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441 Main Street
Keene, NH

Founded in 2010 by Jason Koerber, Elm City Music is committed to providing the greater Mondadnock Region with quality private music instruction.  Our location is convenient, clean, and relaxing.  Private instruction is available in Piano, Voice, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Recorder, Trombone, Trumpet,  French Horn, Guitar, Drum Set & Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Upright and Electric Bass, Music Theory and Improvisation.  All of our instructors are well versed in all styles/genres of music and are adept at tailoring the lessons to fit the student's level & learning style.  We welcome students of all ages and abilities.  From beginners to advanced, our faculty will help you achieve your musical goals.  All our instructors perform professionally & incorporate performance into their curriculum.

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Renaissance & Baroque

Jahna Moncrief - Viola da Gamba & Recorder

Jahna Moncrief - Viola da Gamba & Recorder

Jahna Calandrelli Moncrief teaches Violin, Viola, Viola da Gamba, Recorder & Beginning Piano at Elm City Music.  Jahna's teaching is dedicated to creating a life-long love of music, while accommodating individual learning styles, goals, and interests.  She believes that music is a natural expression available to all of us, and that the time is now for us to explore our personal symphonies…as well as honor those that have been handed down to us through the centuries.  In lessons, classes, workshops and residencies, traditional applied studies are enriched with the exploration of free-play improvisation, often on hand drums and other world instruments.  She has been directing ensembles and teaching instrumental and general music in the Contoocook Valley Regional School District since 1999.

Jahna performs with ensembles in the New England area, and specializes in teaching applied music, including improvisation, to all ages and populations.  She received her BM in Music Performance, BA in Music Theory & Composition and BA in Music History & Literature from Keene State College, is a Certified Workshop Leader with Music for People ( and is a Certified Music Educator in New Hampshire. 

A Certified Music for People graduate and workshop leader since 1997, Jahna facilitates music making for all ages, populations and levels of skill.  Teaching and performing for over 30 years she has received a number of honors and awards on the viola da gamba, violin and viola. She hasperformed with ensembles such as The Washington Bach Consort, The American Vocal Ensemble, The Yale University Collegium Musicum, Keene Chamber Orchestra,  and at venues such as the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Yale University, Harvard University and Keene State College.  She has studied with Grace Feldman, Catarina Meints, Dr. August Wenzinger, Lisa Hollin, Frank Brief (student of Toscanini), Jane Hershey, Michael Vitale.  To schedule a lesson with Scott please call 603-762-0133 or

Carmen Reynolds - Recorder

Carmen Reynolds - Recorder

Carmen Buckley Reynolds received a BA in flute performance from the University of Maine at Orono in 1992. She has attended master classes with Paula Robison, Robert Dick, Julius Baker, Kay Gardner, Chris Norman, Seamus Egan and Paige Dashner Long. Carmen has taught flute, recorder and music theory in Waldorf schools, taught privately, and performed as a freelance musician throughout New England for the past twenty years. In New Hampshire she has performed with the Keene Chamber Orchestra, Monadnock Flutes and the Keene State College Flute Ensemble. In addition to teaching and performing, she continues to study and practice the low flutes of the flute family, the alto and bass, the traditional wooden flute and the bansuri flute. Exploring and blending eastern and western classical styles. You can reach Carmen at