Northampton
Clarinet
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Mary Ellen Miller teaches clarinet and shakuhachi at NCMC. Her inspiring clarinet teachers were William Wrzesien, Paulette Bowes and Michael Sussman. Her shakuhachi teacher/ mentor is Seizan Nakajima, founder of Seirinsha Shakuhachi Society in Sapporo, Japan where Mary Ellen lived and studied. She has performed throughout New England and in Japan.

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Jon Weeks teaches saxophone, clarinet and flute at NCMC. He has studied music at Berklee College of Music, Westfield State College and Holyoke Community College. Jon has performed with many latin, jazz, and rock bands up and down the East Coast such as Sol Y Canto, Orquesta Unidad, Ray Gonzalez, Jose Gonzalez, The Temptations and many others. Jon is currently directing ensembles at The Williston-Northampton School and Charlemont Academy. He currently performs with Viva Quetzal, De Lomas Y Sones, Joe Velez & Creación, Satinwood, Band of Love, Northside Saxophone Quartet, Look Out Brass Band, Jesus Pagan Y su Orquesta and Bossa Triba.

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Jim Vogel teaches saxophone, clarinet and flute at NCMC, as well as Music Theory and Chamber Jazz. He currently leads his own jazz quartet and is a member of the Berkshire Bateria Escola de Samba and the Pangeans World Beat ensemble. Jim is a graduate of Bard College and the Eastern School of Musical Instrument Repair, where he received training in the repair and restoration of woodwind and brass instruments. Jim also leads the Williston Academy Jazz Ensemble and the Woodwind ensembles at the Hartsbrook school.