Director of The Janice Center; piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, ballet, hip hop, Music Together, Rockin Yoga and Zumba instructor
The owner and operator of The Music Studio in Jeffersonville from 1994-2008. Tanya began taking piccolo lessons at nine years old and then followed with flute, clarinet saxophone and piano. She began performing at 10 years old in numerous groups including The Callicoon Center Band, Livingston Manor Band, Sullivan Symphonic Band, Orange County Orchestra and Northeast Music Festival and continued through her high school years.
She obtained her degree in music performance at Kutztown University where she performed in musical groups as well as solos. She also studied and performed overseas in Italy.
In 1994, Tanya opened The Music Studio. She is a member of NYSSMA and Piano Guild. She is also active in theater with credits in The Lamb, Glass Menagerie, A Shayna Maidel and Fiddler on the Roof. Tanya is also the only licensed Music Together instructor in Sullivan County. She took over the Hip Hop program at The Janice Center in 2010 and within a year grew the participation level from 12 to 30. She has taken Hip Hop workshops in NYC and tirelessly researches and choreographs new moves and routines.
The Janice Center fulfills a lifelong dream of Tanya's as well as her late mother Janice for whom the Center is named.
Guitar and Drums Instructor
At age 18, Dan formed an original four piece melodic punk rock band called Next II Nothing in which he played guitar and was a vocalist. The band was signed to a Canadian record label about a year later and did some touring in the United States and Canada.
With Next II Nothing on hiatus, Dan is currently part of another band called Good N Loaded in which he plays bass and sings. Good and Loaded plays a wide variety of music ranging from popular hits of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and today at venues in the tri-state area.
Dan attended Orange County Community College where he earned an Associates Degree. He then graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 2002 earning a Bachelor's degree in secondary education (social studies) and earned his Master's degrees from the New York Institute of Technology. He is currently a Social Studies teacher in the Sullivan West school district. He has been teaching guitar for the past five years.
Ashlea brings 11 years of physical education teaching experience to The Janice Center, the last 10 at Sullivan County BOCES, where she has introduced and maintained a gymnastics program. Ashlea received her Bachelor's Degree in Physcial Education from SUNY Cortland and her Master's Degree in Educational Psychology from Marist College. In 1999, she studied Exercise Physiology at German Sports University in Cologne, Germany. Ashlea is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness instructor, not to mention an avid Zumba participant at The Janice Center!
Voice and Piano
Adam brings a wealth of music education and experience to The Janice Center. He received a Bachelor of Music Education from Carson-Newman College and a Master's in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance from Belmont University. He is a certified teacher in Tennessee and has studied voice with the Vienna State Opera Vocal Coach, New York City Opera Vocal Coach, Metropolitan Opera tenor and Tom Blaylock, founder of Northwest Institute of Voice. Adam has helped lead the Sullivan County Community Chorus and is a member of the Knoxville Choral Society and Oratorio Chorus.
Violin/Viola and Drums Instructor
Amanda is a 2003 graduate of the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam with a degree in music. In 2004, she earned her master's degree in childhood education from SUNY Potsdam. Amanda has been teaching instrumental music at Twin Towers Middle School in Middletown for the past four years where she is also the director of an after-school recording studio and the school's drama club. As a violist, she performs with local orchestras and chamber groups. Amanda is also active with the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, working as the musical director or violinist/violist for various productions.
George brings 30 years of martial arts experience to The Janice center. He studied Tae Kwon Do under Grandmaster Hyunn Ok Shin (9th Dan) in Floral Park NY. He is a Member of the United Tae Kwon Do Chung Do Kwon Association. Owned and operated Monticello Tae Kwon Do (1986-2001) and Callicoon Tae Kwon Do (1993-2001). He is a Certified Unarmed Defensive Tactics Instructor by Municipal Police Training Council and the Division of Criminal Justice. Received the 5th Dan Black level of Master in Tae Kwon Do (1998). Certified First Aid/CPR AED Instructor with American Health and Safety Institute (ASHI)
Jane brings 50 years of dance and choreography experience to The Janice Center. She started her career in New York City studying dance at such renowned places as The Sally Hammond School of Dance and the Carnegie Hall Dance School. Jane was a chorus line dancer with Hal Sand's Manhattan Rockets when they toured 12 cities in the mid 1960s. She has owned and operated dance studios in Manhattan and Jeffersonville as well as teaching dance at various schools in New York and Tennessee. She has choreographed several school plays as well as the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop's presentation of Little Shop of Horrors.