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The Hudson Education Center of the Arts is a non-profit community music school based in Dexter, Michigan. We are proud to provide private lessons for students of all ages and levels.

All private lessons are $25 per half hour.  To schedule a private lesson, please e-mail us at info@hecmusic.org

(Financial Assistance Available)

Don't see your instrument?  Let us know and we will find a teacher for you!

We are now offering  private lessons in...

Cello

Clarinet

Guitar (coming August 2019)

Piano

Ukulele (for beginners)

Voice

Violin

Viola

Our Teachers

The Hudson Education Center prides itself on providing our students with music learning from highly qualified music professionals.

Megan Crane - Piano   Megan Crane has been teaching piano for the last eight years, and is graduating from the University of Michigan in May 2019 with a minor in music. Her parents are both professional musicians, and music has always been an integral part of her life. Outside of teaching, she has accompanied solo and ensemble competitions, choirs, bands, orchestras, percussion ensembles, and participated in various contests, including Northwestern’s Achievement in Music Program.

Megan Crane - Piano

Megan Crane has been teaching piano for the last eight years, and is graduating from the University of Michigan in May 2019 with a minor in music. Her parents are both professional musicians, and music has always been an integral part of her life. Outside of teaching, she has accompanied solo and ensemble competitions, choirs, bands, orchestras, percussion ensembles, and participated in various contests, including Northwestern’s Achievement in Music Program.

Charlotte Darr - Voice   Charlotte Darr is a soprano originally from Dexter, Michigan. She has completed degrees in both Music Education and Vocal Performance from the Michigan State University College of Music.  Charlotte has a deep love for music education and has taught lessons in Dexter, East Lansing, and Grand Ledge, Michigan. Her students frequently perform for school and community theaters, and have gone on to pursue voice degrees at the collegiate level. Outside of voice lessons, Charlotte teaches and assists Early Childhood Music classes with HEC and the MSU Community Music School in East Lansing. She has also had the opportunity to perform with  MSU Opera Theatre, the University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Croswell Opera House,  and for various community events.

Charlotte Darr - Voice

Charlotte Darr is a soprano originally from Dexter, Michigan. She has completed degrees in both Music Education and Vocal Performance from the Michigan State University College of Music.

Charlotte has a deep love for music education and has taught lessons in Dexter, East Lansing, and Grand Ledge, Michigan. Her students frequently perform for school and community theaters, and have gone on to pursue voice degrees at the collegiate level. Outside of voice lessons, Charlotte teaches and assists Early Childhood Music classes with HEC and the MSU Community Music School in East Lansing. She has also had the opportunity to perform with MSU Opera Theatre, the University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Croswell Opera House, and for various community events.

Gordon Darr - Piano   Gordon Darr discovered his love for music during his elementary school years. He began accompanying for Solo and Ensemble festivals in 1973, and hasn't missed a year since. Since 1971, Gordon has remained active as a volunteer in local schools, and as a performer, teacher, music director, and songwriter.  Gordon began teaching piano lessons in the Washtenaw County area in 2003. He then pursued a Master Degree in Education, earning that and Teacher certification from the University of Michigan in 2006.  Gordon leads the Piano Studio at HEC, and is the Director of Performance Programs (Rising Stars, Solo and Ensemble, Audition Preparation Program), and is President and Chairman of the Board.

Gordon Darr - Piano

Gordon Darr discovered his love for music during his elementary school years. He began accompanying for Solo and Ensemble festivals in 1973, and hasn't missed a year since. Since 1971, Gordon has remained active as a volunteer in local schools, and as a performer, teacher, music director, and songwriter.

Gordon began teaching piano lessons in the Washtenaw County area in 2003. He then pursued a Master Degree in Education, earning that and Teacher certification from the University of Michigan in 2006.

Gordon leads the Piano Studio at HEC, and is the Director of Performance Programs (Rising Stars, Solo and Ensemble, Audition Preparation Program), and is President and Chairman of the Board.

Alex Sikora - Clarinet   Bio Coming Soon!

Alex Sikora - Clarinet

Bio Coming Soon!

Hanna Rumora - Cello   Hanna’s love for the cello began at the age of 5, and has only grown as she's followed music to all corners of the US and around the world to places like Canada, China, and South Korea. Since her arrival at the University of Michigan where she is completing her graduate studies, Hanna has immersed herself in every type of music, including genres such as classical, contemporary, folk, and jazz. A committed teacher, Hanna maintains a studio ranging from young children to adult learners and has partially completed Suzuki teacher training under the tutelage of Andrea Yun. Constantly seeking opportunities to share music with all sorts of people, she finds joy in every variety of music-making.

Hanna Rumora - Cello

Hanna’s love for the cello began at the age of 5, and has only grown as she's followed music to all corners of the US and around the world to places like Canada, China, and South Korea. Since her arrival at the University of Michigan where she is completing her graduate studies, Hanna has immersed herself in every type of music, including genres such as classical, contemporary, folk, and jazz. A committed teacher, Hanna maintains a studio ranging from young children to adult learners and has partially completed Suzuki teacher training under the tutelage of Andrea Yun. Constantly seeking opportunities to share music with all sorts of people, she finds joy in every variety of music-making.

Ivan Suminski - Violin and Viola   Ivan Suminski has a Bachelor's of Music in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music, and is currently working towards a Master's degree at the University of Michigan where he studies with Aaron Berofsky. A native of Traverse City, Ivan has been playing since he was five years old. He participated in MSBOA orchestra festivals and Solo and Ensemble through middle school and high school, as well as attending the Michigan Youth Arts festival in 2013 and 2014. Locally, he is a member of the Dearborn Symphony, as well as a substitute violinist with the Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra. Coming from a musical family, Ivan is dedicated to keeping music fun for his students as it was for him growing up.

Ivan Suminski - Violin and Viola

Ivan Suminski has a Bachelor's of Music in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music, and is currently working towards a Master's degree at the University of Michigan where he studies with Aaron Berofsky. A native of Traverse City, Ivan has been playing since he was five years old. He participated in MSBOA orchestra festivals and Solo and Ensemble through middle school and high school, as well as attending the Michigan Youth Arts festival in 2013 and 2014. Locally, he is a member of the Dearborn Symphony, as well as a substitute violinist with the Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra. Coming from a musical family, Ivan is dedicated to keeping music fun for his students as it was for him growing up.

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