Music Studio Teacher, Duane St.
Oran is an internationally acclaimed jazz and world music artist whose work has been recognized with a GRAMMY Award, two Independent Music Awards, Parents Choice and NAPPA Awards. Etkin is also the creator of a unique educational method called Timbalooloo that is the basis for all the music classes at WMS as well as extracurricular music classes that his Timbalooloo organization provides in schools and homes throughout New York. The LA Daily News declared that "his method effortlessly conveys sophisticated concepts in a fun musical language kids can understand". Described as "Ebullient" by New York Times and "Woodwind Maestro" by PRI, Etkin has performed saxophone and clarinet around the world with musicians ranging from Wyclef Jean to Jason Marsalis. He brings this uniquely diverse perspective to his music for children, which incorporates rhythms and melodies from around the world. Etkin received his Masters from Manhattan School of Music and was on the faculty of Brooklyn Conservatory prior to founding Timbalooloo.