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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  1. Performance Prep

    October 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  2. Public Speaking

    October 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Intro to Voice Class *Free!

    October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Performance Prep

    October 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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“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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    Mike Langlois

    Piano, Vocal Coach/Accompanist

    About Mike Langlois

    Mike Langlois holds advanced degrees from some of the nation's finest music schools, including an M.M. from the University of Maryland and a B.M. from Indiana University. A diverse musician, Mike has studied with a number of notable musicians in several aspects of his musical education, including not only his Piano studies with Rita Sloan, Émile Naoumoff, Theodore Guerrant, and Emilio del Rosario; but also, conducting studies with Edward Maclary and James Ross; and, chamber music with Yael Weiss and Kathie Johnson. Mike strives to share his knowledge and to enhance musicians' performances to bring them to their fullest expression. As such, beyond his work in music education at Cardon Studios, Mike also serves as Artistic Director and Conductor of Ensemble Deburau and Director of Music at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish. In all things, Mike works hard to stay at the top of his field-- he is a member of several profressional organizations including the Music Teachers National Association, American Guild of Organists, and the American Choir Directors Association. As a teacher and accompanist, Mike values all styles of music and works to give his students a broad understanding of music in order to express themselves fluidly in their preferred style. Although piano is Mike's primary and favorite instrument, he's got a soft spot for singers, too --he even married one! Mike is the loving spouse of Ms. Tanya Ruth Langlois, Cardon Studios' Voice Teacher. Mike enjoys coaching singers and has exercised this particular skillset working as a pianist for Maryland Opera Studio and The Singing Hoosiers. Mike is a frequent recital accompanist with Cardon Studios, and has previously played for  theatrical productions at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Marriott Lincolnshire, and Cadillac Theatre (Chicago), as well as the IU Theatre and Drama Department.
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    Tanya Ruth Langlois

    Piano, Songwriting, and Voice

    About Tanya Ruth Langlois

    With a background in solo performance, accompanying, orchestral and chamber music, singer and pianist Tanya Ruth offers a well-rounded approach to both piano and voice technique within a variety of styles. Tanya’s diverse background playing several instruments lends her an uncommonly sensitive sense of musical interpretation. With Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in voice performance from the University of Maryland and a minor in piano performance, Tanya has served as the accompanist to local community choirs, churches, and student performances alike. In 2008, she was one of three pianists selected for the Interharmony Chamber Music Festival in San Francisco. In the summer of 2015, Tanya has taken on the role of Music Director for a local church where she enjoys building a variety of instrumental and vocal music programs to support worship. Tanya has earned honors for her piano playing in a number of the Maryland State Music Teachers Association’s competitions, including the annual sonata competition and the high school piano award competition. An experienced competitor, Tanya has the skills to calmly guide you through stage fright and competitive playing or singing unscathed. Whatever your goals, whether reviewing your studies from childhood or learning for the first time, Tanya will teach you efficient practice techniques and intuitive music learning skills that will have you playing in no time. As a clasical Mezzo-soprano, Tanya Ruth Langlois has appeared across the United States and in Europe singing opera, chamber music, oratorio, and in recital. Tanya values diversity in her own musical performances and loves that her students do, too! As an ever-evolving singer, Tanya enjoys dappling in all styles, from pop and rock through Broadway belting. With her solid technical background and advanced studies in Voice Performance, Tanya is well-suited to give any student of any style of music a truly well-grounded foundation for performance in any style of music.  
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    Darnell Roulhac

    Voice, Acting, Beginning Piano

    About Darnell Roulhac

    Tenor, Darnell T. Roulhac is a native of Washington DC where he attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.  He then went on to The Boston Conservatory where he obtained his Bachelor’s in Music. There he studied Vocal Performance under Thomas A. Gregg. Some of his performance credits include Gobin in La Rondine; Monostatos in Die Zauberflote;Ernest Diggle in Jerry Springer the Opera.  Most recently Benvolio in Roméo et Juliette with Bel Cantanti Opera Co. and Peppe in Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Il Pagliacci. Darnell has been affiliated with world-renowned choirs such as the DC Boys Choir under the direction of Mrs. Eleanor Steward and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Show Choir with Samuel L. E. Bonds. With these organizations, Darnell has performed all over the United States and abroad in such places as Germany, England, China, and France to name a few. A consummate professional performer, Darnell is currently featured with the Washington National Opera.  
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    Ceri Gerrish

    Voice, and Intro Group Voice

    About Ceri Gerrish

    Ceri Gerrish is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Vocal Performance at Shenandoah Conservatory. Having completed her Masters in Boston and originating in New Mexico, Ceri boasts a number of performance credits from across the country: from Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the University of New Mexico’s Opera Studio to Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte with Boston University’s Opera Institute, and most recently, roles such as Laetia in Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief and Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel with the Loudoun Lyric Opera Company. Although a classical singer herself, Ceri practices a solid technique that is completely transferable to all styles. Ceri’s believes that teaching the vocal arts is the collaboration between students and teachers which allows exploration of the foundations of singing in a healthy, imaginative and intelligent way. This holistic approach allows each student to pursue their individual artistic goals with the safety and support of consistent teacher feedback shaping the proper path. Ceri approaches beginning piano and the introduction to music theory in the same collaborative spirit, creating a fun and engaging studio environment.
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    Dominic Elliot

    Guitar, Bass, and Songwriting

    About Dominic Elliot

    A self-taught musician with a love of all kinds of music, Dominic Elliot's passion began at an early age. Having discovered the Guitar at 13 years old, Dominic started his first band in high school and began organizing shows with friends in church basements and other local venues. He continued to study guitar and bass in school and eventually formalized his education and began taking guitar, piano, and theory courses. Throughout his college years, Dominic continued gigging and performing, alongside his studies of Music Theory and Performance in Electric Bass. Following college, Dominic also spent several years traveling the U.S. with his brother, performing everywhere from DC to LA. Now settled in DC, Dominic continues to play locally as a soloist and as a member of three different bands. In 2006, Dominic began teaching guitar, beginning with two students whom he had met at a gig, and uncovered a skill he's come to love. Dominic's educational approach is informed by his intuition as a performer. The unique combination of stage experience and work in the classroom gives Dominic a clarity of direction and an ease with expression which allows him to adapt to each student and to help his students to find their individual sound. Having worked for different local music schools in the area and provided countless lessons for many local students, Dominic is a well-rounded teacher and an insider on the local scene. Proficient in theory for jazz, classical, and rock, Dominic will help you unlock your ability as a musician.

Get in Touch with Us

Our Location

Cardon Studios DC
3624 Georgia Ave. NW, 2nd Floor
(above Manny & Olga’s Pizza)
Washington, DC 20010

Contact Us

Phone: 202.888.7483
Email: info@cardonstudios.com

Open Hours

By Appointment Only
Mon to Fri: 2:00pm-9:00pm
Sat and Sun: 9:00am-9:00pm