Our Team

Experienced instructors from the best music programs in the country!

Brooke Slemmer
Brooke
Slemmer
Music Therapist, Teacher
Berklee & Colorado State
Music Therapy, Piano, Voice
Tracy Chapman
Michael Jackson
Coldplay
Fiona Apple
Lianne La Havas
Millburn, NJ
Gillette, NJ
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Brooke graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor's degree in music therapy and became board certified in 2011. She became certified in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) in 2012. She spent several years working at Children's Hospital Los Angeles where she developed the NMT program, helping children with trauma and neurological disorders regain function and a sense of self. She completed her Master's degree at the Colorado State University music therapy program, which is renowned within the field for it's prolific Center for Biomedical Research in Music. Brooke joined the So.i.Heard team in 2014 to design and implement the music therapy program at our studio. She has extensive experience working with people of all ages with a specialty in diagnoses related to brain function. She has studied voice and various instruments for over 20 years and has a soft spot for piano rock, 90s R&B, and Disney heroines.
Sal Montalvo
Sal
Montalvo
Teacher
Kean University
Piano, Guitar, Strings
Paul McCartney
L.V. Beethoven
Billy Joel
Eric Clapton
Bill Evans
Millburn, NJ
Gillette, NJ
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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
Andrew Bird
Pink Floyd
Radiohead
Millburn, NJ
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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
Gillette, NJ
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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
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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
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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.
Matt Konrad
Matt
Konrad
Teacher
Berklee College of Music
Piano, Guitar, Voice, Music Production, Strings
Radiohead
Brian Wilson
Antonin Dvorak
Oscar Peterson
Harry Nilsson
Millburn, NJ
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Matt graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production. He has a diverse musical background which includes classical, musical theater, jazz, and rock experience. He teaches voice, piano, guitar, violin, and music production.
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
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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, Teacher
Montclair State
Music Therapy, Piano, Guitar
Gillette, NJ
Millburn, NJ
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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.
Dakota Davenport
Dakota
Davenport
Front Desk
Berklee College of Music
Piano, Voice
Taylor Swift
Jewel
John Mayer
The Beatles
Shania Twain
Millburn, NJ
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Dakota graduated Berklee College of Music in 2016 with a degree in Professional Music. She is a highly motivated self-starter who launched a debut CD and website at the age of 16. As a singer/songwriter, she has worked with accomplished musicians and producers, and has collaborated with successful A&R executives. After college, she worked in New York as a music publicity intern, affording her insights into the music business, tour press, artist discovery and development. When she is not working at So.i.Heard, she still enjoys writing and singing songs that cross pop, country, and rock.
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
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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
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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.

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