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Music Department

The Music Department at the HCA exists to help people of all ages and all abilities engage in sustainable, life-long music making. Our team of passionate instructors foster excellent technical skills, broad musical knowledge, and strong ability to relate to any music with excitement, curiosity, and emotion.


The music program welcomes students of all backgrounds and abilities. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and supportive community where individuality and life-long friendships thrive.


Our Music Program features 6, 8, and 10-week long group music fundamental classes for all ages, a youth orchestra, choirs, and is equipped with 8 private lesson studios.


Sharon Broadley-Martin


Sharon Broadley-Martin, as a private teacher, specializes in teaching proper vocal technique, repertoire development, and performance preparation similar to skills she learned as an undergrad at New England Conservatory. She has years of experience directing and auditioning students, and has prepared many for college and All-State auditions. Sharon is happy to work with students in any idiom, but has a deep knowledge and practical application of Jazz and Swing interpretation, improvisation, and a wealth of material from The Great American Songbook!

Jack Byrne


Jack Byrne is a guitarist, singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist based in Boston, MA. Jack holds a Bachelor’s in Music from UMass Amherst, and a Master’s in Voice Performance from Longy School of Music of Bard College. Well-versed in a wide variety of styles such as Folk, Pop, Rock, Metal, Classical, and Jazz, Jack has been performing both solo and with various bands in the Boston area for the last two decades. In September 2020, Jack released his third solo album, “New Beginnings and Resolutions,” featuring fingerstyle folk songs recorded in a cabin in the woods.

Kate Davison


Kate Davison is an active flutist, piccolist and teacher living in Boston. She recently completed a certificate program in piccolo at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music studying with Catherine Payne, piccoloist of the San Francisco Symphony. While in San Francisco, Kate performed with San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music orchestra. Kate received her master’s degree with academic honors from the New England Conservatory as a student of Renee Krimsier. Notable performances include the world premiere of Symphony No.4 "Chromelodeon" by Aaron Jay Kernis in Boston’s Symphony Hall with the NEC Philharmonia, performances and recordings with the NEC Wind Ensemble, and with outreach-based Eureka Ensemble. Additionally during her time in Boston, Kate worked in administration at the Boston Symphony as well as at the Tanglewood Music Center.

Mark DiCampo


Mark DiCampo is a private voice teacher, director, and singing actor who has been teaching for the
better part of the last two decades. After studying classical voice at New England Conservatory and The
Boston Conservatory, he went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Music Theatre Performance (MM) with
an Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from the Steinhardt School at New York University, where he
also taught voice as an adjunct professor. From Art Song to jazz standards to Broadway ballads, his true
passion is collecting and curating songs. Mark is the writer, director, and music arranger of several
original revues and has been a frequent guest artist of local symphonies and cabaret societies in the
greater Boston area. As a private teacher, Mark has worked with all ages, voice types, and musical
styles, but he specializes in college audition prep for classical and music theatre majors with students
gaining acceptances from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Berklee School of Music, NYU Tisch, NYU
Steinhardt, Emerson, Longy School of Music, The Hartt School, UNH, and many other programs
specializing in music, music theatre, and acting.

Juliet Maglitta


Juliet Maglitta (she/her) is a flutist and a licensed PreK-12 music educator from central Massachusetts. She holds a B.M. in Music Education from Anna Maria College. Juliet believes that music education should be accessible, equitable, and enjoyable for all ages and abilities. Her teaching philosophy stems from compassion and kindness, while challenging students in a fun and creative atmosphere.


Juliet has performed in orchestras, wind ensembles, concert bands, pit bands, jazz combos, chamber ensembles, and solo acts across the country. Outside instructing in the HCA's early childhood music education programs, Juliet holds private music lessons for young musicians on flute, piano, and ukulele. She has been the Music Director for HCA's ESL productions of Matilda and Mary Poppins Jr.

T.J. Mendillo


A guitarist and musician since the age of ten, T.J. began his studies in traditional music theory and notation on classical guitar, and a few years later was introduced to new guitar styles like hard-rock and heavy-metal through a new instructor. T.J. discovered his calling and passion for rock guitar and continued his studies all the way to his college career at Berklee College of Music. T.J. is also versed in teaching beginner-level students on piano. 

An active performer and music-producer, T.J.’s guitar skills and talent for studio production helped to secure him a spot at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, where he earn a B.M. in Music Production and Engineering as a principal guitarist. Studying under guitar greats such as Bret Wilmott, Freddie Bryant and Shaun Michaud, and renowned MP&E faculty such as Susan Rogers and Prince Charles Alexander, T.J. has had hands-on experience with some of the best guitarists and studio experts in the music industry.


As a proud member of the HCA faculty and a passionate music-lover, T.J. encourages students of all ages to explore the music that excites them, whether it be country, pop, or heavy metal; both on their instrument, in the recording studio, or just for their own listening enjoyment.

Tiffany Sammy


Tiffany is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer performing, writing, and recording music in Massachusetts for the past 15 years. She received a Bachelor’s of Music degree in 2017 at the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a concentration in Electric Bass and Music Business. She has taught individual and group lessons for youths and adults through private lessons, volunteer organizations such as Girls Rock Campaign Boston, and with MA public school districts for 5 years. She currently teaches Violin, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele.


Her approach when teaching is to cater to a student's learning needs and interests while implementing the foundations of their instruments and general music. Her goal is to create fun and engaging lessons that work for the student and keep them connected to what they love about music!

Elena Shevelova-Howes


Elena Shevelova-Howes is a piano instructor and accompanist born in Suzdal, Russia. She was educated in the Russian classical tradition. Her piano instruction began at age six and continued through post graduate work. Elena majored in Piano with a minor in Accompaniment at the Music College in Vladimir, Russia. She completed her education with a post graduate degree in Music and Music Education at the Pedagogical University in Vladimir. Before coming to the United States, Elena provided piano instruction and accompaniment for seven years at the Music School in Suzdal, Russia.


After emigrating, Elena resumed her teaching career by joining the Royal Academy of Music in Worcester as a piano instructor. After moving from the Worcester area to Holliston, she began to teach piano at the Franklin School of Performing Arts. In 2007, Elena decided to work locally as a piano instructor at the Holliston School for the Performing Arts. In 2013, she transitioned to teaching selected students as a private piano instructor. Elena has also performed as an accompanist at various times in her career. For example, she was a Ballet Accompanist for rehearsals and recitals at Dean College, Franklin, MA. Elena has also been a choir accompanist for secondary school rehearsals and performances and church services in the Holliston area. Elena has supported her students through many performances and events such as masterclasses, competitions, and community and charity recitals. Outside of piano, Elena enjoys singing for the local church and community choirs and is an avid swimmer and biker.

Monica Anderson Spencer


Earning Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Education, (Vocal Performance & Choral Conducting), from Howard University in Washington, D.C., Monica Anderson Spencer is a private voice teacher. 


Monica has worked for decades with high school and college singers and has a great deal of experience with the care and training of developing voices, paying special attention to vocal health in students of all levels and ages 12+.  Learning to sing for performance is a learned skill and those with sufficient motivation and patience will improve their performance considerably.  Monica’s teaching approach is based on a vocal technique pyramid with Posture as the foundation upon which Breathing, Tone Production, Diction and Resonance are built.


Her students have consistently earned gold and silver awards in the Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductors Association’s Solo & Small Ensemble festivals, have been selected through audition for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association’s Central District & State Choruses, and has had a student chart at #10 on the Christian Top 20 Download chart.


Monica Anderson Spencer is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association for Music Educators, and the Massachusetts Music Educators Association.

Jayden Weichtmann


Jayden is a classical clarinetist currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in music education and teaching licensure from the University of Rhode Island.  Jayden has many years of ensemble experience performing in orchestras, wind ensembles, marching bands, and chamber groups.

Paige Wynn


Paige Wynn is a trans performer and composer from Toronto, Ontario and is now based in Worcester, Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music (Composition) studying under teachers including Gary Kulesha and Abigail Richardson. In 2022 she was co-nominated for the Friends of Canadian Music Award with Matthew Fava, the previous head of the CMC. In 2021, she worked as the composer in residence at the Markham People’s Community Church. Her music has been selected for workshops around Toronto, Ontario, including her piece Tell me who I am in July 2020 and her piece Dancing in the Mirror for the CMC’s Activate program in May 2021. In 2015 Paige founded a concert series entitled Pulse Toronto Concerts, aiming to create an open musical environment and encourage socializing through music. She organized two separate concerts, premiered four new Canadian works (including two of her own) and worked with Toronto groups such as The Hogtown Brass, and jazz trio Really Great Songs. Paige has also had many of her works read and recorded by high profile ensembles such as the New Orford Quartet, Canadian Brass, and the Grenadier Quartet. In 2018/19, Paige traveled through Europe as a violinist in The Bytown Double, a duet of violin and piano, participated in several workshops and was commissioned to write a sound installation in Leipzig. Paige wishes to continue to grow as a composer and professional musician, and share her musical expressions of life, gender, and social justice.

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  • Sunday Jazz Jam
    Sun 16 Apr
    Apr 16, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Hopkinton, 98 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USA
    Nothing better than some Sunday morning Jazz!
  • Apr 16, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Hopkinton, 98 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USA
    It’s a gathering where artists from all walks of life can get together to share conversation on their past or current work in a safe and supportive environment. Special Guests: Chelsea Bradway and Bobbi Gibb.
  • May 05, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Hopkinton, 98 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USA
    As always, Linda's voice is a smooth, silky sheet that glides across her piano melodies or whichever instrument her arrangement requires.
  • Sunday Jazz Jam
    Sun 14 May
    May 14, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Hopkinton, 98 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USA
    Nothing better than some Sunday morning Jazz!
  • May 20, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
    Hopkinton, 98 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USA
    HCA's Community Chorus is back with another amazing performance!