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Jordan Kitts Music School Beltsville

Beltsville, MD 20705 (map)


Lessons Offered

Keyboard, Music Theory, Organ, Piano, Music

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

Online via Webcam


About Me

JORDAN KITTS MUSIC BELTSVILLE offers a variety of group and private lesson options. From toddler classes to lessons for seniors, for the serious classical pianist or the hobbyist, we have a comprehensive educational program that caters to a variety of musical tastes and learning styles.

We have highly-qualified teachers, hand-picked and screened by MARTHA BLAKELY, NCTM, Studio Manager and Artist-in-Residence. All our teachers have been university and/or conservatory trained.

Our teaching studios are spacious and equipped with top quality acoustic pianos or state-of the art digital instruments.

Our students perform on the finest grand pianos in our beautiful recital facilities.

Most of our teachers also offer performance opportunities in recitals, festivals, Guild auditions, and Trinity Guildhall Examinations.

My Musical Education Background

OUR TEACHERS:

1. MARTHA BLAKELY, NCTM. Studio Manager and Artist-in-Residence.
Classical Piano, Popular Piano, Music Theory, Chamber Music, Accompanying, Music Appreciation, Voice. Teaches all ages from 4 years old up, including adults.
Education: BM degree and Graduate Studies with a Major in Piano Performance and a Minor in Voice from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Experience: She has performed solo and chamber music recitals in the USA, Europe, and Africa, including appearances with the Prince Georges Philharmonic Special Concerts, the North Miami Beach Symphony Orchestra, the French Embassy in Washington, DC, etc. Has adjudicated the National Guild of Piano Teachers Guild Auditions for over 10 years. Has taught for JKM for over 20 years.
Organizations: National Guild of Piano Teachers (Faculty Member and Adjudicator), MTNA (Nationally Certified Teacher of Music), MSMTA (past Vice-President of Certification), AAMTA.
Students Perform: Guild Auditions, Recitals, Competitions, other.

2. DAWN KWON. Piano, Music Theory, Composition.
MA in Music, Queens College, The City University of New York. Professional Studies Diploma in Music Composition from Mannes College of Music. MM & BM in Music, Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea. Students perform: Recitals

3. PETER PATENTE, CAGO. Organ and Piano
Specialty: Jazz Studies, Worship Music, Classical
Accepts students ages 9 yrs old and above
Education: B.S/M.A Catholic University
Organizations: American Guild of Organists, Pastoral Association
Students Perform: Does not require student recitals

4. ROSALIE PERSON. Piano, Voice
Specialty: Ages 5 to 80, Classical, Pop
Education: Studied with Ed Person of Palestrina Institute of Music, Detroit, MI
Organizations: NA
Students Perform: Recitals

5. LISA SEDARES. Piano.
Education: Capitol College. Students perform: Recitals.

6. ALICE SHIU. Piano
Education: L.T.C.L. (Master), Piano Performance, Trinity College, London
M.A., Arts Management, American University
B.A. (Honors), Music, Hong Kong Baptist University
Organizations: MTNA, MSMTA, National Guild of Piano Teachers
Students Perform: Recitals, Piano Competitions, Guild Auditions


7. LIVIA SUTEJO. Piano. Yamaha Group Classes
Specialty: Piano Classical, Early Childhood, Group Teaching for Children and Adults, Gospel
Education: Master of Music-Peabody Conservatory
BA Piano Performance- Towson University
Performance Certificate from Jakarta Music Institute and AMEB
Organizations: Trinity College
Students Perform: Recitals, Trinity Examinations


8. YVONNE TATE. Piano, Music Theory
Ages 5-80; Beginner & intermediate level piano; Piano Theory
Education: B.S. Music Education with Choral & Piano Concentrations from Towson University. Students Perform: Recitals , Guild


9. ROBERT STATHAM. Piano, Organ, Theory
Education: B.A. in Music Performance from Hampton University. Graduate Studies at Catholic University, Washington, D.C. Organizations: Potomac Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Students Perform: Recitals


Genres and Subjects Taught

Piano, Organ, Keyboard, Voice, Music Theory, Harmony, and Ear-Training

Classical, Jazz, Popular, Sacred, Gospel, and more!

We teach what you want to learn!

Lesson Rates

FREE TRIAL LESSON!

1/2 hour private lesson per week is $140.00 per month

1 hour private lesson per week is $280.00 per month

Private instruction is available for children and adults of all ages. These lessons are arranged by appointment.

Group Instruction for children and adults using the Yamaha Music School Curriculum. Please visit our web-site for class schedules and tuition rates.

We feature:
Convenient scheduling
High quality studio instruments

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

All ages, from 3 years old through Senior Citizens

All Levels, beginners through advanced

My Certifications and Awards

Martha Blakely, NCTM, Studio Manager & Artist-in-Residence for the Jordan kitts Music School Beltsville, is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano through the Music Teachers National Association. She is also a Faculty Member and adjudicator for the National Guild Of Piano Teachers. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Voice from the renowned University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and has done post graduate studies in Piano Performance at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and at The Catholic University of America. Ms. Blakely is a named Steinway Artist and has been awarded several music grants for the performance of classical music by the Prince George's County Arts Council.

Peter Patente, CAGO, is certified in organ by the American Guild of Organists.

Livia Sutejo is a Yamaha Certified Instructor.

All our teachers are university trained in music.

My Musical Influences

Classical Music, jazz, popular music, sacred music, music theatre, opera, symphonic music, etc.


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Student Reviews




Elliott City, MD

I began piano studies with Martha Blakely as an adult who had no previous training in music. I have studied with her for 2 1/2 years and have made great progress under her teaching and guidance. She is a very experienced teacher who teaches students at all levels and in all age groups. She is patient and understanding, yet pushes her students to achieve to their ability. She offers students numerous opportunities to perform in semi-annual recitals and in annual auditions for the National Piano Teachers Guild. She is a highly skilled pianist who gives recitals and who sometimes plays as a finale to her students' recitals, and her playing is inspirational for those of us who are her students. I would highly recommend Martha Blakely as a piano teacher.




Pasadena, MD

I have a 10 year daughter old and a 7 year old daughter enrolled in piano lessons with Martha. I have seen a tremendous amount of progress in their ability to read and perform music. Martha's attention to detail and ability to get the best out of her students make her a great piano teacher.


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