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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:  Daniel Webster | Ben Knight |Martha Robertson | John Anthony Laura Altenor

 

Daniel H Webster

Daniel Webster Daniel Webster has had a long successful music career, singing and playing in New England for over thirty years in a wide range of settings from weddings to clubs to private fundraisers and family events.   He began his formal training at 10 years old and studied Performance for two years at Berklee College of Music.   He was the keyboard/ vocalist for a popular and professional GB band in the Greater Boston Area call “The Knights”.  He recently performed Europe on the Avalon Cruise Danube River Tour with the Down River Quartet. He also performed for 10 years at La Boniche in Lowell and freelances regularly with several local bands performing rock, pop, R&B and dance music.

For many years he has accompanied local private schools in seasonal and group performances featuring children’s choral from age 4 to 14.  Most recently he is teaching both piano and voice for Music Elements.  Daniel Webster is most celebrated for his wonderful voice and piano arrangements bringing joy to listeners of all ages. He is admired by fans and other professionals for his command of lead vocals and harmony which delights the audience as well as his fellow musicians!
You can listen to some samples of his work at danielwebstermusic.com

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.

Martha Robertson

Martha RobertsonGrowing up in Dorchester Massachusetts, I cultivated a love for movement, dance and music at a very young age. I quickly fell into step with a community theater and chorus program and it was there my zest for performing arts was confirmed. I grew as a musician, taking piano lessons, studying under two classically trained vocalists in the Boston area and joining various choruses. I am currently a senior Music Education major at UMass Lowell and enjoy participating in opera workshops and directing an all student led co-ed a cappella group on campus. I've grown from my classical background and have expanded into becoming more comfortable with musical theater, jazz, folk, global, contemporary/singer songwriter, and many more that I hope to learn! In addition to music, I pursue my passion for the yoga practice as a yoga teacher. My intention is to blend what I learn from body, breath, and mind awareness in with every voice lesson. After all, the body is all we have for an instrument as a vocalist!

John Anthony

John AnthonyJohn Anthony is a Boston native. He has been immersed in music since the age of 8. Aside from teaching piano, John also instructs bass, voice and guitar. John has played as south as the West Indies and as west as the Hawaian Islands. He has performed in festivals, on cruise ships and stages of all sizes. His genres of music range in categories including Blues, R&B, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Zouk, Folk, many forms of Rock'N'Roll, Country, Jazz and Latin. John brings with him a passion for music and the teaching of it's traditions. Currently, John performs on bass in the band, Brandy.

Teaching Aspects CoveredPiano Student

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

Laura Altenor

Laura AltenorLaura Altenor has her degree in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and is now enrolled in a masters program in Music Education. Her roots in singing began at the age of five primarily in the church choir. She sang in the Northeastern District Choir as well as the All State Choir of 2010. Laura was selected to be in the Sound of America Choir that tours Europe for a month singing in numerous cathedrals all around Europe! She also has been in Off-Broadway musicals such as Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Color Purple, Bare:The Pop Opera and More! She is currently the President of Umass Lowell Gospel Choir and of Steppin' In Unity. She has classical, musical theater, gospel, and jazz training.
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