Cheryl Six- Flute, Piccolo

Cheryl Six is an active performing flutist and instructor, specializing on piccolo.  Cheryl served as piccolo player in the US Coast Guard Band from 1977 until her retirement in 2007, and currently performs with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held for over 30 years.  In addition, she is often heard in the flute sections of the Hartford Festival Orchestra, the Waterbury Symphony, and other Connecticut ensembles.

Cheryl has been a member of the Musicians Association of Eastern Connecticut Local 285-402 since 2005 and has served as Vice-President of the Executive Board since 2010.

Cheryl teaches on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Andrew Sherwood- Clarinet, Saxophone, Jazz Improvisation

Andy holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Ohio State University and a Master of Music from the University of Connecticut. He studied classical applied music with saxophonist James Hill at Ohio State and clarinetist Curt Blood at the University of Connecticut and jazz improvisation with renowned clarinetist Eddie Daniels and saxophonist Walt Weiskopf. He has a wide range of experience as a performer, especially during his 25 years in the U.S. Coast Guard Band. He performed as clarinetist and saxophonist in multiple ensembles with the Coast Guard Band including the concert band, Dixieland jazz band, saxophone quartet, swing band and big band. He led the Coast Guard Dixieland band for 15 years and also performed on classical tenor saxophone on band tours and on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Andy continues to perform locally and throughout the state with his own groups specializing in early jazz and swing, Dixieland, and jazz standards. He has released four recordings available on CD Baby with the “Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet.” www.andysherwoodclarinet.com

Andy teaches on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.