After School Music Lessons for All Grades
Friends School Haverford is proud to offer instrumental music lessons after school. Students in Preschool – Grade 8 may choose to learn Piano, Guitar, or Drums. Lessons will be held once a week, and taught by talented musicians selected by the School.
Winter 2016/Spring 2017 Schedule and Forms
The fall semester runs from October through January. The spring semester starts in February and continues through May.
- The fall semester runs from October through January. The spring semester starts in February and continues through May.
- Please download the registration form and submit directly to the main office by mail or in person. Please do not return via kid mail.
- Please include payment with your registration form to be eligible for scheduling. Scheduling is on a first-come, first- served basis, so please get them in early!
- Once both registration form and payment are received, your teacher will contact you to schedule lessons.
- Lessons will be conducted after school in half hour slots 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, & 5:00.
- Piano group is a half hour.
- There are no lessons on school holidays.
- You may take your child directly to and from his/her lesson or they can go to extended day after school for free prior to their lesson but there will be a $10 fee for extended day after a lesson. Please note that extended day ends at 5:45.
- Students will be escorted to and/or from extended day by their teacher.
- Please note that lessons are charged by the semester and payment is due in advance of the first lesson.
- Payments may be made by cash or check payable to: Friends School Haverford
- Because lessons are offered by outside contractors, we are unable to offer financial aid.
- If you need to cancel a lesson, please contact your child’s teacher and the office.
- In the event of a missed lesson, the teacher will try as best as possible to reschedule that student into an open slot. Open slots are not guaranteed. If this is not possible, the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the semester is reserved for make-ups.
- Because the teacher must reserve space for private lessons, he or she is unable to provide a credit or refunds for missed lessons.
- Instruments are not provided by School. Instrument procurement is to be discussed with the teacher.
Please direct further questions to Teacher Ed Nardi at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Musicians
Tim Kuntz – Piano
Tim has a Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance from Oberlin Conservatory, an M.A. in Music History from West Chester University, and an M.S. in Education from St. Joseph’s University. He has taught piano privately and at Haverford College. Recently a second-grade teacher outside Philadelphia.
He has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals throughout the East Coast and has appeared with the Allentown and Hartford Symphony Orchestras.
After an accompanying assistantship at The Hartt School of Music, The University of Hartford, Tim has worked with instrumentalists and vocalists in recital and lessons. He studied piano at Hartt with Anne Koscielny. Tim studied harpsichord with Joyce Lindorff at Temple University, and his Masterís Thesis, ìConcerts I Through IV of Michel Pignolet De Monteclairís Concert Pour La Flute Traversiere Avec Las Basse Chifree” is a scholarly edition including Timís own figured bass realization.
In addition to the piano and harpsichord, Tim is currently the organist at Old First UCC Church in Philadelphia. He also plays the Renaissance Lute for his own enjoyment.
Michael Brodine – Guitar
Mr. Brodine received his Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University and studied guitar with noted guitarist Chuck Anderson. He plays a wide variety of music professionally including Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, Classical and Rock ‘n Roll. He has served as staff classical guitarist for Romig, Carney and Lewis Orchestras, has performed with the Bluegrass band The Keystone Ramblers, featured on live Phladelphia public radio, and with a Rock band that went to #49 on the Billboard charts. Mr. Brodine writes and performs original music, some which has been recorded and played on radio for national broadcast. He has been a Conservatory teacher at The Haverford School since 1989 and a music teacher there for 6 years.
Ed Nardi – Drums
Ed Nardi has been performing, teaching privately, and teaching in the classroom for over 30 years. He holds a B.A. in music from Immaculata University and fourth year course work in music education and performance from Penn State University. Ed has performed with the PSU Symphony Orchestra, The State College Municipal Band, and Altoona Symphony Orchestra.
Ed has performed in numerous ensembles, bands, and as a solo performer playing all styles and genres of music. He is a prolific recording artist and teacher training workshop leader with Music Together – an internationally recognized music training program.
Ed has taught private drum, percussion, hand drum and school band lessons at Harcum-Medley music school for some 20 years and has been teaching classroom general music for 16 years. He teaches the fundamentals of reading western notation, technique, and time-keeping skills. Ed’s students are known for their curiosity and musicality.