Education

In conjunction with the Around Hear concert series, Marji and Dan offer free violin and piano lessons to Somerville Housing Authority residents and low-income neighbors of all ages. Lessons happen at the Mystic Activity Center, Marji and Dan's home studio in East Somerville, and at students' homes when convenient. We currently serve 19 students; funding willing, we will add 7+ tuition-free students in January 2019. Contact us to get on our waiting list, or support this free lessons program!


"It's so awesome that we have piano lessons." – Dan's young piano student

"I feel like a different person." – Dan's young piano student, after her first public performance

"Playing violin makes me feel calm when I am grumpy." – Marji's young violin student

"When I'm learning about music, it feels like nothing can get in my way." – Marji's young violin student

“Dan gives me the same dedication without discriminating age…I find that my mind feels more active and my stress is decreased from these classes.” – Dan's adult student