York Instructors – Piano

The following is a list of our current Piano teachers at our York location.

More information about our lesson program can be found here.  For more information about specific teachers or to schedule lessons simply click on their name.

Francois Byers

  • Francois performs regularly in the area and includes his experiences in his teaching techniques
  • Instruction includes classical repertoire, finding one’s own sound, and playing contemporary music
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 5+

Erin Haafke

  • Holds dual degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Education
  • Competed in the World Choir Games held in Riga, Latvia
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 6+

Matt Hochmiller

  • Believes in fostering the interests of his students, while cultivating their overall understanding and appreciation of music
  • B.M. Summa Cum Laude from Temple University, and Masters of Music from University of the Arts
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 7+

Shelly Hopkins

  • Bachelors Degree in Piano Pedagogy and a Masters in Music Education
  • Over 20 years of teaching experience
  • Uses technology to enhance learning
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 4+

Chuck Mann

  • Taught grades K-12 in York, Lancaster, and Bradford School Districts
  • Enjoys teaching both children and adults of any age
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 6+

James McGonigle

  • Won the associate principal chair of the National Festival Orchestra at Carnegie Hall·
  • Holds the principal chair in the  YCP Orchestra and the Hunt Valley Symphony
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 5+