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To provide opportunities for students to continue to grow in their musical skills during these unprecedented times, JAM is offering online courses and training on-going. These courses will occur interactively over live video-lessons and upon registration JAM will inform the students and parents of the appropriate details to get it set up. Please review the policies below while considering this option. Pricing details can be found on the Enrollment page.

Attendance Policy: Students are required to show up ONLINE for every lesson. It is the responsibility of the student to be on time. If you are late, we can only give you the remaining time in your lesson. Therefore please be on time.

Cancelation Policies: If you have to cancel a lesson, we require a 48 hour notice. Cancellations must be made by telephone and not by email. You can leave a message at any time, day or night to leave a cancellation notice.

If circumstances do not allow you to call and cancel until the actual day of your lesson, we appreciate it if you would let us know of your absence by calling the JAM cell phone. If you miss a lesson for any reason, makeups will not automatically be given. If you would like a makeup lesson, you may ask if there are any student cancellations that month in which case we would be happy to give you a lesson during that open time slot. If JAM is forced to cancel a lesson due to illness, Traveling or performance, you will be given a credit towards the next month’s tuition. 


Please do not cancel a lesson because you think you have not practiced enough that week. If for some reason you were away from your piano and could not practice at all, you should still attend your online lesson. There is always something new to learn!

Payment Policy: During the first lesson of each month, the student is requested to pay for that full month’s tuition in advance. If payment is not received before the 3rd lesson of the month, instruction will cease until payment is made. We really appreciate when you make your payment at the beginning of each month. These fees reserve your weekly time slot in our calendar each month.

Payment may be made by check payable to JAM at 8531 Raven Ridge Dr. NE 87113


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  Danny Winters  
  Esther Moses Bergh  

Band for grades 4 and 5 will work towards building a band of young instrumentalists to not only practice mastering their own instruments and learn music reading, but also learn to listen and work with those around them to create a beautiful sound. 

Mid- High School Band will work on overall technique of band ensemble functionality as well as individual skill improvement in their instrument. This band will be given more challenging and engaging material while spending more time on drawing out the best of each member of the band.


Danny Winters is an educator with a passion to serve his community. Currently pursing a bachelors in fine arts, Danny has achieved many goals such as serving the community by owning his own business  teaching guitar“ Danny's Guitar Studio” and playing professionally for over 35 years. He has worked with talented musicians that play on the Worship team at Calvary of Albuquerque as well as groups like Saxy, Westwind, Brushfire, Brahma, Antonio Lorenzo , Sparxs and many others.

Danny teaches guitar for a living to encourage students to succeed in pursuing their dreams not only in performing the instrument but by engaging the disciplines to attain their goals. Danny also works as a local musician doing weddings and performs regularly to stay tangible in live applications. Danny recently won the “King of the Blues” guitar contest for the state of  New Mexico.

A native of Albuquerque, Esther Moses Bergh, Mezzo/Soprano, has recently returned to New Mexico from the Pacific Northwest, where she was part of the statewide outreach, chorus roster and concert soloist with the Portland Opera for more than a decade.

A licensed music educator, Esther holds performance & music education degrees from the University of New Mexico and received her Master of Music from the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at the University of Cincinnati.

Esther enjoys working with children, particularly in musical pursuits.  She has a background in piano and violin and was part of Albuquerque Youth Orchestra and the All-State Symphony as a young violinist.  She volunteers in the education and music ministries at her local church. She and her Minnesotan carpentry husband have two children, ages 3 and 6.

Patsie Potvin


Brenna Berera 

Band Director

Patsie Potvin holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Nevada Las Vegas and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. She has studied Piano from the age of 4, also studied Guitar, Alto Clarinet,  Flute, Violin and Cello. 

After moving to Albuquerque she has played instruments and served in churches. Currently she plays violin with the Hoffmantown Church Orchestra. Patsie lives in Albuquerque with her husband Gary. She is a volunteer at the Albuquerque Botanical Garden, giving tours of the Japanese garden and sometimes plays Ukulele for children’s story time.







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Brenna Barrera graduated with her bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music Education from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. She recently moved to the Albuquerque area to continue her education by pursuing a master's degree in flute performance at the University of New Mexico.


She received a scholarship to demonstrate leadership roles in University ensembles such as wind ensemble and wind symphony. Brenna has taught private lessons to many flute students ages 10-17 and completed her student teaching experience working with 5th through 8th grade band classes at Raceland Middle School in Raceland, Louisiana. Last summer, she attended "William Bennett Summer Flute Academy" in Tennessee where she played in a masterclasses for William Bennett and Lisa Wolynec. She also attended "The Informed Flutist" orchestral excerpt class at the University of Houston with Aralee Dorough, principal flustist of the Houston Symphony.


She is currently studying under Professor Valerie Potter, flute professor at UNM and principal flutist of the New Mexico Symphony. Brenna is overjoyed to meet students who are eager to learn music through the Janow Academy of Music.



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Fall 2019 After School Music

Fall 2019 After School Music

September 3rd, 2019

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December 3rd, 2019

          6:30pm  |  Hope Christian High            

HCS Christmas Concert


HCS Grade 4-5 Piano 

Postponed until after COVID-19

Grade 4-6 Violin/Strings

Mondays and Tuesdays

Grade 3-6 Vocals 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Grade 3-6 Guitar 

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  Camille Tierney  

Grade 6-12 Piano 

Tuesdays and Thursdays


Camille holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MM from New England Conservatory of Music, both in vocal performance. She has performed in opera and concert works throughout the United States, appearing with the Phoenix Symphony, the Santa Fe Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera National Company and the Tanglewood Music Center among others. Her favorite operatic roles include Norina in Don Pasquale, the title role in The Ballad of Baby Doe, and Cherubino in The


Marriage of Figaro. For the past 14 years, she has taught voice lessons from her private studio in Arizona, Oregon and now New Mexico. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Camille and her family recently relocated to Albuquerque pursuing opportunities for her scientist husband.

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Private Violin Available

Wayne Hofeldt grew up in Southern California and started violin at the age of eight. He has played in orchestras from elementary, through high school and with different College Orchestras for several years. Wayne has achieved many awards from the Music Teachers’ Association of California, and holds a graduate degree from Sherwood School of Music. He enjoys performing violin solos with piano accompanists, and teaching violin part time, which he has done for over twenty-five years. He has played in several Church Orchestras, performing “Handel’s Messiah”, and also served as Concertmaster in the Hi Desert Symphony for two years under the direction of Thomas Mancini.

Wayne has performed scheduled violin solos for the “Arts in Medicine” Program at the University of  New Mexico Hospital. The program provides music and art projects for patients, their families, and medical professionals during the Fall and Spring concert seasons.


Currently Wayne performs with the Hoffmantown Church Orchestra, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Sundays and in several concerts throughout the year, under the direction of David Hopkins.

Patsie Potvin holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Nevada Las Vegas and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. She has studied Piano from the age of 4, also studied Guitar, Alto Clarinet,  Flute, Violin and Cello. 

After moving to Albuquerque she has played instruments and served in churches. Currently she plays violin with the Hoffmantown Church Orchestra. Patsie lives in Albuquerque with her husband Gary. She is a volunteer at the Albuquerque Botanical Garden, giving tours of the Japanese garden and sometimes plays Ukulele for children’s story time.

 Vocal Technique + Performance   

Vocal Technique and Performance teach the basics of choral experience. Students will learn how to vocally blend with those around them, the basics of music theory and reading music, as well as begin engaging with basics of vocal and choral technique.


Mid- High School Vocal Ensemble will build upon the basics of choral technique by putting together more dynamic sets of music, learning to engage with more complex sight reading, and working with their peers and director to find a unified sound as a full choir. There will be much deeper focus on tonal specifics, vowel shaping, and deeper understanding of music theory.   

Mid-High School Guitar class focuses in more into the detailed work of classical guitar. The art of diving deep into dynamic fret work as well as sheet music reading and music theory will be a great focus for these students. 

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Our Violin class enjoys beginning to intermediate instruction on the orchestra's most featured instrument. The class includes instruction book with basics on violin care, music theory, exercises and melodies.


Students will provide their own instruments. Progress, as with all music classes, will be achieved through in class participation and daily practice at home.  Violin is one of the most popular instruments in music education.

Guitar works on learning the basics of sheet music reading, and basic chord formation on the guitar. Once chord progressions are formed and skills are growing the students will learn techniques of strumming and plucking with rhythm basics. This course is a combination of learning the instrument both classical guitar and acoustic guitar. 

  The Janow's 
Founder’s Notes 

We offer music instruction in Piano, Band, Choir, Guitar and Strings in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Included in each workshop and one-on-one lesson is the study of “Music Theory”. 


Any student from any school is welcome to enroll and participate in any of the workshops offered. Some workshops are geared towards a certain age group.  However, students at all skill levels may be accommodated through private lessons.


The option of our one-on-one lessons is a great way to get the undivided attention of our world-class instructors. If private lessons are appealing to you, we welcome you to reach out. 


We enjoy spreading the joy and beauty of music in the world, and cannot wait for you to be a part of it. 

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The Annual JAM Concert

    March 22nd,  2024
      6:30pm  |  Hoffmantown Church

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