Little Notes Teachers

Mia Friedman – Little Notes instructor
Mia Friedman, violin, graduated from New England Conservatory where she studied with Anthony Coleman, Carla Kihlstedt,
and Hankus Netsky, and is an active composer, performer, and educator. Her song “Across the Water” won the 2011 John
Lennon Songwriting Contest in the folk category, and she was the 2006 New Hampshire Highland Games Scottish Fiddle
Champion. She is largely influenced by American roots music and old-time Appalachian traditions, and blends this with
contemporary experimental music in her compositions.
Ben Rosenthal – Little Notes instructor
Ben Rosenthal, music therapy, classical trumpet, early childhood music, attended Westfield State University where he
completed his BA in Music under the instruction of Dr. Karen LaVoie and Steve Sonntag. He attended Saint
Mary-of-the-Wood’s college in Indiana where he studied Music Therapy.
Cale Israel – Little Notes Instructor
Cale Israel is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, where he earned his B.A. in Jazz Performance,
focusing on the trombone. He is additionally competent playing keyboards, drums, singing, theory instruction and in
writing songs for his various solo and group ensembles. During the week, he is a puppeteer and musician in Rock-a-Baby,
an early childhood music outfit based in Newton and an accompanist for various Boston Ballet dance programs.