Treblemaker Music School
Our Teachers and Staff
Treblemakers Co-Founder Suzan Stroud is a Berklee College of Music graduate with a Bachelor’s in songwriting. She has been teaching piano and voice for nearly 30 years. As a life-long learner herself, Suzan incorporated more than 10 years’ worth of learning science research to capture the essence of what she does so well as a private music instructor, now available on Amazon as The Treblemakers Music Method series.
Suzan no longer takes students directly, but co-teaches and guides lesson planning and coaches teachers and students on learning strategies.
Anthony is the husband of Suzan Stroud and co-founder of Treblemakers Music School. He handles all incoming inquiries, studio computer problems, website development and management, business planning and marketing, library curation, construction, and is the reigning staff dodgeball champion, but does not teach music. Anthony is a pop culture aficionado and loves comic books, movies, music, video games, technology, and science fiction in all its forms.
Tyler teaches piano, guitar and bass. He is an accomplished bassist who performs regularly throughout the East Coast and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Tyler has played on stages all over including Boston, Hartford, New York City, Bimhuis, Lithuania, Germany, Belgium, Idstein Jazz Festival, Swingin’ Groningen Festival, and opened for Candy Dulfer at Jazztime at Amphion. He is currently working on several projects including a quintet playing his compositions, Stories Listen.
Janna Graham teaches drums, piano, guitar, bass and ukulele. Before relocating to New York City from her native Georgia, Janna was director of School of Rock East Cobb, where she taught drums, guitar, bass, and keyboard. She also directed the rock 101 programs, performance programs, and summer camps.
In 2016 Janna was invited to New York to be the drummer for the limited-run Broadway revival of Sweet Charity. While continuing to pursue Broadway and off-Broadway work, Janna is with Treblemakers to share her passion for music with all her students.
Despite not growing up in a musical household, Renée was always fascinated by how songs were constructed. As a child, she would sit at friends’ pianos for hours and hours trying to decode the chords and melodies to her favorite songs. This perspective informs the work she does with all her students, to empower them with the knowledge to unlock and express ideas and emotions musically.
Renée has performed in NYC, LA and Chicago and released her debut solo album in August of 2016. She teaches piano, guitar and voice, including play and sign. Prior to joining Treblemakers, Renée was an instructor for over 7 years in Chicago with a full studio of over 30 students per week. Renée is an Illinois certified music instructor (Pre-k through 12th grades).
Alex is an accompanist for Mark Morris Dance Center, which means he is exceptionally good at sight-reading as well as improvising in Classical and Jazz. Alex has taught during summers at Buck’s Rock Creative and Performing Arts Camp in Connecticut and has taught piano for 5 years before joining Treblemakers this year. He has a calm, even, encouraging demeanor and believes in Treblemakers’ mission to spread knowledge by keeping the love of music alive intact during music lessons and practice assignments.
Elana has been teaching in the NYC and Boston metropolitan areas for 6 years. She specializes in voice, piano, music theory, composition, songwriting, and improvisation lessons, while lessons frequently cross boundaries among these subjects. She has experience working with students of all ages, starting at 4 years old, and all experience levels. Institutions Elana has taught at include School of Rock New York City/Boston/Tenafly, Treblemakers, Bravissimo Music, and German International School of Boston.
Chewie is has been with Treblemakers since 2014. He is an enthusiastic and loving little dog who wants the attention of every single person in his eyesight. Chewie was born in 2014, so he still has a lot of puppy energy but can be found snuggling on a lap when he settles down after completing his welcoming duties.
Chewie responds to the following names: Chomps, Chompers, Chew Chew, Chewie Chomps, Chewers, Chompy Chomps but almost never responds to his actual name of Chewbacca.