317 Main Administrative Staff
Kyo is an avid cheerleader of creative, community-building ideas and has served on the boards of many nonprofits including 317 Main. She has been taking an indefinite hiatus from her career as an architect to try and help build this community music center into a thriving, positive force in the Greater Portland area and beyond. Originally from Tokyo, she landed here in Maine by way of the San Francisco Bay area, Boston, and New York City, and along with her husband, Craig Schneider, and two teenage daughters, greatly appreciates and enjoys all that this incredible state has to offer.
Molly has been part of 317 Main’s Development team since 2012 and she loves helping make 317’s programs possible. Her background is in nonprofit fundraising and communications and she earned a BS in communications at Boston University and an MBA at Antioch University New England. Molly grew up playing the piano and clarinet, singing with a choir, dancing, and listening to all kinds of music. Now she continues to love music and dance and she does lots of it with her two young children.
Jake Hoffman – Partnership Program Coordinator
Shai Levite – Building Manager
Chris Moore – Director of Music Education
Chris grew up in Maine. He began studying piano at age seven and classical violin at age ten. He graduated from Waynflete School and went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in acting from Skidmore College. After college, Chris moved to New York City, where he worked as a performance artist, musician, puppeteer, and on the staff of the Arts at St. Ann’s concert series in Brooklyn. While in New York, he studied with mandolin master Andy Statman. In 1989, Chris founded the band Rust Farm with Boston guitarist John McGann. Rust Farm released two albums, the second produced by bluegrass great Tim O’Brien. Chris has composed, performed, and recorded music for dance, film, television, spoken word, theater, and visual art projects. His songs have been recorded and performed by Adrienne Young, Mark Erelli, Rani Arbo, Carol Noonan, Barnstar!, Northern Lights, Dennis Brennan, Joe K. Walsh, and others. Chris has taught lessons, classes, and workshops in mandolin, songwriting, English Country Dance and traditional Shaker music. He lived in Nashville, TN from 2003-2013, where he founded the band Kindling Stone. Chris returned to Maine in 2013 to work as the 317 Main’s Director of Music Education.
Amanda Parkhurst – Little Roots Program Director
Sarah Potter – Registrar
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Marie Sevier – Administration Coordinator
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Amy Sinclair – Director of Marketing/Communications & Farmers Market Manager
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Amy spent two decades working as a television reporter for stations in Maine and Boston before finding a dream job sharing stories about the transformative power of music at 317 Main. Amy is also a Master Gardener, a founding steering committee member at the Yarmouth Community Garden, and the manager of the Yarmouth Farmers Market. Amy holds an undergraduate degree from Connecticut College and a MSJ from Northwestern University. Amy is a ukulele student at 317 Main where she will always be a beginner. She and her husband, Tux Turkel are raising their son Zach in Yarmouth.
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Edward Tittman – Business Manager
John Williams – Executive Director
Contact the Front Desk for general information, lesson registration, and scheduling at (207) 846-9559 or use our Contact Form to send an email.
Front Desk Hours:
Monday -Thursday 9am-6pm