Exploring Piano Options for Beginning Students

Music for Every Age
City Music offers piano and keyboard lessons for all ages
Click here to meet our piano teachers.

Many families take the opportunity of the holiday season’s great pricing on keyboards to prepare their child for piano lessons.  The path to the best option can be confusing.  We have listed important factors to consider when choosing a keyboard for your family:  Continue reading “Exploring Piano Options for Beginning Students”

What’s So Good About Learning Music?

Guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo, mandolin lessons
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Guitar Lessons, Bass Lessons,
Ukulele, Banjo, or Mandolin Lessons
Click here for Piano Lessons
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Piano Lessons

Studies show learning music is beneficial and Fun for all ages.

For school children, music lessons can improve their:

  • Reading skills
  • Verbal skills,
  • Memory recall
  • Math scores
Reach your dreams with lessons
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Voice, Drama,
Ear Training, or Harmony Lessons
Click here for violin, viola lessons
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Cello, Violin or Viola Lessons

Teens enjoy sharing music –  it opens the doors for better cultural understanding and tolerance. Music instruction during youth is known to:

  • ~ Improve SAT score averages
  • ~ Boost creative skills valuable for work life success

Adults find playing an instrument – re-visiting the band instrument of their youth, or learning the instrument of their dreams – can be a great stress reliever.  Music lessons as an emotional outlet can reduce ‘job burnout’.

Click here for Drum or Percussion Lessons
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Drum or Percussion Lessons

Seniors enjoy playing and sharing music with friends.  Music lessons can help avoid age-related memory loss, but can also help elders cope with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other similar diseases.

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Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone or Trumpet Lessons

City Music’s Lesson Studios in Gardner and Leominster host the areas most qualified, experienced instructors.

Our teachers offers their expertise and love of music tailored to YOUR interest, YOUR pace, YOUR goals.

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City Music Welcomes Joanna Katzen

Joanna Katzen
Performing Songwriter Joanna Katzen. For more about Joanna Click here

Performing Songwriter Joanna Katzen is teaching at our Gardner Lesson Studios

We are so pleased to have Joanna join City Music. She is a Berklee College of Music graduate with great teaching experience. She has taught privately and in workshops, and has performed professionally. Her passion for music will inspire you.


 Ms. Katzen welcomes students of all ages for:

  • Voice lessons

  • Piano lessons

  • Guitar lessons, including:

Contemporary, folk, finger-style and beginning classical

Joanna’s music skills are perfect for any level student. Whether your music interest is new or your are re-visiting a favorite pastime, Ms. Katzen tailors her lessons to suit your preferences.  She will make your musical efforts a success.

Call City Music Gardner now to be included in Joanna’s schedule.




City Music’s New Violin Instructor

Nathan Samulak
Nathan Samulak offers lessons at the City Music Lesson Studios in Leominster.  Click Here to meet Nathan.

City Music Welcomes Nathan Samulak

to their Leominster Music Studios

Nathan has a BA in Music and has been performing and teaching violin and viola professionally since 2001.

We are really excited to have Nathan at our studios.  Just re-located from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Nathan arrives with many accolades from his teaching there.  He is an engaging person that quickly puts students of all ages at ease.  He plays a variety of styles including world fusion and classical, and is happy to gear his lessons toward the student’s musical interests.  Nathan also offers lessons in the Suzuki method for students as young as age four.

Beginning students of all ages OR students of any age that want to pick up their violin again – Nathan can get you playing!

Nathan will be offering studio hours beginning in September.

Call now, to sign up!

10th Anniversary & Back-toSchool Bash

10th Anniversary  & Back-to-School Bash

Saturday, September 14th, 11 -5pm

City Music Celebrates 10 Years with a

FREE CONCERT & Tailgate Party

at 17 Sack Blvd  Leominster

Grand PRIZE Drawings
Free burgers, hot dogs and CAKE!

Back to School deals store-wide
Meet n Greet City Music Instructors
Test Drive Fender’s new USB Guitar

Concert line-up will include performances by:

    • Ken Macy (WMA winner)
    • Andy Cummings (WMA winner)
    • Johnny Romance & the City Boys
    • Mark Frederick Fisher (WMA winner)
    • Captain Chris Coombs
    • City Music’s Catching Rhythm
    • and more TBA   

Enter City Music’s Drawing to win great prizes:

  • A Fender acoustic guitar ($199 value)
  • A FREE month of music lessons ($88 value)
  • A Bull Run Restaurant gift certificate ($50 value)
  • And other brand name instruments TBA

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If you bring back-to-school supply items for the City Music School Supply Drive  for the Salvation Army  you’ll get a free City Music folder  and an additional entry to  City Music’s Drawing!


Discounts and Back to School deals will be available at either location.

Concert, party, giveaways and drawings to be held at the Leominster location only.

Rain Date: Sunday September 15th







City Music Staff at the WMA

2013 Worcester Music AwardsCongratulations to Our

2013 Worcester Music Awards Nominees

Ken Macy


Andy Cummings

Ken Macy‘s newest CD “Outlines” has been nominated for Best CD.   Metronome Magazine’s review says “Over his last five albums, Ken Macy has proven himself to be a diverse and creative songwriter. His newest offering, Outlines is just more proof of his burgeoning talents. Good Stuff! ”  We certainly think so!

Andy Cummings‘ has two nominations: Best CD for his newest collection of work “Backyard Superhero”  and one for Best Solo Acoustic Act.  Andy has been called a ‘human jukebox’.  He is known for a repertoire that spans many generations and genres of music, all done with style.  When he is not teaching guitar lessons at his City Music Studio, he is sure to be performing nearby.

Ken and Andy have received several WMA awards in the past.  Good Luck in 2013!

YOU can get private guitar instruction from either of these great musicians at the City Music Studios.  Call to find out more about their schedules.

See Legendary Stu Hamm at City Music

Stu Ham video from City Music
Click here for Stu’s Signature Bass demo at City Music

At City Music in Leominster on Wednesday, February 27th From 7-9PM

Meet and witness the extraordinary electric bassist, Stu Hamm, at this FREE Clinic made possible by Washburn Guitars.  Stu is renowned for his two handed popping/tapping/slapping techniques that led him to perform and record with legendary guitarists including Steve Vai, Frank Gambale and Joe Satriani.

Check out Stu’s amazing style on this video: of his “Moonlight Sonata” .  You can see why he has been voted the “Best Rock Bassist” and “Best Jazz Bassist” multiple times by industry magazine polls.

On Feb. 27th, Stu will present a solo performance, tell of his techniques and his experiences as a recording artist and performer, and invite questions in an informal setting.  The clinic will be of interest to any musician, bassist or guitar player fascinated with the tapping/slapping sound and technique.  Stu will be available after the performance to greet and sign CD’s.

While registration is not required, reservations are strongly recommended, as space is limited.  THE FIRST 25 people to call 978-534-8989 or email info@citymusiconline.com , will receive priority seating and VIP preference during Stu’s autograph session.

For more info on Stu Hamm and the Stu Hamm Basses visit Washburn Guitars at www.washburn.com

Wow! Here’s a chance of a lifetime – Guitar players or bassists: YOU can jam or receive a private lesson with Stu Hamm.

Stu is offering one on one ½ hour sessions for $50.  Call City Music Leominster 978-534-8989 for times and availability – deadline is Sunday 2/24/13.

City Music Welcomes Saxophone Teacher Charles Langford

Charles Langford - That's Wassup
Nominated for a Grammy in 2008

Charles ‘Chuck’ Langford has immediate openings – saxophone, flute, and clarinet – in the Gardner Lesson Studios.

Applications are being accepted now for lessons in the Leominster Studios; these lessons will begin in October.

Originally from Texarkana, TX, by way of Springfield, MA, Charles L began playing saxophone at the age of nine. Coming out of a musically rich and diverse town, which spawned artists such as Phil Woods, Taj Majal and Avery Sharpe, Charles began his musical training at home with his mother, classical vocalist Mary L. Prior to reading music, with the instruction of Mary, Charles learned his favorite saxophone solos note for note, starting with Paul Desmond’s solo from “A Bridge over Troubled Water.” He began studying with Harvey LaRose, Phil Wood’s saxophone teacher, at 10. Continue reading “City Music Welcomes Saxophone Teacher Charles Langford”