Instrumental Program

Princeton Junior School is pleased to offer private music lessons with local musicians and music educators. Lessons take place after school and are all virtual. This session students may choose from piano, guitar, drums, flute, clarinet, saxophone, ukulele and newly added violin.

Instrumental Program Registration

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The Spring 2021 instrumental session runs 10 weeks, from the week of March 15th through the week of May 31st.

Lessons are $35 per 30 minute lesson, $350 total for the 10 week session. Lessons are offered after school Monday through Thursday.

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Music Lesson Make-Up Policy

If your child will be absent from a lesson, please contact the instructor directly via email with at least 24 hours notice, if possible.  A maximum of one student absence will be made up.  Any instructor absence will be rescheduled and instructors will provide as much advance notice as possible. Please support your child in consistent practice, bringing their materials to lessons and being prepared. 
 
Please note: School will be closed Monday 5/31 for Memorial Day and there will be no lessons. 

 

 

 

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About the Violin Instructor: Mrs. Perez will be teaching beginning violin lessons. She is a graduate of Westminster Choir College and has been teaching violin (along with piano, guitar, and flute)  for over 25 years. She has been teaching online violin to beginners for the last 2 years and has a very dedicated studio of budding musicians. 

TOM TALLITSCH

Tom has more than 15 years of experience as a teacher and musician in clarinet, flute, piano, saxophone and composition.  He is a jazz saxophonist, recording artist, composer, jazz and instrumental music educator, piano teacher for students with autism, Musical Director for ‘Big Sky Project’ Dance Company, and jazz radio host.  Tom earned a BA at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music where he studied saxophone with an emphasis on jazz.

DANTE CIMINO

Dante is the Music Director at the Princeton School of Rock.  A professional drummer, Dante toured internationally with Dandelion as well as other bands including Radiohead, Goo Goo Dolls, the Ramones and Alanis Morrisette.  Dante is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass, and even the banjo. Following the School of Rock approach, Dante believes that “the best way to learn music is to play music.”  Students develop confidence and skills while listening to and learning real rock songs through ear training and responsive modeling.

SHARIS SWARTLEY

Sharis is the Performing Arts teacher at PJS and has been teaching guitar to young children for over 10 years.  She is a singer-songwriter and professional musician with years of performance experience. She encourages her students to sing as they learn to play guitar. “It makes for an even more enjoyable experience when you sing along!” she says. Sharis currently has an 8 piece Bluegrass Americana Band and plays professionally in the surrounding area.