Music Lessons

 LESSON COORDINATOR and
OPERATIONS MANAGER: Elijah Norris

We are taking students for Piano, Guitar, Drums lessons and more….    We are fortunate to offer outstanding and affordable instructors who teach at our Rockland location. To inquire about lessons and prices.

Call Eli at:    781-982-8880 

or email: info@PianoMill.com

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OUR INSTRUCTORS……….

GUITAR

 
 DAN SMITH – Beginner to Expert Guitar and Bass Guitar Lessons, Beginner Piano Lessons, Vocal Lessons 
 Dan started playing guitar at the age of seven, spending most days trying to learn the riffs of his hero’s Pete Townsend, Jimi Hendrix and Rick Nielsen. From there he went on to take formal lessons from Jeff Sousa at Halifax Music, where he learned proper technique and was introduced to many new forms of music. After years of practice, Dan went on to play in many different bands in the south shore area, and at the age of 18 he was living entirely off of touring, playing local gigs and making records. Then Dan began studying jazz and studied with local blues/jazz bassist Greg Silva. He spent the next couple of years transposing, practicing, and listening to such greats as Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, and Jim Hall.
Dan Smith spent 10 years teaching guitar, piano, bass and drums professionally at 3D Guitars in Pembroke until they closed. Dan Smith has a Bachelors Degree in Music from Bridgewater State University. Among the many styles he has mastered,  Dan studied classical music under John Shiu at Bridgewater. Dan brings his love, passion, and vast knowledge of music to every lesson. Whether it’s your first lesson time picking up the guitar, or have been playing for years, Dan is here to help you reach your goals and have fun doing it!
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MARK CUNNINGHAM –  Guitarist, singer and songwriter
Mark has been playing music for more than four decades.  Having performed with many bands and in countless recording sessions, he’s adept at a variety of genres including rock, blues, and pop.   Mark’s impressive resume includes work with a number of Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winning producers and artists.  Equally comfortable with beginners and veterans alike, he is an exceptionally popular teacher with a number of long-time students.  Mark’s teaching technique focuses on a practical, hands-on approach which encourages comprehensive understanding of playing music and development of each student’s style.
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PIANO / KEYBOARD

Raht In Newport December2016

RAHT  (officially RAHT KETUSINGHA)

Raht has an A. Mus. T.C.L. from Trinity College in London, England and Diploma in Music Performance and Pedagogy from Yamaha Music Foundation in Tokyo, Japan. A devoted and firm believer of “rounded education,” he also earned a bachelor degree in Economics (B.Ec.) from Sydney University (Australia) where he was a Colombo Plan Scholar. He has an M.A. in Economics and an A.B.D in Economics from Northeastern University (Boston, U.S.A.), and has also completed graduate course work in higher education administration at the University of Massachusetts Boston where he also earned a Certificate of Mediation.

He is an Award Winner at the 11th International Electone Concour held in Japan receiving The Outstanding Performance Award for his award winning original composition “Australia” which was later copyrighted by Yamaha and now can be heard on U-tube. “Australia” was composed specifically to feature the GX-I Yamaha Synthesizer. At the time, he represented Australia to the Electone Concour.

Raht has been working with and composing original music for dancers, dance teachers, and choreographers in the Massachusetts since the early 1980’s. He also worked with The Kirov Ballet of Russia, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet of Canada, and Dance North of Australia when they performed in Bangkok and, at times, The Alvin Ailey Dance Company and Mark Morris Dance Company in Boston.

Raht has performed at the Sydney Opera House as well as in concert halls of other major cities of Australia, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. In 2004, he was inducted into the Thailand Music Hall of Fame established by the Siamkolakarn Music Foundation (Yamaha Thailand.) He trains competitors and concert artists for various music competitions and concerts. He also sits on the panels of judges in music competitions and auditions. In fact, Raht very much enjoys the opportunity to teach everyone interested in learning to play the piano, and in both direct and indirect ways, to bring music into all lives and art forms.

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CHRISTINE FAHEY – PIANO

Christine Fahey has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Piano Performance from Eastern Nazarene College. Christine has been a professional church pianist for over 25 years. She is the piano accompanist for Community Covenant Church in East Bridgewater. Christine has over 10 years experience in private piano instruction. Christine offers high quality private piano lessons in a positive and supportive environment. She teaches beginner through intermediate level students, ages 6 – adult. A variety of styles are taught including classical, pop, Broadway, and sacred music. For more information about Christine’s lessons, please visit her website: www.christinefaheypianostudio.com. Or call Eli at Piano Mill 781-982-8880


COURTNEY BROWN – Piano and Music Composition 

Growing up locally in Cohasset, MA on the South Shore, Courtney naturally gravitated toward piano at the age of 5 and has remained both passionate and committed to advancing her proficiency on the piano ever since. Progressing personally and professionally through all the phases of learning the skills and developing a love for music has given her a complete perspective of how a student learns to embrace an instrument.

Classically trained with private instruction and then moving on to more formal training at the South Shore Conservancy of Music, and later The New England Conservatory in Boston, she has been privileged to learn from some of the best musicians and instructors in New England.

Her goal is to take all that she has learned and use it to help her students find and cultivate their own unique experience and appreciation towards music.

 

Development: One of the most important aspects of teaching is making sure students are both learning, engaged, and having fun. I like to break my lessons up into two sections. Half dedicated to developing the skill sets that are essential to fundamental growth. The other half we work on a specific song chosen by my student.

 

Individuality: Everyone leans in their own way. Children and adults alike. Everyone also has their own preferences in music, art, and life in general. One of the most important aspects of my relationship to my students is understanding them as an individual. It is much easier to get excited and learn something you truly enjoy.

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KIMBERLY BRAYTON – PIANO

 

Formerly a band, orchestra and choral director for 25 years in Michigan, Montana & Massachusetts. Attended Michigan State University and graduated with a double major in Music Education. She was a member of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra on her violin. Kim was raised with Musicians and Music Conductors along with Educators all around her. She recently moved here to Abington. Miss Brayton has 2 adult children both whom played instruments too but have chosen different careers. She has 1 sister whom is a Celloist in Cincinnati and a niece going to Prague to study music this semester. She enjoys teaching music and loves to listen to Broadway Shows.

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PAUL MCWILLIAMS – Piano (BIO COMING SOON) ..check out Paul playing at the Providence Town Jazz Fest!
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DRUMS / PERCUSSION

PLEASE ASK ABOUT OUR NEW DRUM TEACHER (PENDING BIO)
BRENDAN CRAIG – DRUMS / PERCUSSION

 

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BRASS / WOODWIND

Dennis Calnan- SAXOPHONE, CLARINET, FLUTE: 
A Berklee College of Music graduate, Dennis comes to Piano Mill with years of teaching and performance experience. 1968-1970 Utopia, 9 piece soul band
• 1970-1972 USMC Band, San Diego
• 1973-1982 Lewis & Clark Expedition, 10 piece show band
• 1983-1991 Al Halliday and the Hurricanes, Original and Cover Rock Band
• 1995-2002 Bruce Peterson Orchestra, 18 piece swing band
NOW ADDING NEW STUDENTS!!
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ARE YOU A MUSIC TEACHER and want to join our team here at Piano Mill.

Contact us today to get started! 781-982-8880 or email Eli at lessons@pianomill.com