Music Lessons From The Best Instructors In Southeastern MA

Learn Guitar, Piano, Violin, Drums, Woodwinds, Brass, Voice & More

Private instruction is offered by our staff of professional musicians and educators. We offer instruction in: violin, viola, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, drums, percussion, guitar, bass guitar, piano, banjo, and voice.

Our current lesson rate is $20.00 per 1/2 hour.

Music lessons at The Symphony Music Shop, North Dartmouth, MA Music lessons at The Symphony Music Shop, North Dartmouth, MA

Music lesson rooms at The Symphony Music Shop in North Dartmouth, MA


Our Private Instructors Are:

Ann Lamoureux - Piano

BA Eastman School of Music / Masters of Music, Indiana University. Affiliated with the New Bedford Symphony, M.M.T.A. and the Chopin Club. Many years private teaching experience.

Matt Richard - Piano / Theory

BA in Piano Performance & Jazz Studies, Westfield State College. Performs as a soloist and accompanist with many different ensembles. Currently the accompanist at St. John the Baptist Church. 22 years teaching experience.

Kara Smith - Piano

BA in Music Education, UMass Dartmouth. Private Teaching early to advanced piano since 2008.

Annie Hart - Piano / Guitar

Bachelors Degree in Music, UMass / Masters in Education, Cambridge College. 15 years teaching Experience. Currently teaching music in public school and playing with Soul Street Jazz Trio.

Audra Arruda - Violin / Viola

BA in Music education, UMass Dartmouth. Currently plays with the Fall River Symphony and as soloist for various area functions. Private teaching since 2007.

Merrillan Melberg - Violin / Viola

Bachelors in Violin, Pensacola Christian College / Masters in Viola Performance, UMass Amherst. Past member of the New Life Symphony, Texas. Currently serving as coordinator for the New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestra. Over 10 years private teaching experience.

Daniela Chirigotis - Violin

Bachelors in Music Education, Pensacola Christian College / Masters, Bridgewater State. Currently String Specialist for the Fairhaven Public Schools. Member of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and a Staff Member of the ACE Summer String Program. Over 8 years teaching experience.

Sandra Tavares - Violin

Bachelors Degree in Music Education, Rhode Island College. Currently holds a school music position and is a violinist for St Anthony of Padua Church. Past member of the Fall River Symphony. Over 10 years teaching experience.

Wendy Hawes - Flute

BS in Music Education, Flute / MA in Education. More than 30 years teaching experience. Adjudicator for District and All State Festivals. Professional playing experience includes soloist, wind and chamber ensembles, symphony and theater orchestras. Currently a member of the Sonare Chamber Ensemble, performing for weddings and special events.

Chris Williamson - Clarinet

BS in Music Education, Clarinet, Plymouth State College. Currently Instrumental Music Specialist at Rochester Memorial School. Performances with local Theater orchestras & The SouthCoast Jazz Orchestra. Clarinet for National tour of "Oliver!" Extensive experience preparing students for District and all State Festivals. Over 30 years teaching experience.

Tom Short - Woodwinds

Bachelors Degree, Flute Performance, University of Michigan. Performed with a wide variety of groups over the last 30 years. He currently plays throughout New England with the dance / improvisational group The Dancing Dogs & Pumpkin Head Ted. Many years studio teaching experience.

Jack Gomes - Trumpet

Bachelors Degree, Music Education, Trumpet, UMass Dartmouth. Many years as a public school and studio lesson teacher. Extensive performance credits including dates with the Tommy Dorsey Band, Tavares, and the US Air Force Band of the East. Active in the jazz club circuit throughout New England.

Patrice Tiedemann - Voice / Flute

BS in Music Education, Rhode Island College / MA in Vocal Performance, Indiana University. Classically trained soprano. Performance credits include the Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Pops, New Repertory Theatre, and the Indianapolis Opera. Flutist with pit and symphony orchestras. Many years teaching experience.

Tyler Kingsland - Guitar / Bass / Sax / Trombone

Bachelors Degree in Music Studies / Education, UMass Lowell. Plays professionally in area Theatre Pit Orchestras. Bass & Guitar with Hivesmasher. Plays bass and guitar with local bands such as Pumpkin Head Ted. Several years teaching experience.

Stan Belmarce - Guitar

Associates Degree in Guitar Performance. Extensive performing as a freelance artist throughout Southeastern MA. Private music instructor for over 30 years.

Mark Grillo - Drumset

Musicians Institute Honors Graduate. Studio teaching since 1982. Extensive professional playing experience on drumset, all styles including rock, blues, jazz, and funk. Currently playing with Batteries Not Included. Past drumline instructor for Seekonk HS. Assisted Dartmouth HS Drumline in 1982-83.

Scott Frost - Drums / Percussion

Bachelors degree in Music Education / Percussion, Berklee College of Music. Over 30 years studio and public school teaching. Past member of the Garfield Cadets Drum Corps. Extensive professional playing experience, all styles. Currently with the band, Johnny Edwards and the Power of Soul.

Neil Sylvia - Drums / Percussion

Bachelors Degree, UMass Dartmouth. More than 25 years teaching experience. Adjudicator for District / Allstate Festivals as well as DCI, DCA, WGI. Former percussion instructor / arranger for several HS Bands. Freelance artist / percussionist. Drumset with The SouthCoast Jazz Orchestra.

Mack Williamson - Drums / Percussion

New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music. Studies with Herb King, Neil Sylvia, Bob Gullotti, Amir Ziv, Jim Black, and Jordan McLean. Freelance Artist/Percussionist. Extensive theater orchestra experience, Bern Jazz Festival, & tour experience.

Russ Hart - Guitar

Bachelors Degree in Music, Berklee / Masters in Music Education, Cambridge College. Currently teaching public school music at the Decas School. Performing for many years. Currently with the Soul Street Jazz Trio.

David Johnson - Guitar

Bachelors Degree, Berklee College of Music. Also studied at the New England Conservatory. Proficient in jazz and classical guitar and an avid freelance artist. Performs regularly throughout Southeastern MA in a variety of ensembles. More than 28 years teaching experience.

Steve Lavalley - Guitar

Playing professionally since 1970. Styles include folk, rock, and country. Also has a background in world beat percussion.

Jim Peterson - Guitar / Bass

More than 10 years teaching experience. Plays professionally with the Jeff Lowe Band, Stagedoor Canteen, and Quasi Modal bands.

George Piva - Guitar

Bachelors Degree in Music Composition, Berklee College of Music. More than 38 years of teaching and professional playing experience.

Lou Shepherd - Guitar

Bachelors Degree in Music. Over 30 years professional playing and teaching experience. Freelance musician for weddings and parties: flute, guitar, and jazz trio.

Music lessons at The Symphony Music Shop, North Dartmouth, MA Music lessons at The Symphony Music Shop, North Dartmouth, MA

Music lesson rooms at The Symphony Music Shop in North Dartmouth, MA


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