Faculty

Meet the Heartbeat of the Music School

Many of the finest musicians in New England find a home at the Music School to teach students of all ages. 75% of our artist faculty reside here in New Hampshire, with others hailing from other parts of New England. Our teachers are our treasure!

Faculty photo: Teresa A. Barton
  • Piano
  • Suzuki
  • Voice

Teresa A. Barton

Voice, Piano, and Suzuki Piano Faculty Department Chair Suzuki
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Faculty photo: Dawn Beland
  • Ensembles

Dawn Beland

New Hampshire Concert Band Conductor
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  • Strings

Nikki Billiri

Violin
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Faculty photo: Elizabeth Blood
  • Piano

Elizabeth Blood

Piano
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faculty photo: Heather Bond
  • Strings
  • Suzuki

Heather Bond

Violin and Suzuki Violin
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faculty photo: Chris Cavanaugh
  • Strings
  • Suzuki

Chris Cavanaugh

Suzuki Violin, Violin, and Cello
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faculty photo: Ethan Cheng
  • Strings

Ethan Cheng

Cello
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  • Voice

Harrison Christilles

Voice
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Faculty photo: Jason Coburn
  • Piano

Jason Coburn

Piano
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  • Guitar

Zeb Cruikshank

Faculty Department Chair - Guitar and Percussion
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Faculty photo: Suzanne Denu
  • Early Childhood
  • Music Therapy

Suzanne Denu, MT‑BC

Music Therapist
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faculty photo: Aubrey Dionne
  • Ensembles
  • Woodwinds

Aubrie Dionne

Flute and Flute Choirs Performance Leadership Director
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Faculty photo: Edward Doyle
  • Ensembles

Edward Doyle

Trombone Summer Community Band Conductor
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Faculty photo: Erin Dubois
  • Piano
  • Woodwinds

Erin Dubois

Flute and Piano
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Faculty photo: Ashley Freeman
  • Outreach Teachers
  • Strings

Ashley Freeman

Violin, Suzuki violin, Pine Hill Lesson Program
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faculty photo: Harel Gietheim
  • Strings

Harel Gietheim

Cello, Chamber Music
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Faculty photo: Christina Grandoni-Barlow
  • Music Therapy

Christina Grandoni-Barlow, MT‑BC

Music Therapist
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Faculty photo: Jessica Helie
  • Ensembles
  • Strings

Jessica Helie

Violin, Viola Dino Anagnost Youth Symphony Orchestra of New Hampshire Conductor
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faculty photo: Kyoko Hida-Battaglia
  • Woodwinds

Kyoko Hida-Battaglia

Oboe and English Horn
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Faculty photo: Tad Hitchcock
  • Guitar

Tad Hitchcock

Guitar
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faculty photo: Elizabeth Hodges
  • Piano
  • Suzuki
  • Woodwinds

Elizabeth Hodges

Piano, Suzuki Piano, and Suzuki Flute
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  • Brass

Bryan House

Trombone
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  • Piano

Jacob Huggins

Piano
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faculty photo: Mark Latham
  • Strings

Mark Latham

Violin and Viola Faculty Department Chair - Strings and Harp
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Faculty photo: Kaitlyn Leahy
  • Piano

Kaitlyn Leahy

Piano Faculty Department Chair Piano and Voice
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faculty photo: Donna Lombardo
  • Voice

Donna Lombardo

Voice
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Staff photo: Piper Runnion-Bareford

Piper Loveless

Harp
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Faculty photo: Debbie Markow
  • Ensembles
  • Strings
  • Suzuki

Deborah Markow

Violin and Suzuki violin NH Youth Preparatory Ensemble Conductor, Adult String Ensemble Conductor
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faculty photo: Elliott Marcow
  • Strings

Elliott Markow

Violin and Viola
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Faculty photo: Justin McCarthy
  • Music Theory & Composition
  • Piano

Justin McCarthy, D. M.

Piano, Composition Staff Accompanist
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Faculty photo: Hailley McConnell
  • Brass
  • Voice

Hailley McConnell

Trombone, Tuba, and Euphonium, Voice
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Faculty photo: Romeo Melloni
  • Music Theory & Composition
  • Piano

Romeo Melloni

Piano, Composition, Theory
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  • Woodwinds

Bri Mercier

flute
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faculty photo: Muriel Orcutt
  • Strings

Muriel Orcutt

Violin Bedford Strings Program
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faculty photo: adam peithmann
  • Piano

Adam Peithmann

Piano, Organ and Harpsichord
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Faculty photo: Paul Pinard
  • Ensembles
  • Strings

Paul Pinard

Violin
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Faculty photo: Clayton "Skip" Poole
  • Ensembles

Clayton “Skip” Poole

Music Director NH Jazz Orchestra
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Faculty photo: Adam Rhan
  • Ensembles
  • Percussion

Adam Rhan

Percussion Director, New Hampshire Youth Jazz Ensemble
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  • Guitar
  • Suzuki

Lisa Ricetti

Suzuki Guitar
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Faculty photo: Russ Ryan
  • Brass

Russ Ryan

Trumpet Robbins Farley Brass Quintet Program Coach
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  • Guitar
  • Music Therapy

Lyle Shaw, MT-BC

Music Therapist, Keyboardist, Guitarist, Bassist Ensembles Manager
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Faculty photo: Ryan Striker
  • Music Theory & Composition
  • Piano
  • Woodwinds

Ryan Striker

Clarinet, Beginning Saxophone, and Beginning Piano, Queen City Music and Leadership Program Program Coordinator, Faculty Department Chair Woodwinds and Brass
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  • Piano

Erin Tellier

Piano
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  • Ensembles
  • Voice

Polly Towner

Voice, Queen City Concert Choir, Queen City Music and Leadership Program Director of Education, Faculty Department Chair Ensembles
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  • Strings

Kurt Villiard

Cello
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faculty photo: Valerie Walton
  • Woodwinds

Valerie Walton

Saxophone, Flute and Clarinet
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Faculty photo: Susan Wilkes
  • Ensembles
  • Outreach Teachers

Susan Wilkes

21st Century Coordinator, Director Queen City Voices
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  • Strings

Emma Wood

Viola
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