Extension Division

Michael Noble has developed an international reputation as an “astonishing” (Het Nieuwsblad) and versatile pianist whose performances and initiatives have engrossed audiences across Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Maeve Dougal is the Director of Ballet and Director of Summer Dance Conservatories at the Mason Gross Extension Division at Rutgers University. Dougal holds an MA in Dance Education with a concentration in ABT Ballet Pedagogy from New York University and a BFA in Dance with a Ballet Emphasis from Utah Valley University. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she received her ballet training at The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre under Damara Bennett and danced with Utah Regional Ballet under the direction of Jacqueline P. Colledge and Heather Gray.
  • Education


    • Daniel Epstein
    • Olga Kern
    • Nina Svetlanova
    • Edward Robert Nelson



    Ana Maria Trechi Bottazzi, David Dubal, Christopher Harding, Yong Hi Moon, Anton Nel, Rebecca Penneys, Alexande Shtarkman, Đặng Thái Sơn, William Wolfram


    • Mason Gross School of the Arts- Rutgers University (DMA candidate)
    • Manhattan School of Music (BM’ 16 MM ’18)
  • Expertise

    Age groups I am comfortable working with: ages 6 and up
    My teaching philosophy
    Music is essential in our daily lives. Without music, life would be a drag. My mission is to enlighten my students of the beauty, excitement and enduring quality of the great classical composers through my teaching and performing career. Whether my student aspires to be a professional pianist or to play as a hobby, I seek to inspire excitement, happiness, and a desire to succeed in all of my lessons. A student’s success is the teacher’s success!
    Each student's personality is different in their own unique way so I will always teach my students accordingly to suit their needs as best as possible. Fun and seriousness are always well-balanced during our lessons! My students will have the proper instruction during my lessons so that he or she can be independent in their practicing before the next lesson or performance. I have the knowledge to cultivate my student's technique, musicality, and musical knowledge through the education I have received and with the great teachers I have worked with. 
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Kason Jackson is the Director of Vocal Music at Carteret High School. Mr. Jackson holds a bachelor of music degree in music education with a concentration in voice from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.