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Music Lessons

Music Lessons

Our music lessons program has seven teachers featuring lessons for voice, piano, guitar, drums, uke, and bass as well as finger-style guitar.

Our Teachers:
Danielle Gorman - Voice
Dorothy Cuprak - Piano
Emily Whittemore - Guitar
Mike Rodrigue - Guitar, Bass & Drums
Richie Bartolo - Guitar, Bass & Drums
Jack Tukey - Bass & Guitar
Patrick Smith - Guitar

Music Lesson Pricing and Days for Piano and Guitar

Music Lesson Pricing
Instrument Days Available Rates/30 min
Piano, All Levels
Dorothy CuprakW - Th - Fr$25
Guitar, All Levels
Mike RodrigueM - Tu - W$25
Richie BartoloW - Th - Sat$20
Emily WhittemoreTh - Fr - Sat$20
Patrick Smith Mon thru Sat $20

Music Lesson Pricing and Days for Drums, Voice and French Horn

Music Lesson Pricing
Instrument Days Available Rates/30 min
Drums, All Levels
Mike RodrigueMondays Only$25
Richie BartoloW - Th - Sat$20
Voice, All Levels
Danielle GormanTh - Sat$24
French Horn, Beg. & Int.
Brittany Genness$20

Music Instructor Bios

Brittany Genness - French Horn - Beginner/Intermediate

Brittany Genness is an enthusiastic teacher with over 20 years of teaching and performing experience. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Music in Education from Oklahoma City University where she performed and toured in China with her Symphony Orchestra. Currently, she is the 7th Grade General Music Teacher at Lawrence Junior High School, as well as the Director of the Lawrence High School Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Jazz Combo at Lawrence High School in Fairfield, ME where she has been for over 12 years. Brittany is a professional horn musician who performs with community and professional organizations throughout the Mid-Maine area.

Danielle Gorman - Voice, All Levels

Danielle Gorman has been a music educator for nearly 8 years and currently teaches K through 6 general music and chorus at Clinton and Albion Elementary schools. She specializes in vocal pedagogy, takes great pride in her fourth through sixth grade choruses at both schools, and has enjoyed growing her music program for the last 8 years. She has been teaching private voice for 6 years, 4 of which have been at Down Home Music. Additionally, she helps with her districts’ High School Marching Band as a Color Guard instructor in her “free” time. Her favorite part of being an educator is helping others find confidence their voice. Danielle received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a vocal concentration in 2012 from the University of Maine, Orono. Danielle resides in Waterville, ME with her loving and supportive husband, Matt, and their cat Niko. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, going to concerts, and watching comedians perform stand up.

Dorothy Cuprak - Piano, All Levels - Days Available: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Dorothy Cuprak studied at classical piano with Harry Franklin at Carnegie Mellon University and with Jacob Maxin at the New England Conservatory of Music where she received her BA in piano performance. She studied chamber music at the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival and jazz piano with Charlie Banacos. After teaching and performing in the Boston area for 20 years, she returned to Maine where she has been teaching and performing in the Waterville and Mid-Coast areas.

Emily Whittemore - Guitar

I have been a student of music since I was about eight years old beginning with piano and moving on to guitar, but I have been a great admirer of it ever since I can remember.
I am currently a music major in college.
I do not play in any particular style and I love many genres of music. As a teacher, I hope to give the student a sense of understanding about the instrument: how to hold, tune, and play anything they like. I also teach basic music theory which is applicable to any instrument the student knows or would like to learn. Most of all, I want to teach the enjoyment of hearing your work turn into beautiful sound!

Mike Rodrigue - Guitar - Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Bio Coming Soon!!!

Patrick Smith - Guitar - Days Available: Monday thru Saturday

Bio Coming Soon!!!

Ritchie Bartolo - Drums and Guitar - Days Available: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

Bio Coming Soon!!!