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Instructors

Our Instructors

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Wolfgang Schutzinger

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Theory

B.M. Berklee College of Music
M.M. University of Northern Iowa

Studied Guitar with John Baboian, Composition with George Russell, Herb Pomeroy and Jeremy Beck. Mentionable performances include The UNI Jazz Band I and The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. Teaching Experience: Teaching Harmony and Improvisation and directing a Big Band at The University of Northern Iowa; guitar at Musikschule Aichach, Germany,The Malden School of Music, MA, Manchester Music Mill.

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Nate Comp

Guitar, Bass, Mandiline

Nate Comp grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire where he studied with John Zevos, Arthur Mirable and David Newsam. Before joining the faculty at the Manchester Music Mill in July of 2009, Nate taught guitar and bass for the National Music Workshop at Daddy's Junky Music for fifteen years . He is also a former faculty member of the Guitar Gallery of New England, the National Guitar Summer Workshop, the New England Summer Arts Program at New Hampshire College, and the Summer Youth Music School at the University of New Hampshire. Nate is an active performer and can be seen playing on a regular basis in a wide variety of musical settings throughout the New England area. Over the past twenty years he has given over 40,000 private lessons to students of all ages and abilities, and his unique teaching methods focus on developing technique, music theory knowledge, improvisational ability, composition, ear training, repertoire, and performance skills.

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John Maggio

Guitar

I've been playing guitar for over 30 years, playing professionally and teaching over 20 years. I have a Master Certificate for guitar from Berklee school of music. I'm a Rock/Metal/blues/ classic rock/ "shred" rock player mostly though I've studied jazz and classical music and learn and study classical pieces regularly. My influences are mainly Yngwie Malmsteen, Ritchie Blackmore, Jimi Hendrix, Randy Rhoads, Allan Holdsworth, Al Di Meola, Jake E Lee, Frank and Dweezil Zappa, Alex Lifeson, Steve Howe, Greg Howe, Richie Kotzen, Jason Becker, Joe Stump, Miles Davis, J.S. Bach, Niccolo Paganini and so on.

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Joe Rizzo

Drums

Joe Rizzo is a Professional Drummer and Teacher. currently teaching at the Manchester Music Mill. Joe has over 20 years of teaching experience as well as playing experience. He is a working musician currently performing regularly and has also performed and toured throughout the United States and Canada. Joe is versatile in all styles of drumming. He has studied privately at Berklee College of Music. His teachers included: Alan Dawson, Joe Morello, Fred Buda, Tommy Campbell, Dave Dicenso, Steve Michaud and many others. Joe has had students who have gone on to win several competitions including NH Drum Fun and the Blue Man Group drum off. Joe is a teacher of all styles including Jazz, Funk, Rock, Hip Hop, Latin and Rudiments. He also teaches all levels from beginner to advanced. He is well known and respected throughout the drumming community. 

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Richard Garzinia

Saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, composer of jazz, music for visuals, experimental electronic music

University of New Hampshire
MA, Music Composition

University of North Texas
BA, Music Composition


NH Community College in Concord, NH: History and Development of Jazz, Introduction to Music, World Music

Granite State College in Portsmouth, Claremont, Rochester and Concord, NH: Theory, Music Appreciation, History and Development of Jazz, Understanding and Appreciating Music

Music Mill, Manchester, NH: private lessons in flute, clarinet, saxophone, beginning trumpet, trombone and guitar.

New England College: Music Appreciation, Music of the 20th Century, History and Development of Jazz, World Music, Ambient and Electronic Music and the Evolution of Rock, Folk and Country

Hopkinton Independent School: ensemble, saxophone, flute

Plymouth State College: theory, ear training, computer music, saxophone

University of New Hampshire: Improvisation, Theory, instrumental lessons

Exeter, Stratham and Northwood Elementary Schools: ensembles and instrumental lessons

Dallas Regional High School: Jazz ensemble, saxophone

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Scott Kinnison

Drums

I made the decision to get my degree in music performance, and not education, because it allowed me to concentrate on my instrument. I never had the desire to become a band teacher, or work in the public sector. Even though I have taught in group environments, (marching drum lines and group percussion lessons) I have always valued the one on one interaction in a private lesson.

I launched my teaching career in 1999 and have been going strong ever since. I average 40-50 lessons a week. I have taught private lessons to students of all ages, and have been actively educating at secondary schools across New England, where I have delivered clinics, workshops, group lessons, and ensemble instruction. I have helped guide children through grade school band, and on through music college. The college application process is complicated and sometimes scary for the student and the parents. I have really enjoyed helping families through these stressful times.

Some former and current students are attending schools such as Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA), Musicians Institute of Technology (Los Angeles, CA), University of Massachusetts at Amherst, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, University of New Hampshire, Keene State College and Plymouth State College.

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Barbara Sloboda Billings

Voice, Piano, Guitar

has been teaching piano, voice and guitar for the past 28 years. She studied Voice at the Boston Conservatory in Boston Mass. Songwriting at Berklee College of Music in Boston Mass, and Piano and Voice at Christ for the Nations in Dallas Texas. She has been in several bands in the Manchester area, as well as performing solo in coffeehouses, restaurants and weddings. She specializes in Folk, Soft Rock, Classical, Musical Theatre and Contemporary Christian Music and Worship.

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Teresa A. Barton

Piano, Suzuki Piano, Pre-School through Adult

Teaching Statement: That moment when a student realizes he or she is capable of creating beauty: that is why I teach.

Education: B.S. cum laude in Music Education, from Western Connecticut State University. Suzuki Training levels one through four, Suzuki Institute, Hartt School of Music.

Ms. Barton worked as musical director and accompanist in university theatres, community theatres, and cabarets in Fairfield, New Haven, and Bridgeport, CT. Terry taught general music in schools in Connecticut and New Hampshire, served as music director, accompanist, soloist, and worship leader at Bethany Covenant Church, Bedford, NH, and Monadnock Covenant Church, Keene, NH. She also serves on the worship team at Manchester Christian Church. She is currently an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Terry is also a solo pianist, vocalist, accompanist, songwriter, and recording artist. She has just completed her fourth solo album of original songs.