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Guitar & Bass Instructors



Matt Marcel

  • Guitar
  • Bass

  • Jason Graham

  • Guitar
  • Bass

  • Bill Roy

  • Guitar

  • Jim Perry

  • Guitar

  • John Kokolski

  • Guitar
  • Piano & Woodwind Instructors



    Ken Sawyer

  • Clarinet
  • Flugelhorn
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Oboe
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone

  • Kam Franqui

  • Piano

  • Mario Vesselinov Portev

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Cello

  • Steve Wilisch

  • Alto Sax
  • Guitar
  • Bass

  • Kevin Gordon

  • Piano
  • Keyboard

  • Nat Needle

  • Piano
  • Folk Instructors



    TJ Peavey

  • Ukulele

  • Zack Slik

  • Ukulele
  • Mandolin
  • Banjo (Clawhammer)

  • Victor Evdokimoff

  • Fiddle
  • Mandolin
  • Banjo (Clawhammer)
  • Percussion



    Bill MacGillivary

  • Percussion
  • Voice Instructors



    Craig Jones

  • Voice

  • Rachael Cobb Douglas

  • Piano
  • Voice
  • Recording Instructors



    Adam Zelny

  • Digital Audio & Recording
  • Songwriting & Composition
  • Guitar, Bass, Piano,
  • Hand Percussion

  • Learn to Perform, Express, & Experience Music!

    We share decades of performing and teaching experience! We dedicate to every student to further their skills and deepen their love of creating music.

    Learn more about the Instructors

     

    Matt Marcel
    Guitar & Bass

    Call 508-335-7860
    Email matt@alazair.com

    All styles including Rock, Blues, Metal, & Acoustic music. Specializing in song writing and music theory. 16 Years of live performance and studio recording experience. Graduate of The New England Institute of Art.

     


    Jason Graham
    Guitar & Bass

    Call 508-414-8060
    Email jgrahammusic@gmail.com

    All styles including Rock, Funk, Blues, Jazz & Classical music. Fluent in music theory, introductory vocal instruction, composition and improvisation. 13 years of teaching , and over 20 years of performing experience. BS from Worcester State University w/music minor and 3 years of Jazz studies with local instructors. Solo Artist, Soulstice, the Sam James Band, the Arthur Dent Foundation (ADF), and the WSC Jazz Band.

     


    Bill Roy
    Guitar

    Call 207-479-9992
    Email musicmanforj@yahoo.com

    Acoustic, Flatpick and Fingerstyle, Folk, and Electric, Classic Rock, Blues, Rhythm and lead, Music theory. Influences include James Taylor, Neil Young, Jim Croce, Eric Clapton, Steven Curtis Chapman, and many others. 35 years playing, 30 years pro performance and 20 years teaching experience. Specializing in singing and playing guitar as a solo artist and in a band setting. I can help you set obtainable short and long term goals and create a plan that will enable you to reach them.

     


    Jim Perry
    Guitar

    Call 508-527-1918
    Email jimperrymusic@gmail.com

    Jim has over four decades of rich experience in the local music scene. Starting in the Seventies with local legends, Albatross, Jim has graced the stages of Central Mass with various bands. Today, he is still active with three different bands.

    Meanwhile, he has been in demand as a private music instructor since the early eighties. His personal style highlights each individual student’s strenghts, and as a result, they remain with him for a long time.

    Jim has taught for over ten years at Kurlan Music Center and is also on the teaching staff at Gordon Music in Southbridge, MA. He has many private students as well.

     


    John Kokolski
    Guitar

    Call 508-754-4418

    Acoustic / Electric. Styles including Folk, Blues, Contemporary, Pop/Rock, Jazz, Pick & Fingerpicking. 10 years teaching & 20+ years playing experience with bands like Sass, Class Act, Robin Brown & The Five & Dime, and Prudence & the Plow.

     


    Ken Sawyer
    Clarinet, Flugelhorn, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone

    Call 774-272-0103

    40 years playing and teaching. Active on the local music scene with The Bluesicians and Fred Hall’s Blackstone Valley Swing Band. Founder of Sawyer Saxophone Student Solo Workshop, which includes woodwinds, brass and a professional rhythm section.

     


    Kam Franqui
    Piano

    Call 814-243-8237
    Email music3500@gmail.com

    At age 8, I started taking private piano lessons, at 9 began taking cello. At 15-Started teaching piano to children of friends. When I was 21, I moved to Dominican Republic and Haiti for Missionary work, taught private piano lessons in Haiti for 2 years. Piano teaching spanned over 2.5 decades in other places like a shop in Danbury CT and private lessons again in Vidalia, GA. Recently my husband and I relocated to the great city of Worcester and I am eager to be able to aid more music-lovers to accomplish their dreams of mastering the piano.

    My personal love for all varieties and styles of music helps me to be versatile in my teaching methods. Adapting to the preferences of my students is important to me. Modern or classic rock, hip-hop, or blues to classical, jazz or country…my students find me to be flexible in finding the right songs to fill their musical repertoire.

     


    Mario Vesselinov Portev
    Piano, Violin, & Cello

    Call 508-341-8982
    Email mvportev@gmail.com

    All ages, from beginners to Master Classes. Over 17 years experience in the US teaching and performing. M.M. Degree from the Bulgarian State Conservatory of Music, Sofia Bulgaria.

     


    Steve Wilisch
    Alto Sax, Guitar, & Bass

    Call 508-865-6937
    Email stevewili@yahoo.com

    All styles including Jazz, Classical, Pop/Rock, & Bass. Over 10 years teaching & playing chops. Graduate of UMASS Lowell. Rocking w/ Lou Borelli Octet, Alto Sax w/ The Al Youngman Band & Trinity Big Band. Teaches all ages!

     


    Kevin Gordon
    Piano & Keyboard

    Call 617-543-7544
    Email kevingordon24@hotmail.com

    Beginner to Advanced. Over 20 years teaching experience, 4 yrs in HS Jazz Ensemble: Awarded Most Valuable Player. UMASS Amherst B.A., Masters degree in Education, Teacher Certification Coursework Worcester State College. 15 years teaching experience. Currently playing Jazz and Pop for private functions.

     


    Nat Needle
    Piano

    Call 508-579-5997
    Email nat@natneedle.com

    40 years teaching experience. Nat studied classical piano at the 3rd St. Music Settlement in NYC, following years of private training. He majored in musical theater at Wesleyan University, and holds a Doctorate in Education from UMass. He performs jazz & cabaret professional; regularly at Nick’s Cabaret every Friday at 5:30-7:30

     


    TJ Peavey
    Ukulele

    Call 508-755-1495

    TJ’s is one of Worcester’s acoustic rock legends, host of the Union Music 2nd Saturday Open Mic, and a dedicated member of the Union Music sales staff. TJ has helped countless musicians find just what they’re looking for. And his love for ukulele and musicianship will get you playing in no time!

     


    Zack Slik
    Mandolin, Ukulele, Banjo (clawhammer)

    Call 508-340-6106
    Email zackslikmusic@gmail.com

    Beginner’s level, focusing on folk & traditional American root styles. 10 years of performance experience including solo, group, and studio work.

     


    Victor Evdokimoff
    Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo (clawhammer)

    Call 978-660-6261 or 508-839-3504
    Email vevdokimoff@gmail.com

    Host of Union Music’s Bluegrass Jam – always the 3rd Thursday of the month. Local and National appearances in the Bluegrass scene for almost 50 years. He has composed almost 70 instrumentals. Playing alongside Lilly Brothers & Don Stover at the Hillbilly Ranch, Sunset Park with Alec Campbell and Ola Belle Reed with the New River Boys. Enjoyed playing many years with Ola Belle Reed folk gigs at the Smithsonian, college campuses and radio performances. Taught workshops in North Carolina and is proficient in the Bill Monroe mandolin style. He is currently member of Contra Dance band Berlin Country Orchestra playing fiddle and mandolin.

     


    Bill MacGillivary
    Percussion

    Call 508-340-5745
    Email billmac1203@gmail.com

    Professional musician for 35 years with performances throughout the United States, Canada, and the UK. A highly sought-after professional. Alumnus of Berklee College of Music, Bill has performed and recorded with a variety of artists including folk artist Carol Noonan, Boston Music Award winner Dennis Brennan, Duke Levine, W. C. Handy Award winning blues artists Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, the Thayer Symphony Orchestra, and Berklee professor Jerry Seeco’s Milford Jazz Machine. With over 25 years of teaching experience, Bill is the percussion consultant for the Worcester Public Schools Music Magnet Program, an Artist in Residence at Wachusett Regional High School and Director of the Percussion Ensemble at Notre Dame Academy. Bill’s students have gone on to study at New England Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, Hartt School of Music, UMass Amherst, UMass Lowell, Clark University and Anna Maria College, and are now professional musicians in Worcester, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville.

     


    Craig Jones
    Voice Coach

    Call 617-528-9852
    Email craig@cmacjmusicgroup.com
    cmacjmusicgroup.com

    Specializing in vocal education and vocal therapy. Over 25 years performance experience, including stage and recording studio session. 20 years of teaching experience. Prior owner/partner in Jeannie Deva Voice Studios, Boston.

     


    Adam Zelny
    Digital Audio & Recording, Songwriting & Composition, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Hand Percussion

    Call 617-416-7669
    Email azelny@worcesterthinktank.com

    Adam is an educator with over 14 years of musical experience and has been teaching multimedia art subjects to youth for the past 6 years. As a multi-instrumentalist and producer, he enjoys teaching others how to develop their interests as a solo or group oriented musician with a variety of instruments and tools. Students will experience encouraging and immersive tutoring sessions which not only build skill, but also the passion to create!

     


    Rachael Cobb Douglas
    Piano & Voice Coach for Children

    Call 774-578-7498
    Email Rachaeljanene@gmail.com
    rachaelcobbmusic.bandcamp.com

    Rachael has been composing music for over 30 years. She studied at Thayer Conservatory and developed her talent as a singer/songwriter. Rachael is a Music Director, Pianist, Sound Coordinator, and Children’s Choir Director at Unity Center of Central Massachusetts.

     

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