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HOLLY ALTENDERFER / Voice, piano, theory, audition coach

Shillington 19607 / HollyA@comcast.net / 610-775-3747

What ages/levels do you teach? I teach all ages and levels

What other activities, music or otherwise, are you involved in? I sing in my church choir and in the past have sung with Reading Choral Society and participated with several local theater groups on stage and as music director. I like to read, garden and hike.

What has been an important influence? My grandmother and both parents were music teachers as are one of my brothers and my daughter. Two of my great uncles started a music store which is still going strong. It’s in the genes😊.

DORINNE BILGER / Piano, theory

Wyomissing Hills 19609 / dorinnebilger@msn.com / 610-781-0933

Dorinne teaches beginning through advanced piano. The studio is in Wyomissing Hills (a suburb of Reading, PA). She enjoys the little ones and every age up to senior citizens. She finds that the variety of ages and advancement is a challenge and source of stimulation. The studio has about a half and half gender split, and more than half of the students are adults.

Her studies were at Ithaca College with graduate work done at Hartt School of Music (University of Hartford). She has subsequently been coached by Gloria Greene, George Driscoll, Frank Glazer, Raymond Hanson, and Susan Starr.

She frequently judges for various festivals, auditions, and competitions.

CARMEN CARPENTER / Piano, voice, early childhood

Reading 19609 / Triplecmusicstudio@gmail.com / triplecmusic.com

“I have taught music in a school setting as well as in my home studio for almost 30 years. Teaching combines two of my favorite things: music and kids!  Besides teaching music, I love spending time with family playing games, working puzzles, and watching movies.  I am an avid reader and love taking long walks on my local, woodsy trails.”
What I teach: Piano
Who I teach: Students of all ages but specialize in beginning and intermediate students, ages 4-18
Random fact: My grandmother was a piano teacher, too:)
Instagram: @cccmusicstudio
Facebook: CCC Music Studio

CHRIS CHANDLER / Violin, viola

Sinking Spring 19608 / chandlermusicstudio@gmail.com / 610-775-3636

THERESA COCCI / Piano, early childhood

484-680-2556 I  Theresa.cocci@gmail.com | Theresacocci.org

What age/levels do you teach? I teach all ages and levels.

What other activities, music or otherwise, are you involved? Currently, I am a member of the Philadelphia Area Orff Schulwerk Association and completed Levels 1-3 Certification in Orff Schulwerk Music. I enjoy attending their Professional Development Workshops monthly and networking with other music teachers. I also enjoy working with early childhood music development and have taught music in the preschool and elementary classroom for many years.

What random thing would you like us to know about you? I have two children’s picture books published and enjoy doing artist in Residence Programs and Author Presentations at the schools and have written and continue to write for two Music Teachers websites called Music ConstructED and Teaching with Orff.

ANNETTE FREEZE /Piano, theory

Elverson 19520 | atfreeze@ptd.net | 610-286-6617

DEBORAH GROSS / Piano

Reading 19605 / Debkeys52@gmail.com / 616-361-2444

What ages/levels do you teach? I teach all ages and levels

What other activities, music or otherwise, are you involved in? Am retired from being a soloist, orchestral pianist, and chamber music player because of an injury, but enjoyed over a 40 year career and have taught consistently over that time. My husband is the executive director of the RSO, and we have explored music in many forms over the years. I enjoy reading, playing with our dog, and being a grandmother to our 2 grandchildren.

What do you enjoy about teaching? I love seeing students grow and  develop an appreciation of music in their own unique way as a child, teen, or adult. I know that learning how to play the piano can be a steppingstone to learning other instruments, and that  puts the student in a much better position to choose one in their  school band  or orchestra.

DANIEL IMMEL / Piano

Kutztown University / immel@kutztown.edu / 610-683-1592

What ages and/or levels do you teach? All ages, Beginner Through Advanced

What do you love about teaching? It’s rewarding to see the musical journey of my students who have worked so hard toward their own performance goals and aspirations as I once did.

What other activiites are you involved in, musical or otherwise? I am an avid exerciser, and love to workout!

What random thing would you like us to know about you? It’s rare for concert pianists to belong to a Boxing Club, but I do! 🙂

BARBARA LANZA / Violin

Mohnton 19540 / barblanza@gmail.com / 610-856-7467

What ages/levels do you teach? I teach all ages and levels

What other activities, music or otherwise, are you involved in? I perform as a soloist and member of various chamber ensembles and quartets.  Also a member of Berks Sinfonietta.  I enjoy gardening, baking, and sewing as well.

What has been an important influence? Aside from wonderful teachers, I had fantastic experiences playing in my youth orchestra and other orchestra festivals growing up.  I like to encourage my students to be open to various performance venues.

SUE McDEVITT / Piano, violin

Exeter 19606 / suzmcq@aol.com / 484-824-5821

What ages/levels do you teach? I teach students of all ages and levels.  

What has been an important influence? My biggest influence as a child were my private music teachers. They were incredibly gifted musicians, but also taught me a lot about life and values. I will forever be grateful to them for making me the adult I am today. Music enriches your life in so many more ways than just “musically”.

RODERICK NEVIN / Voice, bagpipes, ukulele

Pennside 19606 / rod@rodericknevin.com / 484-646-3735 / www.rodericknevin.com

What ages and/or levels do you teach? Children and adults of all ages and ability levels

What do you love about teaching? My favorite thing about teaching is seeing the joy and excitement in my students when they make a connection in learning something new in their music

What other activities are you involved in, musical or otherwise?  I’m the Bass section leader and Chamber Choir director for the Reading Choral Society; a solo bagpiper for weddings, funerals and parties; Pipe Major/manager of the Hamilton Celtic Pipes and Drums; Singer/Piper for Celtic/Folk musical trio Fire in the Glen.

 

DEBORAH PYLE / Piano

Sinking Spring 19608 / 610-678-1242

HARRIET RAUENZAHN / Piano, theory, jazz piano

Wyomissing 19610 / rauenzahndonald@gmail.com / 610-478-7663

JENNIFER SCOTT / Piano, voice

Mohnton 19540 / jenny.scott416@comcast.net / 610-781-0314

NEED AN ACCOMPANIST?

These local pianists and teachers are available as accompanists. Not all are RMTA members. RMTA is providing this list as a community service. Contact them directly for rates and availability.