Westmont Student Piano Accompanists (2015-16)

Lillian Chen   lilchen@westmont.edu
Mia Dortch  


Serena Lee   serlee@westmont.edu
Meridien Rhode   mrrhode@westmont.edu
Chelsie Sen   chsen@westmont.edu
Aaron Wilk   awilk@westmont.edu
Rhea Williams   rhwilliams@westmont.edu - Fall Semester


Community Piano Accompanists

The Westmont Music Department does not pay piano accompanists who are not approved student accompanists. If you are playing with a community piano accompanist, you will need to make payment arrangement with him or her.

Neil Di Maggio has over 10 years of experience as a professional accompanist. He earned a Masters of Music in piano accompanying at UC Santa Barbara in 2005, and frequently performs locally and regionally. Neil enjoys coaching vocalists and instrumentalists in genres that include classical and musical theater. Contact at 805-967-2289. Please visit dimaggiomusic.com.

Eben Drost graduated from Westmont College in 2011, with a degree in music. He worked as an accompanist all four years as a student, and has training as a vocal coach. He was president of the College Choir, received the departmental award in music, and loves working with singers. Rates are negotiable. Contact at edrost@westmont.edu, or 909-435-3200.

Nancy Gilbert received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2007. She received a Master of Arts in Piano Pedagogy from San Diego State University in 2013. Her thesis was written on the topic of Recreational Music Making as it relates to adult beginners. She held an administrative position in the Music Department at Westmont College until 2015, and loves working with college students.She can be reached at njosephinegilbert@gmail.com.

Alysha Karle has received several honors from the Music Teacher's Association this year and in years past for the quality of her piano playing, and will continue her music pursuits as a music major. Neil Di Maggio has had the pleasure of working with her this past year both as soloist and accompanist. Please consider her if you need an accompanist email or call her at 805-964-3676.

Trevor Welch began playing the piano at age 4, and accompanied his first violinist at age 5. He has accompanied musicians ever since, including two years as a student accompanist for the Westmont College Music Department. A graduate of Westmont College with a BA in Music, he has worked on a diverse range of projects including film scores, musicals, and performed or collaborated on recordings for Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment in the US, Europe, and South America.

Mandee Sikich