Meet The Music Teachers

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Amy Morrow – Falls View Academy Piano Teacher:

Amy graduated from the Crane School of Music with a piano concentration and a degree in music education. She received her masters in Arts for Children from SUNY Brockport. Amy taught K-4 in West Irondequoit for 5 years. While raising her 4 children, she has continued to teach general music part time at St. Agnes (K-6), St. John’s preschool, and now enjoys doing music enrichment classes at Creekside Nursery school in Honeoye Falls. Amy first began teaching piano as a senior in high school and has continued ever since, giving her 20+ years of piano teaching experience. She enjoys working with all ages and abilities to foster a love for music.

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Warner Iversen – Falls View Academy Guitar Teacher:

Warner Iversen is currently pursuing a doctoral degree with a double major in classical guitar and early music from the Eastman School of Music. After receiving his Master’s degree from Eastman with a Performer’s Certificate in classical guitar in 2010, Mr. Iversen was accepted into Eastman’s DMA program to study theorbo and baroque guitar with Paul O’Dette, and 19th century guitar and classical guitar with Nicolas Goluses. Mr. Iversen has performed as a guest artist at the Juilliard School of Music in NYC, and at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. He recently made his debut as a musical director in a production of John Blow’s Venus and Adonis. In addition to his duties as a performer, Warner Iversen has given lectures on classical guitar and early music related topics at Eastman, the University of Rochester, and DePauw University.

CJ Charles “CJ” Tomaszewski – Falls View Academy Piano, Trombone and Voice Teacher:

Charles is an upcoming senior at the Honeoye Falls-Lima High School.  Charles has played piano for eleven years, trombone for eight, and has been enrolled at the Eastman Community Music School for three years, studying performance trombone, piano, voice and theory, participating in the honors brass ensemble and trombone choir.  Charles has played trombone in the HFL Wind Ensemble for three years and the HFL Jazz Ensemble for four years. Charles has participated in multiple NYSSMA Solo Festivals and All-County Performances as well, recently performing in the all-state Jazz ensemble, and has received scores of 100/100 (level 6) in classical and jazz trombone and well as voice in 2017.  Charles has also been an active member of the HFL theater program, starring most recently (2018) as Madame Lucy in Irene.  Previously (2017) he played the Beast in Avon Community Theater’s summer production of Beauty and the Beast.  He is currently (Spring 2018) cast as Roger in the Livonia Community Theater’s production of Grease.  In his spare time, CJ also spends his time composing and arranging music and has also been known to make a mean latte’ at the FVA’s coffee shop, the KuGeR.

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Amanda Montone – Falls View Academy Voice, Piano, Guitar and Violin Teacher:

Amanda received a Bachelors of Music degree with a concentration in vocal performance at the Greatbatch School of Music in New York State. In 2014 she completed a Masters of Science in Music Therapy from Nazareth College in 2014. She has long-term and extensive training in classical violin at the Academy of Talent Education in Rochester, NY. She also received vocal and piano training at the Eastman School of Music and studied guitar at Nazareth College. Amanda was recently a music therapist at Hochstein School of Music after she completed a music therapy internship. She currently teaches voice, violin, piano, and guitar to students of all ages at Falls View Academy. She also works with children and adults around the Rochester area, providing music therapy and music enrichment services through the Arc of Monroe. Amanda has a passion for music and performs professionally at weddings, restaurants, and special events. Although trained classically, her repertoire includes jazz, pop, country, classics, and soft rock.

the KuGer – Falls View Academy Voice Teacher:

A well learned musician, the KuGeR excels at special voice lessons, especially those where raspy growls come into play. The KuGeR takes students of all types, and offers lessons in “kuger-style” 6 days a week. For more information, see http://thekuger.com/ .