Empowering Students Through the Joy of Music and the Arts


Dear Anselmo Community,

Welcome students, parents, and multiple school communities across New York & New Jersey.

We are thrilled to be starting our 23rd school year, and deeply honored to have served thousands of students over the years in Music & arts education.

Our Administrators and staff are a fantastic group of young music degree professionals who are eager to serve you.
Our enrollment is ongoing, and you can begin at any time!

If you know of a school or an afterschool type program that would like to begin Group Enrichment classes, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Here's to another fantastic school year! 🎉

This month we have a fantastic Live Broadcast, some awesome group classes, and as always, ongoing private lessons with our fantastic teachers.
keep reading for all the details!

Our Next Live Broadcast will be on September 20th at 8PM EST. Tune in to the next installment of our "Teacher and Student" series: featuring Concert pianist and esteemed pedagogue Inesa Sinkevych and her students Julie Yeasol Lee and William Lauricella.

A laureate of the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, Ukrainian-born pianist Inesa Sinkevych has also won first prizes in the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and the Concurso Internacional de Piano Premio “Jaén” in Spain, as well as awards in the Minnesota International Yamaha Piano-e-Competition; the Vianna da Motta and the Porto international competitions in Portugal; the Casagrande International Competition in Italy; the Panama International Competition; and the Cidade del Ferrol and Spanish Composers competitions in Spain. Inesa Sinkevych has been praised for her “intense, thrilling and sophisticated playing” (General-Anzeiger, Germany), “brilliant note-perfect fluency” (New York Concert Review), “grand passion and elegant lyricism” (Audiophile Audition), and “rich cantabile” (Ritmo, Spain). She has been described as a “Schubertian of real distinction,” with a “maturity that belies her age (Music Web International), and as an “artist with intuition that knows to look far beyond technique” (Diario de Noticias, Lisbon). “Grasping the overarching structure and purpose,” writes JWR Review, “is Sinkevych’s strength.”

As soloist she has appeared with the Israel Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Gulbenkian Orchestra of Lisbon, Orquesta Nacional del Cuba, the Gran Canaria Philharmonic of Spain, the Porto Symphony of Portugal, the Tenerife Symphony of the Canary Islands, the Warsaw Symphony Orchestra, and the Kharkov Youth Orchestra, among others. She has performed as recitalist, chamber player, and orchestral soloist at the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, the Purcell Room in London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Minnesota Orchestra Hall, the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, the Hong Kong City Hall, Guanghualu Arts Center in Beijing, Joaquin Rodrigo Auditorium in Madrid, the National Philharmonic Hall of Ukraine, and the Great Hall of the Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon. Recent performances include appearances at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York, Bar Harbor Music Festival, Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago, Festival de El Valle de Anton in Panama, and with the Orquesta Mozartiano de la Habana in Cuba, as well as in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenyang, and Guangzhoua in China on tour. Inesa Sinkevych appeared live on WFMT Chicago, Kol Israel, Classical WETA Washington, the RDP Portugal, Minnesota Public Radio, and Mezzo Classic TV Channel, France. She performed at the Israeli Presidential Conference (2008) in Jerusalem for U.S. President G.W. Bush and Israeli President Shimon Peres.

Inesa Sinkevych is guest faculty at the Interharmony (Italy), Euroarts (Halle, Germany), Manhattan in the Mountains (Catskills, NY), Summit (New York), and Forum Musicae (Madrid, Spain) summer festivals. A judge for the Junior Peace and Music Ambassador Competition and head of the jury for the International Shostakovich Piano Competition in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, she also serves as visiting faculty at the FaceArt Music School in Shanghai and as an honorary advisor to the Leaves Music School in Nanjing, China.

Inesa Sinkevych began her piano studies at the Kharkov Special Music School in her native Ukraine with Victor Makarov and later studied with Alexander Volkov at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. A scholarship from the America–Israel Cultural Foundation enabled her to further her studies with Solomon Mikowsky in the United States, where she received her Master of Music degree at the Chicago College of Performing Arts and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Manhattan School of Music. Dr. Sinkevych has been a member of the Piano faculty of Manhattan School of Music’s College Division since 2014 and Precollege Division since 2008.

Julie Yeasol Lee was born in South Korea and began her early studies on the piano with her mother. On moving to the United States, she studied with Jeffrey Biegel. She made a soloist debut with orchestra with her high school’s symphony orchestra in 2019. She won numerous awards, including the National YoungArts Foundation, New York Music Competition(YWCA), and the Baltimore International Piano Competition. She participated in numerous festivals, including the East Carolina Piano Festival, Baltimore International Festival, and Pianists in the Mountains. She has performed for renowned artists in masterclasses with Gary Graffman, Andrew Tyson, and Renana Gutman. Currently, Julie is an undergraduate student at the Manhattan School of Music pursuing piano performance in the studio of Inesa Sinkevych.

Other than playing the piano, she likes to watch films from the 1990s-2010 and she likes to do arts & crafts in her free time:)
William Lauricella is a 17-year-old pianist, percussionist and composer. He began piano lessons at age 5 and percussion lessons at 9. William has attended Juilliard Pre-College and Manhattan School of Music Precollege. He is currently studying piano with Dr. Inesa Sinkevych at Manhattan School of Music Precollege. He studies percussion with Richard Albagli, the Principal Percussionist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra.
William won first place prizes in the 2023 & 2020 ESYO Lois Lyman Concerto Competition, the 2022 Manhattan School of Music Precollege Philharmonic Piano Concerto Competition, the 2022 CDCYM Chopin Competition - Master level category, the 2022 & 2021 Luzerne Music Center International Senior Concerto Competition, the 2020 ESYO Lois Lyman Concerto Competition, the 2019 Junior Luzerne Music Center International Concerto Competition, as well as the 2018 Schenectady Symphony Louise DeFeo Parillo Concerto Competition and the 2018 Tchaikovsky Music Competition at the New Russia Cultural Center. He was a finalist in the 2023 Solo Piano Competition at Brevard Music Center. William placed second in the 2022 Uel Wade Scholarship competition, the 2019 Leschetizky International Concerto Competition and the 2019 CDCYM Chopin Competition - Intermediate level category. William was featured on PBS as the WMHT Classical Student of the month in 2019.

William is a member of the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s Symphony orchestra and the ESYO Youth Percussion Ensemble. He also participates in his High School’s wind ensemble band, orchestra, jazz band and percussion ensemble.
REGISTRATION FOR PRIVATE LESSONS AND CLASSES is ONGOING with offerings in Music Lessons, Theatre & Musical Theatre. Click Here to Register for a Trial Lesson or please connect with your area manager.

We're excited to begin Fall group and private programming. Check out some of our Group classes beginning in September!

A&L United 305
Monday Group Guitar - from 2:50pm - 3:50pm with Hans Gonzalez beginning Sept. 18th
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday Group Piano - from 2:50pm - 3:50pm with Kotaro Irishio and Bryan Chevres beginning respectively on Sept. 19th, 20th, and 22nd

Montessori Day School of Brooklyn
Group Piano for our little ones at Montessori Day School taught by Christina Kulick - Details coming soon!

Thursday Group Guitar - with Kotaro Irishio beginning Sept. 21st. More details soon!

Monday Group Piano - from 2:50 - 3:50pm with Naomi Naganishi beginning Sept.18th

Monday - Friday Group Piano - with Eric Akif, Thomas Woodward, and Naomi Naganishi

More programs slated to start in October!

Welcoming our new piano teacher, Hsin-Yu Chen!

Fall Group Classes
Group Guitar with Mr. Lalo
Private Guitar with Mr. Lalo
Private Piano with Mr. Lalo and Ms. Hyewon

Thursdays & Fridays
Private Violin & Piano with Ms. Soulbin

Piano with Mr. Hsin-Yu
Private Guitar with Mr. Lalo
Private Violin

Guitar with Mr. Lalo

Maryel Pre-School
Musical Theatre with Ms. Rianna

More fall school programs coming soon!

We're looking forward to an exciting Fall semester! Check out some of our group classes beginning in September:

St. Margaret - St. Gabriel
Monday Group Piano from 3pm-4pm
Tuesday Group Musical Theatre from 3pm-4pm
Thursday Group Guitar from 3pm-4pm with Richie Johnson
Tuesday Choir with Haley Murdoch

P.S. 83
Thursday Group Violin from 9 a.m.-10:40am with Bo Kyoung Park
Thursday Group Musical Theatre from 3:10pm-4:50pm

St. Helena
General Music Classes from 8:30am-2:30pm with Gennaro Esposito

Group Piano and Group Guitar Classes - more details coming soon!

Holy Cross School
Group Piano, Guitar, and Musical Theatre Classes - more details coming soon!

Welcome to our new teachers:
Bianca Love - Piano/Trumpet/General Music Lessons
Sebastian Molina - Guitar/Piano/General Music Lessons
Logan Nicole - Musical Theatre/Choir
Dimitris Sevdalis - Piano/General Music Lessons

Ongoing Programs:
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy - General Music Lessons - Teacher Gennaro Esposito

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy - General Music Lessons - Bianca Love

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy - Musical Theatre - Logan Nicole

St.Joseph Catholic Academy - General Music Lessons - Teacher Dimitris Sevdalis

Bethel Mission School - Violin Groups and General Music Lessons - Teacher David Suleiman

Rockaway Child Care Center - Violin Groups and General Music Lessons - Teacher David Suleiman

Sheldon Weaver Child Care Center - Violin Groups and General Music Lessons - Teacher David Suleiman

Bright Start Child Learn Center - Music and Movement - Teacher Humberto Olivieri

Forest Hills Montessori - Piano Groups - Teacher TBD

Holy Child Jesus Catholic Academy - General Music Lessons - Teacher Sebastian Molina

We welcome Sharneila Beaumont for theatre in Westchester and Shoko Takeishi back for piano!

Upcoming Classes This Month:

Piano: 3pm, starting Sept 11th, at Stepping Stones Montessori, Netcong, NJ

Piano: 1 - 2pm, starting Sept 18th, at New Beginnings for Tomorrow in Fairfield, NJ
Musical Theatre: 2:15 - 3:45pm, starting Sept 11th, at The German International School of NY in White Plains, NY

Piano: 3:15 - 4:15pm, starting Sept 19th, at Woodglen Elementary School in New City, NY

Musical Theatre: 2:15 - 3:45pm, starting Sept 13th, at The German International School of NY in White Plains, NY

Guitar: 3:15 - 4:15pm, starting Sept 21st, at Woodglen Elementary School in New City, NY

Guitar: 3:15 - 4:15pm, starting Sept 22nd, at Woodglen Elementary School in New City, NY
Musical Theatre: 3:15 - 4:15pm, starting Sept 29th. at Smith Elementary School in Tenafly, NJ
please connect with your area manager with any questions
Helen Park (Central Manhattan) helen@anselmoacademy.org
Josh Binkhorst (Upper Manhattan & The Bronx) josh@anselmoacademy.org
Erick Eiser (Brooklyn, NY) erick@anselmoacademy.org
Daniel Rofer (Queens, NY) daniel@anselmoacademy.org
Alecia McClintock (New Jersey, Rockland & Westchester) alecia@anselmoacademy.org

AND you can register for a PRIVATE TRIAL LESSON here!

Our commitment to your children is very important to us and we aim to provide your child with excellent music education. We could not do this without your cooperation and we ask you to please
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Warmest Regards,
Vera Anselmo
Anselmo Academy of Music & The Arts
Here is an amazing opportunity for our students to perform ONLINE with Concerts in Motion!

Concerts in Motion offer a variety of intergenerational SEL-based service learning opportunities for students ages 6 - 18 who would like to share their music and talent with a very appreciative audience. All students in our program can earn volunteer service credit.

For more information and to get involved, send an email to:
info@concertsinmotion.org & check out their website here.
We are seeking Anselmo Academy parent volunteers for various projects & events.
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To all our Staff, Teachers, Volunteers, Board of Directors, Advisors, and Honorary Board, we thank you for supporting Anselmo Academy’s work with your continuous involvement, hard work, and generous donations.

Your valuable gift is helping us to continue to carry our mission and work diligently to teach students through online instruction and in-person classes.

It is your trust and generosity that enables us to continue bringing music & arts education to our wonderful students. We are deeply grateful for your partnership.

If you have any questions about our work, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at replytovera@gmail.com.
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