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Music Elements offers Master Classes, Summer Camps and Music Lessions in  piano, drums, guitar, voice, strings, brass, ukulele and bass. Our lessons are in-person and virtual. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, our instructors  will teach you at a pace that's right for you. Plain and simple…students have fun at our school! Let our reviews speak for us! Come join us to discover or rediscover the joys of music!

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Instructors: Dylan Jack  | Bill Lauzon | Juan Sebastián Sanchez

Dylan Jack

Dylan Jack
"There’s a raw and honest spirit and a highly refined sense of detail in the music of Dylan Jack, a gifted drummer and composer hailing from the North Shore of Massachusetts. There’s also a roiling spontaneity and brilliant clarity in the sound of his quartet...” – David Adler

Dylan Jack is a percussionist and composer participating in multiple genres within the Boston music scene. As a performer, Jack divides his attention between playing as a sideman with some of the city’s top improvisors including Charlie Kohlhase, Jeb Bishop, Bill Lowe, Eric Hofbauer, etc and leading his main creative outlet, the Dylan Jack Quartet. Dylan Jack

In 2016 Jack started the Dylan Jack Quartet, an ensemble focusing on original music. Combining intricately composed segments that utilize odd meters and phrasing with free improvisations, the music is described as “… bristling with rhythmic intelligence and rich in dynamic contrast and ebb and flow. (David Adler)” In September of 2017, they released their first album, Diagrams, which received favorable reviews from the jazz press. In June of 2020, they released their second record The Tale of the Twelve-Foot Man in on the Creative Nation Music label. Jack also co-leads the duo Hofbauer-Jack with premier Boston guitarist, Eric Hofbauer.

As an educator, Jack teaches percussion extensively to students of all ages and abilities. He is also involved in academia as a professor of the History of Jazz at Emerson College in Boston, MA. In 2013 he authored and self-published a drum-set method book, Meters and Accents, in collaboration with Marv Dahlgren (co-author of 4-Way Coordination). The material focuses on polyrhythmic and polymetric rhythms utilizing accents and all four limbs to create multiple layers to be used in any style of drumming. An aesthetic which can be heard in Jack’s original music and improvisations. Jack received his Bachelors degree in Percussion Performance from the McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and holds a Masters of Music in Modern American Music from the Longy School of Music of Bard College. For more information on performances, music, etc, visit


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Caedmon wouldn’t have this passion and drive without you and your school. We are so thankful for how you, Dylan and John poured into him over the years. We look forward to many more years to come. ~ Ryan

Bill Lauzon

Bill has beenBill Lauzon  playing drums professionally in the Boston area for over 40 years. He started drum lessons at 8 years old and began playing professionally at age 18 at restaurants, clubs, shows, and hotels. He recently finished a 14 year engagement with the Jambalaya Jazz Band which was led by Jim Kilroy. The jazz band featured horn players Mel Deveaux (Berklee College, Army Band), Paul Monet, Craig Ball (White Heat Swing Orchestra), Jeff Stout (Berklee professor, Buddy Rich Big Band), Mike Peipman, and Neil Flewelling. He studied drums with Donn Carr (Berklee College, owner of the Donn Carr Drum studio), and taught at Donn's studio with a full schedule of 40 students per week. He also attends master drum classes with Dave Weckl, Steve Smith, Pat Petrillo, and Horacio Hernandez. Bill enjoys teaching students of all ages and level of ability. His goal is for students to have fun while learning the fundamentals of becoming a solid, well-rounded drummer.

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Juan Sebastián Sanchez

Originally from Manizales, Colombia, Juan Sebastián began his musical studies at the age of 16 in the Symphonic Band of the Redemptorist College of Manizales and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Caldas, Colombia. Juan Sebastián was selected as a percussionist of YOA (Orchestra of the Americas) seasons 2018 and 2019 Touring Ukraine, Poland, Scotland and Germany in 2018 and Mexico in 2019. He was one of the 6 Percussionists selected to attend the 2017 PULSE International Percussion Convention in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, as the only percussionist from South America. Member of the Young Philharmonic of Colombia Seasons 2015-2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Tours in Switzerland, Germany and Austria under the baton of Maestro Andrés Orozco Estrada in 2017 and 2019 stands out. Selected as a Scholar Percussionist at the XIII Cartagena International Music Festival CFIM 2019. Selected as Percussionist at the Campos Do Jordao Winter Festival, in Sao Paulo, Brazil 2018. Winner of the Youth Music Exchange International Soloist Percussion Competition, where he performed as a soloist at the UTT National Academy of the Performing Arts, Port of Spain 2017. Winner of a place as Timbalist at Kunmnig International Philharmonic, China 2018. Percussionist of the Municipal Band of Manizales since 2015-2019 Winner of the Young Soloists Contest Caldas Symphony Orchestra 2018 Winner of the Call Stimuli of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, Internship with the Young Federal Band of the Valencian Community, Spain 2019. Juan Sebastian won the temporary percussionist position with the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá 2019-2020. He was Winner of the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation Tuition Scholarship Assistance 2020, 2021, 2022 And he has received the “Outstanding Percussionist Award” given by the Berklee College of Music Percussion Faculty Department Spring 2022 Semester. He has performed in a variety of world known music halls such as Elb Philharmonie, Hamburg. Konzerthaus, Berlín. Kiev Opera house, Ukraine. The Usher Hall, Edinburgh. Palacio de Bellas Artes, México. Among others. He has recieved classes with Benjamin Forster (Berlín Philharmonic), Martin Grubinger, Katarzyna Mycka, Slavik Stakhov, Fernando Meza in Classical Percussion. Juan Sebastián is also a hand percussionist interested in world Percussion performance and he has performed with various well known artists of the Latin Music Industry such as Tony Succar, Andrés Cepeda, Daymé Arocena, Jorge Celedón, Silvestre Dangond among others and he is the Musical Director of Erika Ender’s band at the “gateway to greatness awards gala” in Washington D.C. He has received classes with Jerry Leake, Eguie Castrillo, Mike Ringquist, Joe Galeota, Marko Djordkevic, Mark Walker in World Percussion and Drumset performance. Juan Sebastian is currently studying World Percussion Performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston, United States and Working as Percussion Artist with the Austrian Multi-Percussionist Martin Grubinger and Red Bull Brand in Salzburg, Austria.

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