Meet our Instructors

Luca Antonucci, After School Music Program Director

Luca is a passionate educator and dynamic performer. His work as a conductor, trumpeter, and vocalist is in demand across New England, including recent appearances with the Pioneer Valley Symphony, the Zamir Chorale of Boston, and the MMEA Western Junior District String Orchestra. As a trumpet teacher, he maintains an active studio of private students, and at Brimmer, Mr. Antonucci directs the Bands in the Middle and Upper School.

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 outstanding faculty offer a range of approaches and musical expertise, and I feel certain that your child will find the right match among our roster of highly-qualified educators. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!

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  • Randy Cloutier, percussion

    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 Hammerl, voice and 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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  • Ceora Jaffe, flute

    Ceora is a flautist and teacher living in Arlington, MA. She received her masters and bachelors degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Joshua Smith.
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  • Dale A. Jovin, Brass

    Dale is a passionate music educator with over 40 years of experience in both classroom and private instruction. 
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  • Ilona Kudina, flute and 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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  • David Stevens, reeds and piano

    A native of California, David Stevens is a multifaceted musician now a resident of Boston and currently splits his time as an educator, performer, theorist, and music administrator.
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  • Matthew Wright, Guitar and 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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  • Jenae Starikov, Strings

    Jenae performs regularly with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the Boston area such as the Cape Ann Symphony, the Rivers Symphony, the Freisinger Chamber Orchestra and the Boston Amaryllis String Quartet.
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  • Hunter Bennett, Clarinet

    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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69 Middlesex Road
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467
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