Rich Cesarini (Co-Founder, Southeast School of Music)

Piano, Accordion, Synthesizers, Keyboards

Instructs Rock, Blues, Classical, Improvisation


  • Music Director St.Ann's, West Bridgewater, MA and St.John's, East Bridgewater, MA Parishes

  • Keyboardist with acoustic duo ‘The Terrifics’,

  • Keyboardist for The Jon Fin Group acclaimed 70’s cover band, ‘The Experts’

  • Continually performs and records with several blues, folk and rock acts

  • Founder for teen rock performance camp, ‘I’m With The Band’

  • Offers preparation classes for live performance and auditions

Jack Colombo (Co- Founder, Southeast School of Music)

Piano, Organ, Synthesizers/ Keyboards

Instruction in Rock/Pop, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Improvisation


  • Music Director, Tri-Parishes of Brockton, MA

  • Keyboardist for ‘The Reminisants’

  • Music Director/ Keyboardist for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s ‘The Drifters’

  • Past Music Director, PBS nationally televised Oldies Rock and Roll Series

  • Keyboardist/ Music Director for The Vocal Group Hall of Fame

  • Additional credits include Al Jardine of The Beach Boys, Grammy Award Artists ‘The Manhattan Transfer’ and numerous recording groups

  • Touring throughout North America with numerous recording groups

  • Offers preparation classes for live performance and auditions


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+ Literacy and Mathematics

+ Readers Theatre
+ Book Club
+ Creative Writing & Journalism
+ Math, Science and Technology
+ Junior Achievement Enrichment
+ Math, Science and Technology
+ Junior Achievement Enrichment
+ Anit-bullying
+ Special Talents programs


Paul Peterson

Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Flute, Clarinet, Reeds, Guitar, Harmonica & Penny Whistle

Instructs Jazz, Classical, Rock, Blues. Improvisation


  • Music Instructor, 35 years at Bridgewater-Raynham School District.

  • Master’s degree in teaching Arts and Music, Bridgewater State University plus 30 additional credits in Music Performance

  • Bachelor’s degree Sociology and minor in Phycology

  • 30-year member of United states Air Force Band

  • Performs regionally with the Dixie Diehards and many bands and shows.

  • Offers preparation classes for performances, auditions including District, SEMSBA and All-State

Kristy Foye

Cello- beginner thru advanced

Violin/viola/string bass- beginner thru intermediate

Instructs Classical, Rock/Pop, Jazz, New World, Improvisation

  • Orchestra/String Specialist for grades 4-8 Lexington Public Schools (former Easton Public Schools Orchestra Teacher)

  • Graduate Degree, Boston Conservatory

  • Undergraduate Degree, Berklee College of Music

  • Instructs Classical, Rock/Pop, Jazz, New World, Improvisation

  • Managed Sr and Jr. District/SEMSBA Orchestras

  • Offers preparation classes for performances, auditions including District, SEMSBA and All- State

  • Performs with Mosaic String Ensemble and various ensembles regionally.

Gail Colombo

Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Ukulele, Brass

Instructs Rock, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Improvisation, Irish Fiddle

  • Mansfield High School Orchestra Director, Mansfield, MA

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Music and Education, Bridgewater State University

  • Orchestra Instructor, Mansfield High School, Mansfield, MA

  • Instructs Classical and Contemporary Styles

  • Member Southeast Philharmonic Orchestra and South Shore String Quartet

  • Performances includes numerous shows, Hairspray the Musical, The Bridgewater State University Ensemble and private events.

  • Offers preparation classes for performances and auditions including District, SEMSBA AND All-State

  • Member National Association for Music Education

Barbara Clement

Flute, Piccolo, Piano, Clarinet, Oboe

Instructs Classical, Traditional Contemporary


  • Master’s degree, Louisiana State University

  • Bachelor’s degree University of Wyoming

  • Facility member, Eastern Nazarene College

  • Board of Directors, Quincy Symphony

  • Performs in several regional symphony orchestras

  • Offers preparation classes for performances, auditions including District, SEMSBA and All-State

John Tolias

Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Improvisation

Instructs Rock, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Improvisation


  • Master’s Degree in Music, Berklee College of Music, Boston, Ma

  • Instructs Rock, Classical, Jazz, Blues Styles, Improvisation

  • Performance credits include bands throughout greater New England, shows and solo appearances.

  • Offers preparation classes for live performance and auditions.

Katie Conway

Piano, Trumpet, Trombone, Ukulele

Instructs Contemporary and Classical


  • Music Instructor, Sharon Public Schools, Sharon, MA

  • Master’s Degree, Lesley College, Cambridge, MA

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA

  • Active member in members and soloist in regional choral groups

  • Soloist singer for weddings and private events

  • Offers preparation classes for performances, auditions including District, SEMSBA and All-State

Lisa Miller Villani


Instructs Pop/Rock, Blues, Jazz, Showtunes and Traditional


  • Master’s Degree in Education, Fitchburg State University

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Education, Berklee College of Music

  • Certification from the acclaimed McClosky Institute of Voice Therapy

  • 35 years Music Instructor, Brockton Public Schools, Brockton, MA and Facilitator of Arts Integration.

  • Recipient of numerous Platinum and Gold medals as Choral and Show Choir Director

  • Past Co-Music Director, Act One, Scene One and  director Massasoit Community College Theatre

  • Director of Musical’s Annie, Fame, Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory and Bye Bye Birdie

  • Member of Music Educators Association(MME)

  • Offers preparation classes for performances, auditions including SEMSBA, All-State and District

  • Member Boxwood Saxophone Quartet and owner of The Track Shack Recording Studios

Nicole Brooks

Violin & Piano

Instructor Intern for 8-12 year old group


  • Performance credits include the Oliver Ames High School Orchestra, and with the chamber orchestra

  • Jazz band and marching band.


  • Guest appearances have included playing keyboards with The Reminisants


  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recording artist, The Drifters.


  • Assists with technical aspects of Oliver Ames High School theater performances.


  • Continues her advanced musical studies with SESM instructors Jack, Gail and Kristy

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Robert J. Rivera

Cello, Viola, Piano, Bass Guitar, Jazz Performance

Technical: Pro Tools, Macbook Pro, various composition software, PC, Audio Engineer

  • Manhattan School of Music- Bachelor of Music

  • Moscow, Russia Conservatory- Certificate of Performance

  • Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Member

  • Mannes School of Music- Diploma

  • New England Conservatory- Graduate studies in Cello and Jazz Performance

  • Longy School of Music-Undergrad studies in Cello Performance

  • Boston Conservatory- Undergrad studies in Cello Performance

  • 2008 winner Best Original Scores various worldwide film festivals

Amelia Andre


Instructor Intern


  • Cello

  • Oliver Ames High School Orchestra, Easton — First Cellist

  • Oliver Ames Chamber Orchestra, Easton —First Cellist

  • Junior SEMSBA Festival 2020 — Cellist

  • Borderland- The Life and Times of Blanche Ames Ames (Documentary), Easton — Cellist

  • Released February 2020

  • Junior Districts Festival 2019 — Cellist

  • Junior Districts Festival 2018 — Cellist

  • Junior SEMSBA festival 2018 — Cellist

  • MICCA 2018 (High Silver) — First Cellist

  • Awarded “High Silver”, ensemble

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Jo Manning-Souza

 Violin, Guitar, Music Wellness

Pre-School and Kindergarten Programs thru adult

  • Instructs all ages, including Suzuki and Orff-Schulwerk methods

  • Offers music wellness for emotional relaxation and reducing stress, as an outlet to help better manage today’s unique challenges

  • The Boston Conservatory of Music- Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Music Education

  • Leslie University- Master’s Degree in Music Wellness 2017

  • First Violinist- Wellesley Symphony 2014-present

  • Soloist at St. Mary’s Church Music Ministry 2000- present

  • K thru 12 Music Public School Certification- present

  • Teaches music programs for pre-school and kindergarten ages, including preschool Jolly Notes, Jolly Key classes and Pre-School Prodigies

  • Recipient Extraordinary Achievement Awards for student’s performance at the A-Muse World Promise Music Competition and Carnegie Hall’s International Little Mozart’s Competition