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441 Main Street
Keene, NH
USA

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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Voice


    Thomas R. Martin, educator, pianist, conductor, vocalist, musical director, composer, and arranger, retired after teaching 22 of his 32 years in public schools as Choral Director for Keene High School. He directed the A Cappella Choir, the Concert Chorus, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and Nostalgia. He taught Piano, Music History, Music Theory, and Voice. 

    Tom was a member of the Berklee College of Music voice faculty for seven years, founding the Berklee Musical Theatre Workshop and the Berklee Contemporary Choir, taught private voice lessons extensively, served as musical director and conductor for many Berklee Performance Center concerts, and was assistant chair of the Voice Department. While in Boston he was also very active as a musical director for academic and regional theatre. He worked as a musical director and pianist in New York, Boston, and Nashville, working in musical theatre and cabaret.

    Tom has a BA in Theatre from Boston College, a BMus in Composition from Berklee College of Music, and an MEd from Keene State College. He has served asclinician and guest conductor, musical director, pianist, conductor, accompanist for over 165 theatre productions and 68 concerts and revues.

    He is pianist for the Keene Jazz Orchestra, director of music for the Dublin Community Church, and works as musical director for Keene State College Theatre Department and Raylynmor Opera.

    Tom is available for instruction in voice, piano, music theory and sight-reading. To schedule a lesson with Tom please call 603-762-0133 or info@elm-city-music.com.

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Morgan is an active professional vocalist and educator based out of Keene, New Hampshire. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Millikin University, and his Masters of Music in Opera Performance from Wichita State University. He had the wonderful fortune of studying under the tutelage of Alan Held and Samuel Ramey while in Kansas. Recently relocated to the East Coast he splits his time travelling to New York City and up in the Monadnock region to perform. While he loves travel and performing, he also loves teaching. Morgan has been teaching voice lessons since his Undergraduate studies, and his studio has had ages ranging from 10 to 72. He holds the philosophy that no one is too old to start lessons, and that people who think “I can’t hold a tune” just haven’t had a good lesson! While Opera has been his degree path, he understands that the world of music is large and there are many paths to be trod! He takes a different approach to each student as each student has their own goals to achieve and challenges to overcome. Whatever musical direction you want to go, a healthy production of sound should be the first priority! Always friendly and ready to dive into a new project, Morgan is happy to help you find your sound. You should reach out for lessons with Morgan if you are interested in learning classical technique, sight reading, blues, jazz, musical theatre, pop, musical theory or acting.

Mezzo-soprano Stacie Pirozzi recently relocated to the Monadnock region after teaching and performing in the Boston area for 17 years. She has maintained an active private studio as well as taught at prestigious schools like the Noble and Greenough School (Dedham, MA), Xaverian Brothers High School (Westwood, MA), and the Newton Music Academy. She has also taught preschool music and conducted children’s choirs. She specializes in working with young voices as well as engaging special needs singers.

Her pedagogical stylings have enriched students ranging from children and teens to adults (beginner to professional) and have performed on Broadway, in national tours, at professional sporting events as well as community and school musical theatre productions. Stacie’s own performance experience is equally as vast, from operatic roles and world premieres to concert soloist. 

Stacie is a long time member of NATS (National Association of Teacher’s of Singing), has a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and music education from Ithaca College and a Master of Music from New England Conservatory in Vocal Pedagogy. She lives in Fitzwilliam with her husband, Mike, and their dog Milo. For more information about Stacie, please visit her website www.StaciePirozzi.com.  To schedule a lesson with Stacie please call 603-762-0133 or click on the button below and fill out an enrollment form.

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Music is the language of the soul; it expresses that which we cannot express in words and it speaks to every listener in a very different and unique way. For me, studying music is not solely about how to perform, read, or write music, rather it is a path towards understanding human expression at its finest. I often struggle to find the words which best explain how I am feeling; music allows me to clear my mind. Whenever I sit at the piano, with my eyes closed, I can let go of any negativity that overtakes me and truly express myself. I can travel anywhere, see anything, be anyone. In my courses, my hopes are that my students aspire to hear and appreciate the beautiful subtleties when they listen to music, that they perform from their hearts rather than from their minds, and that they find a sense of calm, release, or inspiration within their music practice. I want my students to begin to understand how to use music effectively in their own lives. Listening to music regularly and critically is essential. Experimenting, playing, singing, writing, and performing are key. Perfectionism is crucial, but "imperfectionism" is even better. Even Beethoven wrote dozens of drafts of his famous Ninth Symphony before settling on one of the most important and recognizable compositions in Western music – even then, he was dissatisfied with his creation. Being a part of music and studying it is a process that nobody can truly master. There is always a deeper level to explore. Making mistakes is vital to discovering something new. One never has to apologize for a musical mistake; learn from it! To schedule a lesson with Patrick please call 603-762-0133 or info@elm-city-music.com.

 
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