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10% off 1st month of lessons 

30-minute or 45-minute lessons with accredited instructors. Schedule your first lesson today!

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TRUMPET

VOICE

GUITAR

MUSIC COMPOSITION

New students can take advantage of our Winter Special for private lessons, remote or in-person

Lessons available for GUITAR, VIOLIN, VOICE, PIANO, DRUMS, SAX, BASS, CLARINET, FLUTE, TRUMPET, AND MUSIC COMPOSITION

30-min lessons for $99 

45-min lessons for $135

FLUTE

VIOLIN

SAXOPHONE

CLARINET

DRUMS

ABOUT THE MUSIC ROOM

The Music Room offers private music lessons for all ages in the Greater Merrimack Valley area. We offer lessons for children and adults, beginner through advanced. Some students take lessons for the simple enjoyment of learning while others are determined to make a career out of music. We focus on assisting each student to develop a healthy musical technique and engage them creatively in their pursuit of repertoire in the styles of their choice.

 

MEET THE STAFF

The Music Room boasts an impressive roster of talented musicians, each classically trained and passionate about sharing their love of music with our students. 

  • OWNER, VOICE, & PIANO 

    AMANDA TESTA-OERTH

    Amanda Elizabeth Testa-Oerth is a graduate from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music program located at the Catholic University of America. There she studied voice, piano, and music education. After receiving her BM in 2013; Amanda performed and started teaching at private studios. Some of her favorite performing credits include Ado Annie in Oklahoma, Gertrude in Seussical, Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress, Second Spirit in Die Zauberflöte, and Chérubin in Chérubin. Despite loving to perform, Amanda’s true calling has been teaching. Opening the Music Room when she moved to MA in 2015, Amanda has worked for years sharing her love of music, building relationships, and creating a safe and supportive environment for individuals to work on their skills.  Amanda has continued to enhance her teaching and performance skills by attending pedagogy and musical style workshops and intensives through schools like Boston Conservatory and Shenandoah to better understand her instruments and serve her studio families.

  • VIOLIN

    CAROLINE JESALVA

    I am a violinist at the New England Conservatory of Music, where I study violin performance with Nicholas Kitchen. I have 16 years of experience playing the violin, and 6 years of experience in music education, specifically working with children ages 3 - 12.  I have previously worked as a violin instructor at the Lamar Stringfield Music Camp, and began my own private violin studio. I am passionate about using the art of music as a medium to fully engage the mind and body in creativity: I teach traditional and Suzuki method, and incorporate music theory games and singing in my lessons to create a fun and engaging music experience. My philosophy is to shape music around the individual, to provide a multi-perspectival approach to music, and to tailor my teaching towards each student’s learning style, goals, and interests. 

  • GUITAR, ELECTRIC BASS, & UPRIGHT BASS

    SANDER BRYCE

    Sander is a drummer and producer who graduated from Berklee College of Music. He's been playing drums for over 15 years and has been teaching for about 10. He specializes in various Rock, Jazz and Hip Hop genres. He has been performing live since high school and has toured all around the U.S. and parts of Canada since 2011. Sander approaches each student with the understanding that everyone learns differently. He adapts his teaching to each students' skill levels and learning abilities. He is passionate about sharing his love of music and drumming with others. 

  • SAXOPHONE, FLUTE, CLARINET

    SAMANTHA SPEAR

    Sam Spear is a woodwind instrumentalist, composer, educator, and jazz history enthusiast based in Boston, MA. She holds a B.M. in Performance and Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music and is completing her M.M. in Jazz Performance at New England Conservatory. She has played with Antonio Sanchez, John Hollenbeck, Luciana Souza, Dave Holland, Jason Palmer, Allan Chase, J.C. Sanford, Amanda Monaco, among others. Sam has taught for a number of institutions and programs including Interlochen Arts Camp, Margarita Muñiz Academy, Berklee College of Music, and Jazzhers. She is passionate about helping students of all experience levels find their unique voice on their instrument and have fun in the process.

  • PIANO & COMPOSITION

    JOHN-WILLIAM
    GAMBRELL

    I am a recent graduate with a bachelor of music in composition and an emphasis in piano performance and pedagogy. As a composer, I have worked with professional Broadway composers, orchestrators, and production companies at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.

    Composing for film and theatre production is my primary passion and I look forward to inspiring and finding each student's talent. Over the past eight years, I have taught beginner to advanced students in piano, composition, theory, and notation. I believe music should be a fun, educational, and always a positive experience for the best development of each student.

  • GUITAR

    CHRIS RUBÉN WINTERS 

    Guitarist Chris Rubén Winters graduated with his Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from UMass Lowell in the spring of 2020. He specializes in jazz and classical guitar, but he possesses years of experience performing in a wide variety of ensemble formats, including big band, salsa band, chamber choir, and pit orchestra for various local musical productions. As a member of these ensembles, Chris has performed at many venues across Massachusetts, among them the State House and the Hatch Shell; he has also participated in workshops at several public schools across New England. Chris enjoys tailoring his teaching to his students’ own stylistic preferences and goals while emphasizing fundamental reading and theory skills. Above all, he hopes to share the intrinsic joy of guitar-playing and music-making with others.

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71 Faulkner St,
North Billerica, MA 01862