Music at MusicalArts

Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Strings, Winds & Brass

 

Students of all ages and levels are placed with our excellent faculty. We will match students’ needs with an appropriate teacher and assign the lesson day and time. Students can register at any time during the year. Lessons are either 30 min, 45 min or an hour. Free, non-pressure recitals are held twice a year. Pricing and policies can be found on our registration page. Please read our 5 Ways to get the Most Out of Music Lessons. Please call so we can place you with a teacher who meets your learning style and goals.

University Trained Instructors
Our instructors are highly qualified, most holding their masters degree in music and many have extensive performance experience. Most importantly our instructors strive to relate their teaching to each individual student’s learning style.

Focus on teaching
All we do is teach. We do not sell or rent instruments. This leaves us free to specialize in one thing – providing the highest quality of music instruction in a professional environment.

Ability to Schedule Multiple Family Members at the Same Time
Save valuable time by scheduling multiple family members into music and dance classes at the same time.

Ages 3 and up, Beginner to Advanced
From age three through adult, students of all abilities have the flexibility to grow within our program.

Regular Recitals
Recitals are held at least twice a year. These provide students with performance experience and build confidence. Participation in performance class, master class and workshops is also available.

New, Professional Quality Pianos
Students are able to play on high quality acoustic and digital pianos.

Bright and Inviting Music Studios and Comfortable Waiting Area
Our schools have large windows with natural light, providing a great environment for learning. State of the art professional dance floor reduces injury and fatigue. Parents can relax in our comfortable waiting area, which includes free Wi-Fi internet access.

“Where words fail, music speaks.”

– Hans Christian Andersen

For more specific information please visit the pages below:

Piano at MusicalArts

Exeter Piano Schedules

Guitar at MusicalArts

Exeter Guitar Schedules

Voice at MusicalArts

Exeter Voice Schedules

Drums at MusicalArts

Exeter Drum Schedules

Strings at MusicalArts

Exeter String Schedules

Winds at MusicalArts

Exeter Winds Schedules

Meet the music faculty at MusicalArts

KylieKylie has always had a great love for music, and has been playing viola for over 10 years. She attends the University of New Hampshire and is a coach for the New Hampshire Youth Symphony Orchestra. When she was leading her school’s a cappella group her senior year of high school, she realized that teaching was the thing she wanted to do for the rest of her life. Her teaching philosophy is that every student is capable of doing amazing things, and the best way to unlock these strengths and talents is through an individual and holistic approach to education. During the summers she can be found teaching for DramaKids International in south shore Massachusetts near her home town of Plymouth.
RebeccaRebecca is a dedicated piano instructor with experience teaching both children and adults; providing an individual approach to help each student develop his or her musical skills. She works to incorporate each student’s goals into the lesson plan, in order to make the music experience more meaningful and personal. In addition to 12 years of private lessons, Rebecca has attended the Northern Kentucky University Summer Piano Institute, the Taubman Summer Institute in Massachusetts, and the Plymouth State Summer Teacher Seminar in New Hampshire. She is active in music education activities as a teacher, judge, event chairperson, and accompanist. Rebecca has taught previously in Pittsburgh, PA and Cincinnati, OH, and enjoys working with students and their families. Current professional memberships include Music Teachers National Association, and the New Hampshire Music Teachers Association – Seacoast Chapter.
morganMorgan has been teaching flute and piano at Musical Arts since 2014. She has her Bachelors of Music from Central WA University and will be graduating with her Masters of Arts in Teaching (Instrumental Music) from UNH in 2020. She has experience teaching all ages and musical abilities. Born in Boston and raised in Seattle, she returned to New England in 2013 and is currently based in Dover. Morgan teaches all genres of music to her students, from popular and modern to classical and baroque. Fun fact, she also has a hedgehog as a pet!
TomTom graduated with a Bachelors in Music Composition and Theory from Keene State College in 1995.  Since then he has been playing professionally for various venues including theatre, orchestra, and general business bands.  He has taught at The New Hampton School, The Londonderry school system, and privately throughout the years.

His hope is that his passion for music and the art of drumming will inspire his students to be the best musicians they could ever dream of being.

Duncan Stuart is a classical guitarist teaching at Musical Arts. He will be graduated in May 2015 with a B.A. in Music from Gordon College. He has been playing guitar for 11 years, studying under David James Stuart and at Gordon under David Patterson(M.M., B.M. The New England Conservatory), and Robert Bekkers (PhD candidate, the New England Conservatory). Duncan specializes in classical guitar, but also plays other styles. He is offering beginner to advanced lessons in classical guitar, beginner to intermediate lessons in other styles, and beginner piano lessons.
Jessi is a vocalist studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston, M.A. She is from Kensington, N.H. and started her first music lessons here at MusicalArts when she was six years old. Jessi went on to join the Honors Choir at Exeter High School, and is currently one of three lead vocalists in a Joseph cover band at Berklee. Jessi has performed with different choirs and bands, as a soloist, and currently is the lead vocalist in an acoustic duo called Jess & Mitch Music. Currently, she is pursuing a Bachelors degree in Music Business Management to be completed by May 2019, while acting as the Production Assistant for Prescott Parks Arts Festival, and as Event Staff at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. Jessi found her love for music here at MusicalArts and it has shaped her entire education and career path. She would not be where she was today without the help of her mentors from MusicalArts, and strives to be that for her students as well.
Mezzo-soprano Druinn Johnston began classical vocal training at age thirteen, and has studied at the Boston Conservatory and the University of New Hampshire. She has performed with Melissa Manseau’s Youth Opera Workshop in productions of Die Zauberflote, Cosi fan tutte (W. A. Mozart), Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss), Hansel and Gretel (E. Humperdinck), and various scene productions. She has also performed in scene productions with the Boston Conservatory Opera Workshop and the UNH Opera Workshop, as an ensemble member with Granite State Opera, and as a soloist with the Boston Conservatory Women’s Chorus and the UNH Wind Symphony. Druinn is also singer/songwriter and accompanies herself on acoustic guitar and piano. She is extremely passionate about all types of music and loves to help aspiring musicians develop their natural talents and hone their skills.
BrendanBrendan Battey has been playing piano for 17 years. He has been playing professionally for about six years now, working a range of jobs accompanying and leading choirs, leading bands, and music directing theatre along the Seacoast and at UNH. His favorite job so far has been as the Assistant Music Director and band leader for a recent production of In The Heights at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre.
Travis

Travis was born and raised in NH. Having enjoyed listening to music his whole childhood, he started playing guitar in middle school in 2002. Initially inspired by bands like Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins, he was soon exposed to other forms of American music like blues and jazz. After playing all through high school and taking lessons with great local musicians like George Westbay and Art Matthews, Travis enrolled in Berklee College of Music in 2008.
While at Berklee, Travis was fortunate to study with some of the college’s best teachers. These included David Newsam, John Baboian and Brett Wilmott. In his final year of Berklee, Travis began studying under world class virtuoso jazz guitarist Richie Hart. Richie taught Travis the fundamentals of what shape’s his teaching philosophy today…. Learning to use your ears, developing a good rhythm feel and playing with other people as much as possible. The profound impact of these lessons on Travis is on going to this day.
Travis graduated with honors from Berklee in 2011. After graduation, Travis started teaching and performing professionally all through out NH. He has taught all ages and all abilities at this point. Travis has taught private lessons, group lessons and coached numerous ensembles.  Travis has taught at academic institutions such as Rivier University, NHTI and the Manchester school district. Travis also teaches at various music schools throughout southern NH.
When he is not teaching, Travis can be found performing with his own band, Queen City Soul or playing in various sideman gigs. Travis also enjoys collecting vinyl and CD’s.

Fall Music Lesson Schedule

Ongoing Enrollment
(All tuition is monthly + annual registration fee)

Instrument(s) Teacher Available Lessons
Piano
Brendan B
Duncan S
Druinn J
Rebecca H
Guitar Duncan S
Travis S
Voice Jessi R
Miles H
Druinn J
Katie G
Drums
Tom O
Flute Morgan K
Strings Kylie S

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"A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence."
- Leopold Stokowski
"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
- Berthold Auerbach
"Music is what feelings sound like."
- Unknown
"Music is the universal language of mankind."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow