Music Instructors - the Burlington Music Dojo

Music INSTRUCTORS

From all over Vermont, we are a collective of outstanding independent music instructors that are totally local and experienced. Active in the Green Mountain State community music scene and beyond, we've been in the magazines, played the venues, made the road trips, and spent hours upon hours studying music theory and the live experience. Music is amazing and we're here to share that with you.

 

Bass Lessons

ARAM BEDROSIAN

 
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about Aram

Born and raised in Burlington, Aram graduated from BHS, UVM and has established himself as a world class bassist and instructor. Well known locally and worldwide, he's appeared in Bass Player Magazine, has numerous international endorsements and has 23k youtube followers. His lessons are for all ages and levels with a strong focus on the goals, personality and learning style of the student. Beginners are absolutely welcome, as are very experienced students. Topics range from introductory scales and songs, to advanced technique and soloing and much more... He is also the resident bass guitar instructor at Johnson State College and has taken part in and directed numerous music camps for Burlington Parks & Rec.

 

Contact & Lesson Information

  • Phone: (802) 540-0321
  • Email: bass@burlingtonmusicdojo.com
  • Schedule: Monday - Saturday
  • Rates:

-30 minute lesson - $30

-60 minute lesson - $50

-Buy 4 lessons, get $15 off the 5th lesson

-Buy 9 lessons, get 10th lesson free

 

 
 

FLUTE LESSONS

TEssa Anderson

 
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About TEssa

Tessa has been teaching flute for 15 years. Trained as a classical musician, she has a BA in music performance from UVM. She's been with the jazz/rock band Made by Robots since 2014, writing music, improvising and performing regionally.
When she's not teaching you can find her up north in Fletcher, looking after her ducks or getting lost in the woods with her two dogs.

 

Contact & Lesson Information

  • Phone: (802) 540-0321
  • Email: flute@burlingtonmusicdojo.com
  • Schedule: Tues | Thurs
  • Rates:

-30 minute lesson - $30

-60 minute lesson - $50

-Buy 9 lessons, Get 10th Free

-1/2 off 1st lesson

 

 
 

Drum Lessons

GLen Wallace

 
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About GLen

As a lifelong musician, I know the importance of finding the right teacher for an instrumentalist--some of my most important influences in my youth were the private music instructors with whom I worked.  I began teaching younger students while I was still in high school, and eventually graduated with a degree in Music Education from Ball State
University in 2012; ever since, I've been teaching students of all ages in any capacity I can find!  After moving to the Burlington area in 2013, I began performing in a variety of ensembles (from funk to country, symphonic bands to jazz bands) all across New England. Prior, I toured the country with the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps, playing for sold out crowds across the country.  Whether you're looking for help with reading drum music or mastering a certain style,
whether you've been playing drums for years or are just picking up sticks, whether you're 8 or 68, I'm confident we can work together to help make you the kind of drummer you want to be.

 

Contact & Lesson Information

  • Phone: (802) 540-0321
  • Email: drums@burlingtonmusicdojo.com
  • Schedule: By Appointment
  • Rates:

    -30 minute lesson - $35

    -45 minute lesson - $40

    -60 minute lesson - $45

    -Summer Special: Buy 4 lessons, Get the 5th lesson free

 
 

TRUMPET LESSONS

JASON WHITCOMB

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About Jason

Jason graduated from South Burlington High School in June 2001, The Crane School of Music (B.M. Music Education) where he studied Trumpet under Dr. John Ellis in 2005 and The College Conservatory of Music in 2007 (M.M. Trumpet Performance) in Cincinnati, Ohio, studying with former Principal Trumpet of the Cincinnati Symphony, Philip Collins.  He has played with or continues to play with: Ottawa Symphony (Ottawa, Canada) Orchestra of Northern New York, Lima Symphony (OH), CCM Graduate Brass Quintet, West Virginia Symphony, and Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra and Symphony.

Currently, Jason lives in Colchester, VT and is performing with his newly formed brass quintet “InoraBrass”, Middlebury Bach Festival Orchestra, Lyric Theater Pit, St. Michael Playhouse Pit, Harwood Union High School Pit, Contracting and playing with Middlebury Opera Company Orchestra and Green Mountain Valley School Musical Pit, as well as teaching 40+ students a week privately.

 

Contact & Lesson Information

  • Phone: (802) 540-0321
  • Email: trumpet@burlingtonmusicdojo.com
  • Schedule: Weekdays Only
  • Rates: 

    -30 minute lesson - $35

    -45 minute lesson - $45

    -60 minute lesson - $60

    -Summer Special: Buy 8 lessons, Get 1 lesson free

 
 

VOICE LESSONS

Lizzy Carlson

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About Lizzy

Lizzy Carlson graduated from UVM with a degree in Music Education and a concentration in classical voice. She has been teaching privately since 2013 and currently teaches PreK-4th grade music in Waterbury, VT. She has singing experience across many musical genres including musical theatre, jazz and pop. Her voice teaching philosophy focuses on healthy technique derived from the classical approach that can be transferred to all types of singing.

 

Contact & Lesson Information

  • Phone: (802) 540-0321
  • Email: voice@burlingtonmusicdojo.com
  • Schedule: By Appointment
  • Rates: 

    -30 minute lesson - $30

    -45 minute lesson - $45

 
 

Guitar and ukulele lessons

Franky Andreas

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ABOUT FRanky

Since 2002 Franky has been a fixture of the Burlington music community. Franky is currently partnered up with Colombian classical virtuoso Daniel Gaviria via the Gaviria Andreas Guitar Duo. He’s played in several rock outfits including The Metal Band Amadis, Brave the Vertigo, Demigoat, and Portugal Towers. Franky is well versed in multiple styles. If getting on the fast track towards becoming a professional guitarist is your goal, he can help. Disciplined chop building is only one of his strong suits.

 

Contact & Lesson Information

  • Phone: (802) 540-0321
  • Email: guitar@burlingtonmusicdojo.com
  • Connect with Franky online:

https://www.facebook.com/gaviriaandreas/

https://soundcloud.com/francis-andreas

https://bravethevertigo.bandcamp.com/

https://themetalbandamadis.bandcamp.com/

  • Schedule: Mon | Wed | Fri | Sat
  • Rates: 

-30 minute lesson - $30

-60 minute lesson - $50

-Buy 4 lessons, get $15 off the 5th lesson

-Buy 9 lessons, get 10th lesson free

 

 
 

VOICE LESSONS

Audrey Bernstein

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About Audrey

Before her arrival on today’s jazz scene, Audrey Bernstein found success in many fields as an entertainer and creative fixture in the New York and Los Angeles social scenes. Now, she brings people together with her voice, infusing easy glamour and soul to both jazz classics and original numbers alike. Her captivating voice paired with her vibrant entertaining spirit set her apart. Audrey never fails to deliver nuanced, powerful performances, while still remaining utterly fun.

 

Contact & Lesson Information

  • Phone: (802) 540-0321
  • Email: voice@burlingtonmusicdojo.com
  • Schedule: Monday - Saturday
  • Rates:

-45 minute lesson - $45 (ages 7-9 years only) 

-55 minute lesson - $55

-Buy 9 lessons, get 10th lesson free

 
 

Cello LESSONS

CLEO Flemming

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About cle0

Cleo began studying music at age 6 and developed a passion for cello while she was in high school. She moved to Burlington in 2013 to pursue a BA in classical music performance at UVM '17 where she studied cello under Suzanne Polk. Through the rigorous university program as well as improvisational freelance work with local groups and artists such as Flynn, Francesca Blanchard and Steve Hartmann, Cleo organizes her lessons to emphasize the student's personal musical growth through whichever style they feel most connected, all while deepening an understanding of music theory and practical technique.

 

Contact & Lesson Information

  • Phone: (802) 540-0321
  • Email: info@burlingtonmusicdojo.com
  • Schedule: Wednesday afternoons
  • Rates:

-Please contact Cleo to discuss rates and specials