Pete Lanctot is a Suzuki certified violin teacher and Music Mind Games certified music theory teacher with 8 years of teaching experience. Pete has taught in a wide array of settings from private lessons, to group instrumental lessons to theory and composition classes.
Pete maintains an active performance schedule as a musician. As a bandleader and a sideman, Pete has played venues in New York City that include MoMA, the American Folk Art Museum, Littlefield, Joe’s Pub, the Living Room, the Top of the Standard, Barbés, 68 Jay St Bar, and Shangai Mermaid and has worked with artists including The Hot Sardines, Chris Donohue, Steve Count, Adam Brisbin, Bob Parins, and Rana Santacruz.
Rick Snell is a NYC-based guitarist and singer who specializes in bluegrass, jazz, and rock n roll. He currently plays with Only Son who has been busy opening for Regina Spektor for a few years. Rick Snell's bluegrass band Six Deadly Venoms was a featured finalist at the Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and has toured nationally for a few years, releasing two albums along the way. Recently Rick has recorded TV Ads for GEICO that have been seen by millions of people the world over. Rick has played at the Beacon Theatre, Town Hall, The United Nations, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, and the Greek Theatre in L.A. When he is in New York, Rick hosts the legendary weekly bluegrass session at Mona’s Bar in the East Village; after five years it is now a destination for many great pickers passing through the area on tour and is a vibrant hub for the exploding acoustic music scene here.
Caleigh Drane maintains an active career as a cellist and music educator. She has taught privately for over 10 years to students of all ages and skill levels. She served on faculty and administration at the Larchmont Music Academy. There she maintained a busy teaching schedule while managing the office, scheduling, and registering new students. She has also served on faculty with the American String Teachers Association Chamber Music Institute at Rutgers University, and the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts.
Caleigh has recorded on Sony Classical and has performed, recorded and collaborated with nearly 100 artists spanning all genres. As a chamber and orchestral musician, she has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious venues including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall and Auditorio Nacional of Mexico
Upon moving from Texas to New York City in 2012, Brisbin began working with Jolie Holland on her upcoming release, "Wine Dark Sea", out May 20th 2014 on ANTI- Records. Recently he worked with Hal Willner to create the music for Robert Wilson's "The Old Woman". In August 2013 Adam performed at the Museum of Modern Art as part of the summer concert series MoMA Nights. His new band OLD WOMAN features Doug Wieselman (Lou Reed) and Greg Saunier (Deerhoof).
Ginger Dolden is a musician who lives in Brooklyn, New York and is a co-founder of Bantam Studios. Originally a classical musician, Ginger has spent the past few years learning different the traditions of music that come from the Appalachians, Scotland/England, and the southern United States which eventually influenced blues, country and rock music. Known to many as “Sledgehammer Charlie” she tells haunting stories of bygone eras on violin and viola and tenor banjo.
By day she works as a marketing director for Roulette – one of New York City’s premiere venues for experimental music and is also known as a multi-faceted artist, musician, teacher creative consultant and art director.