Our Team

Our amazing team of talented musicians & artists have come together for one goal... 
To develop a love for Music & Art at a very young age.
Ultimately, we hope to inspire that passion in every child!

Louise Buzzelli

founder

Graduate of LaGuardia HS of Music &The Arts NYC, and Berklee College of Music Alumni, Louise loves bringing a little NYC Culture to NJ, while inspiring a love of Music & Art in every child!

Bobby Knee

our pianist

 Bobby is an amazing piano player!  He especially loves playing old Jazz Standards from Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald & Frank Sinatra.   Billy Joel is also one of his favorite musical inspirations.

Since the early 1980s many have had the pleasure of seeing and hearing Bobby Knee. From Jazz to Pop, Rock, & Folk, Bobby has appeared in a wide array of venues such as: Scrambles (NYC), Chelsea Place (NYC)
Christies Flagship (Edgewater NJ), Eton’s (Englewood Cliffs NJ), Palm Beach Polo Club (Wellington FL), The Assembly Steakhouse ( Englewood Cliffs NJ ), to name a few.  An aspiring composer and songwriter. Bobby has received much recognition from fellow collaborators, music publishers and other industry professionals.  Bobby was also The Activity Music Leader at Ramapo Manor for 5 years.  Click on his picture, hear for yourself!
 

 

 

John Monton

our art teacher

John has been teaching elementary art for the past 6 years in the Ridgewood, Emerson, and River Vale school systems. He graduated cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College, with a degree in art and theatre.

Marisa Occhiogrosso

our art teacher

Marisa's love of art was obvious from the time she could hold a crayon. She began doodling and started formal art classes at the age of four. She graduated The Pratt Institute in 2011 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts and a minor in Art History. During her time at school, and for some time after, she worked in the exhibitiions department at the American Museum of Natural History - fabricating items for special exhibits and maintaing items on permanent display. Idolizing artists like Van Gogh and Renior, she spent much of her own childhood recreating their works. Marisa has been working with children for over 10 years, so teaching for Mozart to Monet seemed second nature. She's looking forward to inspiring a whole new generation of artists!

"Josie"

our piano

Meet Josie, our white piano! 

Josie is with us all the time, and loves to be played!  She is originally from Harlem, NY.

125th St & Saint Nicholas Ave to be exact. She is a native New Yorker full of Heart & Soul!
 

Kate Cosco

our pianist

Kate began studying classical piano at the age of five and continued her formal music education through college.  She received a degree in piano and audio engineering at Indiana University. She has also completed a master's degree in jazz piano performance at the University of Memphis.

Kate played in numerous shows with many well-known artists, including Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons,  Thelma Houston, Little Anthony and the list goes on!  She has worked continuously as a commercial player, endeavoring in the pop, rock, R and B, funk, latin, blues and gospel genres of music.

Her fondness for many types of music has made her an extremely versatile and skilled performer. Click on her picture, hear for yourself!

Mary Torre

our art teacher

Mary is a 22 year old with dynamic pink hair, vibrant sparkling outfits, and a blooming personality! Her colorful imagination captivates the children and engages their inquisitive young minds! She grew up admiring the works of Georgia O'Keefe, Adam Fuss, Chuck Close, and Jackson Pollack. Studying at the School of Visual Arts for photography helped her to discover her quirky personality and even lead to the discovery of another love; making handmade jewelry and even starting a ring business called “Mermaid Rings”. Mary loves working with kids; their high energy bounces off each other, creating a fun and charismatic learning environment!