New Additions to the JC Music Staff include both a Music Lessons and Rentals Director!
Ryan Heidel (right), our new lesson director, is a Connecticut native who started playing the piano at a very early age. A recent graduate of Berklee College of music in Boston, studying Contemporary Writing and Production, Ryan is happy to be a part of the JC music team. He has taken private lessons since he was very young. He has studied with several professional musicians, including Walter Gwardyak, arranger for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, as well as studying at the Hartford Conservatory while in high school. He currently plays with several bands, teaches recording, piano and voice privately.
Alex Paiva is our new Rental Director, and attended Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, graduating with a degree in Biomedical Science and minors in Music and Chemistry. Having moved back to his hometown of Wallingford, CT, he has joined the JC Music Team as the Rental Director. He has been involved in Music since Middle School, whether it was vocal or instrumental.
His time spent at Marist was on vocal scholarship where he was a Section Leader for Marist Singers and Marist Chamber Choir. Alex also directed the all-male a cappella group, Time Check. In the future, he plans to continue his study of medicine, but is very excited to still be working with one of his biggest passions: music.