Replay Music Studios has a staff of seasoned musicians who routinely play their own music at New York City clubs. They are available to help musicians ages 8 to 80 with private or group lessons, songwriting sessions, practice sessions or on a consultancy basis. For more information, please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-235-7510.
Dan Kleederman fosters his students’ technical progress on the guitar, bass and in songwriting by deepening their personal appreciation of music and of the instruments themselves. As a multi-instrumentalist with an emphasis on guitar and bass, Kleederman grew up in a musical family and started playing at a young age. He rapidly amassed 15 years of playing experience in styles stretching from rock, pop and jazz to r&b, blues, funk and afrobeat. Kleederman has studied with such notable figures as Robert Phelps, Jason Ennism, Jon Suters and, most recently, Mike Demicco. He received a BA in Media Studies at Vassar College where he also studied jazz guitar and co-founded Yes Noyes, an original music ensemble that combines hip-hop, afrobeat, jazz, rock and r&b. He now plays guitar and bass and sings backing vocals as a member of the Brooklyn-based project Throw Vision. Along with his band coaching experience at Replay and Rock On! Young Musicians Workshop in the Berkshires, Kleederman provides private lessons on guitar and bass.
Alex Goldberg is a drummer, producer & educator originally from New York’s Capital Region. Goldberg has taught drum set at the Hamilton Hill Arts Center in Schenectady, NY, and has served as a rock band instructor and counselor at Camp Emerson in the Berkshires. He holds a degree in Psychology from Vassar College, where he also studied with percussionist Frank Cassara, played in the jazz combos on both drum set and vibraphone, and played and composed for The Mahagonny Ensemble, Vassar’s modern music ensemble. Currently residing in Brooklyn, Goldberg maintains an active performance & recording schedule, drawing on his experience and training in classical, jazz, rock, and other genres. His current projects include playing, writing and arranging with the rock project Throw Vision (with Dan), playing drums and recording with rock band Double King and other bands, and self-producing his own solo material. Goldberg brings his diverse musical interests and experiences to his teaching, focusing on each student’s individual learning style in order to cultivate their unique musical voice.
Mark Minoogian is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and arranger, originally from Saratoga, New York. He currently plays bass in numerous projects including Cluttered Clarity, a jazz fusion group that started at the Berklee College of Music, Hard Knock Live, the number one rated Jay-Z Cover band on the East coast, and Adam Travis and The Soul. He entered the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts in 2010 and graduated with a degree in Professional music and a minor in Latin Performance Studies.
Mark has worked with artists outside of the Boston area such as Jeff Ramsey, Jeannie Gagne, Ricardo Monzon, George Russell, Steve Santoro and many others. He has also made numerous appearances on albums and videos of local artists from New York and Boston.
STEFANO DI BLASIO
Stefano Di Blasio is a composer & multi-instrumentalist currently based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2010, he attended Berklee College of Music, studying under Sheryl Bailey, David Gilmore, Dennis Montgomery III and others. He has performed in over 15 countries, accompanying many local and international artists and groups in a wide selection of styles – experienced in RnB, Brazilian, Jazz, World, Latin, Funk, Rock, Pop and many more.
As a composer, Stefano’s original music has been featured in multiple films and documentaries. His work has been presented at Cannes Film Festival, Downtown LA Film Fest, & Big Apple Film Fest in NYC, to name a few. His latest film features the award winning Harry Lennix (“Matrix”, “Blacklist”) and Vicky Jeudy (“Orange is the new Black”). He is also on the writer’s list for SPM Group, a production company receiving submissions for big-budget films/series and trailers.
With a friendly and positive teaching style, Stefano is experienced in early-childhood music education, as well as one-on-one private instruction for all ages. In addition to band-coaching here at Replay, he has taught in numerous non-profit organizations in NYC, Boston and abroad.
Kate Victor is a vocalist, cellist, pianist, and has been teaching music for over 7 years. Hailing from Connecticut, Kate grew up in a musical environment and quickly became interested in music of all styles. She gained experience in a wide variety of ensembles, including choirs, orchestra, jazz band, a Capella groups, and musical theatre. Kate continued her musical involvement at William Paterson University, earning her Bachelor of Music degree in education at the university’s prestigious jazz program under the direction of Mulgrew Miller. Kate has since been a very active musician in the New York metropolitan area, playing cello and singing in Soundsketch, an Armenian-jazz influenced septet, and Loren Beri, an orchestral pop band based in Brooklyn. She is also a featured vocalist in Boardwalk Jazz, a big band led by PJ Rasmussen. Besides teaching private lessons, Kate has taught music in several other capacities, including five middle school and high school choirs in the Wayne public school district, rock band and group vocal classes at Shamrock School of Music, as well as sight-singing and music theory classes at Performer’s Theatre Workshop. With a focus on vocal education, Kate combines her classical and choral technical background with her widely influenced vocal styles of pop, rock, jazz, blues, and r&b.
Mare Rubin is co-owner of Replay Music Studios. She has an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BA from Connecticut College. A mother, marketer and business manager with over 15 years experience in marketing in a range of industries from food to pharmaceuticals, Rubin has managed brands, developed marketing plans and crafted new product concepts for Frank’s RedHot hot sauce, Fig Newton cookies and Marcal Small Steps paper products, among others. Though not a musician, she is a music fan and a serious listener.