At The Sound Cellar, all of our instructors care about on thing: Your Musical Fulfillment.
We understand how people learn, and guiding you along your musical journey is our passion. Learn about our teachers and what they can do for your musical life.
Peter's teaching philosophy is that by finely tuning into your learning style, personal aspirations, building your confidence and expectations, and outlining a specific, "nothing-left-to-the-imagination" process for achieving each of your goals, you will hit them at lightning speeds. Peter specializes in Rock and Jazz Guitar and has been performing, writing and recording with an array of bands and artists for many years. He has studied under the tutelage of Jazz Guitar Master, Peter Rogine at Five Towns College and hosts a live music event called "Jazz After Hours" at the Cinema Arts Centre. Peter's greatest enjoyment is sharing music and helping his students learn how to express themselves in meaningful ways.
Guitar, Bass, Voice
Jay was born in Florida and raised in Thailand where he began playing piano at the age of 5. Classically trained and supported by a non-musical family, Jay began performing in various recitals at age 9. He later began taking piano certification exams conducted by Trinity Guildhall examination program of Trinity College in London, and eventually completed the level 6 piano exam. Jay attended Five Towns College where he studied Music Education and graduated in 2013. Through his Student Teaching experience in Deer Park School District, Jay learned how to conduct bands and choirs as well as fulfilling his role as a school teacher. He has instructed many students from different age groups, from 5 years old to 60 years old as well as preparing several students for NYSSMA.
Piano & Keyboard
A born rocker, Dave has been teaching music (and math) on Long Island since age 17. This LIU Post alumnus is a NYS certified educator and multi-instrumentalist with backgrounds in classical, rock, and metal guitar, Saxophone, Clarinet, Piano, drums, and recording.
Guitar, Bass, Piano, Woodwinds, Drums
Cliff has been playing and teaching drums for decades. He has performed all over New York for many artists and toured internationally in his earlier days. He now teaches full time and works extremely well with children and students with special needs and disabilities.
Drums & Percussion, Piano, Woodwinds, Guitar, Bass