ABOUT

Allison Riley, MMT, MT-BC

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Owner of Artistic Elements LLC

Allison is the owner of Artistic Elements LLC which provides music lessons and therapy to children and adults throughout Mercer and  Bucks County. Allison began piano lessons at a young age and transitioned to French horn in 4th grade, which remained her primary instrument throughout the years. She holds a BA in Music Education from Rowan University and MM in Music Therapy from University of Miami. She has been teaching private lessons since 2006 and loves meeting people from all different walks of life who strive to reach the same goal - to learn and create music. Along with raising two young toddlers and managing Artistic Elements LLC, Allison provides music lessons primarily on Piano and French horn in Bucks County. 

Patrick Hamill, MT-BC

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Piano, Guitar, Percussion, & Music Therapy

Pat has been an avid drummer since the age of 7. He received his BA in Music Therapy from Temple University and is a board-certified music therapist. He provides both music therapy and music lessons to children and adults of various ages and abilities. He teaches piano, guitar, percussion, and provides adapted music lessons  throughout Bucks county.

Richard Ehelebe, MT-BC

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Guitar, Piano, Music Therapy

Richard received his Bachelor's degree in Guitar Performance from Rowan University. Additionally, Richard completed a Certificate of Music Therapy. Richard enjoys helping each student determine and accomplish their unique goals while making the experience of learning music enjoyable and fun. In addition to providing music therapy, Richard teaches guitar, ukulele, piano, and beginner violin lessons in Mercer and Bucks County. 

Jodie Kelly, MT-BC

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Violin, Piano, Voice, Guitar & Music Therapy

Jodie Kelly is a Board-Certified Music Therapist, and she has obtained her Bachelor's Degree in music therapy at Temple University. Jodie has also worked as a music teacher for twelve years, teaching piano, guitar, violin, voice, and music theory to children and adults of all ages. As a music therapist, Jodie has worked with clients with various diagnoses, including physical, cognitive, and behavioral concerns. Jodie enjoys sharing the gift of music to anyone who seeks it. She provides music therapy as well as piano, voice, guitar, and violin lessons throughout Bucks county.

Jesse Appel, MT-BC

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Harp, Drums, Piano, Guitar, & Music Therapy

Jesse began playing drums at the age of 13, before making the surprising transition several years later to learning the harp. He studied music therapy at Elizabethtown College and became a board-certified music therapist. Since graduating, Jesse has worked in various skilled nursing facilities in the greater Philadelphia area, additionally providing music therapy services or lessons in the community. Jesse has experience working with diverse populations, including persons with psychiatric and behavioral disorders, memory care, autism, and medical settings. He enjoys playing drums in a performing rock band. Jesse provides music therapy as well as harp, beginner guitar, piano, beginner voice, and drums lessons in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. 

Timothy DelCollo

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Piano, Music Theory

Timothy started to play piano, as a young teenager, at Settlement School of Music, in Philadelphia. He earned his bachelors degree in music theory at Temple University, while studying piano under Dr. Mikhail Yanovitsky. Before his time at Temple, he studied piano with Kim Barrosso at Rutgers University. Tim is now a masters student at Temple, studying composition under professor Jan Krsywicki. He has composed for the acclaimed string trio, Sound Energy. Recently, his work has been performed by the Temple Youth Orchestra, as part of a collaboration project, at the Trinity Church in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia. Timothy believes that composition is essential while studying music theory, as it enables students to understand voice leading and harmony, as well as applies the practice of notation. Residing in Bucks County, Timothy teaches piano and music theory.

Gregory Grasty

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Piano & Saxophone

Greg 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 and has been instructing students of all ages in both piano and saxophone for over 5 years. 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.

Anna Matone

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Piano & Voice

Anna is a student at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. Anna has been involved in many choral ensembles such as  Westminster Williamson Voices and Jubilee Singers. Additionally, Anna has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kimmel Center, and the Lincoln Center. 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. She teaches voice and beginner piano in Mercer and Bucks County.

Olivia Pascarella

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Piano & Voice

Ms. Liv started teaching piano when she was 13 years old. She loves to interact with students of all ages and facilitate a magical musical experience. Her piano lessons often entail engaging pieces of all types, duets, functional music theory and ear training, world music exploration, hand drums, shakers and sing-alongs. She is currently learning Chopin Etude Op.25, No.11 and how to improvise salsa montuno on the piano. What pieces have you always wanted to play? Let’s get playing!!

Olivia holds a Bachelors of Music degree from Westminster Choir College where she studied piano performance and pedagogy, and has done some post-grad performance/technique studies with worldwide performers. Ms. Liv provides lessons in Mercer County.

Brianna Carson

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Piano & Voice

Brianna currently works as a certified Vocal and General Music Teacher in Mercer County and holds a BM in Music Education. She specializes in teaching classical and musical theater voice, as well as beginner-intermediate piano. Brianna has music directed and cast multiple musicals of various performance levels. Her classical performance experience includes various choral performances at the Kimmel Center, Lincoln Center, and Kings Theatre, as well as various solo performances. Some of Brianna's musical theatre experience includes Sunday in the Park with George (Dot), Oklahoma! (Laurey), Next to Normal (Diana), and Urinetown (Hope). Brianna is eager to work with her students to create beautiful music together. She teaches voice and piano in Bucks and Mercer county.

Debra Atteson, CMT

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Piano, Clarinet, & Flute

Debra earned her BS in Music Education from West Chester University and her MA in Music Therapy from Immaculata University. 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. She teaches in Bucks County. *Currently virtual only*

Julia Jasnosz, BA

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Piano, Voice, Guitar

Julia is a music teacher from the Princeton area. She holds her Bachelor's degree in Music Ed from Ithaca College. 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 in Mercer County.