Piano and Jazz Piano

Teaching Pianists of all ages and experience levels, focusing on Classical or Jazz Studies.

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Amy Halteman

Amy Christmas Halteman received a Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from Temple University and a Master of Arts degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Drexel University. Amy is an active freelance clarinetist. She is a member of Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and Pennsylvania Philharmonic. She was also a member of Dark Horse Orchestra, a cross-genre studio recording orchestra. Amy appears regularly with various ensembles and chamber music groups in the Lancaster and Philadelphia regions. She has participated in the FAME Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and Endless Mountain Music Festival. Her primary instructors were Anthony Gigliotti and Janine Thomas. Amy has extensive experience teaching traditional as well as adapted music lessons, and she is certified to teach an internationally recognized early childhood music program for children and their caregivers. Amy has been a Board Certified Music Therapist for the past 15 years. She has worked in healthcare and educational settings with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Currently, she provides school-based therapy for students.

Amy Halteman

Audrey Rutt

Audrey Rutt is a native of Elizabethtown and returns to the area after completing degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Cedarville University, where she studied piano with Dr. Jeongwon Ham and Dr. Charles Clevenger and was mentored in pedagogy by Dr. Barbara Fast, Dr. Jane Magrath, and Connie Anderson. She has also had the privilege of performing in masterclasses with distinguished artists Dr. Logan Skelton and Dr. Alan Chow.

Audrey is an active performer, most recently performing the Schumann Piano Concerto with the OU symphony orchestra and achieving 1st prize at the Oklahoma MTNA Young Artist solo competition. She has also received several awards and scholarships for her teaching, and is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) through the US Music Teacher’s National Association. 

Zachary Smith

Zachary Smith is a pianist/music director in the Lancaster area and earned his bachelor’s in Piano Performance in Fall 2020 from Millersville University. He has musically directed 18 shows, mostly at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center. These shows include Ragtime, West Side Story and Sweeney Todd. He was the music counselor for EPAC Summer Theater camps for three years. He also accompanies piano for Locust Grove United Church of Christ in York. He received his MS and BA in Clinical Psychology from Millersville University. He has an interest in studying the link between Mental Health and Music as well as Piano Pedagogical Techniques for students with Mental Health Disorders, especially ADHD, Autism, Depression and Anxiety. He studied with Dr. Xun Pan at Millersville and he is especially interested in French Impressionism. He believes in an eclectic approach to teaching piano and a focus on developing not just pianistic skills by nurturing musicianship through theory, ear training and music history.

Zachary Veilleux

Zachary Veilleux is a local musician, composer and educator. His exploration into the world of sound began in the womb and continued, formally, ten years later with piano lessons, followed by guitar studies and experiments with sound collage (still an obsession). Zachary’s formal musical education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Millersville University as well as graduate credits in composition from West Chester University. Zachary has had eighteen years’ teaching experience through private piano and guitar lessons. He also taught music for five years at St. Leo the Great Elementary School. As an educator Zachary seeks to facilitate the intuitive experience of music as a language.