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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.

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  • Registration

    After school music lessons for students in Kindergarten may begin at 3:00PM and 3:30PM for all other grades.

    Students in grades 1-5 may schedule lessons during lunch or free periods as the student's and teachers schedule allows.

    Students in grades 6-8 may schedule lessons during lunch/TAP and after school beginning at 3:30PM.

    Students in grades 9-12 may schedule lessons during lunch, free periods, or after school.

    The registration deadline for the 2019-2020 school year is October 1, 2019.
  • Private Music Lessons

    The Music School at Bryn Mawr offers students in kindergarten–grade 12 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 Rate

    Annual FeeLength
    $1,04030 minute lessons
    $1,46045 minute lessons
    $1,88060 minute lessons
  • Lower School Strings Scholarship

    The Music School offers a need-based scholarship to Bryn Mawr Lower School students in kindergarten–grade 5. The scholarship covers a majority of the cost of one year of 30-minute beginner private lessons on the violin or cello. We are no longer accepting applications for 2019-2020. If you would like information about this scholarship for future years, please contact Todd Twining, Music School Director 

  • 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.
  • 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, 2019. 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 daughter is a Bryn Mawr student, Music School charges will appear on your November school bill.


  • Lessons begin: Sept. 3, 2019
  • Trial period ends: Sept. 24, 2019
  • Payment due: Dec. 1, 2019

Areas of Study

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

String Ensembles

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


Todd Harrison Twining
Music School Director 
410.323.8800 x1270

Dr. Alyson Shirk
Director of Arts
410.323.8800 x1688

Summer Lessons at Bryn Mawr Music School!

If you are interested in summer lessons, we will offer blocks of 4, 6, or 8 summer lessons tailored to your summer schedule. Please contact the Music School Director for more information.

Teacher Biographies

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  • Brigitte Mungo - Voice

    Brigitte Bellini Mungo is a professional voice instructor and award-winning soprano, with over 25 years of teaching experience at the university level.
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  • Christine Kim - Piano

    The Leipziger Volkszeitung has hailed Christine Kim’s playing as “engaging and expressively colorful.” Dr. Kim made her first major piano debut at the age of fourteen in New York City’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Since then, her performances have spanned international venues including halls in France, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Russia.
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  • Eric D'Alessandro - Violin

    Violist Eric D’Alessandro has performed throughout the United States and Canada in chamber ensembles and as a soloist as a member of a variety of groups, including the Atlas String Quartet, Capstone String Quartet, Chamber Encounters and Druid City Ensemble.
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  • Joelle Arnhold - Violin/Viola

    Joelle Arnhold has appeared as a featured artist at the Kennedy Center, Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, and the Rome Chamber Music Festival.
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  • Jorge Amaral - Guitar

    Mr. Jorge Amaral has been described by Alirio Diaz as a “brilliant figure of the classical guitar”. Since winning the very prestigious Fernando Sor International Guitar Competition in 2000, Mr. Amaral has established himself among the international concert performers of classical guitar. He has toured widely as a soloist, chamber musician, juror and masterclass teacher throughout Europe, the USA, Mexico, Israel, Cyprus and Kazakhstan. Graduate of the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome as well as the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, he earned two masters degrees and a Graduate Performance Degrees in classical guitar.
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  • Mia Pomerantz-Amaral - Guitar

    Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Mia Pomerantz-Amaral was accepted to the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem at the age of 12 to study classical guitar with Department Chair Irit Even-Tov. Two years later she was the recipient of the Keren-Sharett Merit scholarship, an Israeli-American Cultural Foundation Scholarship Prize. She performed as soloist and chamber musician, and was chosen to perform before members of the Knesset, the Israel parliament.
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  • Noël Veihmeyer - Voice

    Noël Veihmeyer is a lifelong lover of music. Having studied and taught on 3 continents, she finds great joy in pursuing and incorporating music of many cultures in her performance and instruction. She teaches voice and piano, incorporating the elements of music literacy (theory, ear-training, sight-reading, historical/cultural context, and interpretation) into every lesson. She specializes in audition preparation, having adjudicated auditions across the country, including MD Senior All-State Choir, local theatres, and classical competitions.
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  • April Studeny - Cello

    April Studeny is originally from Salem, Oregon. She studied cello at the University of Oregon, and received a master's in Music Performance from the University of Michigan.
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  • Noelle Lipa - Woodwind Specialist

    Woodwind Specialist Noelle Presby Lipa holds a Master of Music from The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Music from Florida Atlantic University.
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  • Kathrin Murray - Guitar

    Guitarist Kathrin Murray is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. She holds a master's degree from the Peabody Conservatory, where she studied with Julian Gray.
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  • Seungmin Chung - Piano

    Seungmin Chung, Ph.D., a native of Seoul, Korea, has been teaching piano for almost twenty years.
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  • Lori Peters - Harp

    Lori Peters has been the harp instructor at The Bryn Mawr School for over 25 years. She received her bachelor of arts degree from The College of Notre Dame of Maryland and spent many years continuing her harp studies with Jeanne Chalifoux.
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  • Carol Reid - Piano

    Carol Reid has been teaching piano for 29 years. She graduated from Towson State University with a bachelor's degree in music literature, where she studied with Jane Tan and Katherine Merani.
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  • Todd Twining - Piano

    Todd Harrison Twining is Music Faculty at The Bryn Mawr School and Director of our Music School lessons program.
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  • Daniel Weiser - Piano

    Daniel Weiser has a doctorate in Piano/Chamber Music from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Samuel Sanders and Robert MacDonald.
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  • Jane Wilbur - Piano

    Jane Wilbur earned her bachelor's degree at Marlboro College in Vermont, and her master's degree in Music Therapy from New York University.
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  • Katy Stevens - Voice

    Katy Stevens has been singing practically her entire life. She studied with Dennison University's Stephanie Henkle throughout middle and high school and with Dr. Mary Schiller as a vocal performance major at the University of Akron.
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  • Alec Hiller - Double Bass

    A Baltimore native, Alec Hiller met the bass at age nine. Studying with Paul Johnson in the years that followed, he continued this relationship as an undergraduate at the Peabody Conservatory, where he would also study with National Symphony bassist Ira Gold.
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