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Marye Lobb Music School

In 2009 - after graduating the Berklee College of Music while simultaneously touring & releasing my first album, Finding Home, I found myself in NYC teaching music to children & adults privately in their homes. I always imagined myself starting to teach at age 80 - at the very youngest.  However, after my experience of creating my first original album and the thorough music knowledge and skill set I developed at Berklee - I had so much to share! I began teaching what I know - piano, guitar, ukulele, voice, music theory, ear training and songwriting. My first student wanted to learn "Hey There Delilah" on electric guitar and I was up for the task! I wanted to get her to the joy and satisfaction of learning her favorite song as soon as possible. That was and always has been my approach. I never promoted or marketed myself to teach. My students kept referring me to their friends and I quickly had a full schedule. I adore working with my students as it is an incredibly humbling experience to watch them grow and to share the joy of music with them and their families.

The Music School functions on three semesters: "Spring" (January - June) "Summer" (June - August) and "Fall" (September - December). We generally hold two recitals a year - Spring in June and Fall in December. The recitals are a wonderful opportunity for students to share their work, to foster our music community and to build fellowship. 

In January 2018, I expanded my team. Please learn about the incredible musicians below. We work together as a team consistently brainstorming how to best serve you and your children, ensuring that their musical journey fosters peace and joy and builds their self-confidence. 

Ready to experience the joy of music? The registration deadline for our Fall semester is August 31st, please click on the button below to set up a brief 10 minute call to register.

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Adam Hug - guitar and piano

Adam Hug is a music educator, classical guitarist and multi-instrumentalist based in New York City. 

Adam has performed with numerous ensembles such as Duo Del Hunter, the Mannes American Composers Ensemble, as a current member of The Greenpoint Guitar Duo, with jazz trio, and with vocalists in a wide variety of genres. 

Recent performances include soloist and ensemble appearances at the New York Guitar Seminar, State University of New York at Oneonta Fall Festival, Roanoke Vineyards, Holy Trinity Church, Long Island University, and the South Brooklyn Artist Showcase. 

A dedicated teacher, Adam has worked as a private instructor for over five years across Long Island and New York City. His guitar and piano lessons specialize in classical, jazz and rock to a broad age range of students with adaptability and lesson personalization as the cornerstone of his teaching style. His lessons help students grow and develop into well-rounded, total musicians with the incorporation of music theory and ear training. This flexible teaching style, emphasizing comprehensive repertoire and parent involvement, prepares students for recitals, auditions, and the ability to collaborate with other musicians. 

Adam holds a Master of Music degree in classical guitar performance from the Mannes School of Music at The New School in New York City, where he was a scholarship student in the studio of Michael Newman. Adam holds a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance and graduated Sigma Cum Laude with an academic scholarship, also receiving the Joseph Turnau Graduation Award. Adam has also studied jazz guitar with Craig Boyd and Michael Belajonas, and he has performed in master classes conducted by Leo Brouwer, Jorge Cabellero, Oren Fader, Rene Izquierdo, João Luiz, Gohar Vardanyan, and Fabio Zanon. 

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Daria Tennikova-Satral - piano

Daria Tennikova-Satral is a music educator-composer-performer based in NYC. A native of St.Petersburg, Russia, Daria received a degree in collaborative piano performance and pedagogy from Mussorgsky Music College in 2008. Daria is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin- Madison, with a Bachelor of Music in
Composition. Her primary teachers were Laura Schwendinger, Stephen Dembski and Les Thimmig. In May 2017 she received her Master of Music from Rice University, where she studied with Anthony Brandt and Richard Lavenda.

Her music has been performaned and read by Lincoln Trio, JACK Quartet members, and Cadillac Moon Ensemble, among others. Her latest commission was by the Houston Foundation for Modern Music for a short ballet piece, which premiered in April 2017. She recently completed her first artistic residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Daytona Beach, FL in July 2018. Her previous music festival participations include New Music on the Point (VT, USA) and UPBEAT (Milna, Croatia).

As an academically trained pianist, Daria enjoys playing classical and contemporary music, frequently performing her own and her fellow composers’ works. She recently began incorporating her skilled mezzo-soprano voice in performances in addition to the piano.

Daria’s inspiration for her emotionally charged compositions can be found in various art forms of romanticism, impressionism and modernism, as well as in the sphere of human connections with people around her and around the world. She actively writes for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, and orchestra. Her main focus is on acoustic instruments in a concert hall setting. As an amateur visual artist, Daria enjoys working with watercolors and pastels.

Daria is a passionate educator and has focused her past year in NYC on teaching. She strongly believes that learning to interact with and appreciate diverse types of music can make us more sensitive humans, thereby making the world a better place.