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Teachers

Cunningham Piano Music School has scoured the area for the best teachers who are passionate about sharing their love of music and helping you achieve your musical goals.

Piano Teachers

Hanna Salmon

Hanna Salmon

Hanna Salmon is a is a Philadelphia-based pianist born in Pittsburgh, and is currently a student of Dr. Charles Abramovic at the Boyer College for Music and Dance in Temple University. She will graduate with her Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance in 2017. As an avid supporter of new music and arts, Ms. Salmon has premiered numerous new works and organized performances of new repertoire. Alongside her study, she teaches piano lessons privately and at Lumberton School of Music in New Jersey. Hanna will be starting a studio at the Cunningham Piano Co. Music School this fall upon the completion of her degree studies and studies abroad.

Kat Bowman

Kat Bowman

Kat Bowman is an experienced piano teacher who enjoys teaching students of all abilities and ages. Kat received her bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the University of Maryland, and began teaching in the Washington DC area immediately following graduation. She quickly discovered a passion for teaching both her younger students and the adults who required a different approach. After teaching in Maryland and Virginia, she moved to Colorado for a few years and taught through two different music schools during her time there. Upon returning to Philadelphia, she worked with Delaware Valley Friends School, which specializes in dyslexia and other learning differences. Her longtime association and employment at the school has given her a unique perspective on teaching music, and has enabled her to take on students with reading difficulties. Kat attended Temple University and received her graduate degree in collaborative piano, with a concentration in opera coaching. The master’s program afforded her the opportunity to expand her teaching skills, coaching college and graduate students as part of her requirements. Currently, she is teaching and accompanying at University of the Arts in downtown Philadelphia, where she coaches opera and oratorio repertoire and is on staff as a coach and pianist. Kat is the music director and organist at St. Peter’s Pikeland UCC in Chester Springs, and leads the senior choir. A couple of her choir members are her private students as well, both in piano and voice. Kat is also an accompanist and theater coach in the Lower Merion district, and she is the musical director for the spring musical at Harriton High School. Her love of music and teaching make her an enthusiastic and caring instructor who believes in a multi-sensory approach to learning piano.

Lauren Lucerne

Lauren Lucerne, is a Temple University Graduate with a Bachelor’s in Music, and a board certification in Music Therapy (MT-BC). She has over 18 years experience playing instruments, singing, and overall being involved in music.She has over 12 years of working with children in professional and semi-professional settings, such as school, daycare, and a child psychiatric hospital. In addition to her Early Ears music program, she services the Bucks County area with a parent/child music class.

Being involved in or listening to music is somewhat of a surreal or magical experience, especially for children. Listening to live music is most likely a child’s first experience with believing and experiencing something that they cannot see with their own eyes. However, with the early childhood music classes classes, children can begin to make connections with how music is made, what can make music, and how they themselves can partake in some of the magic of music-making. You can also witness your child making these connections and help foster their creativity and understanding of a phenomenon that has taken place throughout most of humanity’s existence. Along with musical experiences, children will have ample opportunities to make friends, have social connections, and cooperate while learning to work with others. When your children reflect back on their childhood, music may be one of their earliest and fondest memories.

Vocal Teachers

Sean Burman

Sean Burman

Sean Burman is a graduate of Temple University (BM, Music Education/Classical Voice, May 2014). He was a student of George Gray. Sean has worked as a freelance musician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Notable appearances include serving as a bass soloist in the Winston-Salem Symphony’s 2015 production of Handel’s “Messiah” and performing a solo recital of Great American Songbook repertoire in July 2016 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Sean is a church musician and has served as a cantor, accompanist and assistant choral director at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and has maintained voice, piano and guitar studios in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Sean is passionate about developing students as holistic musicians and has prepared students for successful auditions at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Elisabeth Galassini

Elisabeth Galassini

Elisabeth C. Galassini studied Music History and Classical Voice while earning her degree at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music (BMus Music History/Classical Voice May 2016). During her studies, Elisabeth interned with the Cunningham Piano Company, spearheading a ‘Piano Summer Seminar’, during which students of local studios were able to come out and learn how pianos got the touch and sound that they did. She also interned with the Philadelphia International Music Festival ft. members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, where she was able to work with the Opera Program and coach soloists and lead chorus rehearsals. Elisabeth was the vocal teacher at the New Jersey School of Music and maintains her own personal studio at home in Center City Philadelphia. Elisabeth has enjoyed performing nearly as much as teaching, performing in telethons, at the Kimmel Center, and with local theater and opera groups. Elisabeth prides herself in her individual attention to each student’s wants and needs and her dedication to helping her students explore and expand their own innate musicality.

Lessons

For Kids

Give your kids the gift of music and the lifelong skills for success in school and life!

Piano Lessons

Ages: 6-17 years

Weekly 30 minute and 1 hour private lessons available

Voice Lessons

Ages: 6-17 years

Weekly 30 minute and 1 hour private lessons available

For Adults

It’s never too late to discover the lifelong joys of a musical hobby!

Piano Lessons

Ages: 18 years and above

Weekly 30 minute and 1 hour private lessons available

Voice Lessons

Ages: 18 years and above

Weekly 30 minute and 1 hour private lessons available

Testimonials

My son took voice lessons from Mr. Burman  in order to prepare for an audition to arts school. In addition to preparing my son for his audition (he made it!), Mr. Burman was incredibly attentive in other ways, too. Sean used technology to enhance/reinforce my student’s learning…He was very communicative about lesson times and helped my son with audition strategies.  Five people in my immediate family have taken music lessons of all sorts over the years. Mr. Burman was the most thorough and attentive teacher any of us have had.

– Tabatha Hutchins

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What is the point of bringing babies to a music class? It seems a little silly sometimes to be bringing a person that can’t even talk or walk yet to a class about singing and dancing! What can they gain from that?   Today, we spoke to Lauren Lucerne MT-BC about just...

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At birthday parties, weddings, dinner parties, bars, or anywhere else that I’m getting to know someone new, there’s always a person (or 10) that asks “And what do you do for a living?” The reaction when I tell them is immediate and predictable: “You’re a musician? Oh,...

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Lesson Pricing

Note: All private students require a registration fee–if payment and registration are submitted in person the fee is $20. If payment and registration are submitted remotely (through a traveling teacher) the fee is $30.

In-House (198 Allendale Rd.)

Piano and Voice Lessons

  • $30 per half hour (private)
  • $60 per hour (private)
  • $10 per half hour per head for group general music class
  • $15 per hour per head for group general music class

Private Lessons In Your Home

(within Philadelphia city limits or 10+ miles outside of Montgomery County)-we offer piano and voice lessons

  • $34 per half hour (private)
  • $68 per hour (private)

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