Cecilia Trode • violin, viola, piano
Cecilia began playing viola in sixth grade and was working professionally by high school. She studied Viola Performance with Tania Maxwell Clements at Georgia State University and received a Masters in Music Theory from Northwestern. Cecilia has been teaching in Chicago for the last few years and is absolutely thrilled to have returned to her native Atlanta. She loves introducing children to the wonderful world of music and celebrates the potential in every child. In her spare time, you can find her on a bicycle dreaming up next week’s lesson plans.
Lane Hunter • voice, percussion, sax, piano, ukulele, trumpet
Lane studied Music Education at Kennesaw State University and has taught private lessons for six years. Lane is a staff baritone singer at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Atlanta as well as a member of the Tinseltones Carolers. He enjoys musical theater and has played in the pit for The Last Five Years, The Little Mermaid, No, No, Nanette, Fiorello! and The View Upstairs. Lane also enjoys arranging pop songs for piano and voice, and writes his own songs.
Nick Edelstein • guitars, piano/keys, brass
Nick’s extensive performance career includes symphony orchestras, operas, casinos, Jazz and Blues club circuits, universities, regional festivals and lifecycle events. He started Ness Records in 2004 and has nearly 20 years experience teaching private and group lessons, lesson studios, summer camps, preschools, elementary, and middle and high schools. He has also served as Music Director for various bands and is currently MD at The Henry Players theatre company.
In the studio, Nick has tracked and engineered on reel-to-reel tape and modern DAW sessions. Nick is also an award-winning songwriter and arranger, having made the books for some of the Southeast's top horn bands in addition to online clients from L.A. to Europe to Bollywood. His focus at Ness Records is pre and post audio production.
Isabel Mester-Echevarria • Recorder, Ukulele, guitar, Piano
Isabel has been performing lute guitar and recorders with Lauda Musicam of Atlanta for years. She has taught ukulele and recorder at Waldorf School in Decatur and is very active in music education.