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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.


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!


Matthew Ryals

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

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. 

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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!

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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.

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Aaron Holthus

Ages 5 to adult - Electric and Double Bass, Guitar, Piano, Songwriting/Production, Voice

Aaron is a musician, producer and teacher based in Brooklyn, NY who has performed and taught around the world at festivals, concert halls, jazz clubs and conservatories in China, Australia, Europe and the Americas. Aaron is a graduate of Berklee’s Global Jazz Institute and the University of North Texas, where he was honored by the faculty as the single “Outstanding Undergraduate in Jazz Studies,” and was awarded full scholarship at both schools. He loves sharing and making music with people of all ages.


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.

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Jacob Rudin

Ages 5 to adult - Piano, Voice, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Music Theory, Songwriting

Jacob Rudin is a performer, producer and educator currently based in Queens, NY. He has taught individually and in groups for the past 4 years, teaching students with ages ranging from 5-55. He focuses on developing the ear and musical sensibility through fundamentals (such as scales, reading and formal technique) and improvisation. He teaches piano, voice and music production and seeks to uplift and encourage while developing the rigor required to learn music.

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Julia Mora

Ages 3 to adult - Piano, Voice

Julia Mora is a piano and voice instructor based in New York City. Having obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Julia is now a music director, teacher, artist, and musician. Most recently, Julia has been a music directed for various theatrical projects at Rhino Theatre in Pompton Lakes, NJ including Miscast, and Create the Musical. Having spent her early years in theatre and music, Julia has completed over 25 years combined of piano and voice instruction.

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Nick Velez

Ages 5 to adult - Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums. Voice, Music Production

Multi-instrumentalist Nick Velez graduated from UCLA in 2016 as an Ethnomusicology Major in Jazz Studies, and in the same year was named winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest winner for his work in music production. Nick has been teaching for over 10 years and has had many students accepted at prestigious colleges such as UCLA, USC, The New School, and NYU. Nick is laid back and very supportive and friendly, but also great at reinforcing music fundamentals, so he's a great fit for all ages.


Luis Salcedo

Ages 3 to adult - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Beginning Piano, Songwriting

Before coming to Brooklyn, guitarist/composer Luis Salcedo graduated from the California Jazz Conservatory and was an active performer on the west coast and internationally, including tours of Spain, Canada, and Colombia. Luis is also an avid educator, specializing in working creatively with learners of all ages towards developing a strong music theory foundation. Luis loves working with younger students from ages 3 and up, but he also works with teens and adults on guitar and bass technique, advanced theory, composition/songwriting, and improvisation. Luis is a kind and supportive teacher who strives to make his lessons fun, creative, and rewarding for students young and old.