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  Johnstonbaugh's Music   Centers

  4375 Gibsonia Road
  PO Box 150
  Gibsonia, PA 15044
  724.444.5670 Fax

  140 Sandune Dr.
  Pittsburgh, PA 15239   724.519.2114
  724.519.2410 Fax

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  1025 Washington Pike
  Bridgeville, PA 15017
  412.838.0800 Fax

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Instructor: Cara Rozgonyi
Focus Areas: Piano
Instruments: Piano ($21/30 minutes)
Locations: Golden Mile
Description: Cara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Grove City College, where she studied both piano and flute. During college, she was involved in her college Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Flute Choir. Since graduating in 2011, she has begun teaching students from her home studio. She loves teaching new students and wishes to pass along to them her passion for music.
Act 33/34 Clearance Teacher
Instructor: Jamie Tommarello
Focus Areas: Piano, Woodwind
Instruments: Clarinet, Piano ($20/30 minutes)
Locations: Golden Mile
Description: Jamie Tommarello attended Seton Hill University, where she received a bachelors Degree in music; majoring in clarinet with a minor in piano. In her seventeen years of experience Jamie has played in the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds, St. Joseph Parish in Ohara Township and has been giving private instruction for the past two years. In addition to private lessons Jamie teaches K-8 music at St. John the Baptist School in Plum.

Act 33/34 Clearance Teacher
Instructor: Jessica Baier
Focus Areas: Piano
Instruments: Piano ($20/30 minutes)
Locations: Bridgeville
Description: Jessica Baier has been the Director of Music Ministries at the Bower Hill Community Church since 2007, where she directs the Chancel and Handbell Choirs, and in addition has a private piano studio of 30 students at Johnstonbaugh’s Music Centers. She and has studied the organ and Sacred Music at Duquesne University under Ann Labounsky, John Walker, David Craighead, and Andrew Scanlon, and piano with Ken Burky. Jessica has sung in the Pittsburgh Compline Choir since 2007, and is an active member with theAmerican Guild of Organists and the Handbell Musicians of America, and also serves on the Executive Board of the Pittsburgh Organ Academy.

Act 33/34 Clearance Teacher
Instructor: John Kulik
Focus Areas: Piano
Instruments: Piano ($23/30 minutes)
Locations: Bridgeville, Golden Mile
Description: John V. Kulik, NCTM holds a B.S. degree in Music Education St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA, and a M.M. degree in Piano Pedagogy from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. He is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music with over 30 years of teaching experience with students age 4 and up. Mr. Kulik has taught private as well as class piano at Chatham College’s Laboratory School of Music, Pittsburgh, PA and at Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA. He has had many successful students place in performance and composition competitions at the local and state levels of PMTA. Mr. Kulik currently maintains an independent studio of children and adults in Murrysville, PA and is a frequent solo and collaborative pianist in the area as well as being a performing member of the Friday Evening Music Club, Greensburg, PA.

Act 33/34 Clearance Teacher
Instructor: Josie Merlino
Focus Areas: Piano
Instruments: Piano ($22/30 minutes)
Locations: Gibsonia
Description: Josie Merlino recently earned her Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from Duquesne University and is a student of David Allen Wehr. She serves as the Director of Liturgical Music at Mary Mother of the Church in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, and the associate accompanist and organist of the Westmoreland Choral Society as well as the accompanist of the Westmoreland Children’s Chorus, both in Greensburg, PA. She works as a staff accompanist at Duquesne University and Seton Hill University, as well as working actively as a collaborative pianist, organist, and teacher throughout the Pittsburgh, Greensburg, and Mon Valley areas. It is a joy and delight for her to teach piano lessons at Johnstonbaugh’s Music Center.

Act 33/34 Clearance Teacher
Instructor: Lisa Rae Vaughan
Focus Areas: Piano
Instruments: Piano ($22/30 minutes)
Locations: Bridgeville, Gibsonia
Description: A professional pianist and flautist with extensive classical training and performance experience, Lisa Rae Vaughan is Executive Director for the Lisa Rae Music Studios, LLC. In 1994, Ms. Vaughan implemented a network of community-centric teaching studios and has supervised the music education of more than 1000 students ages birth to 85.

LRMS offers private and group music lessons to youth, adult, and students with special needs (incl. autism, ADHD, physical and mental challenges) through its multiple Western PA sites and licensed Music Together Centers. At Johnstonbaugh’s Music Centers, Ms. Vaughan offers private piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, and violin lessons. Students are prepared and afforded opportunities to participate in studio-wide recitals, piano competitions, professional evaluations, and Music Clubs Festivals.

Ms. Vaughan was graduated from Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University where she earned a Bachelor of Science double degree in Electrical / Computer Engineering and Engineering Public Policy. It was at the prestigious CMU that she studied classical piano with Nelson Whitaker. First trained in classical and sacred music by her mother, Natheleen Murphy Vaughan, she broadened her musical horizons through private studies with flautist James Walker, formerly of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and co-founder of the jazz ensemble "Free Flight". She has also attended the Jamie Aebersold Jazz Camp in Louisville, KY, and most recently, studied jazz piano with the national touring pianist, Frank Cunimondo.

Act 33/34 Clearance Teacher

*Act 33/34 Clearance Teacher* This means that the teacher has received Act 33/34 Clearances from the State of Pennsylvania. Act 33/34 Clearances are designed to ensure that people who work with children have a record clear of child abuse and crime. All schools in Pennsylvania require that teachers and school staff have Act 33/34 Clearances. In June of 2005, Johnstonbaugh’s Music Centers implemented a policy that all new teachers are required to have Act 33/34 Clearances.

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