Concord Community Music School Private & Group lessons in Concord, NH
New students are introduced to the Music School through an individual orientation with the appropriate department chair. At that time, students learn about the Music School's philosophy and special offerings and share their goals and expectations. After this discussion, the department chair recommends a teacher and schedules a lesson time.
Faculty members, department chairs, the director of education, and the School's president, work together closely to monitor each student's progress. Communication between students, parents, and teachers is ongoing and includes annual progress reports. Parents are welcome to visit lessons by arrangement with the teacher.
- Music Theory
Percussion, Drum Set
John Faggiano trained at Acadia University and Berklee College of Music and has studied privately with Ed Nicholas, Gary Chaffee, Alan Dawson, and Nuru. He teaches extensively in the Music School ’s Music in the Community Initiative (MICI) and he has developed and facilitated seminars for community building through drumming.
Kathryn Southworth earned a B.M. in piano performance from Oberlin Conservatory and a M.M. in vocal accompanying and coaching from the University of Illinois. While pursuing her graduate studies, she held an assistantship as staff accompanist under the tutelage of acclaimed accompanist John Wustman, and served as a musical ambassador to Costa Rica as accompanist for soprano Ollie Watts Davis.
Bozena O'Brien received her training at Boston University and later coached with Marylou Speaker Churchill of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She holds a certificate for Suzuki Pedagogy and Book 1. Her teaching career spans more than 30 years and includes Plymouth State University, St. Paul's School, Holderness School and Kimball Union Academy.
Ellen Nordstrom (lyric mezzo) graduated from the University of North Carolina and continued her studies in voice with Sandra Sliker and Louis Burkot at Dartmouth College. She later served as an intern for two years with the Lake George Opera and received a Lila Wallace Grant awarded to music school faculty to pursue studies in speech pathology under mentor Mary McDonald Klimek at Harvard Medical School.
Woodwinds & Brass
Stefani Burk earned a bachelor of music degree in music education and a master’s degree in oboe performance from the University of Iowa. She also studied with Fred Cohen. Burk has taught at Bowdoin College, Indian Hill Arts, Bates College, and the University of New Hampshire’s Summer Youth Music School.
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