Formerly Gonzo Music

Learn Your Way

Go to Youth

Youth

Individual music lessons at Ostaga Music School (or off-site meeting place). Each lesson is tailored to the student; based on their unique interests, skill set, and goals.

Go to Adult

Adult

Private music lessons for adult students of all levels. From beginner to advance, or the hobbyist to the professional we tailor each plan to the person.

Go to Classes

Classes

Our classes and workshops feature experienced music professionals. We also provide group music programs for schools, community groups, businesses and organizations.

Go to Online

Online

Learn to sing, play, and write music from your computer. Choose video chat, email exchange or free blog lessons. Learn at your own pace when it’s convenient for your schedule.

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Our Approach

Music lessons tailored to each student.
A unique patient, positive teaching style.

Ostaga Music School instructors blend traditional music teaching methods with unique insights on creativity, human behavior, and philosophy. Lessons are tailored to the individual student's interests, goals, and learning style.

This flexibility optimizes what students take away from each lesson, and more importantly, enhances what they discover on their own time between lessons.

No matter the student's skill level or experience our teachers aim to foster independence and confidence in their students. One of the most important lessons is to realize how they can teach themselves things when the instructor is not around.

Instructors

Meet our team of music teachers.

Michael George

guitar, ukulele, mandolin, voice
Michael is lead instructor and founder of Ostaga Music School. He teaches a variety of instruments and topics. He also develops group workshops and classes.
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Joe Calabrese

bass guitar + drums
Joe is a rhythm section specialist. As a professional bassist and drummer he is in high-demand. He teaches bass guitar, drums, and music theory.
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Robin Burnett

saxophone, flute, clarinet, brass
Robin is a music teacher with the Geneva City School Distict. She is an experienced conductor, performer, and music educator. She teaches private clarinet, saxophone, percussion, and beginner piano.
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Chris Stephens

violin, mandolin, guitar
Chris started music with piano (age 5) then violin (age 8) and hasn’t stopped. Now the classically trained violinist and songwriter has performed throughout North America. He teaches violin (fiddle), mandolin, and guitar.
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Adam Fryer

hand percussion
Adam is an experienced drummer and educator. He is the founder of Two Herons Drum Circle. They lead community and educational drumming events. He is also the drummer for progressive rock group DARWIN. He teaches hand percussion and rhythm.
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