Before his teaching career, Bob Tirelli studied vocal performance at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. After a two-year stint with Teldec Records in Swizterland, he studied music production and engineering at Berklee College of Music with bass guitar as is primary instrument. From there Mr. Tirelli went on to compose, arrange and produce music for radio and television for over a decade. He later received his M.Ed at Salem State College. Mr. Tirelli currently teaches general music at Marblehead Veterans Middle School in Marblehead, MA where he is also the school’s choral director.
Although originally from the Midwest, Ms. Frias’ musical studies brought her to Massachusetts to pursue a Bachelors in Music in Music Education at Gordon College. While at Gordon, Ms. Frias studied the violin under Dr. Susan Kim, and was an active member of the Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Music Program. She was also honored as the recipient of the Gordon College Music Guild Scholarship. This past summer, Ms. Frias returned to her alma mater to begin pursuing a Masters of Music Education.
Since 2012, Ms. Frias has had the privilege of working for the Marblehead Public Schools, where she teaches and directs the string lessons and ensemble rehearsals for grades 3-12. In addition to her role as Director of Orchestras, Ms. Frias is the advisor to Marblehead High School’s Tri-M Music Honor Society.
Outside of Marblehead, Ms. Frias serves as the conductor of the Prelude Strings Ensemble for the Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras(NMYO) .
Scott Winship~teaches band at MVMS and MHS as well as elective classes in beginning guitar methods, the history of rock and roll and hand drumming. Mr. Winship earned his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Rhode Island College, and his Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL). While at UNL Mr. Winship was a graduate teaching assistant for the 300 member Cornhusker marching band, Big Red Express pep band, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Prior to earning his bachelor’s degree, Mr. Winship was a member of the prestigious United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps based at Marine Barracks, 8th & I, in Washington D.C. During his time with the Marine D&B, Mr. Winship traveled extensively throughout the United States and several foreign countries while performing for tens of thousands of people including various dignitaries, heads of state and celebrities. Mr. Winship auditioned for the group after aging out of the Boston Crusaders drum and bugle corps in 1990. In his free time Mr. Winship enjoys kayaking, snow skiing, hiking/camping and playing golf.