Meet Our Team
Anh has been working for Monteverdi Music School since Spring of 2019. She serves as office administrator, bookkeeper, and performs other functions as needed. Photo coming soon!
Stephen Falbel has been Treasurer of the Monteverdi board since 2008 and also led the board of the Center for Arts and Learning from its inception in 2012 until 2017. He is a professional singer, performing with Counterpoint and his early music ensemble, the Green Mountain Monteverdi Ensemble of Vermont, as well as other groups. By day, he is a public transportation planning consultant.
Faculty - Board liason
Luke teaches piano at Monteverdi Music School - you will find his bio here.
Deb Smoller has been a Monteverdi board member since 2017 and President since 2019. Deb has taught piano lessons for 27 years (bio here) and flute for 18 years. Her early careers in Burlington included work in the nonprofit sector including Flynn Theatre for Performing Arts, Discover Jazz Festival, and Burlington City Arts as well as in the for-profit sector in cinema. More recently Deb spent 6 years with a local/sustainable food organization as operations manager and currently as a manager sub with Hunger Mountain Co-op.
Liz Benjamin has been a member of the Monteverdi Music School board of directors since 2018 and secretary since 2019. She has been studying composition with Erik Nielsen for six years. She has included music and singing in her work with children, youth, and adults all her life. She taught Music Together for ten years and was a kindergarten teacher and a minister of religious education.
Possible Board Member.
Lisa has served as recital coordinator since April of 2020, when programs moved online. As program consultant since late June 2020, she also works on website design and all aspects of Monteverdi Music School's online presence. Lisa also teaches flute at Monteverdi, and you can read her full bio here.
A musician since childhood, Larry has made music recordings since his teens. He worked in studios and concert venues through the 1970s, when he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in music engineering. A progressive hearing loss led to a research-oriented masters degree in audiology, and now he has come full circle: creating laboratory sound systems used in hearing aid and cochlear implant research. A member of the Monteverdi board since 2018, Larry has remained a performing musician, playing guitar and electric bass at venues throughout Vermont.
Photo and bio coming soon!