-Positive Notes Board-

Charlotte Avril | Founder & Director

Charlotte is an 11th grader at Abington Friends School. She loves playing flute and piccolo both alone and with an ensemble. This year she is playing with the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County’s Fanfare Winds and Symphony Orchestra as well as in her school's band, orchestra, and chamber group. She chose to play the flute and piccolo because their small sizes can still produce a big voice.

Nick Cideciyan | Board Member & Teacher

Nick is currently a junior at Abington Friends School. He is in the upper school orchestra among many of his classmates. Besides for playing the cello Nick enjoys running, traveling, and musical theater. Nick started playing the cello in fifth grade and would love to see more young people play the wonderful instrument.

Ezra Greenberg | Board Member & Teacher 

Ezra is a 10th grader at Pennsbury High School. He plays cello with his school orchestra and the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County. Additionally, he studies piano and music theory. One of his favorite pieces on cello is Gabriel Fauré's Élégie because of its beautiful melodies and the sense of longing it invokes.

Emma Strom | Board Member & Teacher

Emma Strom is a 10th grader at Central Bucks East High School. She has played viola for almost seven years and participated in her middle school’s honors orchestra and Ripieno in Youth Orchestra of Bucks County. Her favorite pieces to play are the Bach Cello Suites  and the music of Lindsey Stirling because of the fun and intricate melodies. Emma is looking forward to take part in Positive Notes!

Samay Ruparelia | Board Member

Samay Ruparelia is in 10th grade at Neshaminy High School. He plays the cello in his school orchestra and the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County, and has participated in multiple music festivals outside of school. The cello has brought Samay many fun adventures and memories that he won’t forget. Along with the cello, he also plays alto sax, baritone sax, and piano, and is now learning the bassoon!

Avril Tully | Board Member & Teacher

Avril Tully is in 9th grade at Beacon High School in New York. She plays the cello, the electric bass, and the ukulele at her high school and with friends. She also takes voice lessons and participates in singing opportunities in and outside of school. She is excited to be a part of Positive Notes and to help other kids who love music to get the resources that they need.

Noah Vinogradov | Board Member & Teacher

Noah is an 11th grader at Abington Friends School. He has loved music ever since he was little, as he has played piano for ten years, since he was four. He also picked up clarinet in fifth grade, and from there, started playing saxophone in sixth. His favorite thing about playing music is that he can express his feelings through his instruments, and that it can calm him down to play music.

Jennifer Wang | Board Member & Teacher

Jennifer Wang is a 10th grader at Pennsbury High School. She plays the violin with her school symphonic orchestra as well as with Philharmonia in the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County. Her favorite composer is Mozart because of his beautiful melodies in addition to his light and airy style. Jennifer is thrilled to be working with the other students in Positive Notes!

Jessica Wang | Board Member & Teacher

Jessica is a 12th grader at Council Rock High School South. She enjoys playing the clarinet with her school’s Symphony Orchestra. Her favorite thing about the clarinet is that it has a beautiful, rich sound. She is grateful that playing clarinet in various musical groups has allowed her to meet many wonderful people.