Piano, Guitar, Voice, Ukulele, Single Reed
B.M. Piano Performance Major (organ minor), West Chester University, minor in music history
M.S. Arts Administration, Drexel University
Lindsay knows and honors the importance of authentic connection in the learning process. She has absolute respect for each individual student, and marvels at the unique musical and non-musical gifts that they each have. Hear what Lindsay's students are saying about her.
In her time at West Chester, Lindsay studied piano privately with Robert Bedford (Julliard School) and Patricia Powell, with whom she also studied piano pedagogy. She also studied organ as her minor instrument with Anita Greenlee (Julliard School). While her focus at West Chester was on studying classical piano, she deeply enjoys playing music of all styles and genres. In her teaching, she is able to apply the many benefits of her classical training to any style of music her students wish to pursue...even video game music! She has helped students prepare for professional careers in music, as well as regional competitions, for which her students have earned marks of distinction. Above all else, Lindsay capitalizes on her students' existing passion for music, allowing that to guide the direction of their lessons.
Lindsay's guitar and ukulele skills have been developed through private lessons, as well as rigorous self study. Application of performance practices and music theory concepts she learned in her time at music school have also helped crystallize her understanding of both instruments. She loves the versatility of the guitar, and enjoys being introduced to new music by her students. In addition to playing rhythm guitar, Lindsay also plays and instructs on classical guitar technique.
Singing has always been a passion for Lindsay. Her time at West Chester included choral studies as well as vocal accompanying studies. Lindsay has studied privately with Elisa Matthews (adjunct vocal faculty at UARTS) for several years, and has become fascinated by the different techniques employed for various singing styles. In wanting to better serve her voice students, Lindsay participated in a vocal pedagogy class at Valley Forge Christian College where she further developed her understanding of vocal anatomy and effective teaching strategies for students of all ages and abilities.
Lindsay completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher training in 2020 to help her students bring mindful awareness to their musical studies, and is currently working to complete a 300 hour training, as well as a certificate in Yoga Therapy. She interweaves yogic principles throughout her teaching, creating a safe and calming environment in her teaching studio, and providing her students with guiding principles to study their instruments more effectively through peace and serenity.
In addition to her experience as a musician, Lindsay has also worked as an Arts Administrator for several years, and having held positions with arts organizations such as Longwood Gardens, the Roots Agency, the New York Summer Music Festival, Dancing Classrooms Philly, and Musicopia. She now enjoys being the owner of Mosaic Music Lessons, which she operates alongside her husband, Jason.
Lindsay's greatest passion is teaching. Her experience with teaching very young students has allowed her to develop specific teaching methods that allow these beginner musicians to grasp foundational and complex concepts. In recent years she has gotten to teach many adult students, including professional performers seeking to improve their theory and piano skills. Lindsay seeks to inspire each of her students by engaging them with her energy and passion for music.