OUR TEACHERS


Ben Morey (He/Him)



Ben has been a full time musician for the past 7 years. He studied Audio Engineering and Ethnomusicology in college and is a graduate of Geneseo. He plays in bands and owns a recording studio called Submarine Sound Studio. He has been working with kids and teaching music since his time in college in 2008. He has a passion for songwriting and audio recording that has lead him to some incredible opportunities, which include touring the United States and Europe playing his music. 

 

Katie Morey (She/her)


Katie started teaching herself music from a young age as a way to express joys and troubles. She has worked in schools since 2008, has directed several musical theater productions and has written and directed a choral works for children called The Snowy Suite. She is a full time musician and songwriter, playing solo and in several bands. Her biggest passion is for songwriting and loves to record, play shows and go on tour. Music has gotten her through all the seasons of life and she hopes to pass that special connection to music on to the students she teaches.

Dan Lynch (He/Him)



Dan is an active Rochester-area songwriter, performer, teacher, and audio engineer.  Growing up in a musical family, he learned to play guitar, banjo and mandolin from his grandparents and went on to study Music Recording at FLCC, along with Ethnomusicology at SUNY Geneseo. 

In addition to recording and performing his own music for over a decade, he has also produced and engineered projects for artists from a wide range of genres including Rock, Folk, Funk and Hip Hop to name a few. Dan also has a passion for preserving New York State folk and traditional music. 

He has been teaching private lessons professionally for over 7 years and is enthusiastic to share his knowledge with students of all ages and experience levels.

Jen Bender (She/Her)

Jen graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 2018 with a degree in Music (Vocal Performance) and in Sociology. She is classically trained in voice and piano, and also plays bass and guitar in several bands. Jen has several years of teaching experience and finds great joy in sharing her love of music with students of all ages and levels!

Amanda (They/Them)

Amanda is a classically trained Mezzo-Soprano and multi-instrumentalist. They teach voice, piano, ukulele, guitar, and flute to all ages, focusing on a friendly and supportive environment. Their goal is to encourage expression and joy through excellent technique.
Amanda attended the College of Saint Rose for Music Education, with a focus on voice and choral studies. Amanda was Alto Section Leader for two choral groups, and created the first jazz choral group at Saint Rose.
They continued to participate in Rochester's music education programs by working as head counselor for Hochstein's Arts in Action music camp, and as a band coach and group lesson teacher at Girls Rock! Rochester. Most recently, they directed Rock Band Camp at The Harley School.
Amanda has been teaching in an official studio setting since 2017, coaching bands, directing choirs, and teaching group lessons and private lessons. They are so excited to make music and have fun with the students at Seton and at The Submarine School of Music!

Alex Cote (He/him)

Alex is a graduate of SUNY Purchase, where he studied jazz performance. He is a multi-instrumentalist with drums as his first instrument. He's played in bands, playing locally and touring internationally since he was 10 years old! Mr. Coté has made a career as a touring artist, studio musician and teacher. He has taught music in a variety of settings for 10 years.

Careers

Interested in joining our faculty?

At The Submarine School of Music, we want our strongest asset to be our outstanding teachers. We are looking for some of the finest, most compassionate and talented music teachers that Rochester has to offer.

If you think you might be a good fit at The Submarine School of Music, please submit your resume and a brief letter of intent to our email: submarineschoolofmusic@gmail.com

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Looking for teachers who can play multiple instruments in these areas of expertise:

+ Guitar

+ Piano

+ Drums

+ Ukulele

+ Strings

+ Brass

+ Voice

+ Woodwinds

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