Troy School of Music Instructors




Jamey Bostek

Trumpet & Horn

Jamey Bostek has been performing and teaching professionally for over 25 years. Active in all forms of music, Bostek performs at venues throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He is a founding member of Lava/Atlantic recording artists The Atomic Fireballs and has been in numerous television appearances. Their music can be heard on the soundtracks of American Pie and Scooby-Doo. Bostek is tenured as second trumpet with the Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra and performs lead and solo duties with the Henry Ford College Big Band. He also performs with the Luddites, Detroit Soul Revue, Blue Water Kings, and The Nighthawk Jazz Orchestra.

Bostek studied music at Aquinas College, San Jose University, and Wayne State University. His mentors include Ed Nuccilli, David Jennings, Marcus Belgrave, Leonard Allman, Dan Kovatz, James Olcott, James Dooley, Kevin Good, and William Lucas.

Bostek is a member and alumnus of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. He is greatly sought after in southeastern Michigan for his expertise in clinics, sectionals, master classes, and guest performances. He is currently Brass Caption Head for the Ferndale High School Marching Band, which has won nine state championships. Bostek works with students of all levels and musical styles. He keeps the student’s goals in mind when developing an individualized approach to teaching that will ensure the development of good habits and strong fundamentals. All of his students are encouraged to participate in the solo and ensemble festival. Bostek has found lifelong enrichment through teaching and mentoring in music.

Lynnette Malburg


Lynnette Malburg comes to Marshall Music with over 35 years of experience in music education. She holds a B.A. in music education and an M.A. in school administration from Wayne State University. During her time at WSU, Malburg toured China and Germany with the WSU Symphony Band. She studied under Gordon Simmons of the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings and the Late Gordon Smith of the Detroit Symphony. She is a newly retired band director having taught in Birmingham Public Schools for 31 years at both the middle school and high school level. During her years as both a private instructor and as a band director, her students were consistently awarded Division I ratings at both MSBOA Solo and Ensemble and band festival performances. Malburg is currently a member of the Rochester Community Band.

Jessica Cates


Jessica Cates currently holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Trombone Performance. She is working on her Doctoral dissertation from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in trombone performance as well. During the past decade, spanning over 5 states, she has held principal positions with the Amherst Symphony Orchestra (Amherst, MA), The Litha Symphony Orchestra (NYC), The Adelphi Orchestra (Ridgewood, NJ) and is currently playing bass trombone with the Spectrum Orchestra in Birmingham, MI. In addition to her orchestral work, she has performed with several theatre companies in Michigan and the East Coast. She also performed with Josh Groban during his Boston tour dates in 2013 as well as assisting trombone for the Boston Philharmonic.

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Mark Tarabusi

Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone

Mark Tarabusi holds a Master’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, both as Woodwind Specialist. He has been performing professionally for over 30 years in various musical theater orchestras, symphony and opera orchestras, bands and small ensembles around the United States and for 9 years in Europe. Theater productions include Disney’s world premiere of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” in Berlin, “CATS” under the supervision of Andrew Lloyd Weber in Berlin, and the pre-Broadway production of “Victor/Victoria” starring Julie Andrews in Chicago.


Mr. Tarabusi has been teaching woodwinds to both children and adults at all levels for over 15 years. Several of his students have won competitions and performed in honors and youth orchestras around Michigan and in the Chicago area. Notable student accomplishments include first chair in the Detroit Symphony Civic Youth Orchestra on bassoon, first prize in the Birmingham Musicale Solo Competition on alto saxophone, and Concerto Competition finalist on clarinet at Troy Athens High School. A few of his students have even gone on to pursue music studies in college.