Music Lessons


 Private Music Lessons

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Fiddlehead Music Instructors

 

Available Music Lessons Fiddlehead has the following music lessons available:

  • banjo,
  • bass guitar,
  • clarinet,
  • fiddle,
  • flute,
  • guitar (acoustic or electric),
  • mandolin,
  • piano,
  • saxophone,
  • ukulele,
  • viola,
  • violin,
  • voice lessons
Keep up
those skills!
Sign up for Summer 2018 Music Lessons.

Fiddlehead is offering up to 7 weeks of Summer Music. Sign up for a single lesson, up to all 7 of them!  Flexible summer scheduling available.

Potential Weeks Available:

  • Week 1: June 25-29            
  • Week 2: July 9-13                 
  • Week 3: July 16-20
  • Week 4: July 23-27
  • Week 5: July 30-Aug 3
  • Week 6: Aug 6-10
  • Week 7: Aug 13-17

Each instructor has individual summer availability, please contact Meghan or Jared at (207)883-5720 or music@fiddleheadscarborough.org to register!

Fall 2018 Music

Music Calendar 2018-2019

Previous Students: Save your spot TODAY

New students: Sign up for fall lessons

Note: Returning students have until July 1st to save their current lesson times. We are unable to book new students until we have heard back from the returning students. After July 1st, Fiddlehead will be working to get new students scheduled with instructors.

Summer 2018 lessons are available for those who would like to start immediately.

Lesson Pricing 30-minute lesson (most common)        $30
45-minute lesson                                       $45
1 Hour lesson                                            $60

 

 

Music Instructor Information Biography
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Megan Sabine

Violin/Fiddle, Ukulele

Megan is a violinist from Portland, Maine. She currently performs around New England with her band Hannah Daman and the Martelle Sisters. Her band explores different styles of progressive folk fusing mandolin, guitar and violin while incorporating three-part harmony. They have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Kaleo, Jamestown Revival, Parsonsfield, Ghosts of Paul Revere, and The Mallet Brothers. Her roots are in classical music. She studied at the University of Southern Maine where she graduated with a degree in music performance. Upon finishing, she continued her studies at The Berklee College of Music where she studied with Mimi Rabson, Matt Glaser and Darol Anger.

 

Megan’s love for people and creativity drive her teaching. She spends her summers in Haiti where she has the opportunity to bring violins and teach beginner violin in a rural village in northern Haiti. This opportunity was inspired from her time teaching in Boston where she taught at a non- profit that brought music into the Haitian community of Hyde Park. Her desire in teaching is to see music strip down barriers between people and build up new life and strength within communities. After moving back to Portland, she spent several years teaching violin and ukulele at 317 Main Music Center where she grew and flourished as a teacher. During this season, she was supported by her 317 community to start a violin program for 3rd graders at the East End Community School as part of their morning “Rise and Shine” program. Her teaching style is inspired by the various learning styles of different students where she will adapt to the needs of each student. Her lessons are fun and uplifting.

Jeffery Kazukiewicz

Instruments: Violin, viola and piano

Jeffery Kazukiewicz has been mentoring students of all ages and levels on violin, viola and piano for nearly 21 years. He has established several successful private teaching studios in MA, NH and ME where his students have excelled under his guidance, earning principal seats in the premiere New England youth orchestras and music festivals and in many chamber music performances. Former students of his have earned scholarships to attend Phillips Exeter Academy and later pursued degrees in Music Performance/Education at the college level. Mr. Kazukiewicz has coached and directed chamber ensembles, master classes as well as orchestral and choral ensembles.

Natasha Skala

Instrument: Piano

Style: Classical, Popular

Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian

“Piano is the easiest instrument to play in the beginning, and the hardest to master in the end.”

Natasha was trained in the classical Russian method. She started her musical path at early age with help of her mother who was a professional piano teacher and gave her daughter all her inspiration and love for music from the early age. She started her studies at the Professional Music School at age of seven. Natasha graduated with honors and learned Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from State Music College and her Master of Music Degrees in Piano Pedagogy from Music University in Kiev, her native Ukraine. Upon graduation, she qualified as a soloist, concertmaster and piano instructor. She was performing and competing during all these years since she was a child.

In 2002 Natasha moved to Maine and continued her musical career as a piano teacher, giving private lessons. She joined Fiddlehead School in 2008. She is inspired by the progress and accomplishments of her students over the years. She works with beginner to advanced levels of all ages. Natasha believes that love and appreciation of music makes lives of her students better and fulfilling, and will last a lifetime

Aaron Henry

Instrument: Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute

Aaron Henry is a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer/composer who has recently relocated after spending over a decade in the New York market.  With a versatility rooted in extensive technical training and performance experience in both classical and jazz, he is experienced in a wide range of musical styles. He is comfortable teaching lessons on all saxophones, clarinets, flutes, and piano.

At the University of Redlands, he studied classical music and woodwind doubling before graduating from the Berklee College of Music as a Charlie Parker scholarship recipient, where he studied with Joe Lovano, George Garzone, and Hal Crook. He also holds a Master of Music in Studio Composition from the State University of New York, Purchase College. He has produced and written commercial music for clients such as Fox International and National Geographic, as well as international music libraries and production catalogs.

In addition to his own release entitled Blueshift, he has numerous album credits to his name, including recent Grammy nominated large ensemble albums by Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, entitled Resolution and What’sNext?, as well as recent releases by Macedonian pop-jazz guitarist and vocalist Vladimir Cetkar.  Recording credits also include the feature film “Hunting Elephants,” starring Patrick Stewart.  As a seasoned performer, he has played international jazz festivals and has shared the stage and studio with the likes of Dave Liebman, Anat Cohen, Esperanza Spaulding, Tiger Okoshi, Christian Scott, Matthew Stevens, Livingston Taylor, Meshelle N’Ddegeocello, and Jane Monheit.   He is a sought-after music educator in the Northeast market, and focuses his time in his home studio on composition, production, and recording.  He lives in Scarborough, ME with his wife and 2 young children.

Thomas Dee

Instruments: Guitar (acoustic and electric), Bass, Ukulele

At 15, Tom was in a working band called Dyme Horse that played in venues and restaurants in the Hartford CT. area. Tom was also in the School Jazz band. Tom assisted in some classical Guitar masterclasses as well. Tom is well versed in either acoustic or electric guitar and worked and taught steadily till he toured with an established country band that took him on the road for close to 2 years in the eighties.

When Tom returned to Portland my band performed for 65 thousand people on Munjoy Hill 4th of July celebration 1985. During this time Tom also attended University of Maine at Augusta and studied performance and theory. Tom was the guitar instructor at Daddy’s Junky Music from  2008 to 2012 Tom currently teach at a community center in Scarborough and a Portland music store.

Tom’s experience with teaching stems from the excellent instructors. He was lucky to have at Hartford, and in high school. Tom is well versed in hand positioning so that his students progress safely. He has a lesson plan for many different styles, folk, classical, jazz, Celtic and many others. Tom has played these style’s professionally and is a student of them. Tom also believes in proper posture and a relaxed studio environment. Lessons are tailored to the student not the other way around. Tom prepare a lesson for each individual student. Lessons are song driven and he will help arrange the song for the level the student is at.

Some more styles Tom can teach;
Reggae,
Lead guitar,
Blues,
Jazz,
Classical,
Rock,
Celtic,
and more.

Dave Taylor

Instruments: Guitar (acoustic and electric), Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Piano, Voice

Dave specializes in all fretted instruments (guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, etc) as well as piano, harmonica, and percussion. His expertise with a wide variety of instruments and styles, and his experience teaching students of all ages have kept him in-demand as an instructor, and a welcome addition to the Fiddlehead team!
Dave began teaching privately over 10 years ago. In that time he’s worked with countless students, from kids as young as 5 to adults in their 80s. He knows first-hand that you’re never too young or too old to pick up an instrument. Learning to play is exciting, and a good teacher will keep lessons focused and fun. When students are enjoying their lessons they become eager to learn, and practicing never feels like a chore.
Dave graduated from the New England Institute of Art in 2008 after studying audio production and studio techniques, as well as composition and music theory. Since then he has continued to play professionally, both in the studio and on stage. His knowledge and versatility have kept him busy as a musician, and given him the opportunity to play with many different artists and bands. His true love, however, is still teaching, and working one-on-one with kids or adults to guide them on their way to play an instrument and become a musician.
Gail Underwood Parker

Instruments: Piano and Voice