New Instructors This Session at Summit!

Dana Lauren is a vocalist/pianist with a Bachelors Degree from Berklee College of Music. She is also an alumni of the New England Conservatory of Music. Dana has toured and recorded with legendary Grammy Award winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, singing at some of the nations most famed jazz venues. Her 2008 album release “Stairway to the Stars”(featuring and produced by Sandoval), hit the top of the jazz charts and received rave reviews from some of the most prestigious jazz publications in the country. Her second album release in 2010 “It’s You or No One”, was self produced and features Christian McBride on bass. That same year, Dana was selected as a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition.

She is an accomplished classical pianist and has extensive experience in private vocal and piano instruction. Through her formal education and performance experience, Dana has developed into a versatile teaching artist with experience coaching across various genres of music including jazz, classical, musical theater and pop. She also works with students on composition and music business strategies. Please contact us to book lessons!


Todd Richard, an acclaimed drummer, percussionist, DJ, producer, and educator has joined our teaching staff and will begin offering drum and percussion lessons beginning this session. Todd’s credits are wildly varied: from playing Gillette Stadium opening the 1st Annual New England Country Music Festival, to sessions with string, Cajun, pop, and funk bands, to his work as an in-demand dance music DJ and remixer. Visit our website to check out his bio, and please contact us to book lessons!