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Skylark Music School (formerly Kathleen's Piano and Voice) was founded by Kathleen Jasinskas in 2014. We are family owned and operated, and serve students throughout the Triangle!

Our mission is to create a loving, supportive environment for musical study, where our students are free to express themselves, while gaining musical literacy skills that will serve them for years to come. 

We are proud of our excellent teaching staff, all of whom have advanced degrees in their chosen musical field, and unique teaching styles and musical perspectives. We truly believe there is a great teacher for every type of student here, and hope you will enjoy being a part of this community. 

Kathleen Jasinskas, Owner

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Kathleen Jasinskas

Piano & Voice

Kathleen Jasinskas is an active classical singer, graduate of The Juilliard School, and the owner of Skylark Music School. Her teaching philosophy revolves around creating individual lesson plans to suit each student's needs and interests. She is especially gifted with young children, and has been honored to teach several students who have gone on to become prodigious high-school and college musicians.  

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Gillian Fields

Piano & Voice

Gillian earned her BM in Vocal Performance from Meredith College, and went on to complete a MM from the Hartt School of Music at UCONN. In addition to a robust singing career, she also has extensive experience as a classical pianist and accompanist. Gillian guides her students to have a solid technical foundation, but more importantly, she develops her students ability to find meaning behind their music.  When she's not at Skylark Music School, she can be found at United Church of Chapel Hill, as the Youth Choir Assistant.

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Peter Constantinou

Piano

Peter Constantinou is a classically trained pianist who began studying music when he was 8 years old.  He grew up on the coast of North Carolina, and earned a BA in Photography and Media Arts and a minor in music at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. Peter enjoys arranging music for the piano as well as creating improvisational pieces in the classical style. He believes that music lessons should be about fostering self confidence, and learning to use the piano as a creative tool for self expression.

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Stacy Paper

Piano and Voice

Stacy Paper has been playing piano since Kindergarten when she was given the choice of private lessons or gym class. She had no interest in sweating, so opted for music lessons. She fell in love hard and realized that music was an amazing way to express herself. In high school she began exploring vocal training, going on to eventually leave for college as a Musical Theatre major, which eventually became a Theatre Education degree. While in college she had the opportunity to perform in multiple honor choirs, in professional theatres within the Midwest and was awarded a National American College of Theatre award as an Outstanding Musical Theatre performer. She has been teaching piano and voice for over a decade and loves seeing her students grow as musicians and humans. 

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Stephen Armstrong

Piano

Stephen Armstrong is a pianist, organist, and choir director from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He holds a master's degree in piano performance from Michigan State University and a doctorate in music history from the Eastman School of Music. Stephen recently moved to the Triangle in search of sunshine, and he now serves as the interim Minister of Music at Trinity United Methodist Church in Durham, NC. He has taught and performed professionally since his late teens. Stephen is passionate about helping students connect music's structure with its emotional sweep, and he emphasizes improvisational skills alongside traditional literacy and technical development.

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Lauren Burke

Piano & Voice

Lauren is a classically trained singer with a major in vocal performance from UNC-Chapel Hill.  In addition to teaching voice and beginning piano, she teaches music and Spanish classes to young children, and is the mom to two daughters.  She has performed with local bands representing a diverse range of sounds from Country to Cumbia.  She loves helping students progress musically and find joy and confidence in their growing abilities.

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Arianne Smith

Piano & Voice

Arianne is new to the Triangle, having taught Middle School Chorus in the Virginia Public School system for 13 years. She has also taught private voice and piano lessons for the past 17 years, and has directed and accompanied many choirs throughout her career. Arianne is excited to meet new students and help them find their "voice" in music. 

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Anthony Roncolato

Piano & Voice

Anthony is a classically trained pianist and vocalist from Emmaus, Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Penn State University in 2019 and taught elementary school music and private piano and voice lessons in Colorado over the past two years. He is new to the Triangle, and draws from his skills as a multi-instrumentalist (accordion, electronics, and trombone to name a few) to help students pave their own musical path. Above all, he loves to see his students thrive when they are given the support and encouragement they need to succeed.