Meet Our Staff

Kelli Tucci

Kelli Tucci

Born in Seattle, Kelli Tucci started taking piano lessons and music theory at the age of 5, followed by vocal lessons at age 9. When she moved to Austin, Texas in the summer of '99 she became more interested in singing and found her passion for performing when she was introduced to a local summer rock camp. She wrote and recorded her first song with the help of Austin legend David Sebree at the age of 14.

Simon Lohmann

Simon Lohmann

Carrying an impressive scholarly resume and pursuing a Master's Degree at the University of Texas at Austin, Lohmann has a wealth of experience with all types and genres of trombone, from orchestral to jazz. He studied under acclaimed soloists Thomas Riccobono and David Lee Jackson. While completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, he regularly performed with the University Symphony Orchestra. Lohmann can be heard on the world-premiere recording of Amen! by Carlos Simon and on The Symphony Band's 2018 album Bolcom and Friends. He has performed in the Traverse City Orchestra in Traverse City, Michigan and the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida.

Amy Lauro

Amy Lauro

Emily Jones

Emily Jones

A lifelong performer and lover of music, Jones has experience in choir, marching band, concert band, and theatre. She has participated and starred in more than 10 plays and musicals, including her dream role as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray. Holding a bachelor's degree in Worship Leadership with an emphasis on Vocal Performance from Blue Mountain College, she has directed youth and adult choirs. In addition to voice and piano, Jones also plays guitar, trumpet, and French horn. She is based in Austin, Texas where she lives with her husband and two-year-old son.

Len Feldman

Len Feldman

Feldman is a versatile professional musician with decades of experience playing piano, keyboards, and harmonica in many genres. He continues to share his depth and breadth of musical knowledge with students of all ages, many of whom have gone on to careers in music.

His career credits include arranging for and performing with artists such as award winning Canadian rock band Lighthouse, jazz/reggae guitar great Ernest Ranglin, Sun Records recording artist Rosco Gordon (“Shirley”, “Just a Little Bit”), Elvis Presley’s original drummer D.J. Fontana, and members of Iron Butterfly, Blues Image, the Lincolns, the Stamps Quartet, and the Sweet Inspirations.

Feldman's playing and composing has been featured at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Collingwood Elvis Festival (the largest in the world), on CBC Radio with award-winning comedy improv group The Illustrated Men, the Mississauga Sinfonia at the Living Arts Centre, and at many other notable venues.

He has delighted audiences around the world by touring with pop artists and performing on various cruise ships and at resort destinations. He has extensive recording experience in both traditional, tape-based studios, such as Grant Avenue in Hamilton, and modern state-of-the-art digital facilities.

In addition, he has written columns for Canadian Musician magazine and an instructional text on music history, counterpoint, and composition titled “Musicianship 1”.

An honours graduate of Humber College's Jazz Program, Feldman also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ottawa and has studied further at York University.

Marina Dichenko

Marina Dichenko

Currently concertmaster of McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra, Dichenko has studied violin in Kharkov, Ukraine and Moscow, Russia. She obtained a Violin Performance and Teaching degree at Gnessin's Academy of Music in Moscow and an Artist Diploma at TCU School of Music. She is proud to be a member of the Plano Symphony Orchestra, Irving Symphony Orchestra, and Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra.

As a soloist and member of chamber groups, she performed in Ukraine, Russia, Belgium, and Japan in addition to the United States. She has recorded with Naxos, the largest classical music label. Highlights include winnings at Sergey Taneev's International Competition of Chamber Music in Kaluga, Russia and the Chamber Music Competition in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Dichenko has students of all ages and experience levels, both in English and Russian. In addition to Austin Music School, she currently teaches at Fort Worth Country Day Music Conservatory, Greater North Texas Youth Orchestra, and Wakeland High School in Frisco.

Matthew Flores

Matthew Flores

With diverse skills across multiple genres and more than a decade of performing and teaching experience, Flores has developed a deep love for both music and education. As a trombonist he has played across the United States and in Europe. He has participated in festivals such as the Southeastern Trombone Symposium in Columbus, Georgia, the International Trombone Festival in Muncie, Indiana, and American Trombone Workshops in Atlanta, Georgia and Austin, Texas. His passion for music led him to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Trombone Performance at Texas State University and a Master's Degree at Ithaca College in New York. The Austin native is both an individual artist and a member of classical, jazz, and Latin ensembles.