Rosemary Topar, violin instructor, is a former Music Studio student, having begun her study of the violin in 1989 under the tutelage of Executive Director Dr. Ted Schlosberg. She went on to graduate summa cum laude from Montclair State University (MSU) in 2006 with a Music Performance degree, and later that year participated in the International Scholar Laureate Program’s Delegation on Music to Eastern Europe. She has been teaching students of all ages how to play the violin since 2002, at the MSU Preparatory Center for the Arts, Stokes Forest Music Camp, and currently at the Music Studio. Ms. Topar, an American String Teachers Association member, has studied under some of the best in their field, including several members of the NJ Symphony Orchestra. She also has an extensive performance background, having played with many notable orchestras (NJ All-State Orchestra, NJ Youth Symphony, Greater Newark Youth Orchestra, Montclair State University Orchestra) and at a variety of important venues (Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, NJ Performing Arts Center, National Concert Hall of Ireland).
Flautist Stefanie Santoro is a graduate of the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University. In addition to teaching the flute, Stefanie also teaches vocal and piano lessons, boasting a studio of over 30 students. She directed the yearly musicals at the High Hills Day Camp for many years, and taught Music FunTime and other subjects at the 2018 Summer Arts Workshop.