Elementary Music Program Faculty
We are honored and privileged to have the following faculty as our elementary music instructors.
Please feel free to contact them with any questions.
Mrs. Clark has been a Music Specialist in the Hamilton-Wenham Schools since 1998 and has taught music classes at the Winthrop, Cutler, Buker and Miles River Schools. From 1981-1998 Mrs. Clark was the founder and director of Marblehead School of Music, a community music school with world class faculty members who gave private and group instruction in piano, violin, guitar, voice, the Suzuki Method, and music theory.
Mrs. Clark holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Boston University, where she was elected to the music honor society Mu Phi Epsilon. While at BU she was invited to study and perform at the Tibor Varga International Music Festival in Sion, Switzerland. Mrs. Clark received a Master of Music Education Degree from Boston University in May 2011. She has also recently completed studies in Child and Adolescent Vocal Pedagogy with the internationally renowned instructor Dr. Kenneth Phillips at Gordon College. Mrs. Clark is a member of the America Choral Directors Association.
Mr. Ferreira is currently in his second year on the faculty of the Hamilton-Wenham school district. In 2015, he graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. In his last semester at UNH, he student taught in Chelmsford, MA, teaching classes such as Orchestra, Band, Guitar and Music Theory. Michael’s primary background is in piano, but he also has experience with string instruments, and percussion.
Over the past few years, Michael has worked with the University of New Hampshire Youth Band and the University of New Hampshire Summer Youth Music School as a percussion assistant. He has taught piano privately for many years through the Piano Extension Program at the University of New Hampshire. Michael is excited to continue sharing his passion for music in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District.
Clarinetist Monica Duncan freelances throughout the Greater Boston area, and has performed with Symphony By-The-Sea, Cape Ann, Lexington, and Greater Lansing Symphonies, North Shore Music Theater, Hillyer Festival Orchestra, Chalumeau hamber Ensemble, and Arlington Street Chamber Players. Monica has performed in Japan and Canada, and has premiered works at the 1999 SCI National Conference and the 1998 Latin American Music Festival. She can also be heard on the CDs Awaiting the Sun, FleetingVisions, and Metamorphosis through Beauport Classical, and Basically British with Philharmonia a Vént.
Monica holds a Masters degree from Indiana University where she studied with James and a Bachelors degree from Michigan State University. In addition to her role as performer, Duncan teaches clarinet from her private studio and in the Hamilton- Wenham School District. She is also a chamber music coach with the Northshore Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Mrs. Yarrison has been teaching kids and adults to play the flute since 1980. Many of her students have gone on to become professional flutists themselves. What makes her happiest is that her students love to play the flute, no matter what age they are or to what goals they aspire. A graduate of UNH (music education) and Penn State (flute performance), she holds the DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) degree from the University of Nebraska, where she was the first flutist to earn that degree. Eileen is Instructor of Flute at Gordon College as well as at the Indian Hill School of Music in Littleton, MA. (www.indianhillmusic.org)
She also maintains a full private studio in Beverly. Eileen is also Music Director and Conductor of the Nashua Flute Choir in Nashua, NH- a group which has recorded three CDs and made four appearances at National Flute Association Conventions. (www.nashuaflutechoir.com) She loves Irish music and jazz, as well as classical flute playing, and performs frequently with Lowell-based guitarist Jamie Dunphy. Eileen is also learning to play the Native American flute and the hulusi (a Chinese reed instrument).
For nearly 30 years Jay’s soaring trumpet has been a mainstay of Boston’s diverse venues. From Tanglewood to the Tweeter Center, he has endeared himself to audiences and fellow musicians alike as “one of the most versatile trumpet players in the Boston area,” in the words of the Boston Globe. Jay is a favorite with touring star attractions.
His talents have been tapped by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and the Moody Blues, among many other notable stars. In addition, Jay was lead trumpet for the North Shore Music Theatre for 19 years. As an educator, Jay is in demand both as a clinician and private teacher. His students hold playing and teaching jobs all over the country.
Zachary King is a versatile performer, educator, and composer specializing in percussion. As a graduate of New England Conservatory's Jazz Studies program, he worked closely with great performers and educators such as Billy Hart, Rakalam Bob Moses, and Jerry Leake. An accomplished performer, Zachary has played in venues throughout the country with a diverse list of ensembles, including saxophonist Jeff Coffin, pianist Matt Savage, and metal act Epicenter. Zachary began studying and playing music at the age of 5, and has been sharing his passion for the craft with his students for nearly 9 years.