ROBERT HOFFMANN has developed his vocal and teaching ability through a variety of life experiences and is a graduate of Hunter College with a Master’s in Music Education. He achieved a 3-night record-breaking draw to New York’s China Club at the peak of its popularity, and his CD Believe was produced by Grammy award winner Richard Oliver. He has earned the respect of top studio musicians such as Richie Canata and Peter Yaro. He is a vocal instructor, teaching confidence from proper breathing and vocal exercises. He specializes in working with elementary students, and is also skilled in teaching. He has been teaching elementary choir at the Great Neck Public Schools for the last thirteen years. He is also a composer who has compiled a library of over 350 songs and is affiliated with the: National Association for Music Education (NAFME), New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) and the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
MAYA NOVA is a trained voice instructor, and also teaches guitar and piano. She is a soulful jazz vocalist with 20 years of performing experience and 10 years of teaching experience over 3 continents: Europe, Asia and America. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from the Pop and Jazz Department of the National Music Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria and a Master’s Degree from The Jazz Vocal Performance Program at Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College (2014). From 2008 until 2012, Nova was an adjunct main study voice lecturer at Contemporary Music Performance Department of LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore and also taught voice lessons at United World College, German International School, and Saint Joseph Institution International in Singapore. For more information, visit www.mayanova.com.
ANNIE PASQUA, a singer, pianist, and composer whose performance credits include Carnegie Hall, Nassau Coliseum as well as an appearance on Good Morning America with Kenny G. Annie received her B.S. in Music Education from New York University and Masters in Composition from Queens College. Annie has been a composer/lyricist in the BMI Lehman Engel Music Theater Writing Workshop in Manhattan and has musical directed works premiered at New World Stages and the York Theater. Annie is currently workshopping her new musical, Tess (based on Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles) with her sister Jenna in Manhattan.
JENNA PASQUA, singer, actor, and lyricist/composer. Performance credits include The Kennedy Center; Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall; Tilles Center. Jenna attended The Long Island High School for the Performing Arts, majoring in Musical Theatre. She went on to study voice at the Juilliard School on scholarship & earned her BFA in Acting from Montclair State University. Jenna co-wrote the new Rock Opera, Tess, with her sister Annie, and recently played Tess, at the New York Music Theatre Festival. Jenna is also the recording vocalist for Tanya Khordoc, Barry Weil, and Adam Bernsteins, new Musical, Home, which was the Recipient of the 2011 Project Grant from The Jim Henson Foundation.