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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!

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.

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 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 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 philharmonic 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.

Hear some of Laura's music at ReverbNation

Beth Pardes

Beth Pardes

Beth began studying piano when she was 9 years old and cello when she was 11 years old. Although piano remains her primary musical instrument, she also plays cello, violin, viola, guitar, flute, clarinet, and saxophone. At University level, she has studied string instruments, brass, woodwinds and percussion.

As a cellist, Beth participated in both her intermediate school orchestra and the Garden State Philharmonic Concert Youth Orchestra. She ultimately was named principle cellist in both orchestras. In eighth grade, she was chosen as one of only a handful of students to take a master class with Samuel Magill, cellist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

Beth has won many gold and silver medals from the Shore Music Educators Association. She has participated in the Monster Concert at the Count Basie Theater for five years as both a student and a teacher with her own students. She has been awarded many medals by the Cecilian Music Club and the Golden Key Music Festival competition. She has performed in the Music Festival Recital at Carnegie Hall in New York and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. In the summer of 2010, she played piano at the St. Assisi Music Festival in Assisi, Italy.

Zac Treby

Zac Treby

Zac studied at Berklee College of Music and The Collective School of Music in New York City, receiving an Advanced Performance Certificate. Trained in many musical styles, concepts, music reading, rudiment studies, and ensemble performance, he has over 15 years experience. Experience involves teaching at Academies, Studios and Music Schools in New Jersey teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced level students. He also performs professionally, primarily in the New Jersey/New York Tri-State area including Connecticut as well as Pennsylvania and has performed throughout the United States.

Zac currently teaches at "Zac Treby's Drum Studio" in North Brunswick, New Jersey but he also teaches students all over the world via Skype Video.

Zac uses Gretch Drums, Pacific Drums and Zildjian Cymbals. Learn more about Zac on his website at zactreby.webs.com and his YouTube Channel.