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Piano Lessons

Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, child, adult, or jumping back in after years of not playing, we will teach you to play at a pace that's appropriate for you. At Music Elements our goal is not only to teach an instrument, but also to show each student how to make studying music enjoyable. We tailor instruction to your musical interests.

 

Piano Instructors:  Anthony Alexander | Alex Webster | Ben Knight | Kenneth Toland | Tyler McMillan

 

Anthony Alexander

Anthony AlexanderAnthony Alexander is a Classical Pianist specializing in solo repertoire and also respected as a collaborative musician. Although Anthony primarily plays classical music, he is capable of playing and teaching all styles. In his lessons, he incorporates aural skills, ear training and technique early on as he believes this is fundamental to piano playing. Anthony began studying piano at age 11 at a local music school and also took up lessons in clarinet and flute. At age 16, he began studying with Piruz Bogossian, who taught Anthony the discipline necessary to be a classical pianist. At UMass Lowell, he has studied with Hey Rim Jeon (Berklee Alumnus) and Jacob Hiser (NEC Alumnus). He also studies remotely with Spanish concert pianist, Ignacio Almarche, who comes from a lineage of teachers that can be traced back to Arrau, Liszt, Czerny, and Beethoven.

Anthony is active as an organist in the Armenian Apostolic Church, an accompanist at UMass Lowell and fluent in the languages of English, Spanish, and Italian.


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Alex Webster

Alex David Webster has been playing piano for 17 years and has consistently been playing classical piano for ten years. His love for singing opened his eyes in middle school for piano playing. He would accompany school and church choirs during his middle and high school career. He performed at UNH for the Summer Youth Music School (SYMS), singing and playing piano as well as percussion. Growing up, he would assist in Sunday school which allowed him to realize a passion for teaching. His ability to improvise is one of his best attributes and wishes to help create the confidence in others to do the same. He has worked with over a dozen eccentric pianists such as Chris and Arlene Kies professors of UNH. He comes from a family who pianists! He has traveled across the country performing the amazing sounds or Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, and more!

“Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into it’s secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine” Ludwig Van Beethoven
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Ben Knight

Ben KnightBen Knight has been playing shows all throughout New England for the last three years, fronting a high energy Rock and R&B band. Taking influence from Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Fats Domino, Ben has been cultivating his own style of piano playing since he started taking lessons at Music Elements almost ten years ago! In addition to theory, sight-reading, and technique, Ben teaches ear training, improvisation, and how to play with other musicians at a pace that is appropriate but challenging for theBen Knight student.

Kenneth Toland

Kenneth TollandOriginally from College Station, TX, Kenneth Toland is a Boston based Clarinet / Saxophone Musician and Educator. Kenneth has performed with the Dubois Orchestra, Longy Conservatory Orchestra, New Texas Symphony, and North Texas Concert Band. Also, an experienced chamber musician, Kenneth has played with many chamber ensembles of various instrumentation and has also worked with the Horszowski and Neave Trio. Kenneth is a founding member and performs regularly with the Boston based Clarinet Quartet,Tona. Kenneth has participated in the Boston Clarinet Academy and will be participating in the Hot Springs Music Festival in June of 2018. A passionate educator, Kenneth has taught Saxophone at Cross Timbers Middle School in Grapevine, TX and has worked with young Clarinetists across the Boston area. He was a Teaching Assistant in Longy School of Music of Bard College’s El Sistema youth program, an instructor at the Cambridge Public Schools, where he worked with students of all playing levels and formally an instructor in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. He holds a Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from The Longy School of Music of Bard College. He received his undergraduate degree in Music Education from The University of North Texas in Denton, TX. Kenneth’s primary teachers include Michael Norsworthy, Andrew Crisanti, and Daryl Coad. Aside from his Woodwind experience, Kenneth can also teach Beginner Piano.

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Tyler McMillan: Instructor Guitar and Bass

 

Tyler McMillanTyler holds a Bachelor of Music Education from University of Massachusetts Lowell. He studied with many great instructors, and he owes a special thank you to Jon Wheatley, a professor at both Berklee College of Music and Umass Lowell.
Tyler has been a guitarist for twelve years and a musician his entire life. He teaches Guitar, Bass, Voice, Ukulele and Piano. His primary focus in college was jazz guitar and composition and also arranged many popular songs for collegiate-level music ensembles. Some artists Tyler brought to the stage includes The Weekend, Ariana Grande, Outkast, Bon : Iver, and John Mayer.
He also writes original compositions for his band, and they perform regularly in the Dorchester and Lowell “music scene”. When Tyler is not playing or teaching guitar,he is likely playing with his beloved dogs (labradoodle sisters), Daisy and Lily. He is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt, a hockey player, a part time volunteer barista, and a graduate student studying public administration. His favorite styles of music to play in are Neo Soul and R&B.
Tyler teaches bass guitar, voice, ukulele, Little Elements and all styles and up to intermediate piano.
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Teaching Aspects CoveredPiano Student

  • Music Theory
  • Improvisation
  • Composition
  • Ear Training
  • Solo playing
  • Ensemble and Band Participation