In-Home Music Lessons
The Conservatory of Musical Arts now offers conservatory-quality music lessons in your home. For more information call 856.354.1432 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now you or your child can enjoy high quality musical instruction from the comfort of your home! This is an ideal option for families with busy schedules, or for students who simply prefer to learn at home. Students taking in home music lessons can enjoy the same great benefits as students taking lessons at the CMA facility, including participation in recitals! Here are some of the teachers currently giving in home lessons.
In-Home Music Lesson Teachers
(Piano) – Eric Aldrich is an active classical and jazz pianist in the South Jersey area. He is a graduate from Rowan University where he received his undergraduate degree in Music Education. He currently serves as the accompanist at First Presbyterian Church of Hammonton and was a member of the First Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra. He also accompanies the choir at the Holy Name of Jesus Church in Mullica Hill. Mr. Aldrich has studied jazz with George Genna, George Mesterhazy, and currently studies with Dean Schneider.
TINA MASHI BERNABO
(Piano) – Even before graduating as a piano performance major from University of the Arts, Tina began to teach, and found that she had a gift to inspire students creatively. Her approach to teaching is one of developing the whole person through the art of music performance and appreciation. She is passionate in her belief that connecting with each other through music improves the world. Tina has been fortunate to have studied performance with Sylvia Glickman and Donn-Alexandre Feder, piano wellness with Sheila Paige and pedagogy with Haruko Kataoka.
She has continued to have a vibrant career as a music educator teaching beginning through advanced levels at private and community music schools throughout PA and Southern New Jersey for more than 30 years.
Through her training in Kindermusik® and Suzuki Piano Method she has been honored to reach very young children with great success in groups large and small. Tina’s students have participated in competitions at West Chester University and perform in recitals and at their schools several times a year.
Her full life as an educator still leaves her time to perform as a soloist and accompanist, recently performing at the Kimmel Center for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Concerts of Excellence and at Temple Har Zion of Mt. Holly, NJ for Holocaust Remembrance Services.
Tina is grateful to share her love of the arts and the joy of living with all of her students and colleagues!
(Guitar) – Ian Brick first picked up the guitar at the age of 14 after a sports injury prevented him from pursuing anything of athletic interest. His first serious music lessons took place at A Lotta Music in his hometown of Medford, New Jersey, and within two years he was asked to become a teacher there. After his exposure to jazz and contemporary music in high school, Ian decided to pursue music full time and enrolled at the University of the Arts. In May of 2010 he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in jazz performance. His most influential teachers include Shawn Christie, Dave Manley, Tom Giacabetti, Mike Quaile, and Kevin Hanson. He has performed at numerous venues in the Philadelphia area including the Prince Theater, World Café Live, Merriam Theater, Kimmel Center, Starland Ballroom, and the Academy of Music. Presently, Ian lives in Philadelphia and continues to nurture the music community as a performer, educator, and composer.
(Guitar) – Bill currently performs with Moot Davis, The Kelli Campbell Trio, Bocco Socks, High Noone Express and solo. He teaches guitar as an Adjunct Professor of Music at Mercer County Community College and also at the Conservatory of Musical Arts in Audubon, NJ. Bill graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance – Cum Laude. He has performed and/or recorded in the past with Kenny Vaughan, Paul Evans, The Drifters, The Penguins, The Dovells, Jim Heffernan, George Rabbai, The DTM Project, The Country Majestics and many others. He has performed live for many years throughout the region as well as nationally (NYC, Nashville, LA, Las Vegas, Austin, Houston, Washington DC, etc.) and abroad (U.K., France). He is currently involved in recording sessions for Moot Davis’ upcoming CD on Crow Town Records in Nashville and LA with legendary guitarists Marc Ford and Kenny Vaughan producing.
(Saxophone) – Evan is a University of the Arts-trained musician in Jazz Performance and Music Education. He currently leads the University of the Arts Saxophone Quartet and co-leads a student-driven big band. Evan is also an active member of various university ensembles. He has had the privilege of studying with Anthony Salicandro, Chris Farr, Mark Allen, Mike Cemprola, Larry McKenna and Joel Frahm. Evan has also studied arranging and composing with Chris Farr and has written for the Z Band and Studio One ensemble at University of the Arts.
(Flute & Piano) – A. Lish Lindsey is the adjunct professor of flute and the director of the flute ensemble at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA as well as the artist instructor of flute and the chamber ensemble teacher at Mercer County Community College in NJ, teacher of flute and piano for the Bronx House School of Music, an online coach for Lessonface.com, and conductor of the Hillsborough High School Flute Choir. She has also taught at The College of New Jersey.
As a performer, Lish made her Carnegie Hall debut as solo piccoloist with the Eastern Wind Symphony and has performed in venues such as Avery Fischer Hall at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall. Ensembles include Harrisburg, Lancaster and Reading Symphonies, Riverside Symphonia, Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Strauss Symphony of America, Sheep Island Ensemble, Sinfonietta Nova, TwtrSymphony, Favore String Quartet, Philadelphia String Quartet, Center City Opera Theater, New York Opera Exchange, Rittenhouse Orchestra, Video Games Live Orchestra, and 5 for Dinner Wind Quintet. Last year, Lish won the opportunity to solo with Carol Wincenc and the Pocono Flute Choir during the Pocono Flute Festival and was principal flute for the Conducting Workshop for Music Educators at The Juilliard School. This year she received a scholarship to attend the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival as a fellowship performer in NYC and recorded a new wind ensemble CD with the Eastern Wind Symphony for Klavier Records which includes works by Benson, Fillmore, Maslanka, Persichetti, Rodrigo, Wood, and Yurko.
Lish received her MA (Flute Performance) at New York University and a BM (Flute Performance) and BA (English, Music Minor: Flute Concentration) from The College of New Jersey. Influential teachers include Julius Baker, Dr. Brad Garner, David DiGiacobbe, Dr. Dent Williamson, David Ancker, and Ronna Ayscue.
(Saxophone & Clarinet) – Steve has been teaching in public education for the past 10 years. During this time he has worked with students from kindergarten to the twelfth grade as a band, classroom music, jazz band, orchestra, and choir director. Steve holds a Bachelors degree in Music Performance from the University of the Arts where he also minored in Education. He also attended Rowan University to earn his public teaching certificate.
As a performer Steve has played the saxophone and clarinet in many local bands where he has played prestigious events such as the inauguration of President George W. Bush, the R&B Foundation Awards VIP Party, the Wedding of Tiny Fey, private parties for vice president Joe Biden and many others. Steve has also performed and recorded with Luciano Pavarotti, Boys II Men, Kurt Elling, and can be heard on the soundtrack to the movie “Robots.”
Currently Steve teaches Band at Beck Middle School in Cherry Hill, NJ and is looking forward to working with the students at the Conservatory of Musical Arts.
(Violin/Viola) – A native of South Jersey, Andriana is a highly regarded violist and violinist throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Her performance career spans many genres including country, rock, bluegrass, Celtic and classical music. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in viola performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied with Hugh Partridge, a disciple of William Primrose. While at UNC, Andriana served as principal violist of the UNC Symphony, and was one of three students selected to perform with the European Union Youth Orchestra during their 2012 tour of the U.S. She has also studied with Rachel Ku of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the late Tony Simmons. She has performed alongside members of R.E.M., The Posies, Wilco, Yo La Tengo, The dB’s, as well as tour dates with Joan Osborne. Andriana is an active studio session player, and can be heard on many newly released albums. She has also performed on NPR’s “From the Top” radio broadcast. Most recently, she has been working with country artist Lisa Matassa, and has opened for major country recording artists including Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, and Ronnie Dunn. Andriana is also a Teaching Artist at Philadelphia’s El Sistema based program, Play On, Philly! and is on the faculty at Rowan University Prep.
(Guitar, Bass & Piano) – Jack Prucella has a Bachelors Degree in Music and Communication from LaSalle University and a Masters Degree in Music Theory from Temple University. He also has a Music Education Certification from Chestnut Hill College. Jack has been teaching guitar, bass guitar, and piano for 25 years and elementary school classroom music for 20 years. His experience as a performer includes solo guitar work, both acoustic and electric, and appearances with numerous bands, both original and cover. Jack currently performs in the duo Jack and Lore (acoustic guitar/flute), playing classical, jazz, pop, Broadway, and original music at private functions, clubs, and festivals.
(Guitar) –Jeff is a free-lance guitarist in Philadelphia specializing in jazz, rock, and funk. Jeff holds a masters degree from the University of the Arts, and has been a professional performer and teacher for over 15 years. Born in Philadelphia, Jeff began playing at the age of fifteen, and was awarded the Promising Artist scholarship to attend the University of the Arts 3 years later. While at university Jeff was awarded the opportunity to study independently with nationally recognized jazz guitarist Pat Martino, an experience which had a profound impact on his approach both to performing and teaching. Jeff works with students of all ages and levels, and believes that a teacher’s job is to bring out the latent joy for music that is present in each of his students.
(Guitar) – Born and raised in Allentown, Pa, Greg Snyder realized his strong interest in music, as a result of his exposure to his father’s guitar playing. He began studying classical guitars. After six years of classical training from Ted Williams and three years of Blues/Jazz training from Gus Schnabel, Greg made his move to Philadelphia to study Jazz Performance at Temple University. Studying under Tom Giacabetti and Terell Stafford, Greg quickly became a premier guitarist, in the Philadelphia area. He had the privilege of performing in master classes with Clark Terry, Antonio Hart, Conrad Herwig, Jimmy Heath, Steve Davis, and many others. He has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Kimmel Center, the Midwest Jazz Clinic, the July 4th Welcome America Festival in Philadelphia, Musikfest, Mayfair, Believe Fest, the Lincoln Center, the Rainbow Room, the Liacourus Center, the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society, The Allentown Symphony Hall, and many other local hotels, restaurants, bars, and music festivals in Philadelphia and the outlying regions. Greg has also played in many local musicals and has worked with other local musicians such as: The Slicked Up Nines, Patrick Hughes, Justin Leigh, Justin Carney, Chris Beck, Yoichi Uzecki, Wally Bechtold, Tyrone Fredericks, Ken Pedergast, Josh Orlando, Jake Maunch, Alison Paige and many others. After graduating from Temple University with a jazz performance degree, Greg joined the faculty at the Conservatory of Musical Arts in Haddonfield, NJ. He has also joined the faculty at; Paul VI Catholic High School in Haddonfield, NJ, Bishop Shanahan Catholic High School in Downingtown, PA, and Bucks County Piano in Levittown, PA. Greg is also signed under BRP Entertainment in Harrisburg, Pa where he performs weddings, cocktail hours, corporate events, etc.
(Oboe, English Horn) – Mark Snyder presented his New York Recital Debut to critical acclaim in March 2002 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as a prizewinner of the Artists International Competition. Active as a freelance artist, he has toured throughout the United States and Asia performing with various orchestras as a member of the oboe section and as a soloist. Some of his performances have included appearances with ensembles such as the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, Key West Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional (Dominican Republic), Festival Musical de Santo Domingo, Binghamton Philharmonic, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, North Eastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Delaware Symphony, Princeton Symphony, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and the Westchester Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Snyder’s Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Little Women, South Pacific, Tale of Two Cities, and The Phantom of the Opera.
Dr. Snyder has presented solo recitals throughout the northeast including Trinity Church at Wall Street, and The Cathedral of St. John the Divine; has recorded for Koch International Records, Albany Records; and is a founding member of the chamber ensemble Pastiche, winner of the Artists International Chamber Music Award in 2000. He is also a member of the oboe trio, Threeds, which recently recorded their debut CD, Unraveled, and finishing their next CD, Palette, to be released in August of 2014.
Dr. Snyder began his musical studies at the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts and received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Connecticut, Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree, from the Mason Gross School of the Arts / Rutgers University. He has studied with Joseph Robinson, Matthew Sullivan, Keisuke Wakao, Ronald Roseman and Sandy Consiglio.
Dr. Snyder is on the faculty of Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ; Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT; Long Island University, LIU Post, Greenvale, NY; The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ; and the New York Summer Music Festival. For more info visit: www.oboedextrous.com
(Voice & Piano) – Jeffrey Wienand is a classically trained baritone and pianist from Pittsburgh, PA. He currently holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Voice Performance and a Doctorate in Vocal Pedagogy. Jeffrey has won numerous awards including the National Association for Teachers of Singing Competition in the Southeast region. While working at the University of Miami, he taught private students as well as courses in Vocal Techniques and Teaching Voice. He has performed operatic and classical repertoire in a number of venues, including Carnegie Hall and the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts with the Miami Symphony Orchestra. He has recently starred as Count Almavivia in The Marriage of Figaro, Sid in Albert Herrring, Figaro in The Barber of Seville and Escamillo in Carmen. Jeffrey has worked with Renee Fleming, Helen Donath, Bobby McFerrin and Marvin Hamlisch.
Jeffrey has studied various styles of music and teaches in the classical, musical theater, jazz, pop and rock vocal styles. His emphasis is on healthy singing and proper vocal functions regardless of style. He currently teaches both private and group piano and voice lessons to students of all ages.