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Little Music School: Faculty

Kim Rezendes

FSPA Assistant Director, Director of Little Music School and Children's Music

Kim Rezendes graduated magna cum laude from Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and from Rhode Island College with a master’s degree in Teaching Music. As coordinator of Children’s Music at FSPA, she also serves as Program Director for the Little Music School and Instructor of Musical Theater. Kim serves as Associate Organist and Cantor at St. Mary Church in Franklin. One of FSPA’s first students, Kim joined the FSPA faculty in 1997.  

Judy Bergesen

Instructor of Little Music School

Judy Bergesen holds a bachelor’s degree from Framingham State College. She served as an elementary school teacher at the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School in Franklin from 1995 to 2012. Prior to her time spent at BFCCPS Judy was Assistant Director at FSPA for six years, where she served as a Children’s Music, Musical Theater and Acting instructor. She returned to the FSPA Faculty in 2013. Judy has extensive performing experience and has also served on the Advisory Board for the Franklin Performing Arts Company.

Kitty Cheung-Evans

Instructor of Piano

memberphoto Kitty Cheung-Evans holds a master’s degree in Piano Performance from Longy School of Music and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Lethbridge. She joined the FSPA Music Faculty in 2007 and also teaches throughout central Massachusetts. Kitty volunteers her time at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club in Leominster, where she lectured on music appreciation and the connection between music, art, society and history in conjunction with the Fitchburg Art Museum. She is an active freelance solo pianist and has collaborated with instrumentalists, musical theater performers and choirs. Kitty’s love of extended piano techniques includes improvisations, prepared piano and various electronics music, which has led her to become a frequent participant at the LongyLab since 2012.

Bryan Eyberg

Instructor of Piano

Bryan Eyberg is a pianist, piano instructor and composer from Boston, Massachusetts. He holds a master's degree in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance. Bryan has studied piano with Dr. Robert Larsen at Simpson College, Anton Nel at the University of Michigan, and Doug Buys at the New England Conservatory. He has also studied vocal accompanying with Martin Katz and composition with Bright Sheng. He has performed in recital throughout the midwest and in New England, and has been teaching at FSPA since 2004.

Christina Guibas

Instructor of Piano and Theory

memberphoto Christina Guibas
Prior to her degree programs, Ms. Guibas was a graduate of the Mannes Preparatory Division program in New York City, studying primarily with Prof. Alexandra Eames and attending Chamber Music studies with Prof. Marcia Eckert. Ms. Guibas holds a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College, studying with the late Ludmilla Lifson between the years 2008-2013. A large part of her studies involved a long-standing chamber music relationship with her good friend and colleague René Minalga-Rheault.  The two performed duo piano and piano four hands between the years of 2009-2013. While attending school, she was awarded the Victor Rosenbaum name scholarship and upon graduation in May 2013, she was awarded the Mary Ellis Smith Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in the study of piano and the art of piano pedagogy. Since graduation, she has been a student of Prof. Thomas Stumpf of Tufts University. Ms. Guibas has performed and taught piano throughout the Boston and New York areas at such venues as the Harvard Music Association in Boston and Hunneman Hall in Brookline. She is currently serving as the recital chair for the 20th/21st Century New England Piano Teacher's Association (or NEPTA) and she is also serving on its Board of Directors.  Ms Guibas joined the FSPA Music Faculty in 2014.     

Liz Mason

Instructor of Little Music School

Liz Mason is a Franklin native and FSPA alumna. Joining the FSPA faculty in 2017, Liz is thrilled to combine her passion for teaching young children with her love of music right here in her home town. Nurturing and guiding children's development for 25 years, she earned an AS Degree in Early Childhood Development followed by her BA Degree in Liberal Arts and Studies with a Psychology concentration. She is licensed by the MA Department of Early Education and Care as an Infant/Toddler and Preschool Lead Teacher and is also Director II Certified. Liz attended the Northeast Montessori Institute and received her American Montessori Society Teaching Credential. She is presently employed as a Montessori Preschool Teacher at Sunrise Montessori School.  

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