🎹 How to Prepare for Your First Piano Lessons

🎹 How to Prepare for Your First Piano Lessons

Lindsie Katz,Violinist     Brian HickmanPianist and Faculty Member   Preparing for your first few music lessons can be a daunting task for families. What do we bring? Does my kid have to play the instrument beforehand? How do we know what to practice?...
Student Spotlight: Lynn Schwankl

Student Spotlight: Lynn Schwankl

We love getting to know Center for Musical Arts students! In this video, Center faculty member Lindsie Katz interviews student and jazz musician Lynn Schwankl.   Center for Musical Arts: Hi everyone. My name is Lindsie Katz, and I’m one of the violin and viola...
Faculty Highlight: Raouf Zaidan

Faculty Highlight: Raouf Zaidan

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview we spoke with piano and voice instructor Raouf Zaidan about his love of music, his history with opera (in many languages!), and more. Center for Musical Arts: Hello! My name is Erica...
Faculty Highlight: Faye Nepon

Faculty Highlight: Faye Nepon

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview we spoke with Faye Nepon, who teaches voice, piano, Jazz for Singers, Musical Theater, and more. This interview focuses on Faye’s classes; learn more about Faye’s background...
Faculty Highlight: Mary Jungerman

Faculty Highlight: Mary Jungerman

(photo: Mary Jungerman, left; Devon Park, right) The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview with spoke with Mary Jungerman, who teaches clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, and Native American flute. Center for Musical Arts: Good...
Student Spotlight: Matthew

Student Spotlight: Matthew

The Center for Musical Arts is proud of all of its students! Matthew studies piano with Nancy McNeill. Begin your own musical journey on our Lessons page, and watch or read our interview with Matthew below.  Center for Musical Arts: Okay. What is your name? Matthew:...
Faculty Highlight: Dianela Acosta

Faculty Highlight: Dianela Acosta

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview we spoke with voice and piano instructor Dianela Acosta about her passion for opera, her career path, and more. Center for Musical Arts: Hello! My name is Erica Reid, I am the Marketing...
Faculty Highlight: Alex Sierra

Faculty Highlight: Alex Sierra

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview we sat down with voice and piano instructor Alex Sierra, who also leads the Center’s Spanish-language Coro Santuario. Center for Musical Arts: Good morning! I’m Erica Reid,...
Faculty Highlight: Steve Christopher (Mr. C)

Faculty Highlight: Steve Christopher (Mr. C)

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview, we sat down with Director of Jazz Studies Steve Christopher, better known as Mr. C, to talk about his history with the Center for Musical Arts, why he’s a lifelong Boston Red Sox...
Faculty Highlight: Piano Teacher Brian Hickman

Faculty Highlight: Piano Teacher Brian Hickman

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview, we sat down with piano instructor Brian Hickman to learn about his career path, his teaching philosophy, his interests, and more. Center for Musical Arts: Hello! My name is Erica Reid....