Our instructors bring a unique blend of talent and personality to their lessons. All of NAMA's instructors have gone through in depth teacher training, and continue to harness their skills by both participating in seminars and additional music education classes. It is our entire staff's philosophy that music lessons should be challenging yet fun. From the many hours of practice comes a lifetime of rewards.
Meet the staff!
As a guitarist of 15 plus years, John Fiore began teaching and sharing his love of the guitar with students of all ages and skill levels. From Blues, Rock, Funk, Surf, Punk, Metal, Reggae, Jazz, and country, to acoustic folk and pop styles, John possesses a very versatile teaching capability with a fun and passionate approach. John teaches Guitar, Bass, Ukulele and Drums.
Rob Hamel loves teaching music and specializes in teaching younger children as well as adults. Rob is multi talented and teaches ukulele, guitar, bass, drums and piano. Rob also assists in administative duties at the Academy. Rob is also an assistant in the North Andover school system.
Aaron Chase- guitar,voice, summer camps Aaron is a full time guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and teacher with a Bachelors of Music from Berklee College of Music. Aaron is a very patient teacher and will build a custom curriculum to cater to what you need as a musician as well as what you would like to learn! Aaron is available for acoustic and /or electric guitar lessons as well as Ukulelee,piano, bass and vocal lessons..Aaron is NOT accepting new students at this time.
Ann Assarsson is a singer and pianist originally from Goteborg, Sweden. With a Master of Music in Vocal Performance, her classical training supports a wide repertoire drawing from Classical, Jazz, Show tunes and Pop. Ann’s charismatic and personal approach to teaching keeps here in high demand with students of all ages.
Thomas Collum- Violin and strings A violinist of over 20 years, Thomas Collum has served as concertmaster for the Cornell Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, International Mayfest Orchestra, and more recently, the Bruckner Festival Orchestra. He is currently a member of the first violin section of the DuBoise Orchestra in Cambridge and freelances as an orchestral violinist and recitalist in the Boston area. Thomas's friendly teaching personality is quickly becoming recognized as the finest string instrument teacher in the area
Our newest instructor is Lucian Tisdale. "A dedicated and talented Music Educator with extensive teaching experience with students of all ages." Lucian is extremely patient and dedicated to his students progress. With a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and fourteen years of private classical piano lessons, students learn essential fundamentals, music theory and repertoire selected for maximum progress. PHOTO COMING SOON!
Lisa Shea specializes in teaching children as young as five years old. Lisa teaches Piano, Voice, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet and Trumpet! Lisa is one of the most talented multi instrumentalists in the area. She has a wonderful way with children and teenage students. Lisa Has a Bachelor degree in Music as well.
Aaron Robertson- drums and percussion
Aaron's students love drumming and it's easy to see why. Aaron's friendly laid back approach to teaching drum set has proven to be first choice in the Andovers. Many of Aaron's students are now playing drums with local rock bands. Aaron also teaches jazz and improvisation as well as pop and rock.
“We are proud to announce our newest voice and piano instructor, Ann Assarsson on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. ”
North Andover Music Academy is the first choice for electric guitar lessons, acoustic guitar lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons, cello lessons, voice lessons, bass lessons, banjo lessons, saxophone lessons, flute lessons, clarinet lessons and ukulele lessons. Contact us for more information on beginner music lessons, intermediate or advanced music lessons. NAMA's music instructors are highly skilled professional musicians.