Voice Lessons

Voice Lessons

The study of voice is the study of your body as an instrument. Just like no two students are the same, no two voices are either.
Voice Lesson Details

Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons

Whether you are a budding master or this is your first time tickling the ivories, your lessons will be tailored to your style and pace.
Piano Lesson Details

Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons

Our guitar lessons are designed to hone your sound, understand music theory more deeply, and find your expressive edge.
Guitar Lesson Details

Our Faculty is Comprised of DC’s Top Music Talent

Our Teachers partner with you one-on-one to structure the perfect course for your unique needs and goals. No two students are alike, so no two lessons are either!

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    Katherine Riddle

    Piano and Voice

    About Katherine Riddle

    Soprano Katherine Riddle is a crossover singer/actor who has performed in theaters, opera houses and concert halls across the United States and abroad. As a teacher, Katherine believes in cultivating a healthy foundation and technique thats students can apply to a wide range of genres including: classical, musical theatre, pop and rock. She is also a strong advocate of linking vocal production and dramatic interpretation. [···]
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    Francisco Quintero

    Guitar, Jazz and Music Theory

    About Francisco Quintero

    A graduate of both Berklee College of Music and Northern Illinois University, Francisco is an active performer in the thriving jazz scene of Washington, D.C. Francisco was born in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. In Venezuela, he worked and performed with top renown jazz artists such as drummer Andres Briceño, Pablo Gil and Gustavo Caruci, and was involved as a producer, arranger and musical director for bands in other musical idioms. Since beginning his formal education in the U.S, Francisco has studied and performed concerts with artists such as Richie Hart, Peter Bernstein, Carl Allen, Alain Mallet and Derrick Gardner throughout the United States. During his years Chicago completing a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies, he was an in-demand sideman in the area and performed at the city’s most prestigious venues, the Chicago Jazz Festival, and top jazz venues of near by cities such as Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. He has released an album as band leader with Venezuelan guitarist Manuel Reyes entitled “Duet” and also appeared as a sideman in recordings both in Venezuela and the U.S. In addition to being an international performer, he is also very passionate about teaching and has been extensively involved in music education at all levels, from very young beginners through ambitious adult learners.
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    Brittany Cusack

    Piano and Voice

    About Brittany Cusack

    Brittany Cusack is a Dramatic Soprano who has studied with a variety of wonderful teachers up and down the East Coast! Brittany, originally from South Carolina, completed her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at Shenandoah Conservatory, before going on to earn a Master of Music in Opera from Brooklyn College-Conservatory in Brooklyn, NY. A life-long learner, Brittany continues to study and teach throughout the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD areas. Though a classical singer herself, Brittany teaches all styles of singing and piano and enjoys working with all ages. Brittany is an active performer, and you can catch her upcoming engagements in both the DC metro region and NYC. She has appeared in opera with Opera Company of Brooklyn, and New York Lyric Opera Theatre, as well as acting in theater such as the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. A frequent competitor and recitalist, Brittany has premiered new compositions by living composers, was awarded Semi-Finalist in the New York Lyric Opera Theatre Vocal Competition, and was named a Winner in the preliminary rounds of the nationwide Classical Singer Competition. Do you have ambitious goals for your own piano or vocal projects? Brittany loves diving in head first to get to the heart of what inspires her students and brings them creative success.
    We really enjoy having our 5.5 year old study piano at Cardon Studios. We have found the teachers to be responsive, and attentive, always listening to the student, his needs and ability. - Parents of Evan N., Piano with Brittany
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    Darnell Roulhac

    Voice and Performance Skills

    About Darnell Roulhac

    Tenor, Darnell T. Roulhac is a native of Washington DC where he attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts before receiving his Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from The Boston Conservatory. As a teacher, Darnell values dramatic interpretation and performance skills. A supportive presence, Darnell is a wonderful instructor for those who want to not only unlock their voice, but also grab hold of their potential as performing artists. Although a classical singer himself, Darnell is well-versed in popular music styles and loves working with all styles of music to best support his students' goals. [···]
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    John Park

    PIANO, Beginning through Advanced

    About John Park

    John Park, a graduate of the University of Maryland, has studied with Drs. Kristina Suter, Alon Goldstein, and Audrey Andrist to obtain a vast knowledge of repertoire and chamber music concert experience. John has participated in prestigious music festivals and competitions such as National Music Festival, Wonderlic Competition, Liszt-Garrison Competition, and International Keyboard Institute Festivall, winning Special Honors from the 2016 Paderewski Competition in Hartford, CT, and finishing in the top 12 during the 2017 New York Piano Festival and Competition. In addition to being a frequent recitalist and passionate performer, John also has a deep love for sharing music with others in an educational setting. For nearly a decade, John has served the DC metro area providing private lessons in piano through his own private studio, at the Olney Conservatory, and with Cardon Studios in NW Washington, DC. John also enjoys working with singers and has supported numerous church groups and choirs with his expressive playing.

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    Andy S., Voice and Piano Student

    Lessons are tailored to you and what you hope to achieve. I have grown leaps and bounds in a short amount of time... I have also been complimented by many friends about how much my singing has improved!

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    Keeps Me Motivated!

    Maria G., Voice and Piano Student

    I had some music training before so I wanted to brush up my skills. My instructor keeps me motivated and I always leave with something new to work on. Most importantly, I can see improvement in my skills!

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    Diverse Styles

    John W., Voice Student

    I wanted to work on singing rock & roll, and even though both teachers [I work with] are primarily classically trained, they have no trouble applying what they know to help me as a rock singer.

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    Warm and Welcoming

    Cristina M., Guitar and Music Theory Student

    What a find: a warmhearted and truly generous teacher! No egos here, only a wonderful and satisfying learning experience.

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    Never a Lazy Moment

    Alice F., Voice Student

    My teacher definitely pushes me-- we never have a lazy moment in our lessons. She is cheerfully determined to break my bad habits, invests a lot of energy into her students, and seems to get genuine pleasure out of being a teacher.

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    Surpassed Expectations

    Kat W., Voice Student

    I've really enjoyed these lessons. Brandon is a great teacher, and I've surpassed my goals and expectations going into this.