PIANO- Elizabeth (Noonan) Hasbrouck holds a M.M. in piano performance from the 

University of  Southern Maine,where she studied with Laura Kargul. Elizabeth also earned a B.Mus. degree in piano performance with pedagogy emphasis from USM, studying piano with Laura Kargul and Annie Antonacos, and piano pedagogy with Christine Kissack. Prior to USM, she studied for two years at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, majoring in sacred music with a piano emphasis.

Elizabeth has over eighteen years of teaching experience, fourteen of which have been in Cumberland. She is a member of the Maine Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association, completing the requirements for NCTM certification in piano teaching through the MTNA in 2013. She has accompanied numerous recitals, vocal competitions (NATs), and served as accompanist for church services.

Elizabeth was a winner of the Anne Gannett Scholarship from the Maine Federation of Music Clubs (2005), was the recipient of the A. H. Chatfield, Jr. Piano Prize through Bay Chamber Concerts (2006), and was awarded a prize in the Rossini Club's Wright scholarship competition (2006). In 2008, she received the MTNA StAR Studio Teacher Fellowship Award and was inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Elizabeth resides in Cumberland Center with her husband and their three children.



PIANO - Lois Hasbrouck holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from Cairn University in Langhorne, PA. She began piano lessons at the age of six and continued them into high school, as well as some of her college years. After graduation, she began teaching piano lessons and music classes in Portland and Gorham.

Marriage took Lois to southern New Hampshire for 15 years, then the family moved to Maine in 2001. She has taught piano for about 30 of these years, while also raising and homeschooling her now-grown children. She misses the days of singing and playing together, but is happy that each one of her five children maintains a love for music.

Lois’ musical involvement has included choral singing and conducting, accompanying choirs, vocalists, and instrumentalists, some composing and arranging, and being a church director of music and worship. She resides in Gorham with her husband, daughter, and occasionally her college-student son.

PIANO -   Rebecca Shaw has her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of 

New England and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Gordon College. She has worked in the clinical social work field primarily with children and their families on the Autism Spectrum and children and families with mental health diagnoses. Rebecca has played classical piano for twenty years and sought a career change after having her first child. Rebecca enjoys spending time outdoors with her family in all seasons.

FLUTE- Melody Hasbrouck holds a Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of Southern Maine School of Music,  and joined the studio in 2018. Raised in a musical family, Melody studied piano for several years before picking up the flute in 7 th   grade. Over the years, she has studied flute with Alexandra Petropolous, Jean Rosenblum, and Krysia Tripp. Melody took 1 st  prize for the Portland Rossini Club’s Emily K Rand instrumental scholarship in 2016, and enjoys performing occasionally in recitals and for church services. 

Melody began teaching private flute lessons in 2015.  She believes that learning an instrument should be enjoyable and tailored to the individual.  Her teaching focuses mainly on music literacy and tone development for beginners, with supplements of breathing, posture, technique, creativity, and musicality increasing as students grow more comfortable with the basics.  She hopes to pass on the love of music and the gift of musical expression to the next generation.  

PIANO - Brynn Lewallen is a performer and teaching artist based in Portland. She received

a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from Denison University, and a Master of Music in

Music Performance from Arizona State University. In addition to teaching piano and voice for over fifteen years, Brynn has also served as a collaborative pianist, church pianist, music director and arranger. Brynn credits Robin McNeil, her middle- and high school piano teacher, with fostering her love of piano music and music theory/music history.

As a pianist and singer, Brynn has performed across the country in regional theaters and on national tour; her most recent favorite performance contract was in Alaska, where she sang and played piano near Denali National Park. Brynn has received top awards from organizations including the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Classical Singer Competition.

In addition to music, Brynn is active as a theater teacher with STAGES Youth Theater (Portland) and The Theater Project (Brunswick). When she's not teaching or performing, you can usually find Brynn in the outdoors-- favorite activities include hiking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, and practicing her earsplitting whistle!


PIANO - Robert Gans

Robert is a multi-genre teacher, pianist and composer who is thrilled to be part of the Stone Coast Music team. He received his baccalaureate degree in music and studied piano with Anthony Crain DMA at the State University of New York at Oswego.  After a semester of post baccalaureate study he returned home to New York City where he was involved in a wide range of activities including piano study with concert pianist and Dame Myra Hess protégé John Contiguglia, and composer and Roger Sessions student Roland Trogan.  Robert taught at the NY School of Music, Ridge Music Outlet and worked for Chappell Music Publishing, Associated Music, Warner Brothers Music Publishing and composer/arranger Gil Evans among others.  

Robert joined the piano faculty at the Portland Conservatory in 2005.  From 2010 – 2016 he taught in the San Francisco Bay area at the Gorin School of Music, Avloni Academy of Music, Opus One Music Studio and privately.

Robert rejoined the faculty at the Portland Conservatory in 2017 and premiered his piano composition A Distant Shore, a 2017 American Prize semi-finalist at the Portland Conservatory’s Noonday Concert Series.

Robert is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.   His music is available worldwide through multiple online outlets.  Further details are available at www.robertgansmusic.com

Admin/Billing - Jennifer Eaton raised her family in Maine and now lives in Virginia
 where she works as a standardized patient, runs an Airbnb and leads a ministry for
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