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MUSICAL EXPERIENCES

House of Sound is a modern music school with an innovative approach to education. We provide a holistic musical program that empowers students to succeed in reaching their musical goals and interests.  Our practical instruction spans a wide range of musical skills and styles, allowing our students to discover music in their own time and in their own way, through craft, creativity, and solid musical foundations. These are skills that students can use for their entire lives, both on the stage and in their everyday lives.

ABOUT US

House of Sound Music was founded in 2012, ten years after Jessica Callen taught her first private music lesson. Her eclectic background as a harpist, songwriter, and vocalist combined with conservatory training allowed Jessica to develop her private studio and unique teaching approach. This led her to form a school that embodied her teaching philosophy: To make learning music fun and approachable for everyone and to provide students with a solid foundation that allows them to make music in their own way, enhancing their everyday lives.

 

Several years later her husband, Dan Castellani, joined the school, bringing his wide experience as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, audio engineer and college professor of music. Together they are growing House of Sound Music into a music school for the modern day, encompassing all styles of music backed by a solid lessons program, the use of technology to improve quality of education, and, most importantly, a passion for music education.

650

STUDENTS TAUGHT

10000

TEACHING HOURS

1000

SONGS LEARNED

30

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

OUR PROGRAM

INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION

Personalized music lessons focusing on musicality, technique, and music theory. Our structured program provides students with short term and attainable goals that lead to long term results.

Piano (Classical, Jazz, and Pop) | Harp (Classical, Pop, and Folk / Celtic)

Voice | Guitar (Folk / Rock / Pop) | Electric Bass (Folk / Rock / Pop)

PERFORMANCE

We offer performance opportunities alongside our lesson programs for interested students. Performance preparation is available for any opportunity, such as student recitals, auditions,  NYSSMA, music competitions, college-prep, live shows, special events, weddings, and more.

SONGWRITING & COMPOSITION

Our one-on-one private study focuses on traditional foundations and modern sensibilities, equipping students with the tools they need to compose music for different types of instruments in a variety of genres. Lessons cover a broad range of topics, such as pop song form, species counterpoint, orchestration, film scoring, lyric writing, and more.

MUSIC PRODUCTION

Technology plays a large part in music creation nowadays - so much so that the recording studio itself can be considered a musical instrument. Instruction concentrates on the technical know-how of all the software and equipment that make up a recording studio and the impact it has on music and other creative arts.

FACULTY

JESSICA CALLEN

Harpist & Songwriter

Jessica's career as a harpist, songwriter, and singer has taken her from bustling NYC clubs to Hollywood sound stages. Conservatory trained with a composition degree from SUNY Purchase College, she's been featured in Harp Magazine with her group The Callen Sisters and has worked on major film and television productions like Mozart In The Jungle and Confessions of a Shopaholic. As an educator she has 10+ years behind her belt as a college, elementary. and private music instructor.

 

Harp / Piano / Voice / Songwriting

DAN CASTELLANI

Composer & Audio Engineer

Dan’s musical career as a multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer, and composer has traversed the music industry from the concert stage as a piano soloist, to Number 1 albums on the Billboard Top 10, to composing for some of the world’s most well known brands such as Delta Air Lines and PayPal. As a teacher Dan has taught privately for 12+ years and held a teaching position at Purchase College Music Conservatory for 5 years.

 

Piano / Guitar / Bass /  Music Production

Composition

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Music Educators

We are actively building our faculty base, leveraging our wide musical network of musicians, composers, songwriters, and performers to offer more instruments and varied opportunities to our current and prospective students.

 

If you are interested in private lessons on a specific instrument not listed, please don't hesitate to contact us.

 

Guitar / Bass / Drums / Strings

Brass / Woodwinds

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