About Us

The Music Den School of Music and Performing Arts is dedicated to providing music instruction of the highest caliber to our community.  From instrumental private lessons on all instruments, to voice lessons that range from classical to pop, we offer a variety of opportunities for our students in whatever musical journey they wish to pursue.  Our classes are geared toward providing a group educational experience in a number of musical styles, genres, and subjects for all ages and ability levels.  Feel free to browse our website or contact us for more information!


Chamber Music Workshop

Join us for a week-long chamber music workshop for intermediate/advanced violin, viola, cello, and bass, and advanced piano! Students are placed in groups by age and ability by audition and organized into small chamber groups such as string quartets. They receive two classes a day by resident chamber musicians Aimee Morrill Briant, (violin/viola) and Loni Bach (cello). The classes focus on ensemble skills such as listening, cuing, communication, blending, and balance.

Cailin Cienki

Cailin Cienki

Cailin graduated from The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education.  While at Potsdam she participated in many ensembles as a trumpet player.  She has played a variety of styles from jazz, to classical, to traditional Irish, Scottish, and German music.

Teacher Directory

Submitted by ellen on 04/11/19 - 5:29 pm

Randolph Location Teachers

Al Budd - Drum set

Ben Newman - Guitar

Betty Rivera - Voice

Camille Olivier - Drums

Carolee Wineburgh - Piano

Cheryl Tedesco - Cello/Violin

Clint Morris - Guitar

Donna Brenner - Flute

Eric Lampman - Saxophone

Nicco DiRenzi

Nicco DiRenzi

Nicco DiRenzi began singing at a very young age in an attempt to emulate his grandfather and father, both of whom were vocalists.  Throughout his life Nicco has had the opportunity to perform a wide variety of vocal styles including Choral Music, Musical Theatre, Hip-Hop, and (his personal favorite) R&B.

Mark Vaccaro

Mark Vaccaro

Mark Vaccaro has been a part of the NY/NJ music scene for over 35 years. Mark holds a Bachelors Degree in Music from Jersey City State College (now New Jersey City University) and resides in Garfield, New Jersey. He started playing drums at age 11 and is still going strong. Past teachers have included Joey Cass (The Four Seasons), Lou Oddo (NY/NJ session player - mallets), Michael Hinton (Broadway, Airto & Flora, Films), Nick Cerrato (Broadway), Rich DeRosa (Gerry Mulligan Band, Marian McPartland) & the late Roland Kohloff (Timpanist – NY Philharmonic, The Julliard School).