Music Notes Music Teachers
Music Notes Academy’s award-winning music teachers are university and conservatory degreed musicians, performers and music education specialists. We are committed to teaching music through a comprehensive and sequential approach centered around each student’s learning styles, goals, interests and aspirations.
Recording credits include drums on Ansel Matthews’ Raised From The Dust and drums and percussion on John Sonntag’s 2006 release Chasing Stars. As a member of indie-rock band Violet Truth, Brandon recorded drums and percussion and toured nationally in support of their 2000 release Candy Coated. An active performer from 1998 through 2009, Brandon performed with singer-songwriters, trios and quartets, wedding bands and rock bands throughout the east coast. Publications include “Teaching Music, Teaching Percussion: A Balance in Curriculum” and “Teaching Music” Music Majors, Choose Education” which were published in Tempo Magazine in 2006 and 2007.
Brandon has been a Vic Firth, Inc. educational endorsee since 2005 and a Shine Custom Drums sponsored artist since 2009. Mr. Kurzawa has instructed music at Rutgers University, Kean University and was adjunct professor of audio engineering and music production at Gibbs College from 2007-2009 where he taught college classes in Garageband, Reason and Pro Tools to music majors. A trained drum circle facilitator for Remo HealthRhythms, Brandon and Music Notes Academy were presented with NJSBDC’s Small Business Success Award in 2012.