The teachers at Hickey's Music School are dedicated to music: to making music, to teaching and performing music; they are selected based on their skills and unique abilities, and their passion for others to be able to make music and enjoy doing it. They are all active professionals, playing and recording with their own ensemble, and together represent a diverse background of music experience to offer to their students.

Cello instructor Aster Fenwick studied cello at Boston University and now lives in the Ithaca area. Aster is a musician with deep knowledge of the classics, from early music to contemporary. Aster's studio is comprised of cellists from the beginning to advanced levels.

Liz McCrea  is a long time local resident and retired public school band and general music teacher from the Groton school district. A French horn player, Liz teaches horn at all levels, from beginner to advanced, as well as other band instruments at the beginning to intermediate levels.

Miss N. as she she is affectionately known to her students is a retired Ithaca City Schools music teacher and our piano instructor, specializing in the instruction of younger players. Teaching on a traditional acoustic piano here in our store, Miss N. makes the experience fun and instructive, with her kids eagerly wanting to spend time in lessons learning the next big thing!

Joe Salzano  is well-known in the region as a top level teacher and performer on the saxophone. Joe teaches all styles but is especially well regarded for his virtuosic skill and extensive background in jazz music. Joe teaches jazz and jazz improvisation on all wind, brass and keyboard instruments. Joe's teaching style includes ample duet and play-along time, as well as performance with interactive rhythm section accompaniments.