Individual Lessons

The key to success in learning something new is having a great teacher. At Stages, our instructors are patient, kind, and caring, with a passion for sharing their knowledge and love of music. Our teachers customize lessons to suit your learning style, goals, and the music you love. We guide musicians of all ages and skill levels to master technique and learn fundamentals while becoming dynamic, captivating performers.

Stages offers a unique view into private lessons. Our rooms are equipped with HD cameras that capture your classes in real-time. Lessons can be stored and catalogued to review at any time and parents can stream them live.

The online platform will allow members to schedule lessons, connect with teachers and students, and stay “in-the-know” for up-coming events in the Stages community.

We are committed to offering the best in music education, preparing musicians for college music programs as well as inspiring a love for music throughout ages and abilities. If you’re pursuing a career in music or want to jam as a hobby, love metal or Mozart, we have a teacher for you. Book a lesson today!

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Brennan McShane
Brennan McShane
Bass (Beginner) Guitar (Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate) Piano (Intermediate, Beginner) Ukulele (Intermediate, Beginner)
Brennan’s first recollections of music were singing Motown songs and hearing his grandmother play the piano while he stayed at her house during the summers. Brennan received his first guitar, a red-satin finished Stratocaster, the summer before high school.  Two years later, he formed his own band, The Naked Truth, which record...
Ashley Higginbotham
Ashley Higginbotham
Piano (Beginner, Intermediate) Voice (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Ashley has had a passion for singing and performing since she could speak. She began training at a young age as a musical theatre vocalist and soon developed a love for opera. A lyric coloratura soprano, she has a degree in vocal performance from West Chester University with Dr. Emily Bullock. Ashley has also studied with f...
Conor Brendan
Conor Brendan
Banjo (Beginner, Intermediate) Bass (Beginner, Intermediate) Guitar (Beginner, Intermediate) Mandolin (Beginner, Intermediate) Piano (Beginner) Songwriting (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) Voice (Beginner)
Conor Brendan is a Folk Pop multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter intent on creating positive change in a troubled world. With visceral story-weaving lyrics and a broad range of instruments, he pushes the boundaries of folk, Americana, and pop music, from cinematic ballads to explosive tribal-like passages.   Aged 22, Conor B...
Jess Uhrin
Jess Uhrin
Clarinet (Beginner) Flute (Beginner) Piano (Beginner) Saxophone (Beginner, Intermediate) Trumpet (Beginner, Intermediate)
Jess realized her passion for music when she began playing the piano at age 7.  Two years later she began playing the saxophone, which increased her experience into ensemble performance.  She continued to play piano and saxophone throughout high school, where she performed in the top ensembles.   Jess continued her study...
Taso Kotsos
Taso Kotsos
Drums (Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate)
Taso has been teaching at the professional level for over 30 years.   Focusing on a complete curriculum at the Music Cellar which includes reading drum notation, hand  and feet techniques as well as a variety of playing styles on the drumset. He also likes to verse students on what’s necessary for performing with e...
Charles Simon
Charles Simon
Banjo (Beginner) Bass (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) Guitar (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) Piano (Beginner) Ukulele (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Since a young age Charles has always been surrounded by music.  And since getting his first guitar at age 11 he has never slowed.  As a teen, he studied from several great local Baltimore instructors including Carl Filipiak and Dave Jacobson, but his passion for music eventually took him to Boston, MA and the Berklee College of ...
Jason Cohen
Jason Cohen
Drums (Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate)
When one obtains a specialty too early within a vast, interconnected topic such as music, they lose the chance to fully understand the big picture. Jason Cohen, although a drummer by trade, has had the opportunity to see music from many different vantage points through his personal studies in piano, guitar and vocals as well as drums. Onc...
Katherine Boyce
Katherine Boyce
Piano (Beginner) Voice (Advanced, Intermediate, Beginner)
Commended for her “expressiveness and lush vocal lines,” soprano Katherine Boyce will be singing the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor this June with Center Stage Opera PA, with whom she has performed Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Nedda (Pagliacci) and Suzel (L’Amico Fritz). The 2017-2018 season has also include...
Jonathan Ball
Jonathan Ball
Voice (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Jonathan Ball, is a Baltimore native, with over 15 years of experience as a singer/songwriter, vocal producer/coach and musician. Growing up a preachers kid, Jonathan fell in love with music at a very early age. He majored in vocal music performance at Morgan State University. Not before long, Jonathan and some college friends f...
Derek McNamara
Derek McNamara
Bass (Beginner, Intermediate) Guitar (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) Piano (Beginner, Intermediate) Songwriting (Advanced, Intermediate, Beginner) Ukulele (Beginner)
Derek McNamara is a graduate of Towson University with a Bachelor's degree in Music. He has been playing guitar for over a decade and enjoys teaching students of all ages the many facets of music while offering information and material that challenges them to think about music in new ways. He believes that lessons should be tailored t...
Jessica  Crutchfield
Jessica Crutchfield
Clarinet (Beginner) Flute (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) French Horn (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) Trumpet (Beginner, Intermediate)
Jess offers 15 years of diverse experience performing and studying music. As a young student she chose flute as her primary instrumental study, leading her to all-county performances and solo opportunities, and eventually attending Towson University concentrating in that.  After 10 years of playing flute, Jess became enamored with th...
Molly Garrett
Molly Garrett
Guitar (Beginner, Intermediate) Piano (Beginner) Songwriting (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) Voice (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Molly Garrett is a dedicated and versatile musician with a passion for sharing her knowledge with her students. She is currently a Senior at Towson University, finishing her Bachelor's degree in Vocal Jazz Performance. Although her focus lies in jazz, she is trained in classical and commercial styles as well. Alongside her p...
John Burkhardt
John Burkhardt
Drums (Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate)
John began playing drums at 11 years old and has an undeniable passion. With a musical family in full support, he quickly began learning and mastering the art of percussion throughout his years of experience. At 16 he began touring the US with the Paul Green School of Rock All-Stars exposing him to different styles and venues in major cit...
William Scaletta
William Scaletta
Piano (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Hello, my name is Billy Scaletta.  I am a 2016 graduate of Belmont University with a Bachelor's in Music.  Within Belmont, I have been a member of a number of ensembles, including the Piano Duet Ensemble and New Music Ensemble.  I have also held various church and accompanist positions in Nashville and Baltimore.  ...
Anthony DiMenna
Anthony DiMenna
Bass (Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate) Drums (Beginner) Guitar (Beginner)
Hailing from a family of musicians, Anthony began playing and performing on the piano at age 3. Over the course of his childhood, Anthony also studied clarinet, guitar, bass guitar, and drums. By high school, Anthony was performing regularly on drums and bass guitar with a variety of bands spanning genres of rock, jazz, and pop. During th...