John Payne Music Center Private & Group lessons in Brookline, MA
The Teachers at the JPMC offer private music lessons in saxophone, guitar, piano/keyboards, voice, bass, drums, clarinet, flute, trumpet, recorder, and trombone; twenty student ensembles at various levels and musical styles.
We hire instructors for their talents as patient teachers who enjoy teaching complete beginners, as well as more advanced students, in the family-like atmosphere of the JPMC.
Many schools require students to pay for a full semester of lessons before they've even met the instructor. Here you can try a lesson or ensemble group just once, and can quit at any time on one week's notice, not just at the end of a predefined semester.
Guitar/bass instructor Peter Cicco is a guitarist, vocalist, andsongwriter who has been a working professional musician in bothoriginal and general business (weddings, etc.) bands for over 25 years.Over the last several years he has been playing in a guitar/bass duo atthe Science Street Cafe in the Museum of Science in Boston on Fridaynights.
Pianist/vocalist Diana Fischer received a Bachelor's in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music where she studied with Tom McKinley. She has an extensive background in classical piano and voice, as well.
Ririka is a graduate of Berklee College of Music where she studied with George Garzone and Billy Pierce. She has over twenty years experience teaching in both public schools and privately. Performance venues include Mechanics Hall, Top of the Hub, Acton Jazz Cafe, the Museum of Fine Arts, DeCordova Museum, Harvard and Brandeis Universities.
Like all of our JMPC instructors, Dan has years of experience teaching private lesson students of all ages and tastes from complete beginners to more advanced students. The styles taught include Jazz, Rock, Folk, Blues, and beginning classical guitar.
Mick Lewander is a top teacher and performer in the Greater Boston area and has been teaching at the JPMC since 1985. He's a former faculty member of Berklee College of Music and also teaches in the after school extension program in the Wellesley Public Schools. He has performed extensively both locally and internationally.
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