Horseheads

Our Horseheads 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! 

Nolan DeSanto, our lesson coordinator at our Horseheads store, is happy to answer any questions you may have and to get you set up with lessons! 
Phone: (8800) 600-6622 
Email:[email protected]

Becky McCarthy

Becky McCarthy

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Becky has been teaching private music lessons for 7 years. She studied music and business at Mansfield
University and currently resides in Horseheads. Becky has participated in several community organizations including Twin Tiers Community Orchestra, Hepcats Big Band, and Crystal Chords, as well as playing in various pit
orchestras for local high schools and Elmira Little Theatre.

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Enaw Elonge

Enaw Elonge

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Enaw received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in 2016. Enaw has been teaching private voice and string lessons for 3 years. She served as a String Instructor for the String Project at MU from 2013-2016. During her undergraduate career she was a member of the prestigious Mansfield University Concert Choir and competed at the 2014 World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia at which brought
home 3 Gold Medals. She currently resides in Ithaca, NY as she pursues her Master’s Degree in Music Education at Ithaca College.

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Hugh Douglass

Hugh Douglass

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Hugh has been teaching for over thirty years. He studied music at Palm Beach College and also studied jazz guitar
from Paul Bollenback for eight years in Washington, DC. He has performed locally with The Hugh Douglass Quartet, Top Shelf, The Acme Blues Machine, and the Blues Fugitives.



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Mary Olson

Mary Olson

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Mary has been teaching private lessons for over 19 years and taught public school band and orchestra for 10 years. She is a graduate of SUNY Fredonia with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Mary frequently performs in pit
orchestras for local musical productions as well as in Tuba Christmas concerts across the East Coast.

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Melvin Williams

Melvin Williams

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Melvin resides in Corning and has taught private lessons for eight years. He has a Bachelor of Music Degree in
Guitar Performance from Mansfield University. Melvin has performed in classical guitar master classes with
Grammy Award Winner David Russell, and locally with Chad Leftkowitz, Push Dawn, and The Lucky Ducks. He has been in the praise team for North Baptist Church in Corning and is currently at Beartown Road Alliance church in Gang Mills, NY.



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Nolan DeSanto

Nolan DeSanto

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Nolan is a graduate of Mansfield University with a B.M. in Music Business and a M.A. in Collaborative Piano. This
summer he completed the Elementary Piano Teacher Specialist course through the Royal Conservatory of Music,
which details Prep-A through Level 4 of the RCM system. Nolan participated in the 2012 Music Direction Intensive
at Goodspeed Opera House and was a collaborative pianist at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. He enjoys music
directing for local musical productions. Recent favorites include: a concert production of “Titanic” featuring over 70 performers in the region and “James and the Giant Peach” with Elmira High School.



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