EJ Gaub

Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Piano, Vocals and Strings

The founder of the RMC Studios, EJ is professionally trained in drums, guitar, bass guitar, vocals and piano. EJ is a graduate of Ramapo College where he majored in Liberal Arts as a cum laude gradate. He has had the privilege of studying under many talented musicians including JoJo Mayer, Joe Morello, Bernard Purdie and Steve Smith and guitar under Tim Quick, Dave Martone and Joe Stump.

EJ has over 20 years of performing experience. He has been composing, recording, and producing original rock & pop songs for the last 15 years. 

bruce de la cruz

Piano, Trumpet, French Horn

Bruce De La Cruz is currently a music education major at Kean University where he is studying in the piano studio of Dr. Martha Marchena. At Kean, Bruce has had the privilege to perform in a variety of ensembles including the Kean Concert Choir, Jazz Ensemble, small chamber groups, accompanying instrumentalists, singers and/or vocal groups and even the Wind Ensemble where he has not only played piano but also currently plays the French horn. 

Bruce enjoys being an active freelance performer in the community, performing in a variety of different church services, restaurants, accompanying singers, and community theater pit orchestras. Bruce has also had the distinguished pleasure of being music director to a number of different shows such as Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” and most recently, Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide”. It is through these wonderful opportunities that Bruce has found his true passion for conducting and plans to continue his education by pursuing a Master's degree in Orchestral Conducting.

Kara Delonas

Piano, Double Bass, Guitar, Voice

Kara Delonas is a graduate of Montclair State University, John J. Cali School of Music with a BA in classical Bass performance. She has performed at Carnegie Hall 6 times with prestigious artists such as Sarah McLachlan and James Galway. In addition to her classical studies, Kara has also been trained in other styles of music, particularly jazz, and has taken up a variety of instruments. 

Kara is equipped to teach upright Bass, electric Bass, Piano, Guitar, Vocals and theory. Kara has toured the country with NJ Break Contest winners, “Wyland,” and even headlined events such as the Skate and Surf Music Festival. With her experience in performing, 

Kara specializes not only in teaching instruments but also helping her students build up the confidence to either play for an audience or to just discover their passion for music.

Molly delonas

Piano, Voice, Saxophone

Molly is the lead vocalist/saxophonist in the New Jersey-based cover band No Time Lost, and is currently working on her music degree. She also sings and plays keyboards in the Delonas family band called Self Animation, whose music has been aired on several radio stations. Self Animation's music can also be heard in the independent film, The Inventory. 

Although Molly enjoys playing pop and rock music, she is classically trained on the piano and also specializes in ragtime. She has been studying piano since the year 2000 with numerous teachers (most recently Chris Nittoli) and has also been playing saxophone since 2004, with teachers such as Dawn Russo. She was the alto saxophone section leader of the Marching Rams in the year 2009. 

Molly has been singing her whole life and has studied most recently with Matthew Swiss, and performed solos in his chamber choir and "Poptoberfest." She has also recorded vocals in the famous studio "The Cutting Room," by invitation. When Molly is not performing, writing and recording, she devotes her time to passing on knowledge to her students.

david guillaume

Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums

Passion and curiosity has always been a driving force for David Guillaume, New Jersey based Singer/Songwriter with a soulful blend of Blues, Americana, Jazz and Popular music.“For me, it all started with Ray Charles. I needed to know what he was doing, and it didn't take long for curiosity to give way to obsession.” This obsession lead the self­taught guitarist under the wing of Grammy­Winning artists and producers such as Roy Hamilton III, Dom Flemons, and David Ivory; As well as, commercial placements in TV/Radio.

David Majored in Songwriting at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he came under the tutelage of fingerstyle guitar heroes Dan Bowden and Guy Van Duser. Their guidance led him to the American Roots Music Program at Berklee (ARMP). Where Woody Mann, Paul Rishell and Annie Raines would instill Country Blues, Ragtime, and Gospel into his repertoire. He was featured on “Blues at Berklee” following an ARMP tour through Virginia and North Carolina.

After his time at Berklee, David put his songwriting experience to work collaborating with artists across various ends of the music spectrum from Hip­ Hop to EDM. David is currently working on his Debut EP “Temple of the Stars” a smart, honest and emotive record that intends to leave genres and boundaries behind, focusing only on expression.

Liam Hughes

Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano

Liam Hughes studied English and Music at the University of Vermont and is a former RMC student. He teaches guitar, bass, drums, piano, and music theory. 

Liam was the lead guitarist of EJ Gaub's band Pending, and now has his own band- Silent Tides. Liam writes songs, sings, plays guitar, bass, and keys. In his free time, Liam also records, produces, and mixes his own music at home. Despite his young age, he has several years of performing and recording experience under his belt. 

dan hutchinson

Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, Voice, Piano

Dan Hutchinson is rapidly becoming one of the most recognizable faces on the Jersey shore music scene. A student of Andy Fusco (Buddy Rich) and Walt Weiskopf (Steely Dan), Dan has played in hundreds of venues on the east coast with several bands. He currently performs with 9South, the Jonzes, The Joe Baracata Band, Michelle Moore (the E Street Band), the Nerds, and pop artist Frankie Zulferino.

In addition to playing various wind instruments and piano, Dan is also a singer. As a founding member of the Garden State Sound Quartet, he has sung at the Crossroads in Garwood, several town concerts, and at the Union County Performing Arts Center as an opening act for Voiceplay.

Dan’s passion for music developed at a very young age, and his favorite way to channel that passion is in attempting to inspire the same love for it in his students. After majoring in music education at Kean University, he decided that the public school music scene wasn’t for him, and that he would flourish much more in a 1-on-1 lesson environment. He is proud to be on the RMC teaching roster since 2013. 

Ryan Kiel

Piano, Voice

Ryan J. Kiel is pursuing his Bachelors of Music in Music Education at the John J. Cali School of Music of Montclair State University. His certification area is K-12 in school and community settings. His concentration is in choral music education. Since 2015, Ryan has been the music and movement teacher at the Westfield Area YMCA for the Early Childhood (daycare), Preschool, & Kindergarten programs. He has also worked as a counselor and instructor for the School Age and Camp departments. 

Ryan is proficient as a classical pianist, organist, and singer who accompanies and performs in solo opportunities across the New York-New Jersey area. Since the age of eleven, Ryan has been heavily involved in musical theatre, performing in shows since childhood and attending the Union County Academy for Performing Arts for high school. Further, he has performed in ensembles such as the Summit Chorale, Spirit of Orthodoxy Choir, and Montclair State University Singers. He has also performed at Richardson Hall in Princeton and the NJPAC in collaborations with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Some conductors under whom Ryan has sung include: Maestro George Manahan, Maestra Xian Zheng, Dr. Heather J. Buchanan, Dr. Thomas Juneau, Dr. Joe Miller, Dr. James Jordan, and Dr. Amanda Quist. 

Presently, he is the assistant music director and organist at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Westfield, NJ where he works with the Holy Trinity Choir, the Angel and Byzan 'teen' Choirs, the GOYA singers, and the Religious Education. 

antonia kitsopoulos

Guitar, Piano, Voice

Antonia Kitsopoulos is a teacher, stage director, and production designer from Kenilworth, NJ. She’s been performing since she made her Broadway and National Tour debuts at the age of 8 as a member of the children’s chorus for Baz Luhrmann’s production of La Boheme on Broadway, a position for which she and her fellow performers were awarded both the Tony Award and The Ovation Award for Best Ensemble.

From the age of 5, Antonia studied piano with Sophia Ososkov, and later with Grammy Award nominee Allison Franzetti. She also studied guitar with Tony Rivera, and studied oboe with her mother, Lynne Cohen. Antonia studied under the fabulous Karen Beardsley Peters, and later under baritone Timothy Noble as a vocal performance major at Indiana University.

Upon her return to NJ, Antonia began teaching privately as well as directing and designing productions- most recently she directed La Bohème for the Festival of the Arts Boca. Antonia looks forward to teaching her students every day and, above all, is happy to see students having fun learning music!

Eric Lin

Piano, Violin, Viola

Eric graduated from Rutgers University: Mason Gross School of Arts with a degree in Viola Performance. He studied under Lark Quartet Violist, Kathryn Lockwood and Philadelphia Orchestra principal Violist C.J Chang. Has been studying music since the age of 5, starting with Violin and then Piano at the age of 7, and switching to Viola prior to college. Eric has extensive experience with NJ Regional and All-State auditions, and has attended the International Chamber Music Course Festival in China and Italy.

Eric has several years of experience teaching music using an adaptive and holistic approach. He has also had success teaching students with physical and mental disabilities using violin and piano as a source of physical therapy. He also has experience preparing students for advanced orchestra auditions and chamber group auditions in public schools. Having been engrossed in music for over two decades, he is always eager to share his experiences.

George maher

Trumpet, Brass, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano

George Maher is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in jazz trumpet performance at Mason Gross School of the Arts, at Rutgers University. At school, George performs with RU's Jazz Ensemble I under the direction of trombonist, Professor Conrad Herwig. This group has had the privilege of performing at The Blue Note jazz club in New York City, and has performed with guest artists such as, Orrin Evans, Michael Phillip Mossman, Tanya Darby, and Joe Magnarelli. 

George originally hails from Connecticut where for three years of high school where he attended the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, in Hartford, CT. At the Academy, George performed in a small ensemble under the director of Jimmy Greene, and Kris Allen. He also performed in the award winning Academy Big Band, lead by Douglas Maher. 

brianna musco

Guitar, Piano, Bass, Voice, Drums

Brianna is currently studying classical guitar at Monmouth University and is involved in both chamber choir and the jazz ensemble. After a career ending injury in soccer at the Division 1 level, she turned all of her attention to music. She is involved in teaching multiple rock bands as well as individual lessons in guitar, piano, voice, drums, and bass. She is also trained in teaching students with special needs. 

She currently performs regularly at MU and surrounding locations as the lead guitarist of 2 local bands. She is able to cater each lesson to each individual students personal needs while always making sure the student is improving and having fun!

caitlin riccardi

Voice, Piano

Caitlin Riccardi is a sophomore music education major at Kean University with a focus in voice. She has been studying voice for 11 years; first with opera singer, Barbara Dever, who was is the Metropolitan Opera, and currently with Katherine Harris. She was a member of All-South Jersey chorus for two years and All-State chorus in NJ for one year. 

Each summer, for the past five years, Caitlin has acted as assistant director/ vocal director for Camden Catholic’s Summer Theater Camp. Her senior year of high school she directed a children's chorus at St. Stephens Parish, located in Pennsauken, New Jersey. 

She has been studying piano for 5 years and accompanies her local church choir often. Her love of music has allowed her to gain a vast amount of experience doing what she loves. 

liz robbins

Voice, Piano

Liz Robbins graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s in Music Education from Berry College, in Rome, GA (her home state). Currently, Liz is pursuing a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College, in Princeton, NJ. During her Master’s program, she has taken specialized classes that focus on understanding the singing voice from a functional, artistic, and historical perspective. Liz has also had the opportunity to perform with the Westminster Symphonic Choir in performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, during their 2016-17 season.

Though a Master’s degree in voice generally stems from a classical background, Liz enjoys performing and teaching a variety of vocal technique including (but not limited to) opera, musical theater, jazz, contemporary, and Celtic music.

justin rosin

Guitar, Piano, Violin, Voice, Bass

Justin has been teaching at RMC since 2011. In May of 2014, he graduated from Drew University with a B.A. in music – focus Composition and Guitar. Since then, he has been studying composition through private lessons, retreats and music intensives with Amanda Harberg, John Kaefer, and Martin Bresnick. He has also released a self-produced album. 

Justin is a freelance composer and has scored many student films and animated shorts. He also is a part of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program where he became a mentor to a less fortunate child. Lastly, he will be attending Mannes School of Music in the Fall to work towards his Master’s of Music in Composition.

dustin sebes

Guitar, Bass, Piano

Dustin Sebes is a New Jersey native musician, artist, and teacher who has been studying and playing music extensively for the last 28 years. He began teaching guitar lessons while attending Ramapo College of New Jersey in the late 1990's. Graduating with honors, he attained a Bachelor's degree in the fine arts with a concentration in music. 

Since then Dustin has gone on to perform and compose original music in numerous bands including, but not limited to Conformicide, The Green Room, Coma Ghost, Capita, Identity Debt, Missing Debussy, Youth League & The Spies, and now currently KSSH!, and Sister Ancestor. Dustin is also a singer-songwriter and performs his own music along with classic covers by popular artists on stage and at private events throughout the tri-state area and beyond. 

He currently teaches Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Mandolin, Bass Guitar, in addition to band and ensemble mentoring. Areas of expertise include music theory, fretboard and keyboard theory, composition, creative songwriting, repertoire building, and improvisation, with concentrations in classical, jazz, rock, folk and pop styles. 

george sheehy

Guitar, Piano , Drums

George Sheehy was born and raised in New Jersey. His first exposure to music was under the tutelage of his grandmother, who would teach him piano whenever she  would babysit. After three years of instruction on clarinet, George moved on to  guitar, an instrument he has studied for nearly 20 years.  

George was a founding member of  ong-time local stalwart Particle Zoo. Despite growing acclaim for their live show and original EP’s—as well as industry interest— the original lineup split after a year and a half together. After writing and recording several original EP’s, George took a hiatus from music. Around that time, George had taken a job with a children’s program and discovered his second passion—teaching. Following stints teaching SAT prep, and science for kids, George started as a counselor aide with the YWCA of Central New Jersey. 

Through hard work and talent, he worked his way up to Director of Children’s Programs before eventually stepping down to pursue a degree in biological sciences from Rutgers University. While not actively performing at this time, George enjoyed a return to the music scene with long-time friends Pontus Gunve, John Giordano, and EJ Gaub in the bands Harbor and Sickwell. With the establishment of RMC Studios in 2003, George found the avenue to combine his two great passions—music and teaching.

Rachael siegel

Clarinet, Piano, Sax, Trumpet, Percussion, Flute

Rachael graduated from Hofstra University in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. At Hofstra, Rachael studied the oboe with Judith Dansker and played oboe in a number of ensembles including the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, and assisted in a few composer concerts. Rachael has also doubled on English horn when needed in band and orchestra. As a versatile instrumentalist, Rachael has not only been limited to the oboe and English horn. Rachael played various percussion instruments in the percussion ensemble, was an alto in the University Choir, played trumpet in Jazz 20 and tenor recorder in the Recorder Ensemble.  

For the 2015-2016 school year, Rachael took a gap in her studies and worked at the Westfield Area YMCA in the School Aged Child Care department. She joined four ensembles; The Metropolitan Orchestra of New Jersey, Chatham Community Band, Westfield Community Band and the Majestic Wind Players of which she has played oboe in. Rachael has also had the privilege; however of playing English horn in the Metropolitan Orchestra, and clarinet and most recently, mallet percussion, in the Westfield Community Band. In September 2016, Rachael plans on starting her graduate studies at New Jersey City University to fulfill a Masters in Music with a concentration in Multiple Woodwinds on oboe, clarinet and saxophone.  

abel tabares


Abel Tabares is a New Jersey born and raised drummer based in the tristate area. He graduated cum laude from Mason Gross  School of the Arts at Rutgers University where he studied  under the legendary drummer, Victor Lewis. Abel is part of  many different groups, one of them being Bog Iron Bloom which was awarded the 2013 JAM award for "Best New  Band."  

Abel has been teaching drums privately for 5 years now. His relentless passion for music has led him to not only perfect his craft but to also realize the importance of passing on the tradition to the next generation.

marie trudeau

Oboe, Woodwinds, Sax, Piano

Marie Trudeau is a New Jersey based freelance oboist. She performs with the Garden State Opera Orchestra, Bay Atlantic Symphony, Lancaster Symphony, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, West Reading Chorale Society Orchestra, and others throughout the country. Marie also plays the two keyed period instrument, baroque oboe. She is the baroque oboist in residence with the Rutgers Baroque Players. Each summer, she returns to assist Robert Walters (solo English horn of The Cleveland Orchestra) at Hidden Valley English Horn seminar in Carmel, California. She has also toured with the Italian tenor trio, il Volo, and Amy Grant. Dr. Trudeau’s favorite musicals to perform are Nine and Fiddler on the Roof. She has also worked with many great musicians like Midori, Leonard Slatkin, and Itzhak Perlman.

Dr. Trudeau earned her doctorate with a teaching assistantship in musical arts at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. There, she wrote her dissertation titled “Prokofiev’s Trapeze, Walking the Tightrope between Composing and Culture,” which focuses on Prokofiev’s Quintet for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, and double bass. The document was also added to the archives at Columbia University in New York City. Previously, she attended the Cleveland Institute of Music for a master’s degree and earned a bachelor’s in music performance at Michigan State University.

Dr. Trudeau can be heard on the jazz album, “African Pictures at an Exhibition,” by saxophonist, Darryl Yokley. She has also had many new works written for her. These works include “Differential Moods” by Matt Schoendorff , an oboe and piano piece with influences of Nine Inch Nails, and “Happy Hour” by Phil Popham, a piece for a double reed quartet featuring a different drink for each movement. In Spring of 2018, Dr. Trudeau will perform the world premiere of an English Horn solo inspired by the “#MeToo” movement.

Dr. Trudeau has an active teaching studio of over 25 students. She teaches oboe as well as piano. Seeing her students reach their goals and discover new concepts brings inspiration to her own performances. It is one of her greatest joys.

jordan yiu

Cello, Violin, Viola

Jordan has been involved in music since he was six years-old. First starting on the violin, he settled on the cello, and has been playing since 2002. While in in school, Jordan has been involved with the Sussex County Youth Orchestra and the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary.

Currently, Jordan is pursuing a degree in Music Education at Rutgers University - Mason Gross School of the Arts. He has held the position of Principal Cellist for Rutgers Sinfonia, the undergraduate orchestra that holds concerts throughout the year at Mason Gross. Outside of the orchestra, Jordan studies under Jonathan Spitz, Principal Cellist of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the state In the past, he has studied under Frances Rowell, a co-worker of Jonathan Spitz in the Cello Section of the NJSO, and Kenneth Law, a well-known cellist with a large private studio in Fairfax,Virginia.

Jordan has experience in teaching individual private lessons for the violin and cello, and has experience in coaching chamber groups.

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