Bloom Early Music Workshop Faculty

Lisle Kulbach is a versatile instrumentalist of winds, strings, and keyboards.  She is a founding member of the Sephardic music group Voice of the Turtle which has performed internationally.  Her experience includes numerous performances with the Revels in Cambridge, MA., Hanover, NH, and Washington DC.  Lisle currently teaches at the Powers Music School in Belmont, MA, and privately both individual and groups.  Lisle was the sole instructor at the first Bloom Early Music Workshop in 2005.


Contact Lisle HERE.









Lawrence Lipnik has performed and recorded with many acclaimed early music ensembles.  He is a founding member of the viol consort Parthenia and vocal ensemble Lionheart and has served as recorder soloist at Wolf Trap and New York City Opera.  In addition to performing, his busy teaching schedule has included early music performance instruction at Wesleyan University; national and international festivals including the Benslow Music Trust in the UK, Tibia Adventures in Music recorder workshop in Tuscany, Italy, Port Townsend, San Diego, Madison, Hidden Valley, and Pinewoods. He has served as collegium director at Amherst Early Music; co-director of the Viols West Workshop in San Luis Obispo, California; and Viol Sphere 2 in Tucson with Alison Crum and Mary Springfels.  Recent performance highlights include concerts with lutenist Paul O’Dette of John Dowland’s complete Lachrimae at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, concerts at the Venice Biennale and Berkeley Festival, appearances with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, the Folger Consort, and early opera residencies at Carnegie Mellon University.  He has served as co-director of the New York Recorder Guild and is a contributor to The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Contemporary Dramatists, and The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare.  Larry has been teaching at Bloom since 2008.


photo credit: Terry Gruber                                       Contact Larry HERE.





Jody Miller joined the Bloom faculty in 2009.  Jody is a recorder teacher and player in the Atlanta, Georgia, area.  He serves as Music Director of Lauda Musicam of Atlanta, a large community-based early music ensemble that performs multiple concerts each year.  He directed the McCleskey Middle School Recorder Ensemble in three performances at the Boston Early Music Festival and Exhibition.  Jody teaches private lessons, but especially enjoys coaching ensembles.  Some of Jody's teaching videos can be found HERE.


Jody performs most frequently with Amethyst Baroque Ensemble, but relishes any opportunity to perform chamber music.  He has performed or conducted premiers by Timothy Broege, Martha Bishop, and Matthew Peaceman.  Jody has performed with Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, New Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and Victoria Bach Festival Orchestra.  He and fellow Bloom instructor Lisle Kulbach perform contemporary music together as Eighty-Eight & Eight.


Contact Jody HERE.





Phil Hollar teaches recorder, hurdy-gurdy, and early music in Greensboro, North Carolina. He serves as teacher and coach for Voce Ventus, a recorder ensemble formed to teach recorder technique and ensemble playing skills. Phil has served as faculty at the Atlanta Early Music Alliance’s Mid-Winter Workshop and at Mountain Collegium Early Music and Folk Music Workshop. He has many years’ experience leading American Recorder Society chapter playing sessions and has been invited to lead various local chapters’ sessions throughout the Southeast. Phil served as the president of the Atlanta Recorder Society from 2005 – 2009. Currently, he is music director for the Triad Early Music Society and serves as a board member for the American Recorder Society. Phil holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


Contact Phil HERE.