Hours & Location

At Robert's Music, lessons are offered on piano, voice, violin, viola, guitar, ukulele, bass, drums, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, flute, music theory and more.  Most of our lessons are private lessons, however we also have offered rock ensemble, chamber ensemble and jazz ensemble classes at various times.  All lessons are taught right at the store in our teaching studios.  This year, many of our teachers have added a virtual lesson option.  Please ask the teachers directly for details.

Currently, we have 19 teachers using our studio space on a weekly basis. All of our teachers are professionals and specialize in the instruments they teach.  Most of our teachers have bachelor or masters degrees in music or music education.

We often get asked how old someone should be when starting lessons. It is recommended that students be at least 7 years old.  However, we do have piano and violin teachers who are Suzuki certified and/or specialize in teaching those who are a little younger.  If you are a little older than the average student - don't worry! We have many adult students who are either brushing up on skills they had when younger, or treating themselves to lessons for the first time.  All of our teachers have experience with both children and adults, from beginner to advanced players.

There is no minimum number of lessons to sign up for, but often it is recommended that you commit to a month at a time.

To find out more information, please contact the teachers directly. They will let you know what time slots are available in their schedules and answers all of your questions about expectations, pricing, etc.  

Our Teachers

Thank you for your interest in lessons at Robert’s Music! Private lessons usually take place once per week here in our studios, but virtual lessons may also be an option. Please contact the teachers directly for available time slots, expectations, pricing and all other lesson details.

Teacher Contact Teaching Days
Brass Lily Pavao
Trombone, Baritone, 
Tuba, Trumpet

401-533-3124 Sat
  Tom Santagata
Trumpet, Trombone, 
Baritone, Tuba

401-451-2147 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
Piano Aleta Balijian-Heidt 401-385-9993 Wed
  Dawn Goulet* 401-258-2254 Mon, Fri, Sat
Dave McNally 401-864-5064 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat
Paulinka DeRochemont*
Violin, Viola
401-397-4348 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
Tom Pritchard
Violin, Viola, 5-String, 
Fiddle, Cello

401-578-5529 Wed
Wendy Rios
401-287-1793 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat
& Drums
Brian Martinelli
Guitar, Bass, Drums
401-580-2397 Mon, Tues, Wed
Tom Pritchard
Ukulele, Mandolin
401-578-5529 Wed
Jason Santo
Guitar, Classical Guitar, 
Bass, Ukulele
401-316-1298 Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat
Voice Bart Duarte 401-474-2620 Mon, Tues, Fri
Woodwinds Jen Balfour
Clarinets, Saxophones
401-487-7398 Sat
Doug Colan
Saxophones, Clarinets, 
Beginning Oboe
401-287-1230 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat
Dawn Goulet*
401-258-2254 Mon, Fri, Sat
Carl Hosbond
401-714-8671 Fri
Nick Marinaccio
401-578-0627 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
Gina Seraichyk
401-855-5105 Tues, Fri

*Suzuki Certified