Our Staff

    Esther Zabinski (co-owner, piano & voice instructor) is a pianist, musical director and teacher throughout RI and MA. She has been teaching private piano and singing lessons for over 20 years. Esther is certified in Somatic Voicework, a member of the Piano Teacher's Guild(area chairperson), and a member of the Handbell Musicians Association. She teaches all levels of piano and singing students in a variety of genres including classical, jazz, rock and musical theater. Previous and current students have been accepted to college and university music programs as well as become professional piano players and singers. Esther also works with various theater groups as a musical director, most recently with Trinity Repertory on A Christmas Carol and Little Shop of Horrors. In addition to this, Esther is the music minister at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Foxboro.

      Rebekah Zabinski (co-owner, piano & violin instructor) is a fiddle and piano player who has also been known to dust off her bassoon when the mood hits. She came to teaching music after spending her childhood playing in different bands and orchestras. After pretending that music was not her calling and instead pursuing business management, Rebekah finally came to her senses when she and Esther decided to open Zabinski Music Studio in 2010. She has since honed her teaching skills and provides lessons in piano and violin as well as running the studio's business activities. She can be found fiddling in the community (often bringing her students along for extra performance experience) as well as leading a weekly sing-a-long at the toy store Henry Bear's Park in Providence.

       Emily Goldstein (voice & piano instructor), a Providence singer/songwriter, teaches voice and piano lessons at Zabinski Music Studio. With a rich and varied background that encompasses musical theater, rock, folk and jazz, Emily is at ease within a variety of musical genres. During her early years in California, her love of musical theater led her on countless adventures, including a cross-country tour and the opportunity to perform at several renowned Los Angeles venues. She also lent her voice to film and television, including Wee Sing CDs and the Disney TV movie Luck of the Irish. As a teenager looking for self-expression, Emily turned to songwriting. This passion led to a scholarship at Berklee College of Music and a Songwriting degree in 2010. Since then, she has honed her DIY ethic: playing in rock bands, touring, and releasing well-received albums and music videos for her projects, Mountainess and Westeryear. Emily has also facilitated singing and songwriting workshops at Girls Rock! RI and Trinity Theater’s YASI program.

  Marilyn Rollo (piano instructor) (no bio available yet)

      Brian Grochowski (guitar, bass & ukulele instructor)  spent much of his career playing in pit orchestras for various theatrical companies. He has most recently played for Trinity Rep in A Christmas Carol. Other gigs include Broadway in Jersey Boys & Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Off-Broadway in Jacques Brel, Toxic Avenger, Gone Missing, See Rock City & Sphinx Winx. He has toured productions of Copacabana, Grease, Fame (China), Will Rogers Follies and A Chorus Line. Brian is a private instructor in guitar, bass and ukulele and teaches rock band classes at Zabinski Music Studio. To your left you will see Brian when he hosted the last staff barbecue.

  Matt Gorgone (piano instructor) (no bio available yet) 

Zabinski Music Studio has transitioned to be a virtual studio at this time. We are currently accepting new students, teaching all lessons via Zoom or Facetime.