Instructors

 

Eric Bilodeau

Eric Bilodeau has been an instructor at Strings & Things Music since 2008. He has played in many area bands over the years, and is the current guitarist for the Tall Granite Big Band.

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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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Noel Dickinson

Noel participates in the NH Fiddle Ensemble and performs weekly with a local Irish group. She teaches beginning fiddle/violin for children and adults.

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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 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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Gary Hodges

Gary Hodges can be seen teaching and performing around New Hampshire in a variety of musical situations. When not at Strings & Things Music he plays in many groups, including the Artful Noise String Quartet, and directs the Philips Exeter Summer School Orchestra.

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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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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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Anne Levergood

Multi-instrumentalist Anne Levergood teaches seven instruments at Strings & Things Music and also teaches in the Merrimack Valley School District. She performs as a soloist, as part of various chamber ensembles, and in the Suncook Valley Chorale. 

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Ben Levergood

Ben has an undergraduate degree in Music Education from UNH, where he studied guitar with David Newsam. Currently, when he is not teaching privately, he teaches elementary classroom music in the Hopkinton School District.

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Brad Myrick

Brad Myrick is a performer, composer, arranger, producer and educator. He is the lead guitarist for internationally acclaimed singer, Vinx, was arranger and guitarist for Mexican #1 artist, Maria José, and teaches classes, workshops and lessons in Europe and around the USA. Brad teaches group classes and private lessons by request at Strings & Things Music.

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Tanya Dutt Myrick

Berklee graduate Tanya Dutt Myrick performs across the northeast with the Boston-based 10-piece band, The Connection. She is also singer & lyricist for original electronic project, Mahogany Star, and plays in an acoustic duo with her husband, guitarist Brad Myrick.

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Ron Noyes

Strings & Things Music guitar instructor Ron Noyes has made a name for himself in the NH music scene. The Ron Noyes Band can often be seen playing local shows and festivals. His first album, Mosaic, received critical acclaim in many countries.

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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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Joseph Pierog

Joseph Pierog has a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music. He works full-time as an audio engineer and session bassist (upright & electric) at Rockinghorse Studio and performs in many projects including his all-original project, The Four Legged Faithful.

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Phil Sargent

Phil Sargent's exceptional skills allow him to excel as an instructor, bandleader and sideman. He has been a clinician on topics ranging from guitar to jazz improvisation and can be seen performing in many Boston-area acts.

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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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