Music lessons on instruments including flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello, and string bass.
Get your dose of music even if you're not playing in band or orchestra.
We offer virtual lessons with all of our available teachers, as well as, in-person distanced lessons for Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion, Guitar, and Ukulele. All in-person lessons must follow COVID guidelines.
Packages built to fit your needs and schedule.
Single (trial) lessons for $30 per half-hour or $60 for full-hour.
4-packs of half-hour lessons for $115, full-hour 4-packs for $230.
15-week semester of half-hour lessons for $400, full-hour semesters for $800.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-723-0794 with any questions or to set up an initial lesson time.
Emma began playing the flute at the age of 5 when her mother enrolled her in a group flute class at the local community center. Over the past nearly 20 years of flute playing, she has had the opportunity to perform around the country and around the world in Australia, Germany, the Czech Republic, DR Congo, and the Philippines.
In addition to performing in orchestras and other chamber ensembles, Emma enjoys helping students discover their own love of music. She believes music adds happiness and beauty to life.
Emma is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance. Her love of music has led her to continue her studies as a graduate student of Dr. Tadeu Coelho at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Margaret Sloyer strives to communicate the simple joy of making music to her students, drawing upon her extensive background in piano and utilizing the flute as her primary instrument. Originally from North Carolina, Margaret began studying piano privately at age six, and flute at age eleven.
Ms. Sloyer attended the Mannes School of Music in New York City, where she received a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance (2020). She completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance at the University of Colorado Boulder, graduating with highest honors (2018). Margaret is a versatile performer; she has appeared as principal flute and piccolo with the Mannes Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center, and in contemporary chamber groups at The Stone in New York City.
In high school, Ms. Sloyer won numerous North Carolina competitions in both flute and piano. During her time at CU Boulder, she was honored to continue her studies in piano under the tutelage of Dean Emeritus Daniel Sher. Ms. Sloyer’s primary flute teachers include Christina Jennings, Judith Mendenhall, and Debra Reuter-Pivetta.
Originally from Athens, Georgia, Liam Franco studied with numerous faculty at the University of Georgia for clarinet and saxophone during his years in middle school. After placing in GMEA All-State/All-District bands for both clarinet and saxophone, and attending the UGA Summer Music Institute, he relocated to Winston-Salem, NC, to attend the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) High School to study saxophone performance with Dr. Robert Young. Liam continued into college at UNCSA where he is currently studying for a Bachelors of Music in Saxophone Performance. Liam enjoys performing with the UNCSA Wind Ensemble, Nu Ensemble, Reed Quintet, and Saxophone Quartet.
Anthony Lacivita is a freelance trumpet player and current Graduate student at UNC School of the Arts, studying under the direction of Dave Dash, former member of the Presidents Own Marine Corps Band. Anthony received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from Gardner Webb University under the direction of the world famous orchestral trumpet player, Tim Hudson, and received annual masterclasses from the former principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony, Charles Schlueter. In addition to working on a Master’s Degree in trumpet performance, he is also teaching privately at Separk Music, performing as a local musician in the triad area at various churches, retirement homes, and special events, and preparing for professional orchestral and military band auditions.
Bruce Brewster is a third-year undergraduate music student at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He enjoys playing in the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Nutcracker Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, Horn Ensemble, and the Cornichon Wind Quintet. He has been teaching horn at Separk Music since September 2016. His primary horn teacher is Dr. Maria Serkin, and his favorite performance so far was Beauty and The Beast with the Lexington Youth Theater.
Devin recently graduated from St.Olaf College where he studied Instrumental Music Education, this fall he’ll start his Masters in Trombone performance at UNCSA studying with John Ilika. Devin has performed around the country with the St. Olaf Band, as well as playing in multiple collegiate orchestras and Jazz ensembles. Apart from playing, Devin has taught in music classrooms from elementary through the collegiate level and found that no matter what where students are in their musical journey there is always more to learn. In Devin’s opinion the trombone is the greatest instrument, ever, and will work with each student to help them progress in technique and ability no matter the level while striving to keep music fun and exciting, as it should be.
Elijah Van Camp-Goh is a college freshman at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he is studying trombone on a full scholarship. He has experience playing in many kinds of ensembles and is well versed in both trombone and euphonium technique. In addition, he has spent a couple years teaching young kids as a math tutor in his hometown of Wilmington, NC. In his free time, Elijah enjoys playing tennis, making computer music, and playing video games.
Austin Martin is a Winston-Salem based classical and contemporary percussionist. Austin began studying percussion at the age of 11, and it’s been his driving force ever since. Only a year after learning his way around the basic three areas of study; timpani, snare drum, and mallet percussion, Austin was able to place in various local and out of state competitions. By the age of 14, he had already performed in every major state of the East Coast, from cities like Miami FL, all the way too Rochester, NY. After turning 16 he was accepted into the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he began studying with John R. Beck- a world renowned classical percussionist. After going through his high school arts conservatory training, he graduated the program in 2017 with a focus in Classical Percussion Performance. This same year he was accepted into Berklee School of Music, where artists like John Mayor, Charlie Puth, Quincy Jones, and Steve Vai earned their performance degrees. After a short period of deliberation he decided to stay at UNCSA, and is now in his sixth year of training at the conservatory, graduating in 2021 with a Bachelor's Degree in Classical Percussion Performance. His other areas of work are in artistic fabrication, visual art, and sculpture.
Jose Olea Vico grew up in Winston Salem, N.C., and began playing the violin in 6th grade through the orchestra classes offered in middle school. After years of orchestra classes and self-instruction, he auditioned and was accepted into UNCSA’s High School program to study with Kevin Lawrence. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at East Carolina University, studying with Ara Gregorian and Hye-Jin Kim for a year of undergraduate study. In the fall of 2017 he transferred back to UNCSA to continue work on his Bachelor’s degree with Professor Lawrence, and Ulrich Eichenauer. In 2019 Jose attended the Richard Luby Violin Symposium at UNC Chapel Hill where he performed in a masterclass for Aaron Berofsky.
Blake Kitayama is a member of the de Sterke Quartet as part of the Chrysalis Chamber Music Institute. As an orchestral musician he has recorded for Navano Records and played in the Jackson Symphony and Huntsville Symphony. He first began teaching as an undergrad, working with young chamber groups, and recently participated in Suzuki training.
Blake earned a Bachelor of Music from Vanderbilt University under the instruction of Felix Wang and is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with Brooks Whitehouse.
Debbie graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Piedmont Bible College. She has been teaching piano for about 40 years. Around 1/3 of the years have also been with Separk Music. Some of her students have performed in the North Carolina Federation Music Clubs Festival. Debbie is a member of the Winston-Salem Piano Teachers Association.
Beatrice Serban, age 24, was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia. She began her music studies at age three, starting with violin and switching to piano at age eight. She was accepted into the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 8th grade, finishing her high school education there. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Washington Adventist University. Beatrice is an active chamber musician, and has been part of the Winston-Salem Youth Symphony and the New England Youth Ensemble, where she has performed on both the harpsichord and piano. She attended Port City Music Festival in 2018, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in 2012 and 2017, and Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival in 2013. She has also participated in master classes for pianists such as Ann Schein, Rebecca Penneys, Anne Epperson, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Dmitri Shteinberg, Eric Larsen, Allison Gagnon, Awadagin Pratt, and Richard Goode, and in 2018, she won second place in the E R Davis Piano Competition. Her past teachers have included Lorena Niacsu, Dr. Young Im Lee, Clifton Matthews, Irena Orlov, Dr. Artur Aksenov, Dr. Mark DiPinto, and Dr. Dmitri Shteinberg.
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