Online or In-Person? To help mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19, we are offering personal two-way online, video classes at reduced prices from our in-person meetings. We are again offering in-person lessons, but as your safety is paramount, we have instituted new social distancing protocols.

We Bring the Music to YOU!

Our Teachers

At Monmouth County Music Lessons, our highly qualified teachers are hand-picked, based on their professional and educational experiences as well as a shared philosophy on music instruction.

All of our music teachers...

Are excited for the opportunity to bring the joy of music appreciation to students in their home environment, where they are often most comfortable to learn and are in the same environment where they can practice what they've learned!

Meet our Teachers

Dan Lotito

Musician, Music Instructor, Owner

Our in-home, private music lessons venture was established in 2015 and spearheaded by Daniel Lotito, a professional musician and teacher.

Dan earned his Master's Degree in Music Education from Monmouth University. He is a certified and licensed music teacher for grades k-12. Daniel has taught music in both public and private schools as well offered private instruction for most all instruments. He has been the conductor for a 60 piece band, as well as performed both locally and abroad. 

Dan states; It gives me great satisfaction to guide students through music for the first time. Additionally, I'm privileged to witness the personal growth that music can offer as a result of my lessons.

  Hear some of Dan's music at Soundcloud.

Laura Hamilton

Laura Hamilton

Laura’s musical journey began at her grandmother’s organ where she was encouraged to never give up and expand on her musical horizons in every way possible. She first started playing the violin when she was 8 years old and played in many ensembles including the Christmas candlelight processional at Epcot Center in Disney world.

A now devout learner, she decided to expand her musical repertoire over the years by studying different instruments such as cello, viola, flute, clarinet, saxophone, ukulele, guitar, and drums. As far back as middle school, Laura also studied vocal while participating in choir. She attended Sayreville High school where she enrolled in the first-ever recording arts program named Fedora Productions. Through this experience, she earned a scholarship to Princeton University where she studied music composition, theory, and ethnomusicology, musicology where she received undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Laura was also one of the original founders of PURE (Princeton University Rock Ensemble) PURE is now one of the biggest and most popular ensembles on campus. Through these experiences with PURE, Laura was fortunate enough to meet many professionals in the music industry and was invited to play with The Philadelphia Orchestra in 2015.

As a committed teacher and advocate of private instruction, Laura aims to provide a unique, creative and professional experience for her students.

Laura focuses on violin, cello, viola, flute, clarinet, saxophone, ukulele, and guitar.

Roux Bedrosian - vocal/piano

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Roux was already singing before she learned to talk in complete sentences. Brought up in a tremendously musical family, she was enamored with the craft by the tender age of four. By age ten, she added piano to her roster. By thirteen, she entered the field of music as a professional vocalist and has yet to look back. With over a decade’s worth of formal training and real-world experience under her belt, Roux is a working and passionate singer who is deeply immersed in the business of live performance. More, she works hard to foster a love of music and performing in others, no matter their age or experience level. 

As a musician and vocalist, Roux has long been involved in a variety of creative projects throughout the tri-state area, ranging from cover bands and wedding orchestras to original bands and commercial organizations. She’s also gained extensive studio and recording experience over the last ten years, and has taught both beginner and intermediate piano and voice lessons as a School of Rock instructor – including students with special needs. 

Outside of music, Roux is an avid writer, reader, and pop-culture enthusiast. She aims to connect creativity and music with every other aspect of her life, viewing it as a unique and universal language. 

Nicholas Filomeno - piano

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Located in Central New Jersey, Nicholas began violin and piano lessons at the age of 5. Originally studying violin, Nicholas studied under Irina Kovalsky until age 10. That's when he decided that piano was his true passion. He studied Classical Piano under Vladislav Kovalsky and Felix Molzer. At age 11, he began studying Piano under Dusty Micale of Music University, who introduced him to jazz.

Nicholas went on to attend Rutgers Jazz Program at Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he earned his Bachelor's in Jazz Performance. At Mason Gross, he studied personally with Jazz Legends; including Stanley Cowell, Eddie Parlmieri, Bill O'Connell, and Fred Hersch. Nicholas has also received 2 Golden Key Festival Awards for 2nd and 3rd place in classical piano.

Nicholas now performs locally and teaches private beginner to advanced piano lessons at Victory Music School in Staten Island, NY. Nicholas also teaches at Rock'n Music Academy in Red Bank, NJ, where he teaches beginner to advanced level keyboard and also instructs the Jazz portion of their Jazz & Blues master class.

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