Instructors

Denin Koch

Denin Koch is a guitarist, composer and educator from Washington State currently completing a Master of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music. Koch has performed and collaborated with Arturo Sandoval, Pat Metheny, Wycliffe Gordon, Branford Marsalis, Dee Daniels, Ellis Marsalis and Rosario Giuliani. He held positions in the Spokane Jazz Orchestra and Bob Curnow […]

Ellen Sonnenberg

Ellen Sonnenberg is a violinist from Wisconsin currently in the violin section of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She has graduated with her Masters Degree in Violin Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in 2018, studying with Professor Juliana Athayde. She also completed her Bachelors Degree at Eastman in 2016, studying with Professor […]

Stephen Morris

Stephen Morris is a drummer, composer, and educator from Southern California, recently graduating with a BM in jazz studies: drum set from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York in May of 2017. Prior to Eastman, Stephen studied drum set and jazz at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California, and graduated Magna Cum […]

Matt Bent

A native of Red Bank, New Jersey, Matthew Bent has established himself as a creative, versatile drummer. His diverse sensibilities have granted him work with distinctive artists such as Claude Bennington’s Fever Dream, Homeless & Moses Rockwell, his ABC Trio, Ben Britton, Rita Collective, The Michael Delgado Trio, Eastman New Jazz Ensemble, K’za Lee, The […]

Cesar Costa

César Haas Costa is a Brazilian guitarist, composer and educator. César Haas is a Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Performance student at Eastman School of Music, where he teaches Jazz Improvisation and Theory courses along with private jazz guitar lessons. Cesar also works at the Eastman Community Music School as a Small Jazz Ensemble and private […]

Jon Seiger

Glenn Estey

Glenn Estey, born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, started his musical career at the age of 10. By age 18 Mr. Estey had familiarized himself with most woodwinds (Clarinet, Oboe, Alto Sax, Flute). While attending Utah State University for business administration, Glenn studied classically, simultaneously, with Symphony principal clarinetist, Christie Lundquist and retired […]

E-Na Song

Pianist E-Na Song from South Korea began playing the piano at the age of six. After studying at Sun-Hwa Arts School and Sun-Hwa Arts High School, she earned a Bachelor’s degree with Hyung-Bae Kim at Seoul National University. She received Scholarship and was graduated with honors in the university. She earned a Master of Music […]

Koki Tanaka

Koki Tanaka is a 26 year old 3rd year Doctor of Musical Arts student, studying with Mikhail Kopelman at the Eastman School of Music. Koki received Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Washington and Master of Music degree from Eastman School of Music. Koki started playing the violin at age 6 in Japan […]

Heather Holmquest

Heather Holmquest is a singer, pianist, and music theorist. Born in Chicago, she began singing in high school, received her B.A. in music from Knox College, and earned her Ph.D. in music theory at the University of Oregon. Dr. Holmquest has been teaching individual voice and piano lessons for over ten years, including two years […]