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!).

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.

See Valentina’s Openings / Make An Appointment

Brandon Davini

Instructor: Band Instruments

Brandon Davini has been the band director for the Hooksett School District since 2012. He has his undergraduate degree in Music Education from Plymouth State University and his MMEd from Gordon College. He has an extensive background teaching students on a wide variety of instruments as well as directing a wide variety of ensembles. He has performed with the PSU Jazz Band and Concert Band, spent three years performing with the NH Nevers Band, and has spent the last 8 years performing with the SNHU Wind Ensemble. Brandon truly enjoys working with his students and lives for the lightbulb moment when his students have that “aha!” moment.

See Brandon’s Schedule / Make An Appointment

Bill Godwin

Instructor: Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin, Piano (beginning level)

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

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.

See Marie’s Schedule / Make An Appointment

Lisa Hansen

Instructor: Piano, Brass

Lisa has been playing the piano for 20 years, the trumpet for 15, and has been teaching for over a decade. She has taught piano, brass, and woodwind instruments at NHTunes. Lisa is the music teacher at Jaffrey Grade School in Jaffrey NH, and teaches students in kindergarten through 5th grade, and also runs the band and chorus for the school. She has been involved with countless ensembles and productions over the years. Lisa has a Bachelors of Music in Music Education degree from the University of New Hampshire. Her skills are perfect for lessons that will help your band student excel.

See Lisa’s Schedule / Make An Appointment

Ethan Brown

Instructor: Guitar, Piano, drums, saxophone, voice

NHTunes is very pleased to have Ethan Brown on board as a guitar and piano instructor. Ethan has his B.M. in Music Education,  and B.A. in Jazz Guitar Performance from UNH. He has extensive music teaching experience, interning at Mast Way Elementary School, and teaching Saxophone at Moharimet Elementary School. Ethan enjoys playing & teaching many different styles of music including jazz, to classical, flamenco, folk, pop, and hip hop.

See Ethan’s Schedule / Make An Appointment

Carol Syversen

Instructor Guitar, Ukulele

Carol Syversen, originally from New York, began playing guitar at age 13 and has been dedicated to the craft since. Now a New Hampshire native, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Interdisciplinary Skills from Berklee College of Music in 2018. Her talent ranges to include a variety of teachable styles and techniques, and she particularly enjoys playing and teaching finger style and folk guitar. She enjoys sharing her love of music with others and looks forward to working with new students at NHTunes!

See Carol’s Schedule / Make An Appointment

Bob Desmarais

Instructor: Guitar, Audio Engineering, Live Sound

Bob has been playing guitar for over 40 years, and has been teaching for over a decade. He has been performing professionally since the early 80’s, and is currently with the Sonic Boomers acoustic duo, which has logged over 300 performances.

Bob also teaches Audio Engineering and Live Sound through Manchester Community College. The classes are taught on weekends and weeknights at the NHTunes studio.

Bob has an MBA from SNHU, and a Guitar Certificate from Berklee College Of Music.

See Bob’s Schedule / Make An Appointment

Emily Reyes

Instructor: Voice (beginner, intermediate or advanced), Piano (beginner)

Emily Reyes graduated from SUNY Buffalo State College with a bachelors degree in music (vocal performance) and a minor in theater. She was vocally training in classical music while at the same time took classes in music theatre, dance, music theory, piano, aural perception and the list goes on… She participated in vocal jazz ensemble as well as performed in musicals on campus. She has experience teaching music publicly at Buffalo Charter School of Inquiry with lesson plans as well as voice lessons (many different genres) in a private studio. She moved to New Hampshire in January 2019 and is looking forward to sharing her training with her students.

See Emily’s Openings / Make An Appointment

J.C. Haze

JC Haze-Edit w NameInstructor: Voice Over

JC Haze is a 35 year broadcast and voice over professional, who currently resides in Manchester NH, and can be heard on-air weekends at WROR-FM in Boston, as well as afternoons on WBYY (98.7 The Bay) in Dover/Portsmouth, NH.

In addition, JC is a full-time voice over actor who records from his in-home professional recording studio.
Some clients JC has voiced-for include:
The NH Lottery
Dunkin’ Donuts
North Shore Bank
Werner Mazda
Bellwether Community Credit Union
Banks Chevrolet
Moose Toys
and hundreds more!
JC has also narrated corporate videos, tutorials, web sites, e-Learning modules,  and over 50 Scholastic kids audio books!

See JC’s current Voice Over course openings HERE.

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