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JOSEPH CHESLAK earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in trombone from Buffalo State College.  At Buffalo State he studied trombone with Dr. Rick Fleming and Lon Gormley. Along with trombone, he also plays guitar and percussion in various groups in the Buffalo area.  He is active in the local music scene playing with Blue Rootz, Fredtown Stompers, and Funktional Flow.  Joe is currently an assistant repair tech at Twin Village with his sights set on repair school to further his abilities. 

 DIANNA CLEM is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Houghton College where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Flute Performance.  While at Houghton she studied flute and piccolo with with Joanna Bassett and Nina Assimakopoulos.  She performs with local ensemble such as Amherst Chamber Winds and is a member of the Rochester Flute Association.  Mrs. Clem is also a graduate of the Renton WA Technical College where she earned a Certificate of Completion in the Band Instrument Repair Tech program.  She has been teaching private flute lessons as well as assisting in the office and repair shop at Twin Village Music since April of 2012.

PETER GERACE is a guitarist and singer that has been a customer service specialist at Twin Village Music since 1989.  While completeing a BA in Communication at Canisius College, her realized that his love of music would be the guiding force of his life.  He has taken two sabbaticals from his time with Twin Village Music with one being an set-up inspector at the Epiphone division of Gibson Guitars in Nashville Tennessee.  His many years of experience are invaluable when recommending gear for musicians.  Pete enjoys many types of music including blues and jazz, and you can find him performing around town with various groups.  Over the years he has become a proficient guitar technician and performs set-ups and other repairs.

ROSEMARY PENKSA

KIMBERLY SABEN received a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Music Business from SUNY Fredonia with a concentration in jazz studies.  While at Fredonia she played in the Clarinet Choir and Wind Symphony, and studied clarinet with Professor James East and saxophone with Professor Linda Thornton.  She currently studies saxophone with Dave Schiavone.  Kimberly has worked as a substitute teacher in the Akron and West Seneca school districts and served as Assistant Marching Band Director at Akron for eight years.  She plays clarinet with the ACE Wind Ensemble, bari sax with Brass Pro and the Waterfront Revivalists, and is the Assistant Director and bari sax player in the famouns Sugar And Jazz Orchestra.  She has been a customer service representative specializing in school music at Twin Village Music since June of 2005. 

TREVOR ROBERTS holds a BM Music Business degree from Mansfield University with concentration on trombone.  He is also a graduate of the Badger State Repair School where he studied brass and woodwind repair, and is a member of NAPBIRT (the National Association of Professional Repair Technicians).  Mr. Roberts has performed with The Great Lakes Wind Symphony, Cheektowaga Symphony Orchestra, Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra, West Seneca East High School pit orchestra, Finger Lakes Concert Band, and the Legion Band of the Tonawandas.  He has held the position of senior repair technician at Twin Village Music since June of 2009.

RUDY TICHY received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Music Education from U.B. where he studied Music Education with the renowned Dr. Edwin Gordon and Dr. Maria Runfola, and trumpet with Frank Cipolla and David Kuehn.  He has many years of teaching experience including private lessons and substitute teaching in the Lancaster School District.  For fifteen years he taught instrumental music at St. Mary's Elementary in Lancaster.   Mr. Tichy is responsible for all aspects of store management, including personnel, financial management, customer relations, school service, lesson instruction, and repair operations.  He is also a long-time member and Trumpet Section leader in Lancaster Town Band and frequently plays in area churches as well.