Business: Robin Gazzara Music Studio

Owner: Robin Gazzara, 25, of Hammonton

Location: 112 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, above Antique Marketplace

Started: 2012

Employees: Owner operated, with two contract teachers

Phone: 609-412-3527

Robin Gazzara Music Studio gives music lessons, private lessons in piano, guitar and vocal music.

We're going to put together workshops as well in songwriting and music theory.

We also offer recording services. We're next to a recording studio.

Robin Gazzara Music Studio has two recitals a year. They include piano, guitar and vocal performances. For example, last year we had our holiday recital at the Eagle Theatre in town. We try to make it a community event.

We offer lessons from age 5 for piano and guitar all the way up to adult. I have students up to 65 years old.

I try to go a classical route with them, but every student has a particular goal. Some want to play in a band, others want to become a classical pianist.

Vocal we typically start at a later age, perhaps 7 or 8 years.

Our guitar teacher is Dave Parkhurst, of Hammonton, who has studied and taught everything from rock to gospel music.

Our vocal teacher is Charlie Paul, also of Hammonton, a graduate of Rowan University. He was the Hammonton Chorus director for 26 years.

I teach piano. I studied classical music and toured nationally with two bands for four years.

I'm also a singer/songwriter, with 17 years of piano experience and 10 years of guitar experience.

We offer half hour and hour lessons, and songwriting and recording packages. Lesson pricing and packages are described on our website,

Entry: When I was done with touring, I started teaching a couple of students. I wanted a place for people to develop passion for music because I never had.

Future plans: We're holding a grand reopening after adding a new room to the studio from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Business Editor Kevin Post