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

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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

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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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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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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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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Julia Whary

Vocals | Piano | Ukulele | Guitar

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

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Dan Haase

Bass | Guitar

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John Hasney

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Brandon Flynn

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Chris Catania

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Steve Honoshowsky

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Santo Rizzolo

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Joe Parella

Guitar | Bass | Songwriting

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Victor Montanaro

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Matt Honold

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Joe Makioveki

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Justin Bornemann

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Tim Boyce

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Mike Roman

Guitar | Bass | Piano

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Genevive Nelson

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Bryan Haring

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Ciano Cioffi

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Joe Ricardello

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Pk Lavengood

Guitar | Bass

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Kyle Ward

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Jeremy Mykietyn

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David Ross Lawn

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Maya Iglesias

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Jonathan Tea