18 independent music instructors currently teach at MockingBird Music - more bios will be added soon!

John Barnett Piano Instructor
o Teaching piano since 1998
o Specializes in rock, blues, jazz and pop.
o Plays in rock, blues and jazz bands such as the Bone Shakers, Barnstormers, The Red Rum Jazz Trio


John believes that piano lessons are a time to explore fresh ideas, confront new challenges, and have fun. Whether the student is an adult rediscovering their love of music, an adolescent learning about music for the first time, or anyone in between, he is excited to guide them on their musical paths. John continually strives to communicate with and assist students to improve themselves as musicians and people. He is a musician that genuinely enjoys teaching as much as playing live; he finds that it is incredibly rewarding to see a student achieve their goals and develop beyond what they thought was possible for themselves. John's teaching background is diverse. He's taught 5 year old students how to play piano, improvise, and write notes on a staff. He's taught 50 year olds how to compose ballads and orchestrate solo piano arrangements. To John, age doesn't matter but attitude is everything.


John's Policies
John is available to teach Mon-Fri 3:00-8:00

His rate is currently $135/month

Each student is allowed to reschedule up to 3 lessons per year beginning each September provided they inform the store ahead of time of the cancellation . Refer to the website for availability of times for make-up lessons. Students who remain enrolled for July & August will receive three additional make-up lessons should they need them.

If John is absent, he will attempt to reschedule your lesson or may instead provide a substitute instructor
Matt SpitzDrum, Piano, Guitar Instructor

Matt Spitz is a musician and music educator with a BA in Music from Brown University. Matt plays drums and sings in the fun funny funk band the Van Burens and teaches drums, piano, guitar, and bass at Mockingbird Music in Mansfield, where he also serves as a band coach.




Noah Preminger, Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute Instructor

Click here for Noah's Bio

Noah's Policies for Private Instruction
Noah is available to teach:
Mon & Tue 2-8pm Easton

His rates are currently
$140/month - Woodwinds
$135/month Piano

Each student is allowed to reschedule up to 3 lessons per year beginning each September provided they inform the store ahead of time of the cancellation . Refer to the website for availability of times for make-up lessons. Students who remain enrolled for July & August will receive three additional make-up lessons should they need them.

If Noah is absent, he will attempt to reschedule your lesson or may instead provide a qualified substitute instructor.