Watertown Area

Ron Benoit

Piano, (315) 771-0401

Ron has been teaching for 4 years. He is also the organist and pianist at the Methodist Church in Henderson NY since 2007.

Jacinda Brown

Flute, (802) 287-0704

As a NYS Certified K-12 Music Teacher, Jacinda graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a music education degree, and an instrumental concentration in flute. She currently teaches K-6 general music and 5th-6th grade band at Immaculate Heart Central Schools. Jacinda offers beginning through advanced level flute lessons.

Dee Caldwell

Guitar, (315) 786-3928

Also teaches banjo, mandolin, violin, fiddle and ukulele.

Joel Carpenter

Piano, (315) 788-9998

A graduate of SUNY Fredonia under Dr. Anne Kissel, Joel loves teaching students of all ages and skill levels. In addition to teaching lessons at home and to non-majors at SUNY Fredonia, he recently was the resident pianist and piano teacher at Camp Winadu. His experience includes classical, jazz, theory, and pop songs.

Steve Hirst

Trumpet, (315) 489-3118

Steve Hirst is a native of Watertown, NY and a graduate of SUNY Fredonia, where he earned a degree in Music Education. Steve offers trumpet lessons from beginning to advanced.

Philip Lai

Piano, (315) 681-8939

Teaching for 10 years, he went to university of south florida where he studied under Professor Amanda Watkins and Professor Yoko Shannon. He is the Music Director at the Alexandria Bay Reform Church. He specializes in both playing classically and playing what you hear on the radio. Classical, Jazz, Rock and Theory Studies.

Cathy Mowers

Piano, Band (315) 232-3275

NYS Certified, Cathy graduated from Crane School of Music with a degree in music education. 30+ years of teaching experience she is accepting new students all ages.

Rachel Pariseau

Piano, Violin (815) 978-1637

Rachel holds a Master’s degree in Collaborative Piano from Illinois State University and a Master’s in Violin Performance from Austin Peay State University. She offers lessons in both piano and violin, accepting students from beginning through early advanced.

Jason Rodgers

Guitar, (315) 523-5477

Jason has been teaching guitar for a over a decade. He has played professionally both electric and acoustic guitar with national and international touring/recording artists for years. He loves teaching guitar and caters each lesson to the individual interests and the needs of his students.

Becky Rose

Vocal, (315) 778-8419

NYS Permanently certified K-12 Music Teacher has a Bachelors in Vocal/Piano Performance & Music Ed, a Masters in Secondary Vocal Music Ed and a masters in Educational Administration. She has taught private lessons for 20 years & specializes in Voice, Piano, and Beginning Guitar. Works with students for their college and theatre auditions.

Kyle Rowland

Guitar, (315) 486-8243

Kyle is working on his bachelors in music education. He is proficient in classical and jazz styles. Kyle has been playing for 12 years and has been studying for 8 years. Currently he is only teaching on Saturdays.

Criag Sirianni

Vocal, (845) 591-8044

Internationally acclaimed Tenor Craig Sirianni is a Watertown local who has performed around the world. With experience and letters of recommendations as well as a list of students he's prepared for NYSSMA and collegiate vocal Studies, you're sure to love vocal lessons with Craig!

Gary Waltz

Guitar, (315) 649-4174

North country native Gary Walts is a classical and finger-style guitarist. He studied guitar locally with Ron Sacci. During the 1980's he studied with internationally re-known guitarist Christopher Parking during summer master classes at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA.


Lowrey Organ Classes

Bob Carbone

Organ, (315) 454-3823

Bob studied with legendary organist Carleton James. He has worked at the Piano and Organ Center for 35 years as Vice President. Bob loves what he does and is thankful everyday for the opportunity.

Barbara Cavellier

Organ, (315) 454-3823

Barbara was an elementary/middle school teacher at Central Square, and retired in 2004. Getting back to music was a goal of hers. She's played piano, violin and choirs for more than 8 years. In 2006 Barbara joined a Quick Start class and the rest is history. Now she is teaching organ classes with Bob Carbone, a "job" she loves!


For more than 30 years North Country Music has been North Country's largest and most trusted store for pianos, organs, guitars band & orchestra instruments, lessons and service! Nobody beats our experience!

North Country Music

1035 Arsenal Street
Watertown, NY 13601

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Weekdays ~ 10am - 8pm
Saturday ~ 10am - 4pm
Sunday ~ Closed

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