Piano and Keyboard Lessons

City Music has piano and keyboard lessons for all ages, and for any level. Children are often ready for piano lessons as young as age five – a trial lesson with one of our teachers can help determine readiness. Our teachers are highly qualified to teach children to adults, beginner to advanced levels; they make learning fun and rewarding. As with all of our music lessons, piano students are encouraged to participate in one of our “judgement free” recitals to demonstrate their progress.

Voice & Piano Instructor Marcie Loiselle
Voice & Piano Instructor Marcie Loiselle

Marcie Loiselle

Expertise: Piano, Voice

Studio Location: Gardner & Leominster

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978-630-3620 (Gardner)

978-534-8989 (Leominster)

A graduate of Fitchburg State University, Marcie Loiselle has been teaching music at several area public schools since 2004.  Marcie has been at City Music’s Lesson studios since 2009, teaching students of all ages piano and voice,  skills such as music theory, pedagogy, proper technique and how to read music.    In 2006 she founded ACT 1 Productions, a private children’s theater company that specializes in full-scale musical productions and fun, educational theater workshops in school and community settings

Nathan Samulak
Violinist Nathan Samulak

Nathan Samulak

Expertise: Piano, Violin, Viola

Studio Location: Leominster

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Nathan Samulak received his Bachelor of Arts in music from Wayne State University where he studied classical violin with Dr. Laura Roelofs.

As an educator, Nathan utilizes many aspects of the Suzuki Talent Education Method stressing the importance of ear training, artistic expression and proper physical technique. Nathan’s experience in the classical tradition as well as contemporary genres allows him to expose students to a variety of musical styles, while maintaining a strong foundation of classical technique.  READ MORE

Click Read more about JakeExpertise: Trumpet, Piano, Sitar

Studio Location: Gardner and Leominster

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Gardner: 978-630-3620

Leominster: 978-534-8989

Jacob has received Bachelor’s in Music with a concentration in Music Technology from Franklin Pierce University.  He has since pursued teaching as a career, as a substitute in the Gardner School system, and as a Special Education Paraprofessional at J.R. Briggs Elementary School in Ashburnham, MA.  He has been teaching at the City Music Lesson Studios in Gardner since 2013.  He enjoys teaching all ages, all abilities.  READ MORE

Joanna Katzen
Performing Songwriter Joanna Katzen

Joanna Katzen

Expertise: Piano, Voice, Guitar

Studio Location: Gardner & Leominster

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978-630-3620 (Gardner)

978-534-8989 (Leominster)

Joanna holds a bachelor’s degree from the Berklee College of Music where she studied performance and songwriting. Graduating summa cum laude, Joanna has a firm footing in Berklee’s core curriculum including contemporary music theory. Her main instrument is voice, and she was privileged to study both voice and guitar with some of Berklee’s most outstanding teachers.

Joanna brings with her over a decade of performance experience both in the US and abroad. She has performed in various sized ensembles and choirs, and as a solo and duo performing-songwriter act. READ MORE

Professional cellist Laurie StrubbeLaurie Strubbe

Expertise: Cello, Violin, Paino

Studio Location: Leominster

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Leominster: 978-534-8989

Laurie brings years of professional cello performance and instruction to the City Music Lesson Studios. Ms. Strubbe has a Masters in Music Education, and is a certified Suzuki Instructor.  She has taught at the Thayer Community Music, and performed with the Thayer Symphony and the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra.

Lou Valentino
Professional instructor and performer
Lou Valentino

Lou Valentino

Expertise: Piano, Voice, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

Studio Location: Leominster

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Lou Valentino has been teaching since 1988.  While his lessons cover music basics, Lou keeps the lessons uplifting and fun.  His students have ranged from age 6 to 76, beginner to intermediate.  READ MORE