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Adrian Cohen

Ages 5 to adult - Piano, Drums, Songwriting, Production, Music Theory, Performance Coaching

Adrian is a pianist specializing in rock, jazz, and beginning classical piano, and is the founder and director of Keylab. He has opened for or performed with legendary artists such as Terence Blanchard, Larry Coryell, K.D.Lang and the Charles Neville Quartet, and has written music for PBS and NPR. Adrian has recorded two albums under his own name, and has been teaching piano and music related subjects for over 25 years.


Matthew Ryals

Ages 5 to adult - Guitar, Songwriting, Electronic Music, Music production, Beginning Piano

Matthew Ryals is an electronic musician, guitarist, and instructor based in New York City, and has a Masters in Guitar Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Last year he released his first full-length album "Machine Memory" on Oxtail Records, which was followed by a 20-date tour across the East Coast and Midwest. Matthew has been teaching for over 10 years and works with students of all ages and skill levels. 

Zerlina Devi

Ages 5 to adult - Piano, Songwriting, music theory, jazz harmony

Pianist, vocalist, composer and arranger Zerlina Devi is originally from Bali, Indonesia. She graduated with a degree in Performance and Jazz Composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and loves teaching people of all ages. Her warm style, and flexible approach is perfect for children and adults alike, and she is fluent in many genres of music!

Lucy Clifford

Ages 5 to adult - Bass, Beginning Guitar & Piano, Music Production, Songwriting

Hailing from just outside Sydney, Australia, Lucy received her B.A in Jazz performance from Sydney Conservatorium of Music and completed her Graduate Diploma at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. Lucy has recorded and performed globally with several Grammy winning artists, and is an active educator who has a gentle demeanor and lots of enthusiasm. Lucy is one of Keylab's most popular teachers, and is a great fit for all ages!


Sam Talmadge

Ages 5 to adult - Guitar, Bass, Piano, Harmonica, Beginning Mandolin, Songwriting

Sam Talmadge is a songwriter, fingerpicker, and composer/arranger based in Brooklyn, NY. He is an accomplished guitarist, composer, and lyricist, and is fluent in many styles on both piano and guitar. He is a kind and patient teacher, and is a great fit for beginning pianists and guitarists of all ages, and also for intermediate-advanced guitar and composition students.

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Eli Cohen

Ages 5 to adult - Drums, Percussion, Songwriting, Music Production

Eli Cohen is a drummer, songwriter and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2018 he graduated with a degree in Contemporary Improvisation from New England Conservatory, where he studied with jazz drumming legend Billy Hart. He is an actively performing drummer in many styles, including R&B, jazz, country, klezmer and pop music. 

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Elif Sanchez

Ages 7 to adult - Voice, Piano, Saxophone, Flute, Oboe 

Elif is from Istanbul, Turkey, has studied classical performance on oboe and English horn, and has performed at many significant venues in Turkey, and around the world. She has studied at several schools, including the Berklee College of Music, and has shared the stage with high profile musicians such as Jacob Collier, David Liebman, and Terence Blanchard. She lives and works in NY as a performer, educator, and producer.

Eliza Densmore

Ages 3 to adult - Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Voice, Songwriting, Music Theory

Eliza is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and educator based in Brooklyn. A finalist in the renowned Kerrville Folk Festival songwriting competition, Eliza studied music at Colorado College and is fluent in songwriting, music theory, fingerstyle guitar, and beginning piano and ukulele. Eliza brings passion, patience, and humor to her students – tailoring lessons to students’ needs with a goal of instilling a life-long love of music.

Hanna Lee

Ages 5 to adult - Piano, Voice

Hanna recently earned her doctoral degree at the University of Texas at Austin as the recipient of the Willa Stewart Setseck Scholarship. She holds a Master of Music from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Music from Korea National University of the Arts, from which she graduated summa cum laude. Hanna is great with both kids and adults, and enjoys teaching a wide variety of students in the New York City area.


Paul Sanchez

Ages 7 to adult - Drums, Beginning Piano, Guitar, Bass, Trumpet, Songwriting, Music Production

Paul Sanchez from Quito, Ecuador, has studied at the National Conservatory, Brass Band of Ecuador, and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Paul was awarded a Presidential Scholarship from Berklee College of Music, and has played with prestigious artists at venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Latin Grammys. Paul lives in NYC and is a globally active teacher, performer, arranger and producer.


Natalia Pavolotckaia

Ages 5 to adult - Voice, Beginning Piano, Songwriting, Music Production

Former Russian pop idol Natalia Pavolotckaia is a professional singer, arranger, composer, songwriter, vocal teacher, songwriting and composing instructor and a stage craft coach with a London's Bachelor degree (Higher diploma) in music performance. She has a masters degree from the Institute of contemporary music performance (ICMP - London), and has been working in the music industry since 2003.