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Phoebe, FSA's founder, is a painter, drawer, cartoonist, and musician, from a wonderful family of architects, designers, teachers, calligraphers, bookbinders, and jewelers. She studied painting with artist Tom Vieth for nine years, and spent four more at Hampshire College studying with Matt Phillips. Her drawings, paintings, and comics can be found here. She is also a member of the band Pale Cowboy, and lives in Amherst with her husband Karl.
Bill is a former professor at Hampshire College, Amherst College, and the Pratt Institute, is an accomplished artist and photographer, and a connoisseur of all things important and interesting. His work is featured in numerous collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Getty, and San Francisco MOMA.
Karl studied music at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, in Hartford, CT, jazz and studio drumming at the Frost School of Music in Miami, Florida, and poetry at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. He teaches songwriting, guitar, bass, and drums, and is a founding member and songwriter in the band Pale Cowboy. He lives in Amherst with his wife, Phoebe.
Max Wareham studied music at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, in Hartford, Ct, jazz guitar at the New School in New York, NY, and moved on to a banjo concentration at Hampshire College, in Amherst, MA. He teaches banjo and guitar, specializing in jazz and bluegrass, and is a musician and songwriter in the bands Pale Cowboy and The Morning Bugle.
- Violin, keyboard, and guitar lessons
- Areas of specialty: classical music; pop music; composition and songwriting, improvisation, ear training
- Welcoming beginners and experienced players of ALL AGES
- Teaching since 2007
My teaching philosophy stems from a personal belief that everyone possesses a profound, creative musicianship independent of any ability to play an instrument. What makes my lessons unique is that from the very beginning is that I actively engage this musicianship in order to overcome challenges such as learning the physical intricacies of playing an instrument, reading music with ease, learning music by ear, or creating original music.
I have B.M. in Music Theory (instrumental focus in violin) from the Hartt School, where I completed violin studies with Anton Miller, Emlyn Ngai, and Elizabeth Faidley; music theory with Michael Schiano; and composition Ken Steen and Nolan Stolz. Additionally, since graduating I have studied improvisation in Brattleboro, Vermont with Chris Weisman.
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