Our Faculty

Talented working musicians as well as highly educated and experienced teachers, our faculty are  incredibly important in the musical education of your children.

As founder and director of The Music Studio, Noel Liberty created, established, and developed the educational programs of The Music Studio, as well as wrote the books used in the Music Fundamentals curriculum.

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A teacher at The Music Studio for more than twenty-five years, Shirley Myers also serves as Organist at Christ our Light Church in Loudonville and Our Lady of the Assumption in Latham.

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Amy Kawa Posner made her Lincoln Center debut more than 20 years ago, performing as soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra. Ms. Posner has been featured at other venues throughout the New York Metropolitan area including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, and the Kosciuszko Foundation. She has been heard at several summer festivals…

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  A member of The Music Studio faculty for five years, Nina Vepritskaya studied at the Municipal Music School in St. Petersburg, Russia. She then continued on to the St. Petersburg Conservatory, where she studied piano with Professor N.P. Korihalova. Deciding against a career as a professional pianist, Ms. Vepritskaya was awarded a Master’s Degree…

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Award-winning pianist Akina Yura has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and her native Japan. She has appeared as a guest performer for the Pianodrom International Piano Festival in Albania and as a collaborative pianist for the Castleman Quartet Program. She is a prize-winner of numerous piano competitions, including the New Orleans Piano Institute Solo…

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Joseph Fennimore made his orchestral concerto debut at 13, and New York City debut 13 years later on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Young Artist Series. Earning an undergrad degree from Eastman, an MS from Juilliard  and winning a national competition enabled Mr. Fennimore to tour the USA and Japan for the State Department. After winning…

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Beth McLaughlin is a Board Certified Music Therapist who developed and directed the music therapy program at Wildwood, a school for students with neurological impairments. There she provided music therapy and adapted piano instruction to students age 5–21 for 35 years. Ms. McLaughlin received her Master’s Degree in Music Education from the College of Saint Rose….

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