Leadership

MUSE Academy's founding team brings decades of educational experience from primary through university, musical performance, dance, organizational performance and administration.


 

deborah Bradley-Kramer

Head of School

Dr. Deborah Bradley-Kramer, Ph.D (NYU; European Mozart Academy) is Lecturer in Music at Columbia University, and was Director of Columbia's Music Performance Program from 1999-2013. An award-winning educator and pianist, she was nominated for a Great Teacher Award at Columbia, and received Copland, Koussevitzky, Arts International, and Trust For Mutual Understanding (Rockefeller Foundation) Grants for her recordings and performances. As Head of School, she oversees the academic and arts education provided by MUSE Academy.

Crocker Coulson

Chair, Brooklyn Music School

MUSE Academy is managed by the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Music School as a non-profit chartered by the NY Board of Regents focused on providing exceptional humanist education with a strong focus on music, dance, and the performing arts. As Chair of the Board of BMS, Crocker Coulson is delighted with the Founding Team of exceptional educators and artists that have joined MUSE Academy and works closely with the Board to make sure that the school operates in a manner consistent with our commitment to diversity and access in arts education.


FACULTY

 Yun-Tzu Chang, Director Dance & Movement

Yun-Tzu Chang, Director Dance & Movement

 Lina Tetriani, Director Vocal Arts

Lina Tetriani, Director Vocal Arts

 Shonah Trescott, Director of Visual Arts

Shonah Trescott, Director of Visual Arts

 Kathleen Alexander, Kindergarten/STEM

Kathleen Alexander, Kindergarten/STEM

 Amanda Deering, Pre-K Teacher

Amanda Deering, Pre-K Teacher

 Marisol Ponte-Greenberg, Spanish Teacher

Marisol Ponte-Greenberg, Spanish Teacher

 Amelia In, Asst. Pre-K Teacher

Amelia In, Asst. Pre-K Teacher

 Jeff Newell, Saxophone

Jeff Newell, Saxophone

 Rafael Rosa, Guitar

Rafael Rosa, Guitar

 Shelley Thomas, Vocal Teacher

Shelley Thomas, Vocal Teacher

 Peter Argodizza, Guitar

Peter Argodizza, Guitar

 Michael Vannoni, Strings

Michael Vannoni, Strings

 Valentina Nazarenko, Piano

Valentina Nazarenko, Piano