MEET OUR TEACHERS

Sheri Nocelli
STUDIO OWNER - FRONT DESK


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POSITION: When you enter Lincroft Music, you will be greeted by Sheri at the front desk in the reception room. She has been running the music school with her husband since 2003. She does all of the scheduling, phones and social media for the studio. When needed, she substitutes Piano and Voice lessons. She also organizes and leads along with one of the vocal instructors, the studio's elite vocal performance groups, the "Lincroft Music All-Star Singers" and the "Lincroft Music Jr All-Star Singers".

BIO: 
Sheri lives in Lincroft with her husband, two children and 6 dogs (they're all very little!) She has been running the music school since 2003. She also owns and manages the Broadway road production Beatlemania Stage Show which tours internationally. She is a published author as well. Her memoir "Life, Love... Leukemia" was published in July of 2013. She has also written articles for the internationally women's Cancer survivor magazine "The Plum" and has been a featured guest on XM Sirius "Doctor Radio". She is passionate about all of her endeavors, especially running the music studio and ensuring that each student feels like they are part of the Lincroft Music family.

Lucien Nocelli
STUDIO OWNER - INSTRUCTOR

TEACHES:
GUITAR:   All Levels & Styles
                Specializes in extreme advanced guitar, Jazz & Jazz Fusion
PIANO:     Beginner to Intermediate
BASS:       All Levels & Styles
UKULELE: All Levels

BIO: Playing guitar since age 5, Lucien quickly developed his passion at a young age to master his instrument. At a young age he became renowned in the Jazz Fusion scene with his group "Lucien Nocelli and the Jazz Experience", touring extensively throughout the New York City and world wide Jazz circuit. He has multiple album credits to his name, including "Open Sky", "World of Difference", "Lucien Nocelli and the Jazz Experience", "Bebop Gypsies", "Test Infection", "Message for Peace", "Deal With It", "Acoustic Lullabies" and Jazz Fusion concept album "EvoLucien". 
       Lucien is the author and creator of the acclaimed advanced guitar method series "The Nocelli Guitar Method" and tours with specialized guitar clinics nationwide. He also has been touring internationally for twenty years with the Broadway road production of Beatlemania Stage Show, portraying John Lennon in the show. 
        With private teaching experience of over 25 years, Lucien is Lincroft Music's resident advanced guitar instructor. While he does enjoy teaching all levels including beginner and intermediate, many of his students are professional working guitarists who are looking to better their soloing and over all guitar abilities.


www.LucienNocelli.com
www.NocelliGuitarMethod.com
www.BeatlemaniaStageShow.com

Jimmy
INSTRUCTOR

TEACHES:
GUITAR:   Beginner to Intermediate 
DRUMS:    All Levels
UKULELE: All Levels
CLASSES:  All Star Bands, Band Workshop

BIO: Jimmy has been rocking out since age 5 when he first discovered his love for music. He began studying drums at this time, quickly developing a natural feel and style on the instrument. By age 10, he began learning guitar as well - and it's all history from there. Diving head first into his musical study's, he quickly became engulfed with his desire to master both instruments. By high school, Jimmy became a driving force in Marching Band on percussion during the day and rock n'roll rebel by night performing. 
           Jimmy went on to travel the world with Warped Tour, has opened for international bands including Steel Panther, and has become a known musician in the Tri-State area. He is constantly aiming to better himself as a musician, studying with various master instructors as well as earning music degrees from Brookdale College and Rutgers University. 
           Jimmy's bright, fun personality mixed with his musical knowledge is what makes him a great instructor. He ensures that every student learns the fundamentals of their instrument, but also goes the extra mile to make each lesson a fun learning experience. You can often hear his contagious laugh coming from the Red Studio out into the waiting room. His rich musical taste and knowledge reflect heavily in his lessons, mixed with his pure love for music and teaching, creating the perfect environment for students of all ages to flourish with their studies.


Justin
INSTRUCTOR

TEACHES:
PIANO:      All Levels & Styles
VOICE:       All Levels
CLASSES:   All Star Bands, Songwriting Class
SERVICES:  Piano Tuning

BIO: Justin developed a passion for music at a young age and began studying piano, voice, bass and drums. He went on to earn his Bachelors degree in Music Education at Monmouth University. He has toured and performed internationally opening for acts including Eve 6, Coheed, Cambria and the Front Bottoms. 
     Justin learned the craft of piano tuning & building while working for Steinway and Sons Piano Factory in New York City. He now tunes and repairs pianos with Lincroft Music Piano Tuning in Monmouth & Ocean County. 
   Justin enjoys working with his students and believes that anyone can fall in love with learning their instrument. His approach to music learning focuses on developing a healthy technique as a musician while having fun through hands on exploration and student centered instruction. His positive and upbeat personality lend to his lessons being an enjoyable experience for each student as they embark on their musical journey. He is able to find just the right balance of learning proper technique and skills with having a positive, enjoyable experience while they learn.

Claire
INSTRUCTOR

TEACHES:
PIANO:      Beginner to Intermediate 
VOICE:        All Levels & Styles
CLASSES:  All Star Singers

BIO: Claire began playing piano at a young age when she first discovered her love for learning and playing music. She studied extensively on her instrument developing her knowledge, musicality and talent for the piano and singing. She went on to earn her Bachelors degree in Music Performance from Montclair State University. 

Claire's fun loving, up beat personality lend perfectly to her music instruction. She provides each student with the tools they need to each their own musical goals, while also ensuring that they gain a full knowledge of their instrument. She enjoys teaching a broad spectrum of styles and always makes sure to customize each lesson plan to the individual students needs and goals as a musician. Cultivating the fundamentals of music theory and making sure each student nurtures their love for music is her goal. 

Stephanie
INSTRUCTOR

TEACHES:
PIANO:      All Levels & Styles
VOICE:       All Levels
CLASSES:   Musical Theater Classes

BIO: Stephanie began singing and playing the piano at the age of 7 and hasn’t looked back. From an early age she was immersed in broadway, jazz, rock, classical, you name it and she wanted to be a part of it. She went on to earn several degrees including an Associates in Social Sciences, Bachelors of Music as well as her teaching certificate. 

Stephanie has worked in the public and private school system and taught piano, vocals and percussion privately for the past 10 years. Vocally she has a wide range of genres to share. From broadway to the opera, art song to jazz, classic rock to pop she enjoys it and loves to sing it all. 

Stephanie adds a high energy touch to every lesson, ensuring every student develops a love for their lessons and instrument. She enjoys offering her broad knowledge of music to aid in song selection and performance etiquette, allowing her to cater to each of her students on an individual level. 

David
INSTRUCTOR

TEACHES:
PIANO:      Beginner to Intermediate 
VOICE:        All Levels & Styles

BIO: David has been passionate about music for as long as he can remember. He pursued his musical interests and recieved his Bachelors Degre in voice from the Juilliard School, and his masters from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. As a classically trained tenor, he has performed the role of the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, and the Duke in Gilbert and Sullivans Patience as well as many other well known productions. 

David has been teaching voice and piano lessons for many years. He enjoys working with children, teens and adults alike. While his specialty in Classical, Opera, and musical theater, he loves teaching any genre of music. His approach to music education allows students to sing or play any style of music they are interested in. He aims to inspire his students and help them gain confidence to achieve their musical goals. His lessons are tailored to each student and incorporate a variety of subjects, like technique, artistry, and music theory. He loves finding new and creative ways to make each lesson fun and exciting! 

Mark
INSTRUCTOR

TEACHES:
DRUMS:    All Levels & Styles

BIO: Mark has had a passion for music from a very young age and has always incorporated music into his life. He went on to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston as well as studying with master drum instructors including Gary Chaffee (who also taught Vinnie Coliauta from Frank Zappa, Steve Smith from Journey, Kenny Aronoff from John Mellencamp), Tommy Campbell (Manhattan Transfer). 

Marks upbeat personality and friendly demeanor set the tone for his lessons to be positive and productive. His wide range of musical knowledge allows him to tailor each students lesson plan accordingly to their musical tastes and needs. He always goes the extra mile to ensure his students are excelling in their own musical journey. He strives to create a friendly and supportive environment for his students, tailoring each lesson to help each student reach their individual goals. He is passionate about helping each student develop strong musicianship and confidence in their craft, while instilling a love for music.