Albert Einstein was once asked how he discovered the Theory Of Relativity. He said “I didn’t discover it. I was listening to music and the whole thing dropped in.”  Such is the importance of studying music - at any level, at any age, and with any intention at all, from simple and pure amateur self-fulfillment to full-scale professional development.

Sakonnet Music Studios offer private music lessons in a bright, sunny and open environment located in Adamsville, Rhode Island.  A 2016 Yamaha grand piano is the primary instrument, and the studio is equipped to provide students of all levels and ages with visual and audio feedback on their progress.  While we believe that the studio is the best venue for teaching, we can also make arrangements to provide lessons at the student’s home for an additional travel charge.  Sakonnet Music serves students in Little Compton, Tiverton, Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, and Bristol, Rhode Island, and Swansea, Westport, Dartmouth, Fall River, New Bedford and Fairhaven, Massachusetts.  The studio is also well suited for small group recitals and recording sessions; Sakonnet Music has the ability to record and edit material for digital distribution.

Depending upon the student’s skill level, lessons are generally either 30 or 60 minutes in length.  While it is usually best to maintain a regular weekly contact, we are happy to adjust lesson frequency to best suit the student’s schedule.

Sakonnet Music provides quarterly progress reports for students, and can upon request present weekly written summaries when desired.  In-house recital participation, while not required, is encouraged, with recital opportunities usually taking place twice a year, in January and June.

Lessons are offered in the following disciplines:

     Piano
     Organ
     Voice (all ranges and levels)
     Brass instruments
     Composition
     Theory