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Owner/Piano Instructor

Joe Kenney

Joe Kenney is the owner/lead piano instructor at The Studio. He graduated with honors from West Chester University in 2013 (B.M. Piano Performance). Kenney has 9+ years of teaching experience, and teaches all ages and levels. Also a concert pianist and recording artist, Joe loves helping kids reach their fullest potential musically, in a fun and welcoming learning environment.

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Violin/Viola/Oboe Instructor

Amanda Bewley


Amanda Bewley received her B.M. in violin performance from West Chester University. She is passionate about providing high-quality education to young learners. She has helped dozens of students create and achieve their musical goals. Amanda studied violin pedagogy at the Juilliard Starling-Delay Symposium and studied the Suzuki method in the Every Child Can! course. She enjoys sharing music locally and performs with the Divine Hand Ensemble, theater groups, and orchestras. Amanda teaches violinists and violists of all levels and beginner oboe students.

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Saxophone/Guitar Instructor

Eddie Meyer

Eddie Meyer is a multi-instrumentalist, session musician, and instructor based out of the Philadelphia area. Known as a talented saxophone and guitar player, he has played with many of the rock n roll, blues, jam, and funk bands in the region, making a name for himself as a highly sought after sideman. He has led a few of his own projects, including rock duo Saint Phoenix, jam band Quarrydog, and Americana duo Rolling Doubles. Despite deep roots in the blues, no genre truly defines the range of Eddie's artistic interests. He has done studio work for groups in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware Tri-State area, and is a founder of the "Jamz Music and Arts Festival", an annual summer fest in Chester County. In 2018, Eddie released a four song EP with Mechanizer Studios of Malvern, PA. Eddie has big plans for 2019, including recording more solo material, working on new full band projects, touring, and imparting his talents and wisdom as an instructor to a growing roster of students!

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Piano Instructor

Bess Zahradnik

Bess Zahradnik iss a certified music teacher in the state of PA, and currently works as a substitute teacher in the Phoenixville and Owen J. Roberts school districts. She has been playing piano since the age of 10, and has a passion for teaching students of all ages. In addition to the piano, she is a lover of choir, band, (and more recently orchestra,) and musical theater, and has her Bachelor’s degree in Choral Music Education from the University of Valley Forge. She currently resides in Phoenixville. 

NEW Release Alert: 

Coming off the highly successful release of Forth in October 2020, Joe Kenney has released the first two singles off his newest collection of solo piano improvisations. Listen to the latest single to drop, Reflection, No.1: Overcome 

Joe Kenney wins a Bronze Medal at Global Music Awards for new album, Forth. 

The Global Music Awards, highly respected for their esteemed panel of judges and for reviewing submissions from across the world, selected Forth as a Bronze Medal Winner for its merit as an album release.

Forth receiving airplay on 85+ radio stations in US and Canada

The fourth studio album from Joe Kenney has been featured on hip-hop shows, jazz shows, and more; a big win for the crossover album and its bid to reach widespread listeners across multiple genres. 

Forth Debuts in Top 300 on CRC report; Several Stations report album in top 5 of rotation to NACC 

Highly anticipated for the masterful blending genres, the features of six highly decorated Philadelphia-area vocalists, and the leveraging of multiple musical markets, Forth has had impressive results on the airwaves since the Oct. 23 Release. The album debuted in the top 300 in the Community/College Radio Charts, and several stations reporting to the North American College and Community Radio Charts have listed Forth in the top 5 of their rotation. 

All's Not Lost (feat. Laura Lizcano) releases with glowing review from The Key/WXPN.

All's Not Lost, The soulful and jazzy release co-written with Philadelphia vocalist/lyricist Laura Lizcano, debuted with a warm write-up by The Key's Melannie Jay: "All's Not Lost" truly succeeds as a collaboration between a gifted instrumentalist and vocalist." Read the full feature here.

NeonMusic (UK) Premieres Another Side

Another Side (Feat. Joy Ike) was premiered with a glowing review by NeonMusic. "The song is emotive but also spiritually uplifting, as it makes you look at your own life with fresh eyes. The lyrics shine through the musical styles, which are seamlessly stitched together." Check the full review here.

Another Side selected as "XPN Philly Local Pick of the Day"

On-Air personality Helen Leicht selected the new release from the upcoming album as the "Local Pick of the Day" on Friday, 5/22.