Music Education Areas of Specialty: Piano Lessons, Voice Lessons, Keyboard Lessons, Flute Lessons, Piccolo Lessons, Trumpet Lessons, Other Woodwind Lessons ( including Saxophone, Clarinet, Oboe and Bassoon), Improvisation Lessons, Theory and Composition Lessons, Solfege Lessons, College/Theater/Choir Audition Prep, and Parent/Child Music and Movement Classes.
- Margaret (Margi) Diman: Lowell University Graduate. Music Teacher, West Bridgewater Public Schools, K-6. MA Teacher Certification K-12. Voice Lessons and Piano Lessons; Mrs. Diman has been teaching privately in Easton since 1978, and, additionally, has numerous years of performing, directing and conducting experience; she is a gifted teacher of Classical, Broadway and Jazz Voice Repertoire. She also enjoys teaching Piano Lessons from Pre-K (Music For Little Mozarts, Alfred Publishing) through Early Advanced. After over 30 years as a working musician, Mrs. Diman is well known throughout the community as a teacher committed to her students’ success. She also is skilled in preparing students for District, All-State & Festivals and is available for Music Program Curriculum Development.
- Marlane DuBois: New England Conservatory Graduate. Piano Lessons; published composer of “Quest For Peace”, an intermediate piano collection distributed worldwide by Santorella Publications. Mrs. DuBois is a Classical Piano and New Age Piano Specialist: she is currently, (for over twenty-years), the Music Director of a church in Bryantville, MA, as well as occasional guest soloist in the area. Mrs. DuBois has spent more than four decades teaching students to love playing the piano and has been recognized as an Inspirational Teacher.
- Alfred (Al) DuBois: New England Conservatory. Piano Lessons; Classic, Jazz and Blues Lessons, as well as Beginning and Adult Piano Lessons: Mr DuBois has been entertaining in the Metro-South and Boston area, both as a band player and Piano soloist, most recently multiple nights per week at an area restaurant; he served as Music Director at several area churches for over twenty years which included directing both a children’s and adult choir. Currently, he is a substitute organist/pianist in several area churches. Mr. DuBois is also the managing partner in Alamar, a private publishing and production company. Both he and his wife, Marlane, have a CD available -
"It's About Music, It's About Time", available at Discark.com.
- Barbara Clement: University of Wyoming (Bachelors) and Louisiana State University Graduate (Masters). Flute and Piccolo Lessons, as well as Piano Lessons and Woodwind Lessons; Flute and Piccolo are her area of expertise, but she is also a very accomplished teacher of piano, clarinet, oboe: Ms. Clement is a Faculty member at Eastern Nazarene College and on the Board of Directors the Quincy Symphony; in addition, she plays flute and piccolo in several area symphony orchestras; she continues her on-going education by attending clinics and conventions and is very skilled in District/SEMSBA/All-State audition preparation and also has adjudicated many of these events in several states for the past thirty-years.
- Katie Conway: Anna Maria College (Bachelors) and Lesley College Graduate (Masters). Piano Lessons and Trumpet Lessons; Mrs.Conway is currently a full-time Public School Music Teacher in the Sharon Schools: she is active as a singer and soloist in area choral groups, as well as vocal soloist for many weddings. Mrs. Conway enjoys teaching piano and is dedicated to her student's musical development. She welcomed a new baby girl to her family in May of 2011.
- Ellen DuBois: Piano. Ms. DuBois, a/k/a "Miss Ellen", specializes in teaching piano to youngsters from age 5 years old and up and brings an engaging, musical learning experience to all her students. Her focus is on piano playing, music theory, technique, music reading and styling, ensuring her students get a solid, well-rounded music foundation. She is the published author of several books, including “I Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing and Recovery” available on Amazon.com and is a published greeting card writer. Ms. DuBois has past experience as a singer in a General Business Band and is currently a vocal soloist for church services and other events; Former Music Director/Avon Park and Recreation Children's Theater. She has been recognized as an Inspirational Teacher and attended Bridgewater State College.
- Anna Carmina (Reena) Bates: Mrs. Bates (Reena) is a graduate of Boston College (Bachelors). Involved with music ministry at St. Ignatius Church at BC during mid 80's-mid 90's. Subsequently, she participated as cantor and choir accompanist at Holy Cross Church in South Easton 5 years. She currently leads liturgies on piano at Holy Cross when director is unavailable or when concurrent Mass is held in parish center during holiday seasons. Accompanist for Parkview Elementary chorus in North Easton. Mrs.Bates loves to teach beginning piano and foster an appreciation for music. Outside of music, she enjoys running half marathons and 10K's, golf, knitting, reading and watercolor painting (is a commissioned artist). Mrs. Bates formerly taught beginner and intermediate piano for three years at an area music school before joining the staff at Rhapsody.
- Karen Rodgers: Elementary Education, Colgate University, (Bachelors); Reading Progress Management, George Washington University, (Masters). "Music Together"- Music & Movement Classes for Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers. Mrs. Rodgers has extensive experience teaching young children as a reading teacher in West Windsor, NJ. She led her Lawrenceville Moms Club in regular music activities, enjoys attending Music Together classes with her two boys, and plays the flute. Mrs. Rodgers taught a few sessions at the Music Together lab school in Princeton New Jersey before moving with her family to Massachusetts where she continues to teach "Music Together" classes. Old Colony Music Together, Gwyneth Marini, Director.
- Paul Peterson:Saxophone, flute, trombone, trumpet, guitar. Mr. Peterson started learning the reeds in the 4th grade. During his formative years on the reeds, he was a member of both All-State and All-New England Championship Bands. In fact, his musical skills were of a level that he was invited to play in a local college band while still in junior high school. After graduating high school, Paul joined the Massachusetts Air National Guard, and served in Viet Nam. He spent 30 years in the Guard, and played in several military bands. During that time, he added flute, trombone, and trumpet to his expanding musical skills. For over 35 years, he taught music in the Bridgewater-Raynham School District. He has been a member of many bands (too many to list), and plays regularly with the Dixie Diehards. He and his wife Kathy reside in Taunton. They are parents of a son and a daughter, both young adults. We are delighted that Paul finds time to add his wonderful teaching style to Rhapsody Music.
- Katie D’Amarino: Five Towns College. Voice lessons and Beginner Piano lessons; Mrs.D’Amarino is currently a full-time Public School Music Teacher in the Fall River Public Schools: she formally sang in Local church groups and various choirs in New York. When she is not teaching she loves to cook, bake and spend time with her family. Mrs.D’Amarino loves teaching and is devoted to her student's growth.
- John Collins: Guitar and Piano. Mr. Collins is currently Technology Director for the West Bridgewater Public School District. Prior to this position, he was the Music Director at West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School. In that role, he directed the Middle School Band, Middle School Chorus, High School Band, High School Chorus, Jazz Band, as well as teach several general music classes. He continues to work with the Drama Club, and is the Music Director for the Spring Musical. Mr. Collins has recently been appointed as Auditions Coordinator for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Southeastern District, where he oversees auditions for students in grades 7-12 for the Southeast District Senior and Junior Music Festivals. He currently plays professionally on Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute in several area drama clubs and theater companies including the Bishop Feehan Theater Company, Attleboro High School Drama Club, and the Little Theater of Fall River. He also plays piano and guitar.
- Luigi Zanellato: Guitar. Lou has been involved in numerous established musical projects including: gigging and recording with bands Anursha, Chronic Blues, Wiretemp, Sediment (Current band), and Avon Middle/High School band, along with many other side projects in the field of music. “Lou” has earned awards including “The Semper Fedelis Award” from the United States Marine Corp Youth Foundation in Musical Excellence and the “Student of the Semester in Music” while attending Avon Middle/High School. Lou specializes in acoustic/electric guitar playing, improvisational skills, ear training and music theory. Students range from children to adults. Styles include: blues, jazz, funk, folk, rock, classical, new age and contemporary music. He studied at the Ted Valley Music School, Rhapsody Music, and attended Berklee College of Music, Boston. He has developed a fun and educational teaching style for students of all ages, from children to adults.
- Lorrie Hassan: Lowell University Graduate. Woodwinds and piano. Mrs. Hassan has taught privately since 1993 and brings her expertise in both flute and piccolo to her students. She currently performs with The Melrose Symphony Orchestra, The Quincy Symphony Orchestra, The Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra, The Tri-County Symphonic Band and is a member of The Spinnaker Winds. In the past, she performed with The Chaminade Opera Company and the Norton Singers under the direction of Louise Pettit. She is skilled in preparing students for Disctrict and All State Festival auditions. Lorrie provides her musical talents in teaching and performance to her students.