fbpx

Our Team

Experienced instructors from the best music programs in the country!

Sal Montalvo
Sal
Montalvo
Teacher
Kean University
Piano, Guitar, Strings
Paul McCartney
L.V. Beethoven
Billy Joel
Eric Clapton
Bill Evans
Millburn, NJ
See More
Sal is a New Jersey native and a graduate of Kean University Conservatory with a B.A. in Music with a concentration in piano and composition. A multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, he has had experience performing in various venues across the Midwest, New England, and other various regions across the U.S. as guitarist, keyboardist, and lead singer in various musical projects. Apart from teaching and composing, Sal also currently works as a music minister, choral director, and church organist at various local parishes.
Jennifer Fischer
Jennifer
Fischer
Music Therapist, Teacher
Berklee College of Music
Music Therapy, Piano, Guitar, Voice
Regina Spektor
Laura Marling
Jenny Lewis
Pink Floyd
Radiohead
Millburn, NJ
See More
Jennifer graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor's degree in music therapy, and became a board certified music therapist in 2015. She became a certified Neurologic Music Therapist in 2017, after attending the Neurologic Music Therapy Institute at the University of Toronto. She has experience working with various populations with a range of diagnoses, however she specializes in working with children and adults with special needs. She has studied voice, piano, ukulele and guitar for over 15 years, focusing on folk and classic rock music. She joined the So i Heard team in 2016 as a music therapist, as well as a piano and voice teacher.
Gabe Marr
Gabe
Marr
Teacher
Berklee College of Music
Piano, Guitar, Drums
Clyde Stubblefield
Squarepusher
Steely Dan
D'Angelo
Thelonious Monk
Millburn, NJ
See More
Gabe graduated Berklee College of Music in 2013 with a degree in Contemporary Writing & Production, and has been teaching, performing, and writing in the NYC/NJ area since then. He's been at So I Heard since they opened and teaches Drumset, Guitar, Piano, and Production. Gabe's teaching philosophy focuses on growing the relationship between the student and music, and promoting individual creativity.
Diego Bussenius
Diego
Bussenius
Teacher
Berklee Online
Piano, Guitar, Bass, Music Production
James Yancey
James Jamerson
Paul McCartney
Tom Jobim
Herbie Hancock
Millburn, NJ
See More
Diego graduated from Berklee College of Music Online in 2012 with a Music Production Certificate. He then went on to start his own Music Production Studio where he has been recording various genres of music. He has played in a few bands over the years as a Bassist and occasionally plays gigs on his free time. Diego teaches Piano, Guitar, Bass, Songwriting and Production.
Fabian Omobono
Fabian
Omobono
Teacher
The Collective School of Music
Piano, Guitar, Drums, Music Production
Toto
Tommy Igoe
Deep Purple
Simon & Garfunkel
Nirvana
Millburn, NJ
See More
Fabian graduated from the Trento Music Conservatory in 2012 and from the Drummer’s Collective in NYC in 2013. Fabian Has been touring Europe with the band Westbound for 10 years. He moved to NYC in 2013 where he has been an active member of the music community ever since. Fabian performs and writes on a regular basis and teaches Drums , Piano, Guitar, Songwriting, Production and Band Classes.
Gabriel Ivanov
Gabriel
Ivanov
Teacher
Berklee College of Music
Piano, Music Production, Music Theory, Songwriting
Thomas Newman
Sam Smith
Brian Culberston
John Williams
Dropkick Murphys
Millburn, NJ
Gillette, NJ
See More
Gabe is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in Film Scoring. Prior to college he was trained in classical and contemporary piano for over thirteen years. Throughout college he studied writing, production, and advanced contemporary theory. Besides teaching, Gabe works as a freelance composer writing for commercial production companies throughout New York City.
Evan Cupo
Evan
Cupo
Music Therapist
Montclair State
Music Therapy, Piano, Guitar, Drums
John Mayer
Led Zeppelin
Donald Glover
Erra
Vulfpeck
Gillette, NJ
See More
Evan Cupo is a graduate of Montclair State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Therapy. Evan plays and teaches many instruments including guitar, drums, piano, and bass guitar. Although primarily studying Classical guitar in school, Evan is well versed in many genres including rock and blues. Evan has 10 years of experience working with and teaching a variety of students with special needs, primarily being children. His primary focus as a musician and teacher is to help his students develop a strong connection to their instrument and to help one grow through certain challenges they experience as both a musician and a human being.
Tim Schwerdt
Tim
Schwerdt
Music Therapist
Berklee College of Music
Music Therapy, Piano, Guitar, Drums, Bass, Music Production
Led Zeppelin
Muse
Gojira
Rage Against the Machine
Stevie Wonder
Gillette, NJ
Millburn, NJ
See More
Tim is a New Jersey based multi-instrumentalist who holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Audio Engineering and Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music. He takes pride in his ability to integrate his dynamic collegiate education into his instructional pedagogy and clinical presence. As an engineer and producer, Tim has had the opportunity to work with musicians from all over the world within genres from many cultures. As a clinician, he has worked with many populations of individuals such the developmentally disabled, geriatric, homeless, and terminally ill. He has been given many opportunities to integrate his musical preferences in clinical settings to create fun and exciting interventions that parallel his positive attitude. Tim has learned many life lessons both inside and outside of music from mentors and peers on an international scale and he loves sharing his wisdom with his clients, students, and friends.
Julie Keefe
Julie
Keefe
Studio Administrator
Rider University
Piano, Drums
Fiona Apple
The Dear Hunter
Between the Buried and Me
Death Cab For Cutie
CHON
Gillette, NJ
Millburn, NJ
See More
Jeremy Freeman
Jeremy
Freeman
Teacher
Wesleyan University
Piano, Guitar, Drums, Bass, Music Production, Music Theory, Songwriting
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Steve Wilson
Radiohead
The Strokes
The Punch Brothers
Gillette, NJ
See More
Jeremy graduated from Wesleyan University in 2018 with a degree in Music. Having played piano for several years as a kid, he began to dabble in guitar and drums at age 13 after becoming inspired to pursue music from his obsession with Guitar Hero. Having played in several pit bands and rock bands throughout high school and college, he pushed his composition abilities in his senior year of college. Working with a 13 piece band and performing on guitar, bass, mandolin and vocals, he wrote a progressive rock concept album, arranged it for performance, and recorded and released it as the capstone project for his degree. His music experience also includes interning in marketing and publicity at several major labels, sound designing a short film, performing for students with cerebral palsy and starting a music program at an after school program and camp. His goal in teaching is to help students discover a passion for music and provide them with the tools to explore their creativity.
Emile Hsu
Emile
Hsu
Teacher
Cleveland Institute / William Patterson
Piano, Guitar, Drums, Music Production, Music Theory, Songwriting
Brian Wilson
The Beatles
David Bowie
Mike Patton
Childish Gambino
Gillette, NJ
See More
Jason Fandino
Jason
Fandiño
Teacher
UCC
Piano, Guitar, Voice, Music Production, Music Theory, Songwriting
Johnny Smith
Chet Atkins
John Mayer
Nirvana
Queen
Gillette, NJ
See More
Angelica Firetto
Angelica
Firetto
Teacher
Kean University
Piano, Voice, Flute, Clarinet, Violin
Billy Joel
The Black Keys
The Backstreet Boys
George Frideric Handel
Tchaikovsky
Millburn, NJ
Gillette, NJ
See More
Christopher Smith
Christopher
Smith
Teacher
William Patterson University
Piano, Guitar, Drums, Bass
Bruce Springsteen
Slash
BB King
Joe Perry
Florence Welch
Gillette, NJ
See More
Aaron Geusic
Aaron
Geusic
Front Desk, Teacher
Kean University
Drums, Voice, Music Theory
The Beatles
Patternist
Queen
Ben Platt
The Moody Blues
Millburn, NJ
Gillette, NJ
See More
Nick Peters
Nick
Peters
Front Desk
Montclair State University
OneRepublic
Jason Mraz
Florence & The Machine
Kendrick Lamar
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Gillette, NJ
Millburn, NJ
See More
Andrew Digrius
Andrew
Digrius
Teacher
Montclair State University
Piano, Guitar, Bass, Music Production, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet
Radiohead
Miles Davis
Billy Joel
Bela Bartok
Circa Survive
Millburn, NJ
See More
Jonathan Donald
Jonathan
Donald
Teacher
NYU
Piano, Guitar, Bass
Radiohead
Talking Heads
David Bowie
Debussy
Steve Reich
Millburn, NJ
Gillette, NJ
See More
Rob Fragnito
Rob
Fragnito
Teacher
The Collective School of Music
Piano, Guitar, Drums, Voice
The Beatles
Radiohead
Beethoven
Miles Davis
John Bonham
Millburn, NJ
Gillette, NJ
See More
Sarah Bain
Sarah
Bain
Teacher
James Madison University, Westminster Choir College
Piano, Voice
Lucia Popp
Florence & The Machine
Renata Scotto
Fleetwood Mac
Jimmy Buffet
Millburn, NJ
See More
Angela Hendryx
Angela
Hendryx
Teacher
Wheaton College, Bard College
Piano, Voice
Roberta Flack
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
The Beatles
Richard Strauss
John Adams
See More
Sam Morgan
Sam
Morgan
Owner, Teacher
Berklee College of Music
Piano, Guitar
Jimi Hendrix
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Underoath
Modern Baseball
Manchester Orchestra
Millburn, NJ
Gillette, NJ
See More
Sam Morgan is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and one of the founders of So i Heard Music. After college, he started teaching in the Millburn, NJ area and quickly found a niche with a high-tech style of music lesson in students' homes using and iPad as a motivational tool for his students. In 2012, he synced up with former bandmate and fellow Berklee College of Music graduate Sean Killary to put together the initial idea for what would eventually become So i Heard Music.
Sean Killary
Sean
Killary
Owner
Berklee College of Music
Guitar, Music Production
Foo Fighters
Kimbra
Circa Survive
T.R.E.O.S
Millburn, NJ
Gillette, NJ
See More
Sean Killary graduated Berklee College of Music in 2010 with a dual major in Music Production and Music Business. After graduating Berklee, he started a recording studio in Boston where he produced a variety of musicians and albums. In 2012, Sean reconnected with a fellow Berklee classmate and band member, Sam Morgan, to create the plan that would become So i Heard Music. Outside of So i Heard Music, Sean is an avid outdoorsman and mountain biker and enjoys spending time with his dog, Ollie.

Interested in Joining the So i Heard Music Team?

View Openings
© 2019 So i Heard Music, LLC
Terms & Policy
Website by Trillion