Mrs. Michaela Salerni received her Masters in Music (Percussion Performance) from the University of Delaware in 2015. She has toured countries like England, Israel, Taiwan and Austria as a member of the University of Delaware Wind Ensemble, the University of Delaware Percussion Ensemble and the University of Delaware Steel Band. As a native of Trinidad and Tobago, she has been involved in music for over 20 years and has taken part and won several competitions in her country as both a pianist and steel pan player. As a free lance percussionist, she has enjoyed working with bands like the New York Wind Ensemble, the Chesapeake Brass, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Beer Shiva Sinfonietta based in Israel. She has had the pleasure of studying and playing with renowned musicians like Harvey Price, Orlando Cotto, Joseph Alessi and Lord of the Rings composer Johan De Meij.
Mrs. Salerni lives in Middletown with her husband (also an elementary/middle school music teacher), and their two dogs Ollie and Yoshi. Mrs. Salerni enjoys watching reality tv shows, going to concerts, being silly and anything that involves warm weather of course!