Find a local music instructor
Meridian Music and Arts boasts a handful of professional music instructors. All teachers found below teach at the Meridian Music and Arts facility located at 934 E. 5th St. Meridian, Idaho 83642. Please take time to browse the various teachers and find the one that best fits your needs. If you would like our help finding the right teacher, Contact us.
Idaho native, Jessica Harned, has been running her violin studio since 2012 after graduating with a BM in Violin Performance from Boise State University. She is currently a member of the Boise Philharmonic. Throughout her musical career, she has performed with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, soloed in an Idaho Shakespeare Festival production as well as a local orchestra, Serenata, and performs as a violinist in Mariachi Sol de Acapulco and the Mediterranean Jazz Combo, Tambalka. Jessica is highly interested in the creation of music. Her most recent project entitled, Jessica Shares Joy, is a project based on the telling of life’s truths, through art. She combines self-composed modern classical music and music videos, to share story’s. Jessica Harned has a strong desire to share her knowledge of music and violin and is excited to expand her studio through Meridian Music and Arts.
Phone: (208) 965-7682
Anna Chapman currently teaches her students primarily at Meridian Music and Arts, composes and arranges music, and creates invitations, greeting cards, and stationary for her online shop at www.OrangeStreetNorth.etsy.com. She enjoys teaching piano lessons, voice lessons, and composition because she loves sharing her excitement and passion for music with her students. Anna has been studying music since 1998 and teaching it since 2008. While at the College of Idaho, she began voice study under Corey Mcknight, and piano lessons under Robyn Wells. She also performed vocally with the choir, chamber ensemble, and opera cast, in addition to taking voice lessons. She was a pianist for the Jazz and Chamber Music Ensembles and won three consecutive piano awards at the College of Idaho, including “Outstanding Pianist of the Year” before earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Composition and Theory in 2010. In 2013, Anna earned her Master of Fine Arts in Music Composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Rate:$25.00 per lesson (30 min)
Dr. Matt Puzan received his first guitar from his father at the age of 6. He began taking formal lessons at age 8 and was teaching guitar by the time he was 16. His education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Guitar Performance, a Master’s degree in Music Composition, a State Teacher’s Certification in Music Education, and a Doctorate in Musical Arts in Music Composition. For over 25 years, he has devoted himself to a full time teaching career and has mentored and nurtured students from ages 6 to 60 in all forms of educational environments from the kindergarten classroom to professional concert halls. Learn more>>
Jennifer has loved music all her life. She took piano and guitar lessons as a kid. Guitar became the instrument that she stuck with. She has been playing 12 years now. Her favorite music to play is classic rock! Both Jennifer and her spouse graduated from BYU of Idaho in 2016. Jennier majored in vocal performance. From elementary class rooms to priviate one on one lessons, over the last 6 years Jennifer has been teaching and devolping young minds. Learn more >>
Ashley Rogers is the flute instructor at Weatherhead Music Studio. Ashley Rogers is an experienced flautist as well as an experienced teacher of pre-school and elementary students. She has played the flute for 18 years, soloing for Eagle High’s award-winning touring choir, soloing for Michael McLean’s “Forgotten Carols” concert at B.S.U. with the L.D.S. Institute Choir and received consistent superior ratings at high school music festivals. Ashley Rogers played in high school marching band, orchestra, symphonic band, pep band, and pit orchestra. She has worked with elementary age special needs students in the Boise School District for seven years, creating innovative methods and materials to enhance learning. Ashley is excited to help others learn to play the flute. Ashley invites all ages to come and take flute lessons! Learn more >>
TeJay Rogers has been playing guitar for 21 years. He has been teaching lessons in the Meridian and surrounding area for 13 years. TeJay specializes in one-on-one lessons and has helped hundreds of students reach their goals. TeJay is well rounded in playing styles ranging from the blues, rock, country, bluegrass, classical and even a little bit of Jazz. It doesn’t matter if you play acoustic or electric. TeJay can help you further your skill. In addition to guitar lessons, TeJay Rogers also teaches banjo, ukulele, and manages a student rock band named Future Image. Over the years TeJay Rogers has taught at Hartz Music (Meridian), Arts West (Eagle), Dunkley Music (Boise), and Meridian Music & Arts. Currently, he is teaching exclusively at Meridian Music & Arts. TeJay Rogers is an active member in the community. His student rock band provides live music for an array of local events through out the year. Further, TeJay Rogers is currently working closely with the Mayor of Meridian and local leaders to provide young performers in the area with performance opportunities at events like the Youth Farmers’ Market this summer. TeJay Rogers truly enjoys helping others find their talent and hopes to make a long career out of his music passion. TeJay welcomes all ages, and levels to come in and take lessons. Lesson with TeJay Rogers Guitar lessons with TeJay will vary depending on the student and what level they are at. TeJay tries really hard to customize each lesson to fit the needs of each student.He feels it is important for students to enjoy guitar lessons. Music should be fun. To help with this TeJay lets his students choose the songs that they would like to learn. TeJay then uses these songs and finds creative ways to teach theory based around the song that is being taught. Learn more >>
Katie Venner is an accomplished pianist and vocalist. She has a Bachelor’s of Music degree and has been teaching for over 12 years. She teaches students of all ages starting with the youngest beginner to the highly advanced. Over the 28 years that she has studied music, she has enjoyed playing and performing many different styles, including classical, jazz, blues, gospel, musical theatre, pop, and opera. She has had the pleasure of playing in college jazz bands, city swing bands, singing in vocal jazz groups, as well as performing at weddings, and local restaurants. She has extensive knowledge of music theory and incorporates that into her lesson plans. Lessons with Katie are geared toward the individual needs and desires of the student. As a student, you will learn to read music, use proper technique, understand and apply rhythm, and develop your skill in a fun and creative environment. If there is a specific style you would like to learn, she will center the lessons around that. Katie has a love for teaching and sharing her knowledge of music with her students. Whether you are a beginner starting from scratch, or a seasoned musician looking to further your skill and broaden your ability, Katie would love to help you achieve your goals and unlock your potential.
Cathie Knapp has been a music teacher in the Treasure Valley for over twenty years. She is very good with the little ones! All of her students love her and always leave with a smile.
Monthly Rate:$88.00 (30 min each week)
Frank Mastropaolo has a wide breadth of experience in teaching and performing drums and a degree in Music with a Percussion Performance emphasis. Frank has years of performance experience including concert, marching, and ensemble percussion as well as live performance in hand percussion and drum set for several different groups. In addition to offering private lessons, Frank is the drum caption head, arranger and instructor for a local high school. In addition to being a Vater Endorsed Artist Educator ( vater.com ), Frank Mastropaolo is the director of Rhythm Armada Drum Line, a local performing marching drum line. Frank offers lessons in all styles of percussion including drum set, concert percussion, marching percussion and mallet instruments. All lessons are one on one and designed to meet the individual students goal. Lessons also include music and rhythm theory. No previous drum or percussion experience required and no drum set required to start. Former and current students include success stories with music including recording, touring, teaching, college scholarships in music, state champions in drum set and snare solo, drum line DIII champions, drum corp, playing for church & worship groups, section leaders, jazz bands, marching bands, concert bands, community groups, performance groups, and those playing just for fun. Learn more >>
Monthly Rate:$90.00 (30 min lesson each week)
Tom Lowe began playing the piano at age 10, guitar at age 13 and electric bass at age 16. . He is a founding member of the Original Fabulous Chancellors of Boise. Tom graduated from Borah High School in 1962 and enrolled at Boise Junior College. In 1964 the rest of the Chancellors enrolled at Idaho State University in Pocatello while Tom stayed with the music department in Boise studying under Grif Bratt and Jack Best, taking piano and upright bass lessons, singing with the choir and playing percussion in concert band. He graduated in 1968 with a BA in Music, theory and composition option. After the Chancellors, Tom played dance casuals with most standard jazz musicians in Boise: Paul Helfrick, Louie Ventrella, Bill Rhodonbaugh, Floyd Heaps, Dick McGaorlin, Hank Houst, Dee Tonning, Jim Watkinson. Tom played one year with George Thomason at 7 Seas in Nampa and the Ranch Club in Garden City six nights/week. He also played with Rand and Betty Hillman in “Current Jam” at 122 in Garden City and 123=Embers in Boise six nights/week for two years. Tom also played with Suzie Arden Show at 122 in Garden City six. Learn more >>