Welcome back to the Fall 2020 semester at PMAC! We’re thrilled to introduce these professionally trained and experienced teaching artists from across the United States. When we are able to safely resume all in-person teaching at our building on Islington Street, our Seacoast based teaching artists will be available for in-person teaching. At this time, our in-person classes, ensembles, and private lessons are limited, as we adhere to the local, state and national safety guidelines. We are excited to offer many online art and music education opportunities, including individual instruction. Read on to learn more about our newest teaching artists:
Brian Shankar Adler, Percussionist
Brian Shankar Adler, percussionist, recently relocated to the Seacoast region from NYC, where he had been a teaching artist and performer for over 20 years. In addition to teaching percussion and drum set, Brian will be teaching a new PMAC Online class, World Rhythms for Drum Set.
Tim Ayer, Tuba and Low Brass
Tim Ayer, teacher of tuba and low brass, is the tuba player with the New Philharmonia Orchestra (Newton, MA) and was formerly principal tuba of the Juneau (Alaska) Symphony. Tim earned his undergraduate degree in tuba performance from Duquesne University, where he studied with Neal Tidwell and Craig Know.
Allie Edge, Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute
Allie Edge, a specialist in saxophone, clarinet and flute, is well-known along the Seacoast as a performer and educator. In addition to teaching private lessons, she is the leader of Jazz Pioneers at PMAC.
Jimmy Lim, Jazz Voice
Jimmy Lim, jazz vocalist, comes to PMAC from the Boston area and will be teaching as part of PMAC Online. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Jimmy believes “if you can speak, you can sing” and is experienced at teaching many styles of voice.
Adam MacDougall, Piano
Adam MacDougall, pianist, is returning to our community via PMAC Online, and we’re excited to welcome him back! Adam relocated to Pittsburgh in 2018, where he continues to perform and teach.
Dr. Rachael Schlosberg, Violinist
Dr. Rachael Schlosberg, violinist, is trained in Suzuki method and traditional violin pedagogy, as well as being an accomplished performer. Recently relocated in Austin, TX, she will teach violin via PMAC Online.
Hannah Soren, Cellist
Hannah Soren, cellist, is based in Boston, and completed her graduate degree this past spring from Boston Conservatory. She will be teaching as part of PMAC Online.
Sally Wituszynski, Violist and Violinist
Sally Wituszynski, violist and violinist, is the conductor of Teen Chamber Strings at PMAC. A founding member of the Artful Noise String Quartet, she served as the string teacher and orchestra director at Berwick Academy in southern Maine for 20 years.
If you have questions about individual instruction, classes or ensembles at PMAC, please reach out to Michelle Shoemaker, Director of Education at [email protected].