Samuel Whitesell

95 Caroline St.
Burlington, VT 05401

Welcoming piano students of all ages and abilites. M.M. and B.M. in piano performance from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam with concentrations in piano pedagogy and a jazz studies minor. Performing and teaching experience in classical, jazz, blues, rock, and pop. Lessons are tailored to meet the needs and interests of each student. Experienced accompanist and collaborative musician.

Larissa Hebert

1685 Rugg Road
Fairfield, VT 05455

Beginner-Intermediate. Suzuki piano instruction for any age. Member of the Vermont Music Teacher’s Association.

Suzanne Smith

449 Moretown Common Rd.
Moretown, VT 05660
(802) 496-5273
All Levels – Cello / /

Suzanne brings 30 years of teaching experience to VT from Ann Arbor, MI. in 2016.  Degrees: Bachelor of Performance, Oberlin Conservatory / Masters in Music, State University of New York under Greenhouse. Other teachers: Richard Kapuscinski and Janos Starker.   What makes Cellochan unique is it’s teaching philosophy.  With a holistic approach to the artistic process, Suzanne helps students pursue excellence in the context of well being.  Frequent performance opportunities, ensemble coaching, improvisation, home concerts, and more.

Tim Swanson

100 Kennedy Drive Apt. 39
South Burlington, Vermont 05403
(802) 373-7223

All levels Violin & Viola
All ages taught

Experienced teacher using traditional and Suzuki methods, depending on student. Individual and group lessons.
I am versed in classical, jazz, blues and folk.
Strong understanding of in theory, improvisation, rhythm, harmony.
Sliding scale.

Laura Markowitz

9 hilltop drive
Jericho, Vermont 05465
(802) 829-8168

All levels Violin & Viola
All ages taught

Vermont Symphony member. Classical, traditional, irish and swedish folk music. Studio in Richmond, Vermont.

Gary Williams

PO Box 252
Hardwick, VT 05843
(802) 793-8387

Percussion – All Levels

Music Lessons and Instruction serving central Vermont and beyond, since 1993. Drums, guitar, and bass. Exclusive curriculum and programs for all ages and levels, including multi-instrumentalists. Home schooled students, school band tutoring, special needs are all welcome and encouraged! Home lessons service available throughout central VT and the NEK. Phone upon request, please e-mail: for details and more.

Sarah Williams

796 North Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 223-5307

Beginner/Intermediate Piano
More than 50 years of teaching experience with children and adults; Skills for Reading, Performance, Expression, Composition, Ensemble; Active member of Central Vermont Piano Teachers Forum and Vermont Music Teachers Association

Lydia Lowery Busler

15 Pleasantview Street
Montpelier, VT 05602,
(802) 249-8084


Hornist/ joyful performance coach LYDIA LOWERY BUSLER began her career performing at age 16 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Lydia has performed with the New York City Ballet, Brooklyn Philharmonic, and has been Principal Horn of the José Limón Dance Company and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra as well as holding the position of Solo Horn with the Rome Festival Opera. Ms. Busler is Director of Brass at Revels North, and as soloist, improvisationalist and co-founder of the Tradewinds Improv Ensemble, and commissioned composer (ASCAP), she provides workshops and masterclasses coast-to-coast. Lydia is a Siegfried’s Call Artist and member of the Los Angeles Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon awarded to the ACME Hall of Fame of esteemed artists, composers, musicologists, and educators in 2014.