he received Suzuki violin teacher’s training with Louise Behrend and Hisako Resnick. He also has received Suzuki Viola training with Elizabeth Stuen Walker.

Mr. Kamil has led several Suzuki music programs as a director past 10 years. They are, the Suzuki program at Brooklyn College Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts and the Suzuki Division at The Brooklyn Queens Conservatory of Music. During his tenure he created Summer Music Camps at both organizations as well as organized teacher training workshops. He also served as the director of The School for Strings Suzuki Institute for three summers, 2006-2008.

Jinah Park
Born in South Korea, Jinah Park has studied piano since the age of five. In recent years Ms. Park has made New York her home and has been performing in solo and chamber music concerts. Ms. Park has performed at Merkin Hall, Gershwin theater and many other venues in New York metropolitan area. She was featured in the Faculty showcase concert series in 2007 and 2008 concert seasons during her tenure at Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music.

Ms. Park has won numerous awards including First Place in the Korean Music Association's Music Competition and a Bronze Medal in the Ho-Nam Arts Festival/Music Division. A full scholarship student, Ms. Park received her Undergraduate Music Degree at Chonnam National University in Gwangju, South Korea, where she studied with Byung-Guem Yoo. She completed her Graduate Studies in piano at Brooklyn College (CUNY) with Michael Rogers.

Ms. Park is continuing her piano studies with Shirley Cohen. She has also coached with Tania Leon, John Corigliano, Mark Lakirovich, Leon Chai, Akira Eguchi, German Diez, and Shirley Cohen. A graduate of Suzuki piano teacher’s training with Shiela Keats at School for Strings, as well as, Early Childhood Education with Dorothy Jones and additional teacher training with Mary Craig Powell, Ms. Park is registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas as a teacher for book 1-7, ECE Stage 1.


FrancesFrances Brodeur

Originally from Massachusetts, Frances Brodeur has been enthusiastically teaching flute to New York City children for over 20 years. Although many of Frances’ students have received much recognition and have been accepted into such prestigious organizations and institutions as the New York Youth Symphony, McGill University in Canada, University of Chicago, New York University and LaGuardia High School, her sincere interest in teaching children comes from a deep love and respect for the tradition and art of flute playing and her desire to share this love of flute with her students.
Frances’ earliest teachers were from Smith College and the Boston Conservatory of Music faculty. They were trained in the French tradition of flute playing and include William Wittig, former member of the Springfield Symphony and Phillip Kaplan, deceased and former member of the Boston Symphony.
After spending four years in Boston Conservatory’s Diploma Program, Frances transferred to The Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music where she studied with Bernard Goldberg, former member of the Pittsburgh Symphony. She was awarded the Bachelor of Music Degree in performance in 1992.
Frances was the recipient of an Artists Fellowship at Bowdoin Summer Music Arts Festival 1994 and an Assistantship at the Bach Summer Institute at Mannes School of Music in 2000. Frances was awarded a much delayed M.A. in flute performance from Queens College in 2011 under the guidance of Linda Chesis. Frances’ more recent teachers are Stephanie Mortimore, piccolo at the MET and Mindy Kaufman of the NY Phil.
As a freelancer in the Metropolitan area, Frances has performed with numerous distinguished regional orchestras include The String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Blue Hill Troup, Bronx Symphony, Hunter Symphony, Regina Opera Orchestra and the New Jersey City University Orchestra. Frances was trained in the Suzuki method by David Gerry of Canada.


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Erich Schoen-Rene performs extensively in New York City and beyond. He is a principal cellist at Chelsea Symphony. He also is a member of DCINY orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. He studied with David Geber, Luis Garcia-Renart and Maxine Neumann. He received his B.M. from Bard College and his Master of Music degree in cello performance from Manhattan School of Music. A graduate of Suzuki cello teacher's training program with Pamela Devenport at The School for Strings in New York City, he is registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas as a Suzuki teacher. Erich is dedicated to educating the next generation and is on the faculty at The Brooklyn Music Studio, The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and Hoff Barthelson School of Music.


JPJP Schlegelmilch

JP Schlegelmilch began studying piano at the age of six in New Hampshire with the great pianist and teacher Chonghyo Shin, with whom he studied until age fifteen. As a teenager, JP became interested in jazz and improvisation and began to perform in various bands during high school. He went on to study jazz, composition, and classical piano at Berklee College of Music and SUNY Purchase, where he earned his bachelors degree in Jazz Studies. His teachers include jazz pianists Hal Galper, Pete Malinverni, and Fred Hersch; classical pianists Steve Lubin and Sophia Rosoff; and harmony, counterpoint and composition studies with Paul Caputo.

JP moved to Brooklyn in 2006 and has been active as a performer and composer in the jazz and improvised music world and beyond. In addition to his own groups, JP has performed with the indie­classical chamber group Fireworks Ensemble; avant garde jazz legend Tim Berne; and played on the soundtrack to the Oscar­nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild. He has also toured in South America as a Cultural Ambassador for the US State Department.

JP has been a dedicated piano teacher for ten years, serving on the faculty at the Rye Arts Center in Westchester since 2008. He is currently enrolled in the Suzuki piano teacher training program with Marina Obukovsky at School for Strings and is registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas as a teacher for Books 1 and 2.