Meet Our Teachers

Olga Litvin


Olga has a degree in piano performance from Sarah Lawrence College. She enjoys teaching both beginning and advanced students.

Acacia Sears

Acacia is a Baltimore songwriter and performer specializing in progressive children’s music. She teaches guitar, ukulele and piano.

Julia Borland-Ferneborg

Julia Borland

Julia studied violin in Sweden and has been teaching classical, Suzuki and fiddle styles for 30 years.

Noah Gitlis

Noah Gitlis
Noah studied at the Berklee College of Music and performs regularly around the D.C. area. He teaches guitar, bass, piano, ukulele and violin.

Mark Bowen

Mark Bowen

Mark has been performing and teaching in Montgomery County for more than 20 years. He teaches guitar and bass in all rock and folk styles.

Elizabeth Silard

Elizabeth Silard

Elizabeth is a music major at Montgomery College, carrying on a family tradition with her grandfather’s cello. She also teaches voice and piano.

Jonathan Vocke

Jonathan Vocke

Jonathan has traveled the world studying folk music in many styles. He teaches guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and ukulele.

Laura Brothers

Laura Brothers

Laura has a degree in music education from the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music and enjoys teaching both beginning and advanced students.

David McCormick

David McCormickDavid is director of the School of Musical Traditions. He teaches guitar, piano, fiddle, bass, mandolin and tenor banjo.

Amanda Thorstad

Amanda Thorstad
Amanda has a degree in music from St. Olaf College. She teaches piano, guitar, fiddle and banjo.
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For more information, please call 240-690-1910 or email lessons@schoolofmusicaltraditions.com