Expertise offered in Performance,
Composition and Theory,
Production, Electronic Music
Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical
Teachers for all ages and skill levels
All instruments and voice
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Our music teachers offer high quality training, drawn from their own professional experience. With undergraduate and graduate degrees (M.M., B.M.) in performance and education, many of our teachers are long-time music students themselves, or are musicians working professionally in the field. Focusing on performance, composition, songwriting or production, students will find areas of studies ranging from pop to classical, beat-production to musical scoring, and more. When working with our teachers, college-bound students can expect preparation for conservatory and college auditions, as well as performance opportunities. Students learning music for fun or to expand upon previous knowledge will encounter personalized instruction from our teachers. Children will gain an appreciation for music in our eclectic beginner lessons and classes. We encourage beginner, intermediate, and advanced students of all ages to pursue music with us.
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Aside from playing the bass, I also play drums, piano, ukulele and guitar and possess a strong working knowledge of music theory, notation, and history. I am a musician-educator with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance, and a Master’s degree in Music Education from The University of the Arts (UARTS) in Philadelphia, PA. Throughout my studies and experiences at UARTS, I have amassed a wide range of skill sets in music performance, education, and music business/technology. I have performed throughout the tri-state area with my own quartet as well as with various other UARTS ensembles. - Read More About Patrick
I teach Voice
, and Violin
. I grew up playing the violin and the piano, and played in school orchestras through high school. I then began to play the guitar and really started focusing on my voice and songwriting. I went to college at Berklee College of Music for Violin Performance and there learned Jazz and Blues styles on Violin. I began to gravitate more towards Rock and Blues styles and became more and more interested in being a singer-songwriter. I teach all ages, and love focusing on Rock, Pop, and Blues styles. Many of my vocal students also play guitar, so we work on coordination between playing and singing at the same time and even songwriting. My teaching style for vocals has a strong focus on finding your voice in chest and mix voices, learning how to project and belt and achieve a full body sound. I love to instill a strong sense of technique, feel, and confidence in my students, and most importantly I want them to have fun! Music lessons are about learning, obtaining goals, and gaining confidence in yourself. I strive to make all of my students well rounded musicians, encourage creativity and live performance, and help to start their musical journey in the most positive and encouraging way possible. - Read More About Stef
I teach Clarinet
, and Piano
. I recently graduated from Temple University with a BM in Clarinet Performance, where I studied clarinet with Sam Caviezel (Philadelphia Orchestra), saxophone with Matt Levy (Prism Quartet), and woodwind doubling and jazz with Ed Joffe (Broadway). I am currently working as a freelance clarinet, saxophone, and flute player and have performed in many of the top theaters in Philadelphia, including the Arden Theatre Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, 11th Hour Theatre Company, and the Media Theatre. I am equally passionate about all of the instruments I perform on, as well as the varied styles that appear in musical theater (classical, jazz, commercial, etc.). My teaching philosophy is that the process directly influences the result, so I like to focus on developing good practicing habits and developing a genuine love of music. In addition to woodwinds, I also studied piano and enjoy the instrument quite a bit! - Read More About Kevin
I am originally from Brazil, and I have a career as a soloist pianist, piano teacher, collaborative pianist and Opera Coach. I have performed in many concert halls throughout Brazil, Italy and United States. Today I am a permanent resident in Philadelphia (US). I have two master’s degree in music. The first one is in piano performance from Georgia State University and the second one in Opera Coaching from Temple University. I have being teaching piano for 15 years. I teach all ages and I have a lot of experience with beginners as well as intermediate and advanced students.
As an accompanist I worked with several opera companies and operas program such as Atlantic Coast Opera (New Jersey), “La Musica Lirica” (Italy), Fio Américas (Brazil) Russian Opera Workshop (AVA- Philadelphia) “La Boheme” (New Jersey), “Libera Opera” (Philadelphia), “Fringe Opera festival” (Philadelphia) and Delaware Valley Opera to name a few. I have received some national and international awards in piano such as the Stegner Scholarship for best pianist at Georgia State University in 2008-2009, and Cadenza Piano Competition in Bauru in 2004 where I also received an award for best interpretation of Brazilian music. Learn more about Gabriel
I teach cello
. I started playing cello at the age of 9 in Fairfax County, Virginia, and studied with Marcio Botelho and Amy Frost-Baumgarten. I attended Brooklyn College where I studied cello performance with Kalin Ivanov and graduated with a minor in music in 2015. While I was classically trained I have performed with an eclectic group of musicians both as a session cellist and a band member, from rap to rock to folk groups. Knowledge of theory and improvisation has always been extremely important to me, and I strive to create a well-rounded curriculum that allows my students to be as creative as possible with their skills. - Read More About Julia
I teach Violin, Piano. My name is Michael Shingo Crawford and I am a Philadelphia-based composer, violinist, and pianist who is passionate about telling stories through the music that I compose, arrange, and perform. My studies began in elementary school with the violin, and music has been a major part of my life ever since. I studied violin performance and composition at Emory University, where I took violin lessons from Shawn Pagliarini and composition lessons from Richard Prior and John Anthony Lennon. During this time, I was concertmaster of the Emory University Symphony Orchestra and won the 2015 Concerto and Aria Competition with my performance of the Barber Violin Concerto. In my senior year, I presented two recitals: a violin recital and a composition recital, where my music was performed by the Vega String Quartet and other Emory faculty and student musicians. Read more about Michael
I teach Voice and Piano. I received my degree from Temple University in Jazz Voice with a focus in Music Education in 2016. Music has always been the center of my life. My sophomore year of high school, I became our choir director and taught 60+ students every day until I graduated. We became an award-winning ensemble, sweeping first place at every competition and eventually performed at the 2012 London Olympics. In 2010, I was selected for and participated in the 5-Week Summer Program at Berklee College of Music and it cemented my decision to pursue a degree in music. In 2011, after being chosen for the Massachusetts All-State Choir, I had the opportunity to tour Europe with the Sound of America. I sang during a mass at St. Mark's Basilica as well as performances in Notre Dame Cathedral and the Neuschwanstein Castle. By 2013, I was elected music director of OwlCapella (a co-ed a cappella group), where I led rehearsals and recording sessions as well as arranged music for a 12-part ensemble. We performed regularly all around the East Coast, including opening for The Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. I loved volunteering at Play On, Philly!, an after-school music program that provides high quality music education for students who typically lack access, where I led rehearsals and provided piano accompaniment. Read more about Marie
I teach Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon. Born and raised in the Philly area, I am a woodwind multi-instrumentalist and composer currently finishing the master's program in music at Temple University. While I primarily studied classical repertoire throughout middle/high school and early in college at Temple, I eventually peaked an interest in jazz to the point where I switched my major during freshman year of college. In general, I'm open to playing all styles of music, and I always try to prepare my students to be able to play as many styles of music as possible, through emphasis on being able to play with a convincing sound and sense of rhythm, as well as other important basic concepts. Read more about Gabe
I teach Viola, Violin. My journey as a musician started with a love for classical music rather than with the instrument itself. The first time I auditioned for a youth orchestra in 7th grade, I got rejected. I was determined to practice and prepare enough so that I would get into that youth orchestra the next year, which I did. By the time I reached high school, I was fully ready to commit to learning the viola and started to take private lessons. Halfway through high school, I picked up the violin as I was interested in violin repertoire. At this time, my private teacher was generous enough to let me shadow her lessons with other students & even teach a few of them. I started teaching my own violin and viola students in my junior year of high school, and have continued teaching privately since, as well as with the Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra’s Petit Division in the 2018-2019 season, and Knauer Music School from 2019-2020. In 2014, I joined the Philadelphia Sinfonia and continued to play with them through high school. The same year, I was accepted into the prestigious Tanglewood Institute, where I spent two summers studying and playing orchestral music. Read more about Zoe
I teach Piano, Voice, Drums, Guitar, Bass
. I'm a singer, songwriter, guitarist, bassist, drummer, pianist, and cover artist. I graduated with a degree in Music Industry with a concentration in piano from Millersville University, where I was a Vyner award finalist. As an educator, I'm excited to help students discover the musical world through the instrument.
I was raised in the Suzuki method on piano, and later picked up drums, bass, and guitar. I've spent time on both sides of the recording studio glass, and I've toured the country as a multi instrumentalist and lead singer. Currently, I'm working as the entertainment director at Howl At The Moon running an all-request cover band show. Read More about Alex
I teach guitar, bass, and piano. I am a guitarist and composer who utilizes music as a vehicle for interpreting various aspects of life and art, for engaging students in exciting learning experiences, and for connecting with other people. It is my strongest belief as an educator that each student has their own special way of learning and connecting with music, and that students’ personal needs take priority over all else in the studio or classroom. As a result, I actively take note of what works best for each person or group, and adapt my presentation of the learning material to best fit those requirements. Lesson plans revolve around a healthy balance of technique, music theory, and exploration into various styles or composers from which students may benefit. My vision as a teaching artist is to ignite musical artistry and passion in every one of my students, and channel it toward improving upon their own personal goals. - Read More About Will
I teach Piano.
I am a classically trained, collaborative pianist from Rockville Maryland, with a penchant for music theory. I studied under Dr. Donna Koh, DMA. from elementary school through my first year of high school, when I paused my private piano studies to focus on collaborative piano. I participated in my high school’s jazz ensemble for three years, and performed in invitational settings such as Department of Education functions in Washington D.C. and the famed Blue’s Alley. In my sophomore year I landed my first paid gig playing Piano II for a production of Beauty and the Beast. Upon graduation I added Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chicago, Nunsense, and The Secret Garden to my list of pit orchestra engagements, serving as rehearsal pianist and Piano I for the latter three.
Read more about Galene
I teach Voice and Piano. Melanie Ashe is a graduate of The University of the Arts with a major in Vocal Performance and a minor in Music Education and Musical Theatre. At The University of the Arts, Melanie studied jazz, classical, musical theatre, and contemporary vocal technique. She was a member of Rock Ensemble, Octonics, Jazz Singers and the University Chorus.
Melanie has been teaching voice, piano and theory lessons around the South Jersey area for three years. She specializes in vocal technique, vocal health, and audition preparation. She hopes to continue sharing her love of music with many more students. Read more about Melanie
I teach piano
. I am a classical pianist who graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout my life I have actively performed, collaborated, and recorded with musicians of all walks of life – be they hobbyists, professional colleagues, or renowned musicians, such as Grammy Award-winning ensemble, Eighth Blackbird. As a teacher, I strive to work with the student to not only improve their formal technical abilities and understanding of foundational concepts, but to also enhance their overall musicianship and relationship with the art itself. - Read More About Yvonne
I teach Banjo, Guitar, Bass Guitar.
I primarily play the guitar, and also play the five-string banjo and bass guitar, among other instruments. I am well-versed in a variety of styles and techniques in addition to possessing a strong background in music theory. I’ve toured internationally and released records with bands that have been praised by Pitchfork, Noisey, and many other outlets and publications. I have a BA in English from the University of Connecticut. Read more about Tyler
I teach violin and viola. As a dual citizen of Latvia and the United States, I have performed in a variety of concert venues throughout Europe and America. Most recently, I concluded my two year residency with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with many of the major classical musicians in the world. Among them are Ricardo Muti, Christoph Eschenbach, Yo-Yo Ma, Kristjan Jarvi, and Ken-David Masur, amongst many others. I recently performed a solo in the bi-annual North American Latvian Song and Dance Festival, where I collaborated with Latvian musicians from all over the world to create a performance of choral and orchestral music written solely by Latvian composers. I hold an active private studio of violinists and violists, and have also taught group classes through a variety of programs in Chicago, New York City, and Philadelphia. I believe that every student should have access to a quality music education and I realize that all students are different. As a teacher, I accept the differences in my students and adapt my lesson plans to each student, so they can achieve their best. - Read More About Annija
I teach Trumpet, Piano, Voice. Born and raised in Albany, New York, I started playing piano lessons at the age of seven and picked up the trumpet just a few years later. Growing up in a family that loved to listen to jazz, I decided to follow my other brother's footsteps and join my high school jazz band. Quickly learning the ways of the music, I started to make a name for myself joining groups such as the Empire State Youth Jazz Orchestra, New York's All-State Jazz Ensemble, the NAfME All-Eastern Jazz Ensemble, the Skidmore Jazz Institute and Jazz at Lincoln Center's Summer Jazz Academy under the direction of Wynton Marsalis.
I'm a graduate of Temple University's Jazz Studies program with a concentration in Trumpet, under the direction of Terell Stafford. I currently reside in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where I play trumpet and sing in performances as well as give private trumpet, piano and voice lessons. - Read More About John
I teach voice and piano. Music has held an important place in my life for as long as I can remember. I started singing at a very young age, and piano soon followed. I studied Vocal Performance and I specialize in Jazz, Rock, Blues, Indie, and Pop. When teaching, I believe that learning classical technique is very important no matter what genre you are looking to sing. In my lessons I hope to help my students find the strengths in their own individual voices, and build up their musicianship skills as well. I want my students to grow as confident musicians. - Read More About Enrica
I teach Flute and Piano. I moved to the Philadelphia many years ago from Seoul, South Korea and have been so fortunate to have had the opportunity to study music in the United States. I have always been involved in music from a very young age. I began playing the piano at age 5, and picked up the flute and violin around age 10. Although I played these instruments from a young age, it was not until I was much older that I chose music as my career. In 2011 I moved to Philadelphia to begin my undergraduate studies at Temple University. I recently graduated from the same school with my Master’s Degree in flute performance, and am now building my career as both a performer and teacher. I have had such incredible music teachers over the course of my musical career, and hope to provide the same level of care and instruction to my own students. - Read More About Binnara
I teach voice
. I am a Midwesterner with a passion for singing! Prior to moving to Philly to begin the Master of Music Therapy program at Temple University, I received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, where I studied classical vocal technique. I'm excited to have the opportunity to empower students throughout Philly by giving them the tools they need to accomplish their musical goals! - Read More About Hannah
I teach Guitar, Bass, Piano
I am a music educator, performer, composer and producer with over 15 years of experience. Since obtaining my Bachelor’s of Music in Performance from Temple University in 2007, I have been teaching private music lessons in the greater Philadelphia area to students of all ages and skill levels. My teaching style focuses equally on technique, theory and improvisation. I like to tailor the lessons to each individual student's goals and interests, all while focusing on the music that they find interesting and inspiring. In 2002, I was one of only two guitar players in Pennsylvania chosen for the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts. In 2010, I recorded the music for a full length documentary called “Libertopia". In 2011, I co-lead the launch of a recording program at The Hill School in Pottstown, PA. Since graduating with my degree in jazz performance, I have been featured as a guitarist performing in a variety of genres, and have contributed guitar to multiple recordings, including works recorded at Miner Street Recordings in Fishtown. In addition to guitar and music in general, I have been teaching audio engineering, production and mixing. I have also had a key role in the production and engineering for the albums of many local bands, including Juston Stens (former drummer for Dr. Dog), TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb, Grubby Little Hands, and The Looks of It (my personal project). In 2009 I founded Philly Music Lessons to bring a unique form of music education to my own neighborhood and to Philadelphia at large. Whether you are just starting out and want to learn some of your favorite songs or preparing for a college audition, I have the tools and experience to help you achieve your musical aspirations. Schedule a Lesson
I teach guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, and mandolin. I am currently Adjunct Professor of Music at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA, where I have taught for the past 18 years. Because of my ability to perform on many string/fretted instruments, (Guitar, Bass, Tenor Banjo, 5 string Banjo, Mandolin and Ukulele) and my comfort with a variety of styles, I am one of the most sought after Musician/Teachers in the tri state area. - Read More About Stephen
I am a jazz vocalist and songwriter based in the city of Philadelphia. I graduated from Temple University with a B.M. in Jazz Performance. While at Temple, I was the featured vocalist with the Temple University Big Band, led by Terell Stafford, for two years. I have been teaching private voice and beginner piano lessons since I graduated from college. For my voice students, I like to include a mix of vocal technique, sight reading and theory, and repertoire. - Read More About Laura
I developed a strong passion for the violin very early in my life. I started playing at age 2 after showing a strong interest while hearing a recording of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major on the radio. My goal is to spread music to as many people as possible whether it be through performing or teaching. My philosophy is that anyone has the capacity to engage in music. Although I use mostly the same books for my lessons, I adapt my teaching style to fit the student. Beginning by cultivating the students’ love and patience for music practice, we work on the foundation that will develop a strong technique. - Read More About Dakota
I teach piano. I am a pianist, songwriter, and teacher that graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance/Contemporary Improvisation from New England Conservatory. I've been studying piano since I was seven years old, and attended Laguardia High School in New York City, where I studied piano performance as well. I am a firm believer of the power of using one's ear while learning music, and have studied extensively with both jazz and classical teachers. - Read More About Damon
I teach guitar
. I started learning guitar when I was 10 years old, initially playing a lot of Classical music and Classic Rock. The study of jazz theory and improvisation really opened my eyes to the amazing, endless world of music and the limitless possibility of the guitar as an improvisational instrument and from that moment I was hooked. When I teach, I try to always cater the style to the student. I build my lesson plans around the student’s interests and abilities, always with the goal of leaving the student inspired and eager to practice. - Read More About Jonah
I teach guitar
, and ukulele
. I am a long time musician, Philadelphia resident, and teacher of private lessons for almost a decade. I was lucky enough to receive a guitar at age 13, and have been playing for over 15 years. I had a private guitar teacher who gave me the tools to become the player I am today, and years later I am here to do the same for my students. - Read More About Daniel
I teach violin
. I was born and raised in the sweet Midwest city of Saint Louis, Missouri. My dear mother signed me up for Suzuki violin when I was 5 years old, and I am eternally grateful that she kept me doing it until I loved it. I am living in Philadelphia now, teaching music, playing gigs with several bands I lead or co-lead, composing music, and practicing more deeply all of the information I received in college. I like to approach music as a language very similar to any other spoken language. The instrument is an extension of the human voice. I incorporate a lot of listening, singing, movement, games, play, improvisation, and consistency into my lessons and practicing assignments. We learn to speak before we learn to read, and I take the same approach in music. - Read More About Gabe
I teach piano, voice, and clarinet. I am a pianist, accompanist, and teacher that graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from Montclair State University. I’ve been blessed with incredible mentors and teachers my whole life, and I owe my success to them, and that’s one of the main reasons why I teach. After years as a student of several music education programs within Essex County, I moved on to teaching private lessons for all ages and all styles. I have performed throughout Northern New Jersey and New York, including Steinway Hall and Carnegie Hall. Now, after moving to Philadelphia, I intend to build my reputation among the educators and collaborators and continue my own education and artistry in music. - Read More About Matt
I teach trumpet
, and piano
. I came to Philadelphia to attend the University of the Arts, where I studied with Bill Pusey, George Rabbai, Matt Cappy, and Matt Gallagher; Their credits include work with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Michael Jackson, Jill Scott, Jay-Z, and NFL Films. I graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in trumpet performance, then dove headfirst into the Philadelphia music scene. As a teacher, my goal is to help students develop their musical ears, along with proper technique and theoretical understanding, so they can find their own personal sound. - Read More About Rick
I teach Banjo
, and Fiddle
. I grew up in a house filled with classical music, show tunes, and folk music. I really can’t remember not knowing about Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Josh White, The Weavers, and Leadbelly. Already a veteran of 3 years of piano and a few months of cornet lessons (I never got past the wet goose noise stage,) I found my home with my first guitar at age 12. I was fortunate to catch on with Jerry Ricks, who later moved to Europe where he toured playing blues as “Philadelphia Jerry Ricks.” Lessons with Jerry formed a broad and deep survey of folk guitar styles–blues, country, bluegrass, and (then) modern folk–fingerpicking and flatpicking styles and techniques. He was also particularly close with Doc Watson and Mississippi John Hurt and it was my privilege and inspiration to get to know them both a bit, tagging along to club dates at the Second Fret on Sansom St. The John Hurt and Doc Watson repertoires were the core of my student syllabus and as it’s still wonderful stuff and covers at least 2/3 of folk guitar technique, I still feature those tunes with those students who want folk guitar. - Read More About Ted
I teach violin
. I started studying violin when I was seven years old and haven’t looked back since. I’m currently a senior at Temple University finishing my Bachelor’s of Music in violin performance under Davyd Booth of the Philadelphia Orchestra. I have been teaching violin lessons for about five years now, and have found it incredibly rewarding to help others experience how fun and fulfilling making music can be. I strive to be the best musician I can be so that I can pass that joy and passion on to my students. - Read More About Lucia
I teach violin
, and piano
. I've been playing music on various instruments for nearly twenty years. I come from a family of musicians and grew up listening to a strange combination of classical music and the Beatles. I played in orchestras and ensembles all throughout grade school. I earned a BA in music production from the College of Media and Communication at Temple University, where I also electively studied music theory and technique. I started teaching while working at a music shop after graduating. I picked up some lessons as a substitute teacher when needed and quickly realized that I loved teaching. My students are a constant reminder of why I fell in love with music in the first place. I've learned that there is no one method that works for every student. I teach using a blended method catered to each student's individual needs, while making sure we don't forget to have fun! - Read More About Jenny
I teach guitar
, and mandolin
. I moved to Philadelphia to study music at University of the Arts where I graduated with a Bachelors of Music in Instrumental Performance (Guitar) as well as a Masters of Arts in Teaching. While at Uarts I was lucky to be able to study all of the specific fields of music which initially drew me to the school; performance, writing, recording, and teaching. I am truly happy to say that all 4 of those are still present in my day-to-day life. I write and perform music with my band, The Phonies
as well as solo music and various collaborations with other Philadelphia songwriters. I've been lucky to perform music in a wide variety of styles. I have been teaching private lessons (originally only guitar and piano) for 7 years. My goal in teaching music is to help each student reach their musical goal, no matter what they may be. If you aren't quite sure, that's ok too! I'll help to figure it out. No matter what goals my student may have I always try to approach the material in a way that empowers the student to learn more information on their own. - Read More About Sean
My name is Art Thompson. I began studying drums at age 10. Academically trained through my school band program, and also born into a musical family, I was exposed to a variety of different kinds of music growing up. After high school I had the honor of serving as a member of the U.S. Army Band. I have had an educational article published in Modern Drummer magazine's Rock and Jazz Clinic column as well as having been featured in Modern Drummer's On The Move column and also New Blood in DRUM! magazine. In addition, I have self- published my own method book, The Beginner's Handbook for Drum Set. I base my teaching style on the needs and interests of each individual student. While I feel there are certain foundational things every drummer needs to know (rudiments, reading skills, technique, etc.) I try to find ways to apply those things in applicable ways to the material my students want to learn. - Read More About Art
I teach cello. I am currently a senior Cello Performance major at Temple University where I study with Jeffrey Solow. I am an active performer on the modern cello, baroque cello, and viola da gamba (a string instrument played throughout the Renaissance and Baroque periods). At Temple, I am a member of conTemplum New Music Orchestra and have performed solo works on the SoundPrints concert series. I have performed in Chamber Music Society of Philadelphia masterclasses.
I have performed with the Elysium String Quartet, Fairmount Chamber Ensemble, Chiaroscuro Consort of Viols, Venice Baroque Orchestra, other orchestras in the Philadelphia area, and I have attended various music festivals around the country.
I teach at Philadelphia String Project and Community Music Scholars Program (Temple Music Preparatory Division), and S&S Dream Global Music Studio in Ambler, PA. I teach all ages and tailor my approach to the individual student’s learning style, aptitude, and skill level. Read More About Elena
I teach cello
. I grew up taking piano, cello and voice lessons, writing songs and teaching myself to play guitar, which I ended up majoring in at the Berklee College of Music. My passion in music lies in singing and songwriting and I’m very happy to incorporate songwriting into lessons. I’ve taken lessons in traditional classical settings and in much more creative/informal ways. Similarly, I’ve played in a wide variety of styles and settings, from classical music in orchestras to punk music in rock bands. Because my experience with music was partially very traditional and partially self-motivated and based on intuition, I like to make sure I connect with students in the way they learn best. Some people like to learn the theory and see the sheet music, some people prefer to listen, improvise and experiment. There’s no wrong way to learn to play, as long as you’re practicing with the kind of technique that keeps your body healthy! In addition to teaching, you can find me around Philly playing with several bands, including my original project Ellen Siberian Tiger, Mother Moses, Two Girls and Manic Pixi. - Read More About Ellen
I teach violin
. I began my musical studies by the age of four, and since then, I have been consistently following my passion. I am currently a senior pursuing a Bachelor’s of Music in violin performance at Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance, where I study with international award winning violinist, Dr. Vladimir Dyo. In my early career, I have been a member of Philadelphia Sinfonia Youth Orchestra, one of the premiere youth orchestras in the tri-state area. I have also served as assistant concertmaster in Cheltenham High School Symphony Orchestra and I have won honorary placements in various competitions and festivals. Currently, I am a member of Grammy-nominated Temple University Symphony Orchestra. I have also recently performed within orchestras such as the Pennsylvania Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, one of America’s premier chamber orchestras. By encouraging the development of foundational techniques, I hope to inspire my students as much as possible. After about three years of teaching violin, I have become more happy and appreciative for the opportunity to serve and benefit the community. - Learn more about Eunice
I teach voice
. I've been singing since a very young age, and loved being part of my church choir growing up. At 18, I recorded my first solo album, Echoes of Ireland
. I studied Vocal Performance at Marywood University and then moved to Philadelphia to pursue further studies in opera performance. I am a cantor and section leader at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul. I am an active performer and have worked with many companies in the Philadelphia area, including: OperaDelaware, Poor Richard's Opera, Russian Opera Workshop, Delaware Valley Opera Company, and Delaware ChoralArts. The foundation of my teaching is always breath management, body awareness and tension reduction, as well as musicianship. I try to arm my students with a "toolbox," foundational techniques and exercises they can come back to if they're struggling with a note or phrase, whether they're singing Broadway, rock, opera, etc. I make sure students understand the purpose of exercises and how they relate to what they're singing. Overall, I aim to help my students find their "voice" in a healthy, tension-free way. - Read More About Marcelle
I am a professional singer/songwriter originally from Los Angeles currently residing in Philadelphia. I graduated from The University of the Arts in 2012 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Vocal Performance. In addition to songwriting, I also specialize in singing Jazz, Pop, Indie, Classical, Rock, and Musical Theater. I have over 15 years of vocal experience, and over 6 years of teaching private instruction in voice, songwriting, guitar, piano, percussion, and ukulele. I also have experience teaching music in group environments, using collaborative and creative approaches. I have had the pleasure of performing at Carnegie Hall, The Sidney Opera House, Preservation Hall, The Kimmel Center, and various venues throughout Los Angeles, such as House of Blues, The Hotel Cafe, The Viper Room, Molly Malone's and more. I recently won a 3 month long vocal competition in Philadelphia, entitled, Songbird: Search for Philly’s Best Singer. When teaching, my approach is to focus on the student’s needs and reach goals that he or she is focused on. I gear lessons towards broadening the student’s mind, and am open to all forms of creating art. I currently teach group music classes, voice for all levels, and piano and guitar (beginner/intermediate levels).
-Read More About Keely
I teach bass, guitar, piano, drums, and voice. I grew up in a musical household taking piano lessons from my mother, jamming on drums with my father in the basement, and writing songs with my younger sister. At 13 I discovered my love for bass guitar and enrolled in the Uptown Music Collective in Williamsport, PA. I attended Berklee College of Music where I graduated with a BA in bass performance and music education in 2014. Currently, I play bass and sing backup vocals for Philly-based indie rock bands Ellen Siberian Tiger and Mother Moses and for Boston-based Bengali Pop singer Prithwiraj Choudhury. - Learn More About Collin
I teach violin
and viola, piano
. I have been playing violin for 14 years. I have a bachelor's degree in Violin Performance from Temple University. I have experience teaching private and group lessons to all ages in various programs throughout the city, including Play on Philly and Temple Music Prep. I emphasize technique and practice methods in lessons while fostering an appreciation for all forms of music. - Read More About Emily
I teach Guitar, Bass
. I am a composer, sound engineer, multi-instrumentalist and teacher here in Philadelphia with wide ranging experience working in a variety of styles and settings. According to my mom I’ve been singing since I could talk (though I think she might be exaggerating slightly), but more concretely my musical journey began with piano lessons in kindergarten and continued by playing saxophone and singing in choir up through high school. Receiving my first guitar as my 13th birthday present proved to be a monumental moment in my life and nowadays it’s rare to see me travel anywhere without a guitar somewhere in my possession. My teaching style is based entirely on the needs of my students. Everyone learns differently and has different interests so I believe that keeping that at the forefront of any lesson plan keeps students interested and hungry to learn more. It’s my job as a teacher to not only illustrate the technical and theoretical side of playing music but also provide encouragement for them in their journey of musical discovery. - Read More About Dan
I teach piano
. I graduated from the University of the Arts with a BM in music performance. While at UArts, I studied under piano teachers Don Glanden, Tom Lawton and Trudy Pitts. I also received guidance from some of Philly's finest musicians. I am currently a freelance musician performing in a wide range of diverse bands and ensembles. As an educator, I teach intermediate/advanced piano with an emphasis on jazz, rock, blues and contemporary music. My methods involve the basics of note-reading and technique, as well as ear training and theory to provide a fun musical experience that goes beyond the notes on a page. It is my goal to share my passion of music with my students and to help them find their musical passion. Read more about Alex
I teach voice, beginning/intermediate piano and oboe. I have been a student of music for my whole life. I played oboe and piano growing up, but have always been a choir nerd at heart. I received my BA in vocal music from Westminster Choir College in 2007 and and am currently at Temple University working on my MM in Music Education plus teacher certification. I have a special interest in later elementary and middle school choir. I have taught small group and private lessons since my undergrad. My goal as a teacher is to give my students the skills they need to become to become life-long musicians. I work with each student’s individual interests and needs to help them get the most out of their lessons. For voice, I start with the basics of learning healthy breathing and posture to help with any style of singing from classical to rock. For all my students I work on rhythm and tonal exercises to help develop musicianship and listening skills. In addition to teaching, I direct a youth choir at a local church, sing in two Philadelphia based choirs, and perform original music on guitar, piano and banjo. Schedule a Lesson
I teach Drums
. Music is my life. On any given day I am performing, teaching, recording, rehearsing or writing music. I began playing and studying drums at a young age and continued my music education all the way up to college. I have 2 music degrees from Bucks County Community College and Temple University. I've been teaching students of all ages for close to 10 years. Instead of a hard lined curriculum I approach each student individually and establish personal goals. I teach with an open mind, patience and care. Lessons are fun and informative. I am a versatile player with years of experience and knowledge. I can teach you any style or technique you wish to learn. - Read More About Tom