Who we are

ArtSmart is an organization that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Starting at the top, our Founders bring a diverse set of skills ranging from the creative to the technical, from the corporate to the entrepreneurial. They are joined by an Advisory board with a vast range of knowledge and experience. Our growing roster of Mentors are selected for their strength in both education and performance.

Meet Our Founders

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Michael Fabiano

Michael Fabiano has sung at the world’s most important opera houses and is one of the greatest opera singers in the world today. His musical artistry is matched by his passionate commitment to arts education.

Brian Levor

Brian Levor is a lifelong percussionist and teacher. A drummer who made his career in IT Management, Brian operates technology platforms for a number of business clients along with founding Strongwood Drums, a drum supply company in New York.

John Viscardi

John Viscardi brings a unique background in music, education and business having been involved in arts education programs focused on K-12 students, running operations for a medical case management company and performing on some of the United States’ most prestigious stages.

Liz Letak – General Counsel

Liz Letak is a distinguished attorney and has extensive experience working in the healthcare industry. She is also a lifelong pianist with a great passion for music education and the ArtSmart mission.

Tom Mulder – Mentor/Administrator

Tom Mulder is an original Mentor for our pilot program in Newark, NJ. Tom balances a budding international operatic career with a passion for teaching. He is currently a member of the extra chorus at the Metropolitan Opera.

Hannah DeBlock – Mentor

Hannah DeBlock is an original Mentor for our pilot program in Newark, NJ. A  Masters graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Hannah embodies the true ArtSmart spirit, combining sterling musical chops with a love for education.