Connecticut Shoreline Studio for Music Lessons
in Voice, Piano, Guitar & the Fundamentals of Music

All Skill Levels Welcome, Ages 4 -104

Connecticut Shoreline Studio for Music Lessons
in Voice, Piano, Guitar & the Fundamentals of Music

Our Stellar Staff

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Staff at Crescendo Music Loft
Sandy Connolly

Sandy Connolly: High Priestess

Sandy Connolly is our fearless leader at Crescendo Music Loft handling all aspects of teaching in addition to running the business. Classically trained in music (opera) but having heard the southern calling of the blues, Sandy has used her musical exposure and skills to develop a unique and personalized teaching

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Ted Ervin

Ted Ervin: Factotum

Factotum of the Loft Ted Ervin is Crescendo Music Loft’s Minister of Technology and the “go to guy” for needs regarding scheduling our rehearsal and performance space and anything related to equipment, be it backline, PA, or instruments. While we don’t hold it against him, Ted is a more than

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Kirsten Livingston

Kirsten Livingston: Maven of Marketing & Scheduling

Kirsten Livingston is the latest addition to our talented support team here at Crescendo Music Loft bringing her 25+ years of graphic design and project management skills to our dynamic group. Ms. Livingston handles all aspects of marketing our numerous events as well as insuring that we don’t have facility

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Melissa Greenberg

Melissa Greenberg: Goddess of the Gigabyte

Crescendo Music Loft is pleased to introduce Ms. Melissa Greenberg as its newest staff member. Melissa will serve as our Gigabyte Guru assisting students and faculty with her information technology (IT) skills.  A true Contessa of Connectibility, we are excited to add her essential skills to support continued success with

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Danger Is My Business

Most people know me by my given name, Charlie. I’ve earned other names, too. Badges of honor, if you will. When you’re good at your job cool nicknames kind of come with the territory. Like Staff Sergeant Hurley™. Or High Priestess of the Loft. Me? I specialize in security. Ever

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John Hurley

John Hurley: Staff Sergeant

We are delighted to welcome John Hurley as Assistant Teacher and Guitar Instructor at Crescendo Music Loft. Some of you will recognize John as our “Staff Sergeant.” He has worked quietly and diligently in the background at Crescendo making tracks and charts for students, even correcting homework at times. John is

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Justin Paglino

Justin Paglino: Doctor of Ivory Tickling

Although Justin’s background in science and medicine is noteworthy, it is of virtually no use to him as a piano player and teacher. Fortunately, he also has many years of experience as a professional gigging piano player and as a piano teacher. Justin and Sandy go way back as bandmates

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