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Accordion Teachers


Matty Metcalfe
City: Cambridge, Boston area
Music Styles: Celtic, World, Bluegrass, Classical
Skill Levels Taught: All ages and levels welcome
Qualifications: William & Mary College, B.A. in Education, Music Composition honors, 12 years teaching exp.
Additional Comments: Washington D.C. Guild Award for Classical Piano, Balladear at Colonial Williamsburg, church organist, accordionist in touring band Echolalia, banjo/mandolin performer in East Coast bands, studio musician in Boston
Rate: $40 per hour
Web Site:

Bass Teachers - Acoustic and Electric



Cello Teachers


Rachel Johnston
City: Boston
Music Styles: Classical, Improvisational, Modern
Skill Levels Taught: All levels beginner to advanced
Qualifications: Artist' Diploma from The Juilliard School, NY, and Masters Music Performance (Dist.) London University
Additional Comments: International prize winner, experienced in a comprehensive range of cello styles, trained in Suzuki and Russian teaching methods, active performer. Accepting new students from August 2004, all enquiries through email.
Rate: $50/hr in, $55-60 out
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Vera Vieira
City: Arlington
Music Styles: Classical
Skill Levels Taught: Suzuki age children to mature adults, beginners to college level
Additional Comments: Cellist at New Bedford Symphony Orchestra; graduate studies at Longy School of Music; teacher of children and adults at my private studio and Wood n' Strings, both in Arlington, since 2003
Rate: $40 hr; $20 1/2hr  neg.
Web Site:

Phone: 781-316-2611


Clarinet Teachers


Leslie Miller
City: Boston/Dorchester/Cambridge etc.
Music Styles: Classical
Skill Levels Taught: any age, beginners and intermediate players
Qualifications: Masters in clarinet performance (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) Bachelors from Eastman School of Music
Additional Comments: Have performed extensively in the piedmont triad area, and have been on the faculty teaching primary and secondary clarinet students at University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Rate: $25 per hour

Jennifer Reilly
City: Boston area
Music Styles: classical
Skill Levels Taught: beginner-intermediate, any age level
Qualifications: B.Music Ed. from the University of New Hampshire, certified music k-12 in MA
Additional Comments: I teach saxophone in addition to clarinet in Hopkinton, MA and have a flexible schedule, especially during the summer.
Web Site:
Phone: 774-248-0100


Flute Teachers


Heather Abe
City: Boston
Music Styles: Classical
Skill Levels Taught: Beginner to Advanced
Qualifications: Graduated from University of Delaware with a BA in Music (and Biology)
Additional Comments: I'm currently in graduate school for Medical Science but I also enjoy teaching flute. I have taught for about 9 years and have taught both at the Community Music School and in a Music Store. I love to teach and I'd love to find some students in Boston!
Rate: $17 30 minutes, $24 45 minutes
Web Site:
Phone: 302-530-9172

Carolyn Chen
City: Boston/Back Bay
Music Styles: Classical
Skill Levels Taught: Beginner-High School
Qualifications: BA Music and English, University of VA; Summer study at Mannes College of Music, NYC; Woodwind instructor, Village School for Girls; private flute instructor, central Virginia; Assistant Principal flute and Principal piccolo, Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra 1999-2002; performed with the London Symphony Orchestra 1997
Additional Comments: I have recently moved to the Boston area and would love to continue flute performance and instruction.  I teach out of my home in Back Bay but am flexible to travel to your home for lessons.  I believe in solid fundamentals and repertoire as well as fun pieces, and an energetic and enthusiastic learning environment so students are challenged yet enjoy practicing and performing.  I am happy to provide references upon request and look forward to hearing from you.
Rate: $20/half hour; $30/45min; $40/hour
Web Site:
Phone: 772-708-7976

Kristine Kirby
City: Concord, Sudbury, Acton, Maynard, Lexington
Music Styles: Instrumental
Skill Levels Taught: All levels. All Ages.
Qualifications: State University of New York, Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory
Additional Comments: Teaching home studio in Concord.
Rate: $25 per half hour
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Colleen Layman
City: Boston, Brookline, Allston
Music Styles: Classical
Skill Levels Taught: beginner to advanced high school
Qualifications: 10 years experience, music leadership positions, studied with top flute professionals
Additional Comments: My experience lies in master classes, band and orchestra solo performances, recitals- please email for more information
Rate: $17 / half hour
Phone: 703-965-8815


French Horn Teachers


Angela DiBartolomeo
City: Methuen area
Music Styles: classical
Skill Levels Taught: any skill level
Qualifications: Graduate with Bachelor of Music Performance in French Horn from the University of New Hampshire
Additional Comments: PERFORMANCE: Principle Horn of the University of New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony, Honor Woodwind Quintet and Brass Quintet, member of New Hampshire Philharmonic,  TEACHING:  private horn studios, horn instructor at UNH Summer Youth Music School, and various other music camps.
Rate: approx. $15-20 half hour
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Saxophone Teachers


Jason Rottkamp
City: Between Holyoke and New England Conservatory
Music Styles: jazz, legit
Skill Levels Taught: all
Qualifications: B.M. of Music Education, George Mason University- Fairfax, VA
Additional Comments: Availability will start in late January. Also can teach all band instruments on the beginning to intermediate level
Phone: 703-969-8329

Chris Ward
City: Boston
Music Styles: Jazz, Classical, instrumental technique
Skill Levels Taught: beginner to intermediate
Qualifications: Currently studying at Berklee College of music for a performance degree
Rate: $30 an hour
Phone: 617)320-0471

Scott Ryckman
City: Boston, Brighton
Music Styles: Jazz
Skill Levels Taught: All ages and skill levels welcome
Qualifications: Master of Arts in Music (Jazz Emphasis), B.A. in Music (Jazz Emphasis)
Additional Comments: I have taught privately for 9 years and have 2 years teaching experience at the university level. I have studied with: Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Gunther Schuller, Ralph Llama, Jerry Weldon, Don Lanphere, Jordon Ruwe, Horace Alexander Young III, Geof Bradfield, Dr. Greg Yasinitsky, and Dr. Charles Argersinger. Check out the October 2003 issue of Jazziz Magazine for a recording and review. Lots of playing and teaching experience.
Rate: $40.00/HR (half hour lessons available)
Web Site:
Phone: (617) 416-2224


Trombone Teachers





Louisa Gelfuso
City: Boston Area
Music Styles: Classical, Jazz, Formal
Skill Levels Taught: Beginner & Intermediate
Qualifications: Berklee College of Music, Graduate as of May 2004
Additional Comments: Skilled Classical player. Concentration of formal training with students. Have been member of URI Symphony Orchestra, Brass Quintet, Berklee College of Music top big bands, and Brass Quintet. Extensive experiences in high school and younger include Rhode Island and New England honor ensemble symphonic work, wind and quintet work. Have worked with such artists as Michel Camilo, Greg Hopkins, Charlie Lewis, and Phil Wilson.
Rate: $25 per hour
Phone: 617-569-1341

David Summer
City: Groton
Music Styles: Jazz, Classical
Skill Levels Taught: all levels
Qualifications: Bachelor of Music in Education, Lowell University
Additional Comments: Music teacher in several public schools including Natick and Holliston. Taught music theatre, music theory and band for five years at Marian High School in Framingham. Played in many different types of ensembles including big bands, jazz ensembles, function bands and chamber groups. Specialize in performing as a soloist for church services and continues teaching. Very involved in music technology. Produces my own recordings covering a wide range from classical to jazz, including my own compositions. Also hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
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Paul Tomashefsky
City: Shrewsbury, Westborough, Grafton, Boylston
Music Styles: Classical & Jazz
Skill Levels Taught: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Qualifications: BM Music Education Degree from Berklee College of Music 1983
Additional Comments: Founding member of "Quintessential Brass" currently performing with "TailSpin" Rhythm & Blues I'm currently on staff in the Westborough Public Schools
Rate: $25.00 per half hour
Web Site:
Phone: 508-757-5777


Violin Teachers


Karen Seligson
City: Lexington
Music Styles: Classical
Skill Levels Taught: Adults beginner to intermediate
Qualifications: New England Conservatory of Music, studied with Eric Rosenblith, also studied baroque with Robert Koff.
Additional Comments:
Rate: $50 per hour
Web Site:
Phone: 781-538-6538

Aprilyn Smith
City: Greater Boston (within Route 128)
Music Styles: classical
Skill Levels Taught: As young as 5 to adult. Absolute beginner to intermediate.
Qualifications: 21 years experience playing, 10 years experience teaching privately in Mass and CT. Currently teaching all adult beginners.
Additional Comments:  I am a 29 year old violinist who has been playing for 21 years. I started violin in 3rd grade in a Connecticut public school system. At age 11 I started private lessons with Jean Brown (also in CT). These lessons continued through until I graduated high school. I played in Jr High and High School Orchestras, string quartet my senior year, etc. Additionally, I played in the Eastern Regional Orchestra (1988-1992), All New England Symphony Orchestra (1990-1992) and participated in other regional orchestras throughout New England. I went to the University of Connecticut as a music education major on partial scholarship and also played with the University of Massachusetts orchestras and briefly with the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra. I have also played with multiple Connecticut and Boston-area bands on an as-needed basis in styles such as acoustic rock, celtic and jazz. I am also a studio musician for a couple of recording studios in the area.
Rate: $25 half hour
Phone: 617-823-3261

Bracha Kishinevsky
City: North Andover
Music Styles: classical
Skill Levels Taught: all
Qualifications: MA of St. Petersburgh (Russia) Conservatory of music
Additional Comments: Tel Aviv (Israel) Chamber Orchestra, Hajfa (Israel) Symphony, solo performances, my students won local and national competitions in USA
Rate: $35 / half hour
Web Site:
Phone: 978-683-2107

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