Meet The Symphony Music Shop Staff
Knowledgeable Professionals For Assistance With All Of Your Musical Needs
Bob Williamson - Owner
Bob Williamson, owner of The Symphony Music Shop, cofounded the Southcoast Jazz Orchestra in early 2009 with drummer Neil Sylvia. The SJO began rehearsals at The Symphony Music Shop in Dartmouth, MA, in March 2009, and made their first appearance at the Mattapoisett Town Wharf Seaport Concert Series in July 2009.
Neil Sylvia - Drums
Neil Sylvia is the president of Sylvia Syncopations - an educational resource for music organizations, which provides customized percussion arrangements and compositions, group lessons, clinics, and seminars. He is an adjudicator for Drum Corps International, Drum Corps Associates, Massachusetts Judges Association, and Massachusetts Instrumental Conductors Association. Mr. Sylvia is currently the Percussion Coordinator at Westport Academy High School, Westport, MA. He has works and articles published in Percussive Notes, The Rudimental Percussionist, The International Rudimental Percussionists Solo Book, and Drum Corps World.
Patrice Tiedemann - Voice & Flute
Ms. Tiedemann has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Rhode Island College, and a Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from Indiana University. She has performed professionally as a flutist with numerous theater and symphony orchestras. As a classically trained soprano, her resume includes performances with the Indianapolis Opera, Central City Opera, Cape Cod Concert Opera, and many recitals and church functions.
Wendy Hawes - Print Music & Studio Coordinator, Flute Instructor
Wendy earned a BS in Music Education, Flute, and an MA in Education. She has more than 30 years of teaching experience, and is an adjudicator for district festivals and all state festivals. Her professional playing experience includes work as a soloist, wind and chamber ensembles, & symphony and theater orchestras. Wendy is currently a member of the Sonare Chamber Ensemble, performing for weddings and special events.
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