Allison Riley is the owner of Artistic Elements, providing music services to children and adults throughout the Bucks County and Mercer County. A NJ certified Music Teacher and board-certified Music Therapist, Allison received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Rowan University in 2008 and her Master's Degree in Music Therapy from University of Miami in 2013. Her thesis is entitled, "The Effect of Musical Mnemonics and Musical Training on Word Recall," which you can access by clicking here.
Allison has 12 years of teaching experience providing group and in-home private music lessons to children and adults of all ages and levels. In addition to lessons, Allison provides adapted music lessons and music therapy to individuals with autism as well as older adults with Alzheimer's disease and Dementia. In 2015, Allison was featured in a Trenton Times article referencing the services provided by Artistic Elements: Music Therapy Helps Families to Make Connections.
Music Therapy Student, Piano, Guitar, & Percussion
Pat Hamill, from Levittown PA, has been an avid drummer since the age of 7. A long admirer of The Beatles, Pat has come to know many different styles of music. He has come from performing drum solos in his grade school concert band, to performing the works of J.S Bach on the marimba. Pat is now finishing up a Music Therapy degree at Temple University. There, he has learned to proficiently play piano and guitar. Pat has studied under the close supervision of Board-Certified Music Therapists working with a wide variety of populations. He provides lessons on beginner piano, guitar, percussion, as well as adapted music lessons and individual/group music therapy sessions.
Lessons and Therapy provided in BUCKS county.
David Powe, MM
Piano, Voice, Music Technology
David's musical career started at the age of ten, learning the rudiments of saxophone from his father along with music theory. He began his formal training on the piano at the age of 14. David received his BA in Music Education with concentration in piano and MIDI from the University of South Alabama. In 2001, David received his Masters of Music (MM) with a concentration in Sound Recording, Concert Micing Techniques, and Electronic Music.
David has made research enquiry into Psychology and Education. He received his MS in Educational Leadership from Fordham ‘10 and his MA in Psychology from Teachers College/Columbia University ‘13. "I strive to validate music through psychology and therapy for students with special needs."
David teaches piano, voice, and music technology in BUCKS COUNTY.
Greg Grasty is a freelance musician and private piano and saxophone teacher in the Bucks County and Philly area. Greg received an Associate of Music degree from Bucks County Community College while studying under saxophonist Len Pierro and has been instructing students of all ages in both piano and saxophone for over 5 years. Since the age of 8, Greg has always been passionate about learning music and sharing the joy of learning with others. While Greg is proficient in both Classical and Jazz, his main goal as a teacher is to encourage students to pursue their musical interests in any genre. Greg provides piano and saxophone lessons in BUCKS COUNTY.
Debra Atteson, MAMT, CMT
Piano, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Flute
Debra earned her BS in Music Education from West Chester University as a piano and clarinet major. She earned her MA in Music Therapy from Immaculata University. Her thesis was titled “The Social Behavior of Alzheimer’s Disease Patients Related to Music Participation“. She has worked as a Music Therapist in long term care and has over 25 years of teaching piano, clarinet, alto sax and flute to students as young as 5 to 102. Debra has firsthand experience with Autism as her son has Asperger’s. Her specialty is crafting adaptive techniques to help special needs children feel successful during music lessons and beyond.
Lessons provided in BUCKS county.
Piano, Voice, Musical Theater
Brianna Carson is currently completing a BM in Music Education at The College of New Jersey. Brianna specializes in classical and musical theater voice. As well as vocal instruction, Brianna has teaches beginning piano to her students. Her teaching experience extends beyond individual lessons. Brianna has music directed several musicals and has co-taught pre-school classrooms. Her performance experience includes singing at the Kimmel Center, Lincoln Center, and Kings Theatre, as well as numerous solo performances. Brianna is eager to work with her students to create beautiful music together. Lessons provided in BUCKS and MERCER county.
Piano, Drums, Music Theory
Raised in central New Jersey, Steven was exposed to music at a young age, listening to many different genres such as R&B, Classical, and Jazz. At the age of ten, Steven discovered his love for music by picking up the piano and later learning the drums in church. By the age of seventeen, he was playing professionally and fully immersed himself in music, performing in a jazz quartet as well as several local groups and projects.
While studying under Haruka Fujii and Javier Diaz at the University of Connecticut, Steven was a founding member of the Funky Dawgz Brass Band, including recording on their debut album. He has also toured with country artist Madeline Smith, smooth jazz group Soulful Sounds, the award-winning Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra, and worked with two time Grammy Award-winning producer Marc Swersky. As an educator, Steven spends a lot of time as a private drum, piano, and music theory teacher, as well as the drumline instructor for the Hightstown High School Marching Band, winning a state championship with the program in 2016. Steven also has shown an interest in composing, with his jazz piece "Late Night Latin" winning the 2018 VCSU Composer Competition.
Steven lives by the belief that music is the universal language, and that all things are possible through hard work and faith. As his career continues to develop and grow, he can only be excited about the opportunities that will come his way. Lessons provided in MERCER county.
Nate is a 25 year-old musician and artist from Morrisville, PA in Bucks County. He has been playing piano since age 7 and guitar since age 12. In 2017 he received his Bachelor of the Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College, where he studied jazz piano and music performance. He speaks Spanish fluently and currently works part-time as an ESL teacher for the YWCA in Trenton.
Nate has instructed students of all ages on both piano and guitar. A passionate educator and learner, Nate enjoys conveying creative ideas to his students in his lessons. He has experience in many different styles of music including Folk, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Pop, Classical, Electronic, and Hip-Hop. He has composed over 100 original songs and released 3 albums of original music in the past 6 years.
Nate is available for piano and guitar lessons in Bucks County, PA and Mercer County, NJ.