Our Teachers

Our Teachers at the Bel Air Arts Academy

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Jasmine LaChae’

Hello! My name is Jasmine Mays-Robinson, and I am the founder and primary instructor for Music For Me. I started teaching in-home lessons as my first job after receiving my undergraduate degree in music from the University of Maryland. Since then, I have taught music in classrooms, in-studio, in groups, at summer camps, and the list goes on and on! In-home lessons develop a special kind of relationship between teacher and family that is not easy to reproduce in a studio setting. I am so excited to be back to in-home lessons, and I can’t wait to work with you!

  • BM- Music Performance, University of Maryland
  • MM- Music Performance, The Catholic University of America
  • Music Teacher National Association Member
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing Member

Greg Wimmer

Greg is a life-long musician, starting on piano at a young age and progressing to saxophone, guitar, bass and drums; however, the guitar is his primary focus. Over the years, he has taught in a formal music school setting, taught private lessons, and played in bands, but his passion is teaching music to others. Greg teaches different forms of guitar (electric, acoustic, bass) and has done so since 2013. His students range in age from elementary school-age children to adults. Greg believes in establishing the basics of the instrument first and then allowing the students to learn styles and songs they prefer. He wants to make learning the instrument fun, while taking away the intimidation of doing so. Greg loves seeing his students reach their full musical potential on guitar and motivates them to not only play songs they like, but to be creative on the instrument as well.
Greg has a BS Degree in Corporate Communications from University of Baltimore and an Audio Engineering Certification from Sheffield Institute of the Recording Arts.
Guitar teacher
Voice teacher, Piano teacher

Liz DeVito

Elizabeth DeVito is an enthusiastic voice teacher who believes that anyone can learn to sing. She graduated from the Sunderman Conservatory at Gettysburg College with a B. M. in Voice Performance, where she studied as a soprano with Professor Matthew Osifchin. In 2017 she studied and performed in Vienna, Austria under the guidance of soprano Donna Robin. Elizabeth has sung as a featured soloist with choirs and orchestras, and placed as the semifinalist in her division of NATS in 2018 and 2015. In musical productions, she has performed as Adina in L’elisir d’amor, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Just Jeanette in Too Many Sopranos, Miss Pinkerton in The Old Maid and the Theif, and Dater #3, #41, and #50 in Speed Dating Tonight!. Elizabeth has also enjoyed performing solo recitals, performing works ranging from baroque arias to world premieres. She believes that all singers can benefit from a strong classical foundation, whether they want to sing classical, musical theater, pop, or jazz.

Chris Defeo

For over 30 years Chris Defeo has made a passion for music and guitar a daily practice. Influenced early in life by different genres, that led him to focus on finger-style rhythm, complex chord extensions, chord melodies and progressions. Chris writes, performs, and records original music that can be heard on all streaming platforms. He routinely performs locally and enjoys musical camaraderie with other people. When teaching, Chris works to educate through music the student is motivated by while expanding their musical abilities and knowledge. Chris can also play the piano, ukulele and bass guitar. One day he would like to learn to play the harp and drums.

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