In-Home Music Lessons

Dylan

Dylan was classically trained in the drum set growing up and earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance, Drum Set from the University of Miami’s elite Frost School of Music, where he studied under legendary drummers Dafnis Prieto and Steve Rucker (The Bee Gees).    

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Lauren

Born in Pleasantville, New York, Lauren was born into a musical family and began playing classical piano at the age of five. Captivated by her passion for music, 12-year-old Lauren decided she wanted to learn how to play guitar. Throughout middle school and high school, she could be found learning whatever song was stuck in her head that week. She has explored a wide variety genres on guitar such as jazz, rock, pop, and country. Lauren also showed promise as a young singer. She went on to attend the Master’s School, studying vocal arts and performing whenever she had the chance. Afterwards, she headed to Frost School of Music, where she sang with the prestigious Jazz Vocal I Ensemble, even earning a Downbeat Award! She graduated in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Music Business and a minor in Songwriting.

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Candy

Percussionist and pianist Candy “is a fierce player with a very dramatic approach to performance and a theatrical flair,” said Pulitzer ­Prize-winning composer David Lang. Candy has performed at many prestigious venues throughout the U.S. and Asia, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Galapagos Art Space. With a deep passion for chamber music, she has performed with many world-class musicians, such as violinist Philip Setzer (Emerson String Quartet) and early music virtuoso Mark Cudek. Candy also actively commissions new works and has given numerous premiere performances, including works by Lukas Ligeti, David Kechley, and Andy Akiho.

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Antonius

Antonius is a pianist/composer from all over Europe. Born to a symphonic conductor and an operatic singer, he was trained in classical piano performance in Rome, Vienna, Freiburg, Amsterdam and Hamburg before moving to NYC, where he pursued music composition at Manhattan School of Music and New York University (NYU).

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Keira

Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Keira began her training in classical piano at four years old. In elementary school, she began cello lessons, and in high school, she studied voice and songwriting. In 2011 Keira won the International Smashtune Songwriting Contest with her original song, “When I’m With You.” The grand prize was a trip to Hawaii, where Keira was a finalist in the Kauai Music Festival’s Songwriting Contest. Later that year, her debut album “Wondergirl” was released on iTunes, which includes pop/rock songs recorded in Washington D.C. and Nashville. Keira was subsequently voted “Favorite Part of First Night Alexandria,” awarded the Miss Nova Music Award for embodying “the spirit of music and community service,” and won the “18 in America” Songwriting Contest (Gannett/WUSA9). Seven-time Grammy nominee Graham Edwards said that Keira is “an exciting musical talent. I look forward to seeing her career blossom both as a songwriter and an artist.”

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