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.
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 is joining 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.
Alicia Phelps is a jazz vocalist and pianist originally from Hinesburg, VT. Alicia holds a B.M in Music Education, Jazz Concentration from the University of Southern Maine, and has four years of teaching experience as a private piano and voice instructor. In July 2016 Alicia became the Minister of Music at the Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church in Westbrook, ME, where she directs an adult choir and accompanies weekly services.
Over the past few years Alicia has studied privately with many professional musicians throughout the New England area. Most notably Alicia has studied jazz piano with Jed Wilson and Steve Grover (UMaine Augusta), jazz voice with Dominique Eade (New England Conservatory) and Taylor O'Donnell (USM), classical voice with Judith James (USM), and improvisation with Barry Saunders (USM) and Chris Klaxton (USM).
As a performer Alicia has played at many venues throughout the New England area such as the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival and Burlington First Night. Recently Alicia has had the opportunity to perform with Grammy award-winning vocalist/saxophonist Darmon Meader (New York Voices),the Portland Jazz Orchestra, organist/pianist Dr. Joe Utterback, and renowned jazz pianist Jed Wilson. Alicia works with multiple groups in the Portland area performing treasures from the American Songbook, classic jazz, and high energy R&B music.
Alicia has combined her dual passions for teaching and performing music as a private instructor, helping children and adults find the joy of making music with their voices or at the piano. During lessons students will have the opportunity to explore many different avenues of music making, both on and off the written page. Alicia also specializes in using improvisation, the process of spontaneous music making, as a learning tool in both voice and piano lessons. Through guided improvisational activities and games, students are able to explore new concepts and familiar ideas at the piano in a way that is engaging, fun, and full of possibilities.