From our Director
It is with the greatest pleasure that I am introducing the Kol Arts Program to Congregation Kol Ami and the broader community. Thank you to Cantor David Rosen, Jessica Lorden, Executive Director and the Board of Directors of Congregation Kol Ami for this unique opportunity to blend music and arts with the vibrant culture at the temple.
Kol Arts is about enriching lives through music and art, discovering and nurturing talents, and blending individuality with community. The distinguished faculty has been selected from the broad spectrum of artists in the metropolitan area. Creativity abounds as collaborations between genres are cultivated.
As a performing violist and teaching artist, creating community through the arts has always been my greatest passion. I cherish nurturing friendships as artistry develops and lifelong connections flourish.
Please browse through our Summer Class List and meet the faculty. Custom programming is also available upon request.
Hope you join us for a variety of artistic explorations!
Naomi Graf, Director of Kol Arts
Private Lessons – Online in July
Available for All Ages
Cello, Clarinet, Double Bass, Drum (Drum Set, Hand Drum), Flute, French Horn,
Guitar (Acoustic/Electric), Jazz Improvisation, Mandolin, Music Theater Dance, Music Production, Oboe, Piano, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin, Voice
4 lessons in July
days and times will be scheduled directly with the teacher
30 minute lesson: $300.00
45 minute lesson: $400.00
60 minute lesson: $500.00
Private Lesson Tuition includes free access to Special Events
Due to in-person restrictions we cannot accommodate younger students
with no previous instrumental experience.
Please email Naomi Graf, Director of Kol Arts at KolArts@NYKolAmi.org with questions.
Group Classes – Online in July
30 minute groups (4 classes) $100.00
40 minute groups (4 classes) $120.00
50 minute groups (4 classes) $140.0
Classes need a minimum of 5 students to be offered
(Wait lists will be created when classes are full)
Online Summer Program!
Kol Arts: A Music and Arts Program at
Kol Ami “Cultivating Community
Through Music and Arts”
Programming for the entire family including:
Introduction to music classes,
private music lessons for all ages,
community arts hour, and more!
Faculty includes graduates from renowned conservatories and performers on world stages from Carnegie Hall to Broadway.
For more information, email Naomi Graf, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
(see our faculty bio page)
Joyce Hammann, Violin
Amy Wright, Violin
Naomi Graf, Viola
Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, Cello
Jeff Carney, Bass
Itamar Gov-Ari, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Music Production
Matt Turk, Acoustic Guitar and Mandolin
Janet Axelrod, Flute
Kathleen Nester, Flute
Elizabeth Condon, Oboe
Marc Phaneuf, Clarinet, Saxophone, Jazz Improvisation
John Bailey, Trumpet
Shelagh Abate, French Horn
Randy Andos, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba
PIANO and PERCUSSION
Rie Matsumoto, Piano
Cynthia Cummiskey, Piano
Kevin Hupp, Drum Set and Hand Drum
Alex Hopkins, Songwriting
Luisa Lyons, Voice and Acting
Ross Schwaber, Voice and Piano
Lenora Eve (group classes and special event)
James T Lane, Musical Theater Dance
Sam Hack, Arts & Puppetry
Heather Stoltz, Art Journaling, Artist Beit Midrash (group classes and special event)
Yuki Hiruma Charlesworth, Dalcroze Eurhythmics
Patti Hupp, Preschool Music/ArtSmart