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Special Arts Programs

Music Lessons

2019-2020 Season

Welcome to the Music Lessons Program at The St. Paul’s Schools. These private lessons are offered weekly in The Ward Center by instructors who hold music degrees from conservatories and universities around the country. At The St. Paul’s Schools, our mission strives to educate the hearts and minds of our students both in and out of the classroom.  During these after school lessons, we take children on a musical adventure, giving them time to explore, create and fine their musical curiosity. It is a wonderful and convenient opportunity for students to engage in their musical passion after school. Our students are invited to perform in a recital at the conclusion of each session. 

Areas of Study:
Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Violin, and Voice.


Important Information


Lessons meet weekly. Sessions I & II each contain 15 lesson blocks, separately. If you choose to enroll in both sessions, you would sign up for 30 lesson blocks. Information about summer music lessons will be distributed with our campus wide summer program selections in January 2020.  If you are interested, please contact Shannon Duckett, Director of Auxiliary Services, at to be contacted specifically for summer 2020. 

Registration & Payments

There must be a registration form on file for each student during the session for which they are enrolled in music lessons. Students must register online and fees must be paid in full before the first lesson. To pay a balance on your account/registration, please visit before the first lesson.


Lessons canceled by the instructor will be made up. Lessons missed by students can only be re-scheduled at the discretion of the instructor and their availability. If you are cancelling a lesson, we ask you notify BOTH the instructor and Shannon Duckett by 8:30am the morning of the lesson. 


Transportation is available from the Lower School to The Ward Center Monday through Friday for a fee. For Lower School students who are enrolled in the 3:30pm time slot for lessons, we will have an upper school student pick them up at the lower school and walk them to the Ward Center for their lesson.  For any Lower School students who have lesson slots later than 3:30pm will need to enroll in the Lower School ESP program and they will be picked up 15 minutes before their lesson. All Middle and Upper School students taking lessons will be expected to transport themselves to the Ward Center in a timely manner for their lesson slot. Instructors will only be asked to wait 15 minutes after the start of the lesson for the student or the lesson will be considered cancelled and no refund is issued.

Sessions, Classtime, & Pricing

Session I – Fall/Winter
Session I contains 15 lesson blocks.

Registration/Payment Due: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Session Begins: Monday, September 9, 2019
Session Ends: Friday, January 17, 2020

Note: No classes will be held the week of October 7, November 25, December 23 or December 30.

30-Minute Lesson:
45-Minute Lesson: $645
60-Minute Lesson: $825
90-Minute Ensemble: $460

Session II – Winter/Spring
Session II contains 15 lesson blocks.

Registration/Payment Due: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Session Begins: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Session Ends: Friday, May 22, 2020
Note:  No classes will be held on February 17, the week of March 16, March 23, April 8-9 after 5:00 p.m., April 10, or April 13.

30-Minute Lesson:
45-Minute Lesson: $645
60-Minute Lesson: $825
90-Minute Ensemble: $460

Double Session – Fall/Winter/Spring
The Double Session contains 30 lesson blocks.

Registration/Payment Due: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Session Begins: Monday, September 9, 2019
Session Ends: Friday, May 22, 2020

Note: No classes will be held on February 17, the week of March 16, March 23, April 8-9 after 5:00 p.m., April 10, or April 13.

30-Minute Lesson:
45-Minute Lesson: $1,290
60-Minute Lesson: $1,650
90-Minute Ensemble: $920





BA St. Mary’s College; MA University of Colorado 
Ms. Flower-Rogers completed six years of Kodály training with Betty Bertaux while singing with the Children’s Chorus of Maryland. She is currently the Director of Youth Choirs at the Grace United Methodist Church in Baltimore, and is the Middle School Choral Director at St. Paul’s School for Girls.



BM from Towson University
Shawn Heming is the Guitar program director at Archbishop Spalding High School, where he also teaches AP Music Theory, Jazz Studies, and conducts the Spalding Guitar Ensemble. He currently records and performs guitar and mandolin in various rock, jazz, and bluegrass bands in the Baltimore/Washington area. Shawn teaches guitar, mandolin, and ukulele to students of all ages.


Piano & Flute

BM in Piano Performance from Peabody Conservatory; MM from Peabody Conservatory
Known for her dazzling virtuosity and lush tone, award-winning pianist Margarita Loukachkina, made her debut at the age of 15, performing the Grieg Piano Concertowith the Williamsport Symphony. After studying at the prestigious Gnessin School of Music, Margarita was accepted with scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory at the age of 16 and since then has performed solo and chamber music recitals across the US, Russia and Europe. Ms. Loukachkina is a frequent guest for international music festivals such as El Paso Pro Musica and Sitka Summer Music Festival, having her recording broadcasted on national television and radio stations.

Margarita holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory, where she is currently a Doctoral Candidate. In addition to performing internationally and teaching master classes across the US, Margarita serves as Director of Applied Music at the Garrison Forest School, Director of Young Artist Program at the Baltimore International Piano festival, and is on faculty at the Peabody Preparatory as well as The McDonogh School.


Cello & Violin

BM from Towson University; MM from Towson University; DMA from University of Maryland 
Aneta Otreba received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a member of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with such orchestras as the Concert Artists of Baltimore, Washington Summer Opera, and the New World Symphony Orchestra in Florida. She is the winner of the Baltimore Music Club Competition and the Towson University Liberman Music Competition. Dr. Otreba is currently on the faculty of the Baltimore String Orchestra Camp and is the string group teacher at the String Academy at Notre Dame Preparatory School.



BA from Connecticut College; TD Cercle Lémanique d’Etudes Musicales; MM from Towson University 
Molly Schaeren studied in Switzerland with pianist Edith Fischer, where she completed a post-graduate Pedagogy Degree in Piano. For 20 years, she taught music at the International School of Lausanne to pre-k through 8th grade students. Since returning to the United States, Mrs. Schaeren has taught general music and piano in the Baltimore area.

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11152 Falls Road 
P.O. Box 8100 
Brooklandville, Maryland 21022
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