Our Community is More than Just Private Music Lessons
Cardon Studios is more than just a music school, we are a music education community with exclusive programs for our members.
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!
About Montez TerrellHailing from Nashville, TN, Montez Terrell wrote, recorded, and has performed on many of Nashville's legendary stages including the Hard Rock Cafe and the Grand Ole Opry. Montez has been classically trained, but specializes in contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul, and Jazz. Helping inspire and strengthen those who share his love for music, both young and old, is one of Montez's greatest passions. In pursuit of this vision, Montez began teaching voice in 2014, has led songwriting camps for talented youth, and continues to grow in his own knowledge of music-making and the human voice by pursuing such credentials as certification from New York Vocal Coaching, a training program for ambitious multi-genre voice educators.
Piano and Voice
About Lauren AndersonA student of the world-renowned (and DC hometown favorite!) Denyce Graves, Lauren Anderson holds a Masters of Music in Voice from Peabody Conservatory. Lauren is thrilled to be teaching at Cardon Studios and excited to work with many different types of students. Lauren's background in vocal pedagogy and classical technique for both voice and piano can be applied to whichever genres her students would like to explore and Lauren loves to find ways to adapt to each student's unique needs. Lauren guides her students to become well-rounded musicians by helping to foster, not only their primary instrument, but also their knowledge in music theory and history. [···]
About Joe GalloJoe Gallo is a guitarist and composer from Baltimore, Maryland. As a teacher, Joe provides his students with a diverse and interconnected understanding of the instrument. His teaching draws from his wealth of experience playing classical, jazz, blues, pop and rock, and incorporates both standard technique and jazz improvisation in lessons, to give students a broader guitar education. Joe is adept in classical technique, including fingerstyle, and is able to translate foundational ideas to all genres.[···]
PIANO, Beginning through Advanced
About John ParkJohn 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. [···]
Piano and Voice
About Katherine RiddleSoprano 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. [···]
Voice and Performance Skills
About Darnell RoulhacTenor, 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. [···]
PersonalizedAndy 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!
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!
Diverse StylesJohn 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.
Warm and WelcomingCristina 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.
Never a Lazy MomentAlice 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.
Surpassed ExpectationsKat 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.