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Learn how to play: Banjo, Bass, Clarinet, Drums, Euphonium, Fiddle, Flugelhorn, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Ukulele, Violin, Viola, and Voice.
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.
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.
Famous & accomplished bass guitarist with over 40 yrs experience in R&B, Soul, Jazz, Rock, and Gospel genres. Roland has been teaching his Trademark slap bass technique for over 10 yrs! Roland has studied music theory & jazz harmony under Massachusetts native, Mark Marquis, a former student of renowned jazz composition and theory instructor, Charlie Banacos.
Full time professional musician & piano teacher. 20 yrs experience. Learn: basic piano / keyboard skills, music theory, song writing, improv, various styles of music. Glenn’s teaching focuses on encouragement through non-judgmental learning. Glenn performs American Vintage Jazz, Ragtime, Blues, and Gospel music throughout Central Massachusetts.
George has been a professional Blues, Jazz, Rock and R&B Saxophonist and Vocalist or more than forty years. He has national touring and recording credits. Besides performing and recording in the last five years he has worked as a private lesson instructor for Saxophone, Flute and Clarinet in the Park City School District in Park City Utah. Teaching private lessons for grades 6 Through 12 and also conducting Jazz and Blues improvisation classes for all wind instruments.
Joe Reidy is an active trombonist, vocalist and a solo acoustic guitarist. He currently performs with Mike Girard’s Big Swinging Thing, The Swinging Skeletones, The New England Swing Orchestra, The Skeletones Big Band, The Tequila Amigos and Briefcase Full of Blues (Blues Bros. tribute). His main projects are The Wachusett Jazz Quartet, and his eponymous solo acoustic act.
He combines a blend of Jazz, Blues, Rock, Progressive , Country, Funk, Folk and Latin influences to create a unique style all his own and one that is instantly recognizable.
15 years of combined private and college instruction on guitar, voice, piano, music theory, synthesis and composition. Musical formats studied include rock, blues, folk, bluegrass, country, some jazz and fusion and the newer alternative styles. Skills primarily on acoustic guitar and vocal studies. 10 years of combined teaching experience from 1985-1991 in the Boston area and thru 1993-97 in Chula Vista, CA. Taught over 250 students privately in both guitar and voice. Key students played for the Bonita Vista Music machine, which took first place three years in a row nationally for High School competition and performed internationally. Taught both group and private. Developed structured programs for voice and guitar using popular music and balanced technique and theory.
Private tutoring students of all ages and all skill levels. She has a Master’s Degree in Music from the University of Albania in Violin Performance. Natasha has a lifetime of experience in Teaching, Instructing, and orchestral experience in American and Europe for over 20 yrs.
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.
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.
Learn a range of styles from the A.R.T. of acoustic singer/songwriter to electric guitar and noize genres. Amber’s background is in rock, folk, indie, blues, punk, garage, grunge, and experimental/noize. A Worcester native with a lifetime of musical experience and 10 yrs of teaching music, Amber is equipped to coach you in multiple instruments and vocally if desired. Amber specializes in encouraging self expression and personal growth through the arts. You can check Amber out playing in Sapling or as a solo musician. Amber enjoys volunteering for Ladies Rock Campaign Boston and music/arts organizations, playing the theremin, the circus, art, rhyming the color orange and hates chairs.
Beginner’s level, focusing on folk & traditional American root styles. 10 years of performance experience including solo, group, and studio work.
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.
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!
Kyle has been actively gigging on both guitar and saxophone since he was fifteen. A Berklee College of Music graduate, Kyle performs frequently with various original projects and cover bands. He also has lots of experience as a studio musician. Lessons with Kyle are fun and encouraging. He focuses on the musical styles each individual wants to learn while also teaching proper technique, improvisation, ear training, and theory.
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.
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.
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.
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.