Wayland Fine Arts Department

Private Music Lesson Program

Orchestra Members Grades 3-12

Band Members Grades 4-12

Chorus Members Grades 6-12

How do you get to the next level and really develop your musicianship and achieve a greater sense of enjoyment and accomplishment in what you are doing musically?  How do you support your novice, young musician or challenge your seasoned veteran high school player or singer?  To reach these goals, the Music Department of the Wayland Public Schools encourages and recommends private music lessons, in addition to participation in our school ensembles.  One-on-one weekly instruction is one of the best ways to improve on the specific performance skills for your instrument or voice.  

Lessons are available under the umbrella of the Wayland School Community Programs and Bernadette Vanaria is the Program Coordinator.  The WSCP lesson teachers are highly experienced, seasoned performers and educators. Lesson pricing compares favorably to our neighboring public school districts. Weekly lessons will be given in the early afternoon and evening, Monday through Friday.  Each semester will consist of 14 lessons.

Semester #1: October 2ND - January 19TH

Semester #2: February 5TH  - June 1ST

Policies for WSCP Private Music Lessons

Attendance Policy

Absences from lessons will be excused and a make-up lesson will be scheduled with no additional charge for the following:

Students are also entitled to one personal excused absence with 24-hour teacher notification.  In these instances, the lesson will be made up with the teacher.  Absences involving a major injury that affect the ability to play/sing or a prolonged illness will be handled on an individual basis with the teacher and Program Coordinator.  The teachers are professionals and with advanced notice will try to accommodate student schedule changes as their schedule allows.

Private Music Lesson Faculty


(Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin)

Oliver Chang: B.M., Eastman School of Music; M.M., Boston University; Performance Diploma, Boston     University.

Kimberley Davis: B.M., Bucknell University.

Peter Zay: B.M., Manhattan School of Music; M.M., Hartt School of Music.

Kett Chuan Lee: C.P.D. The Boston Conservatory, G.P.D. Longy School of Music.

Sharon Kuhn: B.A., Hartwick College.

Lilit Muradyan: B.M., Yerevan State Conservatory; M.M., Miami University; D.M.A., Boston University.

Elizabeth Foulser: B.M., Northwestern University; Tanglewood Fellow; Aspen Fellow.


(Clarinet, Flute, Oboe,  Saxophone)

Ceora Jaffe: B.M., Cleveland Institute of Music, M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music.

Ismail Akmuradov: B.M., New England Conservatory, M.M., Boston University.

Scott Chamberlin: B.M., Boston University, M.M., New England Conservatory, D.M.A. Candidate, New         England Conservatory.

Emily Cox: B.M., Boston University, M.M. Boston University.

Nancy Dimock: B.M., The Manhattan School of Music, M.M., New England Conservatory.


(Euphonium, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet)

Clayton DeWalt: B.S. in Music Education, Slippery Rock University, M.M., D.M.A. Candidate, New England Conservatory of Music.


Brian Kay: B.M., University of Illinois, M.M.,  New England Conservatory of Music, Boston Conservatory.

Andrew Harms: B.M., Missouri State University; M.M., University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory; DMA, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music.

Sam Thurston: B.M., Ithaca College; M.M. New England Conservatory.


Dan Foote: B.M., Berklee College of Music; three time Boston Music Award winner and recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant.


Bernadette Vanaria: B.M., Boston University; M.M.,Voice, Boston University; Studies in Orvieto, Italy with Metropolitan Opera.


Private Music Lesson Registration Form

Fall 2017

Sponsored by Wayland School Community Programs

This is an OPTIONAL opportunity for orchestra members Grades 3-12, band members Grades 4-12, and chorus members Grades 6-12 enrolled in the Wayland Public School music program.  Private lessons are NOT required but are encouraged by the Wayland Fine Arts Department.

Please complete and return this application with your first semester payment.  Upon receipt, Bernadette Vanaria will coordinate a lesson time between the teacher and student. Payment will not be processed until the WSCP is notified that a lesson schedule has been arranged.

Student Name_______________________________________

2017-18 Student Grade_______ School_____________________

Parent/Guardian Name________________________________


Home Phone___________________ Cell Phone_____________________

Email:(please print clearly)______________________________________

Instrument or voice part__________________ Preferred Teacher________________

Preferred Location For Lessons (circle) Claypit Hill/Happy Hollow/Loker/WMS/WHS

Available Days For Lessons:    M    T    W    Th    F    

Available Time Frame:__________________________________________

Check Preferred Length










30 minutes




45 minutes




60 minutes




Send application & check for the full amount of the Fall Semester Total Payment Due payable to:

WSCP Private Lesson Program

Claypit Hill School    40 Adams Lane   Wayland, MA 01778

ATTN: Ms. Bernadette Vanaria, Program Coordinator

To pay online please visit the following website: