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Anders Åstrand

As a world-renowned mallet specialist, Anders Åstrand collaborates with Swedish as well as international musicians. He is a sought after percussion clinician, but has also led several choir projects both in Europe and in the US. Åstrand has performed several times at PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention). Since 2008, Åstrand has been an International Education Orchestral Consultant for Zildjian. Anders Åstrand plays Yamaha instruments, Zildjian cymbals, Innovative Percussion m...
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Anders Åstrand

Anders Åstrand

As a world-renowned mallet specialist, Anders Åstrand collaborates with Swedish as well as international musicians. He is a sought after percussion clinician, but has also led several choir projects both in Europe and in the US. Åstrand has performed several times at PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention). Since 2008, Åstrand has been an International Education Orchestral Consultant for Zildjian. Anders Åstrand plays Yamaha instruments, Zildjian cymbals, Innovative Percussion m...

Donald Audette

15 years in the NHL. Currently amateur scout with the Montreal Canadiens.

Donald is currently a scout with the Montreal Canadiens.

Playing career of Donald Audette:

NHL

Florida Panthers 2003-04
Montreal Canadiens 2002-03
Dallas Stars 2001-2002 NHL All Star
Atlanta Thrashers 1999-2001
LA Kings 1998-2000
Buffalo Sabres 1989-98

AHL

Rochester Americans 1989 Rookie of the Year

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Donald Audette

Donald Audette

15 years in the NHL. Currently amateur scout with the Montreal Canadiens.

Donald is currently a scout with the Montreal Canadiens.

Playing career of Donald Audette:

NHL

Florida Panthers 2003-04
Montreal Canadiens 2002-03
Dallas Stars 2001-2002 NHL All Star
Atlanta Thrashers 1999-2001
LA Kings 1998-2000
Buffalo Sabres 1989-98

AHL

Rochester Americans 1989 Rookie of the Year

Johny Barbata

Johny Barbata, rockstar drummer, star of stage, television, and radio, formerly of the Turtles; Jefferson Airplane; Jefferson Starship; Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. Collectively and individually played on over 100 albums and twenty hit singles.

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Johny Barbata

Johny Barbata

Johny Barbata, rockstar drummer, star of stage, television, and radio, formerly of the Turtles; Jefferson Airplane; Jefferson Starship; Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. Collectively and individually played on over 100 albums and twenty hit singles.

John Beck

John Beck is perhaps the most revered percussion, Philharmonic percussionist, timpani and marimba professor in the world. He is a former Music Chair of the Percussion Department of the Eastman School of Music. John H. Beck is a Professor Emeritus of Percussion at the Eastman School of Music, and retired Timpanist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.  He is active throughout the United States, Europe and South America as a performer, composer, clinician and conductor. Bec...
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John Beck

John Beck

John Beck is perhaps the most revered percussion, Philharmonic percussionist, timpani and marimba professor in the world. He is a former Music Chair of the Percussion Department of the Eastman School of Music. John H. Beck is a Professor Emeritus of Percussion at the Eastman School of Music, and retired Timpanist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.  He is active throughout the United States, Europe and South America as a performer, composer, clinician and conductor. Bec...

Darren Bennett

San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame introduced the "Aussie Rules Kick" to the NFL. Bennett grew up in Perth, Western Australia where he began playing Australian rules football, first playing senior football with East Fremantle in the West Australian Football League Bennett was recruited to be a member of the West Coast Eagles' inaugural squad in 1987. A serious knee injury curtailed his career with the Eagles after four games. Released by the Eagles at the end of the 1988 season, he was drafted by...
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Darren Bennett

Darren Bennett

San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame introduced the "Aussie Rules Kick" to the NFL. Bennett grew up in Perth, Western Australia where he began playing Australian rules football, first playing senior football with East Fremantle in the West Australian Football League Bennett was recruited to be a member of the West Coast Eagles' inaugural squad in 1987. A serious knee injury curtailed his career with the Eagles after four games. Released by the Eagles at the end of the 1988 season, he was drafted by...

Paul Bielatowicz

A true master guitarist, performer, and master teacher. UK guitarist Paul Bielatowicz is best known for his virtuoso work with some of the biggest names in progressive rock. He’s played, recorded and toured the world with the likes of Carl Palmer (ELP), Neal Morse (Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big) and Les Paul. Paul has over a decade of experience as a music educator - teaching and writing syllabuses for numerous further and higher education c...
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Paul Bielatowicz

Paul Bielatowicz

A true master guitarist, performer, and master teacher. UK guitarist Paul Bielatowicz is best known for his virtuoso work with some of the biggest names in progressive rock. He’s played, recorded and toured the world with the likes of Carl Palmer (ELP), Neal Morse (Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big) and Les Paul. Paul has over a decade of experience as a music educator - teaching and writing syllabuses for numerous further and higher education c...

Suzi Blair

Teacher, performer, song writer, and vocalist in multiple musical styles. Suzi Blair (who performs as Suzi Willpower) has been teaching and performing music full-time for over 20 years. She offers vocal performance, songwriting, and folk guitar. She studied vocal performance at College of Marin, in California. She specializes in creating her lessons to the strengths and desires of each individual student. Her students range from beginning to advanced levels, and they sing and play a multitude o...
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Suzi Blair

Suzi Blair

Teacher, performer, song writer, and vocalist in multiple musical styles. Suzi Blair (who performs as Suzi Willpower) has been teaching and performing music full-time for over 20 years. She offers vocal performance, songwriting, and folk guitar. She studied vocal performance at College of Marin, in California. She specializes in creating her lessons to the strengths and desires of each individual student. Her students range from beginning to advanced levels, and they sing and play a multitude o...

Sheldon Boyce

After graduating with honors from Albany Law School, Sheldon clerked at the Appellate Division, Third Department. He then served as an Assistant District Attorney in Monroe County, where he was assigned to the Special Investigations Bureau. Now in private practice at Brenna Boyce, he is an accomplished civil trial lawyer and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a life benefactor member of the National Rifle Association, an NRA certified rifle and pistol instructor, and a...
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Business
Sheldon Boyce

Sheldon Boyce

After graduating with honors from Albany Law School, Sheldon clerked at the Appellate Division, Third Department. He then served as an Assistant District Attorney in Monroe County, where he was assigned to the Special Investigations Bureau. Now in private practice at Brenna Boyce, he is an accomplished civil trial lawyer and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a life benefactor member of the National Rifle Association, an NRA certified rifle and pistol instructor, and a...

Bill Cahn

Grammy Award winner - Paul Winter Consort Member of the NEXUS percussion group since 1971 Bill Cahn has been a member of the NEXUS percussion group since 1971 performing with orchestras and in solo concerts worldwide. He has served as an Associate Professor of Percussion at the Eastman School of Music and a visiting artist in residence at the Showa Academy of Music in Kawasaki, Japan. Bill was the principal percussionist in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra from 1968 to 1995. He served 8 yea...
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Music
Bill Cahn

Bill Cahn

Grammy Award winner - Paul Winter Consort Member of the NEXUS percussion group since 1971 Bill Cahn has been a member of the NEXUS percussion group since 1971 performing with orchestras and in solo concerts worldwide. He has served as an Associate Professor of Percussion at the Eastman School of Music and a visiting artist in residence at the Showa Academy of Music in Kawasaki, Japan. Bill was the principal percussionist in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra from 1968 to 1995. He served 8 yea...

Steve Christie

Superbowl and NFL Record Holder Too numerous to mention! Steve Christie is an internationally acclaimed football player, holding the world record for the longest Super Bowl field goal in history (54 yards, a record that has lasted for over two decades), the NFL record for the biggest comeback in history, and is one of only two NFL kickers to recover two of their own onside kicks!  He still holds the Buffalo Bills record for a 59-yard field goal, the longest in that franchise's history...
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Sports
Steve Christie

Steve Christie

Superbowl and NFL Record Holder Too numerous to mention! Steve Christie is an internationally acclaimed football player, holding the world record for the longest Super Bowl field goal in history (54 yards, a record that has lasted for over two decades), the NFL record for the biggest comeback in history, and is one of only two NFL kickers to recover two of their own onside kicks!  He still holds the Buffalo Bills record for a 59-yard field goal, the longest in that franchise's history...

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