String Faculty


Ann graduated with a B.M. in music education from Temple University with a concentration in flute. Ann has been playing flute, clarinet and oboe for over 40 years and has been teaching woodwind and brass for almost 30 years. Ann studied with Israel Bourokoff, principle flutist of Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra and has performed with the Temple University Concert and Marching band, the Marple Newtown Community Band and various pickup groups.

Ann’s biggest strengths as a teacher include the vast teaching experience that she has. She has taught hundreds of students, many of whom move up quickly in position in their school or local bands and orchestras. She includes music theory and history in the process of teaching mastery of one’s instrument.  Ann also teaches the basic elements of playing a musical instrument so the student can play in any style. Ann has been teaching at Main Line since 2002.


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.


Joseph Arnold is a violinist and strings teacher with a wide background in many styles of music, composition, arranging, and music theory. As a teacher, he works well with people of all ages with a compassionate, fun, process-oriented approach. Joseph graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006 with a B.A. in Jazz Studies, and is currently attending a teacher-training program at the Philadelphia School for the Alexander Technique, a method of learning how to do things with less tension. He plays in several area bands, has been on six national tours with various musical groups, and has extensive recording experience, including his first solo album “Discomedusae”.  Joseph has been playing violin for 22 years.

Joseph’s greatest strengths as a teacher are his kind and patient approach, the unique insights gained into the way our body and mind works through his Alexander Technique training, and a deep appreciation for the process of learning.