ABOUT US

Mozart for Munchkins creates a relaxed, interactive and engaging environment where children and their families can experience and enjoy the wonders of classical music with a hint of jazz and bluegrass.  Children of all ages are welcome to observe, explore, discover, crawl, sing and dance to their hearts’ content, while parents, grandparents, and caregivers sit back, relax and enjoy the concert. While our concert setting is informal, the programming remains first rate; from Bach to Bernstein, Beethoven to bluegrass and Tchaikovsky to Thelonious Monk, Mozart for Munchkins features outstanding repertoire performed by world-class musicians—an unforgettable experience for the whole family!  

Sara Sherman

Creator & Founder

Sara Leila Sherman (Creator & Co-founder) has established a presence on the classical music scene in her home city of New York and beyond. An accomplished pianist whose playing The Epoch Times has called “deeply satisfying, fresh, and insightful.” 

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Victoria Manoli
Assistant to the director

Victoria (Tori) Manoli is a professional dancer and teacher in New York! She finds joy in choreography and being on a stage, focusing mainly on theater and jazz performance. Performing in New York and in San Francisco has afforded her many opportunities to be in several shows including Gypsy (most recently) and The Barber of Seville. 

 

In her free time, she loves reading, having a fire escape garden and spending time in any dance studio that she's able to get into! 

Team Members

Matthew Rybicki

Jazz Director

Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Matthew Rybicki has performed with jazz luminaries Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Ernie Watts, Hilary Kole, Wycliffe Gordon, Ted Rosenthal, Mark Gould, Nnenna Freelon, and Marcus Printup.

Peter DelGrosso

Creative Director

Enjoying his work as a bright and energetic musician, Peter DelGrosso has found home as a horn player, educator, and composer/arranger in New York City. As a performer he has traveled through China, Switzerland, Sweden and Columbia.