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.
Pamela Jones – Teacher
Pamela Jones is a singer and music educator. She is blessed to have performed all over Europe and the United States in various opera and classical music productions. Pamela has a Master of Music degree at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. She has taught Music Together in several locations, and she always enjoys working with families to help enrich their children’s music development. Pamela is a registered MT teacher and plays piano.
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.
Nicole DeLoi – Teacher
Nicole is a musician and mama to 2 sweet children. She studied performing arts with emphases in voice and violin at the University of Nebraska, where she was raised. After moving to the east coast in 2004, Nicole began playing in several ensembles, finally landing her dream job as a music together teacher and wedding performer with her acoustic folk duo, Owls & Lions. Nicole is a registered Music Together teacher and plays piano and violin.
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 I.