Our Team

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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.

  • Alyxx Weishaar – Voice

    Alyxx Weishaar has studied voice under numerous voice teachers including Betty Glenn, Marianne Challis, and David Sabella.
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  • Elise Kallah – Piano

    Elise has been playing piano since the age of eight and has received honors certificates from professional pianists as well as a bachelor’s degree in classical piano studies.
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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, Drums, Ukulele and Banjo

    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, Songwriting/Composition, Music Technology, and Ukulele

    Award winning guitarist and composer John Kiernan teaches Guitar + Music Technology at the Piano Workshop of Bergen County.
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  • Maya Reyes – Voice, Piano

    Maya Reyes, daughter of Ray Drummond (world renowned jazz bassist and former Juilliard Jazz Faculty), grew up singing in bands, choirs, and dancing ballet all her life. She also plays clarinet, oboe, bass, and piano.
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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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