Piano Teachers

Gjinovefa Sako

Available Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Sat.

Gjinovefa Sako is both a distinguished performer and an experienced piano teacher. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Tirana, Albania with the highest honors and her performances have been broadcast on National Television.

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Fairouz El-Bayoumi Foty

Available Mon., Fri. & Sat.

Fairouz El-Bayoumi Foty received her Bachelor Degree in Music and Africana Studies from Lafayette College in 2011 and then continued her studies at Westminster Choir College, where she earned a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy with a Performance emphasis. As a trained opera singer she has studied with Carlos Cesar Rodriguez for more than ten years and debuted with Carol Opera Company as Micaela in Carmen.

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Joan Cushing

Available Sunday

Joan Cushing, a former elementary school teacher and cabaret performer, is best known for her political satirical revue Mrs. Foggybottom & Friends, which opened in 1986 at New Playwrights Theatre, and moved to the Omni-Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., where it ran for 10 hit years -- and four years on the road, including performances at Don’t Tell Mama and The Triad in NYC. Also in New York, she performed her solo nightclub act Lady Sings the News! at the Ballroom, filling in for Blossom Dearie, appeared in Gary Trudeau’s Tanner for President series on HBO, directed by Robert Altman, and studied musical theatre writing at the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop with Lehman Engel and Maury Yeston.

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Nathaniel Aguilar

Available Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri.

Nathaniel is a percussion teacher and performer, born and raised in Maryland. He was classically trained in Percussion and earned his Bachelor's degree in Music Performance from Stetson University 2006. 

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Stephen Baker

Available Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat. & Sun.

Stephen Baker studied music at Western Michigan University before moving to the DC area to pursue a career as a professional gigging musician. He plays piano, bass, guitar and drums with a number of local bands. 

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Andrew Frankhouse

Available Mon., Wed., & Sat.

Aside from being an in-demand jazz saxophonist in the D.C. area, Andrew has extensive teaching experience; in 2010 he was hired to create a new 5-12th grade music program for the Innovation Academy Charter School in Tyngsboro, MA.

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Mandy Brown

Available Sun. & Thurs.

Mandy Brown is an active teacher and performer in the Washington DC Metro Area. She teaches a variety of musical genres including classical, musical theater, pop, jazz, and gospel. In addition to teaching, Mandy has an active operatic career. 

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Brock Holmes

Available Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri. & Sat.

Brock Holmes has performed and taught in the DC area for more than 30 years. His expertise covers a wide range of musical styles including classical, jazz, folk, and rock.

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Sean Carpenter

Available Sat.

Sean Carpenter is a professional pianist and vocalist, new to the Washington, D.C. area. Sean received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education in 2013 from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, where he focused on vocal performance, pedagogy, and piano.

Sean has experience working with musicians of all ages and experience levels, and his expertise spans several different genres and styles including; musical theater, audition prep, pop, rock, and classical. Sean also has proficiency with guitar and ukulele. He is a seasoned performer and has worked on more than 30 different shows, concerts, and events. Sean worked for the past four years at the Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, NY, as a teacher, administrator, musical director, and performer for their educational and artistic programming.