Guitar Faculty


Andrew graduated from Drexel University with a B.A. in the Music Industry. Andrew teaches both guitar and piano and includes the styles of Rock, Blues, Classical, Pop, Reggae and Jazz.  Andrew also really enjoys helping students write their own songs on both instruments.  He performs often at many of the local restaurants and clubs either solo or as a member of a five piece cover band and has been the sound engineer at Doc Watsons mixing many up and coming touring bands. Some notable gigs include 3 separate week-long stints in Liverpool, England playing at The Cavern Club and other venues.

Andrew’s biggest strengths as a teacher are his personal approach to each student.  “I try to let them decide where they want to go with their playing, be it writing songs, learning to play like a favorite guitarist or band, improvising solos, or just strumming by a campfire. Andrew has been teaching at Main Line since 2007.


Dan teaches and plays multiple instruments, specializing in piano and strings.  He graduated from West Chester University with a degree in Music Education and has 15 years experience teaching both private lessons and at public schools.  Dan also performed locally for many years.


Jessica has over twenty years of experience as a voice and guitar instructor. Her students-from beginner to professional- have won places in competitions, pageants, and performing high schools and universities.  Jessica earned a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University and an MM in vocal performance from Washington University in St. Louis, with additional studies at the AIMS Festival in Gratz, Austria. Jessica also possesses Orff level I and Kindermusik certificates.  Her teachers have included Shirlee Emmons, Marvin Keenze, Cornelius Reid and John Stewart. Jessica has performed leading roles with ConcertOpera Philadelphia, OperaDelaware and the Savoy Company.  As a singer-songwriter, she was a finalist in the 2012 and 2014 Delmarva Folk Hero contest, a winner of the 2013 Philadelphia Folk Factory contest and has had six WSTW Hometown Hero Homey Award nominations.  Jessica has performed live on WXPN and WSTW, and her CD Gypsy Blood was released in 2013.


Mike attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston and is an incredible guitar player who is well versed in the styles of Rock, Metal, Blues, Country, Jazz, Classical and Folk.  Mike has played and recorded in various bands and as a solo instrumental artist along the East Coast and has opened shows for many national acts.   He is also an excellent songwriter and many of his songs have been used on television (NBC, ABC, FOX, ESPN, MTV, VH1, etc.) and in film (Touchstone, Disney, etc.).

Mike’s strengths as a teacher include his very patient and friendly demeanor, his almost 20 years of teaching experience, his laid back approach and his amazing knowledge of the instrument and teaching techniques. Mike works well with children and adults.  He has been teaching at the Main Line school since 1995 and is our senior guitar instructor.