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Instructors:   Ambar MarteLaura Altenor | Olivia Minchello  | Samantha Schulz


Ambar Marte

Ambar MarteAmbar Marte is a professional singer, performer, and music educator who specializes in several distinct musical styles, including jazz, opera, and Latin music. Ambar possesses a diverse musical background, consisting of the aural tradition of her native Dominican Republic as well as the notated Western tradition. She has performed in settings as varied as musical theatre, opera, solo voice, jazz band, salsa band, reggae band, and chamber choir. Ambar sings and teaches music written in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, and Latin. As a teacher she has experience working with students of all ages, from elementary schoolers to adults. Her pedagogical approach focuses on refining the student’s aural skills, developing the student’s confidence with improvisation, and helping the student to discover their own performance persona. Ambar graduated from Northern Essex Community College in 2018 with her Associate degree in Music. She is currently working towards her Bachelor’s in Music Education at UMass Lowell, where she studies with the distinguished bass-baritone Mark Andrew Cleveland. In her spare time, she can be found playing with her cat, Luna.

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Laura Altenor

Laura Altenor Laura's soulful musical roots began in a Haitian Baptist church at the age of 5. Starring in Off-Broadway Shows such as Sister Chantelle in BARE, Miss Sophia in The Color Purple, and stars as the lead "CECE" in a new musical called This Is Treatment directed by Elizabeth Addison. She sang for the Boston Symphony Hall and was a lead vocalist on the Original USA Gospel Singers European Tour and Sound of America National Tour. 
Laura has has new music out as an R&B artist under the name, Ellore L.A. Her music uses her life story to inspire people and spread self-love. She studied Music Education at Umass Lowell and during college she began teaching voice at Music Elements. She taught voice and piano for 5 years to over 150 students. The summer of 2018, she got a role on a TV Pilot called “Class N Session” which she filmed that summer. From the work she did, she received an offer to be a production coordinator for Quincy Jones Global Network and decided to move to Los Angeles. Since moving to Los Angeles, she was the Musical Director for, “For Colored Girls”, the Delores Van Cartier in “Sister Act the Musical”, and casted in two feature films. She worked on the set of HBO’s “Insecure” and the show “This is Us”!

Laura is excited to be back teaching at Music Elements! Until our school is safely allowed to open, Laura is teaching all of the voice and piano lessons in-person and online.


Thank you for your help. Isabella had her lesson. We are so excited to be working with Laura again. Her energy and approach is the best. She is wonderful. We are beyond happy that she is back & are looking forward to the coming lessons. Very happy to be back, Alexis

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Olivia Minchello

Olivia Minchello Olivia Minchello Olivia Minchello is a junior at University of Massachusetts Lowell in their Music Studies and is ecstatic to start teaching at Music Elements! Olivia is a part of UML’s Chamber Singers and Opera Workshop, as well as the GeneralOlivia Minchello Manager of Fermata Nowhere – UML’s premiere all female-identified a cappella group! Olivia this past summer studied at New England Conservatory’s Opera Workshop and the Sarteano Choral Conducting Workshop in Sarteano, Tuscany. Olivia plans to continue her Olivia Mincelloeducation and attend grad school once she finishes at UMass Lowell. When Olivia is not singing, you can find her crocheting or playing with her dog Bear!

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Olivia, Thank you, we're having a lot of fun with this! You're a really great teacher and we can't wait for our next lessons. We'll be sure to start thinking of some songs we'd like to practice. Regards, Ryan and Mary

Samantha Schulz

Samantha SchulzSamantha Schulz has been singing and performing vocally for over 20 years in a variety of church, school, and community settings. She has experience in popular music, contemporary Christian worship, musical theatre and bel canto. She is working on a Musicsamantha schulz Studies degree at UMass Lowell, sings with the UML Chamber Singers and also sings on the worship team at Life Church (formerly Excel Church) in Leominster Massachusetts. She has 3 cats, 2 kids, and 1 husband. Samantha also plays guitar and in her spare time likes to write songs.

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