Group Class Instructors

Justin Burde

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Justin is a graduate of Salve Regina with a Bachelor’s in Music Education. He is currently in his 3rd year as the music educator at Primrose Hill School Elementary School in Barrington. Justin strives everyday to bring joy, fun and a love of music to his classroom. Among his responsibilities are 3rd grade Ukulele and Recorder Ensembles, and the 3rd grade chorus, which has performed at the Rhode Island State House 2 years in a row under his leadership. They are looking forward to a third! Recently, Justin has performed with the Chorus of Westerly singing at Fenway Park and on tour in Germany singing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Max Littman

Max is a student at the University of Rhode Island, majoring in Music Education. Max has been studying voice for nine years under Ellie Escher, Gene-Marie Callahan, and currently René De La Garza. He has performed in operas, musical theater productions, choral ensembles, and a cappella groups. Max possesses a deep-abiding love of and enthusiasm for music, which he hopes to instill in his students. His kind, patient temperament lends itself well to the supportive environment he strives to create in his teaching. Max is a resident of Barrington, and in his spare time enjoys reading. He credits his high school choral director, Stephen Sands, for inspiring him to become a music educator, and credits his parents for first inspiring his love of all things musical.

Rob Perry

Rob has been playing and teaching drums and percussion of all styles for over 22 years. A native Rhode Islander, Rob is a graduate of Middletown High School. He attended the University of New Hampshire and played with the UNH Wildcat Marching Band, Symphonic Band and Pep Band. Rob has performed with the Navy Band Northeast, Salve Regina University Community Band, the Pawtuxet Rangers Fife and Drum Corps, Middlesex County Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps and the Rhode Island Highlanders Pipe Band. Rob is well versed in drum set as well. His band Bubblegum Villains toured southern New England for three years playing original hits and unique cover songs. For the last 14 years Rob has taught in after school and summer camp programs, churches, nonprofit organizations, two high school drum lines, and private lessons. Rob currently competes in the Rhode Island Highlanders Pipe Band Grade IV and is the Drum Sgt and playing instructor for the Rhode Island Highlanders Pipe Band Grade V.