Joe holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School. He has taught on the faculties of the Peabody Preparatory School in Baltimore and the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition to his many live performances, he can be heard on two CD’s with the chamber ensemble “Departure” and on the film score to the Showtime movie "Fat Rose and Squeaky".
Elizabeth is an active freelancer and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Merced Symphony, and Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra among others. Notable conductors she has performed under include Michael Tilson Thomas, , Carl St. Clair, Carl Topilow, Tito Munoz, and Edwin Outwater.
As a music educator, Elizabeth maintains a private studio at Ingram & Brauns Musik Shoppe. She frequently coaches woodwind sectionals for middle and high schools across the Bay Area and has served as an adjudicator for the Contra Costa County Honor Band. In addition, she also teachers reed-making masterclasses.
A native of Rochester, New York, Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College and Master of Music from Arizona State University. Her primary teachers include Martin Schuring, Eugene Izotov, Mingjia Liu, and Paige Morgan.
Gail Lew is an editor, arranger, piano teacher, clinician, and nationally-respected leader in the field of piano pedagogy. She is a piano teacher at Ingram & Brauns Musik Shoppe where she offers private lessons and group theory classes. Gail is also a judge for state, national, and international piano events. She holds degrees and credentials in piano performance, music history, and music education. Highlights of her 30-year career in music included tenure as senior piano editor for the California Music Teacher magazine, and chairman of the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy Committee on Independent Music Teachers. Gail maintains close ties with major publishing companies in the United States, Canada, and Europe and presents workshops nationwide on contemporary music focusing on living composers. She specializes in teaching piano at the intermediate and advanced levels.