Joe Harding – Bass
Joe studied at the University of Maine majoring in music performance. He is well versed in many styles, and is enthusiastic to share his knowledge of the bass with his students. From the very beginner to the advanced student Joe can help you out.
Scot Gelzinis – Guitar
Scot has been teaching locally for the last 12 years. Scot’s down to earth, hands on teaching approach has produced positive results in the beginner and intermediate student. Specializing in current and classic rock, acoustic, and electric, Scot believes that establishing and iterest level is key to the developing the student’s individual playing style.
He can be seen performing as the lead guitarest in the hard rock band FORMIDABLE, and the acoustic duo THE TRI CITY ALMIGHTY.
Jim Dozet – Guitar
Jim is passionate about performing and teaching alike. He is as serious and dedicated to his students development as a guitar player and musician as he is his own. Music has allowed Jim the ability to make a career out of doing something he loves. This is something tries to share and convey to each and every one of his students from the hobbyist to the aspiring professional.
Ed Mitchell – Woodwind, Brass
With over 40 years of professional teaching experience, Ed studied at The University of Lowell before receiving his Bachelor of Music degree from Eastern Nazarene College in Wollaston Mass.
Taylor O’Donnell, a Colorado native, is a contemporary vocalist who mainly uses her roots in classical vocal performance, musical theater, jazz, folk and R&B. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University, and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Miami.
Taylor is proud to have held a voice studio, teaching from ages 4 to 75, in Michigan and Miami for over 7 years. Along with teaching at UM, she was a Professor of Jazz Voice at Miami Dade College for the last two years. In addition to teaching contemporary and classical voice, as well as technique, she is available for composition and piano lessons, music theory tutoring, and All-State preparation.
Eric Klaxton – Piano/Keyboard
Eric’s appreciation for music spans not only decades, but centuries. He not only has studied, but can teach classical repetoire, jazz standards and improvisation, as well as pop music (anything from the beatles to present day hiphop).
Rebecca Adams – Violin
She started playing the violin at the age of seven by participating in her local school music program. Rebecca is the newest addition to our lesson staff.
Matt Lister – Guitar
Matt graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelors Degree in music performance for classical guitar. While his specialty lies in playing and performing classical music, Matt is also an accomplished Finger Style, Celtic, and folk player as well, making him adept with both nylon and steel string acoustic guitars.
Chris Thurston – Drums
Seacoast musician Chris Thurston has been researching the art of versatility in drumming for the past ten years. Having studied a multitude of styles including rock, blues, funk and jazz/afro-cuban under longtime mentor Craig Fahey, he has continued to further himself in the styles of reggae, punk, country, metal and jungle drum’n’bass.
Michael Walsh – Drums
Michael Walsh is a fantastic teacher/performer here on the seacoast. Mike come from over tens years of teaching experience from the Bell Center here in Dover. He is well versed in many styles of music, and is one of the most sought after drummers in the area. Mike is a welcomed new addition to the Ear Craft lesson Staff.
Dan Walker – 5 String Banjo
Dan Walker, has been touring the country on his brand of Americana Roots Music with and without his band for almost 15 years. He is currently available for Banjo, Mandolin, and Guitar instruction here at Ear Craft Music. He has opened up for songwriters such as Martin Sexton, Livingston Taylor, Mark Erelli and many others around New England. Dan’s latest album ‘Beautiful’ reviewed as “A sharp, poignant, and a foot-stompin’, head-shakin’ frenzy bundled up into the confines of a single compact disc”. Dan is endorsed by Yamaha Acoustic Guitars. Visit his website to learn more about his album releases and regular performing schedule.
Zachary Onett began playing the piano in middle school because he wanted to sing pop songs and play classical music. His grandmother bought him a little electronic keyboard and soon after, all of his time and interest became enveloped by the instrument. He spent countless hours learning piece after piece. In high school, he continued to study classical music but he also played piano in the school’s jazz band. At around the same time, he began playing keyboards in rock bands of different genres. Zach has always enjoyed writing his own music. He’s a graduate of the University of New Hampshire School of Music where he studied classical piano and composition. In 2010 and 2011 he was a recipient of the Raitt-Wilson Scholarship for Piano Performance and the John Henry Hanhisalo Music Scholarship. He enjoys playing music that ranges in style from Jazz and Rock to Classical and Pop. In teaching, he strives to support his student’s individual creativity and love of music and is happy to provide lessons in the areas of piano performance and music theory/composition!