Carlene Ruesenberg

Carlene Ruesenberg (handbell choir) has been playing handbells since 2004, and directing and teaching since 2011. She is currently the director of the Memorial Bell Choir at South Congregational Church in Concord, NH. Prior to that, she was the director of the Senior and Junior Handbell Choirs at the Lee Church Congregational. As a ringer, she … Read more

Matt Alling

Matt Alling (percussion) is a drum instructor with more than 30 years of teaching, playing and touring through the northeast and Eastern sword. His background and experience include rock, jazz, classical, funk, punk, reggae, musical theater, opera, concert and marching bands, drum and bugle corps, pipe bands, fife and drum corps. Matt has previously taught at … Read more

Jared Steer

Jared Steer (percussion) is an active performer/educator based in central NH. He received a BA in Music Performance from Plymouth State College. There he studied drum set and percussion with Tim Gilmore, Eric C. Hughes and Craig Fahey. After receiving his degree he continued studies with Rakalam Bob Moses, Bob Gullotti, Jeff Ballard, Dave Dicenso, Steve Michaud, Thierry Arpino, Jerry … Read more

Lindsey Schust

Lindsey Schust (percussion and composition) graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Music from Brandeis University and an M.A. in Music Composition from Tufts University. Since then she has studied with African and Afro-Caribbean master drummers from Mali, Nigeria, Guinea, Senegal, Ghana, Trinidad, Haiti, and Cuba, as well as composition with award-winning composers David Rakowski, Yehudi Wyner, … Read more

Grace Schust

Grace Schust (Songweavers drumming ensemble, percussion) earned her B.F.A. summa cum laude from Colby Sawyer College and has since studied with Babatunde Olatunji, Abdoul Doumbia, Momady Kaita, Mohamed Kalifa Kamera, Papus Diabate, and Issa Coulibaly. She is the director and founder of Arts Bridge the World, which leads percussion workshops for team-building in the workplace and building … Read more