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Gracie Lineham singing and playing piano

Gracie is a songwriter and artist currently based in the city of Albany. She is a current junior at the College of Saint Rose, majoring in Music Industry with a concentration in Piano & Songwriting. Lessons with Gracie can cover classical, jazz, contemporary and commercial music.

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Has been teaching piano at Hilton's music since 2016 on Saturdays. Teach various levels of piano and different styles. Have taught in the capital district privately and in local schools.
Love working one on one with piano students. Aim for all to have positive successful experiences on the piano at each lesson. 


Chris graduated Crane  School  of music in Potsdam New York majoring in classical guitar and Musicians institute in Hollywood, California.
 He teaches using a combination of traditional methods such as reading music, scales and theory as well as a more modern approach using technology such as the iPad  to encourage development of musical skills such as improvising , ear training etc so students are not limited to just reading the notes.


Sue earned a bachelor's degree in Music from the Crane School of Music.  A longtime music teacher in the area, she has taught in public and private schools. She is on the faculty at Little Falls School of Music and Arts in Kinderhook  where she teaches piano, voice and has also taught Music for Little Mozarts.Sue is also on the faculty at Woodland Hills Montessori School in East Greenbush.  She is a member of Hudson Valley Choral Society and serves as organist at Emmanuel St. John's Lutheran Church in Hudson.  She teaches piano using traditional methods as well as implementing modern technology to encourage development of musical skills.  She is currently working on projects composing, arranging, performing  and co producing for a production company that has done work for PBS, cable TV and multimedia presentations.
Susanna Shamountain and a piano

Susanna  was born in Turkmenistan. She started her piano career at the age of five. She auditioned into a Specialized Music School under Moscow Conservatory and studied piano, music theory and music literature for thirteen years.


Louise Carney and a piano

1996 graduate of Saint Rose
K-12 Music Education
2004 Masters Degree Literacy B-6 University at Albany
Substitute teacher for BOCES in many area school districts including Mohonasen, Schalmont,


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My name is Charlotte. I have received my Master of Music (Vocal Performance) degree from Houghton College, and Bachelor of Music Education from Central China Normal University. I am teaching voice and


Wendy Curtis and a piano 
Wendy has been teaching music since 1996 and has received her BS from Houghton College and MS from Oneonta.  Wendy offers encouragement and enthusiasm to each lesson to support the individual needs of her students. She supports her students in numerous recitals and competitions and has been with Hilton Music for over 7 years.

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Doug is an international touring guitarist who has been playing since the age of ten and started professionally teaching in 1999. Currently playing with The Erotics and New York Jaded among many other bands both past and present. Versed in many different styles not only on guitar but also piano, bass guitar and ukulele as well.


My qualifications include:Concert Master ,Orchestral Artist, Piano Instructor.I have experience teaching the piano and have performed solo piano concerts.I have general knowledge of musical history and music theory. I participated in Olympiads in musical history, placing second and third.I taught piano privately for four years.Recently I have been performing with a local amateur orchestra. On April 7,2019 our orchestra perfomed at Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown,NY.


Bill Brown and a piano


Bill comes to Hilton Music Center from a varied background. He earned his undergraduate degree in music from The King’s College originally located in Briarcliffe Manor, New York. There he studied trumpet, piano and French horn studying under Harry Berv, the principal horn player in the NBC orchestra directed by Arturo Toscanini. He did further studies at the University of Maryland, University of Southern California and Nova University where he earned his advance degree. He taught in a number of schools in Florida, Vermont and New York. He also was a member of the United States Army band in Europe, touring for three years. It was there that he developed his love for big band style music. He recently retired as a public school teacher.

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