Main Street Music provides viola lessons for children and adults age 4 and up. We invite you to take a trial viola lesson with one of our teachers for 50% off. No commitments are necessary beyond this first lesson which means it's a great opportunity to come in, meet your teacher, take a lesson and decide afterward if you'd like to continue. Please scroll below to read more about our viola teacher. CLICK HERE to find out more information about scheduling a 50% off trial lesson. If you'd prefer to call us you can reach us at 856 478 0098 or feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to hear from you soon!
Jayne holds both Music Education and Performance degrees from the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts (currently the University of the Arts) and a Masters in Music Performance from Youngstown State University, Ohio. Jayne has just completed 28 years of teaching strings in the public school system, the last 22 being in Evesham Twp. Throughout her career Jayne has taught string lessons at all levels, both group and private, as well as conducted string orchestras. She has successfully prepared many students for both South Jersey Jr. and Sr. High Orchestra auditions as well as State auditions. She was also the inaugural conductor of the SJ Elementary Honors Orchestra in 2016.
Jayne has been the principal violist of the Philharmonic of Southern NJ since its inception in 1991 and enjoys performing and honing her own skills as well as those of her students.
Jayne is very excited to be teaching strings at Main Street Music and looks forward to introducing new students to the love of playing a stringed instrument as well as advancing the levels of those students who already play the Violin or Viola.
Patricia has taught violin lessons and viola lessons for the past 25 years to students age 4 and up. At Rowan University, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. She has performed with Bridgeton Symphony, Rowan University Orchestra, Lansing Symphony in Michigan and performed with the Goodnight string quartet. Patricia has studied with Bertram Greenspan-Rowan University, I-Fu Wang-Michigan State University and Nancy Jan-Bay-Atlantic Symphony. Currently, she plays violin with the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey.
Her teaching methods include traditional and Suzuki technique with an emphasis on music theory. Very young students benefit from Suzuki technique using activities and games to foster learning. Lessons include classical as well as popular music and are tailored to the need of the individual student. She instills a strong foundation in string technique and music reading which enables students to progress quickly and have fun. Patricia enjoys sharing her knowledge with students and hopes to cultivate a life-long enjoyment and appreciation of music.
Alexander Covelli is a recent graduate of Rowan University. During his tenure at Rowan, Covelli studied violin performance with Dr. Timothy Schwarz, had the opportunity to serve both as concertmaster and principal 2nd violin of the university orchestra, and was a consistent member of the string ensemble. He has performed in masterclasses for Kimberly Fisher, Juliette Kang, Giora Schmidt, Todd Phillips, Hal Grossman, Augusta McKay Lodge, and the contemporary music sextet Eighth Blackbird. Additionally, Covelli performs in recitals across South Jersey, collaborating with fellow
musicians to bring the intimate experience of classical music to people throughout the area. He has participated in and performed at the Techne Music Festival, a chamber music festival which was founded and organized by his former teacher. Outside of the classical genre, he has played violin in alternative rock settings, including a few album and EP recordings for his friend’s music project. In regards to teaching, Covelli’s style and philosophy seeks to embody the importance of fundamentals and technique, while maintaining flexibility with the student’s musical interests and goals. In addition to music, Covelli is an avid photographer, art enthusiast, and lover of the outdoors.