Polly Towner

Teaching Statement Ms. Towner loves to share her passion for singing with students of all ages and abilities. She recognizes that singing is personal and works to build her students’ self-confidence through solo and ensemble singing. Ms. Towner believes technique is the foundation of all singing and encourages her students to explore many styles of […]

Deborah Markow

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Education B.S. University Southern California – studied with Mehli Mehta and Noumi Fischer Teaching/Performance Bio Ms. Markow’s performances include New Orleans Symphony and numerous orchestral and chamber music concerts. Former faculty member at University of New Orleans, Tulane University, Community Music Center of Boston, California State University, and University of Southern California. Former Director of […]

Adam Rhan

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Adam Rhan developed his unique sound and teaching style from a young age. Having studied with top performers like Peter Erskine, Dave DiCenso, Benjamin Toth and others, Adam has a well-rounded knowledge and ability to teach any playing style. Adam has had the privilege of performing all over the world including Beijing, China, The Cotton […]

Clayton “Skip” Poole

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Clayton, (or “Skip” as he is known to his family and friends), has enjoyed over 40 years of bringing top quality music to audiences all around the United States. He has founded and conducted multiple music groups including, most recently, The Capital Jazz Orchestra. Over the course of his elaborate music career, Clayton has worked […]

Paul Pinard

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Education B.M. in violin performance from Boston University and M.M. in violin performance from University of Massachusetts, Amherst Teaching/Performance Bio Mr. Pinard is currently a music teacher in the Manchester School District. He has also taught violin lessons for the Brookline School District and was a violin sectional coast for the Interlochen beginner orchestra. He […]

Susan Wilkes

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Teaching Statement As a music educator for more than 3 decades in Vermont and NH, Susan Wilkes brings insights about the ways that students of all ages can learn and embody ALL STYLES of music with energy, focus and physical freedom. Education She earned a BA in Music Education and teaching certificate in Special Education […]

Jessica Helie

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Jessica Helie holds a bachelor of music degree from Syracuse University and a master of music degree in violin performance from the Longy Conservatory. She studied violin and viola with Laura Bossert-King, Muneko Otani of the Cassatt String Quartet, and James Dickenson of the Degas and Villiers String Quartets. Jessica is an avid performer throughout […]

Edward Doyle

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Education B.M. University of Massachusetts, M.M., University of Michigan. Teaching/Performance Bio Mr. Doyle is currently a music teacher in the Manchester Public Schools and associate band director at Central High School. He is also on the Executive Board of the New Hampshire Music Educators Association, and enjoys working as a freelance trombonist. In addition to […]

Dawn Beland

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Teaching Statement “Always leave the woodpile higher than you found it.” Education Mrs. Beland is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire where she earned her Bachelor in Music Education, cum laude. Teaching/Performance Bio Mrs. Beland is the Director of Bands at Ross A. Lurgio Middle School in Bedford, NH, where she directs the […]