Teachers and Staff

Treblemaker Music School

Our Teachers

Suzan Stroud
Co-Founder and CEO

Treblemakers Co-Founder Suzan Stroud is a Berklee College of Music graduate with a Bachelor’s in songwriting. After establishing Treblemakers in 2009 with her husband Anthony Ojeda, Suzan saw a need for better teaching materials than what was commonly used by music teachers, and undertook the monumental task of transforming modern music teaching pedagogy through a new method that conveys the fundamental skills needed to get students playing and reading music, incorporating more than 10 years of learning science research. Suzan no longer takes students directly, but co-teaches and guides lesson planning and coaches teachers and students on learning strategies.

Anthony Ojeda
Co-Founder, Operations Manager

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.

Alexandra Kalinowski

A Los Angeles native, Alexandra began her piano studies at the age of 6 and voice at the age of 8, eventually competing in the Liana Cohen Music Festival and completing the Advanced Level of the Music Teachers’ Association of California Certificate of Merit test. She attended the College of Fine Arts at Boston University where she received a Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice Performance. Alexandra has been with Treblemakers since 2010, and teaches piano and voice to a wide variety of students of all ages.


Alice Buchanan

Alice Buchanan is a multi instrumentalist, musician, and music instructor, born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, where she began taking violin lessons at 5 years old. She holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Education from Middle Tennessee State University, is a registered Suzuki Violin instructor, and a certified Orff Music instructor. When she is not teaching, she enjoys playing guitar and singing with her rock band, writing songs, and playing violin with NYC area orchestras. Alice teaches piano, guitar, and violin at Treblemakers.


Mareike Wiening

Mareike began piano at the age of 5, discovering jazz at an early age and expanding to flute and singing. She ultimately found her passion in drums at the age of 15. Mareike holds a Bachelor of Music from University of Performing Arts, Mannheim as well as a Master of Music from New York University. Mareike has won competitions and awards both in Jazz and Classical piano and is a former member of the German Youth Jazz Orchestra. Mareike has been with Treblemakers since 2014 and teaches piano and drums.


Janna Graham

 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.


Chewbacca (Chewie)
Welcome Committee Manager

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.