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Team MasterMind Lounge

Our team doesn't just work behind the scenes, we are also here to meet with you through the platform.

We can help you become a mentor or answer other questions about our service.

Technologies
Technologies
Team MasterMind Lounge

Team MasterMind Lounge

Our team doesn't just work behind the scenes, we are also here to meet with you through the platform.

We can help you become a mentor or answer other questions about our service.

Nick Francesco

Computer strategist, Executive Director of Technology, Mastermind Lounge. Nick has been in the microcomputer industry since 1975. Nick also spent 20 years as a professional actor. Somewhere along the line, he picked up a Master’s Degree in Information Technology, and has taught computer science courses extensively as an adjunct professor in various colleges and universities. He was the Manager of Technical Services at RIT’s Saunders College of Business from 1997 until he retired in 2014. Since...
Technologies
Technologies
Nick Francesco

Nick Francesco

Computer strategist, Executive Director of Technology, Mastermind Lounge. Nick has been in the microcomputer industry since 1975. Nick also spent 20 years as a professional actor. Somewhere along the line, he picked up a Master’s Degree in Information Technology, and has taught computer science courses extensively as an adjunct professor in various colleges and universities. He was the Manager of Technical Services at RIT’s Saunders College of Business from 1997 until he retired in 2014. Since...

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...
Music
Music
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...

David Sieling

David Sieling has over ten years of experience in the entertainment industry.  He holds a Master's Degree from the Newhouse School of Public Communications in Television, Radio, and Film, as well as a law degree from Syracuse College of Law. In his MasterMind Lounge sessions, David will help aspiring entertainers approach the difficulties involved in progressing to the professional level.  David's sessions can cover a broad range of topics, such as songwriting, concert promotion, tour...
Music
Music
David Sieling

David Sieling

David Sieling has over ten years of experience in the entertainment industry.  He holds a Master's Degree from the Newhouse School of Public Communications in Television, Radio, and Film, as well as a law degree from Syracuse College of Law. In his MasterMind Lounge sessions, David will help aspiring entertainers approach the difficulties involved in progressing to the professional level.  David's sessions can cover a broad range of topics, such as songwriting, concert promotion, tour...

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...
Business
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...

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...
Music
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...

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...
Sports
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...

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.

Music
Music
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.

Eric Larin

Eric Larin graduated from NYU with a degree in the Business of Music.  He is a music producer, songwriter, composer, engineer, session musician & live performer with many years of professional experience.  He also has developed curriculum for music composition and digital audio software production courses at a recording school in Los Angeles, using the most sophisticated current tools and software in the industry. Eric has 20+ years playing piano/keys/synthesizers, 15+ years playi...
Music
Music
Eric Larin

Eric Larin

Eric Larin graduated from NYU with a degree in the Business of Music.  He is a music producer, songwriter, composer, engineer, session musician & live performer with many years of professional experience.  He also has developed curriculum for music composition and digital audio software production courses at a recording school in Los Angeles, using the most sophisticated current tools and software in the industry. Eric has 20+ years playing piano/keys/synthesizers, 15+ years playi...

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...
Music
Music
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...

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