Our Teachers

Gabriele Tranchina – Director/Teacher

Gabriele Tranchina is an internationally recognized jazz vocalist performing within the US and Europe. Her albums, “The Old Country,” and “A Song Of Love’s Color,” have been critically acclaimed. The second earned Gabriele a cover feature in “Inside Jazz Magazine.” She signed with Jazzheads records in 2010. While touring, Gabriele shares her expertise as a musician and educator by holding jazz vocal clinics for adults and college students.

Since 1997, Ms. Tranchina has directed Sol La Ti’s Music Together program at 4 locations in Morningside Heights and Harlem. In 2012, at the request of her German speaking families, Gabriele developed “Musikalische Mäuse,” an innovative German music program inspired by Gabriele’s heritage, her experience as an educator in Jazz and Music Together®.

Gabriele holds a teaching degree in Music and Physical Education from J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt/M. She is a certified Level III voice teacher in the Somatic Voicework™. She is a certified Level II Music Together Teacher, the highest level, demonstrating outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education.
Gabriele studied dance at New York’s Peridance Center, Broadway Dance Center and Citycenter. She plays the guitar and some piano.

To learn more about Gabriele’s career as a jazz vocalist, upcoming performances, or about Sol La Ti Music at large, please visit Sollati Music or her jazz website here: www.gabrieletranchina.com.


Davis Haines – Teacher

Davis Haines is an artist originally from Alabama. He has been singing and dancing since he was a young boy, mostly at home with his family. As an adult, Davis has been professionally singing, playing drums and guitar, writing, dancing, acting, and teaching in Chicago, LA, and now New York City. In addition to his creative pursuits, Davis has worked extensively with kids and adults with disabilities. Above all, he believes that all humans are creative and that fostering environments for kids and their loved ones to share in the creation of music is a gift to our world. Let’s make musical memories together! Davis is a registered Music Together teacher and plays the guitar.

 



Mia Neibert DeJesus – Teacher
Mia Neibert is a contemporary vocalist. She graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Professional Music.
Mia was thrilled when she discovered Music Together in 2007, the program combines both of her love’s which are music and teaching children.
Mia also has two daughters, Sofia and Viviana. Mia is a registered MT teacher, and plays some guitar.


 

Bill Pace – Teacher

Bill is a singer songwriter who has performed in numerous venues throughout NYC. His love of music began early when he would sit and listen to Beatles and Joe Cocker records on the family stereo. His older brothers introduced him to Jim Croce and Peter Frampton on 8-track and he was hooked. Bill began playing guitar as a teenager and still plays that same guitar in his classes (They don’t make them like that anymore). He began teaching Music Together in 2003 and can’t imagine doing anything else. Bill has two boys and has had the pleasure of being a parent in class as well as a teacher. After receiving a B.A. in Communications at Virginia Tech, Bill studied musical theater at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and Music History at City College of New York. He is a Music Together Certification Level 1.