968 Washington Street / Route 138 - Stoughton, Massachusetts 02072
Phone: 781-344-8772 - Fax (24 Hours): 781-344-2591 - eMail: info@stoughtonmusic.com

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Nancy Gallagher has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance, Music Composition from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has also attended The Berklee College of Music, Tansen Music College, Kolkata, India. Nancy has been teaching music for over 15 years. She has a Music Educator's Certificate, Commonwealth Massachusetts. Nancy has taught in public and private schools in Boston and surrounding areas. Her prior teaching includes General Music, K-12, Director of various Children Choruses, Recorder Ensembles, Assistant Conductor for Middle School Jazz Band, classes in Music Theory, songwriting and Music History. Nancy also teaches private lessons for Flute, Piano and Guitar. Nancy's private students have ranged in ages 4-90 years old, all levels and abilities including Special Needs Students. Nancy also facilitates monthly Music Programs for Special Needs Children in the Brockton ARC Program.

Nancy teaches using a very comprehensive Music Method, with Ear Training, Music Theory, Music Interpretation, and Applied Instrument Technique. She is very student oriented and adjusts each lesson to each individual student.

Nancy has been playing the flute for over 20 years. She has studied the flute with instructors from: The Berklee College of Music, The New England Conservatory of Music and The University of Massachusetts at Boston. Her instructors have included, Michael Taylor, Judy Grant, Susan Gall and Jill Dreeben. She has taught flute to students from age 8 through adult, of all abilities. For Flute Methods she uses M. Moyse, L. Moyse, Trevor Wye, Wagner, Brooke as Teaching Guides. For techniques she includes: finger exercises, scale exercises, arpeggios and articulation exercises. She uses exercises by Cavally, Taffanel and Gaubert, etudes by Anderson, Kohler as Technique Teaching guides. To introduce concepts of interpretation, tone color, flexibility of range, articulation and Keys, American Pop Songs of early to modern day vintage, Jazz, Classical Music from Bach to Contemporary Music, and duets are used as Teaching Guides.

Nancy suggests 15-30 minute practice, 3 or 4 days a week for beginners. For Intermediate and Advanced Students she suggests 60 minutes, 3 or 4 days a week.

Dick Mandell is a graduate of The Berklee College of Music where he majored in Music Theory and Composition. He is a multi-instrumentalist and has been performing and teaching music for over 30 years.

Dick has been involved in diverse musical genres: The Brockton Symphony and other local orchestras,directing and producing off Broadway Shows and performing in Popular, Jazz and Country bands.

Steve Tapper holds a BA degree in Music Performance from Berklee College of Music. He recently received a Masters Degree in Music Performance from The Longy School of Music. Steve has performed throughout the USA and recorded several CDs as a Flutist in several musical setting.

Steve has been teaching music lessons for over 30 years. He co-authored the best selling book "Exceptional Classics for Flute and Guitar" (Santorella Publications) with the Stoughton Music Center owner Robert Tarchara, and also performs in a Flute and Guitar duo with Robert.