private and group music lessons


       Rachel Gasataya is the proud owner and director of Sixteenth Notes Music. Her primary instrument is the piano but also has knowledge of the guitar, violin, drums, marimba, xylophone, flute, saxophone, and voice. She graduated with her Sound Engineering degree with a concentration in classical piano in 2010. She also has her master certificate in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music, online series.

         She has been teaching in North and Central Jersey for the past 16 years.  Her experiences range from teaching private one-on-one lessons to classroom settings of general music, vocal, piano, guitar, and rhythm and music theory, and she has taught students of all ages (pre-school to adult). She aids in auditioning for high school, college music and theatre programs, plays for high school events, and coaches individual singers.

         Outside of teaching, she is a vocal accompanist for individual singers including pop, theatre, and classical singing.  She has performed in NJPAC, Hispanic Youth Showcase, and other NJ venues. She records a variety of music and poetry ranging from classical, pop, hip hop, and religious music for solo and band.

          She is a member of the MAMTG, NAfMe, Accordion Pops Orchestra, and Starry Night Orchestra. In college she became a sister of Sigma Alpha Iota. She is the music director of Christ Church in Pompton Lakes NJ.