|About Our Team|
Ensemble Arts Academy’s instructors are friendly, experienced, professional musicians and teachers. Most hold a degree in music and/or extensive performance experience. They put their students first and focus on the individual needs and preferences of each student. Take a trial lesson today and see what sets us apart.
Amy Greenblatt - Director., Co-Owner. Amy has a love of music and kids. A native of Las Vegas, she has worked in several family businesses including jewelry and loss prevention. Amy graduated from ITT with an AS in Computer Networking. Her goal is to establish Ensemble Arts Academy as the music academy of choice in Las Vegas.
Claude Borders - Co-owner. Horn, Piano, Strings, Violin, Trumpet, Band, Choir, Orchestra, & General Music. Earned his BME at Illinois Wesleyan University, nearly completing an MME at Indiana University, Claude is certified in Orff Music from Florida State University, earned an MBA at GCU and began a Ed.D. at GCU. He has performed on the Horn in the Disneyland Band and the USAF Band of Liberty throughout NY and New England. Claude started Ensemble Arts Academy to pass on his passion for music to the next generation.
Tammy Jacobs - Srings, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass. Tammy is from Las Vegas and is a graduate of Las Vegas Academy. She attended Spring Arbor University, where she nearly completed her Bachelor of Music. An auto accident which crushed her wrists put a hold on her studies for several years. Tammy is determined to finish her music degree and is enrolled in coursework now. Her love of music and upbeat personality assure that her students have a great time and accelerate in their musical performance.
Eddie Fluellen - Piano, Keyboards, Trombone, and Voice. A founding member of the Motown Recording Artists, "Switch", Eddie continues to perform with a vast array of artists both locally and nationally and loves working with beginning through advanced piano , trombone, and voice students.
Drew Moore - Drums, Guitar, Bass and Recording. Drew started playing guitar at Basic High School. He performed as the guitarist for Pariah, an instrumental rock band for 3 years. He then added drums and joined another band as the drummer. In 2010 Drew began teaching guitar and drums at a music studios. Drew enjoys performing and recording music and has worked as a stage hand for live shows and recording bands. Currently Drew is pursuing a degree in music at the College Of Southern Nevada.
Andrew Silva - Guitar, Bass, Piano, Camp Rocks! Coach. Andrew is an excellent performer and teacher on guitar, bass, and piano. Graduating from Las Vegas Academy, Andrew is near completion of a Bachelor of Music Performance at UNLV. He is a highly sought after teacher and performer and coach for Camp Rocks! Music Camp.
Eddie Paliotta - Guitar and Bass. Eddie has a rich history of performing throughout Las Vegas and the US. The list of musicians who Eddie has worked with is a Who's Who of world class performers. He taught guitar at Berklee College of Music, Boston after earning his music degree there and before moving to Las Vegas to perform in numerous shows. Eddie is also the owner of Sunrise Real Estate in Summerlin.
Brad Bailey - Guitar and Bass. Brad is from the Midwest, his music is a rootsy, raw, soulful fusion of Americana, with echoes of folk and rock. His new EP album, Earthbound, is available on iTunes and CDBaby. He studied classical guitar at the UNLV. He joined the US Army as a guitarist, traveling the world, including two deployments to Iraq. Brad is active in the local music scene composing and playing guitar, and is working on the next album. He has also written articles for music and guitar publications, and has a book on the horizon.
Maureen Seymour - Voice. Growing up in Las Vegas, Maureen Seymour has been involved in choir, theatre, and dance since her childhood. She obtained her bachelors in music at UNLV, studying with Dr. Alfonse Anderson. In 2009, Maureen earned a Masters in Voice at West Virginia University where she studied with Dr. Hope Koehler. She has performed in numerous operas, scene programs, and solo recitals. With a strong background in vocal pedagogy she has taught privately with WVU's Community Music Program. Now back in Las Vegas she is performing in community theatre productions, teaching voice, and studying under Luana DeVol.
Darius Hughes - Voice, Piano, Recording and Sound Engineer. A talented vocalist, Darius is the Associate Pastor ICLV/Dream Center as well as the Director of Kairos School of Ministry. He received a BS in Communications and Minor in Music from Southeastern University, and a is a grad student in Practical Theology from Oral Roberts University. He put together praise teams at both of his schools and has performed on the CBN television program.
William Degenkolb - Woodwinds, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet. NAPBIRT Professional Certified Instrument Repair Technician. Bill is a retired band director from Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 1969 majoring in Music Education and Alto Saxophone. He did additional graduate work at Duquesne University, Kent State University, and Franciscan University of Steubenville. His teaching experience includes 35 years teaching music, public and private schools, grades K-12, vocal and instrumental music. He is experienced in playing all band instruments. and he directed church choirs for over 20 years.
Angela “Genise” Brown - Voice, Piano, Guitar. Genise is a rare find, bringing you everything from Jazzy, Soulful to Operatic sounds. She grew up in the church and has had a passion for music, opera and the performing arts. This passion she accredits to her parents who placed music all around her. As a child she is reminded most of her father’s constant singing around the house. Genise sang in choirs with her mother who is an award winning Gospel choral director. Today she sings with various opera companies within the Nevada area, serves as music director for Women's Worshipfest Inc., and 1/3 of the Gospel group "Shiri".
Andre Dixson - Bass, Piano, Composition, and Music Production. Andre is a 2008 graduate of the Las Vegas Academy where he received the Director’s Choice Award. He also graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Music Production & Engineering from Berklee, Boston, as a piano principal. At the Sociedad Latina in Boston he taught music production, piano, bass, songwriting, and music theory.
Charmaine Lee - Dance. Charmaine is a Published Author, Inspirational Speaker, CHT and Transitional Coach. Her intensive background is diverse in personal empowerment. She has been a Polynesian Choreographer/Instructor in Las Vegas and Los Angeles for multiple years. She produced/performed in various hotels eventually opening her own show at the Sahara Hotel - Don the Beachcomber. Charmaine offers the Elegance of Polynesia class for all ages to instill confidence, self-image, fun and exercise. Her new book "Gardenias Bruise Easily: Giving Silence a Voice-from Abuse to Love" was just released.
Pier Marini - Piano, Accordion. Pier has been a music instructor for 45 years in New York and Las Vegas. With a Degree in composition from Northwestern University, Chicago, Pier has performed on the Las Vegas strip for over 40 years at most of the major hotels and casinos, and throughout the world. He has performed at Carnegie Hall with noted entertainers like Nancy Wilson, Ruth Brown, Joe Williams, Herb Jeffries, Lola Falana, Conway Twitty, Peter Duchin, and Ray Anthony.
Ensemble Arts Academy Instructors are professional, well-rounded music educators and performance artists. Additional information for each instructor is available upon request. Please call the studio at (702) 388-0014.