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.
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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.
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.
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.
Kennedy Graves is a college junior from Cincinnati, Ohio. She discovered the violin and started playing the instrument at the age of 3, initially studying with UNCSA alumna Diana LeGrand. During her elementary years she participated in numerous Suzuki violin summer programs in Virginia, working with several different violin instructors. When she was accepted into Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts in the eighth grade, she resumed private lessons with Ms. LeGrand. Kennedy has performed in master classes given by Midori Gotō and Hillary Hahn. She participated in the Ohio Music Education Association’s annual competition, earning the highest rating each year for five consecutive years, won the prestigious Corbett Mayerson Competition, and served as the concertmaster of the state ranked SCPA Chamber Orchestra. This past summer she toured the Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. region as a member of the Pan American Chamber Orchestra, performing with Ms. LeGrand. Kennedy has greatly enjoyed playing chamber music as a member of several string quartets over the past several years. She is extremely grateful to all of the violin teachers who have helped shape her musical growth.
Keely Reitman began playing violin at age 13 and viola at 15 through a middle school orchestra program. Since then, she has taught private violin and viola lessons for 5 years and served as a teaching assistant to Katharine Anderson at Highlands Middle School. Keely has been graced with the opportunity to serve as concertmaster with the Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia, Highlands High School Chamber Orchestra; and played with other orchestras, such as the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, Kentucky Commonwealth All-State Orchestra, All National Honors Ensemble Symphony, and many more throughout her career. She has studied under Katharine Anderson, Toby Goldstien, Rachel Lee, Stacey Woolley, and currently studies with Kevin Lawrence at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Keely is so excited to meet you and share the gift of the world that is music.
Jake Anderson is a third-year undergraduate cellist at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). Originally from Idaho, Jake's musical interest began in the Boise High School Chamber Orchestra and Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. He has been fortunate to have many mentors share their time and talent with him, including Dr. Brooks Whitehouse, Dr. Brian Hodges, Laurel Talley, and conductors Robert Franz and Jen Drake.
Jake is a chamber music enthusiast, and most recently, participated in the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. In the summer of 2020, Jake performed in a string quartet benefit concert for the Sphinx Organization and Equal Justice Initiative. He has been in multiple UNCSA productions including The Nutcracker and La Clemenza di Tito, and has taken master classes from Matt Haimovitz, Stéphane Tétreault and Raman Ramakrishnan.
At UNCSA, Jake serves as a resident assistant in the college dorms and a teaching assistant for the second-year music history course. When Jake's away from school, you can find him whitewater kayaking, skiing, mountain biking or trail running.
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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