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Private Lesson Teachers Around Wayland, MA

Disclaimer: I do not know all of these teachers personally; some have only sent in resumes or requests to be added to the list. I do some checking of references, but I can't personally recommend all of them.


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WINDS & PERCUSSION

FLUTE

--Tobi-Ann Kocher (508) 358-3460 (Wayland) tobiannko@gmail.com

 

--Ethel Farny (781) 259-9771 (teaches at home in Lincoln & at Rivers Music Sch.) farny@erols.com

 

--Ceora Jaffe 216-536-0952 ceora.jaffe@gmail.com (will teach at homes if time can be arranged.

--Stephanie Stathos - 978-264-9998 (studio in Lincoln) Soundconn@aol.com

--Tristie Keenan - 781-438-4426 (Our elementary band teacher - trumpet player, but also teaches flute)

--Bob Gallo (508) 653-4192, cell: 508-733-5451 (sax player, but does some flute, especially jazz)

OBOE

--Lynda Jacquin - 617-666-9244 Teaches at Rivers (put "oboe lessons" in subject field)

--Ron Kaye (508) 303-0750 (Marlborough) RnKaye14@Yahoo.com

 

--Donna Taub 508-405-2545 - (Framingham) dandetaub@hotmail.com (Bassoonist, but teaches beginning oboe)

--Greg Newton (603) 577-9771 (bassoonist, but will teach some oboe students) (teaches at All Newton Mus. Sch.)

--Don Bravo - 617-666-9244) Teaches at Rivers (bassoonist, but will teach some oboe students) (put "oboe lessons" in subject field)

--Joyce Alper - 781-726-0736 or email:JoyceAAlper@gmail.com- Teaches at home studio in West Roxbury

BASSOON

--Don Bravo (617) 666-9244 - Teaching at Rivers (put "bassoon lessons" in subject field)

 

--Donna Taub 508-405-2545 - (Framingham) dandetaub@hotmail.com

--Greg Newton (603) 577-9771 (teaches at All Newton Mus. Sch.)

--Adrian Jojatu - 978-952-6645 - Teaches in home in W.Roxbury - ajojatu@hotmail.com -- Also teaches theory

CLARINET &
BASS CLAR

--Elizabeth Leehey 781-492-2576 (teaches at student's homes in Wayland.) emlpml@comcast.net website: www.elizabethleehey.com

--Rebecca Leonard (508) 653-6139 (Wayland ) info@LeonardsMusic.com

--Jane Bailey (978) 369-3769 (Concord, near Wayland) JLBBBAILEY@Juno.com

--Debbie Ream 508-820-4398 cell: 508-561-3566 - Teaches in Natick

--Angelo Urbani (508) 872-3800 (Teaches at Wilson MS, Natick - off of 27 near Rt.9)

--John Clark 781-762-2298 (Norwood) Jazzbnd@aol.com (children & adult students)

--Bob Gallo (508) 653-4192, cell: 508-733-5451

SAXES

--Ian Carroll (781) 271-0167 (Comes to your house on Saturday)  ian@iancarrollmusic.com    http://www.iancarrollmusic.com

--Angelo Urbani (508) 872-3800 (Teaches at Wilson MS, Natick - off of 27 near Rt.9)

--Rebecca Leonard (508) 653-6139 (Wayland) info@LeonardsMusic.com

--Jane Bailey (978) 369-3769 (Concord, near Wayland) (beginner & intermediate players) JLBBBAILEY@Juno.com

--Bob Gallo (508) 653-4192, cell: 508-733-5451

--John Clark 781-762-2298 (Norwood) Jazzbnd@aol.com (children & adult students)

TRUMPET

--Tristie Keenan - 781-438-4426 (Our elementary band teacher)

--Rich Givens - 978-621-5987

--Daryl Robbins 508-655-9529 (Natick) StrikeUpTheBand@gmail.com

--Brian Kay (508) 651-9985 (teaches in Natick, Longy School, NEC Prep) briankay@apollobrass.com - also check out his website - it is a wealth of info! http://www.apollobrass.com/teaching/about.htm --a trombone player, but teaches all brass

 

--Nathan Joiner - 508/733-3287 (Framingham) Satchmo309@aol.com

FR. HORN

--Pam Paikin (508) 358-2019

--Nina Miller 508-655-3433 PSOHorn@aol.com Teaches at house - close to MS

TROMBONE, BARITONE, TUBA

--Brian Kay (508) 651-9985 (teaches in Natick, Longy School, NEC Prep) briankay@apollobrass.com - also check out his website - it is a wealth of info! www.BrassStages.com --a trombone player, but teaches all brass

 

--Chris Burns - 713-725-9835 - cbtbone@gmail.com - teaches at student homes

--Roger Hecht (617) 923-2708 (teaches at home in Watertown, but may come to Wayland if can get enough students) rihecht@earthlink.net --a trombone player, but teaches all low brass

--Leslie Havens (617) 524-3775 --a trombone player, but teaches all low brass quintbrass@earthlink.com

--Alexei Doohovskoy  617-824-0754 (mobile) ADtrombone@aol.com --a trombone player, but teaches all low brass (studio in Maynard - call to make arrangements)

PERCUSSION

--Dan Foote 781-235-3248 thunderfoote@msn.com. Teaches at Weston Middle School on Mondays & Fridays or at home studio Tues, Wed & Thurs. Check out his website http://www.rhythmkids.com (See info below on RhythmKids classes)

--Steve Silverstein 508-872-1623 (Framingham) stevesilverstein@cs.com.Teaches at his home in Framingham, at Rivers, at All-Newton, and some in student homes

--Tom Foote 781-788-9530 tfoote@rhythmkids.com Check out his website http://www.rhythmkids.com (See info below on RhythmKids classes)

--Kevin Fortunato 617-966-2593 (teaches at student homes - kfordrums@yahoo.com
website: http://go.berkleemusic.com/kfordrums

--Sarah Tenney (mallets & timpani) 617-876-7847 (Teaches at Rivers) sarahtenney@att.net

--Pieter Struyk (508) 788-1001 home, (508) 963-4860 cell phone pieterstruyk@yahoo.com -- Will come to homes in Wayland.

--Matthew Belyea 617-921-1830 (Lexington)

 

--Gary Fieldman - 617.448.3927 - gfieldman@gmail.com (will come to your home)

--(If using a music store teacher, be sure to inquire about their policies around teaching your child to read music. Some only teach students to play by ear and it is important that they learn to read music as they learn percussion.)

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PIANO TEACHERS

PIANO

--Steve Sussman 781-449-5479 - Needham, right off of 128. Teaches classical and jazz piano and theory. sussman7@yahoo.com

 

--Marilyn Darack - Wayland - 508-653-5094. Teaches children and adults, all levels. maridara@gmail.com

--Ed Mascari Piano Studio www.edmascari.com or 978-212-2867, specializes in teaching piano to students age 6 and up in a variety of styles (e.g. jazz, pop, show tunes, classical) http://edmascari.com/pianolessons/styles/
Beginners are always welcome.
Locations: 99 Hartford Street Natick, MA 01760 and 14 Main St. Suite 4 Hudson, MA 01749 - See also Theory & Composition below

--Paula Giles 508-877-8143 - Teaches classical and popular music, all ages and all levels - paula@classical-pianist.com - Also comprehensive Theory / Composition lab. Saxtonville, but near middle school & high school paulapianostudio.com

--Kevin Murphy 978 897 5090 [studio], 978 793 0533 [cell] (Maynard) Kevin@amajorproduction.org. Check the website for more info: http://www.amajorproduction.org

 

--Yi-Hui (Cherry) Wu (Wayland) 857-523-8429 missyihui@gmail.com  Voice teacher, but also teaches beginner piano students.  Teaches at students homes or at studio in Wayland. 

--Irene Golan 508-653-4273 (Natick)

--Lily Kinas 508-655-0706 - (Wayland - also teaches voice lessons) kinasl@comcast.net

--Alison Keslow (978) 440-8781 (Sudbury) Alisonkeslow@aol.com. Website: http://www.Alisonkeslow.com

 

--Debi Ramrath -617-480-1004 - Debismusicstudio@yahoo.com (In Needham). particularly good with children (beginners through intermediate) and adults who have been trained classically (or are beginners) and want to learn to improvise and play without music. http://debismusicstudio.com/

--Bob Gallo (508) 653-4192, cell: 508-733-5451

--Lucy Knoble home 617-783-1624, cell 617-335-2894. From Boston, but teaches in homes in Wayland on Saturdays

--Narine Babadjanian 508-653-1051 narine@usa.com (Natick) Will come to your home

--José Delgado 508-405-2536 (Framingham) jdmusicstudio@gmail.com (Broadway, gospel, jazz, pop/rock, classical)

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VOICE TEACHERS

VOICE

--Lily Kinas 508-655-0706 (Wayland) Teaches middle school - adults (also piano) kinasl@comcast.net

--Rachel Carroll 508-788-1038 (Framingham) (Our HS choral teacher)

--Bernadette Vanaria (music teacher at Claypit Hill School- Teaches at Claypit or at student's home) 781-891-3905 elise74@aol.com

 

--Mylena (Boston/Beverly) - Voice lessons and training for singers, actors, business leaders or anybody who would like to improve their voice and professional effectiveness - www.findyourvoice.guru/Teacher

--Marsha Vleck (Sudbury) 978-443-4522 mrvleck@aol.com Teaches in her home in N.Sudbury (N of 117)

--Ruth Hartt (Boston) 781.475.9375 or www.RuthHartt.com/lessons.html

--Mena Levit (Wayland) 508-653-5347 menaqueen@comcast.net

 

--Yi-Hui (Cherry) Wu (Wayland) 857-523-8429 missyihui@gmail.com  Teaches at students homes or at studio in Wayland. (Also teaches beginning piano)

--Sara Zastoupil (Newton) 508.275.2038 sara_zastoupil@yahoo.com - teaches middle school through adult

--Nadia Risa Jones 978-844-2344 (Maynard) Pop, Rock, Gospel, Jazz, Teeangers -Adults nnakhti@gmail.com

 

--José Delgado 508-405-2536 (Framingham) jdmusicstudio@gmail.com (Broadway, pop/rock, gospel, classical, jazz). Private and group instruction available

--Laryssa Doohovskoy  978-841-5960 (Acton) skoymusic@aol.com  http://www.skoymusic.com/

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STRING TEACHERS


For violin, viola and cello teachers, use
Wayland Public Schools Private Lesson Program
Bass teachers are below.
Questions about others, email your child's orchestra director.



BASS

--Steve Skop 508-376-2722  s.skop@comcast.net (teaches at student's house) Also coaches student jazz groups.

--Jim Guttmann 617-393-2322 - jim.guttmann@rcn.com teaches at Rivers Music School, Weston, at his home in Watertown and will come to student's houses.Teaches upright bass and bass guitar

 

--Kyle Olmstead - (774) 270-0141- teaches at students' homes- wkyleolmstead@gmail.com
Website http://www.kyleolmstead.com/

--Alison Keslow (978) 440-8781 (Sudbury) Alisonkeslow@aol.com - (electric bass guitar, not upright.) Website: http://www.Alisonkeslow.com

--Peter Wiernik (electric bass guitar, not upright) - 978-440-8781 (Sudbury) takeguitar@aol.com. Teaches in students homes (Wayland/Wellesley) as well as at his studio in Sudbury. Website: http://www.peterwiernik.com

 

--Jared Cazel - 857-204-5036 - jjcazel@gmail.com

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GUITAR

GUITAR

--Peter Wiernik (978) 440-8781 (Sudbury) takeguitar@aol.com. Teaches in students homes (Wayland/Wellesley) as well as at his studio in Sudbury. Website: http://www.peterwiernik.com

--Jimmy Lanzillotta - Lanzillotta-jimmy@comcast.net 508-655-0706. Primarily classical guitar, but teaches all styles. Lives in Wayland.

--John Morgan 781-585-2371 cell: 508-958-9336 (Teaches in student's home) - classical, jazz & pop/rock. References available from local Wayland residents

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THEORY AND COMPOSITION
ENSEMBLE COACHING - Jazz and Classical
and SPECIAL CLASSES

Coaching - often in student homes

Classical/Pop/
Jazz Ensembles

Computer-based
Ear-Training &
other mini-courses

--Brian Kay (508) 651-9985 (teaches in Natick, Longy School, NEC Prep) briankay@apollobrass.com - offers ensemble coaching and consultation as a "mini-course" with an emphasis on providing resources so that groups can continue independently. Other mini-courses (which may be shared with a friend) include family music, jazz improvisation, and computer-based ear training. Courses are held primarily over the summer, and possibly during the school year as scheduling allows. Repertoire can include classical, jazz, and popular according to your interest and ability. Check website for more info: http://www.apollobrass.com/teaching/parents/methods.html

Jazz

--Steve Skop 508-376-2722  s.skop@comcast.net - jazz combo coaching- groups of 2,3, 4 etc...(larger groups possible) Usually in a students home (many times the drummer).

World Drumming

--Dan Foote 781-235-3248 thunderfoote@msn.com. Teaches at Weston Middle School on Mondays & Fridays or at home studio Tues, Wed & Thurs. Check out his website http://www.rhythmkids.com (See website on RhythmKids classes)

 

--Tom Foote 781-788-9530 tfoote@rhythmkids.com. World drumming classes from PreK to adult at RhythmKids. Check the website for classes, instruction, parties and events all centered around drumming and rhythm. http://www.rhythmkids.com

Theory &
Composition

--Paula Giles 508-877-8143 paula@classical-pianist.com - Comprehensive Theory / Composition / midi lab. Framingham, but near middle school & high school http://www.classical-pianist.com

Theory &
Composition, Ensemble Coaching, Special Classes and Tele-Classes

Ed Mascari Piano Studio www.edmascari.com or 978-212-2867 helps students who want to compose jazz, classical, video game or other types of music.
For Music Theory, here's an example of Ed's "hands on" approach: http://edmascari.com/walkingbass/

Theory &
Composition

--Kevin Murphy 978-897-5090 [studio], 978-793-0533 [cell] (Maynard) Kevin@amajorproduction.org. Check the website for more info: http://www.amajorproduction.org

Theory & Composition

--Susan Calkins - 508-877-3015 (Happy Hollow Music Teacher) teaches at home in Framingham - scalkins@rcn.com. (flute) Also teaches theory and composition.

Theory & Ear-Training

--José Delgado 508-405-2536 (Framingham) jdmusicstudio@gmail.com. Private and group instruction available

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MUSIC SCHOOLS & MUSIC STORES WITH LESSONS

Usually lessons available on all instruments

Wayland Public Schools Private Lesson Program.  Lessons with private teachers after school at the High School. Follow the link to download the information.

The Rivers School Conservatory - Weston (781) 235-6840 http://www.riversschoolconservatory.org/

Sudbury School of Music - We offer private lessons and ensembles for all instruments and voice, located at 348 Boston Post Rd. Sudbury, 978-443-4411, http://sudburyschoolofmusic.com/

Wayland School of Music (violin, viola & cello lessons) 508-358-7835 - http://www.waylandmusic.com/

Walnut Hill Extension Division - Natick (508) 653-4312 http://www.walnuthillarts.org/

All Newton Music School (617) 527-4553 http://www.allnewtonmusicschool.com/

Newton Music Academy, just off 128 near the Newton/Needham line
http://www.newtonmusicacademy.com/

Concord Conservatory - West Concord (978) 369-0010 http://www.concordconservatory.org/

Strike up the Band - Natick Center - http://strikeuptheband.com/ - (508) 655-9223

Centre Music House - Framingham (just off route 9 at 9 & 126) - 508-875-0909 - www.centremusic.com

Happy Music - on Main St. in Cochituate - 508-308-9141- http://www.happymusicstudio.com/. Instruction in piano, violin, guitar, flute, voice, theory - group and private lessons

Music Maker School in Acton - 978-263-4757 http://www.musicmakerschool.com

Powers Music School - Belmont (617) 484-4696 http://www.powersmusic.org/

New England Conservatory Div. of Preparatory & Continuing Ed. - (617) 585-1130 (tuition assistance available for Boston residents. Call for information.) web site (go to Preparatory School): http://www.NewEnglandConservatory.edu

Longy School of Music - Cambridge (617) 876-0956 web site (go to Preparatory Division): http://www.longy.edu

Concord Area Music School Association http://www.camsamusic.org/

Boston Conservatory - Boston http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/

Community Music Center of Boston - 617-482-7494 - at the Boston Center for the Arts on Warren Avenue between Berleley and Clarendon Streets in the South End - Lessons on many different instruments.

Artisan Music Studios - Brookline (Chestnut Hill) 617-323-8818 - http://www.artisanmusic.com/. All common instruments and voice, classical, jazz & pop/rock, theory, improvisation, all ages.

Norfolk School of Music, Inc - 617-361-0900 - 58 Sprague Street, Hyde Park