Lessons

Private lessons available during and after store hours

Lessons are held in our teaching facility at 142 Southbridge Street, Worcester MA.

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.

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Our Teachers: Our teachers are independent, setting their own hours and rates.

Jason Graham
Guitar & Bass

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, Bass, Ukulele, Harmonica, Voice

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.

Hansani Archibald
Piano

Hansani is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory at Berklee in Music Composition with additional focus in piano and conducting. In addition to composition projects and performance gigs, Hansani’s journey in music education and the arts has also included positions at The Boston Arts Academy (piano/music theory), The Royal Academy for Music (piano/composition/theory), Center Music House (piano/songwriting), and The Worcester Music Academy (piano, theory, composition, songwriting). Experience with all ages and skill levels with a strong focus on proper application of technique and style with an easy going approach.

Glenn Hillard
Piano, Keyboard

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 T. Gregory
Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet

George has been a professional Blues, Jazz, Rock and R&B Saxophonist and Vocalist for 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
Trombone, Euphonium, Baritone Horn

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.

Rachael Cobb Douglas
Piano & Voice Coach for Children

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.

Craig Jones
Voice Coach

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.

TJ PeaveyTJ Peavey
Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

TJ has over ten years of teaching experience, a ukaholic and a life long guitar lover, he will get you playing.  Catch him performing solo acoustic and you will not soon forget the experience . . . and you will want to take lessons from him to get what he has.

Amber Tortorelli
Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

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.

Victor Evdokimoff
Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo (clawhammer)

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.

Steve Wilisch
Alto Sax, Guitar, & Bass

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 Champeon
Guitar, Alto Sax

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.


John Kokolski
Guitar

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 Perry
Guitar, Piano

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. 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.

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

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.

Bill MacGillivary
Percussion

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.

JC Rulli
Percussion

12 years teaching various levels, styles, including rock, jazz, funk, blues, latin and metal. Unique teaching approach and lesson curriculum that is based on the goals of each student individually.

Paul Provost
Piano

Professional musician, and keyboard instructor with 40 years experience, specializing in traditional methods, theory, pop performance and improvisation. Currently also teaching at Eagle Hill school in Hardwick and performing regularly throughout the state. 

Natasha Habibi
Violin, Viola, Piano

Tutoring students of all ages and all skill levels.  Masters of Music Degree from University of Albania in Violin Performance. Teaching, instructing, and orchestral experience in America and Europe for over 20 years.

Julianna Matthews
Piano, Voice, Flute

Julianna Matthews carries a Bachelor’s degree in music and a certificate in performance from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. She has several years of teaching experience with children and adults of all levels in piano, voice and flute. Additionally, she teaches beginner level lessons in clarinet, violin, and saxophone.  Since graduating, she has actively maintained a studio in Northern Vermont and has relocated to Worcester Massachusetts, continuing weekly lessons with several students in Vermont via webcam.