Tony Zannini

Faculty photo: Tony Zannini

Teaching Statement I’ve always believed in lessons being more interactive.  When the student learns to play duets with the teacher, they become more confident and this helps keep the student enthused and more engaged. Education Mr. Zannini attended Berklee College of Music with the late William G. Leavitt, head of the Guitar Department.  He also […]

Tad Hitchcock

Faculty photo: Tad Hitchcock

Education Berklee College of Music Teaching/Performance Bio Mr. Hitchcock has worked steadily as an accompanist, bandleader, and vocalist, including touring with the Artie Shaw Orchestra under the direction of Dick Johnson. He has enjoyed playing clubs and concerts with reed players Billy Novick and Scott Hamilton, cornetist Ruby Braff, and trumpeter Herb Pomeroy. Mr. Hitchcock […]

Zeb Cruikshank

Teaching Philosophy To me, the most important aspect of playing, learning, teaching, performing, or listening to music is enjoyment.  Music should not feel like “work” or “a chore”.  That’s the attitude I bring to my lessons and classes.  I want students to look forward to their weekly lesson, and be motivated to practice for the […]