Lyle Shaw, MT-BC, Music Therapist, Keyboardist, Guitarist, Bassist

Education Music Therapy Degree, Berklee College of Music Teaching/Performance Bio Lyle received his degree in Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music in 2014 as a piano principal where he also fell deeper in love with contemporary styles such as pop, jazz, rock, and R&B. From 2014-2024, Lyle worked as a music therapist at Kennedy Day School on-site […]

Lisa Ricetti, Suzuki Guitar

Teaching Statement Teaching guitar is my passion, and I love working with students of every age. I believe in creating a supportive and encouraging space where everyone feels at ease and ready to embrace their musical journey. In my teaching approach, I prioritize understanding each student’s unique learning needs. I take the time to personalize […]

Tad Hitchcock

Faculty photo: Tad Hitchcock

Education Berklee College of Music Teaching/Performance Bio Mr. Hitchcock has worked steadily as an accompanist, bandleader, and vocalist, including touring with the Artie Shaw Orchestra under the direction of Dick Johnson. He has enjoyed playing clubs and concerts with reed players Billy Novick and Scott Hamilton, cornetist Ruby Braff, and trumpeter Herb Pomeroy. Mr. Hitchcock […]

Zeb Cruikshank

Teaching Philosophy To me, the most important aspect of playing, learning, teaching, performing, or listening to music is enjoyment.  Music should not feel like “work” or “a chore”.  That’s the attitude I bring to my lessons and classes.  I want students to look forward to their weekly lesson, and be motivated to practice for the […]