After School Music Instructors

After School Music Program Director Alex Ostergard

Alex directs the middle and upper school bands at Brimmer. They are an accomplished educator, keyboardist, and composer, passionate about broadening students' musical horizons. Ostergard aims to encourage intellectual curiosity by exposing students to a broad range of musical styles and genres, including music from around the world. They believe in nurturing the whole learner, and that a robust music education will enrich every student, no matter their later academic or vocational path. 

A Note on Selecting an Instructor for Your Child: Finding the right teacher-student fit is critical, and we do our best to match a student to one of our faculty members with whom we feel they will thrive. Our teachers are highly-qualified educators who offer a range of approaches to provide the best fit for each student.


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  • Naomi Nakanishi

    A multifaceted pianist, educator, and composer, Naomi Nakanishi is currently based in Boston, MA. Her background in classical and folk repertoire deeply influence her sound today through her ethereal and groove oriented compositions.
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  • Allison Damon

    Allison is a Boston based trumpeter and educator whose performances have been said to be 'executed with golden tone' (Boston Classical Review).
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  • David Stevens

    Reeds & Piano
    David is a multifaceted musician in the greater Boston area who currently splits his time as performer, educator, and music administrator. 
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  • Hunter Bennett

    A Boston native, clarinetist Hunter Bennett maintains an active performance schedule. He has performed with many of New England's top ensembles, including the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and the Hartford Symphony.
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  • Ilona Kudina

    Flute & Piano
    Ilona is a multifaceted flute player. Before moving to Boston, MA in 2001, she was orchestra artist in the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. 
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  • Matthew Wright

    Guitar & Bass
    Matthew spent the years 1987-2000 impersonating a classical guitarist while playing bass guitar in an original rock band in the state of Maryland. Upon moving to Massachusetts in 2000, Mr. Wright took up the lute seriously and studied with Douglas Freundlich at The Longy School of Music.
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  • Randy Cloutier

    Randy holds a Jazz Studies degree from the Community College of RI, and a Music Performance degree from Berklee College of Music. As a freelance artist, Randy performs all styles of music, gives private lessons in MA and RI.
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  • Ryanne DePuy

    Voice & Piano
    Ryanne earned her Masters of Music in Opera Performance from Arizona State University and her Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance from Western Michigan University as an Arnold Mae Thacker Scholar.
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  • Michael Prentky

    Trumpet, Trombone & Tuba
    Boston-based trombonist Michael Prentky takes pride in his great musicality, professionalism, reliability, and cordiality.
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  • José Soto

    Artist, educator, and cultural manager, José Soto is founder of the Fundación Armonía Colectiva and the FIJAZZ Costa Rica international jazz festival.
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As an inclusive private school community, Brimmer welcomes students who will increase the diversity of our school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law, in the administration of our educational policies, admissions practices, financial aid decisions, and athletic and other school-administered programs. 
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