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Teachers Directory

For classical music to survive, there must be a strong focus on the next generation of musicians, our young people. YOU-Tunes® is a web-based educational initiative sponsored by the Classical Network to encourage public awareness about the outstanding organizations providing both education and performance opportunities to our young musicians.

On this website, educational institutions, individual teachers, and the students themselves can post information that highlights their musical programs and experiences, as well as commentary about those experiences.

Teachers are listed in alphabetical order by instrument and then by last name. Please note that The Classical Network does not endorse, recommend, or vouch for any particular teacher. We recommend that parents and students carefully research and select a teacher suitable to the student’s individual needs.

PIANO

 

Beirne, Brian

Geographical Area:  Toms River, Brick area

E-mail:  brianjabeirne@aol.com

Age rfange:  Elementary school - adult

Description of Services:  Beginning to intermediate piano instruction in student's home.

Brailovsky, Michael, PhD
Geographical Area: 
All Brunswicks,Princeton, Plainsboro, Hillsborough

E-mail:  mimobr@optonline.net

Age Range:  Age 5 -- adult

Description of Services:  Teaching piano (classical and jazz) and theory, aim on regular concert performances

Heffler, Carol

Geographical Area: NJ: Lambertville, Pennington, Hopewell

E-mail:  ccheffler@gmail.com

Age Range:  8 - adult

Description of services:  Beginning and intermediate piano instruction focused on music reading and expressive playing.  Encourage coomposing

Herman, Buzz
Geographical Area: Hamilton, NJ
E-mail: Maestro2@Optonline.net
Age Range: 8-11
Description of Services:  Beginning piano and theory in a holistic approach aimed at training well-rounded musicians

Janusa, Kristine
Geographical Area: NJ: Hamilton, Bordentown, Princeton
E-mail: kjanusa@gmail.com
Age Range: 7 and up
Professional Affiliations: MTNA, NJTA, NJ Piano Teachers Forum
Description of Services: Piano instruction, musicianship, theory, improvisation, accompanying

Landers, Ray, DM

Geographical Area:  Princeton, Cranbury, Yarkley, Belle Mead, Branchburg

E-mail:  rlanders@mymailstation.com; pianolanders@earthlink.net

Age Range:  3 to adult, all levels, in home instruction

Description of Services:  Eclectic approach combining the best of modern, traditional, Gordon, and Suzuki approaches.

Lee, Lucia
Geographical Area: Pennington, NJ
E-mail: Lucia.lee2@gmail.com
Age Range: 3 and up
Professional Affiliations: NJ Piano Teachers Forum
Description of Services: Piano instruction from beginning to advanced; also accompanying for student recitals

McCathran, Rose -- B.M., M.M., NCTM

Geographical Area:  Larenceville and the Greater Princeton Area

E-mail:  rose.mccathran@gmail.com

Age Range:  5 to adult -- beginner to very advanced

Professional Affiliations:  MTNA, NJMTA, PTF

Description of Services:  Sharing passion and enthusiasm of music, making learning fun, accessible and efficient for every student

McTague, Russell
Geographical Area: Lawrenceville, NJ
E-mail: russpirit@verizon.net
Age Range: Adult
Professional Affiliations: NJ Piano Teachers Forum
Description of Services: Musical expression through the piano for beginning and intermediate level adults using a wholistic approach

Naso, Sharon
Geographical Area: Somerset Co., NJ
E-mail: sbnasso@optonline.net
Age Range: All
Professional Affiliations: MTNA, NJ Piano Teachers Forum
Description of Services: Beginner thru Advanced, Music theory

Parsons, Jean
Geographical Area: Princeton, NJ
E-mail: Parsonspiano107@yahoo.com
Age Range: 5-80
Professional Affiliations: NJ Piano Teachers Forum
Description of Services: Beginning or returning students; instruction on good practice techniques; inspiration through the piano

Toth, Kathy
Geographical Area: Mercer County, NJ
E-mail: Toth.piano@gmail.com
Age Range: 6-adult
Professional Affiliations: NJMTA, NJ Piano Teachers Forum
Description of Services: Private piano; recitals, Piano Teachers Forum Festival

Young, Wendy
Geographical Area: Princeton, NJ
E-mail: Wendy@PrincetonSoundSchool.com
Age Range: Intermediate and advanced, all ages
Website: www.PrincetonSoundSchool.com
Professional Affiliations: Princeton Univ.
Description of Services: Baroque performance practice on harpsichord and piano; continuo playing, ornamentation.

PERCUSSION

Trigg, William

Geographical Area:  Central NJ

E-mail:  billtrigg@gmail.com

Age Range:  10 and up

Professional Affiliations:  The College of NJ

Description of Services:Instruction in all areas of percussion, partiularly mallets & timpani.  All levels.  Specializing in audition preparation, technique, and musicality.

STRINGS

Amira, Alan J.
Geographical Area: Princeton/West Windsor
E-mail: alanjamira@gmail.com
Age Range: 4 to adult
Professional Affiliations: Certified Suzuki Cello Teacher Books 1-8
Description of Services: cello

Loughran, Betsy
Geographical Area: Bucks Co., PA Princeton area
E-mail: Betsy.loughran@gmail.com
Age Range: School age to adult
Professional Affiliations: AFofM, PMEA
Description of Services: Private instruction in cello and chamber music coaching

Cunningham, Cheryl
Geographical Area: Bucks Co.
E-mail: cdcharp@ol.com
Age Range: 8-80
Website: www.cdcharp.com
Professional Affiliations: American Harp Society, ASTA,
Description of Services: Instruction on lever or pedal harp in classical, folk and popular music

Zitt, Mildred

Geographical Area:  Toms River and surrounding communities

E-mail:  mlzitt@verizon.net

Age Range:  8 to senior adult

Description of Services:  Violin, viola and cello.  Lessons include technique, theory, chamber music, orchestral playing experience in the Toms River Multigenerational Orchestra.

VOICE

Beirne, Brian

Geographical Area:  Toms River, Brick area

E-mail:  brianjabeirne@aol.com

Age rfange:  Elementary school - adult

Description of Services:  Beginning to intermediate flute instruction in student's home.

Choi, Candice
Geographical Area: Greater Princeton area, Central NJ

E-mail: Candice_ws_choi@yahoo.com
Age Range: 4-adult
Website: www.candicechoi.com
Professional Affiliations: MTNA, NJMTA
Description of Services: Focus on developing the whole musician, exploring all genres from classical to jazz to world music.

De Mets, Peter
Geographical Area: Newtown, PA
E-mail: voiceteacher@peterdemetsmusic.com Age Range: 12 and up
Website: www.peterdemetsmusic.com
Professional Affiliations: NATS, ACDA, ASCAP
Description of Services: Vocal teaching and coaching; musical theater/classical training.

Monahan, Brent -- DMA

Geographical Area:  Bucks County, PA

E-mail:  brentmonahan@aol.com

Age Range:  15 to adult -- male and female

Description of Services:  Voice Technician and coach

Coaching for On- and Off-Broadway roles

WINDS

Bachalis, Inge
Geographical Area: Southeastern PA, Central NJ
E-mail: zurichgal@aol.com
Age Range: 10 and up
Description of Services: Flute instruction beginner to advanced

Bachalis, John
Geographical Area: Southeastern PA, Central NJ
E-mail: bachalis@aol.com
Age Range: 10 and up
Professional Affiliations: Phildelphia Saxophone Quartet
Description of Services: Private instruction on saxophone and clarinet, beginner to advanced

Beirne, Brian

Geographical Area:  Toms River, Brick area

E-mail:  brianjabeirne@aol.com

Age rfange:  Elementary school - adult

Description of Services:  Beginning to intermediate flute instruction in student's home.

Bohl, Melissa
Geographical Area: Princeton area
E-mail: Mathmus2@gmail.com
Age Range: 9-10 to adult
Professional Affiliations: Eastman, Notre Dame, Princeton University
Description of Services: All levels of oboe; musicianship, theory and interpretation; reed making for advanced students

Giobbi, Mathew, Ph.D

Geographical Location:  PenArgyl, Wind Gap and Easton Pennsylvania

E-mail:  matthewgiobbi@me.com

Age Range:  Begginers, ages six through adult

Website:  www.mgiobbi.com

Description of Services:  Piano, voice and trombone

Herman, Buzz
Geographical Area: Hamilton, NJ
E-mail: Maestro2@optonline.net
Age Range: Beginners through high school
Professional Affiliations: ITG, Historic Brass Society
Description of Services: Trumpet: Beginners - advanced; Low Brass: Beginners - Intermediate; Musicianship, Theory

Schmidt, Mary
Geographical Area: Hopewell, NJ
E-mail: schmidtwwp@gmail.com
Age Range: Beginners to college
Professional Affiliations: Nat'l Flute Assoc., AFofM
Description of Services: Flute and piccolo technique, musicianship, ensemble playing, audition preparation.