JEFF CHARLES - Guitar and other fretted instruments - Available: Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat Phone: (717) 507.5291
Jeff has been a guitar instructor at Marty's Music Store for over 35 years. He teaches bass, banjo, mandolin, and dulcimer as well. Jeff uses a variety of musical styles including folk, rock, and classical. He highly recommends that his students study note reading and music theory. In addition to having a BA Degree from LVC, Jeff studied with Julio Prol and NYU and with Joseph Mayes at West Chester. He also participated in the Master Classes of Oscar Ghiglia and Migual Abloniz, as well as studying traditional American music at Davis and Elkings College in West Virginia and at Appalachian State University in North Carolina
ANDY ALONSO - Guitar • Bass - Available: Tue and Wed Phone: (717) 867. 1478
Originally from New York and currently lives in Annville with his family during the week. Andy returns to the big City of New York on weekends to play Weddings, Corporate Parties, R & B Nightclubs and for recording sessions. Andy began his musical education with Ed D'Latinis, former guitarist and reedman for the Tommy Dorsey Big Band. He also studied at Burklee College of Music. Andy began gigging at the young age of 15 and has done extensive work in recording, theater, clubs, and is involved in all styles of music.
PHIL MITCHELL - Guitar - Available: Tues and Fri Phone: (717) 507. 7830
Phil and his wife have lived in Palmyra since 1992. He really enjoys the wide tapestry of music in this area from Bluegrass to Rock. Phil has been playing guitar for 35 years. Folk, Classic Rock, a little bit Country and has spent time studying the classical guitar. Phil is ready to guide beginners through their musical journey to develop a love for the guitar and the knowledge to play anywhere and with anyone.
PIANO AND ORGAN LESSONS
BETSY MYERS - Piano • Clarinet - Available: Thurs Phone: (717) 507.6354
Betsy Myers is now taking beginning to intermediate students in both clarinet and piano at Marty's Music Store. Betsy is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College, Elementary Education, and is a PA certified public school elementary teacher. She specializes in young children and has over 30 years experience. Betsy is also the team leader in Church praise music at her Church. Please contact Betsy at Marty's Music Store.
SUE GARRISON - Piano • Organ • Theory & Improvisation- Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat Phone: (717) 867. 1000
Music School Administrator, Sue has been teaching piano and organ students at Marty's Music Store for over 38 years. She teaches reading, theory, chord style, improvisation and arranging. She studied at Lebanon Valley College and also with Mr. Frank Loch of Vienna, Virginia (composition and improvisation) as well as many advanced courses with the Yamaha International Corporation. Sue has taught class piano for HACC, Lebanon Campus and has several compositions published through the Lorenz Corporation for Sacred Organ. She currently teaches 60 students in both piano and organ class and also private instruction. Sue also manages our Piano Department and our Music School.
GARY EMERY - Piano • Guitar • Woodwind - Available: Tue and Thurs Phone: (717) 867. 1000
Gary has been associated with Marty's Music Store for over 23 years as an independent contractor, and Gary is now one of our family as a full time in-house band and orchestra repair technician. With a BS from Lebanon Valley College, he has also joined our staff of teachers as well. Gary is currently a member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Technicians, and organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the band instrument repair trade.
JAN HELEN MCGEE - Piano • Vocal - Available: Tue, Wed and Thurs Phone: (717) 274. 3285
Jan has two degrees from Penn State University. A Bachelor of the Arts in Music and Vocal Performance, and a Master of Arts in Humanities, Multi-Media specialization. She has been teaching private vocal and piano lessons for 30 years. In addition, she taught vocal music at the Harrisburg Academy and speech communications at HACC Lebanon. For fifteen years she was a professional singer. Jan now enjoys teaching the piano and voice to students at the same time. Her teaching is performance oriented and believes the music should be fun.
CATHY GARRISON - Flute • Clarinet • Saxophone • Drum - Available: Wed and Fri Phone: (717) 838. 6192
Cathy teaches beginning through advanced students on flute, clarinet and saxophone plus beginning drum set and percussion . She has recently retired from public school Band Director career. She taught elementary band at South Side Elementary School and middle school band at Swatara Middle School. Cathy has a B.S. in Music Education from Mansfield and did graduate work at Penn State University and the University of Hartford. She lives with her family in Palmyra, Pa.
PAM EMERY - French Horn • Trumpet • Baritone - Available: Tue Phone: (717) 673. 3299
Pam holds a Masters Degree from Temple University, a Bachelors Degree in music education from LVC and a permanent teaching certification from the PA Department of Education. She has played professionally with regional orchestras in Reading, Lancaster and the Harrisburg Symphony. Plus numerous chamber ensembles including the Philadelphia Brass Quintet, Opera orchestras and recording sessions.
TIM ERDMAN - Trumpet - Available: Wed Phone: (717) 484. 0946
Tim is a graduate of Temple University, Valley Forge Military College and Lebanon High School, Lebanon, Pa. Born and raised in Lebanon, he learned trumpet from his father, Fred Erdman, a highly esteemed musician and band director. After obtaining his B.S. degree in 1970, Tim was accepted into the cornet section of the United States Marine Band where he served under Presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter. He also played lead trumpet fro groups like the Four Tops and The Temptations. Tim is a self-employed writer and musician and runs his own marketing communications business, Writers Block Inc.
JIM EBERSOLE - Drum • Percussion - Available: Tues and Sat Phone: (717) 651. 5569
Jim has been playing drums since the age of six and has ben performing professionally for almost forty years. He has shard the stage with Internationally acclaimed acts such as War, P-Funk, Taj Mahal, Curtis Mayfield and the Atlanta Rhythm Section. He has returned to his native Central Pa after 20 years in the deep south, brining with him a wealth of the grooves, styles, and musical flavors of Latin America and the funky rhythms of New Orleans. Jim is also an accomplished recording engineer, producer and a studio musician. He is available for instruction on drumset, rudimental snare, congas, bongos, timbales and additional latin percussion.
JULIA EVANS - Violin - Available: Mon and Wed Phone: (717) 867.1000
Julia has been playing the violin for 30 years and teaching the Suzuki Violin Method for 6 years. She specializes in young beginner violinists as well as children who are studying through the school system. She has just attended the most recent Teacher Development courses at Millersville University.
RAY MOYER - Guitar • Brass • Woodwind - Available: Thurs and Fri Phone: (717) 566. 8778
Ray has had much experience in playing with the Army Band in Washington D. C. and also in Germany. He has a B.S. in Music Education from Susquehanna University with Dean's List and a who's who recognition. Ray taught over 9500 band and guitar students for the Lower Dauphin School District. While at LD, Ray recieved 4 seperate who's who listings (all related to teaching), presented at 3 national and one international education conferences, and taught advanced teaching skills to 1000+ PA teachers. He has also composed music for Continental Press and is a published writer for the Instrumentat, a national music magazine. We welcome Ray as one of our teachers for guitar, baritone, trombone, tuba, sax and clarinet
PAUL ZERMAN - Guitar • Bass - Available: Mon Phone: (717) 269. 4712
Paul Zerman has been teaching guitar and bass locally for over seventeen years. Over his teaching career, he has taught students of all levels-- from beginning to advanced. With his extensive experience with different genres, Zerman is able to teach his students rock, jazz, traditional, and classical. He incorporates music theory into his lessons, so students have a musical understanding of what they are playing when they learn songs. He encourages students to learn music notation, but also uses tabulature to help the student to reach their musical goals.
Zerman has been active in local "original" bands, and has had songs played on various radio stations around the country, and even internationally. His band Dredded has a single on an upcoming documentary on the radio program "The Preston and Steve Show" (on WMMR). He is currently the Music Supervisor for the independent film company "Cinema Alliance," located in Philadelphia.
For the last two years, Paul has created a unique recital program for his students-- the guitar orchestra known as Akoustikos. The student-based group performs an array of songs at local retirement centers and hospitals. Recently, Akoustikos performed as a featured act during "Celebration of Children," an event that Pecan Inc holds annually at the Harrisburg Forum. Pecan Inc presented Zerman with the Crescendo Award for his outstanding work with the Akoustikos group, and for promoting children in the arts.