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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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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...
VOX: Pop Vocals (Ages 7–12)
VOX: Pop Vocals (Ages 7–12)
Group Session
Are you eager to make your pop scene debut? Pop Vocals is a group for young singers designed to teach fundamentals of singing in the pop industry. In our 14-week fall session, singers will learn the building blocks of pop music, how to be a backup singer, and how to perform their favorite songs! Pop Vocals will meet we...
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...
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...
Mitch Treger
Mitch Treger
Guitar (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Mitch Treger is a songwriter, performer, and instrumentalist who creates a wide range of hip, well-crafted songs, ranging from 1970s to 1990s grooves to present pop, alternative, Americana, Folk, Classic Rock and Jazz. A veteran composer/writer, recording artist, performer, and musical mentor, Treger has entertained co...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
Back Stage: Rock Band 101 (Ages 8–13)
Back Stage: Rock Band 101 (Ages 8–13)
Group Session
Back Stage: Rock Band is designed for students who are considered beginners, are new to their instruments, and/or playing in a band. Each week, students will rehearse together for 90 minutes and learn material ranging from early to classic to modern rock. Students will also learn the basics of rock band instruments as well as the fun...
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...
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...
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.  ...
Main Stage: Modern Rock Band (Ages 13–18)
Main Stage: Modern Rock Band (Ages 13–18)
Group Session
In this performance based group class, students will learn and rehearse iconic music from the modern and alternative rock era by artists like Nirvana, Green Day, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, and more! Students will also learn the basics of rock band instruments, song structures and form, and principles of music theory. At ...
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...
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...
Main Stage: Classic Rock Band (Ages 13–18)
Main Stage: Classic Rock Band (Ages 13–18)
Group Session
In this performance based group class, students will learn and rehearse iconic songs from the classic rock era by artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and more! Students will rehearse weekly for 90 minutes and learn the basics of rock band instruments, song structure and form, and principles of...
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...
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...
Sean  Beale-Rosano
Sean Beale-Rosano
Bass (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Sean Beale-Rosano is a highly versatile bass player, specializing in multiple musical genres, and known for a big, in-your-face sound. A Los Angeles native and LA College of Music graduate, Sean has played for such notable acts as Louis Cruz Beltran(Latin Jazz), Cliff Beach (Funk/Soul), What’s Next (cover ...
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...
VOX: Broadway Musical Theatre (Ages 10–18)
VOX: Broadway Musical Theatre (Ages 10–18)
Group Session
If you love musical theatre and are eager to get onstage, Broadway Musical Theatre will be your home away from home. Broadway Musical Theatre is a vocal group that rehearses weekly for 90 minutes. Students in this program will learn and perform popular scenes from Broadway and off-Broadway musicals. Additionally, students will e...
Stages All Access II (Ages 15–18)
Stages All Access II (Ages 15–18)
Group Session
Stages All-Access is a unique opportunity for Stages’ most dedicated students to learn, perform, and record. In this program, students will have the opportunity to tour everything the facility has to offer. Students will participate in three 4-week workshops where they will: Write and record original music AND film a m...
Stages All Access I (Ages 15–18)
Stages All Access I (Ages 15–18)
Group Session
Stages All-Access is a unique opportunity for Stages’ most dedicated students to learn, perform, and record. In this program, students will have the opportunity to tour everything the facility has to offer. Students will participate in three 4-week workshops where they will: Write and record original music AND film a m...
VOX: A Cappella (Ages 10–18)
VOX: A Cappella (Ages 10–18)
Group Session
Pentatonix. Pitch Perfect. Glee. If any of this music is on your playlist, you're a perfect fit for VOX A Cappella at Stages Music Arts! VOX A Cappella is a vocal group that arranges, learns, and performs popular music for singers. Students will rehearse weekly for 90 minutes, learn popular acapella arrangements, a...
Adult Jam Band (Ages 18+)
Adult Jam Band (Ages 18+)
Group Session
Adult Jam Band is designed for musicians of all skills levels including those with little or no musical experience. Students will rehearse bi-weekly for 90-minutes and learn the basics of jamming, build instrument proficiency, and grow a repertoire of material. At the end of the session, the band will perform at concert in ...
Will  Lederer
Will Lederer
Guitar (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) Ukulele (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Will Lederer's musical journey began when he was twelve years old and his older brother wanted to form a cover band. His older brother was obviously going to play lead guitar, so Will was tasked with learning bass and rhythm guitar. It quickly became a huge passion for the young musician. From there, Will began writing songs of h...
Beginner Ukulele (Ages 8+)
Beginner Ukulele (Ages 8+)
Group Session
A fun, interactive group class that will teach students the skills needed to start uke’ing out! Students will meet weekly for 60 minutes and learn ukulele basics, chord structure and progressions to popular songs, strum patterns, basic scales, and more! Don't have a ukulele? Use one of ours! Recommended age: 8+ (a...
VOX: Pop Vocals (Spring Session) (Ages 7–12)
VOX: Pop Vocals (Spring Session) (Ages 7–12)
Group Session
Are you eager to make your pop scene debut? Pop Vocals is a group for young singers designed to teach fundamentals of singing in the pop industry. In our 17-week spring session, singers will learn the building blocks of pop music, how to be a backup singer, and how to perform their favorite songs! Pop Vocals meets weekly for 60 ...