Our Team

Lakehouse Music Academy has an outstanding team of managers and teachers who dedicate countless time and energy to the betterment of their students. Our managers and teachers all balance a commitment to education with real-world experience as touring/session musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and more. Please check out the bios below! 

 
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JON LEIDERSDORFF

Owner

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Albie Monterrosa

Music Director

Singer/Songwriter, recording artist and multi-instrumentalist Albie Monterrosa is the founder of Desol, the Asbury Park, New Jersey based rock band with a Latino soul.  Desol gained national touring success and radio acclaim in their 10 years together. Read More

Eric Novod

Director of Education

Eric Novod is a New Jersey-based educator, writer, and drummer/producer. Since completing his Master’s Degree in Jazz History and Research from Rutgers University in 2007, he has spent the last decade rooted in several musical worlds. Read More

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Juan O’Grady

Vice President and General Manager

Growing up with an eclectic taste of music and a hunger to recreate it, Juan Julio O’Grady knew he wanted to make music from an early age. Studying music throughout New Jersey as a youth, he eventually started teaching at many different music schools, including the South Hackensack Paul Green School of Rock. Read More

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Ben Marino

Manager

Born and raised in Allendale, NJ, Ben Marino grew up in a musical home. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with dual degrees in drum set performance and music education. Read More→

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Ray Suhy

Guitar | Bass

Hailing from Biddeford, Maine, and currently residing in Red Bank, New Jersey, bandleader Ray Suhy is an accomplished and versatile guitarist whose playing style spans multiple genres. Read More

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Bryan Haring

Vocals | Piano

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Emily Grove

Vocals | Guitar | Ukulele

Emily Grove has had a varied and exciting musical journey, from high school choirs and coffeehouses to Berklee College of Music, to television appearances to tours in the UK and Europe. Read More

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Santo Rizzolo

Drums

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Dan Haase

Bass | Guitar

While still a young boy growing up in Lakewood, New Jersey; Dan Haase began to discover the beauty of rock and roll music via The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Bruce Springsteen. Read More

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Steve honoshowsky

Drums

Steve Honoshowsky is a percussionist and bassist who also plays a variety of electronic instruments.  He has been performing, recording, composing, and facilitating workshops individually and with a variety of artists since 2001.

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Randy Class

Songwriting | Audio Engineering

Randyʼs love for singing came simply from listening to his motherʼs radio in their apartment while he was growing up in The Bronx. Read More

David Ross Lawn

Vocals | Piano

David Ross Lawn is a published and commissioned composer and performer of oboe, piano and voice. Read More

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Joe Parella

Guitar | Bass | Songwriting

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John Hasney

Guitar | Bass

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Julia Whary

Vocals | Piano | Ukulele | Guitar

Julia Whary has been teaching at Lakehouse Music Academy since 2014.  Read More

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Rob Tanico

Guitar | Bass | Piano

Originally hailing from Astoria,Queens,Rob Tanico started his professional musical career as a founding member of the New Jersey based acoustic trio, EMI/SBK recording artists MR.Reality. Read More

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Pk Lavengood

Guitar | Bass

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Chris Catania

Guitar | Bass

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Matt Honold

Elementary Programming | Guitar | Bass

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Tim Boyce

Guitar

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Jonathan Tea

Songwriting

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Victor Montanaro

Drums

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Joe Makioveki

Songwriting

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Genevieve Nelson

Cello | Guitar | Bass

Genevieve started playing cello at nine years old and ever since then fell in love with music. From there she starting picking up the guitar, bass, drums, trombone, and any instrument she could get her hands on. Read More

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Kay Kiatpreecha

Drums | Guitar | Piano

Pongsapak (Kay) was born and raised in Chiang Mai, Thailand and has been playing drums since the age of fourteen. He learned to play the drums through worship music at church and blues gigs at local bars in his hometown. Read More

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Kyle Ward

Guitar | Bass

Kyle Ward is a multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer from Monmouth County, NJ. He has played guitar for around fourteen years and also plays drums, bass and sings. Read More

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Brandon Flynn

Guitar | Piano

Born and raised at the Jersey Shore, Brandon has recently returned to New Jersey after graduating from Belmont University in Nashville this past spring with a degree in Entertainment Industry Studies.  Read More

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Mike Roman

Guitar | Bass | Piano

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Joe Ricardello

Ukulele

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Justin Bornemann

Bass | Guitar

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Maya Iglesias

Piano