Malena has a true passion for sharing learning opportunities with others. She has the special ability to adapt & tailor teaching to each student in their respective learning styles & needs. She also loves teaching others how to be successful.
Malena has been playing piano and singing for over 40 years. She learned trumpet at age 10, baritone at age 12, flute at age 13, clarinet and tuba at age 14. She played piano for high school musicals and chorus. She has been teaching music lessons since 1989, including privately, Living Waters Christian School, and Saco/Old Orchard Beach Adult Ed. She has taught French, music appreciation, music theory, chorus, and more in homeschool settings and private schools. Her education and experience, in addition to a nurturing instinct, lends to success for teachers & students alike.
Background checks are current with:
EDUCATION - LIBERTY UNIVERSITY
In her spare time Malena enjoys spending time with family, working on genealogy, worshiping, reading, & working on professional development.
Malena is the State Coordinator for the MusicLink Foundation, a non-profit that offers scholarships for children in need to be able to take Music Lessons.
Follow the link below, & click "How to Participate" to register a new student for assistance or volunteer as a music teacher.
Malena holds many positions with Buxton Centre Baptist Church and is very involved. We'd love to have you visit!
"Malena is patient, encouraging, flexible, generous, and an inspiration. She is everything you could ever ask for in a piano teacher. Every time I come across a lesson, song, or technique that feels frustrating or confusing, she finds an innovative way to tackle it or explain it... Not only does Malena offer flexible times for lessons, but her rates are totally feasible, and she's even more flexible now with the option of video lessons. I've grown as a piano player by leaps and bounds in the last year alone, and have had wonderfully positive experiences with our showcase recitals (even with my immense stage fright). I adore Malena and can't recommend her enough."
Allison W 6/8/2020
Hannah started as a music teacher with our studio in April, 2020, during the COVID-19 crisis. Her music lessons include violin and piano. She stepped up, helped out, and her students adore her! Request your free trial lesson today!
Hannah has been taking music lessons & playing violin since the age of 7. She joined the New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) in 3rd grade and continued until she graduated from high school. She has performed with NJYS at the Musikverein in Vienna and has also performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Hannah was a member of the University of Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra during college and returned in 2018 to perform a solo and duet with the orchestra.
Hannah has been a a music teacher for several years, teaching violin music lessons during high school and volunteered to teach during her freshman year of college as well.
Hannah attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during her freshman year then transferred to and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's degree in the Biological Basis of Behavior with a minor in Chemistry. She is currently attending the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, class of 2023. She enjoys teaching music lessons as well!
Background check is current with:
- MusicLink Foundation
Hannah enjoys sharing her passion for music with others through music lessons, especially violin & piano. She is a truly gifted music teacher!
Hannah Park: UNE Med student and Violin/Piano teacher
"I just wanted to pass along how great of an instructor Hannah is! I'm sure you get that a lot, but I wanted to chime in! She's amazing.."
Meghan S. 8/27/2020
Dan started as a music teacher with our studio in June, 2020, during the COVID-19 crisis. His students say that his classes are engaging, and they're learning so much! Request music lessons or a free trial lesson with Dan!
Dan has been playing guitar and ukulele for many years and has been a music teacher for several years as well.
Dan has been a music teacher, teaching music lessonsr throughout his college years, both at Berklee and USM.
Dan graduated from Berklee School of Music and is now attending USM for music as well. He enjoys being a music teacher while attending college.
Background check is current with:
- Maine Department of Education
Dan enjoys sharing his passions with others through music lessons and watching each student achieve his or her own success. He is a truly gifted music teacher!
"HollyAnne taught both of my children when we were homeschooling. She is able to adapt her classes to the students attending, bringing fun and discovery into each class! Highly recommended to anyone looking for homeschool information or taking a class to supplement your homeschool journey!" Malena R 6/9/2020