/ Touring and recording artist. Beacon-based since ‘07.
/ Singer, songwriter, actor, grant writer, producer, arts administrator. Faculty, SUNY-New Paltz. / Currently Ex-Officio BeaconArts; Past President of BeaconArts.
/ Children’s music entertainment and education programs – “Emily Music for Kids.” Hosts the Second Saturday Hootenanny for kids at the Beacon Music Factory
/ Singer, Voice Teacher
Sara Heaton / Website
/Classical soprano specializing in opera, concert and recital repertoire. Currently a member of the Metropolitan Opera Chorus.
Paul Hewitt / Musician
/ 845.0765.2425 /Songwriter/flutist. Perform the best in pop, folk, classical and jazz. Piano, flute and voice teacher
/ Musician and sculptor
John Keener /Musician; Drummer
Justin Keller / Website /Private lessons in guitar, banjo, ukulele, saxophone, clarinet, flute, songwriting and recording.
Margaret McDuffie / Website / Margaret McDuffie is a songwriter and jazz singer based in the Hudson Valley, and as a former woodworker designs and builds drums and explores percussion. She has worked with a variety of regional players in club and private settings, and has a reedy, bluesy voice and unaffected approach that lends itself to folk as well as jazz. She is currently recording a series of CDs of original music, each in a slightly different genre, with shared themes. Bruce Molsky
/ One of America’s premier old-time fiddlers, Bruce Molsky transcends musical boundaries. His brand of “global folk” has led to stints with the GRAMMY-nominated Fiddlers 4 and the Irish, Hungarian, and Dutch musicians of the supergroup Mozaik. Molsky’s many cultural influences range from the music of Appalachia to Bahamian guitarist Joseph Spence, to a traditional Métis fiddle tune learned from field recordings of the Ojibwe people in Western Manitoba, to a traditional 19th century Australian lament and beyond. One common element of these widespread musical cultures is the storytelling aspect of their folk music. Though he reveres his musical inspirations, Molsky is no recreationist. He blends myriad sounds and styles and puts his own spin on them, producing songs that are both old and new, traditional and fresh, and he makes it seem effortless.
/ Bassist, presenter, and arts administrator
/Jazz Piano featuring jazz versions from the Great American Songbook plus jazz standards and Bossa Nova.
/ Singer, musician, actress and teacher providing classes for children, school outreach and professional development for teachers in music and movement education.
/ Concert Pianist/Chamber Musician/Educator. Co-proprietor of Forte Piano Studio (piano lessons) in Beacon and NYC. www.fortepianostudio.net
Jesse Stacken / Website /Pianist, Composer, Bandleader, Educator. Co-proprieter of Forte Piano Studio (piano lessons) in Beacon and NYC. www.fortepianostudio.net Russell St. George
/ Singer, songwriter, rhythm guitarist Last Minute Soulmates / Contact
/Beacon City Ramblers: folk music trio with Carla Springer and Rick Aparicio; Music teacher in BCSD.