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!
Voice and Beginning Piano
About Hannah Baslee
As a teacher, Hannah's primary goal is to inspire her students, as she herself has been inspired over the years. Hannah works hard to help her students achieve excellence in technique and musicianship, while also ensuring a fun and trusting environment. In addition to serving on the Voice Faculty at Cardon Studios, Hannah is an Adjunct Professor at College of Southern Maryland. [···]
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. [···]
Piano, Beginner through Advanced
About Danila Tomassetti
Danila Tomassetti holds an MM with honors in Piano Performance, and is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree in Piano Pedagogy under the guidance of Prof. Nikita Fitenko at The Catholic University of America. Danila has been the recipient of a full scholarship to complete her studies. Danila is thrilled to continue her work in teaching piano with Cardon Studios; she is passionately dedicated to piano and music theory teaching, having enjoyed teaching appointments in both public and private schools. [···]
Voice, Guitar, Piano
About Jonathan DeHart
Tenor and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan DeHart holds a Master of Arts in Teaching and a
Bachelor of Music from Westminster Choir College as a voice primary. Versed equally in opera,
art song, musical theater, jazz, blues, pop, rock, and even punk, Jonathan can help you
discover and hone your voice in a healthy manner, for any style of singing. He possesses
thorough knowledge of singing mechanics and pedagogy, studying with renowned voice
scientist Dr. Kathy Price. [···]
About Kevin Schellhase
Singer and Pianist, Kevin Schellhase, holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance and has been a lifelong piano student. Kevin has been teaching piano professionally for over a decade, and has had the priviledge of accompanying for some of the great vocal teachers of our time. His own studies of classical vocal performance were mostly in the studio of internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Molly Donnelly, but Kevin values life-long learning and has sought out the expertise of several of DC's most elite voice instructors. His unique combination of skills as an accomplished pianist and a budding vocal pedagogue make Kevin a well-rounded teacher and an excellent accompanist. Kevin has prformed both as a pianist and singer at many venues and events surrounding Washington, DC and is a three-year alumnus of the National Philharmonic Chorale, as well as a recurrent company member of the Victorian Lyric Opera Company, having appeared in comic and romantic baritone roles in Sousa's The Charlatan, Reginald De Koven's Robin Hood, and Strauss's The Gypsy Baron, as well as singing and providing accompaniment in several Gilbert & Sullivan productions, including The Pirates of Penzance and The Yeomen of the Guard.
When not teaching, Kevin enjoys composition and is proud to have seen his original musical works performed around the United States and internationally. Although he has the benefit of classical training, Kevin's roots on piano stem from learning by ear. As such, his teaching method is very accommodating to unusual musical learning styles. Kevin's flexible and creative approach to teaching allows him to customize lessons to each student's unique needs to provide the most efficient path to success.
In addition to offering private lessons, Kevin serves as the principal recital coach and accompanist for Cardon events, including monthly Master Classes and quarterly Student Showcases!