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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 fifteen years of teaching experience, twelve 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

Maya (Chapman) Doumas holds a B.Mus degree in Piano Performance with pedagogy emphasis from the University of Southern Maine, where she studied with Christine Kissack and Laura Kargul. Maya has been teaching independently in Cumberland since 2013 and joined the Hasbrouck Piano Studio in September 2015. Maya also studied at Suzuki Music Festival in Kingston, Ontario every summer for five years, participating in their Honors program, and was accepted into the Bay Chamber concerts for two years. She was also a participant in Honors Recital at USM.

The piano sparked Maya’s interest when she was four and started playing songs by The Beatles by ear. She began lessons at age nine with Martha Feeley of Auburn, Maine, until she graduated from high school. She put her piano passion on pause while studying social work at USM, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Social Work in 2005. After working with various populations in the field of social work, she was employed at an Alzheimer’s assisted living facility in the activities department.

As a social worker, Maya saw how powerful music’s impact can be: sometimes patients couldn’t remember their own names but could remember the lyrics of their favorite songs. Maya decided to return to school to study music.

After graduating with her piano performance degree, she began teaching some private students while maintaining a full-time job working intensely with children with special needs, including autism, using the Applied Behavioral Analysis model. During this time she was employed as an educational technician at the Reach School in South Portland, and then the Mabel I. Wilson School in Cumberland.

Maya resides in Harpswell with her husband Ian and their daughter. 


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, and also teaches elementary general music and beginner band in the Midcoast area.  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.