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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  1. Acting for Singers

    October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Group Voice Class

    October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Group Guitar Class

    October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Acting for Singers

    October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Get Personal

Get Personal

“My lessons are tailored to me and what I hoped to achieve. I have grown leaps and bounds and have been complimented by many friends about how much I’ve improved!”

- Andy S.

One-on-one private lessons make your personal development about what it should be about: You. Your background, goals, and interests inform all of your lesson coursework, designed by your teacher just for you.

Meet Our Teachers

Our Unique Private Lessons

Whether you're a beginner or you've been performing your whole life, our lessons are tailored to your unique needs. Cardon Studios' Teachers work with each individual student to assess their needs and craft the perfect lesson plan. Combined studies for multiple instruments are available, too! Contact us to see how we can customize lessons for you.

Our Skilled Teachers

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! Cardon Studios believes in providing a healthy, reliable foundation which frees your instrument to be as stylish or expressive as you want, and since all of our teachers are active performers, they relate to your needs and provide you the tips and tools that work.
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    Adrienne Ivey

    Voice, Acting, and Beginning Piano

    About Adrienne Ivey

    Soprano Adrienne Ivey graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance and a Teaching Certificate in K-12 Vocal Music. In 2010, she earned her Master of Music degree from the University of Maryland. Aside from her credentials, Adrienne holds a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching vocal technique, embodied in an approachable, humorous and joyful presence. Teaching is a true pleasure and a chance to give back. She enjoys helping others find their voice and other talents most of all because of the impact it has on their confidence and overall self-esteem. Also an avid performer herself, Adrienne has toured with the New York Harlem Productions company of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, appearing as the Strawberry Woman in important European venues including the Komische Oper Berlin. She has sung in Carnegie Hall and appears on the Grammy Award winning CD “Songs of Innocence and Experience.” Perhaps her most noteworthy performance was singing for President Obama at his second term Inaugural Prayer Service. Locally, she is a regular chorister with the Washington National Opera, and in spring of 2013, she made her principal role debut as a “Madrigale” in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut at the Kennedy Center. She continues to perform regularly in the local D.C. area and Europe, making her teaching vibrant, current and fresh.
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    Daniel Noone

    Voice and Beginning Piano

    About Daniel Noone

    An active performer in the Washington, DC area, Daniel Noone has been praised for his versatility in repertoire ranging from Mozart and Bellini, to Verdi and Puccini. However, if classical singing isn’t your interest, not to worry! Although his own niche is classical music, Daniel is equally at home translating his technique to Musical Theater and even Pop singing! Daniel believes that a solid technique leads to the freedom to perform effectively, whether on the stage and in a recital. A fluent musician, Daniel has strong keyboard skills and values crafting his students to become well rounded musicians, too. When preparing a performance, Daniel believes that all the answers to presentation and technique lay within the score that the composer has given to the performer. This belief helps him lay bare for his students a clear understanding and less fear of music reading and performing as a whole. Daniel believes in conquering fear through knowledge. Further, as an operatic and recital performer Daniel is comfortable working with music in a variety of languages including French, German, Italian and Russian. Having served in leadership roles within several noteworthy choirs, Daniel has a strong appreciation and understanding of Choral singing, in styles ranging from early Renaissance to contemporary Gospel.
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    Celesta Kirk

    Voice, Piano, and Childhood Music

    About Celesta Kirk

    A Midwestern gal and graduate of Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, Celesta holds a music degree with specialization in Vocal Music Education. Having completed the requisite five years of training, Celesta has not only honed her pedagogical and performance skills in both acoustic and pop singing, but has also become a consummate keyboardist with an extensive knowledge of theatre. A perfect match for instructing the overall performer, Celesta's teaching engages the whole student-- mentally, emotionally, and physically-- to create a fuller understanding of the act of music-making. Our resident Early Childhood Music Specialist, Celesta is an instructor who is experienced working with a wide range of ages. In addition to her work with Cardon Studios, she also teaches music to young children at a Reggio Emilia inspired school. Whether working with children or adults, Celesta is a hands-on teacher who utilizes a variety of practices including Dalcroze and body-mapping, to make singing and playing both effortless and enjoyable. Her thoroughness and warm personality afford her students a clear confidence and understanding of their instrument, creating an honest, open interpretation in her performers. As a performer, Celesta made her District singing début in spring of 2013 in “Opera Comique” with Lycée Rochambeau.
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    Jim Greenfield

    Guitar and Music Theory

    About Jim Greenfield

    Jim Greenfield has been a professional solo guitarist and teacher in the Washington, D.C. area for more than 30 years. In addition, he is an accomplished composer, songwriting coach and performance mentor. He is highly skilled in a wide variety of genres, including but is not limited to classical, all forms of rock, blues, jazz, country, folk, and “singer-songwriter” music. Besides his instruction at Cardon Studios, Jim is an active musician within the DC community, sharing his teaching also at his studio in Northwest D.C., and the prestigious Sheridan School, where he works with students in classical guitar, acoustic/electric guitar, and ukulele. Jim enjoys sharing his performances both publicly and online (his rendition of Stephane Wrembel’s ‘Bistro Fada’ has enjoyed over 20,000 views!).

Get in Touch with Us

Our Location

Cardon Studios DC
3624 Georgia Ave. NW, Ste. B
(above Manny & Olga’s Pizza)
Washington, DC 20010

Contact Us

Phone: 202.681.7842
Email: info@cardonstudios.com

Open Hours

By Appointment Only
Monday to Friday
2:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday
9:00am to 9:00pm