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Group Instruction - Randy Pollok

Instrument/Department: Ukulele

Joined Hochstein Faculty in: 2015


Randy Pollok is a music teacher with many years of experience. He has been teaching privately in Rochester since 2011 and previously taught in Charleston, West Virginia, and Bloomington, Indiana. He is also the music director at First Presbyterian Church in Brockport, where he conducts the choir and plays organ, piano, and other instruments.

Randy helps to lead and teach the Rochester Ukulele Support Group and teaches workshops at Bernunzio Uptown Music. He teaches group ukulele classes at the Hochstein School of Music.

As a member of the Rochester Ukulele Orchestra, Randy has performed at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Rochester Fringe Festival, Hochstein at High Falls, Greentopia, South Wedge Farmers Market, and Little Theatre Cafe. His other performance credits include at shows at Roberts Wesleyan College (Les Mis) and St. John Fisher College (Little Shop of Horrors, The Drowsy Chaperone, All Shook Up, Heathers: The Musical, and Spring Awakening).

Randy studies clarinet with Andrew Brown and guitar with Bob Sneider at Eastman Community Music School, where he also has played in the Music Educators Wind Ensemble and a clarinet quartet. He has a Bachelor of Music Degree from Illinois State University, and completed graduate coursework at Butler University in Indianapolis.