NHTunes is proud to have a GREAT team of instructors on staff! All of our instructors have a formal music education, and practical real-world performance experience. They are a dedicated, passionate group that love to teach students the joys of music, and watch their student's musical abilities grow!

Our staff varies from teachers with decades of experience, to some who are in the final year of their college music degree program. We try to place students with instructors that align with their goals, experience level, and whom we feel would be the best fit for the student.

See below for details on each of our instructors (and you can even see their openings and book a single lesson with them to see if they are a good fit!).

Jessica Bell

Instructor: Voice, Piano, Ukulele, Guitar

Jessica Bell is a classically-trained soprano with over twelve years of formal study. She has gained experience singing in many styles including classical, musical theatre, commercial, and jazz. Additionally, Jessica has sung in many youth and community opera productions both locally and abroad. Jessica will soon be graduating from Gordon College with a BM in Music Education and Vocal Performance.

Jessica enjoys sharing the love of singing and music-making with her students. Her passion lies in helping students learn how to sing with ease, further their expressive musicianship, and most importantly, enjoy the art that they get to create with an instrument that is uniquely theirs. In addition to teaching all levels of voice lessons, Jessica will also be teaching beginner-level ukulele, guitar, and piano lessons.
See Jessica’s Schedule / Make An Appointment

Jacob Morese

Instructor: Drums, Voice, Piano

Jacob has been playing drum set for nearly 20 years. In 2021, he graduated from Berklee College of Music with a BM in Music Education, then in 2023 graduated from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts with a MA in Musicology. He has performed all over Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and is currently a music educator at a Massachusetts public school, teaching concert band, chorus, theater, and jazz band. He teaches a variety of instruments and musical disciplines, specializing in percussion, jazz, and music history. Jacob believes that everyone has the potential to succeed in learning music and wants to help guide his students towards their goals.

See Jacob’s Schedule / Make An Appointment

Jack Plante

Instructor: Guitar, Ukulele

Jack has been playing guitar since he was 15. He is a student at Saint Anselm College and will be graduating in the fall of ’24 with degrees in Music and communications. He often performs locally, and enjoys songwriting, music production, and all genres of music.

 

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John Funk

Instructor: Drums & Percussion

John Funk has been playing drum set for 16 years. Beginning at 9 years old, he studied privately before attending Berklee College of Music in 2015. Since then, he has formed numerous projects, recording, and performing original music in the New England area and beyond. John takes a holistic approach to drum education, emphasizing the importance of self-expression and the appreciation of sound. Whether you are taking your first steps on your musical journey or looking to take your skills to the next level John is here to help.

 

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Zoe Martel

Instructor: Violin, Viola, Cello, Ukulele, Piano

Zoe Martel has been teaching music lessons for ten years. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. She currently works at Hooksett Memorial School, where she teaches general music, chorus and private and small group instrument lessons. Zoe’s primary instrument is the violin and she has been playing with the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra since 2012. She enjoys fostering a love and appreciation for music in all of her students.

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Bill Godwin

Instructor: Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin

Bill has been sharing his passion for playing music since the late 1970’s and been playing even longer! He currently plays in a wide variety of bands and situations covering classic rock , jazz, folk, country and pop tunes. He also plays solo and in his church.  Bill earned his degree in Music Education from Berklee College of Music in 1980. His current students range in age for 7 to 75. “you are never too old to learn  or to improve your guitar playing! Bill also teaches Ukulele, Music theory , Harmony and Ear training.

See Bill’s Schedule / Make An Appointment

Valentina Bashindzhagyan

Instructor: Voice, Piano


Valentina graduated from the Music Concentration School, located in Baku, Azerbaijan for  musically gifted youths, as a pianist. She continued her musical education at the Azerbaijan State Conservatory receiving a bachelor’s and master’s degree in operatic singing. She has worked as a soloist in both the Baku State Academic Opera Theater and the Moscow State Academic Russian Chorus. She also formed and directed the children’s chorus Vasilyek in Moscow. She immigrated to the United States in 1993 where she has continued to teach.

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Zane McDaniel

Instructor: Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Beat Making, Music Theory, Music Discovery, Drums (beginner)

Zane graduated from Berklee College of Music with a BA in Music Business and a minor in Production & Engineering. His principal instruments of study were electric bass and piano. Additionally, he is experienced in strings, guitar, and mandolin. He has been self-producing albums since he got his first 4-track cassette recorder in elementary school. He has since chosen the Digital Audio Workstation “Reason” to compose and produce. He is also comfortable using Ableton, ProTools, Cubase, and Logic. Recently he has found a growing passion for modular synthesis. In addition to creating and performing Zane enjoys sharing his musical knowledge through teaching. He understands the importance of embracing every student’s unique interests. Most of all, he believes that well-developed listening skills, musical understanding, and technical development are universally applicable to any musical tool.”

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Laura Shaw

Instructor: Trumpet, Flute, Saxophone, Trombone, Tuba, French Horn, Voice, Piano

Laura currently teaches K-3 general music at the Harold Martin School in Hopkinton, NH. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 2021 with a degree in Music Education with a focus on trumpet. She teaches beginner, to more advanced trumpet students, beginning flute saxophone and trombone, as well as beginning guitar, ukulele, voice, and piano. Laura aims to have a student focused learning experience, where students of all ages can learn the skills and tools necessary to have meaningful music-making experiences. 

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Marie Hasty

Instructor: Voice, Piano, Ukulele


Marie began piano lessons at age five and continued through high school.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Pensacola Christian College.  She has been teaching private music lessons for ten years and has also taught children’s choirs and preschool music classes.

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