Piano Faculty


Amber graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a B.M. in Composition and a M.M. of Vocal Performance from Temple University.  Since an early age, she has always been involved with music, from piano and cello lessons to singing as a member of the Chicago Children’s Choir. Amber is also an avid performer. She has performed the role of Madam Flora in The Medium, by Gian Carlo Menotti, at Illinois Wesleyan, and participated in chorus for Donizetti’s  L’elisir d’amore. She has also performed at Temple Opera in productions of Les mamelles de Tirésias, The Cunning Vixen, A Month in the Country as well as Opera scenes such as Hansel and Gretel, Die Zauberflöte and Albert Herring.  Her most recent role was that of Mrs. Ott in the Philadelphia Opera Collective’s 2011 production of Susannah.

Amber loves to teach Classical voice, Music Theater and Piano to her students. Her strength as a teacher comes from her passion for music and a desire for her students to gain a love and appreciation for music…all while having fun!



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.


Iryna graduated with a music degree from the College of Music in Ternopol, Ukraine. She also has a degree from the Pedagogical University in Ternopol where she concentrated on piano, psychology and pedagogy (the art of teaching). Iryna previously taught at the School of Arts in Ternopol and has been the Musical Director at a church in Frederick, Maryland.

Iryna’s biggest strengths as a teacher include her vast knowledge and expertise in classical music.  Many of her students have had wonderful and impressive performances at our recitals. Iryna has been teaching at Main Line since 2004.


Jamie has a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from West Chester University.  In addition to teaching, Jamie is also the music director at several area churches.  Through her professional teaching experiences, she has acquired many effective teaching techniques and implements a variety of educational approaches and teaching methods.

Jamie’s strengths as a teacher include her patience and very friendly demeanor.  Her teaching style helps each student to learn in a positive way.


Julie has a Bachelor’s of Music from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Voice Performance. Julie had her first role at the age of 9 and her first professional paid performing job at 12. Julie teaches all styles of voice and piano including opera and classical, musical theatre and Pop. Julie was a local and national winner of the 2011 Lansdowne Young Artist Orchestra. Additionally she won the competition apprentice artist award with Bel Canto at Caramoor 2011 and performed at the Montserrat Caballe Masterclasses in Zaragoza Spain 2010. She has also performances in Austria and Italy. She is a part of the Institute of Musical Studies resident orchestra, Westminster Symphonic Choir, and Glimmerglass Opera.

Julie is not just a teacher, but also a performer. She takes what she learns from her own experiences in the auditioning world of what directors and musical casting agents look for and apply it to her students to give them their own package for performance. She loves giving her students the option to learn music they enjoy singing and playing on the piano as well as expanding their repertoire to something they may not have ever heard of or knew existed.


Tish is a recent graduate of West Chester University where she studied trombone performance and piano. She has experience playing with multiple brass instruments and has been teaching for 10 years. As a performer she has performed at Carnegie Hall, Verizon Hall, and at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music while being a member of the prestigious International Youth Wind Orchestra in 2009.