Kaitlyn Canneto: saxophone and piano
Kait Canneto is a saxophonist and musicologist based in Philadelphia, PA, originally from the Jersey Shore. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from The College of New Jersey and is currently working towards her Master of Music in Music History. Kait has been playing the saxophone for 12 years and has performed a variety of music from marching band, wind
ensemble, and jazz music from her youth through her undergraduate studies. Kait is also fluent in Spanish.
At The College of New Jersey, Kait studied classical alto and bari saxophones under Ms. Kathy Mitchell with whom she worked privately and in coached saxophone quartets. In her musicology studies, Kait’s research deals with the intersections of identity in contemporary music of the United States and Latin America. She actively presents her research from institution-wide to
regional conferences in music studies, and writes for the Performing Arts blog for Temple University.
Kait is passionate about sharing the joy of learning music at a young age to develop an awareness and appreciation toward different music. She finds a great importance in exploring the creative outlet of music making, tailored to the students’ interest and experiences to encourage their growth as musicians!
Sam Royster: voice and piano
I was born and raised in New Jersey and I currently attend Sight & Sound Theaters. I come from a long line of great musicians and vocalists. I've been playing piano since I was two years old and the love for music only grew as I aged. I graduated from Kean University as a piano and voice major. I have deep background in classical piano and voice. I'm an award-winning playwright and composer doing work on several plays and musicals of my own. This is my fourth year as a piano and voice teacher and I have found a deep love for teaching kids. Wherever the Lord takes me, I hope to spread the joy and wonder of music.
Richard Burton: piano
Richard Burton began studying piano in Chicago when he was eight years old with James Noland. At age twelve, he began playing the organ in rock dance bands with high school and college students. He moved to Wilmington
where he studied piano with Margaret Littell at the Wilmington Music Schooland at the University of Delaware with pianist, Michael Steinberg. Richard played in cover bands Orion, Life and Circuit in his college years. He graduated from the University of Delaware with B.A. of Music.
After college, he continued to study jazz piano with John Southard and Joanne Brackeen. He has studied extensively with the composer/pianist Ron Thomas.
He has performed locally as a solo pianist over the past 40 years. Richard performed with wedding bands Con Brio and Family Affair. He has worked as a pianist/organist at Calvary Lutheran Church in West Chester and Nantmeal Methodist Church in Glenmoore.
In 1998, Richard began his recording company, Vectordisc to document original jazz and classical music artists.
Richard has been writing music since he was a teenager recording several CDs under his own name (Simple Major Simple Minor (2006), Fat Samba (2011), Darkness to Light (2018) and Hope/Resist (2020). He has performed on CDs by Bill Goodwin, Clarice Assad, The Reese Project, Ray Ferretti, Kristin Garson and Ron Thomas.
Richard has been teaching piano to students of all ages since he graduated from college. He believes that great music will not live on unless we share it with the younger generation. Learning to play a new piece of music is one of the most rewarding activities that you can imagine.
Matti Beresin: guitar, music production, song writing
Matti Beresin is a professional music producer, composer and musician born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. He began his music studies at Philadelphia's Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts. Matti studied guitar at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, and received his Bachelors from Temple University in Media Studies and Production. He has played guitar for over a decade, produced for over 8 years, and recently received a RIAA Gold Certification in March of 2021.
To hear some of the music he has been a part of you can visit: https://genius.com/artists/Matti-free
Adrianna McCaw: Piano & Voice
Adrianna McCaw is an accomplished pianist, vocalist, composer, and songwriter based in Chester County, PA. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts with a Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies degree with emphases in Music, Music Industry, Theatre, Religious Studies, and History. During her time at WVU she studied Music Composition under Dr. Matthew Heap, writing original chamber, choral, and solo pieces, as well as an original album of Contemporary Christian songs entitled Enough, which was released in July 2022.
On piano, she has accompanied both vocal and instrumental soloists, as well as numerous church, school, and university choirs, performing in places such as the Pennsylvania Capital Building and Hershey Park. Vocally, Adrianna has performed with the West Virginia University Women’s Choir, Community Choir, and auditioned Chamber Singers, as well as been featured as a vocalist in bands across eastern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. Her original choral pieces have been performed by multiple school and church choirs in the area, as well as by the West Virginia University Community Choir. Adrianna also has experience with the music and recording industry, working in a studio setting as a musician, vocalist, and producer.
Adrianna has taught many music students of varying ages and skill levels on a variety of instruments and believes in fostering a passion for music and performing from a young age. She has experience performing, composing, and teaching many styles and genres of music, including Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Classical, Christian/Gospel, and Jazz. She focuses on individualized learning and creating an environment where students can reach their full musical potential.
Listen to Adrianna’s debut album Enough on YouTube here.