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.
Sara Azriel Schaub Voice, Piano Instructor

- B.A. in Professional Music - Berklee College of Music 2001

- Recording Artist Program Certificate - Musician's Institute - Hollywood, CA - 2005
-Emphasis on digital audio recording.
-Won "Best Stylist" award.

Sara is a vocalist, pianist, songwriter, recording artist and music educator with extensive experience . Some of her recording credits include:
Lead Vocalist - Film Cue: Concrete River - Composed by Dave Holden 2009
Background Vocalist - Film Cue: Three - Composed by Zain Effendi 2009
Background Vocalist - Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) - Recorded by Paul Chesne 2006
Background Vocalist - Snowed In - Recorded by Surprise Me Mr. Davis 2004
Background Vocalist/Vocal Producer - No Boundary - Recorded by The Joint Chiefs 2000

Her skills include:
-Vocal arranging/production
-Songwriting/composition
-Music production and engineering
-Steinberg Cubase, Logic, Garageband
-Finale music notation
-Intermediate piano
-Rudimentary guitar, drums, bass guitar, accordion, ukulele

Sara has been teaching since 2010 and currently is at MockingBird Music on Wednesday & Thursday afternoons and evenings.
Sara's rates are $135/month for piano and $150/month for Voice Instruction
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 Sara is absent, she will attempt to reschedule your lesson or may instead provide a qualified substitute instructor.


Jaimie Lapine, Voice & Piano Instructor

Jaimie has a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College and has extensive teaching experience. Currently she is a music teacher in the Bridgewater-Raynham Schools where she teaches general music, chorus and saxophone and clarinet lessons. Jaimie has been faculty at Berklee College's summer programs teaching songwriting, vocal technique and ensembles. Other teaching credits include designing curriculum for classes in music theory, recording, musical theater, multicultural inclusive classroom, online education resources and more. Jaimie loves to share her extensive knowledge with students and works diligently to bring out the full potential of each student.

Jaimie's Policies for Private Instruction
Jaimie is available to teach (Easton Only)
Mon 4-8pm
Her rates are currently
$150/month - Voice
$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 Jaimie is absent, she will attempt to reschedule your lesson or may instead provide a qualified substitute instructor.


Noah Preminger, Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute Instructor

Click here for Noah's Bio

Noah's Policies for Private Instruction
Noah is available to teach:
Tue 2-8pm Easton
Fri 2-7pm Mansfield

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.