Meet The Music Teachers

KenK Dr. Ken Kreuzer – Falls View Academy Piano Teacher
Dr. Ken Kreuzer, a native of Webster, New York, studied composition with Dr. Mark Taggart and Dr. Robert Carl. He is a graduate of Ithaca College, East Carolina University, and the University of Hartford, where he received a doctorate of musical arts in music composition. Ken has taken additional lessons with Steve Gryc, Adolphus Hailstork, Anthony Kelley, Joan Tower and Dana Wilson. Kreuzer’s music has been widely performed throughout America, Canada, China, England, Poland and Taiwan. His compositions have been heard at various conventions, workshops and festivals across the US. He has had works commissioned by numerous individuals and groups. Kreuzer’s music appears on Albany Records, Arizona University Records, Krusher Enterprises, MSR Classics and The Tidewater Winds CD Series. Ken presently teaches brass and percussion in Honeoye Falls. In addition to composing and teaching, he performs in a variety of jazz and rock groups, including the Virtual Trio, DIQ quartet and Sugar Buzz.
AmyG Amy Gray – Falls View Academy Piano Teacher
Amy Gray 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.
IssacH Isaac Hutton – Falls View Academy Violin Teacher
Isaac Hutton is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Music Education from Nazareth College of Rochester. Isaac received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College, where his concentration was in violin performance. Isaac is certified in Music Together early childhood music curricula, and in addition to his studies and teaching is serving as the orchestra librarian of the Nazareth College Symphony Orchestra under Nancy Strelau. Isaac is from Montana and currently lives in Penfield with his wife and one-year-old daughter.
WarnerI 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.
AllisonR Allison Rich – Falls View Academy Cello Teacher
Allison Rich is a recent graduate of the Eastman School of music, earning a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from the studio of Professor Steven Doane. While at Eastman, Allison was a member of the Windsor String Quartet, who completed a residency in the spring of 2014 as part of the Messinger Ambassadors Fellowship. She is also the recipient of the Peter Salaff Prize, awarded by the ESM Chamber Music Department. She began teaching private lessons during high school and has enjoyed having students ever since.
AmyL Amy Li – Falls View Academy Piano Teacher
Amy Li is a senior at the Honeoye Falls-Lima High School and has lived in the school district her entire life. She has played piano for twelve years and currently takes lessons at the Hochstein School of Music in Rochester. In addition to playing piano, Amy has played alto saxophone in the HFL Wind Ensemble for four years and the HFL Jazz Ensemble for six years, serving as section leader in both for her entire high school career. Amy has participated in multiple NYSSMA Solo Festivals and All-County Performances as well. Upon completing high school, she plans to attend college to further her academic interests while maintaining her passion for music. Amy is thankful to be joining the Falls View team where she is able to help others while doing what she loves.
AmandaM 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.