Bronwyn Bird
Nyckelharpa, Accordion, Guitar, Piano
​Co-Founder: Birdhouse Center For The Arts,

BA, Music Therapy, Berklee College of Music

Bronwyn is a co-founder of the BirdHouse Center for the Arts and a 2009 graduate of Berklee College of Music. Throughout her music therapy clinical work she has provided services for a wide variety of populations including Early Intervention, at-risk youth, Adult Dayhab, Geriatrics, and individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Bronwyn discovered the joys of music through Swedish, Irish, and American folk dancing, and it has been her passion ever since.  She is particularly drawn to unusual instruments, including the accordion, and Nyckelharpa (keyed-fiddle), which she studied abroad in Sweden.  When not engaged in clinical work, she tours both nationally and internationally as aprofessional musician, performing and teaching educational workshops in root music and dance.  Bronwyn strongly believes that community creates music, and music in turn creates community.

MEET THE TEAM

We are lucky to have such a dynamic group of dedicated music instructors!

Justin Nawn
Guitar, Piano 
​Co-Founder: Birdhouse Center For The Arts,

BA, Music Therapy, Berklee College of Music

Justin graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2009 with a concentration in Music Therapy. During the completion of his undergraduate degree, he received extensive training in folk, rock, jazz, slide, and blues guitar. As a part of his clinical training, Justin completed a six-month internship at a unique residential school for kids called The Center For Discovery. Complimentary to working therapeutically with the school's life-changing student body, he also received extensive training on improvisational piano methods.

Justin describes his work as thus:
"Each person is unique, as is their musical taste. Regardless of working with groups or individuals, I’m always excited to learn about the melodies that move people, for these are the keys to their heart, and they open the gates to unseen avenues of self expression. When forming musical relationships, my aim is simple: to help people create the sound that uniquely defines them."

 

Nancy Brown
Violin/Fiddle, Flute

Alumni: New England Conservatory

 

Nancy Brown is a classically trained violinist with a degree in violin performance from New England Conservatory of Music, '85. She has since played mostly folk music, including a stint with the Celtic Folk band, "Mollyhawkes." She is an experienced teacher, having taught violin, fiddle and viola to children and adults of all ages. She prides herself on her gentleness and flexibility in meeting the individual needs of her students. Her focus is on making sure that her students have a positive experience with music in the process of "learning how to learn."

Lawrence Pasquale
Drums, Piano

Alumni: Berklee College of Music & Rider University

 

He has over 2 decades of experience in multiple facets of music. He has studied music theory and performance at the college level; haven taken courses at Berklee College of Music in Boston and Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. The courses included: Orchestra, Instrument Performance, Song Writing, Ear Training, Piano, Voice and Music Theory.

 

Lawrence played drums for a band who notedly opened for the popular artist Dispatch with over two thousand people in attendance.  He also recorded guitar with the popular local act, The Stand In, who where highlighted on MTV’s Singled Out.