Our Teachers

Christian Schenk

Director of Operations & Program Development

Christian Schenk holds a Bachelor’s degree in music from the Berklee College of Music and is currently pursuing his Masters in Business Administration. Chris is currently an electric bass player with the United States Army and taught piano, guitar, bass, and drum lessons with MEC for nearly ten years.

Sean Conlon

Music Teacher / Recital Coordinator

Sean Conlon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam with a concentration in tuba. Sean is an active bass player in the Rochester area and has taught piano, guitar, bass, drum, and voice lessons for MEC since 2009.

Sarah Jamison

Music Teacher / Director of Marketing & Student Accounts

Sarah Jamison holds degrees in Music Education from the Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam) and Roberts Wesleyan College. Sarah has been an active music teacher in the Rochester area since 2008, having taught instrumental music as a long-term substitute in the Brighton, Honeoye Falls-Lima, and Rochester City School Districts. She also previously worked as a woodwind specialist with the Webster High School Marching Band. Sarah has taught piano, woodwind, and percussion lessons for MEC since 2010.

Amanda Montone

Music Teacher / Music Therapist

Amanda Montone holds a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Houghton College and a Master’s degree in Music Therapy from Nazareth College. Before joining our teaching staff, Amanda worked as a music therapist at the Hochstein School of Music & Dance. Amanda has taught voice, piano, guitar, violin, and musical enrichment for MEC since 2015.