Education Advisory Board

The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame’s Education Advisory Board carries out the organization’s educational mission and is led by Long Island teacher, filmmaker and radio host Tom Needham. Lending star power and educational expertise to the Board is a group of celebrities and educators who share LIMHOF’s mission and are striving to bring their love of music to future generations of Long Islanders.




Tom Needham: Chairman, Executive Producer/Host of the Sounds of Film
Carol Brown: Arts Integration Instigator; ESBOCES Arts in Ed. coordinator, retired; NYS Alliance for Arts Education, past president.
Michael Cesarano: Assistant professor, theatre faculty, Queensborough Community College
Kim Lōwenborg-Coyne: Retired Director of Music and Art, North Babylon Schools.
Loretta Corbisiero-Drakos: ES BOCES Arts in Ed Administrator; adjunct Professor of Art History; independent curator; education advisory Board member for several arts organizations.
Paul Graf: Paul is a retired school administrator and former Principal of Smithtown Elementary School and have served on the LIMEHoF Education Advisory Board since its inception.
Mike Rodgers: Director of Music and Performing Arts in Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District; Adjunct Professor at Five Towns College; President-Elect New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education, State Executive Board; NYSSMA Committee Member; NMEA & SCMEA Member; Baldman Percussion Educational Coordinator; Where Stars Collide: Long Island Party Rock Cover Band – Keyboardist
Daniel F. Millheiser: President, Sound Symphony Orchestra
Norm Prusslin: Professor, Stony Brook University, and founding member, LIMHOF
Jon Trapani:

Director of Fine & Performing Arts, Lindenhurst Schools
NYSCAME/Suffolk Past President



Honorary Members

DMC (Darryl McDaniels): Best-selling recording artist with Run-DMC
Carole Demas and Paula Janis: Musicians best known as the stars of TV’s The Magic Garden (1972-1984)
Johnny “Juice” Rosado: DJ, music producer, audio engineer, arrangement, musician, composer, and consultant; original member of The Bomb Squad in the band Public Enemy
Jimmy Rosica: Founding member, Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge; proprietor and principal instructor of the Very Cool Music School
Steve Burns: Guitarist, musician and singer best known as the original host of the children’s television program Blue’s Clues (1996-2002)
John Tartaglia: Actor, singer, and puppeteer who was one of the original cast members of Broadway’s Avenue Q
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