Bennett Academy has some of the best teachers in music education. Our teachers are graduates of Purchase College, The Juilliard School, Berklee School of Music, and other distinguished institutions.
ACTING AND VOICE TEACHERS
Alan R. Rodríguez is an American Television, Stage and Screen Actor born in Queens, NY. Alan has had roles in some of the top television series, like Orange Is the New Black, Law & Order SVU, The Following, Jessica Jones and counting. He will be teaching the Advanced Acting Professional Prep Students.
Mateo Ferro-Mateo has worked with the top artists, Tony and Grammy award winning artist in the industry. Mateo is most known for his starring role as Sonny in Broadway Center Stage's production of In The Heights. (Broadway Kids Class)
Oscar Esparza-(Beginners II Acting Class, Fight Choreography)-
Raised in Yonkers, NY, Mr. Esparza has created his own amazing film content on Social Media. He is an accomplished Dance and Fight Choreographer. He has worked with Bennett Academy for the past 3 years as director of choreography for our stage show, King Of The Rodeo, he will be the teacher of the Stage Combat Class
INSTRUMENT, BAND AND VOICE TEACHERS
Ayman Boujlida: Piano, Guitar, Advanced Drums
Ayman Boujlida is a 26year old drumming sensation from Tunisia. He began his musical journey at an early age with Arabic instruments, and soon turned to drums, playing for Jazz and fusion bands
With a Master degree from the High Institute of Music in Tunis,and a Bachelors degree from High Institute of Music in Sfax, Aman obtained a thorough Arabic and Classical Western education, and developed a unique style. Ayman also plays the Oud (Arabic flute) and the piano. He has participated in workshops with stellar jazz artists like Dave Weckl, Tom Kennedy, Stephane Galland, Antoine Cirri, Mike Stern, Pascoal Merilee, and Bruno Castellucci.
Andrea Bennett-Advanced Piano and Advanced Voice
Andrea Bennett is the founder and Artistic Director at Bennett Academy Of The Performing Arts. Ms. Bennett started her piano studies at 5 years old with Elfrieda Brown. Her work withMs. Brown allowed her to earn high honors in Music Festivals and solo performances in Carnegie Hall. A classical singer for 20 years, Ms. Bennett earned two degrees (Music and Broadcast Communications) from The State University of New York at Oswego, where she studied piano with the Music Department President, Dr. Jerry Exline. Andrea has also studied voice with the historic Opera Ebony’s Gregory Sheppard, Amanda Carnie, and Dr David Fairchild, vocal coach to stage and film actors. Ms. Bennett opened Bennett Academy in 1996, and shortly thereafter, her student, was the first Afro Caribbean pianist to win the Cultural Heritage Competition in 1998. As a playwright, Andrea has written many off broadway comedies and musicals for kids from the Odella Williams Show, to What She Deserves- A Murder Mystery and the most recent King Of The Rodeo. Her legacy of students past and present, are a roster of highly accomplished singers, actors, playwrights, and filmmakers. Alumni
Some of Ms. Bennett’s Piano and Vocal students