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Orchestral Lessons

Jenna DeLude
Violin, Viola & Fiddle

Jenna is a native of Colorado Springs, CO. As a member of a military family she has had the privilege to live in San Vito, Italy as well as the Boston, Massachusetts area gathering many musical influences. Jenna has played violin for 20 years. While living in Colorado Springs she performed with the Young Concert Artists and took lessons with Rebecca Lee, Principal Second Violinist of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. She also had the opportunity to perform in the pit of the Pulpit Rock Churches production of Fiddler on the Roof. She graduated from Denison University, in Granville, OH. in 2007 with a B.A. in Music and continued her musical education at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, where she graduated with a M.M. in Musicology, with a focus in Ethnomusicology. At both institutions she performed with the university orchestras. At Denison University, Jenna also performed with the university bluegrass ensemble gaining advanced fiddling skills and techniques from Andrew Carlson, Georgia State Champion Fiddler and 2000 Ohio Grand Champion Fiddler. With the ensemble she also had the opportunity to perform at the Midland Theatre in Newark, OH, opening for the 2005 International Bluegrass Music Awards Entertainer of the Year “Cherryholmes”. She also traveled to Dahlonega, GA. with the ensemble for a bluegrass music presentation at North Georgia College & State University. At both Denison and University of Tennessee, Knoxville Jenna studied extensively in music theory, ear training, music composition & music history.


Ryan Foley
Violin & Viola


Violinist and violist Ryan Foley developed his unique method of teaching through 15 years of experience and three college degrees in music. This method consists of a slow and fundamentally sound introduction for beginners, and rigorous and thorough lessons for intermediate and advanced players. Ryan’s method can be applied to a serious approach toward excellence, or fun, lower-stakes goals. It can also work for a combination of the two!

A violinist since age 4, Ryan has performed violin and viola at a professional level in 4 countries and two continents, and from coast to coast in the US. A graduate of SUNY-Purchase Conservatory of Music, Ryan also holds Master of Music Degrees from CU-Boulder and Colorado State University, where he performed with the Graduate Chamber Ensemble and served as Concertmaster for the University Symphony.

Ryan has won auditions for New York Youth Symphony as well as professional symphonies such as the Fort Collins Symphony and the Cheyenne Symphony. He has also performed with ensembles such as the Steamboat Springs Philharmonic, the Arapahoe Philharmonic, Boulder Symphony, Westchester Symphony, and Estes Park Chamber Singers.

Raised in Stony Brook, NY, Ryan began studying the violin with the Suzuki method. After working to an intermediate level, he continued his studies at age 13 with Linda Sinanian at Stony Brook University, and chamber music studies with the Stony Brook University Pre-College Program. After 8 years in Colorado, he moved back east and now lives in Cromwell, CT, with his wife, Brooke, and their husky, Honey.


James Queiros
Violin, Viola, Cello & Double Bass

James Queiros has his degree in Music Education from the Hartt School of Music. At Hartt, he has studied closely with renowned bassist Robert Black and education expert Dr. Joshua Russell. James is able to teach all generas of music including classical, jazz, folk and popular music. He is the co-founder of the Mikey’s Place Summerfest, an annual concert of young local musicians with all proceeds going to benefit the Mikey’s Place handicap accessible playground in Wethersfield.


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Monday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed
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Your place for music lessons and supplies in Middletown. Middlesex Music Academy is a non-corporate locally owned business. As a member of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce we strive to support local businesses and build the community as a whole.