Our Team

Mr Matt Mazur M.A., DIR-Certified/ Co-Founder, Director, Musician, Teacher Autism Intervention and Early Childhood Music Specialist

Matt is the Director of Turtle Dance Music, LLC. He is also a music teacher at Adults and Children With Learning Disabilities in Bayshore, NY. He has worked as a teacher, musician and Autism Intervention Specialist. Matt received his graduate degree in Developmental Models of Autism Intervention and Early Childhood Development at Montclair State University.

He received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in  Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  He received his Master’s of Arts in Theatre Studies and Theater For Young Audiences from Montclair State University. He loves performing in schools, libraries, regional theaters, and autism centers. He also loves his best friend, Maggie, and his dog, Libby. Matt is also the co-author of Skrak’s Big Adventure:

David Colicchio / Musician and Songwriter

David grew up in a very musical household. His father taught elementary vocal music in New Jersey Public and Private schools for almost thirty years, supplying David with a wealth of teaching insights. In 2013 David graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Songwriting and has since toured nationally and internationally as a guitar player for up and coming musical artists such as Verite, Catey Shaw, Pronoun, and more. David is currently in the process of recording his own songs to be released under the name Future Dave. David is thrilled to be a part of the Turtle Dance Team!

Ben Moniz / Composer, Guitarist, and Theatermaker

Ben Moniz is a Brooklyn based composer, guitarist, and theatermaker from Alexandria, Virginia. Ben has a BA from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, where he studied Jazz Guitar, Shakespeare, and Geology. Ben earned the Margaret Johnston Scott Prize for Excellence in Music in his senior year at the college. After college, Ben spent several years working extensively with the Barn Arts Collective in Bass Harbor, Maine. Major Credits with Barn Arts include Konnie the Shoe in We Run the Ship, Konstantin in The Seagull, and work as a pit musician. Ben was the upright bass player for the Beaubien Campfire Band at Philmont Scout Ranch in 2012 and the lead guitarist for Bernard, Maine’s Rio Bisbee Band in 2015. Ben was an EMT-B and Ambulance Driver in Hancock County, Maine in 2016. Since moving to the city, Ben has done theater tech work for shows at The Brick, Cloud City, and The PIT. His work as a guitarist has been featured at Feast: A Performance Series, Barnfest, and A Good Night in Bad Waters.