About Musically Inclined Music Lessons

Musically Inclined Music Lessons is an in-home music lesson serving Garnet Valley and the surrounding areas. With lessons tailored to each student's needs and ability, MIML’s goal is to provide a fun, enjoyable, and meaningful musical experience in your home.

Musically Inclined Music Lessons is designed to teach our students to not only learn music but to also enjoy it. At MIML, students will learn basic music skills such as reading, counting, note identification and recognition. Our goal is to get our students playing as soon as possible in preparation for our recitals.

Recitals are a chance for our students to show what they've learned. Performing in front of people can help students' confidence which often translates to other areas of their lives. Recitals also give parents an opportunity to see their child perform and see the progress their child has made since first taking music lessons.


Musically Inclined Music Lesson Instructors

About Kenneth Frieson

Portrait of Kenneth Frieson

Ken Frieson is a piano player from Garnet Valley, PA. Growing up in Philadelphia, PA he learned to love music at an early age as he started taking classical piano lessons at the age of four. Ken has studied music at West Chester University and Eastern University and is very passionate about sharing his love for music. He has taught kindergarten through eighth grade music and directed the school choir at Antonia Pantoja Charter School. He has also taught private piano lessons for 8 years at Gibson’s School of Music and Arts in Philadelphia and Leading Tone Lessons in King of Prussia.

Currently serving as Worship Pastor at Master Builders Church, Ken plays a variety of Christian music ranging from contemporary to gospel styles. During his 10+ years there Ken has played in countless church services, coached the worship band, and run choir rehearsals.

Musically Inclined Music Lessons is the next step in Ken's already experienced musical career. Students from across the Delaware County choose MIML because of the quality of lessons that can only come from a practicing musician, as well as the individualized attention Ken brings to each lesson.

About Tatyana Rashkovsky-Smolen

Tatyana Rashkovsky-Smolen

Tatyana Rashkovsky-Smolen, mezzo-soprano, was born in Moscow Russia, where she received her Bachelor of Music Degree at the Musical College of Moscow State Conservatory. She came to the United States where she joined Advanced Studies Program at the University of Southern California. After a successful audition for the Los Angeles Music Center Opera she joined the company in the role of Die Vertraute in Strauss's Electra opposite Leonie Rysanek condacted by Randall Behr. Other highlights of her career have included performing the roles of Enrichetta in I Puritani with Placido Domingo as a conductor Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus Maddalena and Giovanna in Rigoletto 3rd Lady in Magic Flute Teresa in La Sonnambula and Mrs. Herring in Albert Herring with opera companies of San Jose Santa Barbara Grand Opera New Jersy Verismo Opera Opera Company of Philadelphia. Mrs. Rashkovsky orchestral and oratorio engagements include Alto Soloist in Mahler's Symphony no2, Handel's Messiah and Mozart C Minor Mass. Her resent engagements include performance and recording of Sorceress in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas opposite Julianne Baird and Alto Soloist in Verdi's Requiem with Vox Ama Deus.

Tatyana collaborates with Fine Art Piano Company and has performed a numerous times in concerts promoting chamber vocal music.

Tatyana is also a member of the Zingaresca quartet, with whom she performs gipsy music from around the world.

She is currently on the faculty of St. Davids Episcopal Day School as a music teacher and Right Steps Pre- school. Tatyana is a director of youth choir for Beth Chaim Reform Congregation in Malvern. Tatyana has an extensive private piano and vocal studio. She is teaching locally in Delaware County and also nation wide. She has previously taught in After School Music Program in the Philadelphia School, where she was teaching private voice and piano lessons, Opera Company of Philadelphia, where she was a Teaching Artist. In summer 2018 Tatyana had a privilege of being a Vocal Arts Mentor at URJ Creative Arts Academy inaugural year.

Education:

  • Musical College of Moscow Conservatory BM in Voice
  • Temple University MM in Opera Performance
  • University of the Arts, Orff Certification Level 1

About Annie Pulaski

Annie Pulaski

Annie Pulaski holds a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College, a master’s in violin performance from the University of Massachusetts, and a professional studies diploma from Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music. Her teachers have included William DePasquale and David Arben of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has performed with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia ballet and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. She has also performed numerous summers in Spoleto, Italy and Verbier Switzerland. Ms. Pulaski has been the director of The Conservatory and the string orchestras at The Haverford School where she is still teaching private violin lessons. She is a certified Suzuki violin instructor and has worked with many master teachers, including Linda Fiore and Ronda Cole. In 2009, she piloted a violin program for ESF Dream Camp at Girard College as well as a String Immersion program for Kindergarteners. She is also on the faculty of the Cunningham Music School and Calliope Music School in Ardmore.

About Maura Dwyer

Maura Dwyer is a freelance cellist and violinist in Philadelphia, PA. She holds both bachelors and masters degrees from Temple University, where she studied cello with Jeffrey Solow, and played in the symphony orchestra and chamber ensembles. She has performed throughout the Philadelphia area as a freelance musician for over 20 years. An avid crossover musician, Maura is as at home playing with a band or jamming around a campfire as she is on the symphony stage. For the last several years she has been performing, making albums, and touring throughout the US and Ireland with the Philadelphia-based John Byrne Band.

In addition to performing, Maura is also a dedicated music teacher. She has been teaching in the After School Music Program at The Philadelphia School for eight years. Since the pandemic began, Maura has been enjoying adapting music instruction to the online format and exploring new ways to connect with students to help them learn and enjoy music. Maura is grateful to join the team at Musically Inclined Music Lessons and looks forward to sharing her love of music with the next generation of young musicians.

About Alexi Paraschos

Alexi Paraschos

Alexi Paraschos is an award-winning singer and songwriter, who has been working as a professional musician for the last 12 years. Originally from the Boston area and graduating from Tufts University, Alexi has experience teachinig at a variety of levels. From private schools, to publiic, charter and every elementary age, to high school, to college, Alexi loves teaching and helping others find enjoyment through making music as well. He specializies in guitar, piano, and voice with a concentration on getting students to play their favorite songs by ear, and he tailors his lessons to his students' musical interests. He hopes to instill a sense of enjoyment and fulfillment in his students to help them gain a sense of confidence on their instrument, and finds that those positive relationships with students help them to stick with their instrument for a long time.