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Piano (ages 4+),   Voice (ages 5+),   Guitar (ages 7+)

Alex P

Alexander P. (Alex) is a teacher, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist whose passion is to heal the world with music. As a performer, Alexander is a multi-faceted artist with an uncanny ability to captivate audiences. A guitarist, pianist, and vocalist who “crosses genres,” and “wins-over hearts,” Alexander has appeared as a prominent soloist in the Northeast region, including Carnegie Hall. Patrie recently appeared as Bartolo in the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra concert staging of Le Nozze di Figaro. 

As a passionate teacher, conductor, and musical leader, Alexander holds many posts. He is a music teacher for Education Through Music, a program serving underfunded schools in New York City. Alexander has also served as Youth Music Program Director at UCC Bridgeport and Choral Director/Music Theory instructor at the Stamford Academy of Art and Music. Patrie is also a passionate songwriter and producer. He is currently Co-Creative Director for FaTE (Fernanda and the Ephemeral); a live, multimedia musical experience.

Now thru Jun 13th, 2022

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Cello (ages 8+)

Alex R

Through six years and two degrees (B.A. & M.M.) studying the compositional and theoretical sides of classical music focusing on the 19th, 20th, and present century, Alex R. has honed and crafted a musical language reflective in his approach to instrumental instruction. He believes that to truly bring out the best in a musician, you must both understand the “how” of playing and the “why” of music theory in one form or another. This practice elevates both playing and enjoying music of all genres. Alex creatively finds a way to teach the “how” and the “why” of music to students of all levels, from beginners who are first starting an instrument to advanced students, perfecting ensemble and solo material.

Now thru Jun 14th, 2022

Tuesday at Online Only Lessons

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Piano (ages 4+),   Clarinet (ages 8+),   Simply Music Piano (ages 6+)

Amanda C

Dr. Amanda C. teaches Simply Music piano lessons and woodwind lessons. Simply Music is a unique, play-based piano method designed for ages 6 thru adult. Students initially learn songs by pattern (not by ear or rote) before learning to read music, similar to how we learn to speak before learning to read or write. Simply Music draws on a repertoire of Classical, Jazz & Blues, Contemporary and Accompaniment pieces, teaching students to play with both hands together from the very first piece.

A Missouri native, Amanda has over ten years of experience teaching music to students of all ages, from beginners through college music majors and adults looking for a new hobby. She holds a doctorate in clarinet performance from Indiana University and is a licensed Simply Music piano teacher. Her passion is in helping students develop confidence and expressiveness. Whether lessons are in person or online, you can rely on a positive and encouraging lesson environment.

Now thru Jun 16th, 2022

Thursday at Trumbull Music School

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Friday at Trumbull Music School

Violin (ages 5+),   Viola (ages 8+)

Arjun G

Violinist Arjun G. is a recent graduate of the Yale School of Music (Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts), where he studied with Ettore Causa. Arjun completed his undergraduate studies with a degree in Statistics from the University of Minnesota, while studying viola with Korey Konkol and Sabina Thatcher. He has performed in numerous festivals across Europe and the United States. 

Arjun enjoys teaching and has taught in many capacities including music theory, private and group lessons, and chamber ensembles via various institutions and programs, including The Heartbeat Project in New Mexico (Navajo Nation), as well as The Morse Academy and Music in Schools Initiative in New Haven.

Now thru Jun 14th, 2022

Tuesday at Trumbull Music School

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Wednesday at Online Only Lessons

Piano (ages 4+),   Voice (ages 5+)

Ava W

Soprano Ava W. is a concert soloist and private voice and piano teacher. Ava is a graduate of the Purchase College Conservatory of Music, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance. During her time as a graduate assistant at the University of Maryland, Ava performed leading roles in various opera productions, including La Boheme and Roméo et Juliette. Ava has also appeared with many chorales and orchestras, including the Metro Chamber Orchestra, Mystic River Chorale and Manchester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale. 

The study of music should always be a joy, and Ava prioritizes making music lessons a time for her students to look forward to. She understands every student is their own unique musician with goals and dreams, and therefore tailors each lesson so that they feel supported and encouraged in pursuing them. She integrates the mastery of healthy techniques—in both singing and piano—through fun methods and a wide variety of repertoire. Ava strives for every student to leave each lesson feeling like an empowered and confident musician with the ability to achieve whatever they desire! 

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Monday at Trumbull Music School

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Simply Music Piano (ages 6+)

Diane C

As a teacher, Diane’s aim is to help students develop an enduring love of music and a sure confidence in their ability to create it. For over 30 years, Diane has had the good fortune to teach students of all ages in a variety of musical arenas including school classrooms, church choirs, camps and private studios. Walking with students as they grow in musical skills and knowledge and guiding them each step of the way is the joy of her teaching practice!

From its beginnings, Diane has taught Simply Music, a unique playing-based piano method, designed for ages 6 thru adult. Students initially learn songs by pattern (not by ear or rote) before learning to read music, similar to how we learn to speak before learning to read or write. Simply Music draws on a repertoire of Classical, Jazz & Blues, Contemporary and Accompaniment pieces, teaching students to play with both hands together from the very first piece. Diane meets students “where they are” so she can adapt to their particular needs, including blending in traditional methods for students who want to continue their musical exploration beyond Simply Music’s curriculum.

Diane’s musical journey began in a time when, together with like-minded friends, they schlepped guitars, ukes, and tambourines everywhere they went, passionately performing at a wide variety of Church and civic events throughout high school. After college, where she conducted a small women's choir, Diane began teaching music in an elementary school and conducting youth and contemporary adult choirs while directing a youth ensemble. Presently, Diane is grateful for the opportunity to offer individual and small group instruction as a licensed Simply Music Piano Teacher and is a member of The Schubert Club and the Simply Music Teachers Organization.

 

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Guitar (ages 7+),   Ukulele (ages 4+)

Gianni L

Gianni began playing guitar at the age of seven. As a teenager, he played in local blues jams alongside the likes of Charlie Karp (Buddy Miles, Them Changes). He currently holds a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music in Guitar Performance and graduated Cum Laude. Gianni received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Berklee Guitar Department. He did a study abroad semester at Berklee Valencia, Spain where he earned a minor in Music Technology.

Gianni has a wide-ranging interest and passion for all musical genres including blues, classic rock, jazz, soul, funk, slide, bluegrass, flamenco and classical guitar.  Through teaching, he explores the fundamental topics of music theory, ear training, improvisation and reading. He focuses on the importance of tone, timing, and technique.

Now thru Jun 13th, 2022

Monday at Trumbull Music School

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Tuesday at Online Only Lessons

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Friday at Trumbull Music School

Piano (ages 4+),   Voice (ages 5+)

James B

James B. received his Bachelors in Music Education (Applied Music in Piano and Voice) from the Hartt School of Music. In addition to teaching piano and voice at FTSM, he has taught in public and private schools with an emphasis on vocal/choral performance and piano accompaniment for many years, as well as worked in music ministry for area churches, most recently at Huntington Congregational Church in Shelton.

In the studio, James uses the best instructional materials available and guides the student in choosing classical and popular music, including rock, jazz, and Broadway showtunes that are appropriate for the student’s level. James wants all of his students to discover how music can be a very special part of their lives. He encourages his students with his patient and persistent manner and cultivates a positive, fun environment for learning music.
 

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Piano (ages 4+),   Voice (ages 5+),   Guitar (ages 7+),   Cello (ages 8+)

Jamie R

Jamie R. holds a B.Mus. in Voice Performance from Syracuse University (magna cum laude) with a minor in music history, M.Mus. in Choral Conducting from the University of Oregon, postgraduate studies with some of the leading professionals in the field of opera, and currently performs as a professional opera singer. 

Jamie is a multi-instrumentalist and teaches voice, piano, guitar, and cello, with over twelve years of private teaching experience with children and adults. Jamie believes in establishing a strong foundation in body-awareness based technique, which can be applied to any musical style. Her teaching includes helping students reach long term goals and encouraging students to become independent with musical interests and practice routines, so that each student may enjoy and appreciate music on their own in the future.
 

Now thru Jun 13th, 2022

Monday at Trumbull Music School

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Piano (ages 4+),   Saxophone (ages 8+),   Clarinet (ages 8+),   Play-a-Story Piano (ages 4+)

Jenn L

Jennifer L. is an accomplished music professional, educating students of all ages & levels for over 20 years in public schools and private lessons. Jenn’s musical training began at the elementary level on the clarinet under the tutelage of the late clarinetist, Richard Shillea of the Manhattan School of Music, and continued through her post-secondary education at Ithaca College, where she earned her Music Education degrees. In addition to teaching at FTSM, Jenn is currently a K-8 music and band teacher in the New Haven Public School System. 

As a well-trained and diverse instrumentalist, Jenn teaches beginning & intermediate piano as well as all brass & woodwind instruments, with an emphasis on her primary instruments, the clarinet and saxophone. Jenn is also trained in and teaches Play-a-Story Piano, an age-appropriate and creative way for young children (ages 4-6) to learn basic piano skills. This improvisatory approach explores sound and visuals as students travel through a storybook world and create their own soundtrack to the story. Jenn provides a safe and relaxed learning environment that is tailored to meet the goals her students set for themselves, whether it’s a specific audition or simply to add enjoyment in their lives. She pours her heart out into her craft for all of her students, with a continued focus on positive growth throughout each lesson. 

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Thursday at Trumbull Music School

Drums (ages 6+)

Kenny O

A Connecticut native, Kenny O. has toured & recorded internationally and domestically with multiple bands since his teens. At home in all American styles and many world musical styles, he enjoys sharing his learned knowledge with all of his students by studying recordings, transcriptions of rhythms, and solos, with an emphasis on improvisation and melodic awareness. Now in his 30s, he resides in the Blackrock area of Bridgeport and performs & records regularly with Hitch & The Giddyup, Alligator, Rudeyna, and many more tristate area groups and international artists, entertaining audiences and demonstrating his acquired skills with joy and passion. 

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Wednesday at Trumbull Music School

Piano (ages 4+),   Voice (ages 5+),   Play-a-Story Piano (ages 4+)

Liz A

Elizabeth A., (Liz), a native of Fairfield, CT, graduated with a BA in Vocal Performance from Franklin Pierce University in 2011 (Go Ravens!). Liz is pursuing a graduate degree in speech/language pathology at Sacred Heart University to deepen their knowledge in communication and vocal therapy/pedagogy. Liz began her teaching practice at FTSM in 2013, teaching both voice and piano lessons, and enthusiastically loves what she does!

In addition to teaching, Liz performs and records in a variety of styles from classical to rock and R&B. As a singer/songwriter, they perform solo and alongside bands throughout Connecticut and its surrounding areas. Liz believes that teachers and students alike learn more about themselves and the world around them through the study of music. Liz hopes to bring joy through music into the lives of all of her students.

For her youngest piano students, Liz is trained in and teaches Play-a-Story Piano, an age-appropriate and creative way for young children (ages 4-6) to learn basic piano skills. This improvisatory approach explores sound and visuals as students travel through a storybook world and create their own soundtrack to the story." 

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Monday at Trumbull Music School

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Wednesday at Trumbull Music School

Piano (ages 4+)

Michelle O

Having started at FTSM first as an intern and then as an administrator, Michelle teaches piano lessons to students from beginner to advanced levels. She is a proud graduate of St. Bonaventure University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Psychology, specializing in Piano Performance. Besides studying classical piano, Michelle also enjoys composing songs for piano & voice. She has had much experience as a collaborative pianist, ranging from accompanying vocal soloists and groups to performing in orchestras for local musical theatre productions. 

Michelle tailors her lessons to each student’s musical interests, while incorporating the fundamentals of music theory and piano technique. Michelle is passionate about helping her students unlock their musical potential, setting & achieving goals collaboratively, and helping them grow in confidence and musical expression.
 

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Tuesday at Trumbull Music School

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Thursday at Trumbull Music School

Piano (ages 4+),   Guitar (ages 7+),   Ukulele (ages 4+)

Mike G

A guitarist from the New Haven area, Mike studied classic rock and metal in his formative years, and then gradually became more interested in fusion music. Through fusion, his interest in jazz grew, and he enrolled in an arts high school in New Haven (Educational Center For The Arts), where he studied for his junior and senior years. Mike later completed his Bachelor’s degress in Jazz Studies from Western Connecticut State University. For the past decade, Mike has had an active teaching and performing schedule. He has toured all over the country with his former progressive jazz metal group, Mid Atlantic Title, and has performed with a multitude of well-known jazz artists, such as Aaron Goldberg, Myron Walden, Jimmy Greene, Jumaane Smith and Ralph Lalama. In addition to teaching private lessons, Mike is also currently on the faculty of the Litchfield Jazz Camp. 

Mike’s goal as a teacher has always been to provide a lesson environment that’s educational and fun at the same time. A typical lesson will consist of Note Reading, Technique and Music Theory combined with learning songs from the student’s favorite artists and bands to create a lesson environment that gets the student excited and inspired to practice, while simultaneously teaching them the fundamentals of music. 
 

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Tuesday at Trumbull Music School

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Violin (ages 5+),   Viola (ages 6+)

Rebecca B

Violinist Rebecca B., a native of Warsaw, Indiana, is a postgraduate music student at Yale and was the recipient of the 2020 Yale School of Music Broadus Erle prize. She has performed at Carnegie Hall and as a soloist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. A passionate chamber musician, Rebecca has performed in the Dominican Republic and England, as well as at many music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival. Currently, Rebecca is a member of the Hartford Symphony and the Munin Piano Trio.  

Now thru Jun 15th, 2022

Wednesday at Online Only Lessons

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Guitar (ages 7+),   Ukulele (ages 4+),   Banjo (ages 7+)

Richard N

With a career spanning decades, Richard has worked continuously as a teacher, performer, producer, studio engineer and songwriter. He brings the same passion to his teaching practice as he does to his studio work and performances, seeking to inspire his students and elicit the best they have to offer. 

Richard studied songwriting at the Berklee College of Music and was selected to be a featured artist at the Berklee songwriter showcase, “Berklee in the Round.” He conducts songwriting workshops at FTSM and other locations, including music festivals such as Podunk Bluegrass, CT Folk and Black Bear Americana. A shortlist of his recording credits includes music heard on the Discovery Channel (“Penn & Teller”), TruTV (“Almost Genius”), the History Channel (“Pawn Stars”), and a DVD release of the PBS series “Roadtrip Nation.” Some of the artists he has performed onstage with include the likes of Peter Yarrow, Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin and Jonathan Edwards, to name but a few. As a songwriter, Richard’s most recent collection of original songs, “A Step Up,” was released in 2016 and produced by Rex Fowler (Aztec Two-Step). 

Now thru Jun 13th, 2022

Monday at Trumbull Music School

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Tuesday at Trumbull Music School

Piano (ages 4+),   Voice (ages 5+)

Sophia M

Sophia M. received her B.S. in Music Education with a concentration in Vocal Studies, from Western Connecticut State University and has performed in various ensembles & choirs, as well as cantoring for area churches. In addition to teaching at FTSM, Sophia teaches General Music, choir and band for K-8 students at Geraldine Johnson School in Bridgeport.

Sophia teaches voice lessons for beginning thru advanced students, and piano lessons for beginning thru intermediate students. As a music teacher, her goal is to give every child of every race, ethnic background, economic status, age, and learning ability, an equal and fulfilling music education that helps them to creatively express themselves. Sophia believes in the unique power of music to help students discover who they are, and it is her honor and privilege to guide her students on this journey. 

Now thru Jun 18th, 2022

Saturday at Trumbull Music School