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Meet The Team

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Vittoria Monte (she, her, hers)

  • Co-Founder

  • Music Teacher: Strings (all levels) and Piano (all levels)

  • Children Program Co-Director

Each student that walks into my studio I see as a unique individual with different learning styles, certain talents, and goals that they want to achieve. I love learning all of these details about my students, so that I can individualize their lessons and make music fun.

I have taken lessons throughout my childhood at the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School. My years of study continued into adulthood, as I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and also studied music from the University of Rhode Island. I have taken my psychology degree and found a way of uniquely combining it with music to be able to fully understand how to teach to all ages, depending on their development and individual learning style.  Through my research and experiences of Montessori education, I have created many Montessori inspired games and activities to complement my lessons. As well as children programs that give children the opportunities to  develop and explore. I call myself a lifetime learner as I am always looking into furthering my education in and out of the classroom so that I can have all the tools for my students. 

 

Credentials & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rhode Island in Psychology and an Independent Music Study,  Graduated Summa Cum Laude

  • 9+ years of teaching experience of all ages

  • 13+ years of instrument studies on violin, viola, cello and piano

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Kathryn Nowak (she, her, hers)

  • Co-Founder

  • Children Program Co-Director

Working with children over the many years has brought me much joy. Through many experiences with nannying, summer camps and after school programs my goal is to share with children the world of creativity. Through books, art, music and nature there is so many opportunities for children to find their creative interests. When designing programs I incorporate Montessori and Reggio-Emilia philosophies. Children thrive when given the independence and environment to shine. It's my job to create that perfect environment for them, filled with wonder and excitement. 

 

Credentials & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rhode Island in Psychology, Graduated Summa Cum Laude  

  • 9+ years of child-centered programs 

My goal as a music teacher is not to force my students down one path, but rather to help guide them as they explore music and discover what fascinates them.  My first violin teacher taught me this and has been the driving force behind my musical passion for the last 10 years.  As a teacher, I hope to take the best parts of my experience to give back to the music community.

 

During my 10 years of playing, I've had the chance to tutor students, be part of a string quartet and even perform in the pit orchestra for North Kingstown High School’s yearly musicals.  I am now a third-year college student studying Computer Science at URI and music education. I have studied violin at the college level as well as the cello and currently piano. My studies have given me the tools to be able to teach beginners through advanced students of all ages. 

 

Credentials & Experience 

  • Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a Music Minor at The University of Rhode Island

  • 3 + years of teaching experience

  • 11 + years of instrument studies on violin, viola, cello and piano

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Tyler Chin (he, him, his)

Primary Instrument: Violin, Viola Teacher

Elementary Level Cello & Piano Teacher 

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Haley Spiewakowski (they/them)

Primary Instrument: Voice Teacher

Elementary Level Violin and Piano Teacher

Haley Spiewakowski is a Music Education Major at Rhode Island College with a concentration in Voice Performance. They’ve studied with Dr. Teresa Coffman at Rhode Island College as well as Maureen Hague. Haley is the Co-President of Rhode Island College Chamber Singers, Alto Section Leader for the Concert Choir, and Alto Section Leader at St. Gregory the Great Church Choir. They have participated in live theatre productions such as King Richard’s Faire as a villager in Carver, Mass, and other theatre productions such as Godspell, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Once on this Island, Mamma Mia, and Young Frankenstein. Haley is training in classical repertoire music at Rhode Island College, but is also well versed in contemporary and musical theatre repertoire. They are very excited to bring forth their musical knowledge to this space to teach any and every student!

About The Center

Easy/Free Parking: 

Parking is located in the back of the building on James St. ​

On-Street parking both sides of street 

Convenient Location:

Located right off 1-95 and the Henderson Bridge. Also in close proximity to Massachusetts towns (Rehoboth, Seekonk)

Welcoming To All:

Our center welcomes ALL individuals. Our goal is to make everyone feel safe, comfortable, and valued here! 

Waiting Area: 

Parents can relax in our comfortable waiting area. There's water, tea and WIFI. We are also next door to a yummy cafe! 

Community Building Events:

3 opportunities per year to come together and play music for family, friends, and community members!

Pop-Up Events for children to get creative, socialize and have fun! 

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