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Music Lessons

Musician playing guitar onstage

The music department offers applied music study to both enrolled students and the general public. As part of their degree requirement, music majors take eight semesters of applied music for no additional fee. Non-majors, community members and music majors who have met their eight-semester lesson limit, can enroll in non-credit lessons for a fee through the music department. 

All students receive a full semester of one-on-one instruction with a qualified teacher. All of our instructors are of the highest caliber and are working professionals in the music industry. For more information, please call Mary-Jo Grenfell, coordinator of applied music, at 978.542.6503.


Applied Music Faculty

Instrument Faculty
Bass Nick Aparo, MA
Clarinet Mary-Jo Grenfell, DA
Composition Philip Swanson, DMA

Jennifer Joray, MM


Raymond Gonzalez, MM (classical guitar)
Tony Wolff, BA

Horn Dirk Hillyer, PhD
Jazz Guitar Tony Wolff, BA
Mbira Peter Kvetko, PhD
Percussion Abraham Finch, MM

Sanae Kanda, DMA
Philip Swanson, DMA (jazz piano)

Saxophone Seychelle Dunn Corbin, MA
Sitar Peter Kvetko, PhD
Songwriting Raymond Gonzalez
Tabla Peter Kvetko, PhD
Trombone Philip Swanson, DA
Trumpet Robert Thorp, DMA
Tuba Eric Goode, MM
Violin/Viola Lisa Brooke, BFA
Voice Tiffany Baxter, MM
Jean Danton, MM
Holly Zagaria, DMA


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