Drake Descant

Piano, Music Theory & Song Writing


I teach any style at any level, and tailor every lesson to the individual student, while focusing on proper technique, sight reading, and the overall knowledge of music. I also offer music theory lessons ranging from music fundamentals to advanced music theory including improvisation and composition. (Student can play any instrument for music theory lessons)

I've been teaching piano for about 20 years. I started formal lessons at a very early age, went though the Springfield Conservatory of Music and graduated from Holyoke Community College, receiving honors in music theory and composition.  

Rachel Vantassel

Piano & Music Theory


I have been teaching piano for over 19 years. Having taught a variety of different ages and levels I've learned to adjust my teaching styles to meet the individual's needs. I enjoy problem solving and thinking outside the box when a student has trouble with any musical concept. My goal is to help my students succeed at their goals, whether they plan to play in front of crowds or just for their family at holidays. In the past, I've helped students write their own music which is always rewarding.

As a substitute I am excited to give a new perspective while continuing the goals of the student and regular teacher.

Studio Hours
(By Appointment Only)
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Fridays: Scheduled Makeups
Sunday: Closed
Contact us
(413) 888-8748
1115 Main Street (Right Door)
Holyoke, MA 01040