Mariah Bondy received her BM in Music Education from Nazareth College, and has been teaching privately for four years. She enjoys performing as a professional cellist throughout her community, and is also a member of the Greater Rochester Women’s Philharmonic. She specializes in beginning to advanced cello instruction, as well as beginning to intermediate violin and viola instruction. Teaching music has become Mariah’s passion, and she is excited to share her gift with students of all ages.
Lauren Beikirch has been teaching privately and performing professionally on violin for over 10 years. She received her BM in Music Education from Nazareth College and teaches Orchestra and violin/viola lessons for grades 4-6 in the Victor Central School District. Lauren specializes in intermediate to advanced violin and viola, as well as beginning cello. As a professional musician, Lauren enjoys playing all styles of music from classical to rock, fiddle to funk, and is eager to teach different styles of music to her students. She is a member of the Penfield Symphony Orchestra, the Greater Rochester Women's Philharmonic, and she performs with a variety of local Top 40/cover bands as a violinist and vocalist.
Nancy S. Petrie is the 7th grade chorus and 8th grade chorus, Girls’ Chorale and Middlemen director at Canandaigua Middle School where she also directs the school musical. She teaches vocal lessons at Canandaigua Academy as part of her teaching duties. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education degree and graduate hours from Central Michigan University with a major in vocal music and a minor in theatre and dramatic arts, and a Master of Science in Education degree from Elmira College. She also teaches voice privately and is a NYSSMA voice adjudicator. Nancy has been guest conductor of several All-State and All-County choruses in New York State. She is a member of NYSSMA, NAfME, ACDA, and Kappa Delta Pi Education Honorary. Prior to teaching for Canandaigua City Schools, she taught in Penn Yan Schools for 11 years and also taught in Michigan. Nancy has also been a performer and soloist in musicals, cabarets, and concerts at the community and professional level.
John holds a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and has been teaching for over 33 years. In addition to teaching, he performs in an acoustic music group and has been doing so for over 39 years. John offers banjo and harmonica lessons at Mobile Music and has a "play along" approach. He has been teaching at Mobile Music since 2008.
Dave holds a Masters Degree in Music Performance and is a NYS Certified teacher where he taught for 8 years. He has been playing musical instruments for over 30 years including drum set, vibraphone and pan drums, and has been performing in the Rochester, Buffalo and Finger Lakes region for five years. Dave offers percussion lessons for every level. Dave has been teaching privately for over 10 years and encompasses an upbeat, enthusiastic performance based style.
Jason offers percussion lessons at Mobile Music. He has been teaching for over 20 years and enjoys teaching young children as well as adults. Jason studied Rudimental Drumming under Tom Foote and Eric MacNeil. His experience entails serving for 10 years as the Assistant Director of the NCS Marching Band. He has written scores for high school marching and Scottish marching.
Dennis brings 20 years of teaching experience to Mobile Music. He offers guitar lessons that encompasses a variety of styles such as classical, jazz, folk, plectrum, finger style, and rock. He caters to children of all ages, adults and all experience levels. Dennis earned his BA, MM and DMA in classical guitar performance and literature. His other training includes Music Theory, Music Composition and Improvisation.
Robert has been offering lessons at Mobile Music for 16 years and caters to both beginners and advanced students. His teaching draws from a lifetime of experience as a performer, educator, arranger, director and studio musician. He was guitarist with the Proclaim worship team at Crosswinds Wesleyan Church for five years and served as music director for a number of special holiday musical dramatic presentations. As a member of the Music Department faculty of Finger Lakes Community College from 1984-1998, Robert taught guitar, bass guitar and directed the Guitar Workshop, Performance Classes and Jazz Band. He was the bassist and assistant to the Conductor for the Finger Lakes Concert Band and also contractor and accompanist with the popular summer Broadway concert series by the Finger Lakes Chorale. Robert spent a decade as a touring musician, performing with rock, jazz, blues and show bands all over the US and Canada.
Gregg Christiansen, a native of the Finger Lakes Region, is a composer, pianist, and guitarist with degrees from Oklahoma City University (B.M.) and the University of Oklahoma (M.M.).His background entails teaching at the University of Oklahoma, Saied Music Company, Cayuga Community College, Hobart & William Smith Colleges and Finger Lakes Community College. Gregg teaches piano lessons weekly at Mobile Music. His teaching style encompasses a blend of traditional theory and more fun techniques like playing duets with his students and sight reading.
Stephanie offers piano, bassoon and oboe lessons at Mobil Music. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and has over 10 years teaching experience. She has accompanied multiple choirs around the Rochester area including the Harmonics at Genesee Country Village and Museum. Currently, she is the piano accompanist at First United Methodist Church in Newark. In addition to performing on piano, Stephanie is a member of various bands and orchestras in the Rochester area.
Dave is an Eastman School of Music graduate who has been teaching since 1968. After a 33 year career in public school music as well as an owner of an advertising and production company, he has settled in with us at Mobile Music teaching motivated students at all age levels. He specializes in learning to sight read as well as preparing students for upper level NYSSMA and audition scenarios.
Dave strongly believes in the whole student and learning for learning’s sake. This he tries to instill in every individual. His students have earned first chairs in organizations such as Wayne and Ontario All County Bands as well as Hochstein Wind Ensemble, Area All State, All State and All Eastern positions.
Since joining Mobile Music, his students have gone on to such prestigious colleges as the Eastman School of Music, Manhattan School of Music and SUNY Potsdam.
Mobile Music offers fun, professional and affordable lessons on all instruments including piano, keyboard, string, percussion, band and more. Learn from our experienced instructors who are dedicated to assisting you with your musical goals.
Mobile Music 163 South Main Street-Canandaigua, NY 14424 (585) 394-0296
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