Founder, Director Midtown Music
Kingston native, Laurie Sakhnovskiy obtained her bachelors and masters degree in Trumpet from the Aaron Copland School of Music. After living and performing in NYC for over a decade, Laurie relocated back up to the Hudson Valley after starting a family in the fall of 2016. During her time in NYC, she performed in orchestras around the tri-state area as well as performing as a soloist with various ensembles. In addition, Laurie subbed on Broadway and was the studio recording musician for the NBC show “30 Rock”, the Netflix show “Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt”, and for several other film scores. While Laurie specializes in solo trumpet and chamber music, she has also played piano since she was seven years old, and teaches piano and trumpet at her private studio.
Andrea Shaut is one of the most in-demand Hudson Valley musicians on both piano and trombone. As the pianist for the West Point Military Academy Glee Club and The KazzMusic Orchestra, she has performed for prestigious events throughout the country. As an educator, Andrea maintains a private teaching studio in Kingston, NY where she teaches students of all ages. As an accompanist, she works with Hudson Valley professionals, colleges, high schools, and community organizations helping performers to sound their best.
Hudson Valley native Drew Youmans is a graduate of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University (M.M) as well as the Aaron Copland School of Music at CUNY Queens College (B.M). Drew is currently an orchestral fellow with The Orchestra Now at Bard College. Balancing a career focused in chamber music, orchestral playing, and teaching, Drew is dedicated to creating accessible artistry in the community.