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Stages Music Arts creates an atmosphere that inspires a passion for music. Whether you’ve never strummed a string, are preparing for college, or you’re a seasoned performer, Stages has an experience tailored to suit your aspirations and fulfill your potential.

Our beautiful, state-of-the-art facility provides a safe, clean, and comfortable setting to nurture the creative spirit, featuring spacious lesson rooms, HD video lesson recording, and incredible indoor and outdoor performance spaces.

Within our walls, you can take individually customized private lessons, join a group session to play your favorite styles, and learn from industry professionals in exclusive workshops and seminars. When you walk through our doors, you have access to all things music. 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...
Beginner Ukulele Drop-In 7/24 10:15am
Beginner Ukulele Drop-In 7/24 10:15am
Group Session
It’s easy to play the ukulele! This fun and welcoming group class is for beginners ages 8+! Parents, join the fun! No experience needed. Don’t have a Ukulele? Use one of ours! Students Will Learn: Basic Chords Tuning A Variety of Strumming Rhythms Simple Picking Chord Progressions to Well Known Songs ...
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.  ...
Beginner Ukulele Drop-In 7/24 5:15pm
Beginner Ukulele Drop-In 7/24 5:15pm
Group Session
It’s easy to play the ukulele! This fun and welcoming group class is for beginners ages 8+! Parents, join the fun! No experience needed. Don’t have a Ukulele? Use one of ours! Students Will Learn: Basic Chords Tuning A Variety of Strumming Rhythms Simple Picking Chord Progressions to Well Known Songs ...
Drum Circle Drop-In 7/24 5:15pm
Drum Circle Drop-In 7/24 5:15pm
Group Session
Don't be square, join the circle! This class will introduce basic hand-drumming techniques and rhythms. Students will also practice free-style drumming with other percussion instruments. No experience required. Ages 5+ Did you know that drumming has been scientifically proven to: Reduce tensio...
Drum Circle Drop-In 7/24 10:15am
Drum Circle Drop-In 7/24 10:15am
Group Session
Don't be square, join the circle! This class will introduce basic hand-drumming techniques and rhythms. Students will also practice free-style drumming with other percussion instruments. No experience required. Ages 5+ Did you know that drumming has been scientifically proven to: Reduce tensio...
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...
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...
Musical Theatre Intensive (3-Day)
Musical Theatre Intensive (3-Day)
Group Session
If you love musical theatre, join us for three days of singing, acting, and learning about how to make it in the musical theatre industry. Whether you're stepping onstage for the first time or are a seasoned performer, our Musical Theatre Intensive is sure to challenge and inspire. Over the course of three days, you'll take vocal ...
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...
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...
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...
Drum Circle Drop-In 7/26 5:15pm
Drum Circle Drop-In 7/26 5:15pm
Group Session
Don't be square, join the circle! This class will introduce basic hand-drumming techniques and rhythms. Students will also practice free-style drumming with other percussion instruments. No experience required. Ages 5+ Did you know that drumming has been scientifically proven to: Reduce tensio...
Beginner Ukulele Drop-In 7/26 10:15am
Beginner Ukulele Drop-In 7/26 10:15am
Group Session
It’s easy to play the ukulele! This fun and welcoming group class is for beginners ages 8+! Parents, join the fun! No experience needed. Don’t have a Ukulele? Use one of ours! Students Will Learn: Basic Chords Tuning A Variety of Strumming Rhythms Simple Picking Chord Progressions to Well Known Songs ...
Beginner Ukulele Drop-In 7/26 5:15pm
Beginner Ukulele Drop-In 7/26 5:15pm
Group Session
It’s easy to play the ukulele! This fun and welcoming group class is for beginners ages 8+! Parents, join the fun! No experience needed. Don’t have a Ukulele? Use one of ours! Students Will Learn: Basic Chords Tuning A Variety of Strumming Rhythms Simple Picking Chord Progressions to Well Known Songs ...
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...
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...
Drum Circle Drop-In 7/31 10:15am
Drum Circle Drop-In 7/31 10:15am
Group Session
Don't be square, join the circle! This class will introduce basic hand-drumming techniques and rhythms. Students will also practice free-style drumming with other percussion instruments. No experience required. Ages 5+ Did you know that drumming has been scientifically proven to: Reduce tensio...
Drum Circle Drop-In 7/31 5:15pm
Drum Circle Drop-In 7/31 5:15pm
Group Session
Don't be square, join the circle! This class will introduce basic hand-drumming techniques and rhythms. Students will also practice free-style drumming with other percussion instruments. No experience required. Ages 5+ Did you know that drumming has been scientifically proven to: Reduce tensio...
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 ...
Beginner Ukulele Drop-In 7/31 5:15pm
Beginner Ukulele Drop-In 7/31 5:15pm
Group Session
It’s easy to play the ukulele! This fun and welcoming group class is for beginners ages 8+! Parents, join the fun! No experience needed. Don’t have a Ukulele? Use one of ours! Students Will Learn: Basic Chords Tuning A Variety of Strumming Rhythms Simple Picking Chord Progressions to Well Known Songs ...
Beginner Ukulele Drop-In 7/31 10:15am
Beginner Ukulele Drop-In 7/31 10:15am
Group Session
It’s easy to play the ukulele! This fun and welcoming group class is for beginners ages 8+! Parents, join the fun! No experience needed. Don’t have a Ukulele? Use one of ours! Students Will Learn: Basic Chords Tuning A Variety of Strumming Rhythms Simple Picking Chord Progressions to Well Known Songs ...
Pop Mini Camp
Pop Mini Camp
Group Session
Pop into Stages for three days of music, friends, and fun! This mini-camp is perfect for young up-and-coming pop stars, who’ll get to: Be the star of their own pop song cover! Learn the basic form of a pop song   Play fun games teaching music fundamentals And more! They’ll wrap-up ...
Summer Rawk Camp
Summer Rawk Camp
Group Session
Whether you’ve been playing for years, want to pick up a new instrument, or play multiple instruments, Stages Music Arts Summer Rawk Camp will get you onstage in five days! Open to singers and instrumentalists ages 12–18. Warm up and rawk out each day in open jam sessions. Work with Program Director Charles Simo...
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...