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.
Patrick Hamill, BA
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.
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.
Richard Ehelebe, CHFP, MT-BC
Richard began his musical journey at Rowan University, studying classical guitar and lute under the tutorage of the Mayes Guitar Duo, as well as performing in masterclasses with Jason Vieux, Nicholas Golusses, and Lucasz Kuropaczewski. Following his graduation from Rowan, Richard successfully completed a Certificate of Music Therapy and provided seven years of clinical service to the behavioral health population. During this time, he also served as an instructor for multiple instruments at the Guitar Center of Ocean New Jersey. Richard enjoys helping each student determine and accomplish their unique goals while making the experience of learning music enjoyable and fun. He currently provides guitar, piano, and beginner violin lessons in MERCER COUNTY.
Nate Philips, BA
Nate has been playing piano since age 7 and guitar since age 12. He earned his BA 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.
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. She teaches part-time BUCKS and MERCER county.
Anna Matone is studying at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. She has experience teaching piano and voice lessons to beginner students. Anna has been involved in many extra-curricular choral ensembles such as Westminster Williamson Voices, and Jubilee Singers. Anna has also sung with Westminster Symphonic Choir at Carnegie Hall, The Kimmel Center, and the Lincoln Center, with world famous maestros and opera singers such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Isabel Leonard. At some point, she plans to earn her degree in Arts Administration, to give a voice to all arts programs in schools. She enjoys meeting new students and showing them the language of music.
Julia Jasnosz, BA
Piano, Voice, Guitar
Julia is a music teacher from the Princeton, New Jersey area. She graduated from Ithaca College as a piano major with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. She has been studying the piano for 16 years and her classical training serves as a solid foundation for her abilities to play in a variety of styles including pop, rock, musical theater, and art songs. Her areas of expertise are teaching the piano/keyboard, voice, songwriting, ear training, and any level of music theory (including jazz theory). She is able to teach beginning guitarists, violinists, and cellists as well. She prioritizes teaching you the music that you are interested in and will have you playing on your new instrument from the very first lesson! She is very excited to help you achieve your goals and guide you along your musical journey.
Melissa Pomerantz, MA, MT-BC
Music Therapy, Piano, Voice, Guitar
Melissa completed her MA in Music Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University in 2018 and has worked as a board-certified music therapist serving a variety of populations. She received her BA in Psychology from Drew University in 2013. In the interim, she worked in school and home settings providing direct support to youth with Autism and other developmental disabilities, as well as teaching general music to children and adolescents in a special needs private school. Voice is her primary instrument and passion, having performed a variety of styles, including opera, musical theatre, and choral music. She excels in adapting her teaching methods to support students’ unique learning styles and interests. Melissa offers beginner piano, guitar, and voice lessons, as well as music therapy sessions in Bucks County, PA and Mercer County, NJ.
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.
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.