Williamsport

Our Williamsport lesson department has so much to offer!  From woodwinds to brass, piano to guitar, voice, and more, we have qualified teachers here to help guide you through your musical journey! 

Deb, our lesson coordinator at our Williamsport store, is happy to answer any questions you may have and to get you set up with lessons! 
Phone: (800) 326-9450 ext. 125
Email: [email protected]

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Ashley English Tobin

Ashley English Tobin

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Celebrated for her intense artistry and joyful energy, violist/violinist Ashley English Tobin is highly sought-after as an ensemble member across the United States. Ashley serves as Assistant Principal Viola for the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra and the Commonwealth Pops, as well as from the section of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra. In Los Angeles she performs as a member of the legendary daKah Hip Hop Orchestra, bringing live, progressive Hip Hop, funk, and jazz to multi-generational festival and concert hall audiences. As an avid chamber musician keenly interested in early music, she continually pursues Historically Informed Performance. As a teacher, Ashley relates to students of all ages with encouragement, compassion, and empathy. She has worked as an orchestral coach, mariachi coach, and class instructor for Harmony Project Los Angeles. She completed her Bachelors of Music in Viola Performance with Paula Cho at Utah Valley University.

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Christian Humcke

Christian Humcke

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Christian Humcke is a composer, pianist, organist, conductor, and piano tuner who currently serves as Organist and Music Director for St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Williamsport, PA. His compositions have been performed across the country and internationally. Recently, several of his choral works have been performed by the
First & Franklin Presbyterian Church Choir in Baltimore, and his Piece for Mixed Ensemble was performed and recorded by the Omnibus Ensemble in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He was librettist, composer, conductor, pianist, and organist for his two-act chamber opera Cajuum Jaa Amajiis, which featured the singers of the Bucknell
Opera Company. Over the past two years, he transcribed and edited Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff’s 1777 monodrama Proserpina in collaboration with musicologist Annie J. Randall. Proserpina was performed by the New York Baroque Incorporated Ensemble on October 14, 2016 at Bucknell University’s Weis Center for the
Performing Arts for the first time since its premiere in 1778. He recently earned his Master of Music in Composition from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Oscar Bettison, and before that attended Bucknell University, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Composition, studying with Joseph Eidson and Paul Botelho.

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Emily Rolka

Emily Rolka

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Emily Rolka made her solo debut with the Toledo Symphony in 2003 after being a winner of the Toledo Youth Competition. Since then, Emily has performed across the country, Italy, and toured Bulgaria. Emily has received a Bachelors of Music degree in violin performance from the University of Michigan, a Masters of Fine Arts degree in violin performance from the University of Iowa, and a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in violin performance from the University of Minnesota with long-term Suzuki teacher training of book 1-10 with Mark Bjork. Further Suzuki teacher training has been with Christie Felsing, Ronda Cole, Nancy Lokken, Geri Arnold, Teri Einfeldt, and Wan Tsai Chen. Emily loves teaching all ages and levels. The Suzuki Early Childhood Education class is for parent and newborn-36 months.

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Ian Nau

Ian Nau

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Ian started playing music since age 4. After brief attempts at piano and viola, he fell in love with percussion. Since that early start, he went through concert and marching bands in school, marched two years with the Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, acquired a Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition from Southern Oregon University, and helped teach marching bands in the Portland, Oregon area; some went on to become state champions in their division and Bands of America Regional Finalists. While doing all this, his professional performance career took him to play in every style of venue possible, from large concert halls filled with people to corners of empty bars. From all these experiences, he teaches the lessons he  learned and continues to learn. 

 


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Jeffrey F. Bartholomew

Jeffrey F. Bartholomew

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Jeff started playing in 1972, performing in 1974 and began teaching in 1982. He has performed in rock, heavy metal, blues and country bands and is able to teach these styles. He teaches guitar, bass, mandolin, lap steel and beginner banjo and fiddle. His emphasis is theory and improvisation. From beginner to those who have been playing awhile, Jeff can help you reach your goals.

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Kayla Furman

Kayla Furman

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Kayla Furman graduated from Mansfield University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education where she performed with the Mansfield University Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Woodwind Quintet and Marching Band. She continues to play in several ensembles in the Williamsport Area. Her primary instrument is bassoon, however she specializes in all woodwind instruments. Kayla has been teaching private lessons for several years, focusing primarily on elementary music education. Sheteaches all woodwind and brass instruments at the beginner level and all woodwind instruments beginner level up to advanced.

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Kimberly Adair

Kimberly Adair

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Since the age of seven, Kimberly has been singing and playing piano. She then added drums, clarinet, and song writing to her list of musical talents and has immersed herself into the constructions of many styles of music. Kimberly has performed in such venues as The Apollo Theater, The Pyramid in Memphis TN, The FedEx Forum, and
many other events. Kimberly performs at various venues throughout the United States as the lead singer and musician of Kimberly Adair and Soulful.

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Mary Alice Koch, NCTM

Mary Alice Koch, NCTM

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Mary Alice has many years experience as a piano teacher and is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (piano) through Music Teachers National Association. She has an Associate in Arts degree from Harrisburg Area Community College. She studied piano pedagogy at Valley City State University, ND, music theory and music history at College of St. Scholastica, MN, and applied music (organ) at Lycoming College. Mary Alice is chairperson of the Williamsport Chapter of National Guild of Piano Teachers and a member of MTNA and PMTA. She serves as church organist and chime choir director for her church.

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Nathan Fulkerson

Nathan Fulkerson

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Nathan Fulkerson is a graduate of Mansfield University with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education with a specialization in vocal music. At Mansfield, Nathan performed
with many ensembles including the Mansfield University Concert Choir, the Mansfieldians (Vocal Jazz/Madrigal a capella group), the MU Festival Chorus, the MU Opera
Department, and various musical theater productions in which he starred in both lead and supporting roles. Nathan’s love of singing began early in his life. Starting in
elementary school and continuing to the present, he is actively involved in musical theater, choral, and solo performance.

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Noelle Humphries

Noelle Humphries

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Noelle is a graduate of Mansfield University of Pennsylvania with a primary in Trumpet, with a specialization in brass. In her time there, she played in the Mountie Marching Band, a British style Brass Band, the Concert Wind Ensemble, brass quintet, a chamber group dedicated to Stravinsky, started up a Dixieland band, played in several musical productions, and became the first female lead trumpet player for the Mansfield Jazz Ensemble. She continues to play in various settings across the state. Noelle is also qualified and comfortable teaching beginning to intermediate level woodwinds.

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Richard Adams

Richard Adams

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Dick Adams has been a professional musician and instructor of music for over 30 years. A graduate of Lycoming College, he also studied at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music and privately with jazz great, Phil Woods. An adjunct instructor of music at Lycoming College since 2001, Dick has also performed with such musical artists as Aretha Franklin, Lionel Hampton, “The Captain and Tenille”, as well as leading his own bands on the Williamsport music scene. In addition, he has been a guest clinician and musician for various local high schools, as well as Susquehanna University, Bucknell University, Dickinson College, and the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.

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Ryan Workman

Ryan Workman

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Tenor, Ryan Workman began his vocal training in earnest at age 16 and after winning several competitions attended the Eastman School of Music and Susquehanna University where he recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music/Vocal Performance degree. Ryan has sung many major roles in opera, operetta, and musical theatre in addition to sacred music and oratorio. Ryan has performed internationally in venues such as the Vatican in Rome, Italy and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria as well as Albania’s National Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Tirana, where he was invited to perform for the Albanian 100th Anniversary of Independence. At home, Ryan is the Music Director for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montoursville, and has produced several solo recordings.

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