Bosse School of Music Faculty & Staff
Ron Bosse | Guitar, Bass, & Saxophone Specialist
Ron has dedicated his entire life to the pursuit of music. With deep roots in Rock, Blues and Jazz, he began studying music as a child with saxophone, composition and took many years of guitar lessons, before graduating from Berklee College of Music. Ron spent years establishing himself as an expert by touring as a guitarist, recording artist and educator in the U.S. & Canada alongside the biggest names in Jazz and Education. In 2004, drawing from valuable pedagogical and performing experience, he founded Bosse School of Music in Weymouth MA, which quickly became the South Shore's premier establishment for music education, surpassing conservatories and studios statewide. Additionally, Ron plays and teaches bass and is the lead recording engineer at Bosse Studios, located at BSM.
Trina Bosse | Voice Specialist / Early Guitar and Piano |
Vocal Styles Taught: Pop / Rock / Broadway/ Jazz / Traditional Audition Prep
BSM co-founder Trina Bosse has been providing quality music education to students of all levels since the school’s inception in 2004. Trina Holds her B.M. in Music/Voice from Berklee College of Music, where she graduated with honors gaining valuable experience in the world of vocal and group performing by learning from such talents as Lisa Thorson, Dale Pfieffer, Jeff Ramsey and Livingston Taylor. With over a decade of teaching experience in vocal and instrumental lessons, Trina is able to create a fun, inspirational, and truly educational experience for students of all levels. From vocal technique and song study, to overall musicianship and songwriting, Trina helps students explore not only the big picture of singing, but the ins –and- outs of music as a whole. From contemporary music and improvisation, to theatre and audition prep, students can rely on Trina as a warm and experienced professional to help them achieve their musical goals. Trina can be seen singing throughout Boston and the South Shore, and hosts acclaimed professional recordings on itunes, Sound Cloud & Amazon.
Brandon Santini | Piano Specialist
This organist and pianist hails from Weymouth, MA. An early interest in music led to piano lessons and continued study with David Hagan of the New England Conservatory and organ study with Peter Krasinski and Sean Redrow. Brandon earned a B.M. degree in both Organ and Piano performance from the renowned Oberlin Conservatory in 2008, and completed a Master of Music degree at the prestigious Eastman School of Music in NY in 2012. In 2010, Brandon was a top placer in the Albert Schweitzer Competition and was a featured performer in Boston's events for First Night 2011. As an educator, Brandon is dedicated and passionate. Using high-level piano expertise, Brandon carefully crafts lessons to include the student's musical tastes, while they learn timeless piano technique and reading skills.
Michael Dobiel | Woodwinds, Brass & Bass Specialist
Mike's early musical exposure began with saxophone study at age ten, expanding into bass guitar, and later, brass instruments as well. Mike earned a B.A. in Saxophone Performance and Composition studying under Theodore Levine at Westfield State College. There, he performed as a solo artist, and as a group member in the Wind Symphony under the baton of Karen Lavoie. In 2009, Mike earned his M.M. in Composition from the University of Louisville. His dedication and saxophone expertise ensured Mike spots in various Improv groups and an overseas tour with "Serious Play", a U.S. theatre company. A regular performer on the Boston scene, Mike has valuable professional and educational experience to share with students, from basic rudiments to advanced improvisation.
Brent Beissel | Drums Specialist / Early Piano / Lead Bosse Live Coach
After lengthy musical studies during his early years, Brent moved to Boston from PA to join Beantown's vibrant music scene. Brent earned both his degree in Drums and his piano proficiency at Berklee College of Music. Brent's work can be heard on the recordings of dozens of Rock, Jazz & Country acts since 2003. Some performance credits include drumming for Boston's own "Margin Walker" and guitar virtuoso Ethan Brosh and lecturing as Guest Clinician at the renowned Berklee Percussion Festival. A versatile teacher, Brent crafts well-rounded drum lessons addressing everything from time and reading, to advanced technique for experienced drummers. Students enrolled in piano lessons enjoy Brent's clear cut approach to note-reading and musical development.
Sara Degraide | Violin & Viola Specialist / Early Piano
Raised in a family of professional musicians, Sara began studying music at a very young age, making it a priority throughout her early and teen years. After private studies, Sara went on to graduate Cum Laude from U.N.C. At Greensboro, on scholarship, earning a B.M. degree focused on Viola Performance under violist Dr. Scott Rawls and achieving piano proficiency. She then continued her graduate studies at the University of Memphis, and finally at the Longy School of Music with violist Paula Majerfeld. A full-time member of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, Sara plays regularly in large groups in addition to many independent appearances. A compassionate and dedicated teacher, Sara shares her relevant musical talents, insight and techniques with students of all ages.
Dan Ristuccia | Guitar & Bass Specialist
Dan has been performing in various groups since the age of 13. While performances were geared toward the popular music of his youth (Punk, Grunge etc), Dan had always had his ear drawn toward the sound of the blues. Dan went on to enroll at the prestigious Berklee College of Music where he earned his degree in Guitar Performance. Studying with guitar greats such as Scott Tarulli and Julien Kasper, Dan realized the importance of transcribing and writing as a means to become the player you want to be. Since then he has performed and recorded with acts such as Boston's own "Margin Walker", New York's "Alana Amram and the Rough Gems" London Songwriter "Saul Ashby", and as a solo artist on the National Resonator guitar, bringing his own voice to his performances every time.
Daniel Farretta | Piano Specialist
A native of Boston, Daniel began classical piano lessons as a boy, and his training continued throughout college where he earned a B.M. degree in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with piano concentration, and studying with concert pianists Nigel Coxe, Estela Olevsky, and Nadine Shank. Later he began organ lessons and has served as music director for Catholic and Methodist churches. Daniel has over two decades of experience teaching in public and private schools, and brings a unique approach to teaching children. An accomplished solo pianist and accompanist, Dan brings his vast instrumental experience, patience and much enthusiasm to his students. Daniel is committed to a high standard and excellent quality of musical education.
Nicholas Svizzero | Saxophone Specialist / Multimedia Technology
Nick’s education includes the University of Massachusetts Boston Music where he received his Bachelor of Music, studying under Timothy McFarland and graduating with honors. Nick’s experience teaching and playing Saxophone (Alto, Tenor and Soprano) on an advanced and competitive level gives him the edge to prepare rising students for the challenges of solo and group performance, as well as give well rounded fundamental training to beginner students. Nick engages in an active career as a performer, and is also a core member of our BSMT technology Staff. Nick’s other professional skills include Audio recording, photography and design. Combining traditional musical instruction with the technology of today is Nick’s forte.
Albert Craig | Voice Specialist / Early Piano | Vocal Styles Taught: Pop / Theatre /Traditional / Classical
Albert holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Voice Performance from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from Penn State University, where he studied with Norman Spivey and Mary Saunders-Barton. For ten years, Albert has focused his teaching in the areas of musical theater, classical music, pop and jazz and has attended workshops with renowned pedagogs such as Barbara Conable, Joan Melton, and Joan Lader. He believes that all good singing, no matter the genre, starts with good vocal technique and he always strives to create a positive, honest, and supportive atmosphere within the studio. In addition to his teaching, Albert has an active performing career and currently sings with the renaissance choir Capella Nova Mundi. His performance history includes work in musical theater, opera, and CCM.
Nicole Poulter | Voice Specialist / Early Piano | Vocal Styles Taught: Pop / Country / Theatre / Traditional
From an early age, Nicole has pursued her passion for music, starting her musical journey with piano and violin, adding voice at age 10. Nicole started performing professionally at age 11, when she was cast in the production of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, at Goodspeed Opera House in CT. Boston’s Berklee College of Music is where she earned her B.A. in Music Therapy, as a voice principal. Nicole excelled in the major due to her passion for working with children and seniors. Since graduating, Nicole has performed professionally at Hershey Park, and actively performs with multiple contemporary and A Cappella groups throughout New England. As a teacher, Nicole believes that if one wants to be a singer, they should also become an all-around musician. By basing lessons on proper vocal technique, song study, and performance skills, Nicole gives her students a great basis to achieve their true musical potential.
Marie Theresa Doyon | Voice & Flute Specialist | Vocal Styles Taught: Pop / Theatre / Jazz / Classical
Terry began her professional music career at Bridgewater State University where she studied flute performance and vocal performance. A brilliant and confident flute player, she was the winner of the 2014 Concerto Competition at Bridgewater State University, playing Kent Kennan’s Night Soliloquy. In addition to her accomplishments on flute, Terry is also dedicated to studying vocal pedagogy and the art of singing. In 2015, she was awarded the Adrian Tinsley Grant for which she composed art songs for the mezzo-soprano using the texts of female poets and later premiered her own compositions at her university. In 2016, Terry was chosen to present her own research in the field of vocal pedagogy at a National Research Conference. A patient and kind teacher, Terry has high hopes and aspirations for all of her students. She creates a fun and productive lesson atmosphere by emphasizing the importance of musical literacy and ear-training in conjunction with the specific techniques of the instrument, be it voice or flute. Terry’s goal as a teacher is to help her students grow as both performers and musicians.
Steve Brew | Guitar Specialist / Early Piano
From Rochester New York, guitar specialist Steve Brew joins Bosse School of Music, sharing both his gifts as a performer and an enthusiastic educator. Steve holds degrees in guitar performance from the State University of N.Y. at Fredonia, Syracuse University, and Indiana University where he studied with James Piorkowski, Ken Meyer, and Ernesto Bitetti. In addition to his studies in classical music, Steve is fluent in variety of jazz, folk, and rock formats—all things guitar! A multi-instrumentalist, Steve is also a competent pianist, which allows him to offer instruction on keys in addition to guitar. Accomplishments such as: touring internationally (Fredonia Guitar Quartet), appearing as a national semi-finalist in the prestigious Schadt String Competition, and being selected to lead Stonehill College’s 2016 Guitar Ensemble program have helped to establish Steve as a performer of incredible talent, and an educator with much versatile and practical experience to share with his students.
Bret Mastergeorge | Drum & Percussion Specialist
Since the age of 13, Bret has be playing and studying with top notch percussionists and drummers from respected organizations including The Boston Ballet and New England Conservatory. Bret made the natural next step to earn his B.A. in music from The University of Massachusetts Boston, graduating with high honors. During this time, Bret toured with his rock group “Fear The Masses”, opening for acts such as Fly Leaf and Seven Dust. An active performer, Brent currently performs in modern bands and concerts all around the Boston area. As an educator, Bret uses the formula "fun + practical = success", infusing his lesson plans with lively and content-rich songs and studies, while focusing on real-life musical applications. This approach helps drum students advance in lessons, band, orchestra, and beyond! Bret strives to help students develop the confidence they need to succeed in their musical hobbies and even careers. Bret is currently pursuing a M.A. In Music Education, and you may even see him locally teaching in the Town of Duxbury's public school system.
Sean Burns | Guitar Specialist / Early Piano / Music Technology
From South Carolina, Guitarist and composer Sean Burns joins Bosse School of Music offering much knowledge and versatile guitar experience to share. Sean holds his B.M. in Music from University of South Carolina, where he graduated with honors and gained valuable experience working as a recording technician. Sean went on to earn his Master’s in Music Composition on guitar from University of Redlands in California. There, he won multiple awards and scholarships (Herr, Sigma Alpha Lota & Friends of Music) for his guitar and compositional skills. Having studied with such versatile guitarists as Jon Fitzrogers, Jody Fisher, and the renowned Christopher Berg, Sean has much experience from which to craft exciting and inspiring lessons for all levels. From Rock & Jazz, to Metal and Classical, Sean will dig right in and get students playing the instrument with enthusiasm and patience to spare. Sean’s teaching experience includes the early ages of guitar, all the way up through college level instruction at Redlands University.
Cliodhna Field | Violin Specialist / Early Piano
Cliodhna Fields joins us from Ireland with degrees in Violin Music, Irish Traditional Performance, and Elementary & Music Education. Her instrumental training is heavily rooted in classical and traditional violin, in addition to traditional Irish music due to her lengthy study at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. In addition to her teaching, Cliodhna is an active performer and can be seen at various venues throughout the Boston area. Her passion for all things violin really shines through in her teaching, which she began by offering lessons as a high school student back in Ireland. Now, with more than ten years experience, Cliodhna has taught hundreds of students from the first swipe of the bow, to advancing college levels. Cliodhna prides herself on being an extremely adaptive instructor, ensuring the highest possible level of learning for her students as unique individuals. Cliodhna strives to create a fun and well-rounded learning experience for her students by including ear-training & theory while teaching overall best techniques for violin performance.
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