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Music School

Research shows that studying a musical instrument as a child builds synergy between both hemispheres of the brain and enhances verbal ability and mathematical reasoning. The Music School at Bryn Mawr offers a range of group and private lessons, each designed to provide a strong grounding in music while encouraging creativity and fun.


New registration for Fall 2024-2025 is now open! Those interested in signing up for Summer lessons should e-mail Amanda Dame directly at damea@brynmawrschool.org.

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  • The Music School Private Lessons

    The Music School at Bryn Mawr offers students music lessons with exceptional teachers in a range of instruments. Individual lessons, which include opportunities for performance, are available to students at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Private

    Lesson Rates

    Annual FeeLength
    $1,17530 minute lessons
    $1,65245 minute lessons
    $2,08260 minute lessons
  • Peabody Children's Chorus

    We are delighted to announce that the Peabody Children's Chorus will offer two levels of training on the Bryn Mawr Campus for the 2024-2025 School Year: 

    Training Choir (Ages 6-10): Wednesday 3:45-4:45 pm
    Choristers (Ages 10-14): Wednesday 4:45-6:15 pm

    More Information
    For information about auditions and registration, please visit:
    Peabody Children's Chorus at JHU
    Audition Registration

    Questions?  Contact Kathryn Harsha, Chorus Manager
  • Make-Up Policy

    Lessons cancelled by the teacher will be made up. The teacher is not obligated to make up lessons missed by students. Lessons missed because of school closings or special events will be negotiated between teacher and student, but are not to exceed three make-up lessons throughout the year.
    Lessons cancelled by families require 24 hour advance notice, or it will count as a missed lesson.
  • Cancellation Policy

    Once you have registered your child for private music lessons you will have a trial period consisting of three lessons in which to decide whether or not to have him/her continue for the entire school year.

    Registration will be considered final after the trial period and payment will be due in full for all lessons by December 1, 2024. If you choose to cancel during this trial period you will only be responsible for the cost of lessons taken plus the cost of registration.

    If your student attends Bryn Mawr, Music School charges will appear on your November school bill.

    In the event of any failure or delay in the Bryn Mawr Music School’s performance resulting from causes beyond the Music School’s reasonable control and occurring without its fault or negligence, including without limitation, acts of God, fire, epidemic, pandemic, government restrictions, wars, and insurrections, the tuition obligations under this Agreement shall continue and the Music School shall not be liable for any such failure or delay in its performance. The Music School may extend schedules for the time substantially equal to the time lost due to any delay and/or to conduct classes via distance-learning or online learning platforms and/or schedule classes on weekends, at the Music School’s discretion.


  • Lessons begin: Sept. 3, 2024
  • Trial period ends: Sept. 24, 2024
  • Payment due: Dec 1, 2024

Areas of Study

  • Cello
  • Piano
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Flute
  • Violin
  • Guitar
  • Viola
  • Harp
  • Voice
  • Ukulele
  • Double Bass
  • Percussion
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone

String Ensembles

Lower, Middle or Upper School String Ensemble membership is open to Bryn Mawr students. Inquiries about new membership may be directed to Dr. Daniel Levitov, Ensemble Director, at 410-323-8800, ext. 1207 or levitovd@brynmawrschool.org.


Amanda Dame
Music School Director 
410.323.8800 x1270

Teacher Biographies

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  • Jamie An - Cello

    Jaime An, from Saratoga, CA, began cello at 10 under Jihee Kim. She excelled, winning prizes in various competitions. At Northwestern University, she earned degrees in Cello Performance and Psychology. She pursued her Master’s there as a Helen Heim Nichols Scholar. Jaime joined the BSO as Assistant Principal Cellist in 2023.
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  • Joelle Arnhold

    Joelle Arnhold - Violin/Viola

    Joelle Arnhold, a recognized artist, performed at prestigious venues and won significant awards. A Peabody Conservatory alumna, she's a dedicated educator across various institutions, holds multiple degrees, and is affiliated with the American Viola Society. She studied with Victoria Chiang.
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  • Seungmin Chung

    Seungmin Chung - Piano

    Seungmin Chung, Ph.D., from Seoul, has taught piano for 20 years. A Seoul National University graduate, she earned advanced degrees from Peabody Conservatory. Recognized in Korean competitions, she's performed globally and belongs to notable music teacher associations.
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  • Lauren Cohen, Clarinet

    Lauren Cohen, clarinetist and instructor, performs with Maryland Winds and Johns Hopkins Concert Orchestra. She played at Arlington Baptist Church's 2023 Easter Service, attended by VP Kamala Harris. Lauren earned her MA in Instrumental Performance from Morgan State and a BA in Music and Spanish from North Carolina Central University. She teaches clarinet and saxophone at Suitland High School's Arts program in MD.
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  • Amanda Dame

    Amanda Dame - Flute

    Amanda Dame, a Baltimore flutist and educator, serves as the Director of Wind Ensemble at Bryn Mawr. Passionate about community outreach, she's performed at prominent venues in the DMV area, performs with the flute and percussion ensemble Duo Sila, and co-founded the online school Virtual Woodwind Academy. Amanda trained at the Oberlin and Peabody Conservatories and also has a degree in biology.
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  • Greg Herron

    Greg Herron is a passionate educator in classical and jazz, having studied at the University of Miami and the Boston Conservatory. With over three decades of teaching, he has developed curricula for all ages, authored drum methods, and composed pieces for solo percussion, ensembles, and jazz bands. He has significantly contributed to the music community. His students have attended top universities and conservatories, including Temple University, Indiana University, and Shenandoah Conservatory.
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  • Alec Hiller

    Alec Hiller - Double Bass

    Baltimore's Alec Hiller began bass at nine, studied at Peabody Conservatory, and earned a master’s from McGill University. A member of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, his passion extends to mentoring the next generation at institutions like Bryn Mawr School and Morgan State University.
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  • Chisa Kodaka, Violin

    In addition to teaching at The Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Chisa Kodaka joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's second violin section in 2022. She graduated from Rice University with an MM under Kathleen Winkler and holds a Bachelor's from The Juilliard School under Lewis Kaplan. Chisa has performed with major orchestras, including the Houston and St. Louis Symphonies, and participated in prestigious festivals like Tanglewood.
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  • Peter Lander

    Peter Lander - Brass

    For 25 years, Peter Lander has taught and performed in Baltimore and DC. Previously directing bands at Hereford High, he's now at Gilman School. Maintaining a private trumpet studio, he's affiliated with Peabody and OrchKids. A dedicated father, he values family outings.
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  • Kathrin Murray

    Kathrin Murray - Guitar & Ukulele

    Hailing from Honolulu, guitarist Kathrin Murray earned her master's from Peabody Conservatory under Julian Gray. She's a Lamont School alumnus, having studied with Ricardo Iznaola and further trained at Bowdoin Festival and with Gilbert Biberian in England.
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  • Carol Reid

    Carol Reid - Piano

    With 29 years of piano teaching experience, Carol Reid holds a bachelor's in music literature from Towson State University, studying under Jane Tan and Katherine Merani. She's taught at Jordan Kitt, Kunkel Piano, Catonsville Senior Center, and maintains a home studio.
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  • Soyoung Ryoo

    Soyoung Ryoo - Piano

    Soyoung Ryoo balances core musical elements with emotional expression, nurturing communicative musicians. She studied at Yonsei University and Peabody Institute. She rejoined Bryn Mawr Music School in 2021 and was honored with Steinway's Top Teacher Award in 2017.
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  • Michaela Trnkova

    Michaela Trnkova

    Michaela Trnkova, an esteemed international harpist, graduated from Prague and Peabody Conservatories. She's Coordinator at Peabody Preparatory Harp Department, founded the Harp Ensemble, and teaches at renowned institutions. Michaela performs globally, from classical stages to pop venues, and has collaborated with notable figures. She's also actively involved in harp societies.
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  • Todd Twining

    Todd Twining - Piano and Voice

    Todd Harrison Twining is the Music Director at The Bryn Mawr School. Graduating Magna cum laude in Music Performance, he pursued post-graduate studies at the University of St. Thomas. Experienced in teaching all ages.
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  • Noël Veihmeyer

    Noël Veihmeyer - Voice

    Noël Veihmeyer, a passionate music lover, blends global influences in her teaching. An expert in audition preparation, her unique approach garners significant demand. Trained at Wheaton College, she's expanded her pedagogy globally and now enriches Bryn Mawr's community.
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  • Dr. Eleanor Wyche

    Dr. Eleanor Wyche is a seasoned vocal coach with students on Broadway and National Tours. Trained at Morgan State and The Peabody Conservatory, she specializes in auditions and diverse genres. Holding degrees in Music Education, an MBA, and a Ph.D., she's passionate about elevating novice talents.
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