Cunningham Music School

The Cunningham Piano Company is proudly owned and operated by degreed musicians who have always dedicated their lives to music. Because of that deep love of music and music education that the Cunningham Piano Company has always been based on, we opened the Cunningham Music School.Our expert staff has at least a B.Mus (although many pursued higher education to reach their full musical potential), and all of them have years of teaching experience behind them. We supplement our second-to-none lessons program with numerous performance opportunities, classes, and workshops. That, combined with our highly consultative approach makes us excited to say that we are sure that no one offers as well-rounded a music education as the Cunningham Music School lessons program.

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Our Programs

Piano Program

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String Program

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Voice Program

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The Piano Program

We have pianos programs that run from basic beginners of all ages, all the way up to professional coachings. Our teachers are able to help you build up your reading, theory, aural, and technical skills at any level. We have students that are neuroatypical and have physical limitations, we have students that are as young as five, and on the other side of the spectrum we have students that are piano teachers themselves and students hold degrees in piano and organ performance and are seeing us for a professional coaching–not to mention everyone in between.Our piano program goes beyond lessons, offering our students performance opportunities, accompaniment opportunities, practical music theory, aural music theory, experience in a variety of styles, group-play opportunities, and experience in improvisational skills–all of our students are welcome to take advantage of that as much or as little as they would like.The Cunningham Music School Piano Program truly has a fit for everyone

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The String Program

Cunningham Music School is THE one-stop-shop for string lessons on the Main Line. We’ve taken our years of instrument buying expertise and applied it to the string rental world–you can rent or purchase your instrument right through us! We’ll talk to you and your teacher about what the most appropriate instrument would be for you and your musical goals and if we don’t have it in stock, we’ll have it in for you before the end of your first month of lessons. Until then, we have loaner instruments that you can begin your study on.Our lessons program is second-to-none instruction in violin, viola, cello and bass: our beginner program has both Suzuki and Traditional instruction offered, and we have all of our young beginner students take part in a string group class to start building their ensemble skills right off the bat. Adult beginners are also welcome to take part in a beginner ensemble, but it is not a requirement for them. Our string staff is equipped to prepare you or your student for anything–whether it be the basics in a beginner class or professional coachings after you’ve received your Bachelor’s Degree in String Performance, Cunningham Music School has a place for you.

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The Voice Program

The Cunningham Music School’s voice program is incredibly unique in that we are happy to take students between the ages of 5-12 (many vocal studios don’t take students until after their post-pubescent voices settle). Our young students learn the building blocks of solid vocal technique without over-exerting their young voices, how to maintain solid vocal health, how to use the different parts of their singing voice safely, and most importantly–how to sing pieces with complex melodies and rhythms in a safe range, and learn the basic theory behind the pieces.In addition to our unique elementary voice programming, we also take private voice students from ages 13+. These lessons give students experience with a variety of styles, a strong technical background, performance experience, and experience working with an accompanist. All of our voice students receive music theory training, aural training, sight-reading, vocal technique based in the Bel Canto tradition, and the opportunity to sing in our school’s chorale ensemble (The Cunningham Community Choir), and training in acting and experession. We are happy to take students from beginners all the way up to professional coachings for students that have received their B.Mus in Vocal Performance.

Meet Our Teachers

Meet Our Teachers

Kat Bowman (MM), Director - Piano, Organ, Theory, & Vocal Coaching

Benjamin D’Annibale (MM), Piano

Malcolm Brashear (DMA), Piano & Music Theory

Ryan Peteraf (MM), Voice, Piano, Organ, Theory

Charles dePasquale (MM, MMT), Strings

Rachel Sigman (MM), Voice

Negar Ghasemi, Piano

Madalina Danila, Piano

Pricing, Hours, and Locations

Lesson Pricing

The Cunningham Music School is happy to offer second-to-none instrumental and vocal programs

30 min. lessons - $135 per month

45-min. lessons - $202.50 per month

One hour lessons - $270 per month

Trial Lessons

The first lesson will count as your trial lesson. Trial lessons are $20 for a 30-minute lesson and allow the student to get to know the teacher.

School Hours

Monday – Fridays: 2 – 8 pm
Saturdays: 9am – 3 pm


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