Strings & Things Music's thriving lesson program offers a wealth of resources to meet your musical goals! As an engaged, active part of the thriving central New Hampshire music scene we prioritize passing on our collective love of music and expertise in performance to anyone ready to continue their musical journey with professional instruction.

With a full roster of experienced, pedigreed instructors & 15 lesson rooms we proudly accomodate hundreds of students per week on almost 2 dozen different instruments. Many of our instructors offer recitals and other extra-curricular events. Our students have participated and placed in all-state competitions, and regularly go on to collegiate studies in music. Other students pick up an instrument for the first time in early childhood or in retirement, looking to enjoy the joyful benefits of having more music in their lives.

Our rates are also the most competitive in the area for a music instruction program of our caliber and tenure. We don't want cost or administrative fees to be prohibitive to your ability to connect with a teacher and learn music. Our rates are NOT tuition-based, payment is made monthly, not seasonally, and payments are made directly to the instructor. Lessons are just $30 per half hour, and your lesson time is the same each week. You can REGISTER FOR LESSONS NOW here on our site, or contact us for more info. We hope to see you soon, and to make music together for a long time!

Judi Bilodeau

Judi Bilodeau is the head of the vocal lesson program at Strings & Things Music. She has performed as a contemporary singer in many venues ranging from leading roles in musical theatre to performing jazz standards, ballads, and top 40 hits in many pro bands throughout New England.

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Mike Bilodeau

Mike Bilodeau, as the owner of Strings & Things Music, is the store's longest tenured instructor. He has been a part of many bands in various genres throughout the years. He is currently the musical director and lead guitarist for the Strings & Things Band.

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Ellen Carlson 

Ellen Carlson teaches fiddle and beginning violin at Strings & Things Music as well as leading the NH Fiddle Ensemble. She plays with many local and national acts, and has released the critically acclaimed album, "People I Play With".Ellen Carlson

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Sarah Dan Jones

Composer - several piano works and guitar. One CD, Church Sessions, available on CDbaby and iTunes. Director of music at Starr King Unitarian Universalist fellowship in Plymouth, NH.

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Paul Donahue

Paul Donahue is the head of Strings & Things Music's drum lesson program. He has been teaching for two decades, and has toured the east coast as a performer while opening for many famous national acts.

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Mike Gallant Mikey G guitar instructor at Strings & Things Music in Concord, NH

Mike Gallant

Mikey G has been an instructor at Strings & Things Music since the '90's. He is one of NH's busiest musicians, playing solo acoustic shows and rock/blues concerts with his band, Train Wreck.

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Joe Gattuso

Joe Gattuso is one of the most revered guitarists in northern New England. For decades Joe has been an integral part of Strings & Things Music's guitar lesson program as well as being the lead guitarist for the Boston band, Night Shift.

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Jim Herrick

As well as being a piano teacher for over 40 years, Strings & Things Music's Jim Herrick is also a registered piano technician.

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Matt Jensen

Matt Jensen has been an instructor at Strings & Things Music since 2010. He plays live and records with many local groups including the Dusty Gray Band and the Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio.

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Jessica Kilpatrick

Jessica Kilpatrick is currently teaching woodwinds, as well as beginning brass and piano at Strings & Things Music. She is band director at Newport Middle and High Schools, where she teaches grades 6-12. She is also a member of the 39th Army Band where she performs a variety of music all over the state of New Hampshire.

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Ray Lassonde

30 years performance experience throughout New England; freelance performance and recording experience with many regionally well-known jazz, blues, rock, folk and country artists and bands; Worship Team at Grace Capital Church for many years; composer for many children’s songs.

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Carleton Page

Mandolin, banjo and guitar instructor Carleton Page works full-time at Strings & Things Music, and has been with us for 15 years. When he's not teaching, Carleton is busy playing, recording and composing for many local groups.

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Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki fiddle instructor Strings & Things Music in Concord, NH

Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki


Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki is one of New England's busiest live and studio fiddlers. He has been on national tours with Adam Ezra Group and Finnegan's Farewell, and has been an instructor at Strings & Things Music since 2011.

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