Private Music Lessons for all ages are offered in voice, piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, and guitar by our talented teachers. For more information about music lessons, please contact Amy Morgan at 410-603-8361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voice and Piano Instructor
Amy Morgan is a native of the Eastern Shore and an accomplished musician whose education includes a Bachelors degree in Piano Performance from Salisbury University and Masters in Choral Conducting from Messiah College. Music education and its value to the community inspire her as a director and teacher. Amy has extensive experience as a choral, operetta, and musical theatre director, is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, and is an active musician the Easton community.
Since arriving on the Eastern Shore in 1982, Merideth Buxton estimates that she has given lessons to thousands of children, teens, and adults at Washington College, her studio in Royal Oak, and at workshops in New York, D.C., Virginia, and North Carolina. She is the founder, director, and principal instructor of First Strings, a youth outreach program of Chesapeake Music, and also performs frequently as a viola soloist and orchestra member. Merideth's background includes a Bachelors in Music Education from the SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music and a Masters in Suzuki Pedagogy from Ithaca College.
Voice and Beginning Piano Instructor
An accomplished vocal soloist, Carolyn Cutler has performed throughout the United States at churches, conferences and community events. She studied music at Florida State University as a voice principal with a secondary in piano. Carolyn is also an experienced choral conductor and pianist, having recently retired from nearly 25 years as the Director of Music and Worship Arts at First Presbyterian Church of Mount Dora, Florida. In this role she directed adult, children’s and handbell choirs as well as leading and playing keyboard in the praise band.
Gerry Devine is excited to join the Allegro family as guitar teacher. After studying at Penn State and The Guitar Study Center in New York, he enjoyed a long career in music in New York and Nashville. He came home to DelMarVa to work at PRS Guitars and still performs at local venues . Gerry's adept at multiple styles of popular guitar and tailors lessons to the specific interests and ability of the student.
Carey Miller has been teaching private cello lessons since moving to the mid-shore area in the 1980’s, but first began classical cello training at the age of 12 in Wilmington, DE with Karen Ahramjian, then in Philadelphia, PA with Elsa Hilger followed by 4 years at Cornell Univ. with John Hsu. She then spent the next five years in Kenya working as a field-biologist in one of the many amazing national parks. Returning to the US, she settled on the eastern shore of Maryland, and picking up her cello again, she found her way into the musical community in Easton.
Carey has participated in numerous orchestras, chamber groups, solo recitals, and musical theatre groups starting from the years she was in high school and continuing to do so in the present time. Along with Merideth Buxton, she keeps busy playing for ceremonies and receptions as Shore Strings of Easton, relying on her music to balance out her other profession in her life…she has been a full-time farrier (horse-shoeing) since 1986 and operates a horse boarding farm.
Dr. Robert Tennyson
Dr. Robert Tennyson is a professional trombone and baritone player and conductor with over 40 years of private trumpet/trombone/baritone/tuba teaching experience -- from beginners to graduate school. His teaching career has included positions at Montgomery College, American University, Columbia Union College, Tirolian State School of Music and the University of Innsbruck (Austria). Dr Tennyson has degrees from Indiana University and the University of Maryland with concentrations in performance, brass pedagogy and conducting. Over the years his trumpet, trombone and tuba students have been chosen for Maryland All-state Band/Orchestra and several All-county/honor bands.
A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Diane Thomas began playing flute at an early age. In high school, she performed in the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra, touring Romania, Austria, Germany and Russia. A flute scholar, she studied with Robert Prichard at Morehead State University. She earned the MFA in flute performance at Carnegie Mellon University where she studied flute with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra principal flutist, Bernard Goldberg. Diane moved to the mid-shore area in 1989. She has played with The Lexington (KY) Choral Arts Society, The Talbot Chamber Orchestra and The Mid- Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. She has performed in numerous orchestras for the Easton Choral Arts Society, Tidewater Singers, Music Theatre, and many churches. Diane is recently retired from 30 years of teaching music for Talbot County Schools. She served on faculties at St. Michaels, Tilghman, and Easton elementary schools. Presently she is very excited to be teaching beginning instrumental music at SS. Peter & Paul Elementary School.
Abby was lucky to have both a grandmother and mother who taught piano. She started piano at age five with her mom and at age 12 joined the studio of Marjorie Leonardi. After high school, where she was actively involved in bands, accompanying, choirs and church services, she went to a school that took music seriously, Luther College, in Decorah, Iowa. While getting a BA in Music, Abby performed with Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra.
Since 2006, Abby has been teaching piano students of all abilities, ages 6 and up. Abby is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and believes that you get out of piano lessons what you put in.