Alex Tkaczevski, DMA, (piano, composition) has been teaching piano for more than twelve years. He is an active performer and organizer of recitals and composes music. In his lively lessons he focuses on classical literature, good technique, theory, history, and includes other genres as the student progresses. Earlier in his career, Dr. Tkaczevski created music and sounds for educational software and toys. His earliest piano training was at the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division. While there he had a rare opportunity to appear in a major motion picture. You can see his hands and elbows playing his own composition in the original “Fame” motion picture. Tkaczevski received his Bachelor’s Degree from Hartt School of Music and earned his Master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from
William A. Fletcher (theory and composition) earned a B.A. in Choral Music Education and an M.M. in Music Theory and Composition from the University of New Hampshire. He is a former music director of the Concord Chorale, and is recently retired from the faculty at St. Paul’s School. Bill’s compositions, recorded and available on the Parma Records label, include commissioned works for the Christa MacAuliffe Planetarium, Concord Chorale, St. Paul’s School, the Infinities Ensemble, and the Music School. He has produced recordings for Steve Schuch and the Night Heron Consort, Wellspring, femme m’amie, Peggo and Paul, and Holly Outwin-Tepe.
Romeo Melloni (piano, composition) was born in Milan, Italy, and attended Milan University, where he studied musicology with Francesco Degrada. He received his Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music and his M.M. and honorary Graduate Diploma in composition from New England Conservatory. His teachers include Robert DiDomenica, Theodore Antoniou, and Giacomo Manzoni. Romeo’s compositions include 75 works of symphonic, chamber, and vocal music that have been performed in Europe and in the United States by the Czech Philarmonic Chamber Orchestra, NH Music Festival, Slovak Radio Orchestra, Martinü Quartet, Solati Trio, and many others. Mr. Melloni teaches piano, theory, and composition at the Manchester Community Music School.
Eric Klaxton (saxophone, jazz piano, composition, audio production) earned his BA in Saxophone Performance at the University of New Hampshire in 2011 and completed his Masters Degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music from Longy School of Music in the spring of ‘22. Notably, he has studied saxophone with Noah Preminger and Bill McHenry, as well as composition with Ben Allison and Frank Carlberg. Eric is a founding member of The Soggy Po Boys and can be found playing woodwinds in Sojoy and OurBigBand. In addition to his work with collective ensembles, he writes and arranges original works for various groups of his own, imbued with traditions from jazz, rock, folk, and electronic music. Visit www.ericklaxton.com for a schedule of upcoming performances and more information about Eric’s music and teaching.