TEACHER + STAFF BIOS

JD Jessica Delfino headshot Mindy small Jessica D. is a comedian, musician and writer in downtown Manhattan who has been performing her award winning music in NYC and around the world since 2001. For the past 5 years, she has been teaching music all over NYC with clients such as Google, The New York Public Library, Manhattan public schools and hundreds of private clients. Now, she has opened The Unicorn, a studio in her long-time home neighborhood that focuses on teaching music lessons by day and holding private music and comedy events in the evenings. You can read some of her student reviews and venue press here
Camille Harris Camille H. is a comedian, musician and singer in downtown Manhattan. She performs her unique brand of “funny jazz” music all over the city and has performed in SXSW, IFC’s Comedy Music Hall of Fame and more. Camille has been teaching piano around NYC for the past 4 years and we are proud to have her teaching piano at The Unicorn. 
Fima Piano Unicorn sm Fima C. is a professional jazz pianist and one of the top ranked jazz pianists in Ukraine. Fima holds two master’s degrees in Jazz Studies (from William Patterson University, New Jersey and Kharkiv State University, Ukraine) and was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in 2012 to pursue his studies in the United States. He joined The Unicorn in 2015 to teach piano and is beloved by his many students here. We are lucky and thrilled to have him as part of our staff.
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Venezuelan musician and educator Daniel T. is a Brooklyn resident and a Berklee College of Music graduate with a special focus on songwriting, production and performance. As an experienced teacher he has found original and innovative methods to introduce students to basic and more advanced music concepts.  Being involved with music since the age of 4, Daniel constantly reminds himself and his students that music should always be considered a simple tool we all carry within ourselves which helps to communicate with others, and the more of a simplistic approach we have towards this form of art the easier it is to understand it and to convey a message. Whether it is guitar, bass, ukulele, piano or vocals he will approach all instruments with the philosophy of, less is more.

Colin Wilhm Colin W. books and stage manages events, especially our Storytelling projects. He produced the Emmy Award Winning HBO documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, and the documentary film Catfish. He is a Moth StorySLAM winner and the host of Surprise Stories: The Storytelling Game Show, and Friday Night Stories. 
Lauren Maul

Lauren M. is a puppeteer, musician, comedian and writer from Nebraska who teaches children’s developmental music classes with The Unicorn. Classes last for 45 minutes and include exercises that work on vocal, eye to hand coordination, percussion, dancing, socializing skills and more. Contact us to learn more.

 

MUSIC LESSONS

Private one-on-one, group, friend and couple lessons may be scheduled at The Unicorn seven days, Sunday through Saturday from 10 am – 7 pm. We also offer group lessons every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 PM.  Email us at info@TheUnicornNYC.com or call 646-869-2171 to set up your lesson today.