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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 2022-2023 will open May 1st, 2022. Summer Lessons are available for piano and voice lessons. Those interested in signing up for Summer lessons should e-mail Todd Twining directly at twiningt@brynmawrschool.org.

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  • Private Music 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 Rate

    Annual FeeLength
    $1,09030 minute lessons
    $1,53045 minute lessons
    $1,97060 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 2022-2023 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
  • 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 currently accepting applications for 2022-2023. If you would like information about this scholarship for future years, please contact Todd Twining, Music School Director.

    String Scholarship Application
  • 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, 2022. 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.

    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. 6, 2022
  • Trial period ends: Sept. 27, 2022
  • Payment due: Dec. 1, 2022

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.


Todd Harrison Twining
Music School Director 
410.323.8800 x1270

Teacher Biographies

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  • Alec Hiller

    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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  • Allen Branch - Percussion

    Allen Branch is an African American percussionist and is best known as a composer specializing in original Jazz and RnB music. With over four thousand followers and subscribers on Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook, Allen’s content has over fifteen thousand total views since September 2012.
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  • Amanda Dame

    Amanda Dame - Flute

    Amanda Dame is a flutist and educator in Baltimore, MD and has served on the flute faculty of the International School of Music, Camp Encore/Coda, and the Oberlin Flute Academy. With a passion for bringing music to communities throughout Maryland, Amanda is also a Teaching Artist for Arts for Learning Maryland in their summer institute, and has served in the past as the Teaching Artist for the Tapestry Music Program through the Washington Conservatory of Music. She is also the co-founder of Virtual Woodwind Academy, an online summer music academy for adult amateur musicians.
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  • April Studeny

    April Studeny - Cello

    April Chisholm Studeny's music career spans both coasts. First in Eugene, Oregon where she earned a Bachelor of Music from University of Oregon, then a Master of Music degree from University of Michigan.
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  • Brigitte Mungo

    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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  • Carol Reid

    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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  • Christine Kim

    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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  • Daniel Weiser

    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

    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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  • Joelle Arnhold

    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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  • JP Malan

    JP Malan - Cello

    South African cellist, Jacques-Pierre Malan is taking the classical music world by storm with his unparalleled performances, innovative projects, and uncompromising dedication to energizing and uplifting both audiences and musicians alike. His initiatives have landed him on stages across the world from Africa to Europe to the USA. He is currently based in Baltimore Maryland, allowing him access to America’s greatest musicians and performing opportunities. Serving as an ambassador for South African classical musicians within the USA, Malan works tirelessly as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician, as well as a dedicated teacher and program coordinator.
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  • Kathrin Murray

    Kathrin Murray - Guitar & Ukulele

    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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  • Katy Stevens

    Katy Stevens - Voice

    Katy Stevens has been singing practically her entire life. She studied with Denison 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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  • Maia Schmidt

    Maia Schmidt - Violin

    Violinist Maia Schmidt is a well-rounded musician in the performing and teaching contexts. An avid collaborator, Maia performs regularly with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra and in chamber settings. A passionate violin teacher, she approaches teaching holistically, with an emphasis not only on the technical but also the well-being of the student outside of music. Maia believes that giving clear expectations of excellence with a gentle and loving approach is vital in creating balanced students through music. Maia has been the recipient of numerous awards as a soloist including top prizes in the American Protege, National League of Performing Arts, Vivo International, Rondo Vanguard, and East Coast International Music competitions.
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    Michaela Trnkova

    Michaela Trnkova, international harpist, is an honor graduate of the Prague Conservatory and holds a Bachelors in Music, and Masters in Music from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. She received the Jack T. Schlenger Scholarship at the Peabody. She also won First Prize in the Leonard Dorf Competition in Belgium and has won prizes in numerous other competitions.
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  • Noelle Lipa

    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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  • Noël Veihmeyer

    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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  • Peter Lander Photo

    Peter Lander - Brass

    Peter Lander has been teaching and performing music around the Baltimore and DC region for the past 25 years. He has been the Director of Bands at the Gilman School in Baltimore, MD for the past 9 years and before that he was the band, choir and orchestra director at Hereford High School in Parkton, Maryland.
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  • Samuel Mungo - Voice

    Dr. Samuel Mungo has been involved in opera as a director, singer and teacher for over 30 years.
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  • Seungmin Chung

    Seungmin Chung - Piano

    Seungmin Chung, Ph.D., a native of Seoul, Korea, has been teaching piano for almost twenty years.
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  • Soyoung Ryoo - Piano

    A dedicated educator, Soyoung Ryoo has taught piano in colleges and secondary schools as well as in her private studio. Ms. Ryoo’s teaching emphasizes the importance of balancing such core elements as technique, theory, reading and listening, while at the same time developing the ability to connect with music intellectually and emotionally and ultimately to express the feeling inherent in music.Because Ms. Ryoo believes that music engages us most powerfully when it communicates, she is devoted to guiding her students to learn how to communicate with themselves and with others through music. Her students participate in competitions and music festivals, and have performed in winner’s concerts at such venues as Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center in New York City and Field Concert Hall at Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA.

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  • Todd Twining

    Todd Twining - Piano and Voice

    Todd Harrison Twining is Music Faculty at The Bryn Mawr School and Director of our Music School lessons program.
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