Music Lessons

Music Lessons

Helen Gassenheimer from Green Mountain Music offers Music Lessons at the Chaffee.

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Classes Offered:
30 minute, 45 minute or 1 hour private lessons for banjo, guitar, mandolin, violin/fiddle, ukulele, bass, beginner piano and cello.

• 30 minute lesson once weekly $150/mo.
• 1 hour lesson once weekly $300/mo.
*Family discount — $25 off per month for every additional family member enrolled.

Teacher Bio’s

Violin/fiddle teacher:
Helen Gassenheimer, owner of Green Mountain Music, is a classically trained violinist and seasoned fiddle player who has her Bachelor’s degree in music and theatre arts from Bennington College. She studied violin and music education with legendary artist and teacher Ladonna Smith and has toured the world as an artist and performer. Helen was also a nanny and early childhood educator for 12 years and accepts students starting at age 3. She lives in Rutland City with her son. 

Steven Wilson lives in Pittsford, Vermont where he works as a local musician, teacher and videographer. His passion is the guitar, which he has been playing nearly every day for the last decade. Steven is currently pursuing a degree from Berklee College of Music’s online program where he’ll earn a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Music Composition for Film, Television, and Video Games. Along with the guitar, Steven sings, plays bass, drums, and piano. He is a guitarist, singer and songwriter in his band Dirty Red Hearts. His favorite bands are Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Beatles, Cheap Trick, and Kiss.