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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...
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...
Jess Uhrin
Jess Uhrin
Clarinets (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...
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.  ...
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
Guitar (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...
Anthony DiMenna
Anthony DiMenna
Bass (Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate) Drums (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...
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 ...
John Coale
John Coale
Drums (Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate)
John 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 wit...
Tot Rock! (7/25)
Tot Rock! (7/25)
Group Session
45 minutes of interactive play that aids your child's development and fundamental understanding of music in an encouraging, nurturing environment! Each week includes fun activities such as singing and/or playing along with songs, exploring percussion instruments, and playing musical games. Stay connected with us on our website and soc...
Summer Session Band Program (7/25)
Summer Session Band Program (7/25)
Group Session
Come jam with Stages Music Arts this summer! Our summer group session is open to musicians ages 8-18 on all instruments! There is no weekly commitment, so drop in whenever you can make it. Each week features a new song!  First, we split into sectionals to learn individual parts with expert instructors. Then, we bring everyone togethe...
Colin Rappa}}
Colin Rappa
Bass (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
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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...
Jessica  Crutchfield
Jessica Crutchfield
Clarinets (Beginner) Flute (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) French Horn (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) Saxophone (Beginner) Trumpet (Beginner, Intermediate) Violin (Beginner)
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...
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...
Summer Session Band Program (8/1)
Summer Session Band Program (8/1)
Group Session
Come jam with Stages Music Arts this summer! Our summer group session is open to musicians ages 8-18 on all instruments! There is no weekly commitment, so drop in whenever you can make it. Each week features a new song!  First, we split into sectionals to learn individual parts with expert instructors. Then, we bring everyone togethe...
Tot Rock! (8/1)
Tot Rock! (8/1)
Group Session
45 minutes of interactive play that aids your child's development and fundamental understanding of music in an encouraging, nurturing environment! Each week includes fun activities such as singing and/or playing along with songs, exploring percussion instruments, and playing musical games. Stay connected with us on our website and soc...
Paul Tokarz
Paul Tokarz
Bass (Beginner) Guitar (Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate)
Since age 12, Paul Tokarz has been fascinated with music.  He began by jamming with friends in various garage bands.  After spending countless hours practicing guitar during his teenage years, Paul decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music.  He attended the GIT program at Musicians Institute from 2010-2012,...
Tot Rock! (8/8)
Tot Rock! (8/8)
Group Session
45 minutes of interactive play that aids your child's development and fundamental understanding of music in an encouraging, nurturing environment! Each week includes fun activities such as singing and/or playing along with songs, exploring percussion instruments, and playing musical games. Stay connected with us on our website and soc...
Summer Session Band Program (8/8)
Summer Session Band Program (8/8)
Group Session
Come jam with Stages Music Arts this summer! Our summer group session is open to musicians ages 8-18 on all instruments! There is no weekly commitment, so drop in whenever you can make it. Each week features a new song!  First, we split into sectionals to learn individual parts with expert instructors. Then, we bring everyone togethe...
Summer Rock Camp (Session 3)
Summer Rock Camp (Session 3)
Group Session
Whether you’ve been playing for years, want to pick up a new instrument, or play multiple instruments, Stages Music Arts summer camp will get you onstage in five days! Open to singers and instrumentalists ages 8-18. Warm up and rock out each day in open jam sessions! Work with one of our expert instructors in techniqu...
Tot Rock! (8/15)
Tot Rock! (8/15)
Group Session
45 minutes of interactive play that aids your child's development and fundamental understanding of music in an encouraging, nurturing environment! Each week includes fun activities such as singing and/or playing along with songs, exploring percussion instruments, and playing musical games. Stay connected with us on our website and soc...
Tot Rock! (8/22)
Tot Rock! (8/22)
Group Session
45 minutes of interactive play that aids your child's development and fundamental understanding of music in an encouraging, nurturing environment! Each week includes fun activities such as singing and/or playing along with songs, exploring percussion instruments, and playing musical games. Stay connected with us on our website and soc...
3-Day Band Recording Workshop
3-Day Band Recording Workshop
Group Session
This unique three-day learning experience is ideal for students 10-18 who play guitar, bass, drums, piano, or sing.  Students will learn about the creative processes of songwriting and recording&...
Tot Rock! (8/29)
Tot Rock! (8/29)
Group Session
45 minutes of interactive play that aids your child's development and fundamental understanding of music in an encouraging, nurturing environment! Each week includes fun activities such as singing and/or playing along with songs, exploring percussion instruments, and playing musical games. Stay connected with us on our website and soc...