Judy Handler
Mark Levesque

 Lessons and Performance Classes 

We are passionate about helping people express themselves through music!

Guitar & Mandolin Lessons      Performance Classes  

Private Studio in Vernon, CT and Online Lessons Through Zoom or Skype
All ages & levels - from beginner to professional

  • Lessons tailored to your individual needs & interests
  • A positive, encouraging and motivating environment
  • Performance opportunities and social time with other students

Mention our website and receive 25% off first lesson.
Call or email for more information or to set up a lesson:
(860) 871-1815


Judy Handler - Professional performer and experienced teacher

Master of Music in classical guitar from the Hartt School of Music. Bachelor of Music from the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH. Certificates from studies in Spain, Italy & the Aspen Music School. Co-Founder of the Connecticut Guitar Society. Teaching & workshops nationwide.

GUITAR: Teaching Styles
Classical, folk, fingerpicking, arrangements of pop songs and jazz standards, Brazilian bossa nova, chords, music theory, arranging techniques.

Mark Levesque - Professional performer and experienced teacher

Music studies at the University of Hartford and Central CT State University. Private study in numerous genres. Over 30 years of performance experience in small groups and bands.

GUITAR: Teaching Styles
Jazz, & Chord Melody, Rock, Blues, Folk and Old Time, Gypsy Swing, Latin and Bossa Nova, chords & rhythm, music theory and reading music.

MANDOLIN: Teaching Styles
Classical, Bluegrass, Folk and Old Time, Rock, Brazilian, World Music, chords & rhythm, music theory and reading music.


Classes are generally held on Saturday & Sunday afternoons. This is a special opportunity for guitarists (and players of other plucked instruments) to perform on a regular basis.

Performance Class Benefits

  • Develop performance skills in a supportive atmosphere on a regular basis.
  • Receive feedback from your peers and also coaching from an experienced teacher and performer.
  • Learn from others about how they approach performances.
  • Listen to a wide range of repertoire.
  • Receive articles and handouts about strategies for performing
  • Share your thoughts, ideas and enthusiasm for the guitar & music with others who feel the same.
  • Enjoy coffee, beer, wine, snacks and socializing with other music aficionados!

Call or email to get information about the next class:
(860) 871-1815

"I used to be tense playing solo in front of people and end up paralyzed by fear. In Judy's classes, the ambience is friendly and so relaxing that you become more intimate with the music and the guitar. Her subtle input has been invaluable to my progress." — J.M.

"I think these classes create a great opportunity for amateur guitarists who are striving for a more professional performance experience. I'm going to take advantage of this opportunity as often as I can." — L.N.

"Thank you Judy for having these workshops. I will be going on stage with much more confidence as a direct result of your classes. I am even looking forward to it." — E.M.

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