Teaches: French horn (Partnerships)  Teaching Philosophy: Learning how to play an instrument like the French horn is challenging, but is also fun and rewarding! My teaching philosophy is to meet students at their level and understand their goals and strengths and to develop successful strategies for each player to improve. I aim to foster a…

Teaches: (Partnership:) trombone, bass trombone, baritone/euphonium Teaching Philosophy: Strong fundamentals are key to becoming a good brass musician. My teaching utilizes breathing exercises, mouthpiece buzzing, long tones, and lip slurs in order to establish a good sound, control, and flexibility throughout the range. I also help students to develop strong awareness around rhythm, intonation, style, and…

Roisin Strickland is a Senior at The School of Music at The University of Southern Maine as a Music Education Major with a concentration in Jazz Studies. Throughout her music career she has worked under the studio of Taylor O’Donnell and Jenna Guiggey where she is trained both classically and in the vocal jazz style.…

Tara Rook Teaches: Digital Music Teaching Philosophy: To guide students on the path to creating and expressing themselves.  To help students explore new tools to use for self growth. Greatest Music Influences: Little Dragon, Four Tet, Caribou, Radiohead, Nosaj Thing, Jeff Buckley, Missy Elliot, Boards of Canada, Claude Debussey & so many more. When I’m…

Ryan Audy Teaches: Piano, Drums, Music Production, Music Theory, Beginner’s Guitar, Ukulele Teaching Philosophy:  Music exists in all of us. Anyone can learn to express themselves through music, so long as they possess patience and the willingness to learn. Greatest Music Influences:  John Mayer, FKJ, Matt Corby, Kiefer, Leon Bridges, Tash Sultana, Bill Evans, Steve Jordan,…

Just Plain Jones Teaches: Digital Music production (Ableton Live, Sampling/ Sound design, D.A.W. Basics) Teaching Philosophy: I believe that digital production can offer a new and inclusive path to explore sound, composition, and songwriting. My role as a teacher is to help students put words to concepts and ideas and grow their creative repertoire. Greatest…

Alicia Phelps Teaches: Director of Community Partnerships and Special Programs. Teaches piano and voice. Teaching Philosophy: Music can be rewarding, fulfilling and accessible to absolutely everyone who chooses to bring it into their life. Greatest Music Influences: Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Corea, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, Thundercat, Becca Stevens, James Taylor, Noname, Bobby McFerrin, Nai Palm, GoldLink, Kendrick Lamar,…