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Meet The Founders

CMC's Mission

Clayton Hoener

Co-Founder, Violin 


Awarded 2013 MA ASTA Studio Teacher of the Year, Clayton Hoener has been instructing students of all ages and levels professionally for over thirty years.  His comprehensive approach focuses on the complete musician as regards to intrumental technique, interpretation...

Lisa Lederer

Co-Founder, Suzuki Violin


Lisa Lederer has guided hundreds of violin students in their discovery of their own special talents for almost a quarter century. She  believes in nurturing the joy and passion of music making, while developing technical skills, confidence and ease of playing. An exponent of the Suzuki Method...

Shizue Sano Co-Founder,

Piano, Theory & Accompanist

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Internationally renowned pianist, Shizue Sano, draws on her vast experience in solo, chamber music and orchestral performances to nurture a love of music and to develop technical prowess in her students. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from the Toho Gakuen School of Music...

Jonathan Cohler,

Co-Founder, Clarinet


Jonathan Cohler is recognized worldwide as “an absolute master of the clarinet” (Clarinet Magazine). He and multiple-award-winning Lithuanian pianist Rasa Vitkauskaite form today’s leading clarinet-piano duo, featured on his three latest CDs: American Tribute,  ....

Debbie Yardley Beers

Co-Founder, Piano and Theory


Deborah Yardley Beers has performed as piano soloist with the Atlanta Symphony, the Denver Symphony, and three other symphony orchestras. She has also performed live on WGBH radio as well as in solo and chamber recitals in this country and abroad. A semifinalist in the Ima Hogg...

To teach excellence in music making to the entire Cambridge community and beyond.

CMC's mission

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