John Bumstead

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Education John Bumstead co-founded the New England String Ensemble and was a 17-year member of its cello section. His music education includes studies at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory in Ohio and Manhattan School of Music as well as a Master of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Major teachers include Regina Mushabac, David Finch, Frederick Zlotkin, and […]

Ashley Freeman

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An accomplished violinist, Ashley Freeman began studying violin at the age of four and has been performing for over twenty-five years. Studying under the distinguished faculty at the Eastman School of Music, during her time in Rochester she also performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra on their tour of France. Ashley currently plays in […]

Susan Wilkes

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Teaching Statement As a music educator for more than 3 decades in Vermont and NH, Susan Wilkes brings insights about the ways that students of all ages can learn and embody ALL STYLES of music with energy, focus and physical freedom. Education She earned a BA in Music Education and teaching certificate in Special Education […]