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. 


PIANO, VOICE

Alicia Phelps

Alicia Phelps is a jazz vocalist and pianist working in the Portland, ME area. Alicia holds a B.M in Music Education with concentration in jazz voice from the University of Southern Maine, and has performed at many venues throughout the New England area such as the Discover Jazz Festival and Burlington First Night. In addition to teaching and performing Alicia is also the Music Director at the Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church in Westbrook, ME. Recently Alicia has performed 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.

Over the past few years Alicia has studied privately with many professional musicians throughout the New England area including Jed Wilson, Steve Grover, Dominique Eade and Taylor O'Donnell.

Alicia has five years of experience helping children and adults find the joy of making music with their voices or piano. During lessons, students will have the opportunity to explore many different avenues of music making. Alicia also specializes in using improvisation as a learning tool in both voice and piano lessons. Through guided improvisational activities and games, piano students are able to explore new concepts and familiar ideas in a way that is engaging, fun, and full of possibilities. 
 
 





PIANO

Claire Helene Bevan holds a B. Mus. degree in Piano Performance with pedagogy emphasis from the University of Southern M   aine, studying piano with Dr. Laura Kargul and Dr. Annie Antonacos, and pedagogy with Christine Kissack. She teaches private piano lessons at The Piano Room in Camden, a studio she took over from her mother in 2016, and is joining the Hasbrouck Piano Studio in September 2018. She is a regular pianist at her church where she plays solo repertoire in a variety of genres and enjoys collaborating with different vocalists. Previously, she taught private piano lessons at the Riley School in Rockport and Pine Tree Academy in Freeport.

She was exposed to great live concerts in Belgium where she grew up, and at age four, she apparently insisted that her mother, who holds an M.M. in piano performance from Indiana University, teach her. Her piano journey began with the Suzuki method and comprised many fond occasions stretched out under the piano, listening to her mother play.

The USM faculty awarded her a talent scholarship for the duration of her studies, and she was an honor recital participant. She received a student achievement teaching recognition award from the Music Teachers National Association. She also studied with Glenn Jenks of Camden and Dr. Marie Jureit-Beamish at Principia College, Illinois. She was coached by Cheryl Tschanz Newkirk of Waterville, Virginia Eskin of Boston and George Sebastien Lopez (Bowdoin Beckwith artist-in-residence).

I whole-heartedly agree with Felix Mendelssohn who wrote that, "Genuine music (...) fills the soul with a thousand things better than words." It is my mission to help students encounter this. 

Claire Helene lives in Camden where she enjoys singing with the Down East Singers and baking professionally.


FLUTE

Melody Hasbrouck holds a Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of Southern Maine School of Music,  and joins the Hasbrouck Piano Studio in September 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.