Meet the Teachers

The teaching faculty at The Piano Workshop at Bergen County is comprised of artist teachers who all have unique and specialized musical backgrounds. Teachers at The Piano Workshop are university and conservatory educated musicians who are committed to delivering educational excellence to all students via a comprehensive and sequential curriculum centered and focused towards each student’s learning styles, musical goals, interests and aspirations.

  • Darshell DuBose– Peanuts Piano Bop

    Darshell DuBose-Stone is a certified K-12 Music Educator in the New Jersey area. 
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  • Donna Vivino – Singer and Actress

    A Fair Lawn NJ native, Donna Vivino is thrilled to join the Piano Workshop.
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  • Irene Wong – Piano

    Irene graduated from Juilliard with two Masters in Harpsichord and Piano and is the winner of the Yamaha Canada Grand Prize and Gold Medal of the Canadian Chopin Competition.
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  • Jean Cheng – Piano

    Jean has accumulated more than 15 years of experience teaching piano.
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  • Jesse Minikes – Guitar, Piano

    Jesse received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, along with a Minor in Music Education.
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  • John Kiernan – Guitar, Piano, Music Technology

    Award winning guitarist and composer John Kiernan teaches Guitar + Music Technology at the Piano Workshop of Bergen County.
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  • Lichang Zhang – Percussion and Drums

    Lichang Zhang is a professional percussionist based in The Tri-State…
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  • Sonia - The Piano Workshop at Chester

    Sonia Kiernan – Piano, Director

    Sonia started playing piano at the age of 7, and by the age of 10 was a finalist…
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